Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fashion Week FW2010: Paul Smith

Paul Smith turned up the volume up on classic menswear pieces with bright colors, bold, mixed prints, and intriguing details, especially with the jacket colors and lapels. He mixed casual and classic by putting the hoodie in the classic suit and making the prints large and colors rich.
The monochromatic looks showed Paul Smith's excellent tailoring, interesting proportions, and unique details.
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Fashion Week FW2010: D&G

If Thom Browne's Moncler Gamme Bleu man is a military-inspired ski champ than D&G's man is a laid-back, yet stylish, snowboarder to appreciates his warm winter brights as much as a tuxedo with snow boots. While snow pants dominated the runway, D&G still showed it's roots with strong denim appearances. Formal wear for on an off the half-pipe made appearance too with a strong mix of sporty and dressy.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Marc Eco Star Wars Style

If you've ever fancied yourself a Rebel pilot, a stormtrooper, a bounty hunter, or even a Sith lord, Marc Eco has made it possible with geek-chic Star Wars hoodies.
These hoodies go beyond the typical fan shirt and actually look like the uniform or costume of the Star Wars characters. With the hood off, most just look like interestingly designed hoodies (especially the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper versions).
The hoodies range in price from the $29.99 (for the clearance styles) to $150. May the force be with you.

Fashion Week FW2010: Etro

Etro's zany styling aside, the fall collections features menswear classics in rich colors and bold, but traditional, prints. The majority of Etro's line would make great wardrobe staples. Pile on Etro's knee-high spats, picture frame necklaces, bright scarves, jodhpurs and a statement hat to achieve the collection's attention-getting look.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gilt-y as sin

Amidst the passionate designs and impressive patterns of Fashion Week, Gilt Man brings us a short but sweet sale on the threads of John Varvatos.

You will be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful line of conventional menswear. Rarely a shade lighter than grey to be found in the entire collection, these black and white combination score again and again. These are the outfits I hope to someday be paid enough to whimsically afford (that is, to save my credit card information on the designer's checkout page, with a direct hot-line to my phone for easy and thoughtless purchasing).

No, scratch that.
I'd turn to a life of crime for these outfits.

Classiest damn bank robbery ever
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fashion Week FW2010: Moncler Gamme Bleu

Were a traditional military man to wake up in Thom Browne's Moncler Gamme Bleu barracks, he would find himself severely lacking in color, prints, whimsy and voluminous cold-weather wear. The show opened on a runway lined with cots from, which the models emerged and dressed. This unique showcase brought focus to the military stylings of the bright, buoyant collection.
The Moncler Gamme Bleu man may be colorful, stylish, whimsical and rather hopeful, but he is not without function. Since Browne has forged a collaboration with skiwear company, Moncler, much of the clothing is athletic and performance focused. The winter wear is down-right practical for cold climates without being boring or pedestrian. What do you think of Thom Browne's adventures in skiwear?
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Fashion Week FW10: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen has fall covered head to toe (literally) in prints. McQueen prints range from skulls to scales and from paint spatter like prints to some resembling the whimsical prints recently seen in his women's wear collections. These prints cover everything including suits, jackets, bags and even shoes, McQueen shows all of is whims. The skull sweater is my favorite item. What are you thoughts on McQueen's Fall Show?
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Monday, January 18, 2010

H&M Selling Skirts for Men

A friend posted this on his Facebook page and didn't seem too keen on the idea of skirts for men (outside of the traditional kilt). And gauging by the media attention it's receiving, a lot of people are a little surprised by it. My friend also queried if any ladies would be seen on a date with a guy in a skirt. I, being a lady, responded with a "yes." A guy with a strong enough sense of personal style and with the confidence to wear what he wants in spite of weird stares and odd comments is a guy worth being seen with.
I quite like the design of this skirt. It looks like its probably made out of better fabric than most women's skirts offered at H&M (men's clothing typically has better fabrics). It's a clean, classic design too. It might be a men's skirt but if it sells in the Midwest (doubtful), I'll be trying it on.
H&M's spring look book is also featuring lovely, bright oranges and harem pants for men. What do you think of skirts (and even harem pants) for men? Would you wear them?