Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 | 2 “C“ : Casually & Classy.

Here I am again! Finally ! I am entirely aware of the fact that I haven’t written that much since the begin of 2014. The reason is that university is taking a lot of my time, especially during the exams period. I apologize for it but, I know that I publish posts in a irregular way ; this will unfortunately be like this until the end of my degree. On the other hand I shall do my best to write more and more. 

It’s time now to start a new one ! I am so excited to write again, you can’t even know how much I am !

As I am supposed to write more posts for men, I selected some casual looks at four designers in their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Those outfits are [or seem to be] really comfortable. It sounds as well that the one-coloured is going to rule this springtime. It is quite unusual for some of you, guys, who do not trust themselves “that“ much. Try once, dare it!  You could be surprised and really like it !

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The first one [above] is from ALEXANDER WANG. Black is always a sure value, you can not go wrong wearing a « all in black » look. Promise. It can be boring for some of you but if you watch the collar and the patch pockets are in leather. They are details indeed but, make dynamic the uniformity of the whole. That’s subtle… which is cool.

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The second one is a TRUSSARDI‘s look. So that you know, the designer wanted to create an oasis atmosphere, like the models would had crashed into a desert. That is why they had to represent an elegant and at the same time a laidback, free man. You could wear such an outfit either in the city or in the countryside. Briefly, you could travel with it, feel comfortable and always look smart. Good deal, isn’t it ? [Note that suede is a nice material. Always looking classy. It is the same to opt for a grey-coloured outfit.]

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ICEBERG [third one] prefers to play with light. Mixing white and beige is a soft way to start spring 2014. It is fresh and elegant ; classic and modern. The cigarette pants reflect the distinguished side of the whole while the sweatshirt the casual one. Small detail on the pants : the black strip on the right pocket. The dynamic is this time [in comparison to the ALEXANDER WANG universe] in the geometry and asymmetry. Choose black shoes to break the “all in white“ wise look. Just some free advice.

Last but not least, the next one [below] is a look from DIESEL BLACK GOLD. Like the previous ones, it confirms that the one-coloured will be the absolute “must-have“ of this season. It is so far the most relaxed outfit within the present selection ; everything is casual up to the shape itself. A fresh white/off-white mix is standing in for the usual blue jean shade, the brand’s signature. Note as well that the bermudas‘ length is the perfect one in the sense that it is not “too short“ as if you were going to the beach. It has to be elegant even if summer is coming soon. [Vulgarity is not “women only“] That is why it also important for you, guys, to choose the right size according to your morphology. It is obvious [or seems to be] that if you are not that tall wearing under-the-knees-length bermudas is not the right thing to do. Try to lengthen your silhouette and not to compress it.

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That’s it! Start slowly but surely to think about your spring/summer 2014 wardrobe and be innovative. It does not mean that because you have to protect your masculinity [of course you do] you are not allowed to wear light colors or one-coloured outfits. Get dressed in this way is not necessarily “gay connoted“. And it is springtime, OK ?

C.

Source photography : Vogue UK

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Time for men’s stuffs ! Belstaff, Costume National & Diesel Black Gold Autumn/Winter 2013-14.

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Coats, long coats.

Kaki, black or blue marine, there is enough choice, right ? The point is that men need long coats. Not that they really need it, but I would say that it looks more elegant. It’s up to you guys!

Something is sure, these three looks are “killer looks” because they are dark, intense and geometric. Look at the first one : Belstaff knows what “details” means. This kaki coat is quite sophisticated and casual at the same time. We love it! All the finishes are important and give an “officer touch” to the whole. If you want to look elegant and cool as well, choose this direction. The black and – more or less – grunge boots play their role. No doubt about it!

Time for men in black at Costume National. Hmmm… Black is the new black, right ? Can men be sexier than in an all in black look ? I do not think so. My opinion. What is yours, girls ? Anyway. Costume National opted for a very long dark coat. You would think this is too long, but if you have the silhouette for those types of coats, just try it. You would not regret it. Looking a bit mysterious and dangerous… is that not what we call “attractive” ? And scarves, gentlemen, please protect your neck (also because you look even more great with it).

Last but not least, Diesel Black Gold mixes this amazing blue marine silky suit with a casual hooded coat (fur within). Nonchalant, but self-confident. It could seem paradoxical ; it is not. Just understand that we want you to surprise us. Dare the mix “elegance-casualness”!

Winter is coming. Coats are essential. Important : choose the right one for you. Small men with a large morphology avoid the extra length (you would look even smaller and larger). If you are small, but not that large, you can easily wear an ampler coat. Pay attention to the length : not too long, not too short, the middle of the thigh would be good (just a little little bit longer). Others have to accentuate their waist to lengthen their shape : prefer a jacket with a belt.

Always fundamental : coat’s sleeves. Perfect length would be exactly on the pisiform bone (not exactly the end of the wrist).

 C.

Source photography : Vogue British