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2003 Brushed Cotton Classic Shirt with Bondage Arm Straps

Helmut Lang

2003 Brushed Cotton Classic Shirt with Bondage Arm Straps

£255.00

42 Chest/16,5 Neck (oversized): Best for an IT 54 - 44 Chest - XL or an IT 52 - 42 Chest - L. Can also be worn by smaller sizes.

Helmut Lang bondage shirt from A/W 2003-2004. In excellent used condition. Made in Italy.

A/W 2003 is seen by many as Helmut Lang's definitive 'bondage' collection. A diverse variety of inspirations -ranging from airforce uniforms and Vivienne Westwood's Seditionaries to classic evening tailoring- were refined into a unique collection that combined subcultural aggression with refined sartorialism. The season's conceptually rich designs have become part of contemporary fashion history, influencing a wide range of designers in the process. Encapsulating the collection's layered aesthetic, this luxurious shirt features Lang's signature elastic straps.

The shirt is made from a deep black 100% cotton flannel that has been brushed for a soft, fleecy texture. The cut is classic and conservative, with dropped shoulders and roomy proportions. Like most Helmut Lang shirts, the design is workwear-inspired: a rectangular patch pocket is found on the chest and the sleeves have adjustable barrel cuffs. The point collar is sharp and chunky, while the back features sharp side pleats. The long elastic straps connect the cuffs to the back of the shoulders and can be adjusted to pull up the sleeves.

Upon a closer inspection, we can see that the shirt is finished to an extremely high standard. The sleeves have Lang's classic two-piece construction, which enhances the shirt's structured look. The straps are finished with large black D-rings that complement the dark aesthetic of the piece. The chest pocket's edges are reinforced with triangular stitching. The cuffs have a curvilinear shape with two pleats and invisible openings. All buttons are realised in genuine mother of pearl in a matte gunmetal colour. On the interior, all seams have flat fell finishing that prevents them from undesirable fraying. 

A quintessential Helmut Lang shirt, its luxurious fabrication and avant-garde detailing will make it one of the standout pieces in your wardrobe.


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