Twohandedshift

Reflections, reviews and musings about menswear.

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thestudenttailor:

A dapper, neat mid-grey mottled linen, finished with smoked mother of pearl buttons and dressed with a forest green tie.
Considering this is a summer suit, the use of colour is rather intriguing. All colour tones in this are cold and cool - offering a sharp contrast to the warmer, richer tones conventionally associated with summer dress. 

Excusable coordination.

thestudenttailor:

A dapper, neat mid-grey mottled linen, finished with smoked mother of pearl buttons and dressed with a forest green tie.

Considering this is a summer suit, the use of colour is rather intriguing. All colour tones in this are cold and cool - offering a sharp contrast to the warmer, richer tones conventionally associated with summer dress. 

Excusable coordination.

“Raise high the trousers, gentlemen. Make [women] love you for your mind.”

—   Andrew Yamato at A Suitable Wardrobe, in a post about high rise trousers and … um … butts.  (via putthison)
jhilla:

Jeremy-san in his H. Lesser Prince of Wales by Orazio Luciano.
Jeremy is a particular difficult fit.  He has wide, square shoulders, a hollow lower back, and an upright posture making it difficult to create a silhouette that’s balanced and uninterrupted.
In this model, we’ve shortened the collar significantly and kept the shoulders closer to his natural shoulders which leads to a cleaner chest and a more balanced top-half  We also opened the skirt a bit to counteract his posture.
Jeremy is proof that you don’t have to let your body dictate the type of clothing that you wear.  I think it worked out well for him.
What a c00l d00d.

Controlled eccentricity.

jhilla:

Jeremy-san in his H. Lesser Prince of Wales by Orazio Luciano.

Jeremy is a particular difficult fit.  He has wide, square shoulders, a hollow lower back, and an upright posture making it difficult to create a silhouette that’s balanced and uninterrupted.

In this model, we’ve shortened the collar significantly and kept the shoulders closer to his natural shoulders which leads to a cleaner chest and a more balanced top-half  We also opened the skirt a bit to counteract his posture.

Jeremy is proof that you don’t have to let your body dictate the type of clothing that you wear.  I think it worked out well for him.

What a c00l d00d.

Controlled eccentricity.

Magicians.

Inspired layers. X-Men Days of Future Past.

Red puff. Simple progression.

nomanwalksalone:

Looking great! The shoulder line is beautiful.

Understatement.

(Source: dirnelli)

A possible influence on contemporary Japanese style.
Author and dramatist Yukio Mishima(1925-1970).
ikirejones:

The “Paris 2081A.D.” light weight scarf.available at ikirejones.com

Amazing appropriation of English style. Though in Glen Check- traditionally considered to be a very English pattern though actually Scottish in origin- the jacket is boldly styled with its virile pointed lapels, severe roped shoulders and double breast that defy English tailoring conventions. Consequently when worn by this particular individual as part of this ensemble, the jacket does not become a symbol of cultural assimilation under colonialism but rather expresses a distinctly West-African cultural identity by embracing West-African visual flair.
I will reserve elaborating on the visuals of the print scarf in detail for another post(s) discussing the appropriation of European tailoring by non-European cultures.
On a side note observe the tasteful exclusion of a pocket handkerchief.

ikirejones:

The “Paris 2081A.D.” light weight scarf.
available at ikirejones.com

Amazing appropriation of English style. Though in Glen Check- traditionally considered to be a very English pattern though actually Scottish in origin- the jacket is boldly styled with its virile pointed lapels, severe roped shoulders and double breast that defy English tailoring conventions. Consequently when worn by this particular individual as part of this ensemble, the jacket does not become a symbol of cultural assimilation under colonialism but rather expresses a distinctly West-African cultural identity by embracing West-African visual flair.

I will reserve elaborating on the visuals of the print scarf in detail for another post(s) discussing the appropriation of European tailoring by non-European cultures.

On a side note observe the tasteful exclusion of a pocket handkerchief.