Back when I was in the clutches of the education system, getting out of my school uniform was the first item on the list once I was safely at home. You could never have convinced me that you could look cool in a school uniform, though I tried my best with what I had. How things do change. The other day swaffette Firefly sent her latest release: the ‘Schoolboy Costume’ and in a complete reversal from my school days, I couldn’t wait to try this on and have a look.
Trust me when I tell you that my school uniform never looked like this one. For one thing, we certainly didn’t have anything so smart as the brilliant blazer you get with this outfit. It’s a well fitted jacket, I love the school crest over the heart and the white piping around the lapels. The crisp white shirt you wear under the coat looks perfectly schoolish and comes in a couple of different ways to wear it. You can either wear it with the top buttons undone and half untucked like I have (of course) or you can be so very neat and wear it all buttoned and tucked. The grey above-the-knee shorts scream of assembly and aside from that, they are gorgeously made, I love the creases in them and the cuff attachments hang just right. Of course, it wouldn’t be school without proper shoes and socks and you get these too. The shoes and black leather and very shiny and I definitely don’t have enough prim socks because for some reason I just like the way these look. The left one looked a little shorter than the right, I don’t know if that was intentional but it made me smile all the same.
Speaking of attachments, they are numerous and varied for this gear. You get three different sized lapels, two different sizes of the flexi jacket bottom and short pants cuffs, the casual or smart styles of shirt collar and tie and the jacket cuffs as well as the socks. Last but not least, I can’t forget to mention the cap. This one made me chuckle a little because it sits on your head tilted slightly, slightly ‘improper’ and I like that!
So there you have it, the complete schoolboy costume. Perfect for costume parties or just when you want to get in touch with that old schoolboy style. It will cost you L$350 and for such a complete outfit, that’s definitely a great price.
While I’ve got you here in an SF Design kinda mood, I thought I’d show you the male version of their April gift – the ‘Grandad Shirt’ – and that yes, it almost looks as good on me as the female version looks on Faith (can’t beat her in the looks department). With purple being so predominant, you know I’m going to love this. Stripes too, it just keeps getting better. I really like the little designs on the shoulders of the vest as well. With great fitting collar and cuffs, the option to wear the shirt with or without the vest or just the vest by itself, it’s truly an amazing item to be had for nothing. Definitely one to get.
Get the gear here:
Schoolboy Costume: SF Design MainlandGrandad Shirt: SF Design