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Dior Homme F/W '05

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I like looks 6, 16, 28 and 32. 6 and 28 are pretty much how I dress (um, no makeup though) anyway. The short brown leather jackets and belts look spectacular, but the long scarves - eh... Dries van Noten did that a white back, and East Village and Williamsburg types have been doing that for ages. Some of the looks at the end of the show are obviously for effect rather than for the buyers. Looks like Slimane' going in a pretty different direction from previous collections - a lot more street as in "hipster" rather than street as in "goth". Suits me fine, although hipster is becoming a more and more odious term.
Agreed on every account. 6 is by far my favorite.. but im not sure im to into the tailcoat on 16. not sure if i could ever dig the gold shoes, however it looks perfectly appropriate on slimane's runway. in fact, they are looking very attractive, but my assumption is that they're around $800 which puts them about $800 over the amount i would pay, and i doubt there is a single other designer who i could buy just for the look and not feel like one of santa's little helpers. i like the use of printed t-shirts and the jackets for the most part but i agree about the scarves. i've always seen them as a functional item and not exactly appropriate for wearing over a t-shirt. i think my other favorite get up is the last one which is slimane. those are some incredibly cool jeans he's wearing, and that look is basically how i dress every day. minus the scarf.
 

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I'm really not sure I get this.... I'm trying to figure out if I am on the outside of a inside joke.

I thought until slide 7 that we were looking at women's wear.
I saw a moustache, and then I had to look again. I think that is probably a bad sign for men's clothing. A combination of shoes that look like they are covered in gold melamine, pants that don't appear to be above the hips let alone the waist - not to mention making the models look sickly, big bows, and unkept shirts makes me wonder if this designer is not trying to outfit the next Boy George rather than the 21st Centry male. No slight intended to Boy George or to anyone's sense of style that might appreciate this website.

On the other hand I did find the scarves endearing - I would like to find for myself scarves of such length and character.

confused,
Scott
 

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hit up any commie co-op or hipster club and you'll see that slimane's designs are far from irrelevant, although i can see how your opinions would be formulated as slimane isnt the most .. shall i say accessible designer in the field. his clothing is made for the rock lifestyle and that is reflected in that nearly every rock band is head to toe in dior homme these days. the low-rise pants are designed to be that way, and i think they look quite nice although i would argue that i think they are at their hip level, not below.
 

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To each his own... Â You have to take into consideration that these are not clothes designed for the businessman in the office setting. Â There is a time and a place, and especially a type of person for all of this stuff. Â The same way that you wouldn't expect Borelli in a highschool. Â Personally, I like the collection very much, though I think that Dior, along with Costume National, Varvatos, et. al. need to up the color ante slightly. Â Though, that's not really their thing. Â They make wonderful basics, but I feel a little color compliment is missing from many of the outfits (at least if I were wearing them). Â Maybe if Etro gave one piece to each collection. Dan
 

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last season slimane put out a bright pink leather peak lapel sports jacket. how's that for color? i agree to a certain extent, i like to wear bright colors myself (slimane himself is wearing a sky blue shirt), however as you said it wouldnt really fit the style of the line to implement them.
 

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But what about the construction?.? These suits are fused... I'd rather buy Anderson and Shepard. These clothes wouldn't last more than 8 years... I much rather prefer this look.
 

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Actually this really interests me, mostly because at this point in my life I find I can still pull most clothing styles off - at the age of 28. Old enough to wear Zegna etc., but young enough to experiment with more "fashionable" pieces . I know in a few years I will either be relegated to bussiness/traditional clothing or stick out like a sore thumb - so I want to wear something with a bit of pizazz before my time is up.

The issue is particularly important when deciding what to wear to a club, disco or similar late night social outing. I have played around with wearing shirts from Etro and Coast - albeit the more tame versions to good effect. I have even visited a gothic oriented store and picked up a few elegant pieces. But that is as far out as I have gone. This stuff seems further out there, and as I mentioned above sometimes effiminate.

What would you guys say is the preferred time and place for this kind of clothing? Is Dior Homme related to Christian Dior?

Take care,
Scott
 

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Dior Homme IS Christian Dior (Homme meaning "man"). It's the men's line. I don't think that the clothing is necessarily relegated to any one particular place, and I think most of it can be work pretty much anywhere, appropriateness allowing. You have to take into account the models' hair and makeup not helping the image for you, as well as the combination of clothing. Runway shows are just that, shows. Even if you were to wear this clothing, you probably wouldn't wear it combined the way they do, nor so much of it, and you probably wouldn't wear those awful gold shoes. Or maybe you would.

By the way...Coast and Etro are great.

Dan
 

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Dior Homme is not made to last 8 years. It's trendy clothing made for club and rock folks and that's pretty much it.
 

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Dior Homme is not made to last 8 years. It's trendy clothing made for club and rock folks and that's pretty much it.
mike c was being sarcastic... i hope for his sake that he was. you are, right mike?
plus, they may not be fused anymore, i've heard word that the newer d-homme pieces are canvassed. im with dan, scott. you wont look like those models for wearing a couple pieces... i love dior homme and i would never want to look like those guys (theyre even skinnier than me, and i dont wear purple eye makeup... or any eye makeup for that matter). the only issue is the disgusting price, as slimane is basically the most sought after designer in the world at the moment. i think you should check it out if youre somewhat interested which you seem to be. its always worth a look. the time and place for it would be at a show (art or music), dancing / partying, etc. you have to admit that even if you dont like it, its at least more original than a striped BR shirt and seven jeans
 

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But what about the construction?.? These suits are fused... I'd rather buy Anderson and Shepard. These clothes wouldn't last more than 8 years... Â I much rather prefer this look.
LOFL... Â Mike C., this board is supposed to be about STYLE not FASHION.. Â 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.
 

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