Suits on Sunday.

May 3, 2009
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What with last week’s undoubtedly sober choice and the newfound optimism I’m experiencing (right before exams – who’d have thought it?) I felt this week called for something that usshered in the Summer period that little bit more, even if it’s with resolute subtlety. Tokyo-based Satoru Tanaka, having established his menswear line in 2003, has been producing collection upon collection of minimalist attire made their own with subtle design flourishes and embellishments.

Tanaka has had no formal training and doesn’t seem to resemble another of those designers, whose innovation is made possible solely through connections and wealthy parents. Its his passion for his singular aesthetic that leads to the creation of, for example, the suit below (SS09) which I was first notified of by Mens Rag. Now, perhaps it’s just the styling that I’m enamoured of (note to self: in dire need of some shoe-string bow-tying) but I reckon the suit itself holds its own. The buttoned-cuffs of the pants, the three-buttoned jacket and the dramatically notched lapel all constitute the appeal of something as practical and chic as this. Apparently, Tanaka offers a bespoke VIP service (entitled Polite) in Tokyo too. Now taking that for a test-drive would make a man’s Summer.

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Images (edited) from Mens Rag

  • IAMTHEANGELNEGRO May 3, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    *te invito a mi blog desde ya puedes ver mi nueva colección de zapatos!!!espero te guste!besos!—I invite you to my blog from already you can see my new collection of shoes!!!I wait you like it!Kisses!—-je t’invite à mon blog depuis tu peux déjà voir ma nouvelle collection de chaussures!!!j’espère qu’il te plaît!des baisers!

  • Summer May 4, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Love your blog.So cool,hope to see more of this.;D

  • Solo May 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Love that top.;DIt’s so cool.;D