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June 28, 2007

Among the creations shown at Milan’s Fashion Week was this bold version of the traditional… okay, will someone please finish my sentence, because I don’t have a clue what this is.

I mean, don’t you either need sleeves, or you don’t need them? How can you just need one? Is it for some freakish weather pattern where your left side is cold but your right side is warm? Is it for guys who work in toll booths and fast-food windows and just expose one arm?

And by the way. No normal coathanger will hold it, which means you need to carry a special one with you. In the late night chill, when all the other guys have nice jackets, it’s just you, your uni-sleeve, and your own little hanger… But hey, at least you’re fashionable.

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A model displays a creation as part of Byblos’s Spring/Summer 2008 men’s collection during Milan Fashion Week June 27, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo


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psst! Marco! I think you have your jacket on wrong man! And there might be something wrong with your pants, too.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

It’s obvious. The shirt also only has one sleeve. Tres Chic!

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

You could wear it to listen to Ravel’s Bolero – but only the first half.

Also, is he wearing a skirt?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

No, Sean…that outfit does not make you look feminine.

Posted by Cookie | Report as abusive

Ok, I get it! The jacket is inspired by fencing, the trousers(?) are inspired the samuri, the shirt is ispired by . . . spaggetti westerns, the ensemble is ensipred by lunacy! All he needs is a hat that looks like a 16th century helmet, and he’s good to go!

Posted by Andreas | Report as abusive

lol, that would be part of a cape. if you can believe it. whatever it is, it’s reminiscint of Victorian days and of sci-fi uh, you know, cyborgs

Posted by Glenna | Report as abusive

The look on his face says he just LOOOVES the outfit. 😛

Posted by LadyWeasel | Report as abusive

Does it come with a trained falcon?

Posted by BGREENWALD | Report as abusive

Think about the guy who designed it. He’s thinking, “Now let’s see, if it only ha sone sleeve, how will it stay on? I know! I’ll just attach this piece of belt, …”

Posted by Rebekah | Report as abusive

the sleeve on the one side references japanese armor styles which covered the bow firing arm when wearing a kimono. The sleeve or kote would look as such when you were relaxing while in partial armor dress. See O Yoroi.

Posted by Lee | Report as abusive

I think I would use something like that.. In carnival of rio de janeiro…


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