Black, White, and Crinkly

close-up of Diddy in seersuckerDiddy in black-and-white seersucker

Sean “Diddy” Combs shows some inventiveness in a custom-made peak-lapeled suit made of a material Izzy has never seen before, black and white seersucker (a word, incidentally, that derives from the Hindi “shir shakkar,” meaning “milk and sugar”; like the fabric’s alternating stripes, milk is smooth, while sugar is rough).  While Izzy can tolerate such flamboyance in an entertainer, Diddy’s untucked t-shirt, by sloppily peeking out below the jacket, ruins the whole outfit.

2 Responses to “Black, White, and Crinkly”

  1. Jenny September 5, 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    I like the fabric and I like the idea of the contrast – but I’m not sure I like the “V” effect…

  2. rbnyc September 8, 2007 at 11:29 am #

    It’s a nice suit and I totally agree about the t-shirt. Try as he might he is never going to be too much of a fashion icon until he learns to close his mouth. He must be a mouth breather because he almost never is photographed with it closed.