Born of the Street: Paris and Milan.

July 2, 2009
Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the biannual showcasing of menswear designers’ work in Milan and Paris but aren’t some of the best looks born on the street rather than the runway? Since I’ve previously highlighted some of The Sart’s streetstyle snaps during previous fashion weeks I thought it unacceptable not to natter a bit on the cream of the SS10 crop of showgoers.

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Yes he’s slim of limb and handsome which helps immeasurably but pulling an all-over tone is no mean feat. I love the softness of this maroon and the subtly individual styling – the tucked-in tee.

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Surely one of the season’s most eye-catching endeavours. The lace is the perfect fit, not too fitted, and so signifies a distinctly masculine sensuality. Also, the juxtaposition of the harsh and steely with the bright gem that is his neckpiece is rather fetching.

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Precisely how shorts should be worn. Cargo-sporters take note. Further, blue-and-black – despite its connotations of the consequences of violence – surely one of the most appealing colour combos?

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Perhaps a result of Ms. Bubble’s raving about the garment-cage? This alluring lattice-jacket is definitely the best menswear rendition.

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More skin-baring, this time more Balmain-esque. I love that, despite the get-up’s body-con fit the wearer doesn’t render it as camp as might be expected.

Note: I – surprisingly enough – don’t condone cigarettes as accessories. Just in case a tirade was coming my way.

Images from The Sartorialist and Jak and Jil

  • Lapetitefille July 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    ohh i see the man of the second picture in the shows, and another one i think so.. 🙂

  • Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades July 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

    ive seen all these looks on their respective sites and i couldn't agree more with all your comments. the first one with matching shades is so well pulled off and the fella in the denim shirt and shorts works so well, being such a relaxed fit. the lace is risky business but all more power to him for going there.

  • The Velvet Scientist July 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I completely agree with you.and I love that last look. tops (and trousers and caps and all sorts for that matter) with holes in them seem to be everywhere, but I love them just the same.the black and blue look is possibly my everyday wardrobe – fitted shorts and a big slouchy top. i love it for summer.x

  • preppygoesrock July 6, 2009 at 10:57 am

    i love the all the pics and they are so hot! Igor looks so9 cute in that lanvin neck piece!!!!check out my blog

  • Ruth July 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Lovin the frilly shirtRuth @ Matches