Escher & Menswear

i tend to forget that Escher actually did other work besides drawing hands and relativity. his tessellation designs are quite beautiful – i’ve been wanting to pair them with something interesting for some time now.

well i don’t know about you guys, but the street style that’s been snapped at the recent menswear shows in milan and paris have been more fascinating to me than anything else fashion related in recent weeks. the men in particular are so striking and daring in their outfit choices and sartorial combinations (though of course not “daring” at all in fashion circles – merely to us ordinary folk). sometimes i wish men who aren’t in the fashion industry would be more flamboyant and adventurous in the way they dress, without worrying about what people might think. go forth!

credits top to bottom: the street fashion 5x pro ; tommy ton ; tommy ton ; streetfsnstreetfsn

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15 Responses to Escher & Menswear

  1. siobhan Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    That old guy is amazing! Great idea for a post, love the pairings. I never knew Escher did such great patterns either.

  2. Joy Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I miss Escher! I love how you matched the prints with his drawings – I would never think of doing that. I love menswear!

  3. C Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    I love the pairings, but can’t help thinking that the Escher tessellations would make such beautiful printed fabrics themselves!

  4. Sage Parker Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    great post! I’m loving the patterns next to the photos, really beautiful. yesterday i saw a man in clogs and wondered why i don’t see more stylish men where i live….then i remembered where i live and everyone is always in their swimming suit and flip flops :)

  5. The Bohmerian Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    I agree that men should be more daring!!

  6. pamela Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    Beyond brilliant!

  7. The Pessimiss Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Hello Hermes print shirt with studded punkish belt! Man of my dreams?

  8. dale Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    If I were a man, I would wear Escher printed fabric.
    This is a brilliant idea.
    Perhaps you should look into designing mens fashion prints.
    Great Post!

  9. Sophie Delphis Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    I’m in love with all of these patterns.

  10. myriam Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    love your work ! kiss from Paris !

  11. Amber - The Line Sheet Thursday 7 July, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    What a great post. I am endlessly fascinated with textiles! I found your blog through Lucky Magazine!

    I’m so glad to have found this!

  12. loulaVINTAGE Friday 8 July, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    oh i love when you do these. and beautiful twist to use the tessellated patterns. they are such gorgeous combinations. x

  13. Eliana Masgalos Friday 8 July, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    I KNOW I NEVER WRITE BUT TODAY I HAVE TO SAY… YOUR BLOG IS SO INSPIRING. IT’S AMAZING. AWESOME. FANTASTIC. READ IT EVERYDAY ;) BIG KISS

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