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    28 Apr

  1. Dey Tuk R Threads!

    I drank coffee in a way too fashionable, not to mention way too expensive, café today and it dawned on me that all the women around me were wearing a uniform of ’boyfriend jeans’ and blazers. Yup. For those of you who don’t know: in fashion, mainly ready-to-wear, ‘boyfriend’ is any style of women’s clothing that was approriated from the male wardrobe and modified. Examples include aforementioned blazers and jeans, tailored shirts and coats. In actuality the stuff is just looser in appearance and fit than most women’s garb though still very much designed for the female form. Just google the term ‘boyfriend jeans’ and you get a whopping 63 millions hits. The whole thing made me think where did I see that before? Well here is an example, Linda Evangelista, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Italian Vogue, October 1989 (via). OG supermodels make everything look so much better, and they still do today

    approriation boyfriend clothes boyfriend jeans linda evangelista peter lindbergh 1989 vogue italia

  2. 10 Apr

  3. Pale Fire

    I was the shadow of the waxwing slain

    By the false azure in the window pane

    Though there is no dead wildlife, an interior design section (a.k.a. lifestyle porn) nor literary genius on this blog, there are summer ‘air ties' - try at your own risk - cotton and linen - much easier and safer things - GQ fashion spreads from January 1989 with nebulose titles (via)

    vladimir nabokov pale fire 1989 linen cotton sunglasses gq

  4. 4 Jan

  5. l’AGA-video #2: Simple shit is simple

    In the old days kings and (merchant) princes arrived by horse carriage. In modern times they are choppered in. Really, they are. Are you a prince or do you fashion yourself one? Dress up the entrance, dress down the clothes. Case in point above: chino, green long sleeved tennis shirt and suede hiking boots. Gianni Agnelli at Palazzo Te, Mantova. Summer 1989.

    casual getting choppered in giovanni agnelli gianni agnelli 1989 mantova palazzo te milstil

  6. 1 Oct

  7. Man: the true picture.

    They ain’t kiddin’. Why is this print ad for Krizia Uomo from 1989 (picture by Giovanni Gastel) so good? Because it makes you think of this picture of Gary Cooper, from good old doctormacro, the place where you came for good (i.e. big) scans of pictures of dead filmstars before all (re)blogging. 

    krizia uomo 1989 giovanni gastel gary cooper doctormacro tweed milstil

  8. 29 Sep

  9. Clean wrists  \ ’klēn ‘rists \

    1. “An automutilator’s term which means you haven’t cut in a while, so your wrists are cut-free.” 

    2. “A clotheshorse’s unadorned wrists, because he is not a hippie” 

    Cropped print ad for Chanel pour Homme from 1989. Like this oldie, good stuff

    clean wrists print ad 1989 chanel pour homme milstil