Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sleeveless Puffer Jackets.

It's been a while.

Only a short time till the extended festival of PhD completion can start (with any luck, tomorrow evening, I can submit electronically). I will keep you posted regarding festival activities.

It's freaking chilly in Melbourne, like the coldest July in 20 years or something. I would like to say that I have neglected to wax my eyebrows in order to keep my face warm, but it is just laziness.

Everywhere, everywhere, I see sleeveless puffer jackets. They are on trend (or "on point" or "on fleek", to use the vernacular).

Ok I enjoy a trend as much as the next person, but I just can't do this.

Firstly, I feel that my arms are as deserving of warmth as my trunk.

Secondly, I don't need the puffiness. I need smart tailoring or flowy layers.

They are impractical for exercise, as I get hot very quickly.

Unflattering and impractical.

Can somebody please explain the whole sleeveless puffer thing to me? Thx.


  1. It's a layering thing. i wear one under my coat in winters and it makes all the difference and when it gets too hot you can adjust by taking off coat or the puffer. in autumn it also keeps you warm without restricting your arms. its not flattering but i would never be without one again.

  2. I have a friend trying to convince me of the benefits of puffer jackets. I don't want to look like a Michelin man. And totally agree, if it is that cold, why no sleeves. So I can't explain them.

    Maybe the jacket is just too warm for too short a time in Australia? The puffer jsckets were de rigeur in London in March.

    So unattractive!