Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Posted on September 19, 2011

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection Just so you know, Lorenzo damn near wept when he saw the above suit.

Darlings, here’s your pretty for the day – and we don’t mean the young men walking the runway. We mean the Simon Spurr spring 2012 collection, a gorgeous set of sleek and chic menswear looks with an English town-and-country feel to them. We’re not sure if we can pull off all these looks and we probably wouldn’t have occasion enough to wear them, but MAN, would we ever like to spend an afternoon trying them all on. It’s all stark, fitted and severe — and sexy in that totally buttoned-up way.

 

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

[Photo Credit: simon-spurr.com]

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  • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

    When I saw the first suit, all I could think was, “Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!” 

    • pdobiel

      It is very Tim Burton-ish but I like =)

      Male models having big ears must be the new trend :/

  • Anonymous

    When I just saw the thumbnail, my first thought was some posters were going to think the boys were cute – and I don’t really find “femme: boys very attractive…. 

    Then I thought WOW is that a great looking suit!   But I really want to see it on a bit beefier man!   SO if you did spend the day trying them on … pics?

    And actually I think I would like a lot more of these looks if I could see them on someone who had some meat on their bones and weren’t boy/men    

    But WTH is going on with the guy in the middle of row 9??    Really, what?

  • scottyf

    Under the category of ‘Too Much Information’, Soul Brothers T&Lo said…
    “Just so you know, Lorenzo damn near wept when he saw the above suit.”

    Pass the tissues bitches. That suit is THE BOMB.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PHBN5RJ6BJHC72S22IIP3J437E Jae

      I concur! The bomb!!!

    • Anonymous

      The tailoring involved is seriously impressive and waaaaay stylish.

      • Anonymous

        Wholeheartedly agree.

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

      It is, indeed, the bomb. On the other hand: does anyone remember the MASH episode in which Henry ordered a pinstriped suit? The suit he got back had horizontal stripes. It was the funniest damn thing I’d ever seen on television up to that point.

      That is, sadly, the first thing I thought of when I saw  the suit above.

      • http://twitter.com/Wild_Horses__ Beth

        I loved Henry. MASH wasn’t quite the same after he left. His TV death was a trauma of my childhood.

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

          I was also traumatized. I still have a hard time watching that episode.

    • Anonymous

      scotty, do you have a fave?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    I feel like the suit coats with the leather sleeves are what Eric Northman would wear to a formal event.

    • Anonymous

      Probably why I don’t love them. They look a little thuggish, in a show-off way, to me.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Though I’m in agreement with heartbot about the first suit, YIKES!!  Though I must admit its a tour de force of the tailors art.
    I gotta say I’m so very glad to see a real return to fit, tailoring and sharpness after decades of blowsy, ill fitted, down right saggy-baggy menswear.   I’m not a huge fan of all of this but some pieces make my inner tailor a trifle moist.  For example, the third row right suit with the shawl collar vest.  The 8th row center double breasted jacket with leather sleeves. and the final row center bomber jacket in burgundy leather. SIGHING HEAVILY

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Lawd, someone done brought the fashion for men, Hallelujah! I love the dandy, large stripe and three piece stripe suits.

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

    LOOOOVE that suit. 

  • Anonymous

    A whole lot of meh with a couple good looks.

    The striped suit looks surprisingly poorly made. The stripes weren’t matched very well, and why on Earth would you take a dart out of diagonal stripes??? *shudder*  At least engineer the print, considering it seems this is “The Look” of the collection.

  • http://twitter.com/masonjarofbees Alyse

    Gah those boys are cute! Yeah I like skinny pale boys and I ain’t ashamed to say it. 
    Oh I like the suits too.

  • http://twitter.com/masonjarofbees Alyse

    Gah those boys are cute! Yeah I like skinny pale boys and I ain’t ashamed to say it. 
    Oh I like the suits too.

    • Anonymous

      Though, only by male model standards are most of these fellas all that skinny. They may have low body fat, but there’s a little muscle on them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688150598 Elizabeth Siegel

    You WERQ that crazy boy suit, Lo!

