I have two important men named Alexander in my life: one is my BFF/co-worker, and one is a British designer known for over-the top looks. Both are fabulous, but only one just showed an amazing menswear collection, so this is largely about him (sorry Alex!) I speak, of course, of Alexander McQueen and his stylized take on 1960s American surf and sport culture.
Polka dot printed pants arenâ€™t typical menswear, but McQueen isnâ€™t exactly known for conservative looks.
An updated and vaguely feminine â€˜60s jock look, complete with denim capris and a pink shirt.
In seventh grade I stole a pair of bowling shoes from the Acton Bowladrome and wore them into the ground. They looked a lot like this. This made me miss them.
If youâ€™re A. McQueen, you can still use skulls in your designs and get away with it.
After falling in love with them over at Dries van Noten, whoâ€™s thrilled to see yellow shoes on the runway again? This girl. The print on these shorts is actually â€˜60s slogans; so if you donâ€™t get the theme of the collection, start reading!
These neoprene leggings were meant to evoke wetsuits, but all I can think is how well this outfit would go over at BoomBox, or some other â€˜80s inspired clubland.
At one point while scrolling through Stylesightâ€™s 161 images from this show, I said out loud, â€œIs that a shark?â€ And it was. And it was awesome.
The show closed with a parade of soaking wet boys in suits, which could have been a statement about the downgrade in American culture since the glory days of the â€˜60s, or just an excuse for a parade of soaking wet boys in suits. Either way.
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