Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Raw-Edged Trench

I love [email protected]#%*king with a classic.


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  1. rnssnc

    February 15, 2006 at 4:40 am

    do you know what brand is it?

  2. Anonymous

    February 15, 2006 at 6:35 am

    She looks great.

    However, I am not quite sure what to think of unfinished edges. This is seen quite often. It is presented as style. However, I think it would reduce manufacturing costs and increase profits.

    What do others think of this look?

  3. The Sartorialist

    February 15, 2006 at 6:43 am

    I don’t think it would reduce manufacturing cost because it is a fashion item and probably only a few-ish were made. It is much easier to make any garment the “traditional way” b/c patterns and processes are already set up, it is more mindless for the sewers. They also have to do a very tiny stitch along the edge to keep the fabric from fraying tooo much, it is a lot of work to look so undone.

    Like I said under the photo, I love when you mess with a classic in a subtle way.

  4. Anonymous

    February 15, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    This screams of homelessness…what does this have to do with style? It’s fake.

  5. The Sartorialist

    February 15, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    I own clothes that have frayed edges and I’m not homeless. As a design detail, it is no different than a ruffle, just part of the design landscape.

  6. LA Guy

    February 16, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    “Lazer cut” raw edged outerwear was all the rage in the late 1990′s and as late as 2000. I recall that Donna Karan did an exemplary example of a lazer cut trench in treated cotton about that time. The edges gradually frayed with wear. It was a terrific coat.

  7. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 4:43 am

    Is this what they mean by deconstructed? Actually, I love it because everything about her is sooo put together and the fray edges really comes out.

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