Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Posted on September 14, 2011

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Thank God for the menswear shows. We will always be the type of queen who can wax rhapsodic about a dramatic gown stomping down a runway, but sometimes, a boy just needs to look at cute boys in boy clothes. Especially if a boy (or boys) covets practically every piece those cute boys are wearing (even if said boy[s] can’t quite pull all of it off).

We loved the cool, casual feel of this collection. With the tan and taupe linen jackets and pants, the lightweight sweaters and bermuda shorts, the feel was something along the lines of “Safari in the Hamptons.” Loved the sports coats paired with shorts, the plaids (bien sur), the yellow and beige color combination, and that cableknit sweater above, which we started fighting over before it even made an entire circuit on the runway. Perry Ellis always presents a sort of low-key, casual, masculine chicness that feels effortless and looks great. We always love their runway shows for showing how a man can look good without looking fussy.

Having 20 hot men walk out shirtless at the end doesn’t hurt either.

 

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Perry Ellis Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      Thank TLo for the abs. 

    • Anonymous

      “Tlo said: Having 20 hot men walk out shirtless at the end doesn’t hurt either.”

      Hello! I saw that picture and thought you must have fell out at the sight of THAT! (I know I would.)

      –GothamTomato

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      the entire collection is great. totally wearable, and not just for the 6 pack set either.  Great colors and balance throughout.  And ohmyjeebusontoastgrabmyfansomeone, the bearded model in the center of the last shot?  He’s going to be my new ex boyfriend very soon.

    • Anonymous

      This is a great, classic collection with a lot of peices that will work for us gentleman of a certain age.  One slight issue, those white pants and shorts are very sheer.  As much as I enjoy seeing a hot models tighty whities on the runway, I don’t need to inflict the sight of mine on the general public.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        What a discerning eye you have.  I hadn’t noticed the sheer pants and shorts.  But man o man are you right.

        • Anonymous

          Seriously, check out the third row down, lefthand photo of the shorts.  Sweet jesus, that’s just adorable…..on him.  It’s less about being discerning and more about being slightly pervy.  LOL!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Only “slightly pervy”.   And this is a bad thing because?
            And I actually like where the shorts hem hits on his leg.  Of course you need to have great calves to carry that off, and he does. (sigh)

            • Anonymous

              Haha!  We are in mixed company with ladies present so I am being discrete, LOL!  Yes, that is a good length.  Being on the shorter side, 5’9 1/2″, i look better with a just above the knee length.  Although, I do have fabulous calves…..

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              Shorter than you are by 4 inches.  lol  But I can vary my hem lengths a good deal.  Above the knee to mid calf all works on me. (though we are in my case talking kilts, not shorts.)  I’ve got those east European “lets pull a plow” kinda legs so I’m with you on the great calves train.

            • Anonymous

              Oooo–kilts! All men should wear kilts. 

            • Anonymous

              Oooo–kilts! All men should wear kilts. 

            • Anonymous

              Well, not ALL men show to advantage in a kilt. But most . . .

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        What a discerning eye you have.  I hadn’t noticed the sheer pants and shorts.  But man o man are you right.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        What a discerning eye you have.  I hadn’t noticed the sheer pants and shorts.  But man o man are you right.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        If women are running around in public with their underwear showing, I guess you guys can too.

        • Anonymous

          Well, I don’t disagree with the general idea but there comes an age where it just isn’t that pretty.  Sort of the difference between Anne Hathaway wearing a sheer blouse over a sexy bra and Stockard Channing wearing the same thing.  It just doesn’t work……  :)

        • Anonymous

          Well, I don’t disagree with the general idea but there comes an age where it just isn’t that pretty.  Sort of the difference between Anne Hathaway wearing a sheer blouse over a sexy bra and Stockard Channing wearing the same thing.  It just doesn’t work……  :)

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            That would be true. Nothing against men with less than perfect bodies, what with me being married to one and all, but men and women both need to cover up a bit after a certain age. I, myself, consider it my civic duty not to wear shorts in public.

