Dsquared2 Fall 2012 Menswear Collection

Posted on January 31, 2012

Oh, Jesus. This is NOT going to gain us one ounce of sympathy from any woman with a pulse, but man, those models are YOUNG, aren’t they?

We’ll give you ladies a moment to wipe the tears of laughter away.

We love this high-energy collection. It has a back-to-school theme, which makes the fetal models all the more appropriate (even if  they make it difficult for us to picture ourselves in any of the clothes). Much of it is too young for us, we’re not too vain to say, but we’ll take that parka in the first row, any of the jeans, a couple of the sweaters (including the gold v-neck and the red-and-orange stripe), and that very fitted olive tuxedo jacket, thank you very much.

When is argyle going away? Seriously now. Enough.

[Photo Credit: vogue.it - Video Credit: dsquared2channel via youtube.com]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

    The red and gold stripe is great, but all I can think is “GRYFFINDOR!”

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Jen for that comment.  I’ve had a tough week and it’s only Tuesday.  I needed to howl w/laughter and you made that happen!  :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

        Mischief Managed. :)

    • Jasmine Moten

      TEN POINTS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1474713106 Katy Morris McDermott

      Well-spotted! I think J.K. Rowling has effectively removed that particular color combo (in stripes, anyway) from any designer’s arsenal…

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      That’s why I like it! You never know when 2 on 2 quidditch is going to happen.

  • Anonymous

    They don’t really look any younger than your standard-issue male runway models, but maybe that’s just me. And am I alone in thinking this collections looks a little dated?

    • Anonymous

      My first thought was that my dad owned and wore that exact mustard sweater/tie combo in the first row to his office job in 1978.

  • Anonymous

    “If the models get any younger, Pats, they’ll be chucking foetuses down the catwalk.” The jeans are nice, albeit a bit low hanging.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, don’t wish away argyle! I always like it.

    This is certainly a youthful, fun collection. I really like the black boots shown in closeup at the bottom left side.

    The detail on that shirt in the third row, third pic over is weird. Is he some kind of robot that you activate by inserting your credit or debit card? Robot gigolo?

  • Anonymous

    You can’t have a “back-to-school” theme for a collection without argyle, can you?? 

  • Anonymous

    There’s a fine line between youthful and juvenile.

    • Melvis Velour

      and this isn’t on the right side of it….

  • MilaXX

    Oh I like this collection a lot, even if most of it is not for those on the other side of 40. I’d rather look at this than the last few menswear collections we’ve seen.
    BTW that first row does look like a bunch of 14year olds.

    • lila rogers

      haha well im 14 and trust me if the 14 year olds at my school looked like that i would be alot happier!

  • Anonymous

    I like the color of that gold v-neck immensely.

    These fellas don’t strike me quite so much as *young* as very “The guy I met on vacation last summer in a country where I didn’t speak the language and his english wasn’t great but oooh, it didn’t really matter!”

    Which isn’t, precisely, exactly the same as young.

  • Anonymous

    Is it me, or does the model in the olive green tuxedo jacket have an unusually shaped head?

    • Anonymous

      I noticed the head, not the rest of the outfit, and had to go back and make sure you were talking about the same model.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like Friedrich Von Trapp

    • Anonymous

      Yes, like a light bulb.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Cool link. I’d never heard of Pearlies.

  • Anonymous

    that dude is TOO young to smoke! 

    • Anonymous

      If you don’t start as a teenager, you never will!  (Only teens are dumb enough.) 

      Seriously, it’s an odd prop in an era of rapidly declining number of smokers.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      You’re probably right, but all I can see is rough trade.

      • Anonymous

        Whereas, I thought “former Soviet bloc country”

  • Christina Brennan

    I spy a Marlon Brando look!  

  • Anonymous

    You think argyle is bad….wait until you see argyle done in skin-tight lycra….

    http://www.slipstreamsports.com/
     

  • Anonymous

    I like the jackets with the gee-gaws stuck all over the sleeves. Almost steampunk-y, especially from a distance. Also wouldn’t say no to the jacket Gryffindor-boy is wearing.

