If you’ve ever wondered whether there is a woman out there who rocks menswear in a way that puts men to shame, there is. She’s called Cris Domingo. Cris is a New York based fashion and lifestyle blogger of La Garçonnière.
Yes, I was curious enough to find out what this means. It is derived from a 1960s Italian film under the same name which means ‘The Bachelor Apartment’. It represents the art of modernity and tradition in an increasingly androgynous society which describes Cris.
Cris La Garçonnière is a woman who has mastered the art of menswear and does she look fantastic in a suit. In an interview with Eleksie she explains it all. “I felt more confident about myself when I started wearing suits and eventually my preference/taste in clothing evolved. My main inspiration is the Italian men’s fashion because unlike American men, Italian men based their clothing decisions on detail (cut, color, style, pattern). Their cuts are more fitted and slimmer. American men prefer comfort over style and convenience before detail.”
Cris introduces us to a whole new level of dapper.
“A check suit has a vintage elegance to it that is both contemporary and traditional. This classic navy and green tartan suit is once again a smart option for sharp dressers..Other accents that add some more business and visual variety to a layered outfit include everything from hats and gloves to boutonnieres and jewelry, but don’t go too heavy on these.”
I know right? It’s talent and passion. It’s mastery!
Here’s another on the versatility of hounds-tooth.
“A checked fabric requires particular expertise to weave considerable skill to tailor and a good deal of confidence to wear well. It gives a man a chance to express his personality while wearing even a conventionally cut suit.”
Now you have got to admit that this is someone who knows what they are talking about. This is someone who understands menswear on another level. I think, for her curating different looks is a work of art in which all the tools and materials have to connect together and signify something greater. They are chosen with great care and paid a great deal of attention to detail. Her accessories involve a pocket watch, hat, briefcase, pocket squares and cigars that all round compliment her look at all times.
Media courtesy of Cris La Garçonnière Instagram.