Vivienne Westwood Spring 2014 Menswear Collection

Posted on July 11, 2013

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2014 Menswear Collection




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  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Oh god the crotches. Please don’t do that to our junk.

    • StellaZafella

      Feels like there’s a lot of zipper to get things caught in…

      • demidaemon

        I know. On some of these looks, the sheer amount of fabric is creating some kind of reverse camel toe thing.

        I can’t with this collection.

        • terpsichory

          I think the technical term is polterwang…

  • hughman

    I might be drunk because while I don’t love all the individual pieces (some of these pants – just kill me now), I’m totally grooving on the overall Bohemian Vibe. It’s still looks luxe without being predictable.

    • StellaZafella

      The big problem with dropped crotches is that you keep knee-dialing your iPhone.

      That and you look stoopid, of course.

      • Nariya

        Isn’t knee-dialing more a problem of bad pocket placement?

        • hughman

          Or being Jon Hamm.

        • Darren Nesbitt

          Lol right. The pockets extend to regular length. They don’t have saddle bags in their.

  • PeggyOC

    Man-Caftan! Say it with me. It rhymes. It needs to become a jingle.

  • MoHub

    Is the last outfit a male bridal gown?

    • Nancer

      I thought it was a cross between a matador and Peter O’Toole as Lawrence of Arabia…

      • StellaZafella

        “Florence of Arabia” – Noel Coward.

        • quiltrx

          This is how I always refer to that film. Ugh…call me when Omar Sharif shows up!

        • ItsDicey

          Brilliant! LMFAO!

      • MoHub

        Now you’ve gone and put “The Riff Song” in my head! And I hate Romberg!

        • Nancer

          I totally had to google that… and it’s pretty awesome!

          • MoHub

            Sung The Desert Song one too many times.

    • StellaZafella

      Why not…except I don’t know many Gay Men who would rate a white wedding…

      • hughman

        Glass houses, gurl… LOL.

        • Ramon Figueroa

          “It’s bad enough to hear all those snickers as you walk down the aisle, but me in white, even I couldn’t keep a straight face.”

          • StellaZafella

            In MY wedding the Bride (assuming it was me) would wear red and the groom would wear Speedos.

          • formerlyAnon

            I feel strongly that the reception would be memorable.

      • formerlyAnon

        Nowadays, the working criteria in my not terribly avant garde circles for wearing white is “have not been previously married and have not had children with the groom.” So, gay men are probably over-represented, statistically, as a qualifying demographic.

        • StellaZafella

          Not a bad update to the rules…Not to speak for all gay men, but in my old crowd the entire wedding party would have been composed of everybody the grooms were seeing up until last week…just sayin’. Instead of rice they’d all be throwing their new phone numbers.

          • formerlyAnon

            I am sure that the amusement I got from this is not remotely Politically Correct.
            Whatever. Having been to a wedding or two where you would have needed a three-dimensional flow chart to understand the, um, ‘history’ of the wedding party, I cracked up.

  • Nancer

    Some great pieces, but most of this is very feminine and I don’t see a lot of guys going for it. Some of the suiting is really great.

  • SewingSiren

    The eastern style trousers look great with sandals for the summer. I like the very loose ones the best , tight with a drop crotch doesn’t quite work.

  • StellaZafella

    Boho/Vintage/Asian tigers and spirochetes…

    Now I want to go to the thrift store and shop for over-sized Zoot suits from the 40’s…or, I’ll just go have another look in my closet.

  • Wow do I hate the fit on a lot of the pants and shorts. I love the overall shapes and details though. Also it looks easy to wear and adaptable to many a different frame and height. Good work, Viv!

    • homofascist

      Some of the pieces are really great, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that rust colored two-suit with the cardigan (4th row from the bottom, left side) – that look works for me head to toe…

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    These outfits all need to come with a sign on the pocket saying “Don’t date this man”

  • marlie

    I’m really loving the white, yellow, and grey prints in the 3rd row. I can see some of the more adventurous guystars wearing them, but there’s not a whole lot else I can imagine seeing on the red carpet. Maybe editorials?

    • Kikishua

      I adored the first jacket in that row. But the knee stripes on the trousers lost me.

  • Frank_821

    There’s actually a lot that’s wearable and fun but as usual for a runway, the styling and presentation borders ghastly and disrupts any cohesion

    • Agreed. For a change, I see things that might actually work in real life. Still a lot of ridiculous things though that make you wonder what was going on in the designer’s mind. Then I remember, it’s Vivienne Westwood. Okay.

  • j_anson

    You know, I actually like it aesthetically but that’s overwhelmed for me by the fact that I know the only men who will dress this way are the kind of obnoxious hipster bros who are really into yoga because it builds their stamina for going clubbing and picking up chicks.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      Word. I want to live in a world where I can see a man dressed in something glorious off the runway and not have to assume he’s a douchebag.

      • formerlyAnon

        Yeah. Borderline narcissistic personality disorder tracks sadly with interestingly dressed men. Especially straight ones.

    • formerlyAnon

      Ya know, I hadn’t realized that was a demographic till you articulated it, and now I’m involuntarily mentally naming names among my acquaintance.

