Haha. Ok i'm gonna try and make sense one more time.
I don't think there's a bimodal chasm between "avant garde" and "normal" designers, but there is definitely a clear spectrum. Tom Ford is gonna fuck around with lapels, Ralph Lauren might add some intense shoulder padding, they both might experiment with nice fabrics etc. Neither of them are gonna cut a deconstructed fishnet dildo insert assflap. I remember a description of Simon Spurr as being "for the modern day Thomas Crowne", if that paints a picture. They don't have so much of a statement, rather, they just wanna make really really nice clothes that are quite masculine, for lack of a better word.
Said designers, IMO, are good examples of this goal. Michael Bastian is probably one of many bad examples.
Now, I agree that you don't have to (shouldn't) wear clothes the way they were on the runway, and you don't have to "get it" (whatever that means), but there's nothing wrong with aligning yourself with brands that share your vision.
Behind all this is the fact that he's tall, athletic and of superior heritage (!), he's gonna look good in anything. But that doesn't mean he couldn't look better with shoulders that fit the way they're meant to, or pants that don't sag weirdly in the crotch/thigh region due to the designer's intended statement. With what he's trying to do, IMO, he'd be better of with clothing that fits a bit more "normal". Again, for lack of a better word and with the understanding that nothing really fits normally.
Edited by hendrix - 5/9/12 at 7:21pm