This cogitation could have probably been called “Are All Bloggers Armless?” or, “Why Do Editors Hate Sleeves?” But we decided the most fun question was the HOW.
If you’ve ever clicked through a slideshow on street style or breathed near anyone who has, then you know that the fastest way to get shot is to wear your coat over your shoulders, SANS SLEEVES.
And if you’re someone who has said, “Hmmm…that looks kind of cool, I’m going to give that a go today,” and then tried it, and then tried to…I don’t know, DO THINGS, you surely must know that it’s basically one-hundred percent impossible to move your arms without the stupid coat falling off.
So how is it that in all those street style photos, the Jackets-On-Shoulders Club is alway seen hailing cabs and waiving enthusiastically? I once saw ADR do the entire Macarena with a leather bomber perched atop her shoulders, and not once did the jacket slip. Not even a bit. And you really need full expression of upper appendage for that dance.
HOW, we ask, do the street style stars and editors and bloggers keep their damn coats on without putting their arms through the sleeves?
One theory is that each person hires two teeny tiny little aliens to sit on their shoulders and hold the coats in place manually. The other theory is they get shoulder implants — really pointy ones so that the jacket can catch and not fall.
We really can’t think of any other possible explanation, so maybe you can. (Unless, of course, you agree with the aliens, in which case we agree with you.)
So what is it, detectives? We know you’re already on the case. Have at it in the comments so we can start wearing our coats as capes while doing an interpretive version of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” without worrying about said coat falling into the subway tracks.
– Amelia Diamond