Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Best Buy from Kiev





I had forgotten that Azzedine Alaia spent his early years designing the flight suits for the Ukranian Air Force….or maybe I just made that up. Whatever the case, if I can lose 4 more pounds, I know what I’ll be wearing for Halloween this year.


So do I wear this with a flat or a heel?



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  1. Tim

    October 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Is that a hotel door or a lockup?

    • andreea

      October 25, 2013 at 1:35 am

      this nothing: we NEED pics with you in it!! :)

    • robert c harvey

      October 25, 2013 at 4:28 am

      Jeez, thats a lot of locks! And keys! You could add a steel bar or two! Maybe a mote…

  2. Mark W.

    October 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Super-cool!! Conjures up the movie Dune where the characters had those moisture recycling suits that supposedly made potable water. Nothing like authentic military gear.

  3. Wendy Carlos Williams

    October 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    When you lose those four pounds, please post a photo of yourself wearing it. What an amazing piece!

  4. HWDPrice

    October 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    This looks like a costume from The Fifth Element or how I imagine they dress in Neuromancer, In my opinion it would suit some big black boots… Cheers for the great blog Mr Schuman.

  5. louise

    October 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    oh definitely heels…………!

  6. chk

    October 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    holy s**t, where did you get it in Kiev?))) looks rocking))

  7. Allucy

    October 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Hope that`s not all that you`ve found good about Kiev :)

    And thank you for amazing lecture session and opportunity to meet you in person! It meant a world! <3

    • Aqeel Fikree

      October 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      5 o’clock shadow looks good on you Scott.

  8. Anerak

    October 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Fabulously cool utilitarian chic!! So inspiring

  9. theKacar

    October 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    That’s one bad-ass Halloween costume!

  10. Jonathan

    October 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Shoe choice is critical here. I’d recommend an ankle high rigger boot with a cap toe. Steel tip optional.

  11. Sofia

    October 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    a G Suit?! I’m so jealous!

  12. Denisa

    October 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Oo, that looks really wow and you did a greaaaat buy,.

  13. asa

    October 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    black lace up combat boots

  14. Alice

    October 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, it’s just like the suit from Thirteen Days

  15. sanda

    October 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Depends … go for sexy?…or go for strange casual! :)

  16. Anner

    October 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    with a helmet


  17. Ida

    October 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Heels! First thing that came to mind when I saw this jumpsuit was ‘Oh, kinky!’ How random, I know, but still. :D

  18. Dawn

    October 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Totally Dune flashback. Don’t you have combat boots?

  19. Leon

    October 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Could you get more security on that door? One more lock … Please.

  20. Nat

    October 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    heeled boots. and go to lviv

  21. gatita

    October 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    The outfit plus the three locks on your door make me think of emergency lockdown situation!… Scary movie.. cool outfit though!

  22. ptb

    October 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    and they say disco is dead!

  23. Rocky Mantle

    October 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I love the strategically placed zipper.

  24. Turi

    October 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, heels. Without a doubt. Red ones, or maybe a gold patent.

  25. ginger from bliss-ologie

    October 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm


  26. Amalia

    October 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Definitely Birkenstocks.

  27. Andrei

    October 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Haha! I wore that as my costume while working on the TV show Defiance! They use it as an alien costume. I really thin and that thing was tight on me.

  28. Politics of Fashion

    October 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

  29. alessia

    October 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    what’s that?!?


  30. Topol

    October 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Neither flats nor heels.


  31. jessC

    October 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    This brings to mind a photo that Humans of New York posted a few weeks ago: .

    Dude wore flats (err…), but i think you could rock some heeled boots with the above garment, as it looks way less bulky.

  32. Jani

    October 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    How about flippers?

  33. milex

    October 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Nice! I am going to be Karl Lagerfeld this year.

  34. Anne Sophie

    October 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Heels! heels! heels!

  35. Ellen

    October 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Flat! Like all black leather chucks style shoe!

  36. Sarah

    October 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    A red scarf around your eyes, some additional leather at the elbows and knees, a couple of swords, and perhaps a tortoise shell = sexiest Raphael, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, ever. Scary!?

