Quinn the stylish investigator iconic was revealed this week. He lists three things he needs to change the world. Obviously, the most important is “a stylish coat”.
I’m not gonna lie. The prospect of finding a literal interpretation of Quinn’s coat on the runways was daunting. Long, camel coat with silver plates sewn onto it? But Burberry Prorsum to the rescue (Fall 2013 Ready to Wear). It doesn’t capture Quinn’s essence though.
I’m embarrassed by how long it took me to make the connection between “Stylish Coat” and “Investigator”. Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Harry Dresden — all investigators with really great coats.
Taking the Philip Marlowe Classic Trench direction, it’s no surprise that Burberry and Hermès always have fantastic cots on their runways.
(Hermès Fall 2012 Ready to Wear, Burberry Prorsum Spring 2006 Ready to Wear, Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 Ready to Wear)
Ultimately, this is the look that, to me, is most Quinn-like:
Dolce & Gabanna Fall 2006. It’s a dramatic coat (or is it a cape? Hard to tell) That covers a waistcoat surprisingly similar to Quinn’s (Is it a remnant of his previous life in Taldor?) All she needs is a sword cane.
I really hope that’s stylish enough to help Quinn change the world.
Stylish coats for Quinn on Pinterest.
These Christian Louboutin boots are what Rule 63 Karzoug will wear when she kicks your ass. Except she’d like them in Jade Green, not Olive Drab. kthxbai.
To my players: Your should completely infer from this image that Karzoug is a melee fighting, ass-kicking type. And totally plan accordingly.
It’s “New Iconic Thursday”, which means soon I’ll have another “Dress The Iconics” post.
Just like last week it’s an awesome story and an awesome portrait of Quinn, the investigator. Go read it. Now. Especially that last sentence.
“a man needs only three things to change the world: a quick wit, a righteous heart, and a stylish coat.”
Sooooo….. The fate of Golarion depends on choosing an especially stylish coat for Quinn? No pressure.
First an embarrassing confession: I have confused “Empyreal Lords” with “Heralds“. Good thing I only messed up 1 post.
So here is the first, corrected, Evil Herald of Sarenrae. Mid conflagration. She’s clearly more interested in the smiting than the redeeming.
Stephane Rolland Spring Couture 2014.
This is how I want Iron Gods to start…
The Silver Mount has been acting ominously lately… drawing a crowd of onlookers, including the intrepid adventuring party.
The pneumatic space ship doors slowly open… smoke billows out… a walk way connects to the ground… and The Blonds spring 2014 runway show emerges from the ship.
Also with him… because…. reasons…. or something. It came from Fashion East‘s Fall 2010 Ready to Wear collection. Which is another very Numerian “space tech meets barbarians, Thundarr/Mad Max” style collection.
The Kellid people of Numeria pose an interesting fashion challenge. On the one hand, they dress in natural hides and leathers. On the other, they have a frikken space ship crashed in their back yard. They’re known to distrust magic, but do they distrust technology as well?
Nicholas K (this one is from Fall 2013, Ready to Wear) works as well for the Kellid of Numeria as for the Kellid of Realm of the Mammoth Lords, like Amiri.
Are the Kellid who live close to the Silver Mount influenced by its fashion? As a spaceship, presumably it has clothes inside. Do the Kellid and/or Technic League raid it for complete clothes, for materials to make clothes from, or let it alone (sartorially speaking)?
I kind of got attached to the idea of the Kellid gathering bits of detritus from the wreckage and having no use for it as technology, weaving into their clothing as adornment. (Cliche, but there you have it)
(Alexander McQueen Spring 2014 Ready to Wear, Lanvin Spring 2011 Ready to Wear, Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready To Wear)
Easiest DTI post ever. I found this image when I was looking for something else and it screamed Amiri.
Nicholas K Fall 2014. She’s even got the right hair.
The rest of the collection works equally well, it seems designed specifically for nomadic people in the freezing Realm of the Mammoth Lords who want to wear all their clothes at the same time, and still show off their abs.
Since this one was so easy, the Pinterest page is sad and lonely. But it’s there for completeness.
I fear this is what will happen when the Kellid start messing around with Numerian technology they don’t understand.
McQueen Fall 2009 Ready to Wear.