Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mr Trina Turk, BLOW and how men should be dressing

George & Mirtha Jung lounging poolside.

Sometimes I look at men’s fashion and think to myself...what happened? It's like in the movie clueless when Cher looks at all of her high school male counterparts with disgust. Seriously some guys need some help in the style & dressing department, I'm not going to name names. I thought it would be fun to show a few new styles from designer Trina Turk and compare them to the wardrobe choices from the movie "Blow".

Blow was released in 2001 starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and many other quirky actors. This film is based on the life of Drug Lord "George Jung" and spans mostly between the 60s and 70's in California, Mexico and a few other American locations.

Mr Turk
Not for the faint of heart. They’ll see you coming and talk about you when you’re gone. This bold plaid is printed on an 85% cotton 15% rayon jacquard. Front trouser pockets and back welt pockets.

60's California beach scene from "Blow".

The Character George Jung (played by Johnny Depp) is irresistible to women and he has a serious drug habit to boot. Because he is a drug lord he has access to lots and lots of over the top garb and exclusive hot spots. His wardrobe consists of short shorts, graphic prints, polos, vests, sunglasses and resort wear.

Now let’s talk about Trina Turk and why her designs could be something that the modern day George Jung would consider wearing. Trina Turk's designs have been said to be inspired by Palm Springs, California culture. Her women’s fashion line is a modern twist on cocktail dresses, sportswear and swim wear. Turk's boutiques have been designed by stylist and ceramics designer Jonathan Adler as well as interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Both designers have given her boutiques the feeling of stepping back in time where shopping was an experience from the music to the colors on the walls and the lighting fixtures.

Mr Turk
Exceptional cotton twill, printed in Italy, trim fitting with trouser pockets and rear welt pockets. Talk about “nice pants”!

George Jung sipping on a tropical cocktail.

Men need to take the initiative and start to dressing up to the level that their partners do. Trina Turks website has recently launched Mr. Turk, the male counterpart to Trina Turk. After I took a look I was inspired to do this post and share it with all of you, men and women. Mr. Turk is a mix of Palm Springs Cocktail, Preppy Golfer, Poolside Lounger, Country Club Brunch, Wedding Duds and Date Night. So all of you men please take a look at Mr. Turk and I bet you will not only find something you love, but your woman (or man) will love it as well.

Mr Turk
Ripstop shirting gives this smart shirt the comfort of cotton and the texture of a vintage parachute. We love the pocket and epaulette details and we hope you do too.

Here is a tribute video for Blow. It shows alot more fashion from the movie, check it out.

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