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Blog Idea: Menswear Anywhere!

DougDevious

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Just pitching this here, and seeing if anybody would be interested.

Basically, I have an idea for a blog where I pick apart the costume design in films not typically considered "menswear movies", to see if there's some style inspiration to be gleaned from them and maybe something a bit more eccentric than is typically discussed in "menswear circles".
Partly because I want to give costume designers a little more spotlight, partly because, as someone looking from the outside in, and really detached from the culture surrounding menswear, I wanted to introduce my perspective on things, because the way I see it, discussion of menswear can tend to end up a bit of a "circlejerk" (if you'll pardon the vulgarity), if what I saw on the now-infamous "chelsea boot thread" is anything to go by. I think if more people branched out, and looked for inspiration in places outside of this "circlejerk" that is "classic menswear", then things could really evolve, bringing menswear into the 21st century and finding a new audience with young people, and people who aren't "part of the culture" due to their financial and social background.

Some movies and shows I'm thinking of analyzing are:

  • Twin Peaks
  • Classic Doctor Who
  • Modern Doctor Who
  • HBO's Gotham (2014)
  • Wes Anderson Films
  • Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy
  • Fight Club
  • Some late 90s anime (Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star)
Yes, the above list is basically whatever I happen to be watching at the time. If you have any ideas for stuff that has good menswear inspo, please do tell. Alongside my "costume design analysis" I'll also do the occasional editorial about my thoughts on "classic mens style" in the modern era, and what can be done to help it find new audiences.
Would you read a blog like this? I'm not very experienced (I'm 18) and I barely have a wardrobe worth posting pictures of myself, but that hasn't stopped me from developing an encyclopedic, almost autistic visual vocabulary of menswear details and structure, and I don't have money, or a very good chance at getting myself into any fashion design courses at college (at the moment), so doing a blog like this is the only way I can make use of the kind of knowledge I have, perhaps even make money off of it.
 
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mjmyers28

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Solid start. Most importantly, you started.

"In doing this, I hope to bring a love for tailoring back to Gen Z, less as an antiquated symbol of affluence and formality and more as a canvas for self-expression, especially among vibrant subcultures and countercultures."

I am having trouble trying to picture Gen Z caring about anything other than bad fashion trends and sneakers, but I hope to God it happens haha!
 

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