Duckie Brown Fall 2012 Collection

Posted on February 14, 2012

If seeing the Simon Spurr collection up close was akin to a religious experience for us, then seeing the Duckie Brown collection up close was like having a vision in a sweat lodge; stunning, expressive and thought-provoking, you’ll spend days afterwards trying to interpret it. Don’t let the silhouettes and the styling fool you, these are impeccably made clothes of the highest quality. In an age of skinny jeans and London-style suiting, Duckie Brown boldly went in the opposite direction, offering gigantic pants and oversized tops that had less of a hip-hop quality and more that of some exotic far-flung mountain-dwelling tribe; an impression that was helped along by the wild hair and even wilder hats. These clothes are challenging, no doubt about it, but any man with a sense of style could do a whole lot worse than picking and choosing from this lot. We might not be able to wear every piece, but we loved every one just for being an impeccably made alternative to the overwhelming sameness of menswear silhouettes and styles.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Anonymous

      Ooh! Hip hop pajamas for the wannabe-street investment banker!

      • Anonymous

        Complete with major bed head.

        • Anonymous

          My thought exactly!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

          My teenage sons look like this in the morning.  For a fraction of the price.

          • Anonymous

            So does mine!   Who knew that we had such high fashion in our house?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

          My teenage sons look like this in the morning.  For a fraction of the price.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. What’s the point of impeccably made clothes that make you look like you look like you’re a teenage street tough? Top right would great with some Balmain jeans, though.

        • http://www.facebook.com/moe.pippenger Moe Pippenger

           That… that isn’t what “teenage street toughs” look like.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know… It never hurts to have good looking pajamas. 

      • Anonymous

        And they look warm!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Jumping on the expensive pajamas bandwagon here.

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        My first thought was mental patient pajamas. 

    • Anonymous

      Cute as a baby fart.

    • Anonymous

      Were they going for a Twilight look with the models?  They’re all very “Team Edward” with the exception of the cross-eyed gent from the collection shown last week (I forget which designer…it was the one with all the baseball caps).

      BTW – Happy Valentine’s Day TLo!  

    • Anonymous

      Well, I guess you had to be there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      Pajamas

      Crazy Hair

      Insane Crotch!

    • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

      I kind of love the gigantic pants. There, I said it. Paired with the slim jackets only, though. Very interesting.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I actually love the look- I’d wear it in a heartbeat. Then again, I’m a woman.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      alas, mental patients in pajamas was all i got from that.

      • Anonymous

         hahaha.. didn’t see your comment until after I posted mine.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

          great minds think alike, clearly.

      • oohsparkley!

        I was going to say “escaped mental patients”  – you beat me to it.

    • Anonymous

      These feel almost 1990s to me but less authentic — partially grunge and partially that era somewhere between goth and rave.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35OW6VJZLWTQDQHS4JLRTVC2JA Akumabunny

      Bwahahahahaha! Sorry, but I can’t take those pants seriously.  I had a major “mom” moment in that, my first thought was, “Someone gimme a brush so I can fix those poor boy’s hair!”

      • Anonymous

        I’m not even a mom yet and I had the same thought…

    • Anonymous

      Wow. When we were in our 20s, one of the owners of Duckie Brown was one on my closest friends. He was just starting out in fashion, and it’s very cool to see the success he’s having now. Yay!

    • Anonymous

      Some one these look like they are escaping from a mental hospital- no offense. :|

    • MilaXX

      Love the jackets, but the pants look like pajamas. I can’t think of any guys who could get away with wearing them, but women might like wearing them as part of a menswear inspired look.

    • Anonymous

      These droopy pants have Jude Law written all over them.

    • Anonymous

      why do they have to look so @#$%^& miserable?

      • suz72350

        They remind me of Zoolander and his model pals.

    • Anonymous

      why do they have to look so @#$%^& miserable?

    • Anonymous

      Hooray for non-skinny silhouettes for men!  I’m such a fan of a man in a slightly oversized jacket.  It makes him look larger and a bit more, well, manly.  Skinny suits make me think of gigolos, and that’s only cute for the very young, thin, and pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Hooray for non-skinny silhouettes for men!  I’m such a fan of a man in a slightly oversized jacket.  It makes him look larger and a bit more, well, manly.  Skinny suits make me think of gigolos, and that’s only cute for the very young, thin, and pretty.

