Some people have a “type,” a predisposition towards falling in love (or at least lust) with the same kind of person over and over. In my romantic life, no one can accuse me of this, as my boyfriends have been as varied as a box of chocolates (some delicious, some as disappointing as those horrible strawberry crèmes). But when it comes to fashion, I’m guilty: weird Europeans (typically Belgians) who curate art shows and don’t consider making clothes to be their life’s work just do it for me, so it should come as no surprise that Raf Simons and I have a very intimate (albeit one-sided) relationship. The self-trained former furniture designer presented his fourth men’s collection for Jil Sander recently in Milan, all grays and airiness and clean lines, and of course, it’s just my type. Belgium is famous for its chocolates, and there’s nary a strawberry crème to be found here.


At first glace, I thought this was a jumpsuit, but no! Simons manages to make baggy pants look nearly weightless with this monochromatic ensemble.


Again with the sheer material, again with surprisingly acceptable mandals! I loved the shoes in this collection; they were hands down some of the prettiest men’s footwear I’ve ever seen.


Simons brought his ethereal theme back down to earth with suits in red, green and tan.


I once had a lovely boyfriend who, to my great chagrin, wore only short-sleeved button downs. This suit was obviously made with him in mind.


I love the cut of these shorts, and super love them paired with this blazer.

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