"Make These Shirts For Me!"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I opened my mail this morning to find these photos sent by one of my clients. These shirts are from the "Vivienne Westwood Man" collection.

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My client loves the funky look of these shirts (so do I), but wants me to "interpret" these styles to fit into his more conventional wardrobe.

This will be a fun assignment. I like many of the design details, but will lose the mismatched button/buttonholes while keeping the asymmetric shirt fronts with the V-shaped insets. Those funky back darts? Those will be going...going...gone! While cool for many I'm sure, they just look odd and rather contrived to me...or like a Home-Ec project gone way wrong!

Stay tuned for my shirt inspired by these designs....