Danier: update on the bag and a potential purchase

If you remember from my previous post I discovered a defect in my beloved Danier dove grey satchel.  Today I dropped by the Danier store to see if something can be done about it.
The SA was very nice, suggested to leave the bag so she can send it to the alterations team to see if it can be fixed (they are not available anymore). I hope they can fix it because I love that bag! 
Well, they also had 50% of all jackets sale today - and 50% of the latest price. Could I leave the store without checking if there is any treasure for me? Of course not - my iron will disappears when I enter the Danier store :-)
There were some jackets in nice colors - blush pink, pale lilac, pastel blue - but none of them vowed me with the fit and the leather was heavier than I like for the indoor jackets. I was almost ready to leave when my eye caught this one: Winona jacket. I tried on a black one (the same ElizabethP got some time ago) but the chemistry was not there...and then I saw that it also comes in grey so I tried it too.
For some reason the grey one spoke to me like the black one could not. M was too big and XS was a bit tight in the sleeves but they did not have S. 
Well, long story short - SA is ordering the grey one for me in S. The 50% sale ends today so I thought - why not? It is lightweight, very soft leather and it is long enough for me! I like this grey color too although grey is not my best neutral. This is the only hesitation I have  - will it work in my closet and be JFE for me color-wise. On the other hand the dark grey Trouve long gilet was a brilliant addition for me so there may be a redemption for grey color yet?
Just in case you want to see what should it work with:
- my cold weather capsule;
- my all-season capsule  which also need to work with this jacket.

So please put me straight - do you see this as a good addition for me? I think my frugal part (whatever is still left of it) requires some enabling here :-)

PS: still cannot add finds from Danier - arrggh! :-(

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  • Elizabeth P replied 8 years ago

    Oh, yay!  I love a good Danier story :).  I think it's really hard to say how it will work until it's in your grubby little hands, and you get a chance to play (grey's can be so hard to match) and style, but it definitely has potential!  I love how this jacket feels... the stretchy panels really make it sleek.

    Can't wait to see it in action!

    Oh, and fingers crossed on the bag repair...

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    Elizabeth, it is so interesting that I admired the black jacket on you but it does nothing for me...weird, right? But then you wear a lot of black and I am pretty reserved with it.
    Yes, the stretchy sleeve panels are genius, makes the lather jacket more comfortable while the sleeves are fitted.

  • deb replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful jacket!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Oh, I love the shape of this jacket. And I am also filled with admiration for the way you have managed to photograph all your custom finds. I am still waffling on that job -- I have no neutral wall against which to exhibit them! 

    But back to you -- the jacket is a dream. I hope it works. As Elizabeth says, it is hard to say until you actually get it in hand, but it was worth trying. 

    I do hope they can fix your bag!

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    Glad they were so eager to help and I hope the bag can be repaired. Will be happy to see your new finds on!

  • Maneera replied 8 years ago

    This jacket is absolutely gorgeous! I love the drape and I absolutely love the color! I think it's a unique piece so you should definitely try it with some of your clothes before you decide whether or not it's a good piece for your wardrobe.

    So glad to hear that Danier offered to fix your bag. Or you'd be forced to not like them as much as you actually like them ( it's a vibe I get from your conversation)

  • jackiec replied 8 years ago

    Oh boy I just love that jacket. I think it really could work! Especially since it drapes open, and you can see whatever colour you have on inside. Now I have Danier-envy. I agree, it's so hard to resist when you are in there! That's why I stay away when I'm trying hard not to spend ;)

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    From the photos, it looks like the grey jacket will work with most items in your wardrobe, depending on how the collars work together and the proportions. The jacket looks almost a metallic grey. I really love the color and shape. I hope your bag can be fixed.

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago


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