Dsquared2 Spring 2014 Menswear Collection

Posted on July 08, 2013

Dsquared2 Spring 2014 Menswear Collection




[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • Shawn EH

    How did they find all these identical boys?

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    • KateShouldBeWorking

      The only things whiter than this show are the underpants.

    • gabbilevy

      Boys being the operative term?

    • barbarienne

      Bulk sale at Costco?

  • MilaXX

    pretty boys in pretty clothes.

    • NinaBoo

      I thought the first pic was a vacation shot from TLo’s vacation…

    • Kristin McNamara

      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” 😉

      • BuffaloBarbara

        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:

      • MilaXX

        I think because they fit into the D2 style of clothing; young, skinny twinks, they work with the overall runway show.

  • crash1212

    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.

  • Rand Ortega

    This is another prime example the Caten twins really ‘get’ their target demo.

  • Emily Dagger

    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.

    • demidaemon

      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. 🙂

  • sekushinonyanko

    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.

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  • nannypoo

    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.

    • random_poster

      I think the grass skirt is supposed to represent the gown most designers send out at the end of the show.

      • nannypoo

        Oh, that makes sense. He still looks goofy, but it makes sense.

  • Frank_821

    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

  • Terri Ellis

    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.

    • Rand Ortega

      Not douchey enough to be RL. LOL!

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      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?

  • Coolekat

    I like it.

  • bertkeeter

    No Comment!

  • majorbedhead

    It all just screams Trying Too Hard.

  • StellaZafella

    Minor quibble: The clothes look worn and comfortable…but the hats and shoes look like afterthoughts.

    • kaysarasara

      I had one of those, too!

  • SophiaPehawkins

    The guy in the fifth column, third picture, looks like a more muscular Stephen Colbert. I would hit it so hard.

  • homofascist

    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.

  • Rand Ortega

    Runway Zookeeper, row 4, pic 3, made me laugh out loud.

    • Qitkat

      And row 6, middle, Breaking Amish Goes To The City, has a bird on his shoulder!

      • Rand Ortega

        Fear not, Jebediah. Thou has birdseed in thy sparkly backpack.

  • Qitkat

    It’s certainly been an *interesting* Spring 2014 for menswear.

    Sexy=tightie whities. Hmm, let me think about that. NO.

    • demidaemon

      For me, it depends on who is wearing them and the cut. Like all clothes. Here, though, definitely sexy.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    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.

  • alyce1213

    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.

    • MilaXX

      Why? Victoria’s Secret has been sending women doe the runway in underwear and heels forever.

      • alyce1213

        Context, I suppose.

      • StellaZafella

        If these guys were in heels…

        • formerlyAnon

          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.

  • random_poster

    There are some pretty cool pieces in this, but certainly not everything. I wonder if real-world men will ever embrace the capri pant.

    • MilaXX

      many men wear the manpri. In fact I think most prefer that over the short short

      • Aurumgirl

        Not sure that either is an improvement over the other.

    • StellaZafella

      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.

  • Daenyx

    What the designer banana hammock? o.O

  • vitaminC

    I can only guess that Dsquared has spent the last few seasons cloning Harry Hamlin. That would explain the models AND the lab coats.

    You’re welcome.

  • formerlyAnon

    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.

    • formerlyAnon

      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…

  • shawna

    Dayum! 3rd row middle. Come to mama.

  • Jake Donohoe

    I have a warm fuzzy feeling. Wait, they were wearing clothes?

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  • conniemd

    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.

  • hughman

    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.

  • Anniebet

    So, are those tighty whities or swimwear? The rest is interesting and uh, interesting?

    • sleepycat

      underwear, I thought it was swimwear too

  • j_anson

    I sincerely hope men will wear this collection. It’s always good when the douchebags advertise their status.

  • Louise Bryan

    Capri length looks silly on guys. Have difficulty expressing my distaste for socks with shorts.

  • ankali

    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.

  • altalinda

    The Professor finally found some friends.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    So did they use Brad Goreski as their collection peg?

  • joything

    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.

  • marlie

    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.

    • formerlyAnon

      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.)

  • Victor Beiramar Diniz

    collection title: “beefcake-nerd-boys go camping… in maui”

  • lobsterlen

    This is what my castaway island would look like.

  • somebody blonde

    Can I just say that I hate the return of the distressed jean? It looked sloppy the first time around…

  • Deedles

    I think I will embarrass the crap out of my 18-year-old son and ask him his thoughts on the collection…

    • formerlyAnon

      Strong work. You are a mother to be honored and respected.

  • formerlyAnon

    “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?

  • AmeliaEve

    Lord of the 4-button Flies.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    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?

  • maggiemaybe

    Sausage Friday on a Monday? It’s like Christmas in April!

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  • ThaliaMenninger

    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.

  • jangma

    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.

  • Anplica Fiore

    I am strangely in love with the cane jacket.