Thursday, September 16, 2010

#1475 Best in show – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Photos: NYMag

Marc Jacobs got his Marc by Marc menswear seriously right this season. His inspiration appears to have been schlubby late 1950s – early 1960s career-men who dressed conservatively, worked long hours and enjoyed a solid round of tenpin bowling on a Friday night; namely, the antithesis to TV's hyper-glamourised Mad Men. In Jacobs' hands the workers' boring (not to mention ill-fitting) officewear suddenly appears covetable – short pants belted low with mini paper bag waists feel modern, proper width ties trump their skinny and ubiquitous counterparts, and check suits in all manners of dull shades look fun. He even managed to make an attractive harrington jacket – in my opinion, that's a feat of design genius. Next to all those gormless khakis, greys, beiges and charcoals, the colourful Marc by Marc Jacobs signature quirks pop, like little red polka dots on a white shirt, a luxury orange fanny pack on a pair of walk shorts and some bossy leather belts in teal, red and navy. Best menswear I've seen all week. Superb casting too – that's Kiwi Aiden Andrews in the shot above.

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6 comments:

It's me said...

The womenswear was fantastically boring.. nothing new or original,gotta say I much prefered the menswear

Mr said...

Not a fan of boxy, baggy cuts. Im scared to see these come back in.

Jimmy said...

that shade of red/orange colour just looks great on everything. amazing

Howyork said...

美!

Nickj said...

Nice to see the trousers keep the slim line through the ankle.

PonsonbyRed said...

Great menswear fashion. And much better shorts/men's legs pics here than the Crane Bros effort recently - I'm still recovering from that pasty hairy legs pic.