    • Anonymous

      sometimes i just feel so out of the loop when i dont get it. 

    • Anonymous

      sometimes i just feel so out of the loop when i dont get it. 

    • Anonymous

      What a decidedly interesting collection. I can’t wait to see who will try it.

    • Anonymous

      Impeccably made clown clothes are still clown clothes. I wouldn’t wear anything here.

      I do not get the droopy crotch look at all. Who decided it was a good look? It suits NO ONE, not even skinny twink men who need sunlight.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      But they look like bedroom clothes!  Complete with bedhead!  There are a few pieces in here I’d wear.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      But they look like bedroom clothes!  Complete with bedhead!  There are a few pieces in here I’d wear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      Long-haired boys in oversized flannel? I’ll take a dozen to go. Oh, make it a baker’s dozen, I can find a use for the extra one.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I want all the male celebs to wear the hell out of those skinny pajama suit pants on the RC, because TLO gave them their seal of approval, so they won’t be able to complain about the hem length XD. 

      • Anonymous

         Although, I don’t think they’re all that long.  We’re just not used to such a large opening.  If anything, hem lengths will get better, because too long and they’ll be tripping on their feet.

    • Anonymous

      Okay -while I can appreciate the line as a direction for men’s fashions I cannot appreciate it as a destination on it’s own. I believe there are some good elements here that will be hijacked and brought out soon enough but the sum of the parts may be greater than the whole. 

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

      Why are they all in pajamas?? 

      No. Just..no.

    • Anonymous

      Ok. 1st pic, 2nd row… that’s a hat, right? 

    • Anonymous

      I agree there’s some interesting stuff here (I actually like the fitted tops with the blousy pants, in spite of the fact that I’ve never responded well to trying to shoehorn skirt-like things into menswear), but I just can’t with the dropped crotch. It can’t leave the fashion lexicon fast enough for me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Wow, I’m sorry but I haven’t disagreed with you guys this strongly…ever.

    • Anonymous

      i see what you mean about being well made; whodathunk you could pair ballooned-out flannels with impeccable hem lengths?!

    • Anonymous

      They all look like mental patients. I’m a tall, thin guy who likes the idea of playing with a little volume in the clothes now and then, but pants that are that billowy indoors are going to look especially bizarre outdoors in a breeze. On the plus side, you might be able to sail to whatever job where clothes like this would be appropriate (clown school guidance counselor? Haight-Ashbury barrista?) in record time!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know how much of this I would like to see translated into street clothing, but this could make for some stunning editorials. It’s strange, but refreshingly so.

    • Anonymous

      I like, I like, I like.

      But then, I have always thought that there is nothing on this earth hotter than skinny boys in soft, loose clothing.

      So, there’s not really any rational critique involved. ETA: The “like” thus, is in principle. As might someday be worn on the street, in modified form? I do have a few doubts.

    • Anonymous

      You know, I like it. It’s like a mish mash of the things I loved from the ’80s and ’90s– grungy, silhouettes that swing from baggy to skinny, and an androgyny that I love. I can see chic men and avant-garde women (hello, Tilda) in these clothes. It will all be in the styling. The pairings are dramatic for the runway, but I can easily see these pieces put together for the “real” world and looking smashing! 

    • Anonymous

      Wow. This collection just makes me sad. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=847525391 Barbara Lee Woodruff

      I think you have to be very young to wear this stuff. I teach at a community college and I could see any number of my students rocking these looks. Assuming, of course, that they had any money to buy them with!

      • Anonymous

        Yes. I think the first hint of grey at the temple and they’re going to read: depressed, couch bound and imminently homeless.

    • Anonymous

      Finally clothes my son would wear.   …. Does wear.   Pajamas, high fashion pajamas.

    • Anonymous

      who knew there would be upscale nostalgia for 1990’s Jnco Jeans?

    • Anonymous

      I think as a whole, the collection is pretty fun and cool. But if you look at any one of the looks by itself, you think “hobo”.

