Why is there almost a week before this post??? First, my Mister is in Spain for a conference, and he's the one with the photo power. Not easy to post pictures if I cannot upload them... Second, I have not been feeling well, I think I might have an ear infection or something. Anyway, enough excuses, back to the party!
This week, I am trying to get into Neal Caffrey's Wardrobe. Ladies, how many of you feel like re-looking your man? Gentlemen, don't you feel sometimes like dressing it up?
Neal Caffrey is the main character in the series "White Collar". He is one of the world's greatest con artists. After escaping from prison – and getting caught by the man who put him there in the first place, Agent Peter Burke - Neal strikes a bargain: In exchange for his freedom, Neal will help the FBI catch the most elusive White Collar criminals in the country. Let's stop with the Blah Blah. Neal Caffrey is my TV crush of the moment. He wears Gucci, Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Dior and many many more! And he looks gorgeous while doing it!
How to copy his wardrobe? Well, you need great suits, nice coats, gorgeous shirts, vests, and a lot of ties. I have been looking online for male patterns and I am really disappointed. There is never more then 20 patterns per website, and they are very often not very stylish... Though, I managed to find happiness!
Neal would be very very sad with his suits! They are fitting, and sharp! Perfect pieces! I am very happy because I have purchased a nice pattern last month, and I have talked about it in my haul post. It is a vintage Simplicity pattern. The pants and blazer would look great in navy blue, in black, or grey! And like Barney would say: suit up! I have yet to try to build these pieces, but they are on my to-do list!
Very often, Neal wears vests. Under his suits, or even without his blazer. I do not know about you, but I love men in vests! They look so nice! I have found a nice pattern on Burdastyle. Of course, it has those EVIL welt pockets that are made ON the darts. But in the end, it is totally worth it! I would use the same fabrics as for the suits, but I actually would not mind trying tweed or other patterned wools.
And this got my boyfriend thinking! And you know how it is when men think... I finally ended up sewing a nice vest for him. I have used the pattern that comes with the three pieces suit. It is in one of my previous posts too. Doesn't he look like Neal Caffrey, my Mister?
When it is cold outside, every Neal Caffrey wannabe needs a nice coat. I have found a nice pattern on Vogue. I would use view A or maybe view B. I would use heavy navy blue wool, or maybe camel. This pattern can almost be used for a "Navy" kind of coat, with golden buttons. This male pattern is my favorite finding online!
I wonder how many ties a stylish man like Neal can have? My Mister has three nice ones. But they have such great ones in shops! I love thin black or navy ties at the moment. You can even make them yourself! Here is a Burdastyle pattern.
I have been looking for a nice and sharp shirt pattern for men but could not find any. Do you know where I could find one?
After this Eye Candy post,...
Do you sew men clothing?
Do you know where to find designer men patterns?
Don't you just wish you could bite into Neal Caffrey?
But don't you prefer your own Mister at the end of the day?
Who would you like to see next week for TV Thursday?