23 Sep 2011

Love "The Rat Pack" Look: BUT too tight for next spring...

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Sexy if your very fit... But sorry, to me this look's so over... Very "Last Year"... If you follow the blog you will know, I promote "Make or Mend"... But if you have to shop I'm encouraging investing in Luxe: Sorry, but to stay in style when time's get tough, you will need to be deciplined, shopping carefully and staying within a budget... And resist impulse purchases... instead look around and find a better version from a vintage shop or more up-market shop that use good fabrics...
Years from now you'll thank me, when you have your own collection of of great pieces... and you can pass them on to your kids...
Below this guy is wearing what the vintage market, stateside call the "Western Riding Coat" cut-full popular for layering using as the top coat... A coat for all seasons and can be cut in anything you have around, from denim to cashmeer iv you have a nice piece waiting to be cut...

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Image from a good book of old patterns for mens clothing >>>

4 comments:

Lauren said...

I like the rat pack look in the first shot, too, but I agree - I'm tired of the shrunken fit. The guy in the middle got it right.

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D.R. said...

your shoes in this post are hot
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Mayo said...

Who is the man smoking a cigarette?

Anonymous said...

do you have the pattern book?
can you tell me the name plz?
it looks really interesting (i'm a fashion design student)
perhaps i can find a copy to in a vintage bookstore :)
thanks a lot

MirrorDoll@gmx.de