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pineapple jacket & banana pants - the fruit suit.

work has been insane lately and i find myself wearing all-black-everything all week. so, i fuse 5 days of borderline outlandish clothing into my day off. project nyc happened to be on that day. where sandbox studio had an awesome pop-up studio that made me look much prettier than i am.

1960s military jacket w/ pineapple canvas collar lining.
j.crew t shirt
j.crew outlet pant w/ yellow dye job
alden loafers

uniforms drive me crazy.

so, thats cool. because thats me. 

so, thats cool. because thats me. 

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DIY:

1960’s military shirt $20
grey bandana $2
thread & materials $6

i scored this killer military jacket in new hope PA last time i was around home, after some quick drafting and detail confirmation i commissioned this really pretty chick who knew how to use a sewing machine. the results are stellar, and i have my new favorite light weight jacket.

denim via baldwin
belt via gap
flops via clarks 

write down all of your ideas in ink. make them happen.

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haha.
i’ve been seeing colorful pants pop up a lot recently, nearly everyone’s offering a cool color pant (or 18) but to be honest, i’ve not seen much yellow. in acquiring the above links i did catch a couple ‘pale sun’ or ‘limoncello’ pants but nothing in true yellow. something about those faded tones reminds me too much of easter. and i was really going for a summer pant.
maybe yellow pants are ugly, maybe they’re too odd or maybe i’m giving myself a bit too much credit for a successful dye job. but regardless, while these pants certainly aren’t an everyday item, they’re a conversation lender and unique piece to brighten up my wardrobe of grays, blues and whites.
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shirt via club monaco (accidentally stained last year then dyed gray) tshirt via club monacopants via j.crew outlet (originally white, dyed yellow)shoes via florsheim
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haha.

i’ve been seeing colorful pants pop up a lot recently, nearly everyone’s offering a cool color pant (or 18) but to be honest, i’ve not seen much yellow. in acquiring the above links i did catch a couple ‘pale sun’ or ‘limoncello’ pants but nothing in true yellow. something about those faded tones reminds me too much of easter. and i was really going for a summer pant.

maybe yellow pants are ugly, maybe they’re too odd or maybe i’m giving myself a bit too much credit for a successful dye job. but regardless, while these pants certainly aren’t an everyday item, they’re a conversation lender and unique piece to brighten up my wardrobe of grays, blues and whites.

shirt via club monaco (accidentally stained last year then dyed gray) 
tshirt via club monaco
pants via j.crew outlet (originally white, dyed yellow)
shoes via florsheim

laugh a little, laugh a lot, laugh at me, dont stop.  

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DIY:

j.crew outlet cotton jean: $25 (a few years ago)
yellow RIT dye:  $3.50

after packing up all of my clothing this past week to move, i realized i needed to pick a new color and dye some pants.  i have plenty of denim, a few pairs of chinos, trousers and now even a sharp camo pair - but i needed more color.

decided to inject some yellow with a DIY pants dying session. it worked well, filled up an afternoon and resulted in something unique: banana pants.

if you’re going to give this a go (on any article of clothing) i recommend dying something of similar fabric but less value before submerging your old beat up white oxford. let the color set on the test fabric and adjust accordingly. 

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