C Sews StyleEye 9 Jan. 2012

This week’s StyleEye focuses on outerwear. I saw some nice coats on women either on the street or on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), the commuter train in the SF Bay Area. I take BART to and from work and often spot people wearing something eye-catching as they’re waiting for the train, exiting or entering the station, or even on the train.

I’m usually capturing people in motion so the photos aren’t necessarily in focus. Once in a while I’ll ask people if I can take their picture, but that’s only if I feel they aren’t in a hurry and if I feel OK about asking a complete stranger if they’d mind if I snapped a photo.

Sometimes I feel a teeny bit like a stalker – especially if the person is ahead of me and I’m hurrying to catch up with them and whipping out my iPhone to get the photo. Hmmm.

Well, it’s kinda like what Bill Cunningham does for the New York Times, right? But I’m not trying to compare myself to him  – after all, he’d never publish blurry photos. Plus he’s a professional and I’m strictly amateur. (For more on Bill, see my review of Bill Cunningham New York.)

Here are this week’s photos. Enjoy!

Love the pleats and jet buttons on this coat (spotted as I was going up escalator at Montgomery St. BART station)
Striking pattern on this wool coat (seen at corner of Montgomery & Sutter streets in SF.)
Warm and fuzzy vest paired with argyle socks (spotted at Ashby BART station, Berkeley)
Camel coat and maroon hat spotted on BART platform. (Lighting is very bad there.)
The asymmetrical maroon hat worn with the camel coat. I sat behind her on BART.

Author: Chuleenan

Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. She is also the organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup group.

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