Baseball pant inspiration in Brooklyn, New York.
Photo by Ryan Kibler.
Baseball pant inspiration in Brooklyn, New York.
Photo by Ryan Kibler.
Made famous through her roles in a series of Woody Allen films in the 1970s, actress Diane Keaton’s celebrity helped popularize the menswear as womenswear phenomenon. She may not have pioneered this trend but she certainly made it famous, with Allen’s 1977 romantic comedy, Annie Hall, as her ultimate campaign. Throughout the past 40 years, Ms. Keaton has carried her signature vintage tomboy look with her, and her style ranks pretty high on our list of style influences.
Diane Keaton began her career in the late 1960s in New York City, landing a role in the hippie musical, Hair. Fortunately, her self-deprecating charm and penchant for ties and bowler hats caught Woody Allen’s eye, and she became his sidekick for the better part of the ’70s. It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles native to become known for her decidedly buttoned-up, androgynous style in films like Annie Hall and Play It Again, Sam.
Keaton’s outfits in Annie Hall were her own vision. In her recently released autobiography, Then Again, Keaton recalls Allen’s instruction: “Woody’s direction was the same. Loosen up the dialogue. Forget the marks. Move around like a real person. Don’t make too much of the words, and wear what you want to wear. Wear what you want to wear? That was a first. So I did what Woody said: I wore what I wanted to wear, or, rather, I stole what I wanted to wear from cool-looking women on the streets of New York. Annie’s khaki pants, vests, and tie came from them. I stole the hat from Aurore Clément, Dean Tavoularis’s future wife, who showed up on the set of The Godfather: Part II one day wearing a man’s slouchy bolero pulled down low over her forehead. Aurore’s hat put the finishing touch on the so-called Annie Hall look. Aurore had style, but so did all the street-chic women livening up SoHo in the mid-seventies. They were the real costume designers of Annie Hall”.
Ralph Lauren received costume credit in the film’s titles and Annie Hall’s iconic men’s tie, which was Ralph Lauren, resulted in the brand enjoying a massive spike in tie sales as women recreated the look.The traditionally masculine tailoring touches and slightly oversized, boxy fit were in keeping with Ralph Lauren’s concept of the the time and definitive of a very specific mood, era, and Lower Manhattan location.
Thanks to the Need Supply Co. blog for this tidbit.
The legend Nick Wooster at NYFW, flick by Christopher Fenimore.
NYFW nailz inspiration (>‿◠)✌ shot by williamyan.
(capsule) show director Chris shares his view of menswear, listen up… http://wearethemarket.com/directors-cut-chris-corrado/
Here we go again… we will be exhibiting at (capsule) show again for the upcoming Autumn/Winter ‘13 season! Make sure you stop by our booth in New York on January 22 & 23 and in Las Vegas on Febuary 19 & 20.
Hometown: Helsinki and a handful small villages around Finland
Currently live in: New York City
Favorite clothing brands: I am not particularly loyal to any specific clothing brands. I like to buy a piece of clothing and be the very last person to wear it. I love materials that have a purpose like my waterproof cotton jacket. I also appreciate the ideology of fashion brands that are ethical and environmentally conscious such as my friend Anniina Nurmi’s brand Nurmi Clothing.
Please give us a snapshot of your life as an artist—childhood memories, schooling etc. How did you arrive at the place you are now? I have always wanted to draw and build things with my hands. I got a small whiff of various fields in the arts as I drifted different places and art schools. I’ve been lost a few times, but I think that all of my experiences have crystallized in what I am doing at the moment.
Describe the work you’re most well known for: It’s hard for me to say what I am most well known for because I am always experimenting. I think of my work like an explosion of many disparate elements. I would be kind of happy to be known for making things that are weird and obscure.
Describe the work you’re most proud of: I am scared to be too proud of anything that I have made but I feel proud to work with clients who trust and appreciate my work. I am more curious about where my work will go and I love that.
What kinds of tools do you use (specific pencils, ink etc)? I will use anything I can find and I like to experiment and discover new tools on accident. Sometimes that means being very messy and doing odd things. I like any object that can make any sort of stain.
Analog vs digital in your work, how do they work together if at all? There is a perfect contrast between the analog and digital like dirty and clean. Working digitally gives me the ability to control an analog chaos.
Describe your work space and the daily routine of your working life? Every other day my work space is in order and all the other days my work space is an utter mess. I like to drink my coffee at my studio before the rooster crows.
You’re from Finland and travel/live/work back and forth between New York—can you tell us a little bit about your hometown versus the Big Apple and why perhaps, both places are important to your life as an artist and how? The last five years I have been living in Amsterdam, Helsinki and New York City. I need to admit that New York has a really special vibe even though I miss the wonky bits of peaceful Amsterdam and the deep shadows of the Finnish forest. Where I am living is less important to me than how I am feeling.
Some things that are inspiring you right now: Currently I feel inspired by sculptural objects and installations. Next month I plan to spend my free time in a garage.
Some thoughts on the pieces you did for Capsule? The pieces that I made for Capsule are a genial and random set of different pieces. I think that’s what Capsule is about and I think that’s the way to something good.
Upcoming projects or exhibitions: Solo show, 2013. Great.
We are so excited to be serving up some delicious Gin by Victoria Spirits at the next Mutts & Co. Fall Shop. Victoria Spirits is a company after our own heart, and their Gin is handmade in small batches on Vancouver Island, BC. The distillery is family-owned and operated and it is no wonder why they have become ‘Canada’s first premium Gin’. Victoria Spirits are sold across Canada and will soon be available in New York City as well.
If you haven’t had a chance to try this amazing local Gin, then this is just one more reason to come by the launch party on Saturday night.
See y’all at 88 Ossington (above LeVack Block, entrance on Humbert St.) from 7-11p.
More Tommy Ton flicks, this time for GQ. Check out our pal and the director of (capsule), Chris in his smiley kit at NYFW.
As always Tommy Ton captures street style perfectly at NYFW. From the looks of it, mutts and animals of all sorts are #trending pretty hard right now. Check out our favourite selects, and head over to style.com to see the rest of his photo.
Small apartment, no problem. This Upper West Sider managed to cram an office, a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom in his 400-square-foot studio.
Fact of the Day - The average New Yorker consumes less than half of the electricity of someone who lives in San Francisco and nearly one-quarter the electricity consumed by someone who lives in Dallas. The city’s unique density, encouraged by much of it being surrounded by water, facilitates the highest rate of mass transit use in the United States.
Check out the talented Ryan Kibler’s (Capsule) Polaroid Series for Bullett at (capsule) Show in New York last week!
A little FYI for y’all, all of these photos were taken with the same camera that Ansel Adams used back in the day. However instead of large format film, Ryan used polaroid film. Check out our friends from Naked and Famous Denim and the rest of the trade show crew here…
Recognize this face? Well we are off to New York to see the Statue of Liberty and to attend the (capsule) men’s trade show, on July 23-24.
Thanks for the shout out (capsule) Show, we are stoked to be considered one of the “5 Brands to Know” along with Soulland, Deus Ex Machina USA and Fred Perry by RAF SIMMONS!
Looking forward to NYC men’s on Monday & Tuesday, see you cats at the show.