OK, so Michael insisted he get to model McCalls 8536, the vintage Eighties Willwear top. Or somebody insisted...
I think it looks great on him. Something about the camo shorts and the black glasses balances the Dorothy Zbornak vibe, don't you think?
Fabric this treacly benefits from a bit of an edge.
Even with dark shorts, on me it's dated looking and, as one of you pointed out, my neck may be too long for the no-collar thing. I look bird-like.
On Mary Porter, well -- it's not a fair comparison.
What do you think, readers? I'm out of the "who wore it best" running, but how about between Mary and Michael?
I think it's time to put this garment behind me and move on. I may -- may -- attempt this one more time this summer, perhaps narrowing the torso, raising the armhole, and using a less dated-looking fabric.
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