Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: A Patron Request for New Romantic Fashions
While I was researching New Romantics fashion for yesterday’s printable paper doll, I discovered that it was a lot easier to identify men’s clothing that was influenced by the style than it was women’s clothing.
This picture was my primary inspiration for the outfit. Because I knew I wanted to tuck the poet’s shirt into the trousers, I had to make it all in one piece
I do sort of regret not going further and doing like an Adam Ant sort of outfit… but there is always next time.
This isn’t the usual way I design paper doll clothing, but I do think you have to the adapt to the medium as it makes sense. In fact, I just finished penciling a regency Sprite’s men’s suit that does the same thing.
Sometimes, it is easiest to draw outfits in one piece, even if that’s not my natural instinct.
Now, I will admit that while I don’t know much about New Romantic fashion, I do have a soft place in my heart for a man in a poet shirt. Can’t lie about that one.
I should add my favorite Adam and the Ants song is Stand and Deliver, but I should say in the interest of full disclosure that his music is more New Wave Punk than New Romantics, or so I’ve been told.
(I still listen to that song while I clean my apartment and dance around, so I will not be deterred from liking it.)
Meanwhile, I don’t really have a guy paper doll with quite the right hair for this outfit, but I might actually recommend Marcus The Warrior. The beads in his hair seem apropos of the style. Super long haired Mikhail might also work, but not as well.
As always, let me know what you think of poet shirts or paper dolls or anything else in the comments.
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