Gallery: “Dead Men’s Patterns” Features Bespoke Garment Patterns of the De...

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It’s been said that dead men tell no tales, but would they stay equally mum about their tailoring? For artist Hormazd Narielwalla, author of the limited-edition book Dead Men’s Patterns, the tissue-paper templates that bespoke tailors fastidiously preserve speak volumes about the gents they’re modeled after, even long after they’ve shuffled off the mortal coil. Narielwalla discovered his first “dead man’s pattern”—carefully folded and marked with “dead for ten years”—during an apprenticeship with Dege & Skinner on Savile Row early in his career. The book chronicles Narielwalla’s experiences with these archived scraps of paper, which were utilitarian in life but are now a poignant memento of a man’s relationship with his tailor. They’re quite beautiful, albeit in a creepy, voyeuristic kinda way.

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One Response to ““Dead Men’s Patterns” Features Bespoke Garment Patterns of the Dearly Departed”

  1. narielwalla says:

    Thank you very much for your wonderful post….I hope if you’re in London, you can make it to my forthcoming show “Fairy-God, Fashion-Mother” at the Modern Pantry opening on the 8th of Nov until the 7th of January.
    Warmly,
    Hormazd

    http://narielwalla.com/2011/10/15/fair-god-fashion-mother-at-the-modern-pantry/

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