It doesn’t matter what industry you look at, there will always be items that define the word classic. In art; Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh come to mind. In film, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind and Breakfast at Tiffany’s are often mentioned. The same goes with fashion; here, among other things, we have the Little Black Dress, pointy-toed pumps and pearls. Sometimes a strange thing happens where a brand will embody a classic item so perfectly that it actually becomes the standard.
These are three classic pieces that have done just that. I am determined to own each of them at some point in my life, though it will likely be many, many years from now, when I have a real job and stuff.
Burberry Trench Coat
A trench coat is one of the most beautiful items of clothing and has the power to make every woman look incredible in an instant. When you combine that with the glorious plaid and heritage of Burberry, you have the perfect storm. I’ve long pledged that my first big paycheck will be going directly into funding the purchase one of these.
Chanel 2.55 Bag
Does it ever get any more classic than Chanel? The answer, of course, is no. The 2.55 was designed by Coco Chanel and released in February of 1955 (get it, 2.55?) and is still as relevant and gorgeous today as it was at its debut.
Cartier Tank Watch
As you may already know, I have a thing for watches. Cartier’s Tank is the ultimate in fine time telling. It’s a piece that can be passed down for generations with out losing any appeal or becoming dated. The only thing to question is whether to invest in gold or silver?
Are there any classics (in fashion or otherwise) that you covet?