Tag Archives: Menswear

Exhibition Review: Artist/Rebel/Dandy

With a turned leg, a pair of trousers displays the athletic curves of a calf. The garment, a tribute to fine tailoring, was constructed from broadcloth, a rich fabric that retains its shape despite its age. Though sedate and small, … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: A Suit from La Belle Jardinière

Manufactured during the period now known as La Belle Époque (1871 – 1914), this suit from La Belle Jardinière is an example of the more affordable, ready-to-wear suiting options available to Parisian men. Established in 1824, La Belle Jardinière was … Continue reading

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Jean-Paul Gaultier: Deconstruction in Fashion

L’enfant terrible of fashion, Jean-Paul Gaultier, was trained in the (not-so-terrible) “magnificent ruined city”[1] of the haute couture.  He was taught in houses that had once dictated the conventions of elegance, but that had lost their power: in 1970 he … Continue reading

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Simpsons Trousers: They’ll Ride Up With Wear

I grew up in Maine’s smallest city with no cable television and as such, my taste in entertainment as a wee lass was a bit strange. One of my favorite TV shows was Are You Being Served?, a comedy full … Continue reading

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