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中山裝, zhōng shān zhuāng

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I'll be the inverse of marnanel. I'll answer the one question in the meme that he didn't =)

Category: Clothes - What looks best on a guy?

The Dr. Sun Yat-sen tunic suit (the 中山裝, zhōng shān zhuāng). Hands down. No question.

It's a casual Guangdong Province style from late 19th century. It has a smaller, more square mandarin collar that's turned downwards and four pockets (two breast pockets, two handwarmer pockets). It looks best in dark navy blue. I don't like it in khaki or green (ick, ick, ick).

It was chosen by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the Nationalist Party as the national uniform after the revolution of 1911 to overthrow the Manchu dynasty. It's not a "Mao suit". Mao had nothing to do with it.

The first time I saw one was on Leon Lai when he starred in Song Bird opposite Nadia Chan. Then Jet Li, in Fist of Legend. Oh. My. God. Super. Hawt.

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bride
May. 21st, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
"Mao suit"

The green one, maybe. But, blech >K{
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bokane
May. 21st, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
Well, I have a Zhongshan, er, Mao suit, and I don't look good in it at all. But then, I suspect there's not been an outfit designed yet but that I could look bad in it...
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