"A Certain Exquisite Propriety" --Byron

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Baartsman and Siegel Blue Coat

This coat is worn by the lucky Style Salvage gent, designed by Baartsman and Siegel for their AW 2012 collection "Milk Tray Man." Of course, the color is what I enjoy the most as I'm magnetically attracted to blue. But I am also enjoying the silver zippers. In fact, I don't believe I've seen a zipper up the front of a long coat like it is here; particularly how it stops at the bottom of the collar--very cool and ever so slightly asymmetric.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kobayashi for White Zinfandel magazine No. 3

Takeru Kobayashi--competitive eating champ--is definitely full of himself; well, in this case, maybe he is full of grapes as he glutinously devours food of the gods while in the character of a emperor in this faux trailer for the latest issue of White Zinfandel magazine: bridging food and art, provoking thought. Novel concept. This issue is based around the notion of "Food Fights." What I'm thinking is how much I love the golden pants emperor Kobayashi is wearing. Check them out in the food crazy video below. Styled by Mark Hsu.
Source: TokyoDandy

Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Fascist Fashion" by Joe Lally, styled by Jean Luc Francaise

For all those who might have a leather fetish, this shoot is for you. Styled by Jean Luc Francaise, Joe Lally photographs a leather-clad fascist story entitled "Fascist Fashion." But really, this is a story about leather fetish and those who love the lifestyle--or at least try it on for size every now and then. What I enjoy the most about the shoot is the underwear featuring leather straps with buckles on the sides. If you're gonna do it, go all the way: leather, head-to-toe and below. See more HERE on Homotography.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bill Cunningham for NYTimes Style

The "peacock is out of his cage" according to Bill Cunningham--offering some education and opinion about some current trends in fashion. I am not particularly fond of the loose shorts and tighter legging and/or pants underneath; nor am I all that crazy about the "bubble" forms. I do enjoy a more streamlined look. However, I am all for self-expression and breaking from standards of conformity, even if that entails looking back to traditional dress of the 1600's: as long as it's a nob back, but with a forward twist. Educate yourself on the street w/ Bill!

Friday, December 7, 2012

"Ceremony" styled by Sebastian Machado

Too cool! Can't help but enjoy the Postpunk/NewWave Militant vibe in this spread entitled "Ceremony," styled for Cover Man by Sebastian Machado. 
Photos by Hasse Nielsen
Source: Fashionisto HERE

Artis Stamguts F/W 2013 "DNA"

Dress your underwear up just a bit--why not?! I love the embellishment and interest Artis Stamguts adds to his designs. It can be seen in the underwear below. But I also enjoy Stamguts' accessory designs for the same reason. Anyone who can take woven belt straps and create a killer piece is a talent, in my book. Check out the creativity and the rest of the DNA F/W 2013 collection HERE on his site.

Source: Morphosis

Sunday, December 2, 2012

"Touche" ---FantasticsMag

Alexander Beer shoots a fencing themed story for FantasticsMag featuring a shirt by British designer, Joseph Turvey. I always wondered: who is this guy on his shirts? See the rest HERE. And behind-the-scenes shots HERE on Beer's blog,