  • Anonymous

    Blech. Don’t like the striped suit at all. The stripes are too jarring and detract from the overall look. I do like some of the other looks though including some of the olive colored styles. The one with the black design across the sides and front is interesting. The candystriper jocky shirt is ickkkky…

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I LOVE that first jacket! It actually reminds me of some women’s jackets I saw several years ago in a boutique on far west 14th Street, (I wish I could remember the name). Only that designer used various pinstriped fabrics to the same effect. I wanted one i the worst way but the least expensive one was over $1000 which is, unfortunately, too much for me. If I had it, I’d have bought one though!

    –GothamTomato

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

    i know why lorenzo wept.

    after the marc jacobs miasma, it’s wonderful to see avant garde done right.
    i dont care how conservative it is, something’s moving something forward in the use of shape &, especially, print– & yow that is a wonderful wonderful thing.

  • Anonymous

    I would kill for that red biker jacket in the end, despite the fact I’m a woman and possess breasts.

  • Susan Crawford

    That striped suit – yes! In fact this entire collection is just glorious. Love the double-breasted taupe jacket (second-to-last row, middle), the short leather jackets and the chevron black and white sweater. This is how to dress young, hip, good looking boys, all right.

    • Anonymous

      Let that double breasted jacket be a lesson to all men.  Leaving it unbuttoned will make your clothes look oversized.

  • Amy Berberich

    Nice of them to let that one black guy in there.

    • Anonymous

      And make him wear that hideous lavender shirt.

  • Anonymous

    Riding boots…. mmmm…..

    Okay, I’m back.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t quite decide if Lo should go for the suit, but if he did, no one could take their eyes off him all night. The more I look at it, the more I’m mesmerized. Nearly hypnotized.

    Many of the other looks are very very striking and would also merit admiring glances.

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

    The pink striped shirt with the white arm details looks like something a jockey would wear….

  • Anonymous

    I love that striped suit and many of the other looks, but I’m especially partial to the other skinny suits and the leather jackets. This is a very stylish and modern collection. It has to be tough to do interesting menswear that isn’t totally insane.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ILX76RPBE755YUZHIDID6VH2FI Z. O.

    Goodness, those are gorgeous clothes.

    Now here is my important question. What is the best cut on a suit for a slightly broader man? My boyfriend is built like a lumberjack, and he looks ridiculous in most formal wear.

