Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I don't talk a lot about menswear. I believe men should be two things: dapper and sharp. I usually just search for some cool men #ootd pictures to know what's the trend for men nowadays (running shoes are on the rage. I've been wearing my New Balance for a while instead of loafers). That's it. 

But my great friend, Alex, has been talking about how menswear nowadays is more than just suit and tie. So, I decided to check it myself. And I gotta say, it's very interesting how these designers revolutionize menswear fashion to be super chic and cool without looking too dandy. Here are some of my favorites:
  1. Burberry Prorsum. I've been a fan of Christopher Bailey's Burberry menswear since I saw that infamous fox sweater. This season, he mixes masculine and feminine into this artist-bohemian collection that he named it as 'A Painterly Journey'. It's a bit dandy for my taste, but some of the pieces are too die for.
  2. Louis Vuitton. I've seen LV's menswear collection for, maybe a split second in magazines. They always present a very polish and classic design with a bit of a twist. This season, Kim Jones—LV's menswear designer—took Alpaca, the native of Chile and Peru, as inspiration—seen with the weater and a cashmere coat, woven into blanket stripes for a blouson. He also brought another native of Andean native, the vicuña, rarest of the rare, ludicrously luxurious. So much so, in fact, that the vicuña coat, blouson, and lounging suits will be available only as part of Vuitton's made-to-order service. I think this is a solid collection.
  3. Kenzo. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim continues to bring Americana to French. This season they infuse a french chic with classic American sportswear preferably to Pacific Northwest. It consists of four-button jackets squared at the waist, cropped knitwear, and high straight pants in forest-floor colors of mud and leaf. Classic men with a twist. 
  4. Dolce&Gabbana. This is a shocker. D&G used to design this classic italian men clothes. But this year, they manage to look cool. The sweaters with medieval portrait? GENIUS. They also added these crowns to their models that looked like it was taken from the Game of Thrones set, which is more strange because they admit that they never watch the show. 
  5. Givenchy. The king of cool never fails to make a great collection. The basketball court lined by neon lights and the fishnet on the models' faces? Cool. But then he mix this athletic wear—the muscle tees, trainer-esque trousers, basketball shoes—with something so impeccably design like a sheer lining sweater that resemblance the lining of basketball court? ONLY RICARDO TISCI CAN THINK OF THAT. Once again, hats off to Tisci.

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