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SHAOLIN GENTLEMAN

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

98 comments · 4 · January 5, 2012

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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 - Andre Judd
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  1. oxford booties

    , in Ties
  2. grey ripped skinnies

    ,
  3. draped extra long shirt with asymmetric sleeves

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    Arnold Galang

    , in Shirts
  4. wool boater hat

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

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    CUSTODIO

    , in Watches
  6. button down shirt with full sleeve

    , in Shirts
  7. round frames

    , in Eyewear
  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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Carizza Chua
love the 2nd one cos it shows the awesome skinnies!
Andre Judd
Carizza thank you:)!!!!!!!!!
Emőke Kádár
awesome and crazy and waoooo <3
Samuelxleumas Samuelxleumas
nice necklace!!!!
Andre Judd
Samuel 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:)!!!!!!!
Gabriel Sebastian Kaban
love every detail !
Andre Judd
Gabriel thank you:)!!!!!!!!
Camille Sioco
Awesome how you can wear it in so many ways!!
Andre Judd
Camille thank you:)!!!!!!!!!
Rhea Bue
me likeyyy <3
Andre Judd
Rhea thank you:)!!!!!!!!
Natia Rekhviashvili
wow , so cute
Andre Judd
Natia thank you:)!!!!!!!!
Elisa ┼
cool!!
Andre Judd
Elh thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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