Alison Kelly

Menswear, it's a whole new species!

on Nov 29, 2007

What a debacle! This challenge was like asking a pianist to to play one of Beethoven's overtures on the harmonica. Am I glad I wasn't there? Clearly. I am half way through the episode and haven't the faintest idea who is going to survive. Menswear, as it has been stated repeatedly throughout the episode, is brutal. It's an entirely different species altogether. I've decided to leave the tailored menswear wizardry to Saville Row.

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Jack definitely did a fine job on the bias cut detailing of his shirt, it reminded me of old British tailoring techniques and was sewn quite well. Stripes with stripes alarmed me at first, I found it almost too busy, but the more I looked at the ensemble, the more I appreciated the balance of color and subtle quirkiness of the contrasting stripes. The pair would look nice with a jacket to break up the graphic quality of the look.