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While in Tokyo this last trip, I was very inspired by their love of Victorian era clothing.  There is always lots of crisp linen, lace, puffy sleeves, and menswear inspired jackets and trousers.  

Full shot 

I picked out this Comme des Garcons jacket with tails, leather suspenders, and a tie front linen blouse from 55 Hotel Boutique.  Also worn with my oldest pair of 501's, and old Prada boots.


Prada boots

Detail pins 


Detail shirt 

Probably time for these jeans to retire—-they're so soft.  I'm only into my 501's right now, and one other pair of old Levis that I have.  I'm so tired of all the new jeans…. 


Back of jacket

  • Aleeyah
    June 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    that jacket is very lovely! I like the detail. Please come follow/visit

  • chauss
    June 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    xo chauss

  • Prêt à Porter P
    June 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I like this a lot. I too like the whole ruffly white Victorian era look too. Great blouse and also great jacket too.

  • Kym
    June 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    As always, thanks for the outfit post. I love everything about it. But, Judy, what say you about the watch? I don’t think we’ve ever seen you without that silver one (can’t remember the name of it). I love a leather wrist band, but haven’t done one in years. Details, please.

  • Madeleine Gallay
    June 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    It took me forever to put it together – I used to wear your clothes over and over, having a white Victorian fetish, mixed up with a touch of Comme des Garcons too. Miss those days …

  • Laura
    June 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Amazing jacket i love the details that are so profuse in you outfit it’s so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kimada
    June 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    LOVE the jeans!! I love ripped and distressed jeans sooo much!
    I always wear mine…they seem to go with everything!
    LOVE the safety pins too!!

  • Style Odyssey
    June 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    i love how the jacket is pieced together. it seems like a comme des garcons trademark.
    great, old levis…i’m always searching but they are sooo hard to find!

  • Susan
    June 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Just curious, do you hem/sew the bottom of your jeans, even though they’re cut, or just cut them and leave it at that?

  • Kiki
    June 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    The details are great!!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    June 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Susan–on this pair, I just left the hem raw.

  • mr. freddy's mom
    June 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I love this so much from the jacket to the shoes!

  • bravegrrl
    June 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    love that jacket!

  • Izzy
    June 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Looking very modern renaissance! That Cartier watch looks splendid on you.

  • Carissa
    June 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    This jacket is lovely!!!! I am in love with all the details and gorgeous cut!

  • Family Lawyers Melbourne
    June 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    COol coool coool such a cool outfit..gee.

  • Kathleen
    June 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I love your linen blouse, its so summery!

  • Fefi
    June 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    LOVE LOVE the watch, where is it from? Please tell..

  • Kazuko
    June 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    the cdg jacket is perfection. i love it.

  • melissa
    June 21, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Cool jeans! Love the combo with those boots!

  • modedamour
    June 22, 2010 at 1:22 am

    amazing outfit again! love your shoes and jeans!

  • zerrin
    June 22, 2010 at 5:12 am

    i love the details, you are an artist.

  • Sheila
    June 22, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I really admire the way you make Victorian look fresh and edgy, and comfortable, too! Unadulterated it can make the wearer look like a stage-extra from “Oliver Twist”. I found a vintage shop in FLorence that sells clothes actually from the 18th and 19th centuries–amazing but very delicate.

  • T
    June 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I love your watch! My dad has the same one i think-the cartier santos?

  • Victoria from Greece
    June 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

    It would be so amazing if you did an outfit post every day! You are such an inspiration and I love your style!!

  • Acourtois27
    June 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    i love that outfit. I love Victorian clothes & houses.

  • Decade
    June 23, 2010 at 6:18 am

    love those leather suspenders! what an amazing find.

  • maria
    June 23, 2010 at 6:28 am

    so elegant and beautiful..
    greetings from Rome.

  • Lindsay
    June 23, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Judy, what a beautiful post! Love all the elements of this look! That second picture is fab!

  • JJ Scholl
    June 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

    beautiful wrapped neckline. I just watched the Young Victoria and was so inspired by this style.
    JJ Scholl

  • Linda
    June 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Did the blazer come with the safety pin detail?
    I love the top!

  • Yaary
    June 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    awesome outift..i love it.
    graet boots..the blazer is very cute.

  • TM
    June 23, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Love reading your blog and your daughter’s blog too!
    I love the jacket, is so chic!
    visit my blog: http://goodiecloset.blogspot.com/

  • Madeleine Louise
    June 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Your style is always fantastic Judy
    Madeleine Louise

  • Jordans Sneakers
    July 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Your blog picture, I like it very much, so have a pure heart, the children stood in the bustling fidgety city.