Or do they?
What IS a real man, anyway?
Friends, I've had lace on my mind lately. I just bought two very wide yards of the stuff -- beautiful black cotton lace from Mood Fabrics.
It has this great break (for lack of a better term) in the design every yard or so, so you can trim there (rather than hem) or incorporate it into your garment design as-is.
Even though I have seen a few photos of men wearing lace over bare skin, my idea is to use it as an overlay in a shirt.
|Comme des garcons 2014 - contrast sleve|
|Comme des garcons 2014 - contrast front|
Otherwise it's a little too sexy for my lifestyle.
|Marc Jacobs at 2012 Met gala|
|Comme des garcons (mesh, not lace, but the same idea)|
I do kind of like this lace-on-top look.
At MGM they taught us never to flagrantly expose our nipples.
Seriously, here is the lace over some shirting in my stash -- I really like the look. I'd probably use it either just on the sleeves or just on the torso.
Over lavender dotted swiss:
Over the floral I used in my most recently completed shirt:
Over a pale gray floral:
Over red gingham it's especially vibrant -- with purple, much less so.
Anyway, I hope to come up with something lacy later this month.
Here are the other fabrics I picked up:
Dark selvage denim.
Chalk-striped black linen.
And there's a new pattern in my life! (Actually, two, but you'll have to wait for the second.)
And that's it! I have class tonight so I may try to take a nap for a bit.
Any thoughts about men in lace?
Have a great day, everybody!