Why is it that Chrisophe Decarnin insists on making the most amazingly wearable yet insanely unattainable collection for Balmain? Every model for Spring 2009 is donning that glamorous rocker-girl look I love and covet every day. I've been known to drop the dough when it comes to couture, but $12,000 for a military jacket?! It's bordering on preposterous! Please Alex, help me find a stylish, more affordable alternative.
-Begging For Balmain
We at The Blackberrie understand your suffering, as we too adore everything that Mr. Decarnin conjures up (it's a race between Balmain and Balenciaga - right now they're neck and neck). But don't fret my pet! Here is a slew of other, attractively priced cadet-inspired jackets for you to choose from:
Marc by Marc Jacob's baby blue jacket lends a touch of femininity to a tougher, military-inspired option.
With a sleek, stand-up collar and regal looking tail, this Chris Benz option is a true homage to Sgt. Pepper.
Bright red and gold buttons really makes this Smythe coat pop.
A bomber silhouette gives this See by Chloe jacket wear-it-everyday appeal.