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05-11-2004
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The menswear tailoring trend that landed big in stores this fall is credited to Hedi Slimane's influence at Dior Homme. The skinny jacket, the fitted pant, the slim three-quarter length coat and other sartorial Slimane signatures are definitive of several collections with the best renderings coming from the Japanese. Masaki Matsushima, a JC Report favorite, has shown two consecutively strong collections in Paris underscored by the skinny cuts of a master tailor's hand. Beneath the punk kilts and rock 'n roll grunge of (N)ine's spring presentation were super tailored, lived-in denim and perfectly worn and fitted T-shirts.
The Viridi-anne, another Japanese line that we recently discovered selling exclusively at Atelier New York (formerly A Boutique) is the latest entry to the skinny fit club. The strength of the three-year-old the Viridi-anne (selling for the first time outside of Japan) is that the collection is a sort of leitmotif for menswear. There's the iconic bomber, the blazer, the biker jacket, and the dress pant, all of which are put through a rigorous tailoring process with nary a thread of excess fabric unaccounted for. Precisely proportioned looks include a Prince of Wales check suit with the tiniest lapel, belted single button blazers, and a three-quarter length wool coat with a zip away sleeveless vest beneath. The effect is clean and sublime, but never stiff.
We're not only seeing skinny cuts in tailored clothes, one of the big looks for men this fall is a long skinny scarf or tie la Roxy Music. The skinny scarf was proposed at Gucci, Paul Smith, and Dior Homme for spring and boys seem to have already embraced the trend if we're to go by the numerous sightings in New York, Milan, and Paris. Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, and Jil Sander all showed very thin ties. And yes, the silhouette is more effective when everything is worn skinny.
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fasut...A now seems to be calling itself atelier...

*also ...notice the reference to ROXY MUSIC...

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these are not necessarily my favourite examples of this look...but it's what was with the article...

hedi slimane...and viridi-anne ...
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Thanks Softgrey, and thank God for this!!!!!

If it's truly a new "trend", I'll be buying a LOT of clothes this season. I've always loved fitted, skinny clothes a la Dior Homme; it's my look.

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Oh,oh, I better get to the gym

I saw Viridi-anne stuff at A, it's VERY nice, and it's not exorbitantly expensive. It's reminiscent of Margiela but with its own spin. That leather bomber in the picture is $1500. Softie, do you have the link to the article?

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here ya go babe...
what about a-changing their name?...


http://www.jcreport.com/

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I love this look! Maybe now I'll be able to find more pants that fit the way I want them to.

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Originally posted by purechris@Nov 5 2004, 12:21 PM

I love this look! Maybe now I'll be able to find more pants that fit the way I want them to.
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That's my thought.

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well this is how I dress mostly.

I don't think it's really a new trend though, it's a staple of people like raf, heidi etc... may be it's filtering down into the main stream more.

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Originally posted by softgrey@Nov 5 2004, 12:11 PM
here ya go babe...
what about a-changing their name?...
http://www.jcreport.com/
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Oh, they use that interchangabely. One day they are A, one day they are Atelier, one day they are A Atelier . BTW, you've met the guy in the picture

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yeah...i thought i recognized him...not the most flattering shot...i'd say

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I'm digging this look.

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Personally I hate this look, I'm too built for this look....

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thanks for the article soft! I like that Viridi-anne look a lot...that picture is quite representative of my style.

BTW does anyone know where I can find pictures of the Number (N)ine s/s 05 collection?

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Same here.....I'm nearly 225 pounds (but 6'3) and work out....this look would never look good on me....if only I were 70 pounds or so lighter....no wait..I like the way I look

The problem with this look is you cannot have ANY muscle mass, you basically need to be bones with some skin......but I do like the look and the seamless flow of the clothing.....

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