June 27, 2013

Blouse

I was reorganizing my wardrobe the other day, and noticed that I wear more blouses than shirts.  And by blouses, I really mean shirts that just happen to be a little loose and made out of typically womenswear fabrics like silk, rayon, cotton gauze, or, in this case, chiffon.  I, admittedly, am not the biggest fan of layering on myself, and any shirt that makes enough of a statement sans jacket is my best friend in the summer.  I designed this one with my tailor: I took a doily-print chiffon in blacks and beiges, and had him fashion me a shirt cut straight down from the armholes, with long sleeves, a slightly longer, almost tunic-like hemline, and a round open collarless neckline inspired by this shirt by The Sakaki, but with a deeper and wider scoop.

tailor-made chiffon blouse, Damir Doma pants, Adidas slide sandals

tailor-made chiffon blouse, Damir Doma pants, Adidas slide sandals

collarless scoop neckline

collarless scoop neckline

black, brown, and white diamond pavé ring set in rose gold, by Lanero

I’ve recently taken to wearing wide bands on my left middle finger as a bolder, though less comfortable progression from my signet pinky rings. This black, brown, and white diamond pavé ring set in rose gold by Lanero is an exercise in chaos and precision: the diamonds are placed in an almost random pattern, yet the craftsmanship–with the stones being set in a raised concave slope with a honeycomb backing–is immaculate.

These Damir Doma trousers with leather detailing on the pockets give just that little feel of luxury when you reach your hands inside them.

These Damir Doma trousers give me that little feeling of luxury when I reach my hands inside the lambskin-trimmed pockets.

Adidas slides, like what the cool boys in elementary school wore after soccer practice

Adidas slides, like what the cool boys in elementary school wore after soccer practice

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photographs by Drex Drechsel

5 Comments

  • Danny
    June 27th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Nice one!!!

  • Hannah
    June 29th, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Nice shirt!

  • Duck
    July 1st, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I need your tailor, I can’t imagine finding one here who would just make whatever I want to the standard I’d expect :’(

  • Izzy
    July 1st, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Just find someone who does a good enough job and work closely with him! My tailor is great, but we’ve worked on things together that I have just had to write off as sunk costs.

  • mat
    July 2nd, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Like Duck said, I need a tailor so bad too.

    Freaking Adi’s looking ace


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