I don’t know much about men’s fashion – other than what I do and don’t like – but I’m making an effort to learn.
Step One: Study GQ.com.
So far, I’ve learned that men’s runway collections are even less realistic than women’s, but also that major trends for women, from SS10 in this case, influence clothes for men, AW10 here.
If you deem sweats ok for work and pajama pants are half of an acceptable dinner outfit, does that mean your boyfriend can wear them, too?
1. Shorts over leggings. Spring runways, including Rag & Bone, Charlotte Ronson, Marc Jacobs and Nina Ricci showed shorts over sheer, ruched, waffled leggings or otherwise plain tight pants. Last week, the boys countered with similar looks at Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Comme des Gar√ßons,
2. Sweats. Officially, Isabel Marant made sweatpants cool. Unofficially, Garance made everyone buy them. And last season, they stuck around at Alex Wang, Rag & Bone and Phillip Lim (kind of). Kate Moss says they (and cowboy boots) should never be worn, but last week’s men’s shows beg to differ. Rick Owens and Stefano Pilati slouched grey jersey under blazers and coats. Jean-Paul Gaultier and Viktor & Rolf voted for comfort, too.
3. Pajamas. Sure, Dolce & Gabanna kickstarted the idea over a year ago, but this season Marc put his girls in silky PJ pants. Louis Vuitton’s Paul Helbers followed suit with his menswear collection and John Galliano explored silky cover-ups.
4. Miscellaneous. The leather tees we saw at Celine and Phillip Lim? Margiela (or someone) made a male version. Next fall’s shearling jackets from Balenciaga, DvF, and Burberry? Chris Bailey made them for men, too. Lingerie on the outside? Galliano gave it a go, but this is a look we aren’t willing to share.