    • Anonymous

      Men of all shapes and sizes can look good in a suit. However suits need to be fitted, so it kind of matters where he is “slightly broader” and exactly how broad that is. Some men have wider waists and narrower shoulders so they are more square-shaped than v-shaped, some are bigger all over, some are average-ish and just have a disproportionate butt or gut, etc. It’s hard to offer a recommendation with such a vague description, but the basic rule is that it should not hug his larger areas too tightly or he will look like he’s wearing his dad’s suit, but conversely it should not hang off of him or he will just look even bigger.
      If you are looking off-the-rack, you will have to just try a lot of them to find the correct fit. There are not really standardized cuts with names, if that is what you are looking for. Fit varies by the suit manufacturer, the style of the brand, etc. A real tailor will take into account subtle details like the slope of his shoulders, the bowing of his legs, etc, and you will probably not find all of these subtle details together in one off-the-rack suit. Keep certain proportions in mind – if he is large on top and has skinny legs, he should not wear slim trousers or he will look top-heavy, and vice versa (although I think very few men are small on top with big legs.) If he has a gut, the rise of the pant should cut straight across it – it should never hang over. Certain deficiencies he can have tailored afterward, and it is well worth the money, especially if he only needs one or two suits. Once he finds one that flatters, he should try sticking with that suit brand. It doesn’t mean all their suits will fit the same, but it does mean that the brand does manufacture suits that will fit him, so it’s a starting point. Not all companies have as wide a range. If he is truly large or extreme in any of his features (be honest about this) he might need to go to a big and tall store. Many “husky” and “stocky” men do not want to put themselves into this category, but if necessary it will help immeasurably in the end.
      And last of all, ironically, depending on where you are I do NOT recommend asking someone at a menswear store (the kind that rents tuxedos and sells suits, as opposed to a real tailor shop or something). Salespeople are not trained in fashion or tailoring, and I find in menswear particularly they often do not really know what they are talking about. If you are in a city and have a Brooks Brothers or something, that is probably fine, but hell, I can’t even tell you how many times I have seen twenty-something girls working the sales floor of local men’s shops and telling them how good they look in their oversized clown suits. Look at most men in rented tuxedos and tell me those fit well. (When you submit your measurements, many tack on like 2” to ensure that it will fit, but too large is no better than too small. And really, the measurements off the body are standard and are easy to take, and if done correctly are all that’s necessary to ensure at least a decent fit. Many of these salespeople can’t accomplish this, and that buffer ease is why that rented tux often arrives two sizes too big and they haphazardly try to fit it down to size. This kind of alteration is temporary and cannot work miracles.) I think straight American men tend to shy away from fitted clothing, and are thus often recommended to go larger than they really should.  A big suit doesn’t look good on anyone. (This goes for dress shirts too. Men’s should be crisp and fitted. If they are blousy or you can fit two arms in one sleeve, they are too big, regardless of what someone is telling and selling you.) If you are in a smaller town and have more of a local type store, just try on fifty suits until you find one you think looks good, and ignore ignore ignore all sales advice unless the salesperson is a man who is shaped like your husband and wearing an impeccable suit. And note, it’s not like finding a pair of jeans or a t-shirt. He will probably have to try on A LOT, perhaps even at multiple stores. Good luck!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ILX76RPBE755YUZHIDID6VH2FI Z. O.

    Goodness, those are gorgeous clothes.

    Now here is my important question. What is the best cut on a suit for a slightly broader man? My boyfriend is built like a lumberjack, and he looks ridiculous in most formal wear.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ILX76RPBE755YUZHIDID6VH2FI Z. O.

    Goodness, those are gorgeous clothes.

    Now here is my important question. What is the best cut on a suit for a slightly broader man? My boyfriend is built like a lumberjack, and he looks ridiculous in most formal wear.

  • Anonymous

    Matt Smith, the current Doctor, will be wearing most of this shortly.

    • Anonymous

      Now THERE’s a skinny young man! He’ll look good in ‘em.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

      That was my instant thought on seeing the first suit. Oh The Doctor will look so stylish in it :)

  • Anonymous

    I bet Alan Cumming is going to make a beeline for that striped suit.

    • http://twitter.com/The_Bugler Anna Daugherty

      I’m thinking Crispin Glover.

    • http://twitter.com/The_Bugler Anna Daugherty

      I’m thinking Crispin Glover.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. After seeing his pajama bottoms suit at the Emmy’s the striped suit may be too tasteful/sane for him. Yikes!

      • Anonymous

        Yet those pants were awful and awesome at the same time….

  • Anonymous

    Love the color of the last  jacket. LOVE it.

    The first suit would take a man with real presence to wear (rather than to have the suit wearing the man).  I think you fellas should find a way to try these on and see what suits whom.

    Not in love with the leather sleeves on cloth jackets, and a lot of it is just nice, expensive men’s clothing – but there’s a place in the world for that. And the world would be a more scenic place if more men could have more nice expensive clothing.

    In addition to the final jacket, like the three piece suits, the black & white chevron pattern sweater and the leather jacket in the middle of the last row the best.  I do think that some of the slacks might be too tight on men with a little more substance on their thighs – muscle or fat. But I’m not as good at judging the proportions of male models vs. real men as I am with females.

  • Anonymous

    even the models look British. Very nice.

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

    I can see Matt Smith rocking the hell out of the look on the right in the second row.

    (ETA: MzzPants got there first)

  • Anonymous

    great tailoring..now I’ll just stop eating for a year so i can try it on….

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I’m sure if you are careful not to look at any male models for comparison you’ll find that need only give up food for 6 or 7 months. 

