Trends: Menswear Spring ’09

nce again, you’ll have to forgive me for posting some repeats from Sophista-Funk. I’ve been so busy lately that cross posting was inevitable. I also wrote an ode to love at HoneyCrate, in which I swoon over Ana Sui some more. Anyway, after sorting through some of the menswear- finally. I must say, there are some really strong trends happening for Spring ’09.

  • It seems as though for Spring colors will either be pale and washed out, creating an almost delicate look (Perry Ellis, Obedient Sons, Iceberg) or they are super saturated and intense (Michael Kors, Lacoste, Calvin Klein) with very little middle ground (Marc by Marc Jacobs had the best of both worlds).
  • As long women’s blazers and boyfriend cardigans take over women’s wear, men’s cardigans become more more snug (Michael Kors, Victor Gelmand) and layered outwear dominate menswear. The lengthy trench or bomber jacket over sweater vests and cardigans was popular (Y-3, Rag & Bone, DKNY)
  • Hats- a cross between the pork pie and the bowler artfully tilted toward the back of the head as well as the return of Gilligan fishing hats.
  • Shoes- black and white monochromatic styles were prevalent as well as exact matches between pants and shoes (see Obedient Sons, Calvin Klein). Also, loafers (Michael Kors, Lacoste).

Is it me or was Band of Outsiders directly channeling Ed Westwick/Chuck Bass?? I happen to enjoy the British rock meets Upper East Side prep look and I suppose at this point noting the influence of Gossip Girl on fashion is old news. I dig it nonetheless.

Also, have to give a shout out to my (54) Home girl, Isa. Girl got her nails did again and I’m jealous. I can’t put polish on my nails without ending up looking like a messy 3rd grader. Anyway- the West Coast agrees with you, boo!

Chanel girl!

Chanel girl!

And another, overdue, shout out to Promiti who will be starting her job at CHANEL on Monday! You do big things girl, real big things!

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10 responses to “Trends: Menswear Spring ’09

  1. thanks for the shout booface, can’t wait to treat you to a manicure when you visit, when we can afford plane tickets! woop woop.

  2. oh the nails look awesome!! when i lived in tokyo, i totally had them done too, it was super fun!! ps. great post on men fashion!

  3. it’s so refreshing to see such colors at CK. cooool nails.

  4. I love Gossip Girl and the nails are super unique! and I love how you post about mens fashion.

  5. Loving the snug cardigans and knitwear. And I so need to get my hands on a trench for winter!

  6. I love when menswear has neon in it. Like Calvin Klein had. Id go crazy if I owned a neon mens blazer..

  7. Hi there-those nails are so fabulous!!

  8. Great picks! Love Iceberg and Lacoste

  9. I wish guys actually care about fashion in real life.

  10. Some of these looks are a bit questionable in my opinion but I do think it’s cool when guys experiment with new looks. My faves are CK, Iceberg, Lacoste and Rag&Bone.

    Also, I love your friend’s nails and ring!

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