  • Anonymous

    Harry Potter-Ivy League, Hasty Pudding-Gryffindor, Dead Poets meets Remains of the Day.  Not digging, but like some of the pieces.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    I think clothes for men are even more ridiculous than clothes for women, lately. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    Fuck Dsquared, John Bartlett is showing at Milk Studios on the 9th!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the jackets with all the shit on the sleeves.  And button-fly jeans are always sexy.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/ Judy S

    Definitely better than some  of the menswear lines you’ve been posting lately. I can imagine a man buying and wearing some of these. Without needing to wear a mask to hide his identity.

  • Anonymous

    Too young indeed. I also hate the low waisted, tight legged pants – especially on very young looking guys. It makes it hard to look at the rest of the clothes.

  • Anonymous

    That gold parka is beyond fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    why does that one guy have a cigarette in his mouth?  Really, are we still glamorizing smoking?

    I notice you guys are drawn to warm clothes – parkas, puffy jackets, sweaters.  Cold much?

    • Anonymous

      I think they’re going for the “Rebel Without A Cause” look.  The guy even looks a little like James Dean.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, this is just silly!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3DOO5BG6PPGYUEY57HOB4KDZI Hope

    the olive fitted jacket + bowtie combo really is calling Daniel Radcliffe’s name, isn’t it?  On the whole a very American-boy-goes-to- Hogwarts collection.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      DanRad was the first name that came to mind.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll leave this one up to you boys, as I don’t follow this stuff.  They do look school-child-like…..the models, I mean.

  • Anonymous

    The man bags are gorgeous! Except for the tote – dunno why, but I think a dude with a tote bag looks ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    I think that sort of chambray-y argyle thing is a sort of fun play on the pattern that I haven’t seen before, but other than that most of this makes hardly any impact on me. Sort of a Kenley collection, going by your PR AllStars post – cute, saleable, wearable, great clothes, but not unique or interesting from a design perspective.

    • Anonymous

      I immediately thought of yesterday’s Kenley discussion too.  I love these clothes–they’re wearable and attractive, and I like the proportions, especially the early 1960s length on the pants. I can even imagine your average straight guy wearing many of them. Thoughtfully designed, nicely put together, but nothing unique or unusual here.  And that’s fine.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

    That red stripey sweater?  Looks like they stole it from the Gryffindor Hogwarts uniform….

  • Anonymous

    A lot of those pants look like they have the dreaded MK “insane crotch.” Not that that’s the first place I was looking, of course.

  • Anonymous

    i liked the staging of the show on the video, clever…i also like those crazyass jacket sleeves, but want for myself…i’m just baffled by the worn jeans, does Dsquared2 actually create them, or just go shopping at goodwill? only a few items here look fresh…I’ll have to slap myself if i comment on any of the models…

  • Anonymous

    Do men use bags like these for anything but going to the gym (and they’re all waaaay too small to fit all the stuff I need for a gym visit)? So what are these bags meant to hold? Is it carry on luggage?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546029712 Bibiana Beardsley

    Why are their pants so short? Is that to make it look like they’re teenagers, and they grew a few inches overnight?

  • Anonymous

    Argyle never really goes away ever it seems….RE: Short pants…looks like we’re swing away in the opposite direction from the 2 yards too long pants…..SOMEONE get me a tailor!

  • Anonymous

    what is with the fit of the crotch on these pants…..why not just draw red arrows….

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    Argyle’s kind of flattering on a lot of body types; much more versatile than stripes. It’s moment is still unfolding.

  • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

    OH look, finally things I can imagine straight boys wearing. Love this, and also love the argyle, I won’t lie. Classy! 

  • Anonymous

    Some of this I’m totally digging and some of it’s just silly looking. Yes to some of the outerwear and jeans. What’s with the odd shirt, third row to the right? Credit card holder? What?