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 aren’t typical menswear, but McQueen isn’t exactly known for conservative looks.


An updated and vaguely feminine ‘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 you’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, who’s thrilled to see yellow shoes on the runway again? This girl. The print on these shorts is actually ‘60s slogans; so if you don’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 ‘80s inspired clubland.


At one point while scrolling through Stylesight’s 161 images from this show, I said out loud, “Is that a shark?” 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 ‘60s, or just an excuse for a parade of soaking wet boys in suits. Either way.

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