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“An ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, rare and EXTREMELY sought after designer leather tailcoat / tuxedo jacket / ”... Read more
15 Jul, 2014 02:51:00 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“An ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, rare and EXTREMELY sought after designer leather tailcoat / tuxedo jacket / coat by designer's Comme des Garcons...in beautiful condition ~ in the the highest quality supple leather creating a classically tailored and edgy urban styled tailcoat which is out of this world ~ understated elegance and dramatic statement all in one! This will be your favourite jacket for years and years to come ~ with its beautiful and versatile colour and timeless design it will take you through the seasons, and from day to night, and works for so many occasions, dressy or casual, and with so many outfits, from jeans to silk dresses...One of the most fabulous tailcoats we've ever seen ~ and certainly one of the most beautifully unusual leather jackets!!! And in such fabulous condition...”|
|Brand:||Comme des Garçons||UK Size::||UK L - in label - please see measurements|
|Main Colour:||Brown||European Size::||EURO L - in label - please see measurements|
|Material:||Leather||US Size::||US L - in label - please see measurements|
|Exact Material:||High Quality Supple 100% leather|
THE MOST SENSATIONAL
TAILCOAT TUXEDO JACKET
Comme des Garcons
“[My clothes]... are conceived for people who get energy from wearing these clothes,
who like taking risks...”
~ Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons
Riding ~ Equestrian ~ Victorian ~ Edwardian ~ Regency ~ Baroque ~ Dandy ~ Steampunk ~ Shakespeare ~ Casanova ~ Poet ~ Circus ~ Ringmistress ~ Ringmaster ~ Tudor ~ Medieval ~ 60s ~ 70s ~ Boho ~ Hippy-Luxe ~ Rock Chick ~ Biker ~ Military ~ Comrade ~ Revolutionary ~ Timeless ~ Classic...
Vintage ~ Urban ~ Rock Chic ~ Biker-Deluxe ~ Equestrian ~ Riding ~ Luxury ~ Catwalk ~ Supermodel
Classic Designer Tailoring with an Edgy & Urban, yet Understated Elegant Aesthetic
Everyone who has seen this jacket, whether they know the work of Comme des Garcons or not, have commented on how extremely beautiful this tailcoat is.
You will love it!!!
Rei Kawakubo's conceptual vision has cemented Comme des Garçons' reputation as the thinking dresser's label, with avant-garde silhouettes and ahead-of-their-time designs that should be appreciated as wearable works of art.
An ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, rare and EXTREMELY sought after designer leather tailcoat / tuxedo jacket by world renowned designers Comme des Garcons...using the highest quality leather, so soft, supple and gently crushed, to create a classically tailored and yet edgy, urban styled, tailcoat which is out of this world ~ understated elegance and dramatic statement all in one! This will be your favourite jacket for years and years to come ~ with its timeless design it will take you through the seasons, and seamlessly from day to night ~ and works for so many occasions, dressy or casual, and with so many outfits, from jeans to silk dresses...One of the most fabulous tailcoats we've offered ~ and certainly one of the most beautifully unusual leather jackets you could find!!!
This tailcoat is both very sexy and extremely elegant. In a beautiful soft vintage brown, a stunning colour which will take you through the seasons, and works so well both in the day and out at night. With Comme des Garcon's signature unusual, yet stunningly simple, design, this tailcoat is edgy and elegant ~ in the softest crushed vintage style leather, the jacket has a really lovely shape and really flatters the wearer, whether you wear it very fitted to the body, or looser and more casual.
The collar is small and designed to be worn down if you choose, or turned up ~ nehru style ~ and buttoned at neck with small contrast button. The jacket fastens at front with two buttons, and in Comme des Garcon's usual style, with more than a nod to the off beat, the front cut of the jacket is slightly asymmetrical ~ one side longer than the other, especially when fastened. The jacket looks beautiful worn buttoned and done up, or left undone, either way, fabulous. One small breast pocket. Lovely tailoring to the front, creating rounded edges and smooth lines.
The back is exceptional ~ again tailored with lovely and careful seaming to give a gorgeous shape to the wearer, The back hem is rounded ~ and without breaking the curved hemline, the tails are created by a deep vented split from hem to waist ~ the 'tails' are stunning and add another touch of something special to an already luxurious and divine jacket. Long sleeves. Inside the tailcoat is partially lined ~ the sleeves and top of jacket is lined in cream cotton ~ the tail split is also lined inside ~ the rest of the jacket is the soft underside of the leather, suede like in feel.
Excellent condition. Everyone who has seen this jacket, whether they know the work of Comme des Garcons or not, have commented on how beautiful this tailcoat is. You will love it!!!
Comme des Garcons: Wearable Art
French for like boys, Comme des Garçons is one of Japan’s largest and best known designer fashion labels. Launched by designer Rei Kawakubo in 1973, from the very start the label went against the grain of current fashion, producing surreal, sculptural collections in a sombre colour palette utilising unusual materials and techniques. Comme des Garcons established a reputation for the avant garde, often using unusual and complex cutting and tailoring techniques. Kawakubo’s themes have always merged the fundamentals of traditional Japanese garments ~ their simplicity of colour, style and fabric, with modern design. Inspired by architecture she creates structures in which the body abides ~ constructions in their own space rather than items simply to clothe us.
Kawakubo was born in Tokyo in 1942. Having studied fine arts and literature at Keio University, post graduation she worked at a textile company before taking the then unusual career of freelance stylist in 1967.
Comme des Garçons was created by Kawakubo in Tokyo in 1969 and established as a company a few years later. Despite the fact that Kawakubo had never had any formal fashion training, Comme des Garçons clothing became hugely successful all round Japan in the 1970s. She became internationally prominent in 1981, after a startling show in Paris in which she featured garments which were ramdomly wrinkled, hemmed, seamed and ruched. Throughout the 1980s, the label’s dismantled approach to fashion became known worldwide. When there were four fashion capitals in the world; London, Paris, Milan and New York, Japanese Comme des Garçons' mantra of monochromatic colours, surreal silhouettes and a mission to turn conventional pattern cutting on its head, broke all the rules. In spite of, or many would say because of, this distinctly different approach to fashion, Kawakubo’s label, along with those of her contemporaries Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, became hugely popular and highly respected ~ the pieces they designed becoming highly sought after and cherished.
Today, having grown from strength to strength, Comme des Garçons appeals not just to a consumer fashion base but also to industry insiders. Fans of the label include the late Alexander McQueen, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Karl Lagerfeld and John Waters who devoted a chapter in his 2010 book ‘Role Models’ to Comme des Garçons and Rei Kawakubo. Many celebrities, stars of screen and stage, fashion models and fashion editors covet and wear Comme des Garcons.
Rei Kawakubo is a truly intellectual designer and her conceptual vision has cemented Comme des Garçons' reputation as the thinking dresser's label, with avant-garde silhouettes and ahead-of-their-time designs that should be appreciated as wearable works of art.
Size: The size in the label is LARGE.
Will fit SMALL & MEDIUM also, depending on what kind of look you are after, very fitted or looser and more casual ~ Please see measurements if you are unsure of Comme des Garcons sizing ~ And please ask any questions, we'll do all we can to help you.
CHEST MEASUREMENT ~ taken with tailcoat laid flat ~ from armpit to armpit straight across front ~ approx 21 inches.
Please ask for any other measurements you might need to be sure of fit.
All measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate.
All measurements taken with garment pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and so please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way.
Please measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ approx: 19 - 19 1/2 inches.
Waist ~ approx: 17 inches.
Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where it meets collar and down back of garment to the longest part of hem, end of tails at back ~ approx: 32 inches.
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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