March­ing or­ders

Strike up the band and book the world tour... just don’t for­get your jacket

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style News -

There are two sorts in life: guys in a band and guys who wish they were in a band. From the par­ties to the groupies, the perks of the ca­reer are clear. But for those not mu­si­cally gifted enough to be war­bling up on stage, there is an an­swer: The Tro­phy Jacket. Also known as sol­dier jack­ets and march­ing band jack­ets, these piped and bro­caded beau­ties have been loved by ev­ery rock and roll chanteur, from Pete Do­herty to Fred­die Mer­cury. Jack­ets like these need only mo­men­tar­ily grace one’s shoul­ders be­fore one be­comes part rock star, part bling­ing babe mag­net. The key to the look’s suc­cess is in keep­ing the rest of the en­sem­ble sim­ple—ei­ther black skin­nies or slouchy suit trousers and a shabby T-shirt. It’s time to let your jacket do the talk­ing, and lots of it.

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