Shameless: Suitsupply and Carli Hermes, Something for Master.

Suit Supply Shameless-III-campagne-voor-2010Suitsupply is a men’s fashion brand founded in 2000 by Fokke de Jong in Amsterdam. Suitsupply is a vertically integrated company with stores in the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and China. They are known for choosing unconventional retail locations where they sell both ready-to-wear (starting at $350) and ‘cut-to-the-bone’, where suits are made off-site after measurements are taken at 70 different points around your body.

You’d expect a Dutch company to have fairly liberal attitudes and Suitsupply is well-known for their risqué photography and advertising campaigns.  Carli Hermes (1963, Schijndel) has shot all the Suitsupply campaigns since 2004. He is one of the best photographers in the Netherlands. His photographs are enticing, exciting, confrontational and alienating. The photos are edited so that they evoke the feeling of a surreal dream, a dream of perfection.

Some of the Suitsupply campaigns have caused a stir, such as Shameless, Ambition and Not Dressing Women. Four photos from the Shameless campaign had to be removed from Suitsupply’s website after a ruling by the Belgian advertising standards authority in which they criticized the photos for portraying the woman as a sex object and/or as submissive to the man.

For Suitsupply’s latest campaign, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, Charles Ebbets‘ photographs were a source of inspiration and the images were shot against the skyline of New York.

Say what you like about the implication that wearing a great suit gets you a hot woman – something that dievca would never dream of suggesting – but she is strangely moved to ask Master if he would be interested in buying something from Suitsupply.

Thank You to Maggie Carpenter for a post that inspired dievca.
Please check out her blog: Maggie Carpenter – Author of Elegant Erotica 

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33 Comments on “Shameless: Suitsupply and Carli Hermes, Something for Master.”

  1. Shamelessly erotic…

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    • dievca says:

      I know. Can you imagine seeing the ads on a billboard while you were driving. Some of them might cause a traffic accident! (Or create a nice moment to break the tedium of a long commute home….and maybe one of the scenes would play out when you get there…)

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  2. These ads are so inventive, provocative and artistic at the same time ! They’re almost like modernized versions of Guy Bourdin’s stunning images ! XO

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    • dievca says:

      Interesting comparison. I like Guy Bourdin’s sense of framing — there is a hint of something and you have to think. I feel that Carli Hermes is more blatant and direct — your thoughts are directed to a certain place, immediately. Perhaps this happens because it is an advertising campaign and you should be directed somewhere. There is no time to think. Hmmm-let me ponder this~

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  3. mrmodigliani says:

    Well I certainly love their advertising!

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  4. longandluxe says:

    Words escape me but let me at least say: these are damn fine. Talk about a power suit. xo

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  5. How utterly fabulous. I will also be continuing to feature these ground-breaking ads on my blog as well. Share the joy. 🙂

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  6. shygirl says:

    These ads are so fantastic! I’ve used the coffee one before – I love coffee, but I think I’d love it even more if I could drink it like that every morning.

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  7. Reblogged this on thekinkyworldofvile and commented:
    Maybe the Mens Warehouse should look at different ways of advertising .
    Your gonna look good I guarantee it.

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  8. littlebopeep12 says:

    Wow this spiced up my treadmill time tonight! Love the ads and yes the message to me is wear our suits and get hot women to submit to you. Loud and clear. Love a man in a suit. Love my Sir in a suit 🙂 thanks Dievca!!

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  9. OMG… All of a sudden I need to put my Sir in a suit…
    LUV IT Dievca!
    LK

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  10. Franco Bolli says:

    Beautiful photography that reminds me of the “porno chique” made by Helmut Newton, Voque photographer. Always been a huge fan of his work.

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  11. Dievca. I cannot even breathe.

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  13. Regyna Longlank says:

    power suit indeed. yum!

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  14. hispetitelle says:

    Suit schmoot. I just want to look at the hot photos 😉

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