While doing my daily research (which is usually code for online shopping), I noticed things are getting a little…shiny. And I thought we should talk about it.
I don’t necessarily think of patent leather or PVC as a trend (camo, peplum and Kenzo sweatshirts are more of what I consider to be trends — they are in style now but won’t always be readily available in stores) but it definitely tends to be more popular during certain seasons and it’s not hard to find a patent or PVC piece in any store. When I’m shopping for myself, I’ll come across something I either love because it’s patent or hate because it’s patent…which makes me think, how do I even feel about patent? I’m absolutely crazy for this bag but these shoes…not so much. I had to have this Karl Lagerfeld PVC sleeve (or as I like to say PV-Sleeve) sweatshirt when it first hit Net-a-Porter but then I ended up selling it. It might date back to that short-lived time I took tap and I refused to wear the patent tap shoes (they made me feel 5 even though I took tap when I was 7). Now when I think about patent leather, I can’t get over those damn tap shoes (similar to the idea that I can’t drink Rosé because it reminds me of Franzia but that’s a story for another day).
I guess I have selective patent syndrome…but we’ll see once more of the Fall merchandise starts rolling in. Who knows? I may end up with a patent leather addiction or just a pure hatred for it. Only time will tell. But I have discovered one thing while writing this post, I do tend to go for PVC over patent leather (which is strange considering I’m all about the real deal). Why would I ever choose Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) over genuine leather? Some questions are best left unanswered.
So in the mean time, here’s a selection of patent leather, patent trim and/or PVC items that are pretty sweet.
I want to know…how do you prefer your leather? Patent, matte or not even leather at all (PVC)?
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