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Seems like one of the many men’s fashion trends to be are leaning towards a heavy influence from the depression era. Lots of World War II-era styles, back to the old school working class work wear with perhaps a dash of British flair. With intense attention to minute details with a refocused mixture of juxtaposed traditional and subversive aesthetics. Here- here!  About bloody time, I say!

Dominic Stansfield, who is the the design talent behind Rushmoor and PF Flyers collection, has created a new line appropriately self named Stansfield.  The inspiration for his line comes from America’s proletariat, circa 1930′s era, with a proper injection of English countryside classics, much influenced by his hometown of Manchester.  Stansfield’s attention to detail and love for the heritage of English classics, has used rich materials such as waxed cotton and wool produced in the UK, particularly from British Millerain up in Rochdale in his collections previous to Stansfield.  He will occassionally use high quality British fabrics, such as super 120 wool, but the large majority of fabrics that he uses are from Japan.

If you want to pair his jackets and shirts up with some jeans, I think a great marriage would be made with some Junya Watanabe’s Fall RTW 2009 collection jeans.  Masterfully designed using an interesting mixture of fabrics with a brilliant homage to the English hunting look.

Check out Stansfield:  

www.myspace.com/stansfieldclothing or purchase at www.oki-ni.com.

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Feb 18 2009 in Uncategorized
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