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June 16, 2009

The Tiny-Print Pleated Shorts

When I’m at the mall and bored and the cash in my pocket could barely afford an undershirt at Zara, I hit the fabric store and purchase a yard or two of those fabrics that speak to me.  Long story short, I picked up a yard and a half of this plum cotton fabric decked with a tiny geometric print a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s turned into a pair of great-fitting pleated shorts courtesy of my fantastic tailor.

the tiny-print pleated shorts in plum

close-up of the pattern and the marbled button
Now, I’m not going to take full credit for the design of this piece, I may have been inspired by a pair of Dries Van Noten shorts at Browns

but the fabric choice was 100% me!  I did print out a picture of these shorts for the tailor to base the design of mine on.  I know I say this a lot, but when having things tailored, having a clear, detailed visual peg is most helpful.  So here they are worn:

straw fedora, vintage bowtie from Paris, Cheap Monday button-down, pleated shorts, Casio watch, Paul Smith shoes

sans hat

Paul Smith sneaker-brogues with frayed edges


  • Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades
    June 16th, 2009 at 5:09 am

    this is just amazing, you have done it again! but honestly, does your tailor charge alot to recreate this pieces? when i was a design college i just to try and recreate stuff but it was terrible when put next to these beauties.

  • Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades
    June 16th, 2009 at 6:14 am

    oh and your blog is my new favourite!

  • PinkBow
    June 16th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    beautiful fabric

  • Isabel
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    You always seem to have the most fantastic shoes!

  • Frederic Betancourt.
    June 16th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Great great Iz!

  • up and down town
    June 16th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    apologies for being distracted from your success but i could look at those eyelets all day.

  • james v.
    June 17th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Nice shorts, the print is just perfect. I love the shoes.

  • -h
    June 17th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    not only do you have a great tailor, but you have a great fabric store too!

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