Check Republic Collection (Upcycle Project)
Added Aug 20, 2011
Miami, Florida, ...
Tank #1 – Check Cuff Collar Tank
This tank is a direct result of the Tank #2. I used the sleeve from the original shirt to add a complimentary contrast to the stripe cotton jersey, which has a casual business aesthetic. The cuffs from the sleeve became the collar. The buttons on the cuffs remain in tact and are featured at the front of the neck for a great detail. The remaining of the sleeve became the yoke on the back and “placket” opening at the chest, which is great for summer days and evenings. The stripe detail around the arms enhance the athletic feel and masculine lines. The shirts has bone white and grey stripes which plays nicely with the plaid fabric. The look is so versatile it can be worn to create a preppy, nautical, mod or classic look.
Tank #2 – Check Dress TankI found this great dress shirt made by Banana Republic in the Thrift Store and thought it would make a great tank. So I chopped the sleeves off and used one of them to finish the neck and arm openings. The color and material is perfect for warm climates. What’s best is that, this is a dress shirt turned into a casual tank, so you can look smart and casual at the same time. It pairs nicely with jeans, shorts or a jacket. The length is a bit long, since it is (was) a dress shirt, but it’s nice and roomy on the inside. I loved the shirt so much, that I used it to develop an entire collection. Search my shop to see its complimentary pieces.
Tank #3 – Check Cross Tank
Clean and simple, yet strong and sexy. Inspired by the “Check Dress Tank” (which can be found in my shop), this tank has several grey stripes abstracting a plaid shirt. The grey lines accentuates the chest and draws the eye in. This tank is super comfortable and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
Jersey Cotton, Linen Cotton, buttons