Since fashion magazines everywhere are raving about feminine pastels, 1950s and 1960s housewife looks, lace and peplums, I figured that it was a good time to get inspired by menswear.
Chris and I went to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy yesterday, and the entire cast's wardrobe is to die for. I got to thinking about buying a men's suit. I have been drawn to menswear for as long as I can remember. I have been buying sweaters and t-shirts at men's clothing stores for years - mostly because of fit and sleeve lengths - but there is also something that screams longevity in men's clothing. It seems to me that menswear is less fickle, less trend-driven. The clothes look like they are made to last for several seasons. There's no denying that I like to play with womenswear - I love to wear easy dresses and skirts - but there is an undercurrent in my sense of style that longs for Margaret Howell's menswear-inspired designs, nice tailoring, brogues, narrow ties and crisp shirts.