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There’s Something Missing From Your Suit: A Collar Bar

By December 10, 2012Fashion News, Style

Eye candy for all as this pink-strong collection walks at Paris Fashion Week.

Designer Chitose Abe had the models kicking up a (dust) storm as they presented a complex and well thought out set of designs for the Sacai Spring Summer 2017 collection, inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. The mesh, knitwear and a lot of nylon gave off a retro sportswear ora, although we are given a few tailored pieces which hold the collection together. Phrases such as “oddy-knocky” and “Horrowshow” are plastered on t-shirts underneath the layered outfits, most of which sporting circular badges.

Stripes, tassels and checks are busy on the eye but does not give us a lack of intrigue, for sure. See the full Sacai Spring/Summer 2017 Collection which showcased at Paris Fashion Week below:

KIM_0018 KIM_0036 KIM_0051 KIM_0070 KIM_0084 KIM_0105 KIM_0127 KIM_0142 KIM_0166 KIM_0182 KIM_0198 KIM_0261 KIM_0284 KIM_0301 KIM_0317 KIM_0328 KIM_0349 KIM_0373 KIM_0391 KIM_0407 KIM_0420 KIM_0433 KIM_0472 KIM_0518 KIM_0540 KIM_0556 KIM_0580 KIM_0596 KIM_0609 KIM_0634 KIM_0646 KIM_0675 KIM_0691 KIM_0711 KIM_0728 KIM_0743 KIM_0764 KIM_0799 KIM_0815 KIM_0849 KIM_0878
Eye candy for all as this pink-strong collection walks at Paris Fashion Week.

Designer Chitose Abe had the models kicking up a (dust) storm as they presented a complex and well thought out set of designs for the Sacai Spring Summer 2017 collection, inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. The mesh, knitwear and a lot of nylon gave off a retro sportswear ora, although we are given a few tailored pieces which hold the collection together. Phrases such as “oddy-knocky” and “Horrowshow” are plastered on t-shirts underneath the layered outfits, most of which sporting circular badges.

Stripes, tassels and checks are busy on the eye but does not give us a lack of intrigue, for sure. See the full Sacai Spring/Summer 2017 Collection which showcased at Paris Fashion Week below:

KIM_0018 KIM_0036 KIM_0051 KIM_0070 KIM_0084 KIM_0105 KIM_0127 KIM_0142 KIM_0166 KIM_0182 KIM_0198 KIM_0261 KIM_0284 KIM_0301 KIM_0317 KIM_0328 KIM_0349 KIM_0373 KIM_0391 KIM_0407 KIM_0420 KIM_0433 KIM_0472 KIM_0518 KIM_0540 KIM_0556 KIM_0580 KIM_0596 KIM_0609 KIM_0634 KIM_0646 KIM_0675 KIM_0691 KIM_0711 KIM_0728 KIM_0743 KIM_0764 KIM_0799 KIM_0815 KIM_0849 KIM_0878
Trends sometimes pop out of nowhere and take people by surprise. In the last installment of There’s Something Missing From Your Suit, the sudden resurgence of the Collar Bar takes place.

The Collar Bar was originally designed to keep the collar in a neat shape and to lift the tie, giving it slightly more prominence. But, as with most things in fashion, it dipped in popularity, and was replaced by collar buttons.

An unflinching demand for all things vintage has brought collar bars back into the fore. But before you start making holes in the collars of your shirts; please note that shops do sell shirts specifically made for collar bars.

Although collar bars are supposed to support the tie and keep the collar in place, the current trend is to wear the collar bar without a tie, thus turning the bar into a key accessory. Wearing a collar bar without a tie turns a suit from formal to a more relaxed affair, whilst looking sharp.

So there you have it. PAUSE’s guide to becoming the ultimate suit wearer.

Go forth and shop.

 

By Nathan Agyekum
@MasterNath 

 

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