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Humdrum Town

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2010 by James Field
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90

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , on July 30, 2010 by James Field

Naomi Campbell 1990 by Herb Ritts

Inspiration of the 90’s

Sands Of Time

Posted in Obsessions with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2010 by James Field

Current Obsession

Dori Tomcsanyi Spring 2011 Campaign

Topic: 191 Unlimited

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2010 by James Field

The world of mens fashion is a constantly revolving door of upward spirals and downward slopes of success and failure. One minute something is in, and the next its out.

I recently came across a great company on the rise named 191 Unlimited and their cool, laid back approach to menswear was what inspired me to feature them on T.B.N. 191 Unlimited is a small brand that was started in 2002 by two best friends Parth Sharma and Girish Karnani, who took $191 to a casino and turned it into enough money to launch their first 191 Unlimited collection. Now 191 Unlimited is carried in Macy’s , Nordstrom, Dillards and Bloomindales, just to name a few. The brand sticks to 4 basic principles that they abide by 1) Awesome Fit, 2) Extreme Comfort, 3) Innovative Detailing, and 4) Affordability. The mix of these elements have created a brand that has become a true success and has taken off in a major way.

I was so honored to review a couple of shirts from the new 191 collection. The Hopscotch gingham check shirt, and the basic V-neck black tee with military epaulet detailing.

The Hopscotch woven shirt (shown above) is a great spring/summer shirt. I  paired it with some beige cropped pants last night when I wore it to a concert in Brooklyn, and it looked great!. The military epaulets is a very nice detail and the buttons are actually octagon shaped which is anther small, but very well crafted detail.

The basic black  V-neck  shown above is another great option for those hot summer months. Made of lightweight cotton, with  great stitching  detail along the outer most trim of the shirt. The v neck tee is something I will definitely wear a lot of this summer, classic and simple, it goes with anything.

191 Unlimited seems to have a great thing going with their clothing line, a classic approach to menswear but with updated colors and styling, they really know their customer and how they like to dress. The company has grown so much since 2002 and is such an inspiration and a testament to what you can do when you put your mind to something and work hard and dedicate your, time, passion and in 191 Unlimited’s case, actually $191 dollars.

Check out more of 191 Unlimited on Twitter and also make sure you “like” on their Facebook link.

Special thanks to Amy and the whole 191 Unlimited team!

James

Throwback

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 by James Field

The Classy Daphne

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2010 by James Field

  “You are no longer a person, you have become a concept”

-Bernard-Henri Lévy

As my fascination with the incomparable Daphne Guinness continues to flourish, I was awe-struck by this editorial out of the pages of Vogue Italia’s October 2009 issue. The spread was called “The Classy Daphne” as was inspired by the 1961 french film “L’Année dernière à Marienbad”  in english “Last Year at Marienbad” (see previous post) starring  Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, and Sacha Pitoëff.  The film explores the relationship between a man and a woman in a château in Marienbad. The editorial that was shot is an almost exact replica of the film and is beautifully captured in my opinion. Daphne Guinness looks exactly like Delphine Seyrig and was probably the only person who could pull off this editorial, she can do no wrong in my eyes and she is very much so The Classy Daphne.

 

Without a doubt one of the most beautifully crafted fashion editorials I have ever see. The tense and stark nature of the spread is what makes it slightly off-center, but astonishing. Bravo

Vogue Italia October 2009
Editorial: The Classy Daphne
Photo: Steven Klein
Models: Daphne Guinness and Tyson Ballou
Fashion Editor: Patti Wilson
Makeup:  François Nars

This is the original trailer of the film L’Année dernière à Marienbad

Posted in Art Nouveau on July 25, 2010 by James Field

Last Year at Marienbad