All DIY-traffic diverted to Augustine Wong.

August 26, 2009
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.
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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…
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Images from Augustine Wong
  • Rene Schaller August 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    the bow tie is amazing… tres chic!

  • IAMTHEANGELNEGRO August 27, 2009 at 1:03 am


  • augustinewong August 27, 2009 at 3:46 am

    OMG 🙂 REALLY really thanks for posting 🙂 I would definitely updated more, as I got a project called "Wear It Again" which launch soon….

  • Blau von T August 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    bow tie is just awesome!

  • sarah September 12, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.Susan

  • Missy Elz August 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    the shoes & bow tie are absolutely fantastic!

  • LOL▲. † October 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Amazing! i love the shoes and bow tie <3