Little Black Dress

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Little Black Dress

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Photography Bertrand Le Pluard
Styling Stéphane Gaboué

I'm not sure whether Chanel's long-lasting, versatile, affordable "little black (cocktail) dress" was intended to go with beards, but, thanks in part to her very efforts, things are slowly changing. Here the French photographer Bertrand Le Pluard has reinvented the term, using himself as a model and posing in a garment no quite resembling Madame's, but a black dress all the same.

More pics at my blog: http://newmalefashion.blogspot.com/2010 ... dress.html
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Not bad but totally inappropriate shoes.
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That guy looks like "Ivan the Terrible" wearing a summertime shorter black robe. What is that he's holding, an axe case??

I see nothing wrong with the shoes, the heels are no longer than the average pair of cowboy boots and they're color coded for the outfit. :D :D
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Since1982 wrote:That guy looks like "Ivan the Terrible" wearing a summertime shorter black robe. What is that he's holding, an axe case??
Ha! That could have been me a few years ago before my beard went grey and white. (Save for the hair, that is.)

He's carrying a skateboard.
I see nothing wrong with the shoes, the heels are no longer than the average pair of cowboy boots and they're color coded for the outfit. :D :D
Seconded. They come up a bit high on the ankle for my tastes, but that's neither here nor there in the overall scheme of things.
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About the shoes I meant heels(yes not "masculine" shoes). And that is my personal opinion - some people will share it,some people won't.Otherwise I like the style with the beard, I am bearded myself.
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That guy looks like "Ivan the Terrible" wearing a summertime shorter black robe. What is that he's holding, an axe case??

Me thinks this guy (???) is a bit overdressed for using the skate board (axe case) !

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Right!

Also I've replaced my LBD with a LRD from Kensie.

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Dawn wrote:Right!

Also I've replaced my LBD with a LRD from Kensie.

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Let's see a photo of you in the LRD please.
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I never did much care for black, and this photo sure reinforces that particular prejudice of mine. [Love the Ivan the Terrible analogy!]
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Well heck, here I am in my "little black dress" (size "M"). It would be interesting to see other guys' versions on this thread.
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I have not owned a dress, have tried them on though and I would love a little dress of any colour. They do have to be the right shape and cut though.
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....and therein lies the problem for us menfolk. For my sins I'd take UK size 20 upstairs and size 14 from the waist down, which rules out all off-the-peg offerings and points directly to the tailor's shop.
A shoulderless design might work, but then I'd have to wear a jumper or jacket with it to cover hairy arms &c. I fear that whole exercise would be treading into femme territory and counterproductive to boot.
Jack Williams manages to make long dresses work for him after he's dyed them glue-brown or treacle-black. I'm personally not into the monk-look, though.

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It is a bit difficult with colours. Can you see me in red, pink, green? Purple might work, also camo. I do have blue denim of course.
Actually what about red? An excellent red dress I could make, at great expense though, from two of NZ Nature co's red double silk nightshirts ($110 each), and a Silkbody mens short sleeve crew ($135). Far too expensive methinks!
By contrast those knit dresses were $50, and the excellent light denim ones $75. The button through cotton shirt dresses currently available are $70 and I'm getting more of those. Some sewing will be done on those. See "Sewing" later when I get them.
Red is a very good dress colour though, and there are lots of different reds. One of the "natural" coloured $70 cotton shirt dresses would probably work well in a red. It has got me thinking.
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guyinnadress wrote:I have not owned a dress, have tried them on though and I would love a little dress of any colour. They do have to be the right shape and cut though.
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I have a little black dress. It looks like an athletic shirt (tank top) but it comes down to just above my knees. Very comfortable around the house in warm weather.
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