JUUN.J on New York Times for Paris Fashion week F/W 2011
It’s a design student’s trick to sew on an extra shirt sleeve where it doesn’t belong, but the Juun.J collection proves that extra sleeves can work — all you need to do is wear two jackets. The Korean designer took a few different approaches to this. In some cases the two jackets were discrete and separate, in other cases they were connected at their lower edge so the first could be worn normally, and the second worn on the shoulders or carried over the elbow elegantly. Trenches and leather jackets unzipped at the arm hole so that when worn as an outer layer, their sleeves could hang empty next to arms sleeved by the inner layer. (Interestingly, the otherwise sedate Louis Vuitton employed the same trick with a few looks.) On the right guy, all of this comes off as a bit opulent, showy in an awesome Keith Richards sort of way. Jackets are expensive, so if you can afford it, go for two.