Reality: polo shirts — originally home to both the micro-alligator and horse — are experiencing a revival of sorts within the high fashion community. Proof of concept:
and most notably for the purpose of this post: J.Crew’s fall collection, which showed the most delightful gray wool polo punctuated by what looked like fractured, gilded palm trees as if to say, “I don’t go to parties, I make them.” But you likely know better than anyone that with a good idea that rolls out during fashion week comes a wait time of at least six months before proprietorship can even be considered — cut to this handy dandy DIY executed by our very own Charlotte Fassler and modeled on hair extension extraordinaire Esther Levy to bring you the imminent summer’s version of what will no doubt be the shirt of next fall. The process is easy.
Then, you peruse Amazon and find Christmas tinsel garland on sale for less than a dollar. You realize that shipping will cost more than the garland so you consult your local party store when you find a similar deal.
Then, like it is a large baguette and you are the captain of the ship that is your bread knife, you begin cutting the garland. Meticulously, effusively, with the conviction of a vacuum cleaner. You will notice that the garland might shed. That is okay, you are as convicted as a vacuum cleaner and as such you’ll, you know, clean it.
Now you start gluing. Identify location. Where will your chopped garlands live on the shirt? Create marks with the glue and then stick.
Once you’ve done that, you wait for your party shirt to dry, then you try it on, pat yourself on the back and feel good about the way in which you’ve assuaged the J.Crew wait time.
SOURCE: Man Repeller – Read entire story here.