on Jul 8, 2013 in Whiteboard
Dsquared2 Spring 2014 Menswear Collection
[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]
How did they find all these identical boys?
The only things whiter than this show are the underpants.
Boys being the operative term?
Bulk sale at Costco?
pretty boys in pretty clothes.
I thought the first pic was a vacation shot from TLo’s vacation…
Except… I don’t understand how the tightie whities in the first shot and the second-to-last shot are high fashion…? By no means am I complaining that they were included in this blog post, I’m just curious how/why that counts as “fashion”
Yeah, right there with you. Very pretty gentlemen up there, and I sure don’t mind looking at them, but what on earth is the designer selling here? Is it a men’s lingerie line? :genuinely confused:
I think because they fit into the D2 style of clothing; young, skinny twinks, they work with the overall runway show.
This collection is not pleasing to my eye and I can hardly wait until the hipster-meant-to-look-too-small phase of menswear is over. Having said that, model in second triple panel far right may carry on. Those are some legs right there.
This is another prime example the Caten twins really ‘get’ their target demo.
There are two boys here wearing nothing but necklaces and Very Small White Drawers. Is there something about these particular Very Small White Drawers that makes them couture? I shall need enlarged copies of these photographs, for closer study.
It’s not couture, just menswear. Still, I understand your point.
Dumpy, lumpy, disheviled mess for the most part, either stupidly baggy or ridiculously small. Very few of these look remotely wearable.
Really? Other than the leather shorts I was thinking that most of these looks were very wearable, if not exactly innovative.
The high-waters, baggy-legged, rumpled things just don’t do it for me or the men I know. Then again, I’m old.
I think that at least this stuff does look like menswear. We might giggle a bit if we saw males in the real world wearing any of this stuff all together, but taken as pieces I could see this looking cool on young boystars.
Some of these pieces would be wearable. Well, maybe not the grass skirt. Sending a guy down the runway in nothing but his underpants seems like an odd choice.
I think the grass skirt is supposed to represent the gown most designers send out at the end of the show.
Oh, that makes sense. He still looks goofy, but it makes sense.
I don’t know. Luckily I don’t have to worry if I can pull these off. Just if I can pull these off the models
I will give the twins points for a theatrical stage
In row 8, the one guy without glasses. Is that Ryan Lochte the Olympic swimmer? Because I think this collection might be just right for him. The opening shot made me laugh, so thanks for that TLo.
Not douchey enough to be RL. LOL!
I am not sure Ryan would be capable of making a left turn. Plus, do you honesty believe they wouldn’t have him in the bikini? Could you imagine the internet backlash?
I like it.
It all just screams Trying Too Hard.
Minor quibble: The clothes look worn and comfortable…but the hats and shoes look like afterthoughts.
I had one of those, too!
The guy in the fifth column, third picture, looks like a more muscular Stephen Colbert. I would hit it so hard.
Yay! A men’s collection where I can actually see myself wearing some of the pieces. It is a miracle! And that model in his underwear in the bottom row – YOWZA. I would like to wear that too.
Runway Zookeeper, row 4, pic 3, made me laugh out loud.
And row 6, middle, Breaking Amish Goes To The City, has a bird on his shoulder!
Fear not, Jebediah. Thou has birdseed in thy sparkly backpack.
It’s certainly been an *interesting* Spring 2014 for menswear.
Sexy=tightie whities. Hmm, let me think about that. NO.
For me, it depends on who is wearing them and the cut. Like all clothes. Here, though, definitely sexy.
Right side, second down — if it’s cold enough for a sweater, maybe you should put on some pants. [/Grandma voice]
Some of this actually looks okay (an oddity in men’s fashion shows). I especially like the little explorer number, like Indiana Jones got called away for an adventure in the middle of his lecture. But I really, honestly, not in an old-lady-doesn’t-like-it way… don’t get why so many of them are wandering down the runway in their underwear. As fashion, tighty-whities aren’t exactly innovative or… well, clothes.
It’s a Brad Brad World, this DSquared2 show.
I wonder how the one model get away with ditching the glasses?
Sending models down the runway in underpants and a necklace is just . . . well, embarrassing. And the jungle scenario looks cheap and ridiculous.
Why? Victoria’s Secret has been sending women doe the runway in underwear and heels forever.
Context, I suppose.
