Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#2008 J Crew has a handle on this menswear game

Ryan Kennedy and Lenz von Johnston.

J Crew showed my favourite menswear collection of the week this morning, and I'll tell you why: Not only did I want to wear a huge chunk of it, but you could see just about every guy in the room thinking the same thing. Hello menswear that guys actually want to wear, it's been a while. Here in New York there seems to be a bit of a disconnect between what's shown and how guys actually dress – so much of what we've seen seems to miss the mark. A tailored jacket doesn't need a leather armband around the bicep. Colourful camo is a stretch. Fluro panels on coats might be good for an evening bicycle ride, but I don't know about everyday wear. Call me conservative, but I like my menswear with a side of realism. J Crew serves theirs up piping hot.

Vincent Lacroq.

Danny Beauchamp.

Bastiaan Ninaber.

Clement Chabernaud.



Jimmy said...

except for those white shorts i wouldn't mind having every single piece. bet the price is not bad either.

Mason said...

If everybody is that keen on 'conservative fashion', why don't we all pop down to hallensteins and fill our wardrobe? 

Marc Sullivan said...

like the stuff but to avoid being a crew clone you have to mix it up a bit.