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MARK MCNAIRY NEW AMSTERDAM SPRING 2012

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by shoreman1782, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Eds. note--we're adapting Styleforum's editorial coverage to the new forum software. For now, our articles will be placed in the most relevant subforum and after a period moved to the Front Page forum. Please comment freely, and thanks for reading!

    Mark McNairy Spring 2012--McNairy Unbound


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    Photo: Pete Anderson. Overheard: "Please tell me these are men's shoes."

    Words and vast majority of photos by Jon Moy

    Mark McNairy has become the enfant terrible of the menswear world. From extra-long boxer shorts, to camouflage with embroidered smiley faces, McNairy takes very traditional pieces and makes them, well, his. There is no question that a shoe with a denim upper is a bit out there. The same goes for a "fuck off" pocket square. Or polka dot bathrobes and short sleeve cardigans made out of terry cloth. But somehow it all seems to work. McNairy reminds us that we can take clothes and dressing ourselves too seriously and that it should all remain fun in the end.

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    The polka-dot bathrobes are a McNairy x Engineered Garments joint.

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    The footwear, as always, was a mix of great traditional English made shoes and McNairy’s own penchant for neon and camouflage. The double monks are improved with a fuller apron and there are some new leathers and other materials mixed into the collection.

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    McNairy lately has been more known for his footwear than apparel designs. And while there was no dearth of great shoes on display at (capsule) the newly expanded clothing selection was definitely notable. Perhaps due to his designing for other menswear labels (J. Press and now Woolrich Woolen Mills) McNairy’s eponymous clothing line seems almost a reaction to constraint. Camouflage shorts and backpacks are embroidered with daisies and smiley faces. All-over print shirts were displayed next to neon pullover anoraks and wavy repp ties.

    But anchoring all of this color and attitude were simple (in the best sense of the word) patch pocket jackets and suiting, including seersucker. Animal print made a strong showing in McNairy’s booth as did his new "fun shirt"--featuring a more subdued mix of prints and colors. All in all this was one of Mark McNairy’s most complete showings and it had the feel of a runway collection--everything together, while cohesive, seems over the top. But taken individually, there are some real stunners available.

    Mark McNairy is available at Need Supply, his own webshop, Tres Bien Shop, Barneys, Opening Ceremony, Present, and other fine-ass retailers.

    Jon Moy is a Styleforum contributor. You can read more of his stuff at gettingbeatlikeyoustolesomething.
     
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  2. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Some outtake photos from me...

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    Creeper.

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    Playboy.

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    Wholecut.

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  3. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    that grey pair.... must kop
     
  4. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    some of mcnairy's stuff looks so nice and some of it is just straight hideous.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1
     
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    Kind of feeling those d-ring creepers :embar:
     
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  7. PoppDRRT

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    Must kop Desert camo pair
     
  8. ekstra

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    d-rings and that crazy camo/floral backpack are fuego:slayer:
     
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    da trickers boots :nodding::nodding::nodding:
     
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  11. JeffreyvanLaak

    JeffreyvanLaak New Member

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    The camou boots are awesome!
     
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    i used to like his stuff alot... but things have just become too tacky and tongue-in-cheek one-liners...
     
  14. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    liking his stuff! nice for the spring indeed, maybe 1 or 2 pieces in your personal collection. anything more than that...
     
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    Agreed. I mean, he still has a few good pieces. But I don't buy clothes to be witty, or something. Plus witty clothes have really shitty resale value.
     
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    And vulgarity shouldn't be confused with wit. Especially from a 50-year-old man. I'm sort of disappointed that "f***k off" is the best he can come up with. iMO he had a moment to make an impact but he's blowing it. I sincerely hope his WWM collection sells b/c I think it's great.
     
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    what does his age have to do with the customer base he is designing for? I would rather the "Fuck off" be placed in the shoe so it is visible before putting it on or right above the heel so it wouldn't fade. Currently it is going to be wiped from the shoe in a week with casual wear.
     
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    I own a pair of his red brick soled, navy bucks. I can say, apart from the fact that the sole rim is a little wide, he makes a good shoe. Maybe a little overpriced, seeing as you can get some Loakes, etc, in the same price range, and they are far better made. I would recommend his stuff, if you like it... The camo bag with the flowers is quite cool...

    But yeah, the fuck are these?

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  19. meso

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    Looks like someone dipped some bluchers in poo and called it a day.
     
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    Loake vs. McNairy/Sanders quality is up for debate. Loake has several levels of make that run from worse than McNairy's to, arguably, better.

    Also, the shoes below have the thicker crepe sole common to "playboy" boots, although you're more likely to see a chukka version than McNairy's blucher take. They've enjoyed a recent resurgence thanks to McQueenophilia.


     
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