Tuesday, June 19, 2012

50 Shades of Gray Flannel

Owning or buying Fifty Shades of Gray Flannel suits need serious reconsideration for flamboyant men. Tom Rath, the original Man in the Gray Flannel Suit was described by author Sloane Wilson as “the squarest guy in the world”- unaware of the meaning of flamboyance.  At the start of the novel the respectable Rath is wearing a neat and spotless $70.00 gray flannel suit.  By the end of the novel he has grown beyond the boundaries of gray. Flamboyant men today are in the color zone, going beyond fifty shades of gray, keeping only the shade that vibrates with life and diving into the accessories for flash and dash - any red tiee to add zing?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Montcler Gamme Bleu Men

Fresh, forward,  a bit flamboyant. Step up and out in Montcler yellow quilted blazer and trench coat.  http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/01/17/fashion/0117moncler-9.html

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marlon Gobel: designer to watch

Bravo MRarketplace for spotting Marlon Gobel as a designer to watch especially his vibrant patch madras suit.Quite fitting for flamboyant men. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Old Man Plaids???Never

Not a subscriber to the phrase: Old Man Plaids as GQ terms current menswear from Florence. Smartly styled yarn dyed checks and plaids created in new colorations, fibers and yarns woven for tomorrow’s man in fresh silhouettes have no resemblance to clothing of the 70s. Remember those monster lapels, garish colors and unpleasant hand found in abundance at Vintage shows today.  

Friday, January 6, 2012

Costume Historian: In the beginning

Costume Historian: In the beginning: I am an independent dress historian by interest, and a university librarian by profession. This blog is for anyone with an interest in the...

Alexander Mc Queen

Alexander Mc Queen for men in the Christmas window of Bergdorf Goodman is everthing a flamboyant yet elegant man could want. The coat has striking pattern, color that pops on a field of white with black and slim fit. If I could add a photo I have one to show you. The store has no more in stock but the one in the window. Move fast to claim it.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chic Confidence

Drab and dull are over in fashion for men. Be bold, be brave, step out in new clothes.