A Friend of Marimekko Doesn't Change His Stripes

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A Friend of Marimekko Doesn't Change His Stripes

@DonBorsch, Shoot Me Like One Of Your IG Squares

@DonBorsch, Shoot Me Like One Of Your IG Squares

Clean Lines With A Little Post-Industrial Feel

Clean Lines With A Little Post-Industrial Feel

A European Look

A European Look

General Hooker

General Hooker

The New England weather has finally shown some consistent signs of warm and sunny days ahead of us. While I know that summer is a couple months aw- no wait, it’s already May! Summer should be hitting Boston next month! I’m not ready for summer yet. Scratch that…my physique may not be summer beach worthy (yet) but my wardrobe is dying for a more summer look and feel. Despite it still being “Spring” it is 24C in Boston so I brought this baby out from the deepest recesses of my fashion war chest where all my Spring/Summer clothing were stored away.

I am sporting Finnish fashion Marimekko’s classic, timeless, blue & white striped, long-sleeve, t-shirt. Not only is it fabulous but oh-so-comfortable to wear throughout the day. Anyone who has every shopped at Marimekko will know that each design and pattern created by Marimekko not only has a name but a story: the name of the pattern is Tasaraita and the story has to do with one Annika Rimala & jeans. The finish name for this t-shirt is Pitkahiha and it was designed by Annika Rimala who wanted to design a collection of knitwear that would be comparable to, and compatible with, jeans, in that the collection of clothes could be worn by anyone regardless of age, gender, or size.

Now, I know what you’re thinking “all you’re missing now is a beret and a baguette and you’ll blend into the backdrop of Paris just nicely” (I think I would stick out like a sore thumb seeing as that is a fashion stereotype created by non-French…) or “Sailor, you’re sea-worthy now” (I’ll probably get seasick the moment I step on a boat since I haven’t been out to sea in a very long time)…yes, very funny. All jokes aside, the t-shirt is clean and crisp and the fitting hugs me enough to feel sexy but not too tight that my fat-from-blizzard-Juno stomach would show.

If you have the slightest of inklings to add a little European flair to your wardrobe then I suggest you try Marimekko…that is, if you don’t mind the whole “French” or “Sailor” shenanigans.