Do you think there's an untapped market for lolita designs on men's clothing?
I'll admit, I don't follow lolita culture at all really, but whenever I pass by a lolita vendor at a con I can't help but wish I had that design on a nice suit jacket.
I know male lolita and brolita exist but I'm sure there's some middle ground that's yet to be considered, what do you think?
I made this mock-up to give a rough example of what I mean, I wanted to put in a classical lolita design but I couldn't find any good pictures of just the fabric online.
Pretty sure floral patterns on men's suits are/were already a thing.
+cake for effort
Loving the bottom border. the top row seems a little weird. I'm thinking a small edge border just on the pocket area would be perfect, though.
Apologies for the delay, I got sidetracked.
Here's the PSD file if you want to make your own, it's very simple: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7XxsvozMQ46NG1EdDdoMTlyMlk/view?usp=sharing
you got me thinking of a flame suit jacket now
Jesus Christ the beautiful pattern matching across the button front of that vest is COMPLETELY wasted on the rest of that outfit. What the fuck dude. That green doesn't even match. Why is he wearing RHS with shorts. This outfit is like that picture of a guy in a suit holding a sewing machine and standing in front of a UPS truck in a ditch, given life as a completely discordant outfit without apparent rhyme or reason. I have no real reason why my jimmies are this rustled, and yet here we are.
the absolute madman
There's an India-based men's (and women's, on request) clothing manufacturer called Luxire that is pretty much willing to make any design you send them as long as it's physically possible. Maybe try them? Their quality standards are pretty high, I have some shirts and pants from them I designed and the handiwork is top-notch. Pic related, is a pair of jeans with styling I had copied from a picture I sent them, they followed my additional instructions to a T.
If you could source suitable fabric, you could end up with something great. I think it would be worth seeing how they could make a princess seamed back, waist seam jacket to better fit the lolita aesthetic.
Side note, the more specific you are with your instructions, the better the result. Communication is often slow (up to a week to respond to emails) and stuff that's really custom will take extra time. However, I don't think they've ever turned down a request, no matter how illogical or unusual it may be.
I own at least a dozen sport coats of different weaves and patterns, from tartan virgin wool to diamond tessellations on polyester. All vintage.
While Lolita may be a bit farfetched, there does exist and has existed men's fashion with more than a matte look to it. Though, knowing congoers, you'd risk printed fedoras with some psuedosuited mess to boot.
I'd actually post the weirder designs I have to show the novelty and uniqueness that appeals to me, but I'm on mobile now.
TL;DR: totally possible, not likely.
If you have the time, I'd love to see the weirder stuff you've found. I sew for BJDs and would love some inspiration for the boys.
Pretty sure the other guys on cgl would like to see what other interesting stuff for guys is out there, too.
>I know male lolita and brolita exist but I'm sure there's some middle ground that's yet to be considered
Dandy?.... There's many types of dandy, some of them can get really quirky and cool, some are really historical, some are more modern. But yeah man, I'm pretty sure what you're looking for is Dandy.
I really miss the days lolitas and dandy where tied together.
But then Lolita's went hella weeby and cosplayish and we stopped relating to them and them to us.
Anyways, I watched this a couple of days ago, you might like it?https://youtu.be/YZ2oeghwBsE
>Mads in front of antlers
Hannibal print when
DESU I wouldn't be suprised is a kpop group wore something like that, They wear alot of floral / bright / pattern suits
Sounds like you think you learned everything about dandy just from looking at that one video above.
Here are the store owners to a rather popular dandy shop.
>all this dandy talk
>not posting a true dandy guy
It would actually be cool if brands made actual pieces men could wear in a matching set for lolita dresses. I know there is ouji but a lot of it doesn't fit men very well since it looks a but unflattering but something like tail coat suits with prints or designs sounds really cool. My boyfriend and brother would actually be willing to wear something like that than ouji or EGA
This isn't jfashion anon. This is not a spacific fashion. It's more of a term for well dressed guys and not really a specific clothing style with guidelines etc.
Both of these very different looks can be dandy. Dandies do casual wear too. You don't always have to wear a tie and who the fuck says you can't do sunglasses?