If these guys were in heels…
I would pay good money to watch the auditions where they made sure the guys chosen could *walk* the runway in heels. Unlike Excessively Strong Jaws, you can’t choose that from portfolios.
There are some pretty cool pieces in this, but certainly not everything. I wonder if real-world men will ever embrace the capri pant.
many men wear the manpri. In fact I think most prefer that over the short short
Not sure that either is an improvement over the other.
They used to be called “bongos” by the surfers in my day…I called them Clam Diggers and had a pair in faded blue (from salt water) with little black and white strips on the side seam.
What the designer banana hammock? o.O
I can only guess that Dsquared has spent the last few seasons cloning Harry Hamlin. That would explain the models AND the lab coats.
Dear god, that was a laugh of pure entertainment! Having thoroughly enjoyed buff gym rats with Entirely Too Much Strong Jaw wearing Clark Kent glasses in every silly ensemble one could assemble from basically wearable pieces, I now must go back and try to consider the clothing without [too much] giggling.
Is it weird that I really want a wicker patterned tuxedo for myself? I feel like it would make a splash at the couple of southern weddings I’m going to this fall while still being appropriately New York. Coiff the hair into a spikey pixie version of an updo, wear some chunky, appropriately tropical statement jewelry (I’m thinking a lot of colorful palm ivory because I love that stuff), and generally look fab.
I think it sounds very Charleston boho. (Or maybe I mean Savannah.)
Maybe I can screenprint such a pattern on a discount suit, now that I think about it…
Dayum! 3rd row middle. Come to mama.
I have a warm fuzzy feeling. Wait, they were wearing clothes?
I asked this on one of the other menswear 2014 spring collections. I remember the Fall 2013 collections being suits and relatively standard. As a newbie to this site, is there something different about spring versus fall collections or have the men’s 2014 spring collections jumped the shark? They appear more about themes and art, editorial looks than wearable clothes I would see on any male movie star except Johnny Depp. Clearly this one is jungle theme.
Bruce Weber, early 90s. The Face magazine. Pet Shop Boys videos. It’s been done. And better when it was fresh and off. This isn’t designing, it’s retread styling.
So, are those tighty whities or swimwear? The rest is interesting and uh, interesting?
underwear, I thought it was swimwear too
I sincerely hope men will wear this collection. It’s always good when the douchebags advertise their status.
Capri length looks silly on guys. Have difficulty expressing my distaste for socks with shorts.
The label is not doing its clothes any favors by sending so many half-naked men down the runway. I really resented the rows of entirely be-shirted models.
The Professor finally found some friends.
So did they use Brad Goreski as their collection peg?
For a moment there I wondered if it was a dream sequence from “A Single Man,” with all those professorial glasses on pretty men … then I remembered this is Dsquared, not Tom Ford. Still, A Single Woman can imagine.
There are a few interesting pieces scattered in with a lot of gratuitous skin/nakedness. Because every guy wears a poncho over a pair of briefs.
I lost it with the guy in the parka/red leopard print bikini/combat boots. The look on his face says it better than I can.
Ha. I had many laughs, but I have to admit that guy’s legs were all I saw in that one. (Lanky endurance athlete build – yum, even if this one gets his look at the gym.)
collection title: “beefcake-nerd-boys go camping… in maui”
This is what my castaway island would look like.
Can I just say that I hate the return of the distressed jean? It looked sloppy the first time around…
I think I will embarrass the crap out of my 18-year-old son and ask him his thoughts on the collection…
Strong work. You are a mother to be honored and respected.
“The story seemed to be that the guys in underwear were leading the others around their paradisical home.”
SO much chortling.
Are they all channeling Clark Kent with those glasses?
Lord of the 4-button Flies.
LOLOLOLOLOLOL Remember those little dioramas from fifth grade Camp Fire Girl Camp that you made in a clear bowl or big jar? With moss? And little trees? And little teeny men wearing panties and glasses? And a waterfall?
Sausage Friday on a Monday? It’s like Christmas in April!
Book of Mormon on Parade. Post-Colonialism, the Collection. Mystery Date: Poindexter Takes Over the World.
The grass skirt is particularly amusing. And the look on the face of the poor thing in the second row in the tiny red undies? Misery in Glasses, right there.
Oh wow. It wasn’t until I read the comments that I realized these weren’t of the same three models over and over again.
I am strangely in love with the cane jacket.
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