Sorry, not into the tailoring on these pants. The plaid ones look quite like a pair of pajamas I have. Also, not digging that fur coat situation-maybe it’s just the picture but it doesn’t look like it justifies the price tag I’m betting it has.
So I may have covered this already but I used to intern for Gilded Age. I can tell you that the quality of these clothes is near unparalleled. Having said that, I’ve been keeping a close eye on what my old boss has been up to and when I finally got a chance to scope this out, I was thrilled. It’s a great evolution of where the brand has been and owns the American Trad more than anything I’ve seen in a while. I was particularly impressed by the outerwear, there seems to be a lot more thought put into it this fall than last. I won’t get to into the womenswear but it was a great compliment to the men’s pieces, I’d say it straddles the line of Opening Ceremony and J.Crew…weird. Good show.
There are a lot of elements about the fashion world that wear on you, like going to eight shows a day. And every time you walk in it is like walking into a high school cafeteria: who is wearing what and who is talking to whom and who is sitting where.
I get a lot of shit for supporting Balmain across the board. But good god, this collection was awesome. I’ve been keeping an eye on their menswear and it gets a little better every season. True it is outrageously expensive, but the menswear is much more approachable then womenswear. Plus, it’s exactly the way I like to dress.
I do believe I’ll pick up some Balmain come Fall ‘11. Check out the rest.