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January 19, 2009

Fall 2009 Men's Shows: A Hasty Recap

I’ve never done runway reviews before, and so I decided to try my hand at them now.  I present to you my hasty recap of the recent Fall 2009 men’s shows, those that matter to me at least.
1.  Jil Sander
Raf introduces yet another silhouette for men: curved shoulders, nipped waist, and full hips!  It’s like giving men a female form.  Edgy and modern, I wonder though if this shape will stick.

Meanwhile, I need this statement peacoat in my life.


2.  Burberry Prorsum
Does this make the novacheck pattern relevant again?


(Things I like) Accoutrements for relaxed black tie:

Sweater with bowtie

Fairisle knit cummerbund
3.  Prada
Miuccia decides to stud everything!  

From coats,

to shirts,

to oxfords.

A tasseled leather headband gives birth to the centurion hippie.
4.  Bottega Veneta
Suede desert boots in dusty rose!

Equally as important as what’s being showcased on the runway are what the editors and buyers who are watching the shows are wearing.  Here I found the answer to my question: black skinnies still prove de rigueur.  Comfortable, flattering, and versatile (all of those subjective though), I think they will be here to stay for a while more.  

with white socks and velvet slippers

cuffed, with socks

the perfect balance to crazy volume and layers up top

Forget the pants, how cool is his man-shawl?   Michelle, I swear Amish style is slowly creeping into men’s fashion today.
Six things that make me happy (Tagged by Nature Graffiti):
Since this is a style blog and not a personal blog, I’ll keep it fashion-related.
1.  Finding that the item I’ve been lusting over has gone on sale.  Given the sober taste of majority of Manila’s males, this always happens.  
2.  When I get something I had made by the tailor’s and find that it’s perfect and meets all my expectations.  Most of the time, my tailor-made stuff have to go back once or twice until perfected.  Oh the pains of tailoring.
3.  When my friend Michelle and I unintentionally come up with near-identical outfits when we go out together.  
4.  Shopping for others.  I love spending money that isn’t mine!
5.  Seeing my favorite things get well-worn and develop a patina: watches, bags, belts, etc.  You know it’s a quality piece when it gets better with age.
6.  And reading comments from you guys, keep them coming!! 

11 Comments

  • Lluviaschick
    January 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    really like sander… great job with jackets! the true sartorialist look

  • DaisyChain
    January 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    amazing recap =)

  • cfraisrudy
    January 19th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Good review ! Concerning your question: Yes to the skinny jeans ! I’m fond of them, but do not forget the carrot ! The new hit

  • Frederic
    January 20th, 2009 at 7:43 am

    seriously, I love this post…
    How many years has the 2nd burberry model?¿13?¿
    haha
    well done guy!

  • izzydore
    January 20th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Thanks for the love guys!

    cfraisrudy: I’m well aware of the phenomenon of carrot pants. I even wrote about it here: http://thedandyproject.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-shape-of-things-has-come.html

    Frederic: He does look like he’s 13 years old! I want a waist as tiny as his! haha!

  • Dr. Debonaire
    January 21st, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    i LOVED jil sander! i want to get my coats tailored like that haha

    and the new nova check is just lovely :)

    nice recap mister

  • Brook and Lyn
    January 27th, 2009 at 1:32 am

    studded oxfords… genius

  • izzydore
    January 27th, 2009 at 7:54 am

    brook: actually, Comme des Garcons has already done studded oxfords a couple of seasons back, but somehow I favor the way Miuccia executed hers.

  • mademoiselleb
    February 1st, 2009 at 10:49 am

    The Burberry show was great, gorgeous clothes.

  • -h of candid cool
    February 27th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    i love black slim pants, they are such a staple.

  • stage139
    December 7th, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.


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