The Ehren ReStyle

Added Apr 13, 2010

By burdastyle

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Description

This ReStyle ensemble was so much fun! We styled Alden in our men’s tux jacket, “Le Smoking” style a la Yves St. Laurent circa 1966, a style made popular by Helmut Newton photos depicting a woman with slicked backed hair and dark eye makeup. This play on a minimalist & androgynous look can be both masculine & feminine depending upon how you style it. The look can be empowering yet chic. See how our tux jacket looks on a man and compare. Check out the behind the scenes look and let us know, would you wear a men’s jacket over your favorite dress or pants? Do you wear boyfriend jeans? A shirt & tie?

Alden wears the men’s size 44 Ehren jacket produced by BurdaStyle. Plaid dress, her own.

Material Notes

Wool suiting, silk satin, silk lining, shoulder pads, interfacing, satin covered buttons

Difficulty

Advanced

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Categories

For
Unisex
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Business, Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Suiting, Wool

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    Apr 19, 2010, 01.48 PMby davee09

    i like it!!!!!!!!! but i love the dress she is wearing even more!!! is there a pattern on here for it???

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    Apr 17, 2010, 05.04 AMby sewgurlwmu

    Love it! Also, the model looks amazing! I’ve been thinking about making something like this!!! *Wheels turning in brain* Thanks Burdastyle

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    Apr 14, 2010, 02.46 PMby sunnilj9

    I love it! And I remember doing this in college. What a great style to bring back! And it’s totally gorgeous on Alden!

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    Apr 14, 2010, 01.41 PMby ncn6

    This is a GREAT look. I thought this was a new pattern at first, and I’m super jealous of Alden that she can rock the men’s version of this jacket. I think for this to work on me I would have to use a women’s jacket pattern as a base so that I could get it small enough in the shoulders to not look like dress up clothes, but I think it totally could work. I’m so inspired, BurdaStyle! I want to drop the summer dress I’m making now and make a smoking jacket instead!

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    Apr 14, 2010, 03.18 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    I like it and am currently trying to incorporate a few into my winter wardrobe (Southern Hemisphere), you could easily make this a little more feminine by making the collar satin. even just hand stitching it over the top instead of a complete remake!

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    Apr 14, 2010, 03.18 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    I like it and am currently trying to incorporate a few into my winter wardrobe (Southern Hemisphere), you could easily make this a little more feminine by making the collar satin – even just hand stitching it over the top instead of a complete remake!

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    Apr 14, 2010, 12.35 AMby tabs

    As a teenager I often wore men’s jackets, but I find they don’t work over a more ‘womanly’ figure – for them to fit over the hips (and often bust) they need to be soooo wide in the shoulders. Same with men’s shirts. I’d much rather a subtly different pattern with allowance for some curves while keeping the overall straighter lines. A tutorial on how to adjust a man’s shirt or jacket to fit a woman more nicely would be great!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 02.08 PMby mitmit

    I love it! I wear boyfriend-jeans all the time with a white shirt or a printed t-shirt. I’ve been looking for the right pattern to make a jacket matching the rest of the outfit and here it is!! :-D

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    Apr 13, 2010, 01.54 PMby wzrdreams

    GREAT restyle. I love it. I think the styling is killlller (I love those nylons!) and Alden is smoking hot in this jacket. Thank you for also posting the size she is wearing….I don’t know why that helps, but it does.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 01.25 PMby Betty Cox

    really love the restyle, androgynous is such a sexy look for ladies. as much as I have enjoyed all the recent restyle projects, i’m wondering if there are any new patterns on the way? would be nice to try a brand new one.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 01.09 PMby carottesauvage

    Love the androgynous look, though Alden’s wearing a dress is far from being ‘Comme des Garcons’! She would have looked even greater had she posed with a pair of trousers (and a cigar :) ) but your restyle inspired me to combine the Ehren tuxedo collar with the fitted Stella jacket pattern, thanks!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 12.10 PMby suribabe

    I like it. It all works really good together. You can wear a men’s jacket with a beautifull dress, killer heels and it will look sexy. Boyfriend jeans with a nice top.. Its all about the styling.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 08.56 AMby queenorivers

    Is this the same pattern as the male or is it the male one modified? It seems to fit the model very well perhaps its one of the smallest sizes.. It looks incredible though I really enjoy male blazers over feminine items like pretty florals or the type of skirt on the dress shown in the picture.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 05.36 AMby candicej

    This REALLY looks good. The whole outfit is just awesome – hair and make-up, too. I never considered wearing a men’s jacket before this…

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    Apr 13, 2010, 02.31 AMby gedwoods

    Great look for a great gal!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 01.51 AMby gdac

    The jacket is great… but the shirt dress is fantastic – will this pattern be shared too?

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