Little Black Dress

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Little Black Dress

Postby Juan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:44 pm

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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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby SkirtedViking » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:38 pm

Not bad but totally inappropriate shoes.
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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Since1982 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:16 am

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby crfriend » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:38 am

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby SkirtedViking » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:18 pm

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby r.m.anderson » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:29 pm

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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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Dawn » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:40 pm

Right!

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

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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Jack Williams » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:27 am

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Davy » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:03 am

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Jack Williams » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:02 pm

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby guyinnadress » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:31 am

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Kirbstone » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:56 am

....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.
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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Jack Williams » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:52 pm

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby Jack Williams » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:42 am

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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Re: Little Black Dress

Postby rick401r » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:55 pm

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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