There is an evident dearth of DIY projects on this blog. This is chiefly due to; a) my not possessing any noteworthy creative inclination/propensity to alter and/or embellish garments, and b) my being shite at all things crafty including (but not limited to…) cutting, sewing and pressing. It is something I want to introduce more of but, let’s not lie, this isn’t your first port of call for all things menswear make-and-do.
Such improvised artistry is better left to those like Hong Kong blogger Augustine Wong whose blog I’ve been eyeing up of late. From a metallic-silver mlutch (and my kind too, restrained yet statement-making) to a pair of Prada/Givenchy-inspired studded espadrilles, to flower-shaped leaflet cut-outs that could double up as floral, yet architectural/geometric brooches, this guy’s got it down pat.
Recently, the DIY demigod tried his hand at a black bowtie stabbed fabulously, not fatally, with gold safety-pins. It’s not often I’m inspired to make an endeavour of this kind but the success that is this punky, yet haute, bold, yet beautiful accessory has me plotting a pinned-tee of some sort. Eh, don’t hold me to it, though…
Images from Augustine Wong