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LA-based designer Tuesday Bassen has been in the news this past year for bringing plagiarism allegations up against Zara, and though this is an important conversation, something that has been notably absent from it is how impossibly cool her Hail Satin Jacket is — and specifically, how someone should definitely, please, buy it for me.
I know you probably don’t know me (unless you are my mom, in which case, hi Mom! This is what I want for Christmas!) but the thing is, I am obsessed with this jacket. It pops up all over Tuesday’s Instagram and literally everyone looks so fucking cool in it.
I am not very cool at all (I once went on a Lord of the Rings tour wearing free elf ears that were provided), but I suspect this jacket would give me all the edge I could possibly desire. At the very least, it’s something I could maybe pull off.
But it also manages to be sweet? Which, honestly, is the core of my love for Tuesday’s whole line — the embroidered patch of an impeccably manicured hand wielding a sharp dagger, the grotesque sneer on a baby pink sweater, the tee that just straight-up says “mean.” It’s angry femininity, deceptive aggression. Maybe it’s performative, but for someone who is not very confrontational IRL, I appreciate the opportunity to wear some attitude.
Back to the jacket, though. There are just so many levels to this. I love a good pun, but I especially love one that implies an irreverent familiarity with the occult. I love the idea of making people think I might also hail Satan. Love a cropped bomber, love a shiny statement piece, love the retro diamond decals.
I wanted it back in the day when it was available only in pink, and I kept returning to it just to hover over the “add to cart” button and pretend I’d follow through. Now, it’s also available in black, and I don’t even know which one I prefer. Did you know you could also have it embroidered with your name?
(Or my name, which is Arianna, just in case, no pressure.)
Anyway, Tuesday’s Instagram tells me there are only a few left, so if you want to pick one up (even if it’s for you, fine), you should do so soon.