bottega manages to weasel it’s way in to almost every post on textbook-mens and womens. it’s no surprise i was a fan of their take on s/s ‘11. i could handle that green windbreaker thing with some jeans and a white tee, that grey t-shirt looks impossibly soft and that red anorak thing is pretty sweet. good colors, easy summerish cuts and teva sandals with socks, awesome.
1: bottega veneta s/s ‘11
All images from Style.com.
what a surprise, burberry s/s ‘11 was all about the outerwear. no big deal, i know some people are over the whole motorcycle jacket thing but i wear mine in the fall, in the winter and in the spring. sometimes i turn the ac on in my apartment so i can wear it during the summer too. kidding. maybe.
anyway, i can’t say i’m down with all the leather pants on the runway and i have a thing against short sleeve sweaters but i would definitely consider adding one of these moto jackets to the wardrobe.
1: burberry s/s ‘11 jackets
missoni a/w 10
thoughts: i’ve made no secret about my love for missoni as of late. they kill it every season. that coat in look 2 is gonna give a potential burberry purchase a run for the money despite the massive collar. of course my budget will probably only allow for one of those crazy awesome scarves. other than that, digging the fur use, trademark prints and patterns and of course the patchwork cardigans. need now.
images via thefashionisto.com
spot check milan
1: ermenegildo zegna: keeping with what he’s good at, this was a no surprise collection. fine menswear for the distinguished gentleman who’s not willing to make any major risks in his wardrobe. definitely a darker showing for fall/winter but not without deep greens and blues. can’t forget an increasingly popular army of suit walk at the end either.
2: dolce and gabbana: playing off the workwear and turn of the century vibe that we saw bits and pieces of at burberry and c.p. company. looked like the newsies and little rascals all grown up at once. i don’t know, dolce was never really my scene although a few pieces caught my eye, particularly the leathers and blazers. never been a huge fan and not about to start, but i appreciate them nonetheless.
3: jil sander: minimalist, shocked. nobody does it better though, so good for jil sander.
4: not pictured: emporio armani: you couldn’t pay me to hit the slopes in the sport looks from the beginning, i am not a techni-color snow rabbit and i’ll stick with burton and foursquare for my ski gear thank you very much. moving on, the double breasted suits and blazers were particularly nice in pinstripes but other than that…i can’t get down with emporio.
5: not pictured: costume national: dark, as per usual but with a slight note of that turn of century thing i mentioned earlier. always a fan of the costume national and would wear it if only i were one of those all black dour types. although, i would drop a check on this coat.
c.p. company a/w 2010
thoughts: i can’t explain how nice it is to see some color on the runways for fall. i can pretty much guarantee that this collection is going to be one of my favorites for the season. the styling was pretty boss-mixed plaids, open jackets and artfully draped scarves. the fit on all the clothes is great, jeans don’t have to be skinny to fit and khakis can have some room to them and still look proper. the worked in look also strikes a chord with me, particularly on this leather jacket and the plaid shirts. the whole thing is reminiscent of bottega veneta’s spring 2010 show but i don’t mind at all. not pictured were some all black looks that completely turned me off and i will say that i detest these boots. i’m sorry red wing and co., but i can’t get on board with white soles…apologies most sincere. i hope to god that the plaid hooded button front makes its way to nyc come fall.
who i see in this: paul bunyan, that tortured kid from a separate peace and maybe oliver twist