The go-to garment for coziness
We predict 2013 will go down as the sunset of the ubiquitous hoodie for Angelenos, thanks to the dawn of another humble garment, the poncho.
We?ve admired them on street-style blogs and in smart boutiques; now with new Laurel Canyon-based label Señor Tyrone, we?ve got an affordable ($95 to $125) poncho of our own. Tyrone?s ponchos are made of synthetic fiber, so they?re not scratchy like old-fashioned wool versions, and they?re lightweight enough to wear year-round. We find they look as good with jeans and sneakers as they do over a sundress.
Take your pick from a rainbow of nine hues, rich tones like burgundy and tobacco and bright colors including persimmon and pink. There?s a choice of two patterns: The classic design has a border print, and the Peacock version is imprinted with tasteful feathers. The 50-by-60-inch size means you won?t look like you?re hiding beneath a bedsheet.
Each one has a handy how-to-wear guide on a hangtag, inspiring you to wear your poncho as everything from an oversized scarf to a shoulder shawl. We fold our poncho in its little carry pouch and keep it in the car glove box as a security blanket against the shivers.
Señor Tyrone is available at Fred Segal Melrose at Ron Robinson, 8118 Melrose Ave.; 323-651-1935 or senortyrone.com