  • Miss WKS

    And rightfuckinon for the Bradley Manning references…

    • hellkell

      I know, right? Love that she slid some politics up in there.

  • Danielle L

    Third row, last picture. Wrap him up, I’ll take him to go.

    • kimmeister

      Meanwhile, I was more drawn to that picture because of the chunky necklace.

  • Corsetmaker

    It’s 1983 all over again!

    • ewes_urn_aim

      And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’m glad fashion is getting light-hearted again!

      • Corsetmaker

        I agree. I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all. All I could see looking through it was a Top of the Pops line up from the early 80s! There’s a large dose of Culture Club in there, a touch of Adam and the Ants and all rounded off with a big dollop of Spandau Ballet. LOL!

    • boweryboy

      Right? Although I couldn’t pull off even half of these looks, I’m digging it. It’s like a modern take on her Buffalo Gals collection but for guys. I so wanted to be a Buffalo Gal going ’round the outside…

      • Corsetmaker

        😀 I love it… but it is bringing back memories of innocent teen crushes on Boy George and pre-surgery Pete Burns! Yes, very Blitz kids. But then with politics in the UK going full circle to the 80s :/ it makes sense that she would respond to that.

  • Anniebet

    Most of these are fun. Some just funny. But, that last look in white is genius. I mean, blue flip flops and a beret? Who could resist?

  • mmebam

    We have no defense against sagging pants now… My heart weeps.

  • Ah, another menswear collection where I want more items for myself than for my boyfriend. But I guess we could share some. MAYBE.

  • crash1212

    Some serious fug going on here.

  • Yes gawd! Where are the men in my life who dress like this? I especially like the black and white checked suit on the first row.

    • Kate4queen

      me too. 🙂

  • I love the wedding ensemble for the finale.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Kind of funny, but using these “manly” models ain’t really doing the clothes any favors. It’s almost like they are being punished somehow. “God as my witness, we WILL rob you of your masculinity!”

    Ladyboys might be able to rock these looks. Or maybe Tilda Swinton.

  • Jai Piper

    I don’t think “Extra Man Parts” is really a look anyone should be striving for.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Love a lot of the colors together. I really hope all the dropped crotches coming down runways lately don’t make it back into mass fashion.

  • formerlyAnon

    This grew on me. At first I was stymied by the cracky combos and weird indecision (are we wearing our trousers tight and short, or excessively voluminous this year?), but gradually decided there are some good pieces & a few I can be enthused about. (Of course I fixate on the jackets & coats – see last two triple photo rows, among others.) On my last pass through I was beginning to be amused. Thoroughly enjoyed the showmanship of the male bridal gown equivalent at the end, though not in love with the sandals.

    As a negative, I approve heartily of loose trousers but these are not the right loose trousers. Especially not the odd dropped/diaper crotch looks.

    To end on an up note, this is an unusually attractive mix of models, IMO. Possibly because they did not all originate in an identical gene pool.

  • Nicholas

    I think they should have given the model some props, like easels and baguettes.

    • veleri

      baguettes! love it! that’s a brilliant idea!

      (it reminds me of the paper bag in the Jil Sander’s menswear autumn/winter 2012)

      (however, I prefer the baguette. please, let’s contact Vivienne)

  • formerlyAnon

    Got it! Rudolf Nureyev! It’s mostly the beret but THAT’s who the bridal model is reminding me of. [That’s been bugging me.]

    • Shawn EH

      70s punks should never mix in the hippy-dippy s**t, Vivienne. They were your enemies!

  • Qitkat

    Is is wrong of me to wish to see Prince Harry in the final look?

    • formerlyAnon

      No. I’d pay money.

      • Qitkat

        Lol. Fist pump!

  • Kate4queen

    I love the tailored jackets but hate all the ill fitting low crotch pants-why???

  • Mrs. C

    This reminds me of menswear-inspired womenswear.

    • sekushinonyanko

      At least it does that in a less literal way than the Thom Browne show that gave all the models lady hips.

  • conniemd

    Lots of good and wearable pieces that are interesting, though agreed several are douchy. I have a hard time with the male version of I dream of Jeannie trousers and the male jumpsuit next to the purple genie trousers in the 6th row.

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  • quiltrx

    I’ll take the first model, and he can leave those stupid clothes by the front door.
    And as (I believe) the only Bitter Kitten-slash-Nascar fan, I feel compelled to point out that the model center of the second row after the second large picture looks an awful lot like driver Austin Dillon, or his little brother (also driver) Ty. Their grandfather/team owner couldn’t possibly know about this ‘other life’ 🙂

  • sekushinonyanko

    Crazytown, but the shapes are flattering and it looks cool. I hope some boystars have the balls to rock some of this stuff.

  • Puckndc

    I’ll just keep saying it until someone listens..These designers HATE men…

  • Zorkness

    I don’t know… If I met some guy dressed like the very first one, my response would be something like “what a douchbag”.

  • Shawn EH

    I saw the heading and thought “please be crazy!” Wish granted. Those baggy slacks look great on runway models, but nowhere else in life. Some of the prints are fun, though.

  • FunButNutz


  • boweryboy

    There’s a lot of color on this runway.

    Oh, and the clothes too! : )