There is a well known optical illusion with two faces in profile on the left and right side, leaving a vase / cup / goblet in the middle from the background space between them. I used that illusion on a dress shirt, with a nice but conservative and rare colour combination of navy, white and brown.
Dress shirts I have made for myself
The BRAILLE Dress Shirt
Welcome to Level 2 of my design skills, symbolic design!
The COWBOY Dress Shirt
Dress shirts with yokes are often associated with country and western styles, like those of cowboys. I do dress shirts with yokes because they’re like canvases upon which I can show something, or are just opportunities to add a little colour to a shirt. However, I do them with Mandarin (or band) collars, tunic style not meant to be tucked in at the waist. The combination means I often joke about my style as that of an Asian cowboy. 🙂
The REFLEXO Dress Shirt
Reflexo is probably a word in many languages. The one I had in mind for the name of this Portuguese soccer jersey inspired dress shirt is the Portuguese word meaning “reflection”, as in an image rather than deep thought or other meanings of the word “reflection”. That’s because I have the red and green colours reversed, for practical reasons. Otherwise, I’d have called this the Portuguese dress shirt!
TOILE Dress Shirt, Take Two
This is the second go I had with using some beautiful toile I got in Manhattan. The first one was meant as a fitting and lining up picture fabric exercise. I was hoping I had the fit correct, but it was almost correct. Wearable, but not to my standards.