A 1950’s inspiration

by Lee Oliveira on June 8, 2011

As I spotted Brian on the streets, my first instinct was.. 3.1 Phillip Lim or Yohji Yamamoto. As I started talking to him, I was so right. He actually used to work for 3.1 Phillip Lim in New York. He appreciated hearing my thoughts on his inspirational style. FYI: (this is a 1950’s medical jumpsuit).

jumpsuit-1950’s; shirt-Our Legacy; sandals-Canvas; socks-Paul Smith; hat-Vintage; fragrance- Blue De Chanel by Chanel


It would be nice to see a designer making something like this. I would wear it in a heart beat!

Great meeting you Brian.

Lee x

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state of sunday June 8, 2011

wow Lee! that Canon is great – the photos look wonderful, such awesome colours!

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SACRAMENTO June 8, 2011

Love his shirt and socks.
I gave you anothe K today, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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alannah June 8, 2011

he has that instinctive individual sense of style that makes you just sigh & slowly move from head to toe to take the entire look in. if only more people expressed themselves through their clothing as well as brian.x
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Manon June 8, 2011

what a lovely outfit. So unique. I love it.

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Jessie June 8, 2011

I’ve shot Brian in Surry wearing Phillip Lim before too, although not as bold as this look. Definitely love a guy who knows how to create his own style.
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Claire June 8, 2011

This is so Lim/Yamamoto and all of his own making – great style spot! x

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Cafe Fashionista June 8, 2011

I seriously love this look. It reminds me of the video for the song “Come On Eileen” from the 80s, I think. So fun! :)
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Audrey Allure June 8, 2011

He can definitely pull off that quirky look! :)
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Laura@Artfully Artista June 9, 2011

Cool and unusual I like it. After all blending in is no fun and he doesn’t,which I LOVE. The fact that his jumpsuit is from the 50’s makes it even cooler.
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Lucy June 9, 2011

Ok, so before reading this post I exactly thought the same! He looks natural in it!
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mimi June 9, 2011

PHILLIP LIM all the way. i LOVE the outfit. the fact that he looks and dresses like himself and no one else….i need me a pair of white overalls!
great post lee
mademoiselle mimi
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Lauren June 9, 2011

That outfit is pretty cool!

Your pictures are so crisp. Ah, if only I knew how to work a camera like you do!

Can’t you come to the states some day? 😛

<3 L

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mystyle June 9, 2011

Hi there!! A fabulous look indeed, he looks very stylish and I love his footwear too! Have a great week! x
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nydontleaveme June 9, 2011

He has such a cool, unique sense of style! Love it!
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Sick by Trend June 9, 2011

wuaaaaaaaa!!! yes!!! and the shocks detail is fantastic 😀 love this


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Leia June 9, 2011

Wow! Very interesting!

Bella Q June 9, 2011

Great look. i love it when men rework vintage, making it fresh and relevant.
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xavs June 9, 2011

Do I don’t normally approve sandals with socks, the outcome of this particular one was quite ok…I like the jumpsuit and the shirt…nice, very nice…
Lovely blog, can’t remember how I got here, but I’m sure I’ll be coming back!

konshon June 9, 2011

greatttt lee!!
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Cathy Benavides June 9, 2011

The jumpsuit is great, but it’s really the socks that make the outfit. Such a fun unexpected detail!

janettaylor June 9, 2011

Love those socks! 😀

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ediot June 9, 2011

Hey! great post. the pants are so fun. and this photo is PHENOM! it looks like he’s flying. brilliant

ediot June 9, 2011

or it’s just my eyes playing me some optical illusion tricks

Tanvi June 9, 2011

Talk about Vintage Men’s Wear! Eh? Very fascinating!

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Sherin June 9, 2011

The jumpsuit is pretty incredible! And he’s pulling it off so well!
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Mademoiselle Marie, street style June 9, 2011

Nice shot Lee! i love his socks
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My Republic of Fashion June 9, 2011

Love it! That is some shirt. :)SarahD xx
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Nicole @FHF June 9, 2011

how fun is he?! Love his socks…just brilliant! xo
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savvy gal June 9, 2011

taking the outfit apart, nothing should fit but together it is just right. : )
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Shin June 9, 2011

He looks so amazing and chic! I absolutely love his shirt! You don’t see a lot of guys experimenting with fashion on the street and I admire his confidence! xoxoxoxo

Angela June 9, 2011

Wow the colour just pops against the white of the suit doesn’t it. Fantastic.

A x
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ChezVous June 9, 2011

Never seen a 50’s men’s jumpsuit before! VERY cool!
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KAIIWONG June 9, 2011

Cool shots !! props.


ambuji June 9, 2011

He is style personified!!! I love it when people take risks with fashion, especially guys. They make me happy. The white overalls paired with the printed socks and sandals is utterly cool!!
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The Foolish Aesthete June 9, 2011

Fantastic! Well spotted … xxx
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Fashionistable June 9, 2011

You could pick one up like him and wear it with out the designer price tag. He looks great. Xxxx

Paulina June 9, 2011

Great post:) Have a nice day!!

Mia Nguyen June 10, 2011

he looks so unique. I bet everyone cannot get their eyes out of him
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Terri June 10, 2011

note to self–begin scouring thrifts for medical jumpsuits.
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