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SHAOLIN GENTLEMAN

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

98 comments · 4 · January 5, 2012

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Andre Judd - Oxford Booties, Grey Ripped Skinnies, Arnold Galang Draped Extra Long Shirt With Asymmetric Sleeves, Wool Boater Hat, Custodio Watches With Star Crystals On The Faces, Button Down Shirt With Full Sleeve, Round Frames, Prayer Beads Inspired Neckpiece - SHAOLIN GENTLEMAN
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  1. oxford booties

    , in Ties
  2. grey ripped skinnies

    , in Skinny Jeans
  3. draped extra long shirt with asymmetric sleeves

    Arnold Galang

    , in Shirts
  4. wool boater hat

    , in Wool Hats
  5. watches with star crystals on the faces

    CUSTODIO

    , in Watches
  6. button down shirt with full sleeve

    , in Shirts
  7. round frames

    , in Glasses
  8. prayer beads inspired neckpiece

Remember the sickness i mentioned in my last post? Well its back. Im currently staying at home getting rest. It sucks. Wish I can get out of the city to take a breather. I feel i can recover quicker with nature by my side. I know i feel so deterred by this sickness but its 2012 and im still optimistic about my health getting back on track. SO enough of this.

Onto lighter things.

I watched during the afternoon a cool docu in National Geographic about Shaolin Monks. Talk about fashion and morale inspiration! The drapey grey robes they wore were a perfect look to emulate and the way they used their chi energy(bod's natural energy) to manage pain. just wow. Wish i can be like them.

For the look I adapted the grey scheme of their robes and the prayer beads with a slight opulent twist. The grey draped t shirt resembles like a robe minus the belt sash. The asymmetry of the monk robes is achieved by the asymmetry of the sleeves. I reinforced the idea of asymmetry by wearing a button down shirt under the draped shirt with one sleeve cuffed while the other is folded and hidden. I recontextualized the look too by wearing a bit of English inspiration via my favorite wool boater.Kinda like if I were a Shaolin monk this is how ill wear my look if I lived in England:)


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Comments (98)

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Darya Kamalova
Andre!!!! I love love love your style!!! every your look is better and better! you are so gorgeous!!! I love all your jewelry and wanna steal it %)))))
kisses
Andre Judd
Darya thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ms. Chique
Pak na Pak!!! I love the neckpiece..always wonder wher u got ur chunky stuff..hehehe I love the look mare! And get well very soon..mwahhhhh
Andre Judd
Chique thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!! mwah!!!!!!:)
M Loe
the asymmetrical sleeve
is a genius representation, andre
i guess nothing can stop you
to create incredible art pieces
<333
Andre Judd
ML:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so sweet of you:)!!!!!!
Imran Merae
always stunning Andre! love the necklace and the dress where it can be short or longer. love it!
Andre Judd
Amran thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
I love this look Andre!!! The beautiful draping of your top and the colour is stunning. I really how you have detailed the look by hiding one sleeve and making the other visable!! Love the gathered beaded necklaces And how they match perfectly in the colour tones of your look!!! The wool boater really finishes the look of in an unexpected and chic way!!!

Hyped!!! :):):):)
Andre Judd
Daniella:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emma Jopasnyt
I really really like the asymmetry, the colour combination and the jewelry. And your source of inspiration, as well! I'm so sorry to hear about your health taking a turn for worse, I hope you get all the rest you need to be well again. <3!
Andre Judd
Emma thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!
SiuTung L
take care Andre, the weather is cold in my city, and I am a little sick too~~~T^T

love the neckpiece so much!!! it's so stylish and matches you so much!! <3
Andre Judd
Siu thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pratishtha Shrotriya Khan
A Shaolin Monk in England!!! Andre, you are witty, stylish, inspiring, adorable... and yeah, did I say stylish!!! Can't stop grinning after reading your words. Oh, I forgot, Iooove your writing too!
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow:)!!!!!!!

  

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