Friday, July 20, 2007

Patrick De Muynck, Flanders Fashion Institute

Again, a look full of retro-ish elements that are done in a completely modern way.


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  1. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 10:43 am

    This guy looks fantastic. I love the pocket watch chain in his bottonhole. It’s a great way to show off a beautiful accessory (hard to show without a vest).


  2. Zachary

    July 20, 2007 at 11:04 am

    I’m pretty suspicious of claims that “retro” styles are done “totally modern.” Thom Brown makes this claim as does Band of Outsiders. This gentleman (who looks fantastic!) certainly doesn’t have a retro haircut but everything about him is certainly pretty retro. I’m not so much deconstructing your critique as I am asking what excactly you find so modern about this. certainly not the moderately narrow lapels or the ray bans. As for the chain in lapel, Marcello Mastroianni wore one in “8 1/2″.

  3. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 11:54 am

    You need the right face for that collar and he has it. He looks great.

  4. Victor

    July 20, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Patrick is definately one of the best dressed gents in Antwerp !

  5. Laguna Beach Trad

    July 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Well done! This looks really nice. I’m always pleasantly surprised to see Europeans wearing seersucker, as I always thought it was too American, too provincial (i.e. Southern). I like the flat-front trousers and horizontally-striped tie (knit tie?) on this gentleman, but I’m not so keen on the 3-button jacket.

  6. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Oh…there it is! Hmm, I suppose it works once it’s all pieced together.

    The glasses would be garish (and played out) if it weren’t complemented by the dangly lapel jewelery thing-a-ma-jinger.


  7. Stephen

    July 20, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Zachary, you asked what was modern about it, and I dont think its necessarily modern in the sense of having not been done before, but more modern in terms of aesthetic. Look at how much cuff he is showing, how tapered the jacket sleeves are, how crisp he manages to make a knit tie look, not to mention how meticulously the tie is tied (perfect length and line falls nicely on the knot). At least thats my two cents.

  8. Candid Cool

    July 20, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous + classic seersucker suit, cool tie, & classic aviators

  9. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    I think it’s the particular fit he’s gone for that makes his take on the retro so modern. And I think it definitely works! He looks refined….. in a casual way, of course.

  10. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    That tie is the perfect compliment to the vertical lines of the seersucker.

  11. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    I like the look. Only crit would be the coat sleeves. Too short.

  12. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Love the look; it’s absolutely fabulous. I’d love to cut and restyle his hair though.

  13. Southern Preppy

    July 20, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    The patch breast pocket takes the suit to a whole other level – I see those on blazers but never on suits. It’s flashy in an understated way. I like the knit tie but its a tad too skinny (but still worth the risk).

  14. cigalechanta

    July 21, 2007 at 10:32 am

    You can label his style anything you want. He looks great!!

  15. patagoniacommunity

    July 21, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Fashionable and individual but in an understated way. Works for me.

  16. Directorial

    July 22, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Very nice look

  17. londondog

    July 23, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I love this look. Seersucker is such a great fabric for summer and this guy works it so well. What I really like is that the mix of a casual fabric and a sharp cut of the suit.

    P.S. You see Sart – I am not always negative ;-) I suppose turned up jacket collars are my pitfall ;-)

  18. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    this is exactly what i would wear tomorrow if i had more money and less worries. he nails it in every detail.


  19. me

    July 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    He looks great . The suit is really nice- the fit and color. The tie , pocket square and chain in the button hole add just the right touch. Love it!

  20. jason

    February 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Looks great–but why a pocket watch and wrist watch?

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