Are you like me? Do you hold on to pieces of clothing for years for sentimental reasons? This Louben jacket is one of those items. My Mom bought it for me in 2001 or 2002 while on what would be our last shopping spree together. That color, she had decided since I can't remember, that tender, lovely, bluish tealish yellowish moss green singing under the morning sun in an English garden was "my" color.

I wore it a little back then, with white trousers, but over the years I found it increasingly difficult to integrate to my wardrobe, and I suspected it was due to its cut, the style being so far from my own.

A couple of years ago I had it completely taken in as it had become way too big. I thought that had been the trouble, and that now I would wear it more. I instructed the seastress to also take in the waist - she had to re-do the arms too, and she touched the length. She had to take off and put back in the shoulder pads. A work that probably cost me twice as much as what my mom had originally paid. Yet when we spoke "fashion" during our long-distance phone conversations, she would inevitably ask me "And the wonderful, wonderful bouclé jacket? Do you still have it? It was the best style. It was the best material. It was the best color!" - And I'd answer "Yes, it's hanging in my closet as we speak". And indeed, you would have found it there. What I wouldn't tell her is that I never wore it.
Now I'm trying to tackle this issue. Do you want to help me? Id like to find a way to wear this casually, so I actually wear it. Or do you think it's too far from my own style? Maybe there's a proportion challenge?
Thank you again for your help.

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