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Mar 18, 2014

Man-Skirt: The Movie!



Readers, a special treat today: my complete man-skirt photo shoot is now a movie!

All the never-before-seen photos you've been longing for are now available for the first time EVER, exclusively for MPB readers.

(Special thanks to the late Toru Takemitsu, for his thrilling waltz accompaniment.)

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Miyake-inspired madness!  Double click image to view full-size on YouTube or just click here.



Have a great day, everybody!

27 comments:

  1. I was missing your movie format, great job...24 hours later and the skirt is growing on me, the shirt was already a winner!

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  2. Gotta admit, all the pattern play was kind of a turn off at the start of the movie but after a bucket of popcorn, soda and some red vines all I can say is WOWEEE ZOWEE!

    Peter, I absolutely am blown away by the shirt! I've been away for a while, did you share it's construction with your more loyal readers.

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  3. I love that you sew up both (more) traditional and non-traditional sorta goodies. Sewing is a boatload of fun and I am digging seeing an unexpected ensemble. Lovin it!

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  4. Wow, that was fun. I do love the shirt and throw/jacket/cardi, whatever miyake calls it. What's your verdict on the man skirt? Do you like wearing it? You do look good in the outfit, you accesorized well.

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  5. I absolutely love the shirt! The whole outfit is completely nuts, but in the best way possible I think. I'm a fan!

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  6. Can't see the video from work but I saw your pics on the Mood site yesterday and this outfit is just phenomenal. I love your Japanese-influenced style. Really, if you live in a crazy, big, fabulously fashionable city (as you do), you are just smart to go big and wear all of the options!

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  7. now that i have seen the outfit in action, the skirt needs to be a touch shorter and the shawl, save it for your cousin to use in about 20 years.

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  8. Peter, the shot of the arm of your shirt is totally drool worthy. Your sewing was good before, but you have taken it to a new level with your classes. Rock on!
    A.

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  9. These garments flow well together, although the mixture of colors is pretty crazy. I loved the action shots. And you chose a perfect piece of musical accompaniment.
    Davina

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  10. I love this outfit, in particular the shirt. The prints offer enough contrast for excitement, but they flow nicely together as well.

    The man-skirt is quite nice - a straight wrap skirt suits you much better than the culottes did. Have you thought about making a dhoti-style pant/skirt? I think in a drapey fabric you'd look great!

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  11. Excellent mix of pattern and texture! From a distance the shirt pattern looks like diagonal lines of ghost heads wearing red lipstick and saying, "Oooooo!" and I love that crazy effect.

    On the pleated wrap: were the seams finished? I certainly didn't see any lettuce edges. How was that done?

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    1. It's so funny you should say that because from a distance I see sock-monkey faces!

      The skirt lining is about 6" narrower than the full width of the skirt. It's attached at the sides, so the skirt fabric folds over at the edges approx. 3". It looks clean and nicely finished.

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  12. Amazing outfit, I especially like the shirt. I am curious about the shawl. Is it a simple rectangle or is it shaped like a ruana, with a cut in the rectangle so that the sides can be tossed over the shoulders?

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    1. It's a simple rectangle. It's a tight knit so the ends are just raw -- it's doesn't fray.

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  13. Love it! I would really like to see the skirt with a pair of black loafers or oxfords!

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  14. YES Peter!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE COOLEST!!!!! I LOVE this outfit! I have been following your blog for about a year and now I MUST speak up. You are doing something very deeply profound by sewing with such amazing percision, while challenging the social imprisoning norms with BEAUTY!!!!!! Thank you for having the courage to 1. sew impeccably ( I am a sewer and I know courage is only one of the many qualities it takes) 2. for the courage to respond to deadly conformity (that so many fall under the spell of) and taking action with BEAUTY!!!! You bring joy to my heart and hope in my day! Bless you!!! and keep on sewing, wearing beauty and being a REAL human!!!!!!

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    1. Yes, what Dante says! No need to repeat, but your blog is amazing. Just somehow stumbled upon it recently and it's really wonderful.

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  15. Karen from MarylandMarch 19, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    However did you get The Edge to model your clothes! What a score! http://blogs.poughkeepsiejournal.com/seansspace/files/2011/07/THE-EDGE2-722x1024.jpg

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  16. The outfit as a whole is quite intriguing, however, just the combination of the printed shirt and skirt is a bit much for my taste.

    By the way, you may like my post about gender stereotypes in clothes for small children: http://petitmainsauvage.blogspot.nl/2014/03/little-boy-blue.html
    I think you'll really like the pictures of boys in traditional costume from a small Dutch village. Prints and skirts!

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  17. Love, love it! Especially the patterns fabric combos :)

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  18. That shirt is wonderful-- so much fun! I wonder if how the outfit would look with a dupatta rather than the shawl. The shawl is a little overwhelming. A dupatta could give the same effect without overwhelming the rest of the look.

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  19. Inspiring! I just sewed the Folkwear Afghani Nomad dress with a similar mashup of prints. It's so liberating! Thanks for the cinematic highlight to my day.

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  20. Your outfit, your video, and, well, you, are some of the most beautiful things I've seen in the fashion world for some time.

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  21. Re man-skirts, check out these Fijian police uniforms!
    http://www.quora.com/Uniforms/What-is-the-most-ludicrous-official-uniform-ever-seen/answer/Caroline-Zelonka?srid=uTY1&share=1

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  22. Por tradición los hombres desde siempre se habían vestido con faldas, solo hace 300 años que los obligaron a usar pantalón.
    El pantalón es la prenda menos adecuada para un hombre; el calzoncillo bóxer, hace las veces de férula en los genitales, (propiciando mal funcionamiento, y discapacidades), la costura central del pantalón maltrata, magulla e incomoda todo el tiempo los genitales; la correa o cinturón hace las veces de torniquete, y obliga al corazón a bombear la sangre con mayor esfuerzo, (para vencer la contracción que hace el torniquete), y por mala irrigacion sanguínea afecta: el aparato digestivo, el sistema urinario, el aparato reproductor. Ademas con el uso del pantalón el hombre ha terminado orinando de pie lo cual es totalmente antinatural. Las Faldas y los vestidos con faldas para los hombres son suprema-mente SALUDABLES, CÓMODOS Y CONFORTABLES. El pantalón, el calzoncillo ajustado, la costura central del pantalón, y la correa o cinturón, están promoviendo las enfermedades modernas de los hombres: IMPOTENCIA, ESTERILIDAD, PROBLEMAS DE LA PRÓSTATA Y POSIBLEMENTE CÁNCER DEL TESTÍCULO.
    Ninguna parte del cuerpo del varon se maltrata mas que los genitales.
    Por salud y comodidad mejor usar FALDAS O VESTIDOS CON FALDA

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