Fashion outside of the jfashion community doesn't work that way. There's no rules or guidelines just a general aesthetic. One persons outfit doesn't define anyone else's.
Again the guy you posted is wearing a very structured shirt, he's not wearing aviators, he's wearing a bow tie, not some open shirt and he's even got them patterns. You don't just wear any suit and call it dandy, fashion does still work that way outside of jfashion. Preppy is not dandy, a power suit is not dandy, the thin tie 90s look is not dandy, the job application dad suit is not dandy.
You need to do some reaserch. A dandy is basically a well dressed, dapper man. Again, its not a specific look but the term used to describe someone who cares about their appearance and dresses UP (as opposed to down) often if not all the time. A specific outfit is not dandy, this is not lolita. The person himself is dandy. Sure there are general dandy traits but you don't stop being dandy because you wore aviators or an open shirt, you're nitpicking like its lolita and it's funny because all those things you're whining about can definitely be dandy.
Anyways, here's a picture from the dandyportraits tumblr that's run by the author of I Am Dandy that will probably blow your mind.
That was pretty cool to watch, thanks for linking! Dandy wellington at the beggining *swoon* it reminds me of this interview with him. All this talk about dandies and no dandy wellington?
I appreciate you, anon.
Actual, real life 'dandy' isn't a something-kei, or a whatever-core, which cgl (and to an extent, fa) tries to impose on increasingly specific looks and styles ex: uchuu-kei, larme.
It's really a more broad category than that, and applies more to the image of the person, as opposed to a specific outfit.
Infamous Numero shoot pic attached, cuz it's pretty cool.
Basically, if you see a guy wearing some nice clothes and you think "well, it not exactly a business suit, it's something more" and looks classy for the sake of being classy rather than for some specific event... Then that's dandy. And it usually has some small quirk, from something small like a uniquely embroidered tie to something big like a wacky hat
You need to stop comparing one look to another to determine it's dandyness. Dandy is broader than lolita. It's like comparing sweet to classic and claiming one isnt lolita because it doesnt look like the other. Yes there is a general aesthetic but there but it's not as specific as you seem to think it is. It's basically just dressy men and just about anything but casual street style goes. I'm not sure where you got this idea that open shirts and aviators are not dandy.
I love this old dude and everything he does. I wish we had a cool old non-pervert ouji/aristo in our comm.
>my headcanon is that he keeps an eye out for the girls in the comm and shoos away pervs and creepers for them because he's just a chivalrous eccentric old guy
They said skeletal disease cause his legs look wonky, not because he's thin. He's not so thin. Anyway, I think OP's designs have merit of something Lolita related but more suited for male bodies
Hello. That's what I'm talking about.
I love OP's idea but I think just cutting and pasting lolita prints onto suits isn't going to work. Border prints are usually so wide that they look really off on suit jackets. But as stupid as >>8747035 looks, the vertical striped thing sorta works. I think this could be done.
I like this from the neck down but the hair and tash plus sunglasses combo make him look like a bit of a tit.
if you're gonna go sunglasses when it's not especially sunny, you may as well go pic related
>Hannibal Lecter is the definition of dandy
Couldn't agree more. I wish I had a boyfriend like him, you know without the psychopath part.
By the way, this thread gave me an orgasm, love my men in a suit.
>girls get countless different kinds of dresses and skirts and sleeves and collars and corsets and what-have-you
>guys get like one or two kinds of suits with patterns
I should just become a brolita.
Let's not forget last years winter collection too,
Woah this file is crazy, i hope you didn't make this because holy shit that would have taken forever.
Anyways wanted to try it out, really just using random prints I have saved on my computer
Why not do something creative yourself instead of complaining the work isn't being done for you? Lolita was created by people who made their own clothing and then the brands came, not the other way around.
I've actually complained about the same thing to my husband- I have all these awesome clothes but his men's wear is basically all the same. So I started trying to design neat stuff for him that's nice without being the usual waistcoat and tie.
You can have just about anything you want to wear if you're willing to make it yourself or pay someone else to do it.
1st thought too
this is what i have
Dressing a particular kind of way within the dandy spectrum still makes it just dandy. Unless you plan on mixing with jfashion or making it something new there's no point in renaming it.