  • MilaXX

    That first suit is one a select few men could wear and look right. I think Brad Gorewski or Joseph Gordon Levitt and maybe Matt Smitt. I’m not entirely sold on it, but I’d love to see someone try. I am tired of men showing up looking like they could care less. The slim body hugging looks in this collection would take a bit of effort to wear, but I’d really love to see more men try.

    • Anonymous

      Ryan Gosling.  Mmm.

  • boweryboy

    That striped suit is pretty spectacular.  I saw it the other day on style.com.

    I do agree with Pupioso — and it reminded me of something Tim Gunn said a couple of seasons ago on PR when someone was making a polka-dot dress:  “The woman who can afford that dress can afford to have the polka dots match up.”

    I feel the same way about the suit.  It’s still spectacular though.

  • boweryboy

    That striped suit is spectacular.  I saw it the other day on style.com

    However, I agree with Pupioso — their comment reminds me of something Tim Gunn said a couple of seasons ago on PR when some one was making a polka dot dress:  “The woman who can afford that dress can also afford to have the polka dots line up.”

    I feel the same about the suit.  Regardless, it’s still spectacular.

  • Leonardo Alves

    I WANT THAT SUIT!
    And the red leather jacket too!

  • http://twitter.com/blamsamran Sam Branman

    I was literally wearing a sheer tank over a buttondown last week. but it was supposed to be a parody.

  • Anonymous

    i want that red leather jacket….

  • Anonymous

    Omg I’m with Lo…just gasped when I opened the page. What a GORGEOUS suit. I haven’t even looked at the rest yet…just had to post right away. I DIE.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful collection! Not sure if anyone else already said, but I expect to see Ryan Gosling in a number of these pieces soon…

    • Anonymous

      Just what I said!  He would look so good.

      • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

        haha, i just saw it!  he’s perfectly suited (ha) to these looks…same with the good dr (who) as was also said.  i’m not a fan of the leather sleeves either, but the majority of this collection is fabulous.  i can’t stop looking at it. (for some reason when i posted from home, it used a different login, but this is still me :) )

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

    Would love to see Matt Smith wearing some of these looks.

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

    This is a love/hate collection for me.  Some of the items I like very much others I would donate to a clothing charity if they were given to me.  Unlike Lorenzo I hate the first suit and it would definitely be a donation.

  • Anonymous

    The striped suit, in the first picture…I want to see that on Ryan Gosling.  He is the right mix of slim and masculine for these looks.

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    Love love love that striped suit!!

  • Anonymous

    The three-piece suits and the jacket in the bottom left corner look great. The duct-tape items look a little out of place, tho.

  • oohsparkley!

    Really go crazy for a sharp-dressed man!  I really like these. Love that striped suit that almost made Lorenzo cry.  I can also see Alan Cummings or the Doctor in it.

  • Anonymous

    The striped suit is spectacular.  I saw it the other day online.

    I do agree with the person who mentioned the stripes. It reminded me of something Tim Gunn said in a past season of PR when some one was making a polka dot dress:  “The woman who can afford to buy this dress can also afford to have the dots line up.”

    I feel the same about the stripes.  It’s still a spectacular suit.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    That suit is seven kinds of genius. Not sure I care for the rest of it, though. I would have liked the jockey shirt a lot if it didn’t have the sleeve patches.

  • http://twitter.com/TheScottFinley Scott Finley

    THAT is a collection. Wonderful. These aren’t looks for someone without direction-this is pretty much for a man who has some stylistic backbone.

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    Clothes look great, although there’s no way I could get into any of them, and am probably too old for them, anyway. Wish there was a little more color in the line, though.

  • Anonymous

    More boys please

  • Anonymous

    More boys please

  • Anonymous

    More boys please

  • Anonymous

    More boys please

  • Anonymous

    More boys please

  • Anonymous

    More boys please

  • Joshua Flake

    Wow! The cut of those striped jackets are nothing short of remarkable. I’m weeping myself!