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Mr. Brightside

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

42 comments · 16 · September 2, 2010

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Andre Judd - Ac For Fh Holiday '10 Spiked Bowtie, Vintage Varsity Jacket, Hong Kong Round Frame Specs, Andre Judd Checkered Patchwork X Scarf, Protacio Metallic Pinstriped Trousers, Ac For Fh '07 Brown Vintage Finish Tote, Nike Red Metallic Sneaks With Blue Ostrich Skin Trim - Mr. Brightside
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  1. spiked bowtie

    AC for FH holiday '10

    , in Bow Ties
  2. varsity jacket

    vintage

    , in Varsity Jackets
  3. round frame specs

    Hong Kong

    , in Glasses
  4. checkered patchwork x scarf

    Andre Judd

    , in Checkered Scarves
  5. metallic pinstriped trousers

    Protacio

    , in Striped Pants
  6. brown vintage finish tote

    AC for FH '07

    , in Tote Bags
  7. Nike red metallic sneaks with blue ostrich skin trim

    Nike

    , in Nike Sneakers

"Dress normally" is a phrase I rarely use in my vocabulary. For me there are so many exciting things to try in fashion than just settle for anything conventional. I guess I am tired of conventional because Ive been there.
Despite that there are so many ways on how to dress, all mapped in a specific name like: preppy, punk, skate, bodycon, 80s, etc. I prefer to go beyond the context of these looks and create my own fashion vocab. I think its more fun don't you think? If the most influential designers can do it, why cant we the fashion folk?


In this look I simply took out the old notion of how a varsity jacket should be worn. Instead of wearing it casually with t shirt and jeans why not wear it with tailored pieces? To offset the formality of the shirt and pants, I chose whimsical touches like the x styled scarf, the spiked bowtie, and metallic sneaks. To add more quirk I wore it with my rounded specs to blur the lines between student/professor/geek/professional. To stamp the look I wore my personalized coif.

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Comments (42)

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Thallisson Silva
haha you're fast! already placed another look and as alwyas perfect!!!! I LOVED yuor sneakers I'm a sneakerhead!!!!!! and i loved also your hair!!!! very beautiful!!!! +1 and S2
Andre Judd
Thallisson my dear friend:) thank you for the kind comments. I love sneakers too!! how bout you posting a new look too!:)
Charles Olivier W-M
I needed to give you my hype and my heart. I wouldn't wear all that stuff but your wear it so nicely. It fits you so well. I like your style, it's very original and new.
Andre Judd
thanks for the hype and heart:) i appreciate very much:)
Alex Paramour
love the jacket and the specs and the bowtie and the hair! all of it! :D plus the jeepney! hyped! i have one question, do you wear your looks like for example, going to the mall?
Andre Judd
hahaha the jeepney comment is hilarious. yup i wear these looks everyday: to work, to parties, to the mall and even to the church:)
Baka Ne
It might sound somewhat out-of-nowhere but the very first thought that hit my brain was vintage Thai (or chinese) posters with the political leaders... Don't know why and I feel stupid for even writing it here..hehe
Lovin' this look... I like how the shirt and the scarf's stripes are working so well together... Those pants are great with the metallic sneakers... Spiked bowties anyone? YES Please!!
And that coif is off the hook... Hyped!
Andre Judd
love your brilliant comments Akshay. i always appreciate it. actually there is a vintage aspect in the look. What i didnt mention in the look are old japanese characters in anime ..those quirky doctors with fantastically styled hair and wears rounded specs.:)
Ive seen perth on the 50people one questions vid. ITs not that bad, though a lot of the answers were kind of bordering on the superficial. But hey if that makes them happy right?:) theres one guy though that super touched me. i cant remember what exactly he said but it was like " If i can touch someones life then that will make my day".
Selle M
Hello beautiful!Love the collegiate yet jock with an edge look.The touches with the scarf and the bow tie are too perfect. And in my eye the cool greaser pompodour/ducktail do combined with the rest of the outfit is such a cool throw-back to 50's rockabilly. Fresh!
Andre Judd
thank you Selle for taking time to check out the details:) yes there is the 50s inspiration there:)
Selle M
No problem!I love that there are people who truly know how to spice up the scene instead of sticking to the norm.
Erik  G
I would like to say before hand that I for a split second though you were wearing a Rodarte scarf thingy majig and I flipped out. You were not wearing that thingy majig, but still this is quite the fabulosity. <3 and hype! Outstanding as always!
Andre Judd
Haha Erik you're so funny!:) i think i know what you mean on the rodarte similarities. Yeah she had this pieces for a/w 2010 that have checkered fabrics draped around the body. hehe scary thingy majig. nice one:) thanks for the cute comments:)
M C
the plaid-tastic scarf + the bowtie + round specs + the baseball varsity jacket + peroxide hair = TOKYO STREET STYLE IN MANILA STREETS. HYPED!

you mister andre is but a lookbook master.haha.
Andre Judd
hahahahhahaha thanks!!:) yes it was tokyo day:)
M C
tokyo day indeed & you pulled the look just a-ok even with the mad mad manila rush. :p
Monsieur Noir
j'adore ton style :)
j'aime comment tu utilises le style moderne avec une touche de tenue traditionnelle (asiatique ) , definitivement t'es trop hype!!!
Andre Judd
merci beaucoup Birdy!!!

  

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