Icon of the Month – Derek Zoolander

Derek Zoolander - Wearer of tailored suits and a fantastic pout!

Blue suit + Blue Steel…

Derek Zoolander: model, actor, philanthropist, but not an ambi-turner. In a lovely case of life imitating art, imitating life, the film’s costume designer, Leesa Evans, has confessed that most of the clothes worn by the film’s protagonists are existing pieces – or adapted from existing pieces – by designers such as Valentino, Kenzo and Yves Saint Laurent. But what about the man himself? It’s difficult to comment on the style of a man who has never dressed himself, but his suits certainly are… eclectic. Often in The Stitch we like to offer advice for the King & Allen suit wearer on what we can learn from our chosen Icon.  This month’s takeaway should probably be: don’t let anyone else dress you!

Below are some of DZ’s more iconic suit choices:

So bad it’s good – 2 button suit with wide notch collar lapels in… sheet metal?

So bad it’s good – 2 button suit with wide notch collar lapels in… sheet metal?

Double breasted polka dot midnight blue dinner suit – amazing!

Double breasted polka dot midnight blue dinner suit – amazing!

The suit colour is awful. The shirt colour is worse. Even the fit is bad.

The suit colour is awful. The shirt colour is worse. Even the fit is bad.

 

Actually this looks pretty cool. The jacket is outrageous it works with the trousers, shirt and shoes.

Actually this looks pretty cool. The jacket is outrageous but it works with the trousers, shirt and shoes.

If you’re going to get stranded out in a desert, always make sure that your suit bag, suit and luggage match.

If you’re going to get stranded out in a desert, always make sure that your suit bag, suit and luggage match.

Zoolander models a real suit from the Valentino Paris Show. March 2015

Zoolander models a real suit from the Valentino Paris Show. March 2015

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