Tuesday, 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.



great shirt!!


Ordinary Londoner said...

LOVE it! :-)

David M. said...

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 said...

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. said...

I like the outfit!

Giancinephile said...

Well, that shirt seems to be doing you wonders!

Michele said...

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

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