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2003 Brushed Cotton Classic Shirt with Bondage Elbow Strap (Camel)

Helmut Lang

2003 Brushed Cotton Classic Shirt with Bondage Elbow Strap (Camel)

£205.00

37 Chest/14,5 Neck (oversized): Best for an IT 46 - 36 Chest - S or an IT 44 - 34 Chest - XS.

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. Caturing the collection's transgressive vision, this luxurious shirt features Lang's signature elastic 'bondage' straps on the left arm.

The shirt is made from a 100% cotton flannel that has been brushed to achieve a soft and fleecy texture. The cut is classic and conservative, with slightly dropped shoulders and roomy proportions. Like most Helmut Lang shirts, the design is workwear-inspired: a rectangular patch pocket decorates the chest and the sleeves have adjustable barrel cuffs. The point collar is sharp and pronounced, while the back features side pleats for easier arm movement. The elastic straps have an overlapping X-shape, creating an asymmetrical element that encases the elbow and articulates the arm.

Upon a closer inspection, we can see that the shirt is tailor made to an extremely high standard. The sleeves have Lang's classic two-piece construction, which enhances the shirt's structured look. The chest pocket's edges are reinforced with triangular stitching. The cuffs have a curvilinear shape with two pleats and invisible openings. The buttons are crafted from genuine mother of pearl in a tonal off-white colour. All interior seams have flat fell finishing that prevents them from undesirable fraying, thereby ensuring the longevity of the shirt.

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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