Suits are the predominant international uniform of men in positions of power. The suit serves as a sartorial euphemism for male authority. Does Sir dress left or right? This charming tailoring euphemism has a fascinating equivalent in radiology. The John Thomas sign refers to the orientation of a penis in an anteroposterior x-ray. Curiously the John Thomas sign will nearly always point towards a hip fracture. Hormazd Narielwalla takes discarded bespoke Savile Row menswear tailoring Suit patterns and makes their masculinity shockingly explicit. His pattern collages of penises serve as x-rays through the suit revealing the manhood within. Does the viewer see them as proud or ridiculous? Perhaps, like the x-ray, John Thomas exposes the vulnerability a suit conceals.

Download Catalogue 2018.