"A Certain Exquisite Propriety" --Byron

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

"Doheny Drive" by Doug Inglish

Definitely some Brando being channeled in this Beverly Hills/Hollywood entitled set by Doug Inglish for Numero Homme China #5--"Doheny Drive." This is just a great shot with the chain, and a bit of a peek-a-boo shot underneath. See more of the shoot HERE on SissyDude.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mike Quyen--Lookbook

Mike Quyen's look for "xquisite" I find very enjoyable. Mostly I'm taken by the use of safety pins to create the almost beehive or birds nest effect. And the cross on the collar gives it that kick of moody, Gothic depth. I can only imagine how long it took to create the piece. I've pinned safety pins to a jacket just at the collar before, and it took hours--but nothing close to the number it seems Mike used here. Well behaved dalmatian.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hom Swimsuit

I'm enjoying this swimsuit by Hom--founded 1968 in Marseille--mostly due to my fondness for blue. The blue stripes are great. But what I also enjoy, at least as it is styled in this photo in Homme Style #4, is the length in the crotch from the torso, down, that creates a retro look. Part of the "length" is rendered due to the contrast between the blue and white stripes. See more of the shoot HERE on Morphosis. You can purchase the Hom swimwear and underwear HERE from Figleaves 

Monday, August 6, 2012

10/10--"Only Young Once!" collection

When I think of designs that work to push the envelope while still being quite wearable, this is what I have in mind. 10/10 (ten out of ten) collection "Only Young Once!." I'm instinctively drawn to the geometric, asymmetric, as well as symmetric shapes and details . Yet, even while creating layers of interest via stacked and exaggerated affixes, the pieces aren't "bulky" or too big: they retain a streamlined, fitted feel and look. The pieces and looks have the blend I enjoy between edgy and urbane; past and future. This collection is simply speaking my language--I want these pieces for the stage, or perhaps as street armor. See more of the 10/10 collection HERE.
Source: FuckingYoung!