Monday, 9 March 2009

Unlikely Style Icons: Brains from Thunderbirds

I know that when most people think of 1960s marionette-based television programme Thunderbirds, they don't necessarily think 'man, that Brains, what a style icon for our times'. I may have lost it altogether, so bear with me. The scientific genius and engineer provided the main inpsiration for the below outfit...


-Inspiration came from a pair of glasses. I first heard about Super from Elliot and now I'm a bit obsessed. If Steve gets this pair then you know I'm going to try to nab them!

-These Arn Mercantile Chore jacket and Folk trousers are ideal for Brains' smart-casual work place. The jacket I think captures the slightly boxy look of the clothes sported by the marionettes in the programme.

-This blue and white stripe bowtie from Pinch and Pull gives the whole outfit just the right amount of 'quirky academic'.

-I knew this shirt was right as soon as I laid eyes on it. I half imagined that he made it this way in some experiment gone wrong (right?), but really it's from Comme des Garcons.

-I imagined that straight-laced Brains might be a little jealous of the rest of the Thunderbirds, so allowed him some glamour with these sequinned hi-top Sw**r shoes.

7 comments:

Cillian said...

Just yesterday Susie had me coveting all of Phil of Street Pepper's wardrobe and now this selection of brilliant blue items....not good for recessionary times, grrr!

/Male Mode.

Keith said...

I love Thunderbirds. I had never thought about him as a style icon, but I definitely can see it now. Great post. Cheers!

Ca said...

Haha, funny! All shades of blue.

Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades said...

haha this funny. i used to love the thunderbirds, i got abit obsessed with it when i was about 17.

i totally love that CDG fade shirt, i could go for that!

j said...

Must be a Brit thing...

TheSundayBest said...

You're not crazy - he's clearly on trend.

ELVIA said...

you're not going insane. he has lovely glasses and i can see how someone can take the positives out of him and turn it into a trendy, wearable fashion :)
loves!

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