Givenchy’s LBS.

June 14, 2009
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I may have had an epiphany. Since the Irish warm spells suitable for shorts-wearing are never quite that, well, warm, I reckon adopting Riccardo Tisci’s interpretation for shorts (LBS – leather black shorts) for SS09 (his first foray into menswear with Givenchy) – leather (worn over leggings? – optional) shorts – is one’s safest bet. Cool enough, what with their loose fit, to fend off overheating and warm enough in their leatheriness to prevent the onset of pneumonia!

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However, any opportunity to emulate the style (which is certainly my only option) seems potentially catastrophic. Try a pair just a hair-width tighter/shorter and one ventures towards the land of Lederhosen, which aren’t so much repugnant for their S&M connotations, more for their inherent tacky kitsch. You have been warned.

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  • izzy June 16, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I think low-gloss buttery leather with a nice drape is key to making the lbs not too harsh. Great pick 🙂

  • LJ June 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I think you should try it.. I love it.xx-LJ from SOS!