Norman Pike epitomises 1950s East End gangster style, wearing an oversized camel coat, meticulously-tailored suits and a patterned evening scarf. I love his costumes because they’re such a brilliant example of the way fashions change but people’s attitudes towards them do not. He’s a criminal who works for a crooked nightclub owner, and he spends his new disposable income on the 1950s equivalent of status-symbol bling: a sharp suit and a fistful of signet rings. Actually the signet rings may well be my favourite thing of all because they are such a literal example of “the more things change…”. Guys like this still wear them today; the rich man’s knuckle-duster.— Menswear and The Hour: 50 Shades of Grey Suits.
N.B. the older brother of one of my primary school friends once got punched by a guy wearing one of those rings, and temporarily ended up with a hole in his cheek that was (supposedly) large enough to fit a straw through. #GLASGOW
These are lovely photos, and MY GOODNESS I WANT THAT COAT.
Queen of Shamakhan Coat by armstreet
On the tent… The prize of maidens,
Queen of Shamakhan, in radiance
Lambent like the morning star,
Quietly salutes the Tsar.
A.S. Pushkin “The tale of the golden cockerel”
I want the Shlyahta Medieval coat and tunic.
The peasants wouldn’t know what happened…
does anyone want to give me $549.99?
I don’t even care that I would look like a twerp, I want one RIGHT NOW.
no one could look like a twerp in this. (i want one too.)
White Journey coats.
I meant to post these yesterday, but other things came up and I didn’t get around to it. Honestly, while white would look excellent, I can’t imagine a long white coat to remain white for more than about ten minutes. Opting for a light gray wold probably look just as good and be that much easier to keep clean.
I also thought that it would look great in taupe or sand/tan.
Oh, my god.
where can i get these outfits???????