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Frans Hals Menswear Inspiration

This fine looking gent is Jasper Schade. He features in the new Frans Hals exhibition at The National Gallery. The exhibition is not just a reminder of what a skilled portrait artist Frans Hals was, but also how obsessed we are with our own images and the ways we are portrayed way before the advent of social media. The National Gallery’s blurb states that Schade was extremely concerned with looking fashionable. They know from contemporary sources that he had a reputation for spending excessive amounts on his clothes. Here his taffeta jacket is giving pure Simone Rocha or JW Anderson. Looking remarkably fresh for 1645, Schade shows how men can play with shine in clothes and also the freshness of adding white or translucent pearls for stylish balance.

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