We can learn so much from yesterday’s fashion icons. And living in a post-Mad Men world means we can even enjoy aspects of current male fashions! Every Friday, I’d like to start your weekend off right with a little style inspiration from either then or now. Hopefully, my fellow Mod enthusiasts will find the whole or some detail of the whole to appreciate and maybe even adopt.
I'm sure everyone has 'Avengers' on the mind, what with the upcoming superhero movie and all. But let's go back to a couple of Avengers not affected by gamma radiation or super-soldier serums. No, these Avengers just had smarts, martial arts skills, and flash gear to help in their fight on crime. And speaking of flash gear, let's concentrate on the Sharp Stylings of The Avengers' John Steed!
Just check him out rockin' the bowler hat, 3-piece suit buttoned all the way down, upside-down umbrella, pocket sq-- wait, WHAT?!? 3-piece suit buttoned all the way down?? After last post's tirade, how did this get a Sharp Stylings nod of approval?
Even I couldn't believe it when I saw it! John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, looking stunningly cool, even with all his jacket buttons fastened. Maybe some tailors out there can help me out with this one. Look closely at his jacket... it's almost as if it was tailored perfectly for allowing that button to be done up. There's no tugging around the waist and the jacket still flares beautifully away from the hips.
Now please don't get carried away after seeing this photo. Just because John Steed's buttoned all the way down, I still do NOT recommend following this look.
First off, you ain't John Steed! Once you start solving crimes and taking down villains with a sexy super-spy like Emma Peel by your side, then you can try getting away with using all those front buttons. Secondly, unlike John Steed's jacket which looks like it was made for this look, chances are your jacket isn't designed for the full button-down.
John Steed... exception to the rule?