Saturday, April 25, 2009
The lowly button: neglected and taken for granted until it goes missing. It deserves more. Not only is it functional, but it is decorative too. There is at least one store that gives it its due respect and deals exclusively in it. Buttons in all kinds of shapes, sizes and materials; 9,000 styles to be exact.
Me, I like my buttons round, with four holes please, made of a natural material, and attached by hand.
Black suit buttons: Perfect company to hand-sewn buttonholes.
Posted by Sartorial Vancouver at 6:42 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Favorite item? Weakness? Most versatile piece? It could be anything - bags, shoes, t-shirts, watches, ties - and often one is not enough. What started as one turns into a wardrobe of many. Oh, we try to content ourselves with our stable, only to find ourselves resisting temptation, and reasoning that an addition would be most useful.
A hat maybe? The writing is on the wall:
Posted by Sartorial Vancouver at 3:01 PM
Anime characters are many, and the level of dress of Sakura-Con 2009 attendees in Seattle was about the same. Many turned heads, and the level of detail, time and handwork put into this ensemble - let alone the fit and silhouette - makes it a standout.
Posted by Sartorial Vancouver at 2:40 PM
I was in downtown Seattle over the weekend and noticed people taking liberties with their dress. All I could think to myself was, "Wow - love the creativity." I learned later that they were there for an annual anime convention, with many of the 10,000+ attendees in full costume. Seeing that many people dressed in the anime mode brought an air of legitimacy - versus being costume - to it. For many, no detail was left unturned in bringing their chosen character to life. That same passion and interest applied to everyday dress would bear great style.
Posted by Sartorial Vancouver at 1:53 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Spring is in the air and I have the urge to go green in a big way. Owe it up to winter greys and browns to make me want a change of pace. Green is fairly neutral, and adds subtle color to any look - so long as it is not overdone. Now, where did I put my green shirt...
Green cashmere sweater
Green woven silk tie
Olive linen pants
Green cotton socks
Posted by Sartorial Vancouver at 8:48 PM