Dandy & Rose

Bespoke Western Shirts, Handmade in England

Gustav and Otto, Alistair and James….

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A few weeks ago, I posted some photos of a fabric I was all excited about in this year’s Liberty Spring/Summer range.

Gustav and Otto by Liberty

It’s called ‘Gustav and Otto’ and according to Liberty’s website it was inspired partly by the artist Gustav Klimt and partly by the architect Otto Wagner.

I can see the influence of Klimt’s  spirally patterns.


But I have been searching high and low for examples of the sculpted creatures on Wagner’s buildings that inspired these birds and lizards and I can’t find a single image that fits the bill. I give up now. I’ve got sewing to do, you know.

So far I have made two shirts from ‘Gustav and Otto’ in a colourway I think of as ‘nearly black’.

They were the same shape, each with curved yokes and pocket flaps, but because James chose to have a contrast plain and Alistair didn’t, they turned out completely differently.


I love the way these two guys have made choices that express their respective personalities!



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