August 13, 2013

Siki Im

In The Dandy Project Checklist of Idiosyncratic Essentials (together with silk kimonos, cheap Casio watches, and diamond signet rings), a good tunic will always be a mainstay.  I like tunics as hyper-casual pieces for entertaining in the summer, and with the long hems peeking out from under jackets in the cooler months.  For Spring 2013, one of my most favorite New York designers, Siki Im, created one that is both ecclesiastical and provocative: a flat mandarin collar, shrunken shoulders slightly flaring out into a long hem, 2/3 length sleeves, and two back vents that go up the yoke, rendering the shirt essentially backless.  When I had picked it up, one of the designers told me it was meant to be worn layered, perhaps with an undershirt for modesty.  I shunned his advice.

Siki Im Spring 2013 tunic, Uniqlo white jeans, Siki Im x Teva sandals

Siki Im Spring 2013 tunic, Uniqlo white jeans, Siki Im x Teva sandals

The center back panel, flanked by two high vents, made slightly long, flaps like a banner in the wind, as if signaling passers-by to glance at the man in a backless shirt.

The center back panel, flanked by two high vents, made slightly long, flaps like a banner in the wind, as if signaling passers-by to glance at the man in a backless shirt.

Siki Im's tunic with high back vents and 2/3 length sleeves

Siki Im’s tunic with high back vents and 2/3 length sleeves

three balding rhinestone rings

three balding rhinestone rings

Siki Im x Teva black grosgrain sandals

Siki Im x Teva black grosgrain sandals

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photographs by Ciege Cagalawan

6 Comments

  • Patrick Wilson
    August 13th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    You have such an impeccable sense of style, I am a huge fan!

  • BougieHippie
    August 14th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Killer rings!

  • Elizabete
    August 15th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Nice rings!

  • amo
    August 18th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    very nice shoes

    Mi blog by Amo

  • matthew pike
    August 19th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    applause on the old Teva front, really like them at the moment. I was promised a pair by someone but they never turned up

  • Broderick | Sartorial Exposure
    August 30th, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Killer photography. Love the minimalism


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