Posts Tagged menswear

WWI “Tommy” Inspired Collection

I can’t believe how fast this semester is going!

Today, I thought I’d finally post this project I wrapped up a few weeks ago. The inspiration began with an exploration of British WWI “Tommy” uniforms. Then I moved on to looking at civilian wear and volunteer uniforms. The interesting elements that came from this further design research where the armband and tie-look-a-like placket details.

I feel like my methods and style have (almost magically) solidified this semester. I’m better able to think through garment design and incorporate my inspiration. I’m not sure why, but things are just “clicking”.
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for the fellas


My final project of the semester was inspired by the heritage of the National Parks: park ranger uniforms from the 1930s and 1940s as well as vintage workman’s clothes in this book and images of national parks from back issues of LIFE Magazine.

This was a Spring/Summer collection so I limited myself to no more than three pieces per look, which meant I had to be more strict in my editing. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been with one of my collections, but I also see lots to improve and try in the future.

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weekly loves: for the lads

As a designer, I always try to think about who I am designing for. Who would wear these clothes? I’m sure most designers ask themselves this same question all the time. One of the ways that I try to visualize my customer is is by thinking of what other items are in their closet, what their ideal workspace might be etc,. I keep a lot of my inspiration images neat and tidy on this Pinterest board.

This is a little sampling of recent pins:
boy times

One, Two, Three, Four, Five

fall uniform: for the fellas

Being in Austin has made me realize how much I rely on the weather to tell me what time of year it is. I’ve never lived somewhere as warm as this place is and stays. (The high was in the 90°s yesterday) The warm weather makes me feel like I’m always on vacation.

When I wrote out the date and realized it was October I could not believe it! And then I thought, “Why am I wearing a sundress?” So today I’m going to pretend that it’s a crisp, even chilly October night and pull together a little autumn outfit inspiration. First up, the fellows! And by fellows I mean a more masculine look. These days I’m all about stealing traditionally menswear items for myself. Feel free to steal ladies!

fall uniform - fellows

1) Layer Inspiration  2) Initial Ring & Small Gryphon Talisman  3) Wool Duffle Coat  4) Great Plains Soap  5) Leather Computer Case  6) Shoulder Patch Jumper
7) Forage Bow Tie & Ben Sherman Desert Boots  8) Indiana Adventure Duffel
9) Outdoor Outfit Inspiration

Tonight, I’ll have a post full of feminine layers. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off rustle up a hot latte and pretend it’s fall!