A long time ago I said I was going to start doing more menswear posts. I haven’t really lived up to that, so here’s my way of making it up to you. Recently I found a new place to get much better images of menswear so the quality issue I was having is fixed, huzzah. Over the weekend somebody left a message in my ask box to do Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd. I love the story and can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. For those who need a refresh—Sweeney Todd is the story of Benjamin Barker the barber and his twisted revenge lust. After a wicked judge’s eye falls on his wife and he is banished for crimes he didn’t commit, he returns to London to get his life back. As fate would have it, his shop is now above Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies. Mrs. Lovett welcomes him back and informs him of his wife’s death at the hands of the evil judge and the whereabouts of . Long story short—lots of people die when they go to get a shave. Awesome.
1. Barker is back in town
Coat, sweater and scarf by John Varvatos, shirt by Louis Vuitton, shoes by Burberry Prorsum
Coat by Burberry Prorsum, shirt by Neil Barrett, vest by Givenchy, pants by Alexis Mabille, shoes by Dries Van Noten
3. Fancy a shave?
Coat by Alexander McQueen, suit by Canali, shoes by John Varvatos
Also, it’s tumblr tuesday. I haven’t asked in a while but you could make my day and recommend me if you like.
All images from Vogue UK.
following suit to the wendy post yesterday, here is peter pan. of course, he’s grown up a bit…even though that’s technically impossible. of course, peter is much more suited to spring 2010 than fall, but what can ya do. not much else to say.
1: hanging around neverland: jacket by burberry prorsum, shirt by band of outsiders, pants by michael bastian, boots by dolce and gabbana
2: peter’s shadow: jacket by neil barret, shirt by richard chai, leggings, sandals and kilt by givenchy
3: chillin with princess tiger lily: jacket by c.p. company, shirt by dolce and gabbana, jeans by bottega veneta, boots by ferragamo
after tsarina alexandra yesterday, i figured i’d ride the revolutionary russia wave as far as i could. naturally, the most ‘editorial’ of all these cats would be rasputin. now i’m sure most of the people who read this blog are familiar with him from the anastasia movie. i hate to be the bearer of bad news but i don’t think he sold his soul for a vial of demon monsters to destroy the romanovs. rasputin was a mystic, some revered him as a prophet and others dismissed him as a lunatic. regardless of the public, tsarina alexandra turned to him to aid her son’s illness. rumors swirled around the tsarina and rasputin, but the czar refused to send him away for fear his beloved wife and son would feel betrayed. as his relationship with the royal family grew, so did his influence. ultimately driving the country’s nobles mad with jealousy and fear. and everybody knows what happens when you’re jealous and frightened enough. too bad for rasputin. please note: these captions are taken from this song
1: he was big and strong and his eyes a flaming glow: coat by rick owens, shirt by givenchy, pants by ysl, boots by ann demeulemeester
2: ra-ra-rasputin, russia’s greatest love machine: coat by john galliano, pants by ann demeulemeester, boots by tim hamilton
3: though she’d heard the things he’d done, she believed he was the holy healer who would heal her son: coat by burberry prorsum, shirt by neil barret, man-skirt and leggings by givenchy, boots by burberry prorsum
note: anastasia was posted ages ago…but check it out, one of my favorites.
spot check milan
1: neil barret: not many surprises here…lots of black lots of leather and asymmetrical zippers galore. will say the dual textures on the pieces were entertaining (see leather above).
2: john varvatos: i’ve come to the decision that john varvatos is great for a man who is starting to get into fashion. the more my taste and style develops, the less inspiring i find mr. varvatos. saddening for he was once one of my favorite designers. some of the silhouettes are awfully feminine as well.
3: bottega veneta: i had true high hopes for bottega this season as one of my new favorites. on the heels of their impressive showing from spring 10 and fall 09 i have to say i feel they have digressed. not overly displeasing but in my humble opinion spring 10 and fall 09 were miles ahead. unfortunate, but i still love them.
4: not pictured: gianfranco ferre: there’s certainly been a change in the wind at ferre. here’s hoping that the change will change back. gone is the sophisticated man of spring 2010 and arrived is a snow trekking crazy person. we’ll see where this goes.
5: not pictured: roberto cavalli: i have no idea why, but i liked this. i would never wear any of the pieces but i enjoyed how he played with plaids and of course, the bomber jackets.