The Alex ezp® Boilersuit Petrol Velvet
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The Alex ezp® Boilersuit was named after one of my very best friends who, no word of a lie, is in a boilersuit every time I see her 🧡
Only thing is... none of them are particularly toilet-friendly. Which gave me an idea!
Once again, I went back to why I started Leim - to solve a problem that I found incredibly frustrating.
Because (you can correct me if I'm wrong) boilersuits are so close to being the best outfits. No?
Comfy, easy to wear + dress up or down, they make you feel fabulous if the shape is right - so why, in 2020, do you still have to take the whole thing off when you need to 'spend a penny'?
The Alex is here to change all that for you. She's a beautiful, wide legged jumpsuit that you don't need to take off in the bathroom.
The top part of The Alex is fitted for a flattering shape that makes me think of a classic Levi's shirt. It has all the best parts of a shirt - breast pockets you can actually put things in, as well as beautiful cuff + collar details.
There are easy-to-use poppers that hold the shirt placket, sides + cuffs closed, rather than buttons - I thought 16 buttons would be a little extra!
The ties either side loop twice around your waist, finishing The Alex ezp boilersuit off simply + giving structure to the seat of the trousers.
Don't see your size? Please get in touch as I can also do custom sizes/made to order!
How To Use The Bathroom In This Jumpsuit
It's easy - no more faffing around when you need the toilet!
First, undo the ties - you can tie these in a loose bow so they don't drop on the floor.
Undo the zips each side.
Go about your business.
Once you're done, pull up the zips - carefully! You could tie the tie first if you like, then you have both hands to re-do the zips.
Adjust your top half, tuck in the back of the shirt and re-tie the tie if you haven't already.
Size + Fit Advice
The Alex ezp® Boilersuit fits true to size. The trousers are quite roomy - very forgiving after a big lunch - but the shirt top is more fitted. If you prefer a looser fit around your armpits or chest (or if you have larger boobs) you may want to size up.
If you would like a custom leg or arm length, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss - tall and petite people are absolutely welcome here!
The Alex ezp® Boilersuit has an inside leg measurement of 75cm.
Maisie is wearing a size 8 and is 5’7”.
Hetty's Styling Tips
I love a relaxed look and rarely wear a shirt with the sleeves all the way down. Here's my tip for rolling up the sleeves:
- Undo the poppers on the cuff (if they are done up!) + take the loose cuff in your fingers.
- Pull it backwards, up your arm towards your elbow crease, making sure that it basically turns itself inside out - you want to have a good 10cm of the sleeve fabric along your forearm
- Roll what's left of the shirt fabric back on itself, once or twice, so you are revealing more of your forearm (this helps keep the cuff in place + stops it from going back down your arm)
This also looks great if you have a contrast coloured top or roll-neck underneath - you can push the sleeves of that under-top up a little too, until it's about 3/4 length.
How to Get Dressed in The Alex ezp® Boilersuit
I could tell you how to put this boilersuit on, or I could show you... I think I'll do both!
- Undo the zips either side
- Put your legs through the trousers
- Put your arms through the sleeves + your head through the opening (this is easier if all poppers are undone
- Pull yourself through the boilersuit
- Adjust the top part until you're comfortable, do up the poppers either side
- Tuck the back of the shirt into the waist band, then do up the zips + tie
- Finish by popping together the poppers at the centre front
If that wasn't too clear, here's a video!
What Makes This Jumpsuit Special?
As always, it's the little details that I am so proud of here: the shirt cuffs with their pointed placket detail and the patch-work pockets that are actually pockets (not fake ones.)
These details are tricky to get even but I love the attention-to-detail they require. Those small, pointed details have all my hopes of you celebrating yourself and your body in The Alex ezp® Boilersuit sewn into them.
How To Care for Your Alex ezp® Jumpsuit
The Alex ezp® Boilersuit in Petrol Velvet is dry clean only. This is to protect the quality of the velvet and avoid bald spots!
If possible, use an eco-friendly dry cleaner (they will advertise this!)
How Is This Jumpsuit Sustainable?
The Alex ezp® Boilersuit in Petrol Cotton Velvet is made from 100% cotton, woven in Europe and dyed using OEKO-TEX dyes.
The poppers (snap fasteners) are all made from brass in the U.K.
The zips are made from plastic and manufactured in Italy. I am working towards using recycled plastic zips but currently cannot - they come from Japan and the carbon consumption for shipping would be more than the use of virgin plastic.
I try to source all materials as close to home as I can, to reduce the carbon footprint of the jumpsuits.
The jumpsuits are all made in the U.K. by garment makers paid well above the national minimum wage.