Friday, December 18, 2009

Mad Times

The NY Times is making a case for 1950s-1960s dressing (Mad Men)
See the whole editorial here.

While GQ's "GQ Eye" blog is making a case for turn of the century dressing.

What I see is a battle brewing between Williamsburg and Manhattan dressing. I do like the sleek (but often stiff) lines of the 1960s, but I have to say the necessarily tailored pieces of the turn of the century, and the level of detail and quality which they require appeals greatly to me. Uh oh... I think we can probably add the next stage to this.

In any case... young vs. old? Romanticism vs. Revisionism? anybody? anything?
Maybe I'm grasping at straws, but this new direction of fashion is bound to provide much of interest in the coming months.