Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 Menswear Collection

Posted on January 15, 2013

Enough with all these gowns. Let’s look at some boyclothes.

We hope that no one will be surprised that a collection dubbed “I Love Classics” by designer Christopher Bailey is chock full of, yes, classic Burberry looks, only slightly tweaked. It’s as if, after last season’s metallic, candy-colored futuristic looks, a little throat-clearing was in order; a chance for the brand to re-assert itself after coloring wildly outside the lines. There’s some fun with animal prints and the occasional pop of color, but mostly it’s classic Burberry, straight down the line. We don’t mind. Safe, maybe. But there’s nothing wrong with classic masculine looks, perfectly tailored. as far as we’re concerned.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • I’m meh on the animal prints but that heart sweater will be mine.

    • tmchale

      I don’t like the heart sweater. Too flashy, and the v-neck disrupts the pattern.

      • 3boysful

         See, that’s what makes the world go round–you each get what you want.  Me, i have dibs on the gym bag.

      • Flashy?  Mkay. 

    • AlinaValero

      i’d buy that sweater for my boyfriend and then take it back for myself.

  • JasmineAM

    I actually really love the animal print shoes with the more toned down looks. Everything looks great (including the boys). 

    What’s wrong with the picture in middle, fifth row from the bottom?

    • tmchale

      The shoes are flashier than the rest of the clothes, so they draw your attention away. And feet aren’t the most exciting part of the body.

    •  Photoshop accident – two pics spliced together.

  • hughman

    Third row down : the white coat with the leopard lining is TDF (but nix the matchy shoes).

  • Sara__B

    I’d like the red one for myself.

  • Holy CRAP I want some of those coats so badly.
    (I confess to being a total outerwear slut)

    • StellaZafella

       Not slut, Kiltd, not slut…just a man of easy virtue for anything warm and fuzzy…?

      •  My dear Stella, THAT has always been true of me.

    • formerlyAnon

       A great coat or jacket is ALWAYS a worthy investment.

      (Saw “Purple Rain” with my son last night – it always WAS a terrible movie with fun clothes and good music, let’s just say an additional few decades added to my score did not increase my estimation of it – but boy howdy! There were two or three jackets on those pretty young people that I’d kill for and could still wear well to this day. Can’t say the same for ANY of the club wear. Heh.)

      •  Oh Lordy, Purple Rain!
        i can remember coveting some of Prince’s clothes so hard back in the day.

        • formerlyAnon

           Why, me too! Though I wanted his boots more. And his tiny little hips most of all!

      • muzan-e

        Amen.  I am a stingy, stingy miser who just does not really like to spend money on things at all –

        But my black Elie Tahari three-quarter coat was the first designer piece I ever bought, and I have never once regretted the price tag. It’s magnificent. It will never go out of style. It will last a lifetime. And it’s fucking magnificent.

        Also, a gentleman – or lady, for that matter – in a well-tailored coat leaves me weak at the knees. Just sayin’. 

        Good jackets and excellent boots. Always a good investment.

        • formerlyAnon

           I had a Tahari dress that I wore for years. Fit like a dream. Finally retired it because everyone who knew me started calling it “the dress” as in “Don’t tell me what you’re wearing – the dress, right?”

          If it had been a coat, though, I’d still be wearing it!

    • MilaXX

       you say that like it’s a bad thing

      • formerlyAnon

         Like to the 10th power.

      •  And this is part of why you are my friend.

    • 4th row up from the bottom, third coat … IS MINE!!!!!!

      •  No worries. However, should you attempt to wrench the red car coat, the double breasted green trench, or the purple coat from the final row from my hands, we will have some problems.

        • Derek_anny

           And I’ll take the first camel coat.  All divvied up and no fighting.  Though I’d like to try the jacket next to said coat.  I’m not sure I could pull it off, but I’d like to try.

          • muzan-e

            Fourth row down. That muted greenish trench. Oh my god. I even have the scarf to go with it. I even have the boots. 

            Jeeves! Fetch my tailor!

          • Derek_anny

             lol I’m sorry, but that coat has already been claimed.  You’ll have to speak with the original claimant.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      That just makes me want to kiss your knee caps.

      •  I’m vastly amused.  Though I would never allow you to place yourself in such an undignified posture.

  • StellaZafella

    For me, it’s “classic” if I can wear it years beyond the season I bought it in and it still makes ME feel good…Burberry usually fits that by definition. I’d like the red wool overcoat and the Eisenhower inspired jacket right below it, please. Don’t wrap them, I’ll just carry them like this.

  • The black and red striped? Glorious.

    • TieDye64

      I couldn’t agree more.

  • formerlyAnon

    The ’80s (and, it seems, each subsequent decade) ruined me for animal prints. Other than that, these are mostly basics for people with money. I’m intrigued by the black, shiny coat center of next-to-last row.

  • MilaXX

    I like everything but the ponyhair? black coat and the heart sweaters

    • formerlyAnon

      You think it’s ponyhair? I couldn’t tell. I hate the texture of ponyskin furniture which bodes ill for the coat.

      • MilaXX

         not sure, just a guess.

