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post #16 of 24
These three pictures pretty much sum up my daily look: Mommy always told me people stared because they were jealous.  Now, based on your replies, I'm re-thinking that...
post #17 of 24
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These three pictures pretty much sum up my daily look: Mommy always told me people stared because they were jealous. Now, based on your replies, I'm re-thinking that...
Didn't you know? - These are from the new "World leader and CEO of major corporations" collection. A dark Oxxford suit is sooooo yesterday's news in the today's boardroom. Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and Alan Greenspan regularly conduct "gold boot and shirtless" meetings. Like Warren Buffet once told me, "If it ain't huggin' your thighs and covered in fringes and ruffles, it ain't comin' in my office." I've never forgotten those sage words.
post #18 of 24
Those outfits are too out there for me.  In my opinion, the one designer that gets it right most often is Dries Van Noten.  His pieces have enough interesting patterns, colors, and details to make a statement, but not so much that you wake up one day, look at your closet, and have a WTF? moment.
post #19 of 24
I was too intrigued and repulsed by the models to even look at the clothes. I stopped after 6 photographs.
post #20 of 24
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LOFL...   Mike C., this board is supposed to be about STYLE not FASHION..  I wouldn't like to look like Slim's models OR Mr. Kavanagh, but between the two I'd much rather look like Mr. K.. I'm all about time and place dressing -- I certainly dress different when going out to a trendy restaurant than I do at work (albeit different in degree, not kind) -- but I agree with an earlier poster who insinuated that there is very little redeeming about dressing so effeminately.  Sure, it might make some social statement -- I GET IT. -- but it's such a cliche one.
Blah... Style is Fashion, it's just that style lasts longer. Believe it or not, someday Carry Grant and all that will look dated. Also, runway shows like Dior Homme are more of pure theater than anything else. Buyers don't actually place orders directly from the show. That gold bow ensamble probably won't even get made. Most of these clothes if worn individually won't look so effeminate as they do on the runway with all the makeup and gold stuff. BTW... I was joking in my original post. I was just echoing the likeness of typical responses to threads on fashion.
post #21 of 24
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Blah... Style is Fashion, it's just that style lasts longer. Believe it or not, someday Carry Grant and all that will look dated. Also, runway shows like Dior Homme are more of pure theater than anything else. Buyers don't actually place orders directly from the show. That gold bow ensamble probably won't even get made. Most of these clothes if worn individually won't look so effeminate as they do on the runway with all the makeup and gold stuff. BTW... I was joking in my original post. I was just echoing the likeness of typical responses to threads on fashion.
The man speaks true.
post #22 of 24
This is a wonderful collection, I think, that succeeds in several ways. First of all, the clothes seem to impart an extra dose of confidence to the wearer. I realize that models should be confident in clothes but even given that the guys seem to have some extra swagger coming, maybe, from the rock and roll pedigree of the outfits. The outfits are balanced really well: they are not top-heavy despite the skinny jeans. This makes them imaginative but not outlandish (except for the half of the collection that really is outlandish). The coats and the jeans work great together: the short cutaway in no. 16 is incredible and the straight 3/4 length coats (4, 22) are right on target also. These are going out clothes that are not just for posing (although they certainly are that). You don't have to drag your look around with you. You can actually do something in it: cajole doormen, order drinks, dance, get into fights, go home with someone you hardly know, all the things you're supposed to do when you go out. Sure, some of the guys are done up like the New York Dolls, so what? Fred Grant and Cary Astaire are not the only fashion paragons out there and neither of them will do you any good in the meat packing district (New York, West Side) next Saturday night.
post #23 of 24
I dig it. A tad too androgenous for my taste, but I think it looks good on those skinny rocker dudes. I preferred his last collection, a little more masculine. I think Slimane's got the right idea with the fitted, low slung thing. It's pretty cool lookin. For me, I also like his own get-up.. jeans, sport coat, chuck's and a scarf. Thanks for posting this.
post #24 of 24
Wow.. I couldn't see the pictures before for some reason, but I finally got to look at it. I gotta say, I would rock about 70% of that stuff (the real world stuff, not including the gold shoes and scarves and crap). In fact, some of it looks like what I sometimes (try to) throw together from the thrift shops. Unfortunately, pants that slim are not to be found outside 'fashion' labels, for the most part. Assuming I could get a longer rise on the pants, I'd take most of it.
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