Parka and belt by Zara, T-shirt by Cheap Monday, jeans by River Island, boots by Alexander McQueen

I bought this parka as a birthday present to myself; the boots, on the other hand, were a Christmas present from me to me. All this to say that I've based this outfit around this new concept of self-gifting I've initiated at the end of 2013. Then again, if you had to calculate the need vs want percentage of this whole sartorial construct, I'd count the jeans among the more practical purchases, and the rest as frivolity finds – ranging from "I can't live without you" to "I need nice things to party in that I won't miss if they get ruined". It's unhealthy, it needs to stop and I've also seen this really nice shearling jacket that would go well with most of my wardrobe.

Sandro x