Friday, February 22, 2013

NYFW: Let's Hear it for the Boys

The more fashion weeks I go to the more tired I become of wanna-be street stylers wearing what seems like their whole closet. What happened to actually looking good? When did bad fashion become the in thing? I'm sorry running around with a actual cape or something kitschy isn't fashionable to me, you just want to get noticed. With that said I never seen so many well dressed woman and men (especially men!) like I did at both Bespoken and Perry Ellis shows, I'm not even talking about the models (even though they were handsome as well!). I was just so in love with all the well suited men that it made up for all the bad fashion choices that I had seen through out the week. Thank god for menswear shows.

photos courtesy of Perry Ellis

For the past 3 seasons I had tried to get an invite to Perry Ellis so I was over joyed by the fact that I got an invite to the Fall 2013 show, who cares if I had a standing ticket I was just so happy to be there. The small seating arrangements at the Highlines stages at first seemed to be empty but as time grew closer to the start it began to fill up, once everyone got situated the house music came on and it was show time. There was no denying that the woods was an inspiration to this line by designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver. This Perry Ellis show was different then those I have viewed (online and in-store), this didn't have your usual casual menswear feel but much more rustic, woodsy, and a little more fashion forward. I'm a classic menswear lover, so tailored suits is the way to this woman's heart-- along with classic patterns and colors. I wasn't sure how to feel about the paisley prints (don't think I'd want to see my man in them) or the bright mustard yellows (to feminine for my liking). I did however love the more classic pieces to this collection, like the grey tailored suits. I did also liked the olive greens that were seen through out, which is a much more masculine color. I wouldn't mind seeing my guy dressed in the burgundy or olive green pea coat...even though he wouldn't even know it was by Perry Ellis (he had to ask who these designers were even though he has a couple of pieces in his closet that are Perry Ellis). Overall, I was impressed by the sophomore debut of these designers work.

First picture taken by me
All others from style.com

Lots of English influences along with Japanese inspiration was found in designers Liam and Sam Fayed's Fall 2013 collection for Bespoken. The debut of their Fall 2013 collection took place at the Nomad Hotel Library, and as fitting of a backdrop it was-- there is nothing more intimating then well dressed men in small confided spaces. Also it is ridiculously hard to take pictures in a dark small room and having models non-stop moving. One thing I noticed from going to menswear presentations: male models are a lot more social-able then female models, either they are talking to one another or socializing with whoever is there. That is not to say that I haven't been to warmer feeling woman's wear presentations, ie Ann Taylors Spring 2013 presentation. Anyway, this is a line that I can sink my teeth into or at least dress my man in. It's your well suited everyday guy. Simple, tailored, and polished. Suits that fit your life style(work, after hour cocktails, work meetings, etc) along with specialty suits and tuxedos. The burgundy tuxedo had my heart, it's such a great play on your typical tux but it's still elegant and manly. I also loved the burgundy color blocking coat, it's a great way for men to subtlety bring in the color-blocking trend us woman so adore.

What do you think of these menswear collections? Would you want your guy dressed in any of these pieces?

9 comments:

  1. SO interesting to see menswear on a girl's fashion blog. These looks are so classic and tailored I like the colour palette a lot.

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  2. Such stunning looks! It's so refreshing to see Men's collection sometimes:) Thanks for your comment on my blog. I was in Oahu island and the rainbow picture was taken in Ko Olina area. It was beautiful place! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  3. Oh I just followed your blog via GFC and hope you can do the same and keep in touch! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  4. If only all men dressed like this... The world would be such a wonderful place ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  5. Men look great when they dress this way, all the above outfits are amazing, the colors are amazing.

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  6. Men's fashion is fabulous at the moment, did a post about it myself on my blog too xoxo

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  7. I definitely agree- dressing appropriate for yourself is important rather than just dressing to get attention. Cool photos :)

    Joyce @carouselstreet.com

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  8. Yes I'm glad that mens fashion is getting more and more publicity and coverages, good for them and since I'm a boy blogger, I'm more than happy, even though 90% of the things I wear hail from womenswear. and damn proud of it too lol ;P So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. I've just upload my selection of street style shots I personally took from London Fashion Week, do tell me what you think on whether or not you approve of these street provokers.

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/02/street-provokers.html

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  9. i love their hair - so dapper Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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