Unraveling the Seam: The Yellow Coated Plaid Trapeze Shirt

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Inspired by his trip to the Faroe Islands, creative Director Tommy Ton found resonance with the local fishermen’s utilitarian style of dress. Spring/Summer 2019 Men’s introduces the next iteration of the “daily uniform” in accordance with Ton’s keen eye for defined style. With shirting being a crucial part of Deveaux’s offering, Spring/Summer 2019 seeks to redefine the category with a range of inventive cuts and fabrics.

As a nod to the synthetic raincoats often associated with Fishermen, the Yellow Coated Plaid Trapeze Shirt reimagines the classic wardrobe staple in a brand new context. The garment feature an 80/20 cotton and polyurethane blend, a special coating protects the base of the fabric from corrosion, weathering, and abrasion. Ton credits Miuccia Prada as an influence, quoting her famous line about working with materials that disgust you. 

The silhouette of the shirt is inspired by a Trapeze top—a women’s cut which is fitted at the bust and gradually flares out into an A-line shape toward the hemline. In keeping with Deveaux’s engendered design approach, this garment reimagines a classic women’s silhouette as a men’s wardrobe staple.