  37. Taipei Style

    October 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Cool! Wear it how you prefer, but we want to see pictures!


  38. alessandra de leonardis

    October 25, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Oh …!! I have been many times in Kiev and I saw so many beautiful things military!
    I’d wear them with Dr Martens and sexy lingerie…..yes!

  39. Roos

    October 25, 2013 at 4:52 am

  40. Bolduc

    October 25, 2013 at 5:07 am

    The outfit in this video : Ophélie Winter – Je Marche à L’envers (1998) :

  41. LesFleurs

    October 25, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Spanx for Men; just sayin’.

  42. Ana

    October 25, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Definitely with military boots.

  43. Annaliese

    October 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

    A great boot I think. My dad was a fighter pilot and wore one of these. When I was a kid he always came home with the pockets stuffed with candy, could come in handy for halloween!

  44. Katherine

    October 25, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Your front door is an elevator?

  45. Cari Hislop

    October 25, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Doc Martin Boots…orange if possible!

  46. Boston Guy

    October 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

    If the hair is high then the heels should be too!

  47. Michael

    October 25, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Check Helmut Lang Fall 2003.

  48. anna

    October 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

    white shoes.

  49. Roslyn

    October 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Flats, definitely. You never, ever wear heels for Halloween. I made the mistake once in my life and I’ll never make it again. I was five, my brother was nine. He was a pirate, I was a princess. I had these cute little glittery backless mules with a tiny heel that I was thrilled with. But I couldn’t keep up with my brother and his friends as they raced from house to house getting candy. His stash ended up being ten times mine. Never again. I’m still bitter.

    • Vandy

      October 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      Oh Roslyn, that just made my day!!

  50. Anna

    October 25, 2013 at 9:51 am


  51. Cyrus Pavel

    October 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

    wear this with Timberlands

  52. Theresa

    October 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Clearly, this should be worn with a heel ;)

  53. mustangsally

    October 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Anti-G Suit. Fun! Inflate it for a party trick.

  54. willa

    October 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm


  55. Costume De Rigueur

    October 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    OMG! I wanna see the photo of you wearing it…


  56. Rocky Mantle

    October 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Let Garance try it on!

  57. Anne

    October 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Heels! Definitely. And we want photos!

  58. pontus

    October 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    You wear it with a Fighter aircrft of your choice!

  59. meta

    October 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Wear it with some Bundeswehr Pilot boots!

  60. Alvaro

    October 29, 2013 at 1:15 am

    This looks as if a ninja turtle was behind that door and somehow it got smashed

  61. Kim Hoffnagle

    October 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I remembered seeing something recently: perhaps a mood book for your Halloween?

  62. Olesya

    October 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm


  63. Cindy Karnitz

    October 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Wow!! That is simply to BDSM to be believed~ I am completely jealous of this find!!

    Military boots – Dr. Martins. Whatever – just be sure to post a picture!!!

  64. lisamarie

    October 31, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Who cares about losing four pounds.
    Wear it anyway.

  65. Joost

    November 3, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Halloween is over, but you are right; pressure suits really had a huge impact on fashion. And it is time to bring the space age back! Did you know that the the original (green) standard airforce suits were spaypainted with silver for the Mercury 7 astronauts?

  66. Just A Person

    November 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Scott. This is the poorest quality picture I’ve seen on this site in all my years of coming here. I love it. That’s 1.

    For 2, this is some super sci fi shit brother. Take it from me; I’ve been a geek’s geek long before being a style geek. This is total Alien style, or something you’d see on Dune as someone mentioned above. I’d try to hunt down some footwear wardrobe from the 70′s/80′s sci fi and Anime classics, or at least use the wardrobe design from movies as inspiration. Perhaps some forward designed hi top sneakers or men’s boots will set this cool suit off. Good find brother.

  67. Helen

    December 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I can’t imagine anyone but aliens wearing this suit….lol

  68. Wendy Carlos Williams

    April 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Show us a picture of you wearing it!

  69. Bryon

    October 17, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Really appreciate you sharing this article. Much obliged.

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