Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yay or Nay?




Now let's play a little game of Yay or Nay.....

What do we think of this Funktional Paul Fold Front Shirt?

Months ago, I fell for its gray-striped cousin, but it sold out before the price could drop to Kristen-like levels. I snapped up the plaid version, which is even cooler, when one lone shirt popped back on Tobi.com.

Don't bother looking, it's sold out everywhere — and just when Lucky magazine plastered its photo in the January issue. That shows you just how far out magazine deadlines are — it's been gone for weeks. But I feel just a little bit — OK, a lot — smug that I found it way back when. Now everyone will be looking for it.

What I like: It's unlike anything else in my wardrobe. I have very few button-downs, let alone one this grunge-ish. The detailing is quite cool — the front appears to be tucked in, but it's really a sort of elastic hem. The back hangs like a shirt tail. I love the wrap-type treatment.

What I don't like: It's seriously oversized, which makes me feel self-conscious. Does it make me look heavier? The 90-pound models who wear this stuff always look even more waifish in oversized clothes. A normal-sized person could easily look dumpy.

6 comments:

S. said...

I don't think you look dumpy. You have really thin legs, and no one is going to see you in that outfit and think your top half is secretly heavy. If you wanted to roll up the sleeves a little, like the model, it'll show your arms are very small too.

Becky said...

If everyone's looking for this item, why not sell yours and use the money to get some more items that you love?

Mugdha said...

I think it looks fine, also. Definitely not dumpy. But if you want, I think a skinny belt could also add shape.

Jessi8a said...

I love it! and by no means could you look even 20 lbs heavier. I would like to see it with a dressier bottom like black slacks or black pencil skirt. Just to contrast the grunge look.

Desert Flower said...

I agree with S, roll up the sleeves a little. The long sleeve gives a bit of the "I'm wearing something too big for me" feel. I love it with the cargos and I'd also like to see it with a dressier bottom. I think this has some versatility!

Lady Cardigan said...

I don't love it, but I don't think it makes you look heavy. If anything, it gives you the waifish look.