Thriftstore trend NOW: The Marching Band Jacket

Balmain SS09 collection

In this age of extreme individuality, sometimes the situation just calls for a uniform. The Marching Band jacket is back! The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Adam Ant, My Chemical Romance and Coldplay have all pulled out variations on the style at various points in their career. Will the marching band jacket make it to the streets, or will it remain the momentary fashion statement of overpaid musicians? At least the designers at Balmain (see SS09 collection) and a few fellow fashion bloggers seem to think so. If you see one at your local thrift store I recommend buying it. It will be an worthy style investment. Finnish schools don´t have high school marching bands so my only shot in finding one is on Ebay or making one myself..

Photos from Sea of Shoes fashion blog.

Photo from TheCobraSnake.

Photo from Garance Dore.

Picture from Nordstrom.

Jacket from ShopNastyGal online vintage shop.


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  1. but let's be honest...out of all the stars that rocked the military look, adam ant rocked it best ;)

  2. I totally agree. Even though Hendrix did it before him, Adam´s look is still today unique a hot as hell! I would kill for an original Ant-jacket :P