        • Anonymous

          Yup, you won’t hear any complaints from me, as long as it’s done this way and not the awful pants-hanging-off-my-ass way that the youngins have been wearing for years now. Jeeze, will that atrocious style EVER end?

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            And who’d have thought it would have such staying power? It’s a mystery to me, and it’s stupid. I see young guys in my neighborhood walking down the street holding their pants up with one hand all the time.

            “Pants on the ground, pants on the ground. You’re looking like a fool with your pants on the ground.” It’s funny because it’s true.

            Now get off my lawn and turn down that noise.

    • Anonymous

      What beautiful colors in this collection. I really like it. I’d fight you for the same sweater; it’s pretty unisex and  I love it.

    • Anonymous

      What beautiful colors in this collection. I really like it. I’d fight you for the same sweater; it’s pretty unisex and  I love it.

    • Anonymous

      What beautiful colors in this collection. I really like it. I’d fight you for the same sweater; it’s pretty unisex and  I love it.

      • Anonymous

        It’s good because you can get the sweater as a present for your man without him suspecting your ulterior motives until it’s too late. :) 

    • Anonymous

      I like the army of pecs and abs advancing on us in that last photo.

      I like the clothes, mostly, too. That first cable-knit sweater is to die for. the plaid sport coats are my next favorite.

    • Anonymous

      I like the army of pecs and abs advancing on us in that last photo.

      I like the clothes, mostly, too. That first cable-knit sweater is to die for. the plaid sport coats are my next favorite.

    • Anonymous

      I like the army of pecs and abs advancing on us in that last photo.

      I like the clothes, mostly, too. That first cable-knit sweater is to die for. the plaid sport coats are my next favorite.

    • scottyf

      HOLY CRAP.

      A collection of clothing that I not only want to wear, but will actually (1) look decently on my body and my skin tone, and (2) that I would feel fabulous in.

      Ironic that this very masculine collection has me squealing like a nelly queen.

      • Anonymous

        you are always fabulous scotty :)

    • scottyf

      HOLY CRAP.

      A collection of clothing that I not only want to wear, but will actually (1) look decently on my body and my skin tone, and (2) that I would feel fabulous in.

      Ironic that this very masculine collection has me squealing like a nelly queen.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty clothes.
      Pretty boys.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty clothes.
      Pretty boys.

    • Anonymous

      I just finished re-watching for the third time, “The Wire”. So, please excuse me if I periodically insert “Wire” quotes in this post, you know like, ” A man must have a  code” or ” You can’t call this a war because wars end” and my all time favorite, “I don’t need a gun, my name rings out (something like that)”.   I absolutely looooooves Omar! Though to tell you the truth, I really don’t know how I would integrate those particular quotes into a critique about fashion but, I would certainly try:) There are so many great quotes from that (and I strongly hesitate referring to it) show.            
       I desperately needed some light, serious ( can light and serious be used in the same sentence/content?) fashion moments, after viewing such a deep, truthful piece. How this Shakespearean Masterpiece never received an Emmy, fucking baffles my brain! Ok, I’m done. Sorry, I’m still on a “Wire” high. And P.S., if you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, STOP whatever you’re doing and go rent/purchase this NOW! You will thank me later I promise.
      But, atlas compadres at the end of the day, it’s about Fashion. Amirite??! And this…Sweet Oprah, I’m home!  Yummy Boys! I want to eat all of them!

    • Anonymous

      I just finished re-watching for the third time, “The Wire”. So, please excuse me if I periodically insert “Wire” quotes in this post, you know like, ” A man must have a  code” or ” You can’t call this a war because wars end” and my all time favorite, “I don’t need a gun, my name rings out (something like that)”.   I absolutely looooooves Omar! Though to tell you the truth, I really don’t know how I would integrate those particular quotes into a critique about fashion but, I would certainly try:) There are so many great quotes from that (and I strongly hesitate referring to it) show.            
       I desperately needed some light, serious ( can light and serious be used in the same sentence/content?) fashion moments, after viewing such a deep, truthful piece. How this Shakespearean Masterpiece never received an Emmy, fucking baffles my brain! Ok, I’m done. Sorry, I’m still on a “Wire” high. And P.S., if you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, STOP whatever you’re doing and go rent/purchase this NOW! You will thank me later I promise.
      But, atlas compadres at the end of the day, it’s about Fashion. Amirite??! And this…Sweet Oprah, I’m home!  Yummy Boys! I want to eat all of them!

