Posts Tagged 'white'

Suit Saturday: The Shawl Collar

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Designers go through periods where they mostly begin to run out of ideas. This happened in the 70’s when they just made everything big (big lapels, big heels, big hair) and more severly with the 90’s (grundge and a terrible sequel to the 80’s) so would I say we’re entering in such a period? Not exactly. You see, when economic times are tough, all designers try and go “classic.”

What does classic mean? That is a whole other discussion, but for the purposes of today, it simply means that using more traditional styles and forms. Topman and J. Crew are currently pushing the shawl-collared jacket, like the one above (from J. Crew).

Beware, this jacket is complex and not a simple blazer, and if you try and wear it like J. Crew says, you’re screwed. Here’s why:

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Grey, Double-Breasted

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I realize that The Sartorialist is really strict about his photos, and he should be, but this one is too good for me not to share. We have posted about this guy before, in a white suit, but here he is in a perfect gray, and the contrasting white is superb.

Osama Eisa


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