Casual Fuggerday: January Jones


Other than the sleeve length, I DO at least like the coat.

The outfit underneath looks like she’s picking up shifts as a cater-waiter between Mad Men seasons — seriously, if any of that cost more than $20, she should feel robbed. But I guess that’s why the fashion gods invented coats. Warmth, schwarmth; it’s so we can hide on laundry day.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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  1.  Mina
    +18

    At first I thought this was Rita Ora. Then I thought it was the ice cream truck driver.

    • LoriK
      +18

      I was thinking orderly at the assisted living facility.

      There’s nothing wrong with being a cater waiter, an ice cream vendor or an orderly, but those are jobs, not fashion role models.

    •  alamedapeg
      +5

      Good Humour man. Yes. Well, I guess she’s missing the bow tie. But still.

  2. Gypsy Danger
    +6

    I think the fashion gods invented coats so we can look fab in the winter. This time of year, so much of what you see is people’s outerwear. Why not get a boss coat? One of the best winter coats I have ever owned was purple with an elaborate high necked collar and lots of buttons.

    This coat looks like a cheap robe/housecoat.

    • witjunkie
      +11

      Wearing fabulous coats is, at this point, my ONLY consolation.

      • Tanya
        +2

        That is a coat for March. Pair it with cropped narrow pants, pointy kitten heels or two piece flats with the same shirt and she’s chic. But, this picture makes me feel better about what I’m currently wearing.

  3. HelenBackAgain
    +5

    The color and shape of the coat are total winners, despite the weird bracelet sleeves (bracelet sleeves on a coat? really?), but that texture… it’s reminiscent of nothing so much as a cheap acrylic blanket that pilled heavily in the wash. Which, in all truthiness, I wouldn’t even hide under a comforter; I’d just throw it out.

    I’ll give the whole thing this, it looks great from a distance. It’s just when you get close enough to see what it really looks like that Houston gets a problem report.

    • witjunkie
      +6

      I have a vintage coat that I love, but it has bracelet sleeves, and I’ll tell ya, it’s a problem. It’s too heavy to wear unless it’s cold, but the sleeves let in the breezies. Even long gloves doesn’t really help. I don’t know when they wore these coats.

      • HelenBackAgain
        0

        Exactly what I thought of on seeing this one. “Looks like a warm coat, but the wind will go right into those sleeves.” It’s whatever the opposite of intelligent design is.

  4. Mel S.
    +7

    That coat is very Betty Draper.

  5. Lerie
    +3

    God, this is bad.

  6. Lerie
    +11

    and I just realized that the coat looks exactly like my pink fleece bathrobe.

    •  HKS
      +12

      And in turn, I just realized that coat looks exactly like my slanket. I’m under it right now, so I should know.

  7. Melissa
    +4

    I inherited two fabulous cashmere coats with bracelet sleeves, one black & one camel. I keep forgetting to buy long gloves so I can wear them. I live in New Orleans and rarely get to wear any coat! time to go shop for gloves.

  8. James Michelle
    +3

    I didn’t know Betty Draper moonlights as a Disneyland custodian.

  9.  Shannon
    +2

    Switch out the belt for a natural brown one and the shoes for another color (red?) and I’ll put it on right now. Sure, I get the nurse/painter/waiter/milkman vibes. But I dig ‘em. Just not with black accessories.

  10. Edith
    +4

    Milkman.

    Milkman in a fabulous coat.

  11. G
    0

    This would be excellent if she swapped out that dreary white shirt weirdly buttoned up to the neck with a collarless shirt in any bright color.

  12. Karin
    +2

    She looks like Colonel Sanders.

  13. Ladyblahblah
    +1

    The coat is very similar to a vintage coat I picked up for $3 at Value Village. (That’s not an insult – I have some great coats from Value Village). I was told the sleeves are called “garden length”. I have no idea what that means – perhaps so that you can stay warm but avoid dragging the sleeves in the dirt??

  14. Kate (another one)
    0

    I briefly thought this was Martha Stewart. Probably not was Ms. Jones was going for.

  15.  LT1
    +1

    I thought it was a picture of Meg Ryan from the early 90s.

  16.  Sharon
    +1

    I saw a very similar coat on Julia Roberts last week. Ms. Jones did it better.

  17. Lauren
    0

    She wears that coat on Mad Men….Sneaky