Fine, Old Navy. You Win With Your Pun Jacket.
I've had the same Gap denim jacket since 2004. When the right sleeve finally ripped, I patched it back together, and continued wearing it. Sure, I've looked at other jean jackets. I've eyed some younger, slimmer, spiffier models. But at the end of the day, I'm unwilling to give up on one of the most enduring relationships in my life.
Yet I'd consider a brief fling with this Old Navy number.
Thanks to Alessandro Michele's whimsical turn at Gucci, you'll continue to see embroidery and pins galore on outerwear as we head into spring. Personalization—or the pre-fabricated appearance of personalization—is hot right now. Old Navy added the first pieces of flair to this "graphic" denim number with both an embroidered heart on the back right shoulder, and the phrase "Bae Area" stitched over the left breast pocket. I doubt the pun would feel as relevant outside of NorCal, but here in San Francisco it's cute. And at $36 (regularly $39.94), you'll have plenty of money left over to trash the piece with 37 pieces of flair .