In 2021, N. Hoolywood celebrates its 20th anniversary. In anticipation, the label is reissuing select classic pieces from their archive. With each garment updated using the label’s most recent design innovations and contemporary materials, these pieces come together to form a new collection celebrating N. Hoolywood’s future legacy for the world of avant-garde menswear.
Daisuke Obana’s menswear designs with N. Hoolywood, which often humorously tug at our accepted notions of formality without explicitly rejecting them, reveal an engagement with the early 20th-century social conditions in which modern men’s clothing norms were forged. The label’s oversized ‘Big Shirts’ have been essential to this project. Blowing out the formal dimensions of the business shirt and approaching outerwear in shape and function, this long-running series of pieces test the often ambiguous boundaries that distinguish one type of garment from another.
Constructed from a wool-poly blend navy pinstripe twill—a material typically associated with suits—the N. Hoolywood Pinstripe Shirt playfully brings our attention to the inseparability of the shirt from the suit in the collective imaginary. At the same time, the design pulls the shirt apart, with slits at the cuff, placket, and collar challenging ideas of neatness and completeness as essential to notions of formality. Drop shoulders, an oversized collar & patch pocket give the Pinstripe Shirt an exaggerated appearance, softened by its rounded silhouette. This oversized shirt also features a horizontal back yoke, a curved shirt hem, and front button closure.
Made in Japan from 50% wool, 50% polyester.
Style Number: 1202-SH04-031.
Model is 187cm and wears size 40.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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