Sunday, May 24, 2009

DIY: The Multi-colored Whistle Necklace

Making its rounds about the menswear blogosphere a few days ago, this multi-colored whistle necklace by Phenomenon (available for a rather hefty price of 86 USD at choiceisyours.jp) caught my eye.   I thought to myself, pfft, I can so make that.

whistle necklace by Phenomenon

So I did.  I purchased five whistles at the toy store and strung them through a silver ball chain lying around the house, most probably from an unused ID card.  Total cost: USD 5.50.  

whistle necklace by The Dandy Project

There were only four colors available in plastic, so I had to settle for a silver one in the center.  It kind of makes it my own though, don't you think?

Here it is worn:


vintage bowler hat, shirt by Comme des Garcons PLAY, DIY whistle necklace, Casio calculator watch, tailor-made black skinnies, Swear patent jazz shoes

18 comments:

Shay said...

oh my gosh that's so great! Well done. I know I'm not the biggest commenter in the world, but I read your blog all the time and love it. Def my favorite menswear blog.

Brook and Lyn said...

So fun and goes perfectly with your CDG PLAY shirt! $86??? That's nuts. You were right to make it your own with just $5.50!

jules said...

yours is so much better- i love the silver whistle. great cdg shirt too.

i really enjoy your blog. would you mind taking a look at mine?

james v. said...

I love this outfit! Nice DIY!

up and down town said...

not only does yours looks better (i think that silver one in there adds something most definitely), but you wear it so perfectly. it was meant for CdG play.

-h said...

yah, i think the silver in the middle is definitely the right touch.
at first from the thumbnail in my blog reader i thought the necklace were those little hot wheels cars.

Hapsical Blog said...

this is so cool.. way to save $80!

Love the outfit, it goes really well with the CDG Play shirt

mrjameskent said...

boss man

khaz of beautiful things said...

accessories are some of the most ridiculously-priced wardrobe items

RetroVintageModStyle said...

Great idea! Some stuff can be very over priced. And this proofs that regardless of the price, sometimes less expensive pieces can look more stylish than overpriced ones. Money can't buy style ;)

BTW liked pretty much all your shirt projects in previous posts!

PinkBow said...

so cool, a great look!

Noelle Chantal said...

You look so cute here, Izzy! yours is so much better. i like it with the silver one in the middle. and your polo with those shoes is so very nice! plus that hat looks perfect on your hair. i like your hair that way. :)

Are they selling that white Stussy in Rockwell or in Greenbelt?

Ca said...

Hello and thank you for the lovely comment! I'm glad to hear from another stylish male blogger who posts outfits shots, always inspirational.

And wow, how clever to make the whistle necklace. Very playful and the perfect quirky touch to a simple and elegant look.

Ca said...

And oh, I forgot to say: thanks for linking me! I'm usually slow and a bit picky with links exchanges but I'll add your blog. Keep up the good work!

And gosh, I love the hat!

Style Salvage Steve said...

Blow your whistle(s)! I love this outfit and envy your eye for an accessory and of course your ability to create! Inspiring yet simple, great stuff!

ziggy s. said...

i just saw this necklace a while ago. i think i want one. lmao

hard liquor; soft holes said...

whistle necklaces 4EVER

FABIO who ? said...

You are amazing! I love your ideas, and your blog.

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