Monday, January 31, 2011

Snipes snippet: Part 2

Last month,  I commented on a very unique collar being worn Wesley Snipes. Here is is the picture once again.

My friend and bespoke tailor Marlon Durrant commented that he had seen a similar collar frequently being worn by the British  tailor and fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.

I would be surprised indeed if Snipes' shirt wasn't in some way related or influenced by Boateng.
One final comment: The angle of his collar reminds me a of a cutaway

or "extreme" cutaway collar.

-The Scandal

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture

Alright,  I am going to say it: Elie Saab is the BEST Couturier designer since the great Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino; and whoever disagrees with me can whine about it on their own blog! After watching yet another-- how can I say this lightly--orgasmic show, my fashion juices were yet again reinvigorated. I absolutely loved every single one of his pieces!!! The workmanship, design, pattern, colour were so well put together. He truly is a fashion genius in every sense of the word. Here are a few outfits which I thought were exceptional. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.


Worst of Milan/Paris Fall/Winter 2012

1. Yohji Yamamoto

Whatever happened to that old bald guy from Benny Hill?

 It looks like he got a job modelling oversized rags for Yohji Yamamoto.

And Dom DeLuise?

He was there too.

2. Givenchi 

Hey look! It's Skeletor! And his clothes are pretty awful.

3. Jean Paul Gaultier 

A man with a garter, even if he is carrying a gun...

...reminds me of Dr. Frank N Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Truly Horrific.

4. John Galliano

Is that supposed to be Spanx for men?

No spanx; especially if you're wearing a used condom on your head.

5.  Junya Watanabe

More lookalikes: This guy reminds me of Conan O'brien with a mustache. I'm not sure what's worse-- the suit or the mustache.

7. Rick Owens

This guy reminded me of toilet paper roll.

His buddy looked equally absurd:

8. Adam Kimmel

I don't wanna know how this guy got his hairy palms.

By the way, this was one of the worst collections I have ever seen.  At least some of the really wacky shows, such as Thom Browne, provoke thought, or have some elusive artistic merit.  But this was just awful and uninteresting.

9.   Thom Browne

TB gives me T.B.

10. Prada

Aside from the shoes, I wish more people were aware of the silliness of the better part of the Prada menswear collection.  Some lowlights:

-Shiny Green unhappy people?

-Worst golf shirt ever?

-Charlie Brown-inspired 70's polyester sweats?

-The Scandal

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ermenegildo Zegna, Fall/Winter 2012 Men's collection

With an excellent reputation for smartly-dressed businessmen, this Zegna show was definitely a little "out there"--but that's OK. The most interesting quirk were the collars on the dress shirts.  As you can see below, the collars are rounded, with a tab button.  In fact, the tabs were often presented unbuttoned, either in the spirit of sartorial nonchalance or maybe to simply be more obvious to the viewer as to what they were.

Another odd accessory, worn at the waist,  was a cross between a Batman-like utility belt and  a money belt.

-The Scandal