Sometimes guys just want to have fun. I know, I know, in the song Cyndi’s talking about girls, but fortunately Jeanni Nishi knows the real truth: it’s guys, too. (You know the song, of course. If not–first, shame on you, and second, you’ll never win on Jeopardy if the Daily Double is in Eighties Pop.) Jeanni is just starting to roll out designs at her new shop Sweeet!!, but she already has some fun stuff for the guys, and the girls haven’t been forgotten either.
Here I’m wearing the Seersucker Shirt (L$100) in Brown, but you’ll find it in a variety of other colors as well. I’m layering with the Tartan Vest (L$100) in Red, because as you know I’ve got something of an affinity for the family of warmer tones, but you have plenty of other color choices. Hey, it’s a guilty pleasure, but I’ve decided not to give it up for Lent.
The Shimmer Zipper Pants (L$100) are shown here in Dirt. Everything old is new again, and with their slick-looking nylon texture these are a sly throwback to fashion days gone by, even if the zipper and parachute pants I remember (er, have read about) tended toward less natural and muted colors. Although the the sale poster artwork I saw in the shop features only women, these are effectively unisex in style. The apparent resolution of the fabric texture seems to be a bit lower on these than on the shirt and vest, as upon closer inspection I noticed some blurring of small details, but otherwise they look fine.
Completing this outfit is the Red Tartan Tie. Jeanni’s ties are L$75 for a baker’s dozen in a variety of colors, patterns and fabrics. They’re flexi, with an unusually stylized, kind of chunky construction–fun rather than elegant, and I think not intended to be 100% realistic. The squared-off ends remind me again of an earlier, more innocent time when dinosaurs walked the earth and ties were woven, stretchy, sometimes even made of…burlap.
Shirts and vests come on jacket, shirt and undershirt layers, so you should be able to layer with anything. All permissions are Modify / Copy / No Transfer. Some items are available in “fat” packs at discounted prices, and there are a couple of pre-fab outfits you can buy or use as guidelines when formulating your own purchase strategy. Some other items I haven’t tried yet also look promising–I’ll probably be heading back for the Plush Tweed Pants this weekend.
Get ‘em all at Sweeet!! (Blekinge 146, 241, 100).