Monday, July 19, 2010

Slouchy Grouchie

I have a new pet peeve that's been festering inside me for a while. I need to get it off my chest. It's the male "slouchy hat". The hat has been popularized by celebrities such as Brad Pitt

and Colin Farell

 Why the trend? I think it reflects an attempt by guys to offset a metrosexual image by giving off an earthy, hippy vibe.

 A similar effect can be achieved by growing a beard, but I suppose the slouchy is a bit easier to maintain,

-The Scandal

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Top 10 Worst of Milan/Paris Men's 2011 Spring/Summer

1. Agnes B

Here's an idea for a stupid look: Take uber-douche, Kid Rock

and add Fred Flinstone's tie

and put it together:


2. Commes des garcons

Are those aliens? skulls? Does it really matter when these guys are wearing freakin' dresses?

3.  Givenchy

More disturbing arithmetic:



4. Thom Browne
I'm glad somebody peed on their heads:

5.  Rick Owens

Inspired by  a windsock?

6. Rick Owens

Waders as fashion inspiration?

These monstrosities should be cast back in the sea (Zing!)

7. Jean-Paul Gauthier

More troubling arithmetic:




8. Yves St. Laurent

Who wears short shorts?

I wear short shorts, and I tuck em high,  "mom jeans" style

9. Prada

I was hoping I would never see anything like this again:

but alas:

10. Raf Simons

Cue circus music....

Dishonourable mentions:

A. John Galliano

The mustache says Chaplin AND Hitler at the same time

B. Commes des Garcons

or as I call the brand, "Commes des idiots"

C. Alexander McQueen 

D. Etro

Looks like someone spirographed all over that suit and shirt

E. Givenchy

Leopard prints Elizabethan tights and tunics? If the question is to be or not to be, I wish this is never to be.

F. Rick Owens

Female priests and now...male nuns?

Also, if you're gonna wear a wet suit, make sure it isn't two sizes too big.

G. Raf Simons

Please tell me he's wearing underwear underneath his kilt...

-The Scandal

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dsquared² - 2010 Women's RTW Fall Collection

For those of you who may not already be familiar with Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared², I will briefly describe their rise to fame as  household name fashion designers: Although their headquarters are based in Milan, the identical twins were born in Toronto as Dean and Dan Cantenacci to a big Italian family of nine children. After taking on several jobs as designers for various companies they decided to move to Milan where they worked for big name designers such as Gianni Versace and Diesel. They were eventually able to launch their their own label.


The big break for the duo occurred when they were selected by Madonna to design the costumes for her "Don't Tell Me" video. 

Seeing the video at the time, I loved how the duo were able to combine Western plaid shirts with designer jeans to create a cowboy chic.

I enjoyed their 2010 Women's Fall collection, although they seem to have diverted from their signature style of mixing casual wear with glamour gowns. In the current collection they've obviously decided to be more consistent and added more glamour.