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Sartorial Style on Saturday: Talking about The Face, in conversation with Mark Powell, Samurai rogues + merchant dandies, Adam Murray on North, Roy Strong’s wardrobe and real men DO wear pink!

//I’ll be in conversation with Soho tailor Mark Powell at 2pm. Photo: Mark Powell//

//And talking about The Face from 3pm. This issue: Clinton McKenzie by Jamie Morgan/Ray Petri (Buffalo), June 1985 //

Sartorial Style is on this Saturday at the V&A and looks to be a humdinger.

The day of talks, q&as and presentations considers centuries of male style and elegance and also explores contemporary men’s fashion, bringing together curators, academics, photographers, writers and designers.

Sartorial Style kicks off with Real Men DO Wear Pink!, an investigation into masculine style up until 1800 by Susan North, the V&A’s curator of 17th & 18th Century fashion.

//Sir Roy Strong at the V&A, May 20, 1987. Photo: Peter Dazeley/Getty//

//Strong’s Tommy Nutter suit, 1986, in the V&A collections//

//Black top-stitched cotton hat with wide brim by George Malyard, 1971, from Strong’s collection//

Her colleague Anna Jackson will discuss men’s fashion in Japan under the title Samurai Rogues & Merchant Dandies while curator Ben Whyman dives into the treasure trove which is the clothing collection of one of the great dandies of the age – and the museum’s former director  – Sir Roy Strong.

//From Float Like A Butterfly Sting Like A Bee…Check Out The Beef!, photos Jamie Morgan, Ray Petri (Buffalo), logo: Peter Denmark, The Face No 62, June 1985//

//From Float Like A Butterfly, photos Jamie Morgan, Ray Petri (Buffalo), logo: Peter Denmark, The Face No 62, June 1985//

After lunch I’m going to be in conversation with legendary Soho tailor Mark Powell and will follow that with a presentation on the story of menswear in relation to The Face magazine, the subject of my forthcoming book.

//Untitled, Manchester, 1997. Photograph by Jason Evans, featured in North: Identity, Photography, Fashion//

The day is rounded out by Preston Is My Paris’s Adam Murray, who will talk about the exhibition North: Identity, Photography, Fashion.

Sartorial Style starts at 11am on Saturday March 18. Details here.

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Author: / Published: Mar 15th, 2017 / Category: 2010s, Conversation, Events, Menswear, Tailoring, The Face / Comments: 2

2 Responses to “Sartorial Style on Saturday: Talking about The Face, in conversation with Mark Powell, Samurai rogues + merchant dandies, Adam Murray on North, Roy Strong’s wardrobe and real men DO wear pink!”


  1. Teddy Jamieson
    on Mar 15th, 2017
    @ 10:15 pm

    At the Aye Write festival in Glasgow on Saturday Woody Woodmansey was talking about getting dressed up as a Spider from Mars. Bowie presented them with the garments. Mick Ronson was given gold to wear because of his hair, Trevor Bolder got blue (I think), which left pink for Woody. He was not impressed until Bowie said to him “It takes a real man to wear pink.”


  2. Paul Gorman
    on Mar 16th, 2017
    @ 2:57 pm

    Love it Teddy. Note the Dame didn’t opt for the pink…

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