    • Anonymous

      Perry Ellis deserves every penny made! These are quietly stylish clothes that I could buy for the most staid AND the most fashion forward males I know (even self-consciously avant garde artistes need a good quality basic or two.)

      I like the colors. There are even a few models that are cuter than the standard-issue models.

      I hope this show was a little longer than average, fellas. You deserved it.

    • Anonymous

      Perry Ellis is very good at this design, not too conservative, not too fashion forward, appealing to young & not young – it’s all about selling to the broadest spectrum. There’s some very wearable items here. HommeModel has some large scale pics of this runway, esp the last shirtless pic. 

    • Anonymous

      I just finished re-watching for the third time, “The Wire”. So, please excuse me if I periodically insert “Wire” quotes in this post, you know like, ” A man must have a  code” or ” You can’t call this a war because wars end” and my all time favorite, “I don’t need a gun, my name rings out (something like that)”.   I absolutely looooooves Omar! Though to tell you the truth, I really don’t know how I would integrate those particular quotes into a critique about fashion but, I would certainly try:) There are so many great quotes from that (and I strongly hesitate referring to it) show.            
       I desperately needed some light, serious ( can light and serious be used in the same sentence/content?) fashion moments, after viewing such a deep, truthful piece. How this Shakespearean Masterpiece never received an Emmy, fucking baffles my brain! Ok, I’m done. Sorry, I’m still on a “Wire” high. And P.S., if you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, STOP whatever you’re doing and go rent/purchase this NOW! You will thank me later I promise.
      But, atlas compadres at the end of the day, it’s about Fashion. Amirite??! And this…Sweet Oprah, I’m home!Yummy Boys! I want to eat all of them! Thank you, TLo!

    • Anonymous

      need some asian hotness at these shows…  where are all the hot asian male models?  (in hawai’i, of course)

    • Anonymous

      OMG just noticed the mancowl.  ha!  so much faster than scarves, so I consider that I am officially sanctioned to knit mancowls for holiday gifting this year. **happy needle dance**
      may also need to do some reverse engineering on the front cable and shoulder construction on that pullover. nice detailing.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I agree about the cowl idea.  Its something that I could get behind myself.  I think that maybe in this case they really are scarves though.  Did I detect a tiny hint of tie off sticking out behind a few of the models?  Am I nuts?

    • Anonymous

      Not loving the sheer white sheer capris – okay none of the capris – but otherwise a lot of good looks.

      What is with that guy in the middle – very dark facial hair and silly blond dye job

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I think that dark facial hair with blond-over-dark tones up above is a definite look.  I like it as much as I could love any look involving a full beard.  Men don’t get to play with their appearance nearly enough.

    • Judy_J

      Nice….very, very nice.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

      Some super hot hotness going on. rawr

    • Anonymous

      Very nice, except for one a couple up from the bottom that looked more like a chef had stumbled into the line up. Pants and jackets looked more like a uniform.

    • Anonymous

      Love the army of rectus abdomini in the final pic.

    • Anonymous

      Love the army of rectus abdomini in the final pic.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Dibs on the bearded one!

    • Anonymous

      A very nice collection of…clothes, yes, that’s what we’re looking at. Clothes. Yes, indeedy.

    • Anonymous

      A very nice collection of…clothes, yes, that’s what we’re looking at. Clothes. Yes, indeedy.

    • Anonymous

      I know it’s 1970’s but I love long hair on men, a la the Jesus looking guy in the middle.  Also, the shot at the end looks like the Bee Gees are all going swimming.  I am hearing “Jive Talking” in my head now, thanks.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Yes, I’m a sucker for a guy with long, beautiful hair. Although the long-haired model up there looks to be about 15 years old in the group shot. That makes me feel a bit weird. I have great-nieces older than that.

