Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quick Draw



Apparently Mark made me this harness several months ago, and though I kept seeing it hanging there in the closet, I just assumed it was intended for the shop. The other day I was going to "borrow" it (which generally entails me just keeping the item), until Mark told me it was mine to begin with. I just love this piece; it has a rugged, gun holster feel to it that I really like. Of course the only thing I can "draw" is my work security badge on its retractable cord, but hey, I can draw it with lightening speed!

This harness is made of a very high quality, thick Italian leather. It's also dyed all the way through, which means the core of the leather is dark, with the contrasting color visible around the cut edges. If you click on the detail shot you can see what a beautiful 3-D shadow effect this gives to the straps and even the buckle holes. If you've examined the Etsy shop closely and were wondering about the pricing, this is what accounts for the difference in price between this particular harness and its black counterpart; the leather for this one is much more expensive and is harder to come by.

I've also requested a steel gray version of this harness, which will make its debut at Burning Man; I already have several outfits mapped out for it.


Cardigan: All Saints
Brown t-shirt: H&M
Dress: thrifted
Harness: Audra Jean
Leggings: Kersh
Boots: Bata

10 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

The leather color is gorgeous~ Love the way it makes the outfit so figure flattering.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
August giveaway

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Why does no one make me amazing harnesses!?!? The color of this one is just fantastic!

Kristin said...

I have harness love, again. I'm going to have to start talking up my Christmas list NOW to my husband.

The heavy structure created by the harness over that more airy, loose cardigan is just so freaking cool.

Brava!

Sheila said...

Oh, god, I love the harnesses. They are so amazing. Maybe I will treat myself to one when I get a new job...

You have to post the Burning Man outfits! I love crazy special occasion wear (and I mean crazy in the nicest way possible, of course).

Ashe Mischief said...

"The other day I was going to "borrow" it (which generally entails me just keeping the item), until Mark told me it was mine to begin with."

That made me laugh... I don't know whether it was the "borrowing" or the fact that I'd have been like, "OH! OOH! It's mine!" after finding out...

Sara said...

My husband and I found out about Burning Man a bit too late to go this year but I would love to hear your preparation tips.

WendyB said...

The title of my new post is Quick Draw McGraw! Great minds think alike!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I already loved the harness belt, but over a long, draped cardigan? I need one. I will be buying one this autumn, Audi! I love how it creates a silhouette and how it adds interest to the back, playing off the seams in that cardigan. I love the play of tough of soft throughout this look.

Sal said...

LOVE.

Just got my black harness from Mark last weekend and can't wait to wear it!

Calamity Jem said...

You lucky girl...
That harness ROCKS!
...xXx