Ho ho ho.
I'm kidding, of course. I'm not.
I'm only 5'2" or maybe just a tad taller.
But definitely shorter than 5'3".
This was an outtake from the time when husby did not
catch enough of the top part of the shirt for me to post.
It was the denim western shirt (as opposed to the western denim shirt ... so very confusing!). But I'll get to that on another post.
Since I'm not tall, petite sizing is of great interest to me,
especially when some things like chambray shirts tend to be oversized and I don't feel like going swimming.
After much crewlade, I got the petite keeper chambray shirt. In addition to regular, it comes as small as petite 00 and how can one go wrong when an entire "design team pored over ... archives in search of the best chambray shirt ... ever made?" With that kind of a buildup,
of course I had to be a little disappointed with the keeper.
It's fine, (and please excuse the next phrase but) it's what it is.
I thought it roomy for petite 00 (doesn't that sound like it should be tiny, tiny?).
It has button tab sleeves if you need help keeping the rolled sleeves up. And though it doesn't have button-down collars,
there is a button* at the back of the collar.
|*This is known as the third collar button because it's usually on shirts with button-down collars.|
Did you know button-down collars were introduced by Brooks Brothers in 1896? This is for you, xoxo :)
It's of a very soft and somewhat limp and lightweight chambray.
Well worn in its feeling and with obvious fading.
That's probably my least favorite part, the obvious fading.
I've never been crazy about conspicuous distressing.
Which brings me to the faded chambray popover.
It comes in alpha sizes and it too is available in petite. Here I have on the petite XX-small. As you can see, it's smaller than the keeper,
the sleeves are not nearly as long and the shoulders are
about 1/2 inch narrower. It's cut straighter and just a little wider
in the body to ease popping over when putting on.
It is also very soft and lightweight as the keeper, but with an
allover fading that is a lighter color than the keeper.
And as you can see, it is rather plain.
Even the collar points are kept clean with the option of
being buttoned down via a hidden contraption.
|While the popover does not have the third collar button, |
it has clever little button hole pockets underneath the collar.
Without a full placket or fussy pockets,
it works well for layering.
I popped the Liberty schoolboy blazer in June's Meadow floral over it. And added a couple necklaces to make it more girly.
Who knew husby would love it when I'm dressed like a little man?