Readers, thank you. Thank you for your compliments and thank you for your candor in response to yesterday's big reveal.
I appreciate that we can be honest with each other. Some of you hated my pleated shirt and Thai fisherman pants combo (esp. when worn under a Miyake leopard coat) so vehemently that you banned me from wearing it in your home cities. I recognize this comes from a place of kindness and concern: not wanting me to look foolish or to invite ridicule, and for this I am grateful.
Luckily, not only do I rarely travel, I hardly ever even leave my own neighborhood, which may explain my somewhat myopic view of what men's fashion is these days. Also too, Pinterest. Once you start poring over photos from the latest runway shows, you forget what most men are actually wearing on the street, at the office, and in Iowa.
Having become something of a fashion slave, I can now appreciate a headless clown suit...
...barcode stripes mixed with florals...
...a wrinkled skirt with ankle socks....
..and so much more.
But not everyone can. I want to reassure those who are not on board with my outfit that -- and this is the blessing of menswear -- my combo can be broken up. I'm assuming the look below is uncontroversial.
But can I just mention the $2 Salvation Army pashmina I found that matched yesterday's Mood outfit perfectly?
I interpreted this synchronicity as an affirmation of my ensemble from the universe. What else could it mean?
In other news, there's a new Vogue Miyake pattern in my life as of noon today! (It's V-1541 from 1995.)
Look at that tunic jacket above and tell me it's radically different from the tunic (below) seen in Miyake's men's line for Spring/Summer 2014?
Now I just have to find some tie dye fabric!
In closing, I think it may be time to make my mother that pique robe, or to finish Cathy's cocktail dress. Then again, Michael has put in a request for Thai fisherman pants.
Is it too soon to revisit those?
Have a great day, everybody!
|Thom Brown says skirts!|