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wide-leg trousers, milan fashion week

Posted in inspiration, menswear, styling by benperdue on 24/01/2011

Most original styling I’ve seen in a street shot for a while. Borrowed the image from work, if you know what I mean.

andrej pejic, candy #2

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, model, styling by benperdue on 22/11/2010

Flesh tone surgical supports-cum-shapewear can be hard to pull off. No pun intended. More Andrej bromance in the new issue of Candy.

shirt & jacket envy, the ones2watch

Posted in denim, inspiration, styling, vintage, womenswear by benperdue on 22/11/2010

Old favourites, lived in, well loved, what do you call it, etc. If you found that vintage jacket and old Levi’s shirt on a shopping excursion next stop would be Costcutter for a scratch card. Seen at The Ones2Watch.

clément chabernaud, arena homme+

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, model, styling by benperdue on 13/11/2010

Check the Philip-Lorca diCorcia references.

comme and sweats, man about town

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, styling by benperdue on 14/08/2010

In awe of this preppy mix of Comme and souvenir sweats, styled by Joe Mckenna and shot by Willy Vanderperre for the last Man About Town. Exchange student chic (minus the backpack worn on the front).

o’neal mx, 40 years

Posted in advertising, collection, inspiration, menswear, outdoors, sportswear, styling by benperdue on 14/08/2010

80s and 90s motocross styling is amazing. This is all from the latest O’Neal catalogue, celebrating 40 yrs in the sport.

i won’t sit still, dazed & confused may 2003

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, sportswear, styling by benperdue on 03/08/2010

Always loved this shoot because it made sportswear feel subversive and dark, with typically toyish Formichetti styling touches like the harlequin masks just adding to the off-kilter feel. Kim Jones art directed this too and you can really see his influence in the body painting. I remember when he did a T-shirt collaboration with Topman the same year and I went down to Oxford Circus pretty much every day for a month asking the staff when they would be on sale. They featured twisted Alice in Wonderland cartoon graphics, like the Kim Jones tops you could buy in Pineal Eye but at a third of the cost. Rest of the shoot is here.

john colver styling, bmm magazine fall/winter 2009

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, styling by benperdue on 01/08/2010

I really liked the stuff John Colver styled for QVEST magazine back when it had a London office too. These he did for BMM Magazine in Italy are amazing too. Apologies for two beret posts in a row. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em etc.

joe’s first issue, joe mckenna 1992

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, styling, womenswear by benperdue on 31/07/2010

Would kill for a copy of the first Joe’s magazine by stylist Joe McKenna. Published in 1992 it featured editorials shot by David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean, Steven Klein, and Bruce Weber. It had little in the way of advertising and gave photographers, writers, and stylists pretty much free reign to do whatever they wanted without restriction. With the obvious exception of Sang Bleu, there aren’t a lot of publications out there doing anything similar today. An issue of cost as much as anything.

comme des garçons, found advertising

Posted in advertising, designer, inspiration, photography, styling, vintage by benperdue on 18/07/2010

Props go to Hologram City for actually finding them in the first place, I’ve just ripped these straight from their blog (which I look at too much). Haven’t done my research to work out what year they are yet. I think Comme adverts can be a bit hit and miss but the recent scrunched up magazine page-style campaign was genius too.