        • StellaZafella

           Maybe Seal skin (faux, of course)..that would be about right/retro for Burberry.

  • Trisha26

    And at times like this I want to be a boy! Gorgeous!


    Edited to add: I would totally dress my husband like this if he were willing and we were wealthy.

  • margaret meyers

    PLEASE!  Please.  Do a post on the men at the Golden Globes.  There were so many handsome men there.

  • IAmJ

    So many great looks! The coat in the first row is phenomenal.

  • Louise Bryan

    Kind of funny seeing the man purses, given that I don’t bother to carry one myself anymore if I can avoid it.

    • leftcoastpickle

      I don’t even carry a lady purse if I can avoid it!

  • Snailstsichr

    I want the heart sweater and all the leather goods with animal prints. I love all the men’s coats; they are so handsome.

  • MzzPants

    Classic with a hint of cheeky.  Love the messanger bags.  Beautiful collection.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Ditch the animal print coats and purses and this is how my prince charming would dress.

  • It looks like the Burberry brand is definitely going after the younger market, judging by the fit and prints.  Not sure how many men over 40 you will find sporting leopard print shoes or heart motif sweaters.  Plus, I think a lot of the outerwear looks cheap and not very tailored.  Maybe it didn’t photograph well.  There are a few pieces I would add to my wardrobe (red/black stripe coat, olive double breasted, basic black belted), but the majority will have to stay on the rack.  

  • MissAmynae

    I need that heart print scarf like woah.

  • sleepycat

    Yes please! now to find the money (and body) for that one olive green jacket with the pockets and epaulets. I also like the bags, although the murses could be bigger. The shoes are cool, although I doubt I would wear them.  I like everything, but the epic gauntness of those cheeks is kinda freaking me out. I also don’t like the hearts. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I want to see Ryan Gosling in that last red sweater. For amusement purposes.

  • I cannot believe how very much I love the shoes.

  • SewingSiren

    If I saw a man on the street carrying a leopard laptop case, I think I would go shake his hand.

  • unbornfawn

    Pretty boys! Pretty boys! Yippie!

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    If a guy sporting the double-breasted camel trench (third column, second row) were peddling a Klondike bar, I would do whatever he said.

  • boweryboy

    The white coat with leopard lapel – third row center – is just the right amount of outside-my-comfort-zone that I would actually wear. 

  • Monabel

    The zebra print coat is like a shirt my Daddy wore in 1971.  I always liked it.

  • ccm800

    ooooooo The Eisenhower jacket is loverly   

  • TieDye64

    Classic, gorgeous. I want to be a dude just so I can properly wear this stuff. Sigh.

  • muzan-e

    Killing me. Half of what’s there I would have tailored for me without a second’s thought. If, y’know, I were to stumble upon a tremendous pile of cash tomorrow. Killing. Me.  Particularly after the scathing disappointment that was Burberry Beauty’s new Spring collection. Ugh.

  • crash1212

    Love that red over coat. And best of all – none of it looks too short or too tight. Well done, indeed.

  • bertkeeter

    NICE….love their hair and styling! 

  • Airkisses

    A couple of the coats look VERY feminine to me, specifically 1st column, 3rd and 4th rows.

    • kimmeister

      It’s the hourglass figure they’re creating!

  • quiltrx

    I like the shoes and the outerwear.  And definitely send me one of those duffels if you find one lying around.

  • decormaven

    TLo, I hope one of you treats himself to one of those toggle coats. Just the thing for a cold winter’s day. 

    • kimmeister

      Those coats in particular stood out to me for having too many superfluous flaps.


    WOW!  Menswear for actual, you know, MEN. It’s always a blessing to see a mens collection go down a runway that doesn’t look like it is destined for 26″ waist “model/dancer/rent boy” in Miami being kept by a closeted russian mafia guy.  I could wear a lot of this and not look stupid at all.

  • JosephLamour

    I want to wear the HELL out of the top row right outfit. Head to toe.

  • Beardslee

    Beautiful.  The suits especially have a lovely drape to them.  But why oh why is the fashion industry so enamored of gaunt sullen models?

  • TheLaurenJean

    God, I hate those shoes. Just awful. The worst.

  • Stubenville

    The grim expressions bug.

  • MissFern

    I wish this came in girl sizes!!!!

  • mjude

    i want the pointy lepoard shoes

  • Lucas Huntington

    90% Amazing, 10% WTF?!?!?

  • Imasewsure

    Love it all except for the animal print coats which are too much. Love the heart sweater though even if it is a “bit much”…wish I could afford Burberry for the men and the me in my life

  • Sweet Jesus, are those heart shaped polka dots?! Leopard print trench coats? I’ve died and gone to heaven.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    The heart prints and animal stuff can go away, but the rest of it is heavenly.

  • guest2visits

    I’m intrigued by some of the fabrics; like what is the coat in the middle of the second to last row made of?

    • formerlyAnon

       I wondered as well. We’ve had speculation as to ponyskin and faux sealskin.

  • I would totally fuck a gay boy in an animal print.

  • I want almost all of these pieces for my boyfriend. And the ones that are a little too “metrosexual” for him? I’ll take them.