White and white

Some things in life are wonderfully low maintenance, alas the colour „white“ is not one of them. Being the owner of a white coat, I had to learn it the hard way. That coat has seen a lot of dry cleaning and the next visit is way more certain than snow this christmas. But unfortunately, a white coat is just the tip of the iceberg. Think white jackets, white jeans, white shirts, white shoes (scratch shoes, those are just waiting for some action). Chances are high that you are an owner of at least one of those items in your wardrobe in that exact colour, dear reader, so you know exactly what I’m talking about: when you are living in a big city, your white wardrobe items are nothing but a blank canvas and you the helpless spectator. There is nothing you can do really. It’s not like you would wrap a big chunk of protective foil around you and call it a day. Well, maybe it crosses your mind and personally, I wouldn’t judge you for that kind of daydreaming. And don’t get me even started on the quality of the water and its long time effect on my beloved crisp white shirts. Let’s not even go there.

So, this all white look by TEXTILE Elizabeth and James, is pretty much the perfect fashion allegory of the pretty little game „I dare you“. And against all odds, I think that I want to play. Because even it seems like this post is the beginning of a bitter manifesto against everything clear and white, the truth is everything but. The truth is, I would buy this coat over and over again. Not only because its cut is just perfect, because it is. It just wouldn’t be the same in black or navy, even though my life would be a tad simpler and my wallet a tad happier. And what would we do without a crisp white shirt? A rhetorical question, right?

Image: Jason McDonald

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