Weekend Update

1. I’ve been having an altogether too much of a good time with the sales lately – in my opinion, this year has had some great discounts, with an impressive selection of goodies. One item that I wasn’t able to indulge in but would love to if I had the gams, are these suede over the knee boots from Sam Edelman, now under $200.

Apparently these were the top selling item on Net-A-Porter’s site over the Thanksgiving weekend, and I can’t say that I’m surprised – the colors are lovely, the style is great and at this price they are definitely one of the best values on the site! Please share if you were one of the ones who bought these boots.

2.  Whenever I go with Mr. Feather when he gets measured for a new suit or jacket, I always feel jealous of the huge range of fabrics available to him to choose from, in all different fabrics, weights, and patterns. Not to mention, the clothes are all custom made just for him by fantastic tailors, at prices that are often less than off the rack for women! What gives? So I really enjoyed this article by Suzy Menkes, via Vogue UK, about Why Women Deserve the Cream Of Wool.

3. One of my favorite ways to peek into the wardrobes of fabulous people around the world is via The Aesthete column, in the FT. I love the combination of photos with the interviews, and the questions asked always generate interesting answers. I could literally spend hours browsing through (so you’re welcome, people currently very bored at work and looking for distractions…). Almost every feature is great, but some of my favorites are Diane von Furstenberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Michelle Ong.


4. I love men’s watches and would wear more of them if I didn’t have such a puny little wrist. So I loved this little feature via The NY Times – Affordable Timepieces for Watch Snobs – featuring six watches under $1,000 which would pass the scrutiny of even the snobbiest of watch aficionados.

5. This week, I’ve been indulging the third compendium of The Walking Dead series of graphic novels. I started reading the comics years ago, so I actually can’t bring myself to watch the TV series (I’ve tried several times). It just deviates too much from the written series!


I only get to catch up on The Walking Dead storylines when the compendiums come out, so that’s basically an update every few years or so. But then I get to gorge on new storylines. I forget how violent this series is…but also how great it is too. Anyone who loves graphic novels probably has already read these, but if not, I’d highly recommend!

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    December 4, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I bought those Sam Edelman boots but unfortunately had to return bc it was too tight around the calf. Lovely boot for the price!

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      December 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that but glad to hear that the quality seems okay at least!

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    December 5, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I totally feel the same when my bf gets made-to-measure suits or shirts. I ended up getting myself a tailor-made 100% cashmere coat, copying an older Burberry style. it’s much cheaper than a 100% cashmere coat from the brand. It fits me really well and they had some nice personalized touch. I would say though usually men’s tailors don’t have exciting colors (mostly neutral) and no fancy buttons or zippers. I do wish there are more women’s tailors.

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    Ava Lon
    December 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Hi Katherine,

    Thanks to this post I now have a few more new sites to add to my “when-I’m-at-home-with-time-to-indulge-for-myself-sites-to-read-list,” which really needed more sites! The Aesthete is great though I prefer your interviews for your blog (better photos and more photos) 😉 and the watch article was very interesting as were all the others!

    Like you, I couldn’t get into TWD on tv but you just gave me a great idea for a gift for my husband with the graphic novels…he loves TWD and graphic novels so I will look into that! Thank you!

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂


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    December 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I can’t watch TWD either, as I also picked up the comic books long ago and now simply can’t deal with the stress in another medium AND with a whole other storyline. The gore is one thing, but the tension of not knowing what’s going to happen next / who’s going to be gotten next is too much for me. 🙂

    Agreed about menswear vs womenswear. I sort of feel like fast fashion has done us the disservice of helping to eliminate tailormade as a viable option for women.

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