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I’m Too Sexy for My Shirt…

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Salve, tutti!

I just flew back from Milan and I’m still feeling the excitement. As with all the other builds, Milan’s monumental recreation of the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II staggers the viewer.

The view down the galleries is as spectacular as the view from outside.


It’s easy to lose sight of the reality that these buildings are as big as a whole region. Having done some relatively large scale builds myself, I know what a challenge it can be to span a whole region like this, and the crew here did an amazing job. From the historical costumes of Moonstruck to the detailed modern jewelry of a la Mood, there’s really something for everybody here.

I wanted to talk about shirts today and there are a couple of stellar examples in the RFL vendors.


This first one is from Musashi Do’s collection. It’s a polo shirt — a real polo shirt. Actually a polo club shirt but I’m always on the lookout for great patterns and striking designs. Too few men’s designers have this level of snap in execution and I really like it.

The second is from Touché and features a patterned skull and crossbones. I’ll confess that it’s not my favorite pattern, but I was intrigued by the color choices and the RFL vendor had both blue and burnt orange so I tossed a few L into the kitty. I’m glad I did.


Taken as a regular shirt – the rolled up cuffs look good, but the prim collar looks a trifle odd with the textured collar under it. Not bad. Just a little odd. It’s ok because I can wear it without the prim collar as an uppermost layer, but what caught my eye here was what happens when I put on my favorite sport coat from Sartoria (the brown jacket from the Sartoria Project in Green). The prim collar adds a finish and pizzazz to the outfit by carrying the line upwards. Bravo, Touché! I really like these shirts.

I took a little extra time to look around a bit and – sure enough – there are treasure globes here as well. They’re not too hard to spot but here’s a couple of clues.


That’s it for today from the Fair, although I may have another post later in the day on some jewelry from one of the Fair merchants.

Ciao for now!

Guy Stuff

  • Moonstruck – Rodomonte (780L) – Wildlife (600L)
  • Gritzi Design – Gritzi Jeans (49L) – Demon (99L)
  • Styles of Edo – Black Suit with Ascot Tie Coordinated 34 (380L) – Black Suit with Ascot Tie Coordinated 30 (380L) – 2009 Tuxedo1 Coordinated 4 (600L) – 2009 Tuxedo1 Coordinated 1 (500L)
  • Touché – Two Grunge Skull Shirts (200L)
  • Wilson’s Designs for Men – Stingray (200L) – Shine in Brown (400L) – Red Hot (300L) – The Archer (200L)
  • Sartoria – Velvet Suit (700L) – Moon Suit (700L) – Martin Suit (700L) – The Boulevarder (700L)
  • Musashi Do – Polo Club Shirt (79L)