Thursday, May 19, 2011

Your Invitation to our Custom Tailored Event

DeeR will be opening up the doors once again to Brisbane's most discerning and stylish people.

Friday 27th & 28th of May are the days to be there. We will be unveiling details of our new "A Friend of mine, Friend of ours" program which is unlike anything you have seen before.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meeting with MR J

Thought I'd quickly post a picture of one of our customers wearing a DeeR Custom Made Shirt that he recently picked up.

The design of the collar, including the height of the collar band was a collaborative effort. This is one of the real joys custom made clothing. 

I thought it would also be appropriate to show some closer detail of Mr J's outfit. This is how to wear  more audible clothing, such as this patterned sports coat. The combination harmonises well  together. The coat looks restrained against the solid blue background and muted red tie with a discrete print that also relates back to the overchecks in the coat. In the first picture everything looks thrown together as if much thought or care went into the garment but upon closer inspection you can see the how carefully crafted this outfit was put together. This is the key to being well dressed!

The Hand Made Shirt - G. Inglese

I recently took delivery of a box of G. Inglese shirts.

G. Inglese is the name of a shirtmaker based in Ginosa in South-East Italy. The company was founded in 1955 and continues the family tradition of making high quality shirts.

Most people even in fashion circles are likely not to have heard about this shirtmaker. They represent some kind of sartorial esoterica. One of this planet's best kept secrets which not surprisingly have a following in Japan much like that other weapon in DeeRs armoury, Individualized Shirts.

These shirts are beautiful and remind one that art doesn't just exist or belong in a gallery. These are: pieces of wearable art.

The beauty is in the construction and execution of these garments.

The buttons, which are mother of pearl are hand sewn with crow's feet stitches and anchored to the shirt with fine silk thread. The buttonholes are sewn by hand. The collar is all one piece and extends below the front of the shirt. This collar which is a feat of engineering is carefully positioned to the body of these shirt with small and delicate hand stitches. The arms are sewn into the body of the shirt with such almost invisible precision and the shirt is decorated with tiny hand stitched knots.

So here are some photos. Let these be a little teaser for a shirt that must be seen in the flesh and worn against the skin to be truly appreciated.

More on that seamless collar later....