Julius Fall/Winter 2011

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Officine Creative Kudo Goucho Boot

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Office Creative Kudo Goucho BootIt’s been a while since we’ve covered Officine Creative, but we saw these boots just now and couldn’t not post on them. We’re currently trying to look for boots ourselves and are having such a hard time. If only these were available at a store in New York. Unfortunately, we’re not much into shoe shopping online unless we’ve tried them on in person first.

Kudu Waxed Gaucho Boot from Officine Creative. These rugged tan leather boots look like they’ve been dragged through the mud. They feature a hard round toe, eyelet and hook lace up front, pull tab at the ankle, and a rubber lug sole.

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Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2011

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Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2011Wow. We’ve covered Alexis Mabille‘s line before, but are very impressed with this collection. Not only has the designer pretty much done an about-face, but he’s come up with pieces that not only work together, but gently push the boundaries of menswear in ways that are equally edgy and safe enough not to scare off more traditional guys.

We’re referring specifically to the pants in this collection, which we think are the highlight of the men’s fashion cycle thus far. With other lines we’ve covered, we’ve noticed that some great designers either make pants that aren’t worth noting or are just plain bad. There’s much more emphasis on knits, jackets, and shirts. There’s something about men’s pants that just gets lost.

With designers like Rick Owens, Damir Doma, Julius, Lost & Found, and the like, we have cool, new styles of men’s pants available, but not everyone can pull them off. So where to go with men’s pants? Mabille is headed in the right direction.

The general cut is the same for all pairs in the collection, but he uses more or less string closures and varying fabrics. The combination either gives the pants an almost traditional look with a cool but not crazy twist or gives them so much twist that they’re just cooler than any pants we’ve seen so far. They’re masculine, sporty, casual, sexy, and cool all at the same time. We love them along with the rest of the collection.

Check out the full collection after the click.

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Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2011

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Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2011It’s all about the jackets. Well, not quite, but Dries Van Noten serves up one of the most stunningly classic, chic collections for Fall/Winter 2011 that we’ve seen so far. We don’t know what words to use without sounding cheesy, but if Halston in the 70’s were as chic and glamorous as people let on that it was, this would rival it.

Everything fits so perfectly together — the colors, the cuts, the details, the cuts. It’s visually stunning and wears so well. The fur trim, which we’d normally hate that’s a trend this season, just works. The collection has an air of distinction and elegance, without being stuffy or derivative. It’s modern and classic at the same time. We love love love it.

Check out the full collection after the click.

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Rick Owens Fall/Winter 2011

By Editor in Fashion on January 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Rick Owens Fall/Winter 2011Rick Owens never fails to deliver, as is the case with his Fall/Winter 2011 collection.

The part that’s most exciting is the way he’s developed the collection and fused more wearable pieces in without sacrificing anything at all. His usual draped and flow designs remain with their asymmetrical cuts and Beyond Thunderdome aesthetic, but mixed in are jackets that are more fitted and, dare we say, traditional — although nothing he does could be called that. They’re 100% Rick Owens, but guys who can’t pull of the look could wear them and look good doing so. It’s really quite impressive and refreshing.

Our favorite piece: the leather duffle coat with the metal toggle fasteners that look like they could double as instruments of torture. Check out the full collection after the click.

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