This is my new fashion look for work and other business casual situations, along with general wear when I’m not preferring to be in athletic or other types of garments. It was inspired by McCall pattern 4745 of a historical Civil War look, with me doing my own pattern and adding the DIY wheeled or ring buttons that I came up with the idea for when the local fabric store didn’t have any buttons I liked and could use.
TRANSFORMERS PJs and Uniform
Pics of me in this garment… only 2 years after. 🙂
As a guy who struggles with finding good fabrics to make great clothes, I sometimes have to resort to some extremes. This time, I went to curtains. I saw the Transformers curtains in the picture below and had a vision I could make something like what I did out of it. A set of PJs that are light and not “PJ looking” enough I could wear outside during the summer! And I had a new way of presenting it, too!
The NAM Dress Shirt
This was the first dress shirt design I ever had, which inspired me to learn to sew and create my current wardrobe. It was a highly symbolic design with a distinct look and I finally got all the factors right to make it, from fit to craftsmanship to final design (from draft) to the matching buttons which I found quite serendipitously in Manhattan.
VILLA Dress Shirt
The crimson, white and powder blue colours on this dress shirt were inspired by those of the English football club, Aston Villa. However, let me be clear from the very start there is no association of this shirt design, myself or anything related with the Aston Villa football club. It was just the colour scheme that inspired me so I named my shirt appropriate to give credit where it’s due. I’m a Manchester United fan. 🙂
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!