Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You Hold It In And You Let It Loose

I find it interesting to pair something tailored, like this amazing jacket from John Lawrence Sullivan, with something loose and drape-y. The jacket is really giving a classic vibe and my style isn't really strictly that even though I collect a lot of tailored jackets and enjoy wearing it. John Laurence Sullivan is a brand I've been interested in for several seasons now but this jacket is my first piece. Arashi Yanagawa, the founder and designer of the label, was a former professional boxer, thus his label named after a champion boxer from the 1880's. What's interesting about John Laurence Sullivan as a label was how Yanagawa created clothing pieces by mixing diverse inspirations aside from boxing, for example, using industrial materials from aviation and construction. His claim to fame has been the suits, created with all English materials gathered from English houses and factories, and renowned for its sharp cuts and slimming designs – they are also the most wearable parts of his collections and have gathered much international acclaim. 

top - John Lawrence Sullivan tailored jacket + Tiwana shirt, bottom - DP s/s 2013 pants, shoes - tabi, accessories - Thomas Sabo skull necklace

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