In these days of COVID-19 social limitations and working from home, a lot of men’s formal clothes aren’t being used nearly as much as they used to be. Those wearing it don’t have nearly as many occasions to dress up, nor do they have to dress up on nearly as many occasions like work, as in the past. The difference with this latest turn on men’s formal fashion, though, especially the casual work look, is that it looks to be here to stay. That makes men’s formal clothes ideal for purging, and refashioning if you were into that trend.
I recently came up with this idea for a Canada150 Innovation project. It’s a tie that you put on like a necklace, forever after, after tying your favourite tie in your favourite knot, as best as you can, for posterity!
Here’s what you do!
While I was in Alaska last fall, inspired by their flag which had the Big Dipper constellation and Polaris, the North Star, on it, I had the idea of making a tuque with the same constellation and more. Namely, I was going to illustrate one of the more popular astronomical navigation descriptives that involved not only the Big Dipper, but also the Little Dipper. I was going to do this on a tuque because it’s generally spherical, like the night sky. There was no more perfect a garment canvas than a tuque!
I can’t believe it’s been 4.5 years since I made this jacket but it’s about time I got some decent pictures of me in it! I call it my vampire hunting jacket because it was made soon after the movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and it had lots of silver on it. It also has loops on the sides of my waist for silver sais, which I happen to have!
You can read more about the jacket in the original post in this link. Pics of me in it are below.
That’s what I do in these Star Trek pajamas I designed with cuffs and epaulettes, and pant pockets, even!