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June 28, 2011

The Long Shirt

There’s tons of fun to be had in playing with proportion and deviating from the conventional silhouette of menswear from time to time—my personal favorite being long shirts under fitted suit jackets. This shirt from Mister Hoolywood by Daisuke Obana has a cutaway front, reminiscent of the tails on a morning coat. It is also made from an odd wool-polyester blend fabric, giving the shirt a bit of extra warmth in the cooler months, and an impeccable drape.
Number (N)ine sunglasses, Topman jacket, Mister Hoolywood shirt, Cheap Monday trousers
worn with vintage salamander ring
I picked the shirt up, the last one on the rack, at Opening Ceremony a couple of seasons ago. But if you wish to try out this “dress shirt” look, I’d suggest you check out your local East Asian shop for a traditional Indian kurta for a more readily available alternative. In crisp white, it is immaculately YSL-chic, Bollywood star-handsome, and extremely comfortable on warm days. Perhaps if you’re a little bolder and feeling creative, a plaid nightshirt from JCPenney?
Photographs by Felix Swensson. Do check out his special projects (Everything Everywhere, Still Life, and Men), all of which I found quite haunting and immensely inspiring.


    June 28th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    great shirt!!


  • Ordinary Londoner
    June 28th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    LOVE it! :-)

  • David M.
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    This'll be a great project for me since I always buy large shirts and alter them to save a couple of bucks. A nice twist on a classic piece.

  • Brandon
    July 1st, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Wow did Wax take those photos? Amazing job always loved a long shirt, you're almost in the dress category! Glad to see you're catching up!

  • Claire M.
    July 4th, 2011 at 2:44 am

    I like the outfit!

  • Giancinephile
    July 4th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Well, that shirt seems to be doing you wonders!

  • Michele
    July 4th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love that shirt! I want one! And that ring looks very interesting, would love to get a closer look;)

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