We spend most of our time covering womenswear so we delight in the menswear shows because designers tend to take much bigger risks on the runway. Pink lace up bikini briefs? Intricate bondage? Quirky colorful top hats? Koosh-ball-like head coverings? It was all there on the runways of London, Milan and Paris.
So we had to know: What do “real” men think about these outrageous ensembles?
To find out, we reached out to our friends in the media who aren’t fashion-affiliated–like Daniel Edward Rosen of The Observer, Jo Piazza of Current TV, who, while a lady it’s true, admits she has the mindset of a 13-year-old boy, and Elie Mystal of our brother site Above the Law. But we didn’t stop there: we hit the streets of NYC to poll all the men we could find about these crazy looks. Turns out men don’t hold back when it comes to expressing their opinions of fashion. One man, an architect named Mark, went on a totally unprompted discourse about how bruises should be in fashion, citing Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s habit of wearing black eyes as part of his “look.” (Good news Mark! Bruises hit runway at Yohji Yamamoto just a few days later. How prescient!)
Click through to check out what these guys had to say about the latest, most over-the-top menswear looks straight off the runways!
Additional Reporting By: Morgan von Steen, Nora Crotty, Leah Chernikoff, Cheryl Wischhover