Style on Trial: Cardigan-print t-shirt by Paul Smith

The Stuck-Together-Clothes movement has been gaining popularity over the past few years, but why go to the trouble of actually sticking clothes together when you can simply make it LOOK like you’ve stuck two items together?

That’s what’s happened in the case of this Paul Smith top. It may look like a cardigan worn over a stripe t-shirt, but it’s merely a trick of the eye. You’ve liked similar trompe l’oeil prints before, but what do you think of this one? Clever, or just plain confusing? You decide!

(Oh, and if you just want to buy it, it’s £131 here.)

18 Comments

  • February 23, 2010

    Lauren

    I don’t like this, it looks like something Warhol would create rather than a fashion house!

    I love the Oasis range, but this takes the concept a little too far!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..What I Wore | Kneehigh Socks & Jumper Dress =-.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Monica

    Utterly pointless.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Alex

    I don’t understand why anyone would buy this. Firstly it looks ridiculous. Secondly it will look even more ridiculous when you have to wear a cardigan over it because it’s too cold for just a tshirt.
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..The Princess and The Frog =-.

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  • February 23, 2010

    M

    It’s AMAZING. I love cardigans like no tomorrow, and it’s off in such an interesting way. Except, yeah, it’s always too cold to wear it without another cardigan on top. Dammit.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Madeline

    I actually quite like it! It’s inventive in a good way. I often fin myself throwing on a cardi over a top just because i like the look, even if it’s warm outside. This is thing is rather for those days when it’s too warm outside to wear a cardi, not for when you really need one to keep the cold at bay.

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  • February 23, 2010

    serena

    so sue me, but i like it.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Nyka

    thank you but no. i’ll have mine separate.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    It looks like a depressing mural.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Laura

    shame on me I really like it!

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  • February 23, 2010

    Catie

    I actually really like it… can’t wait until someplace like forever 21 comes out with a cheaper version.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Aleutie

    I really like it. It’s fun 🙂 And it doesn’t create any additional bulk: smart.
    .-= Aleutie´s last blog ..Furniture catalogue competition =-.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Sarah-Kayte

    hmm,
    i like it as an outfit choice if it were two items, but no what is the point?
    .-= Sarah-Kayte´s last blog ..WAG fashion designer? =-.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Lucia

    It’s not just confusing and pointless, the cardigan looks also hideous on top of that!
    It looks a little bit as if it rusted…

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  • February 24, 2010

    charles

    weird because: who wears their cardigans buttoned like that?!?!?

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  • February 24, 2010

    Jasmine

    Scary…

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  • February 24, 2010

    Jade

    It reminds me of those tuxedo or tie-print shirts. This is a really ugly combination, though. I think if the shirt & ‘cardigan’ looked a bit nicer it would have worked better.

    Now the real question: is this going to catch on like those tuxedo/tie-print shirts did? There are certainly worse trends going around. I saw a girl in harem pants on the train today. They do NOT look any better in person. *shudders*

    I do not understand why people would BUY, let alone wear, something that hideously unflattering.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Lola

    The idea is fun, but does the ‘cardigan’ look like it’s been singed in several places to anyone else?
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Shoe of the Day: Valentine Rose Dr Martens =-.

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    • February 24, 2010

      Carrie

      I was just going to post that! Singed, oxidized, maybe a heavy material, right? But I kind of love that, because it would be a really nice cardigan, but the body-conscious line of the shirt looks better than the cardigan probably would.

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