March 26, 2013

Organza

Organza is fast becoming a favorite fabric of mine.  Originally shunned for its use in mother-of-the-bride half-assed demure cover-ups and amateur confections in cotton candy colors, the new organza, light and matte and floaty, is finding fantastic applications in menswear.  This black organza shawl-lapel long jacket from my dear friend Rajo Laurel’s latest holiday collection, is subdued, sensual, and razor-sharp—a fine example of organza done right for men.  It has served me well in the colder months as an indoor piece under a coat or a leather jacket, and I look forward to wearing it as a next-to-nothing summer jacket with shorter shorts and sandals.

Rajo Laurel organza long jacket, American Apparel nude big tank top, Damir Doma pants, Guidi shoes

Rajo Laurel organza long jacket, American Apparel nude big tank top, Damir Doma pants, Guidi shoes

The craftsmanship is impeccable; I was impressed with the way they finished such a tricky fabric.  Such construction turns the jacket into almost a smoke-tinted glass box for showing off pristine white tops, or even prints.  But for its debut, I thought it would be funny to wear nude underneath, as if I were naked.

The craftsmanship is impeccable; I was impressed with the precision by which they finished such a tricky fabric. Such construction turns the jacket into almost like a smoke-tinted glass box for showing off pristine white tops, or even prints. But for its debut, I thought it would be funny to wear nude underneath, as if I were naked.

The double vents take great advantage of the floaty nature of organza, which when I move, are like tentacles of fabric.

The double vents take great advantage of the floaty nature of organza, which, when I move, are like tentacles of fabric.

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rings by AC+632 and Triskaidekaphobia

rings by AC+632 and Triskaidekaphobia

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photographs by Sophia Callahan

9 Comments

  • Mr Essentialist
    March 26th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Izzy – these shots are supreme.

  • Martin
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    SO MAJE IZZY! Thank, YOU!

    So good.

  • Patrick Wilson
    March 26th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    This is amazing! Is your friend Rajo Laurel based in NY? How can I order this piece?

  • Izzy
    March 26th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Patrick: Rajo can be purchased internationally via http://www.rajolaurel.com/

  • Patrick Wilson
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Thanks, I’ll check it out.

  • jennifer
    March 27th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    the whole thing is gorgeous. i am particularly coveting the pants and the shoes though. oh my.
    (ps, a friend put up a little piece about me, if you’re curious:
    http://www.larmoireessentielle.com/2013/03/larmoire-essentielle-de-jennifer.html)

  • JP
    March 28th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    looking great izzy! xoxo

  • amo
    March 29th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    nice pics

    miblogbyamo.blogspot.com

  • Giulio
    April 11th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Wow! Nice Post!
    I like your style, and I’m a big fun of black “trasparent” dresses.
    That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new “fashion inspiration” on the web.

    Look what I recently found…it is cool, isn’it?
    http://wantr.com/solastseason.dk/men/707

    Keep it up Man! Your style is great….
    -giulio


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