6 February 2012

Cut & Sew

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus
Fall/Winter 2003

Tailored, smart, witty, subversive - the ideal combination.
I need a blazer, and I think Rei may have the answer.

I do not currently own a complete suit (by which I mean a jacket and trousers made of the same fabric), and have not for well over a year now.  Part of me never thought that there would be a time when I would ever not own a suit, however it is a place I have found myself in without really even realizing it.  Lately a lounge suit has not been something I find myself necessarily wanting, or indeed needing, to wear, so for now my priorities in building up my wardrobe are elsewhere. I have spent the majority of my life in suits, so finding that empty space in my wardrobe is admittedly a rather odd experience. So far it is not something I have experienced as being any sort of lack, rather it simply feels like a space that has been temporarily vacated.  I find myself slowly returning to the idea of a suit, albeit in a less traditional sense than I would have otherwise thought.  My formal dress at the moment actually consists mainly of Comme des Garçons garments, so I suppose Comme des Garçons becomes the logical place to begin the consideration of creating a more comprehensive formal selection.  I will no doubt need to invest in a lounge suit soon enough, but for now pairing a blazer and some trousers feels comfortable. It feels right.


  1. Oh Comme des Garcons! I love that jacket with the red running through it. It sounds as though the formal things you own at the moment are quite lovely- I really do need to invest more into the things I buy...and stay away from poorer quality garments!

  2. The suit of Comme des Garcons 2003 is not outdated at all.I love this suit.

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  5. I'm at the point in my life when a good reliable piece of formalwear is becoming more and more inevitable. I think girls have it easy since a well-made dress costs a lot less than a suit. Sometimes I see other students at school in suits (most of which are still expensive even if they're badly constructed) for interviews or events, but most of them have fits that are awful and saggy.