    • Anonymous

      My first thought: extremely clean homeless people.

    • Lulu Lafurge

      As Arte Johnson would say, “Verrrrry interrresting – but also stupid.”

    • Anonymous

      I think someone(s) may have succumbed to the allure of the sweet, sweet plaid and entirely missed Sad Mopey Dudes’ Tribute to Static Electricity. 

    • Anonymous

      I think someone(s) may have succumbed to the allure of the sweet, sweet plaid and entirely missed Sad Mopey Dudes’ Tribute to Static Electricity. 

    • Anonymous

      Holocaust/prison labor camp inspired?

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

      I love the pajama look. Shirt #3 is one I would steal from hubby. 

    • Anonymous

      The giant pants are strange and kind of wonderful.  Many of the rest unfortunately make the guys look like escapees from an Eastern European insane asylum, circa 1930.

    • Anonymous

      I’m getting “little boy playing dress up in dad’s clothes” vibes.

    • Anonymous

      I find all the ones with big, billowy pants quite intriguing. The rest just looks either sloppy or like a subpar rendition of a lot of the “edgy” part of the menswear world for the past few years–leggings with mirts and/or long tops.

    • Anonymous

      I’m chuckling at [most of] the comments posted so far because I so love this look/these looks. The more tailored and traditional fare that most people seem to love leaves me cold. I can appreciate it intellectually but I never feel that visceral lust for any of it. But this? Oh, I’d f*ck a crew of the most vile Republicans to own any of it. I have always loved to s swim in my clothes; it’s just how I feel most comfortable.

      • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

        Well… I suppose that explains the “GraffitiBoy” username. No need to sleep with any Republicans though, as you can get most of it in your nearest Target store.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t know they were doing a remake of “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest”

    • Anonymous

      Love the fabrics.

    • Anonymous

      I dunno. The clothes just look a little sloppy… I prefer my men more fitted.

    • Anonymous

      What man wouldn’t want to walk around with a dead animal perched on top of his head?  *chirping crickets*

    • Anonymous

      The first picture alone is worth a thousand laughs

    • Addicted2Glamour

      Ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the jammies and bedhead collection.  Hot cup of cocoa not included.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Interesting musing on shape and proportion.  Ultimately a lot of this is just flat out unwearable in any real world setting.  And why oh why are menswear designers doomed to give us GRAY all the time. Makes me want to take anti-depressants.

    • Anonymous

      Middle guy third row would have had me salivating ‘back in the day.’  I’ve always had a thing for really well-kept long hair, especially on a particularly handsome guy.

      The guy second row middle doesn’t really have the look that does it for me, but his hair is PHENOMENAL.

      And I will ALWAYS have a soft spot for Robert Smith (aka Tim Burton) hair.  Too cute.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelica-Smith-Mertens/150401222 Angelica Smith Mertens

      They look like mental patients!  Cabin pajamas maybe?  Ick.

    • R. L.

      The only piece I like is the shirt in the first photo of the second row.  The colors look interesting.  I think I’d like to see pieces mixed with some other types of clothing.  Like you said, individual pieces could be kind of great depending on how and what they are paired with.

    • Anonymous

      I quite like a lot of this. 

    • http://twitter.com/carelessriver Cassie (C.M.W.)

      What’s with the plaid versions of prison pyjamas?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      Oh no! First the 80s, now the 90s?! Just shoot me now.

    • Anonymous

      I like the concept, if not the execution.  The suit jacket outfit next to the light plaid is where they should have tried to focus.  And I want to like the third look in the first row.  I’d need to see it without those gloves.

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

      Boy, am I ever glad I’m over 40.  This neo-post-grunge thing is exhausting me.

    • Anonymous

      It has a very manga vibe to it that I like. Could I see anyone wearing guys wearing this at work? Nope but then again they can’t rock skinny jeans there either.  Then again, these do not strike me as “wear me to work” clothes but more of man about the town clothes.  If you could afford it.

    • Anonymous

      UGH.  I hate the pajama look and the hair – omg please say no to the hair.  I am sorry.  While I find some of the tops appealing, I can’t stand it when people go about in pajamas.  Even designer ones.   BOO.