        I’m wondering if male models start as young as female models. Most 15 year old boys are still kind of nerdy looking, and, except for the long-haired model, these guys all look to be at least 18.

      • Anonymous

        Many of us had long hair (on men) imprinted on us in our impressionable youth – I can accept that few men my age can grow lush, long hair or look good in it – but several decades later I still resent that long hair on men went out of fashion just as I hit my stride.

    • Anonymous

      I know it’s 1970’s but I love long hair on men, a la the Jesus looking guy in the middle.  Also, the shot at the end looks like the Bee Gees are all going swimming.  I am hearing “Jive Talking” in my head now, thanks.

    • Terence Ng

      Yowza! Who’s the full-bearded hottie?

    • Anonymous

      That last photo is quite riveting!

    • Anonymous

      What’s up with the center cable of the sweater in the top photo?  It looks like it’s two pieces right below the V-neck.  Tearaway, perhaps??

    • Anonymous

      This is such a great collection for guys like mine who aren’t at all fashion-y and would refuse to wear anything too fussy. Love the sweaters, particularly that first one in that gorgeous blue. He would probably say no to the blue pants (“they look like scrubs”) and that last sweater (“that’s a woman’s sweater”), but I would love to get the green shirt and the first sweater for him.

    • Phillip Wilde

      Yes, please to most of the clothes and half of the models, especially the charcoal plaid sport coat and the final hottie with the full beard.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      Love all of the clothes. The bearded stud is my new boyfriend and just doesn’t know it yet.

      But the scarves seem a bizarre styling choice. I think the collection would have been more pleasing without them.

    • Anonymous

      But what’s up with all the Miami Vice shoved-up-sleeves on the suits/blazers?  Oh how those annoy me. Am I very much out of it? Is that a Fashion Thingee now?

      • Anonymous

        eggs-zack-lee!  it looks fine to me if it’s a sport coat with a henley, polo, or other casual top, but with a suit, dress shirt, and tie it just looks uncomfortable. is this what’s up now in the boys’ world?  and speaking of boys, how come we didn’t get to see their cute legs there at the end?  i know TLo got an eyeful at the live show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

      Dreamy. And the clothing was also nice.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

        Haha. I second that emotion.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      I like the clothes and hope that Target will copy them and yes I’ll take the three in the front row.

    • MilaXX

      This collection almost (but not quite) makes me like manpris.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      it’s very strange being old enough to remember perry ellis when there was a perry ellis, same w/ all sorts of labels, ie: ysl, alexander mcqueen, on & on. maybe people like perry ellis more than, say, bill blass, cos perry ellis was w/ us for such a very short time that he’s immediately identifiable w/ an extremely circumscribed time & style.

      that said, even i love that first cable knit sweater. what a stunner of a color.

      edited for grammar.

    • Anonymous

      This collection rocks. Casual, chic clothes that mortal men can wear, not just the genetically gifted. And I would say these models are most definitely gifted. 

    • Anonymous

      Hot men. Great clothes. But those scarves some of them are wearing look like neck braces.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      God, I adore these colors!  And from the bottom of my dirty little heart, thank you Mr. Ellis for your swimsuit collection.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Not sure about the scarves or the beard, but definitely pick up some of those abs.

    • Anonymous

      Lady-ish! 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I’d have had to sit on my hands to keep from reaching out and grabbing a couple of these models.  Love the clothes, just have an issue with the pushed up suit coat sleeves.  Looks too messy.

    • Anonymous

      I like or love every damn piece! 

    • Anonymous

      Some of it gets a little too far toward Margaritaville, I think, but otherwise I am with you.

    • Anonymous

      The clothes are a wee bit boring to me but I do like the boys!   

    • Anonymous

      The clothes are a wee bit boring to me but I do like the boys!   

    • Anonymous

      Oh THANK YOU T Lo! This post actually made me forget that my car was just stolen! How can I be upset when so many gorgeous, shirtless men in beautiful colors are parading about?!?