Marie Antoinette and her Two Children by Pierre Alexandre Wille
February 27, 2010
The Fashionable Male: Italian or French?
1) This suit boasts a a herringbone-pattern which stands out in cream, pink and brown against a soft aqua. It is silk with metallic details. The buttons are overlaid with pink foil so they pop against the silk catching light. Flashy.
2) This suit, possibly a court suit, is made of blue silk. It includes geometric patterns, organic and floral shapes with "satin stitch and embroidery." It is delicate yet bold, and seems to shout "I am refined."
3) This suit is made of navy blue velvet and has gold lace and embroidered details. Floral and ribbon motifs decorate the vest with silver foil buttons, and the breeches also of velvet are tapered to highlight the legs. This suit is regal and clearly very expensive.
A little style to start the weekend!
Here is an interesting comparison. What do you think of them? Do you prefer one to the other?
Can you tell which are Italian and which are French?