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The war against dudes wearing skinny jeans wages on. At Michael Kors they’re doing Dickens-luxe trousers with a wide leg and rope-inspired belt. And now Hennes & Mauritz AB, AKA H&M, is also hearkening back aesthetically, introducing ‘hunting underwear’ intended to be worn as pants.
It must be tough thinking up different ways to creatively market the same small piece of fabric season after season. This is probably why underwear ads are all falling back on the same formula to grab our attention. Well, that and the fact that humans are natural born pervs.
For Spring 2014 Michael Kors is waging war on your guy’s skinny jeans, debuting a Dickens-luxe range of sleeveless blazers, suede trenches, hemp bags, and wide-legged, pajama-style trousers complete with rope-inspired belt
It’s been another hard day in the office for the Styleite team thanks to Milan Fashion Week. What a chore, browsing through photos upon photos of chiseled dudes sporting tans, tattoos and new-season Prada.
London’s menswear shows are proving particularly addictive to browse through this season, and not (just) because of the models. Here are five trends we’ve had our eye on from the Spring 2014 runways, from the visor-like sunnies at Burberry to Meadham Kirchhoff’s high-fashion plastics. In the gallery below, we’ve come one oxford-clad step closer to beating the London lads at their own game.
Are you sick of your boyfriend raiding your wardrobe? Don’t you wish he would just buy his own lace halter-necks and crop tops? Well find relief in this JW Anderson collection that nobody ever asked for!
We have a major case of men’s accessory envy. Why do the guys get to have all the effortlessly cool fun when it comes to burlap doctor bags and those J.Crew satchels that pair the perfect camel canvas and buttery brown leather? We’d like to take that look to the next level with this in-your-face accessory.
Winona Ryder’s somber style will always hold a place near and dear to our hearts. Who cares if the weather is warming up? This is a woman whose penchant for black knows no season, and we love her for it. Last night, she hit the town in NYC for the opening night of Orphans on Broadway with another red carpet favorite of ours, Dakota Fanning, looking like the coolest girls on the block in spiffy, menswear-inspired ensembles.
There is shock value, and then there is Philipp Plein‘s fall 2013 men’s collection, which just walked in Milan yesterday. The focus was decidedly less on the leather jackets and slim trousers, and more on the accessories — gas masks, ski masks, and machine guns.
We see mercifully few wardrobe malfunctions amongst celebrities with Y-chromosomes. One that sticks out, however, is the incident back in November when UK Prime Minister David Cameron‘s shirt came unbuttoned at the Lord’s Mayors Banquet, not because it was all that scandalous, but because it happened in just about the fanciest environment around, and to the least likely person we could think of.
Try as we might, we never seem to have the easiest time shopping for the people on our list with a Y-chromosome. So this year, we vowed to take some of the stress out of the holidays by tracking down some great gifts for the guys (some of which we’d be more than happy to steal for ourselves). Hipster brother? Music loving boyfriend? Grill master dad? We’ve got your boys taken care of.
Tom Ford has decided to show his men’s collection at the second-ever London Collections: Men showcase.
The spring 2013 menswear shows are going down in Europe, and we’ve been taking notes. We loved the cropped bottoms at Jil Sander, coral hues at Gucci, and tailoring at Mugler, even though Franca Sozzani might disagree. While the duds won’t arrive in stores until next year, we’ve hunted down iterations for the ladies that are already on the market.
Franca Sozzani is no stranger to controversy. First it was those naked pics of Karlie Kloss, then it was the “haute mess” spread, and who could forget the Michael Jordan rapper-style trend fiasco? Next up: menswear hating.
Too good to be true!
Simon Spurr, celebrated menswear designer, has exited as creative director of his eponymous label. WWD reports that Spurr left the company on Friday but that the designer noted in an email exchange: “At this moment, I’m not at liberty to say anything about what’s gone on.”
Note to future reality show contestants: insulting a judge is never a good idea. An even worse idea? Insulting a judge because she’s female and doesn’t “understand what’s going on what right now” in menswear.
Today is the day the New York Times discovered that there are straight men who blog about fashion. Or, in which the Gray Lady stumbles upon #menswear.
Consider this the first attempt of the fashion industry to comment on Occupy Wall Street that you can actually feel good about. Vice Magazine took a couple of male models down to New York’s Zuccoti Park, dressed them up like stockbrokers and had do awful things only really mean members of the 1% would do.
Legendary news commentator and TV fixture Andy Rooney has died from complications related to a minor surgery. He was 92. And while he’ll be missed most for hist witty and often sardonic musings on 60 Minutes, we hope his distinctly buttoned-up, casual style won’t be forgotten.