Defining Gatsby for the 21st Century

We know that 1920s fashion will be one of the big influences upon 2012 and 2013. And we know that it’ll set trends for both men and women. What we don’t yet know, however, is precisely how the look will be interpreted through menswear. After all, a direct revival of any past period is problematic for men: men’s fashion is slow moving and nearly always avoids any look that can be considered ‘costume’. How then to reinterpret particular elements of 1920s fashion for the modern age?

Kenton magazine has one potential solution.

gatsby photo shoot

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Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine
Greater than Gatsby: Kenton Magazine

In their Greater Than Gatsby photo shoot Kenton approaches the 20s through the perspective of Americana made modern. Styled by Michael Cook, it’s a photo shoot in which retro twills and patterns are layered with a classic air. It’s also one that largely avoids the emergence of relaxed tailoring, much to its benefit. Wear this particular trend revival with the genuinely relaxed cuts of the 20s and you’ll come off looking like a character from Boardwalk Empire, keep it trim and you’ll look sartorial. It’s this that the pictorial’s team have got right.

You can see Kenton magazine’s Greater Than Gatsby photo shoot by clicking on the thumbnails above and browsing through the gallery.

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