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Posted on September 05, 2013
DKNY Spring 2014 Menswear Collection
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of DKNY]
I’ll take one in every color.
Love everything…and now I feel fat. Skinny bitches.
I really don’t like the long jackets with the short pants. Aside from that, cute! Second last one looks a bit too much like a Newington school uniform though.
These 12-yr-olds clearly live in a flood-prone area, bless their hearts! Aside from a few issues with pant and sleeve lengths, I really like everything here.
Maybe that’s why they all look so darn sad.
Yeah, not really getting the caprants.
LOVE <3 Bring everything to my closet ASAP. Thank youuuu
So nice to see some things that (once you adjust the pant length) real men can wear! Nice collection. Of course, the opposite side of that is it isn’t really innovative, is it? Why is it that men’s clothing choices stay so much the same and women’s veer so wildly? Interesting sociologically, yes? Or maybe not. I get bored with things after I’ve worn them a few times, so I welcome the change!
It doesn’t seem like DKNY has ever been on the forefront of “innovation,” though they can always be relied upon to provide classic, tasteful pieces that are accessible to the “everyday” guy.
I wonder if there isn’t someplace in the middle – enough innovation to make things fresh without pushing the boundaries so much that the average guy won’t wear it?
Don’t forget about some of the crazier menswear collections featured here recently (Vivienne Westwood, Thom Browne. etc.). So much of the wilder clothes can look fairly costumey, and seem to only work on Alan Cumming and/or stunning ripped 19-year-olds. I agree with you about welcoming change; my personal go-to compromise is to wear fun colored or patterned pants “tempered” with a solid (usually black) shirt.
Add: my favorite fashion purchase of all time was a pair of skinny striped Sonia Rykiel pants that I paid over $900 for in Paris several years ago. They are distinctive enough that I can only wear them very selectively once/year, but I always feel amazing in them!
That’s totally what clothing should do for you – make you feel good! :]
You know that icky thing where adult women dress like 12 yr. old girls and carry around stuffed animals (looking at you Gaga). What’s that called? Yeah, that.
Many of these fashions reminded me of “The Beav” from Leave It to Beaver. I’m guessing that’s not the reaction they were hoping for.
I was thinking more “Lord of the Flies”. But I’m an optimist.
And you crack me up. Routinely. Thank you.
I was thinking the non-blonde version of “Village of the Damned.”
I was thinking that they all look as if they’re lined up in front of a firing squad. And so depressed. Well, you would be, wouldn’t you.
I love this.
Menswear? Maybe BOYSwear, judging from the models.
Yeah, and they need to get off my lawn, too.
Suits on men: business fashion.
Suits on boys: preppy fashion.
The latter is easier to sell, I wager.
Cute collection…but why do all these boys look so angry with me?
Their ankles are cold. It makes them stroppy.
This collection makes me wish that my bf wasn’t so conservative when it comes to color. Because I’d love to see him in just about everything here.
My guy dresses horribly. I’ve finally made peace with it, since his gut fashion instinct makes him dress in a way that conceals his extreme hotness. I’ve decided I am fine with this
My guy dresses pretty nicely when he has the chance (he wears a uniform for work – which is also HOT), but he stays within a pretty narrow color range. He’d never wear a bright blue, yellow, purple or red without some serious coercion.
Oh, yeah, right there with ya, sister.
This is an excellent line for juniors, but where is the collection for grown ups?
Dear God, penis belts are back in? I hated them the first go around.
Could you explain how you came up with this terminology and its exact meaning? I am eager to learn.
At a glance it looks like their penis is hanging out- especially the fleshy colored belts. I was grossed out when the boys in high school wore them. I assume the belt length could be adjusted to represented (what they wished) the length of their penis would be.
Interesting. I appreciate the explanation. It does seem psychologically possible and probable too.
I feel like a dirty old pervy chick drooling over a back to school catalog for an all boys school.
An all boys School for Zombies.
Super cute stuff, with one exception: I think I cannot get behind skinny shorts.
As usual I love the slightly non-traditional take on the traditional stuff but don’t like the long jackets, short pants or any of the red for some reason. Pretty stuff for skinny bitches (like the Matts… Bomer and Smith of course)
The big black shoes with white laces are not my favorite. Way too…clunky? I’m not loving the ankle length pants either but there are some nice colors in the collection.
So I guess we’re not supposed to have waists anymore. I so wish I had places to go where an expensive suit with shorts instead of pants was appropriate. I would rock that shit. Alas, I’ve apparently missed the swanky garden party circuit. Would love many of these jackets, though … especially that pale gray and white windbreaker near the top.
LOVE. Looks like a modern take on 50′s prep. Not crazy about the fit/color combos of a few of the suits, but for the most part, I like everything here.
Men with upcoming red carpets need that last combo.
I’m really digging most of the blue and black bags, for myself.
It’s extremely “very young man.”
want all bags. WANT.
(the clothes are very nice for skinny people, too.)
I’m having visions of Daniel Radcliffe.
Got stuck on how much these models look like paper dolls with cut out paper clothing hung over them. Looks like a pretty wearable (if standard/somewhat dull) collection of clothes, anyway.
Wow, those models really worked hard for their money. Possibly the most uninspired posing I’ve ever seen (even if they were instructed to do it)
When I was growing up, guys wore high-waters because their parents were too poor to afford new pants when the kids got taller.
Why so glum?
The clothes are all clean and simple basics, but i LOVE all the bags, especially the totes.
Boring x 100. A couple interesting jackets, but mostly yawnsville.
I just looks like they raided Kevin McHale’s closet.
I think a few things shrunk in the wash. The only thing that really bothers me are the cuff lengths under the suits in the last few pics. It just reminds me of being in high school and having to borrow a dress shirt from my dad.
These clothes are nice but the choice of boys as models tilts the look toward clothes worn at the end of a growth spurt, not toward interesting and trendy proportions.
I completely agree and find it really annoying and an obvious fashion cop-out.
I’d love to slap them all.
Cool cardigans and coats, mostly not for the particular man in my life, but I love the bags.
Did you hear me squeeeeeing? Because I was squeeeeeing…
Oh how boring and annoying. I hate it when Ads basically have the models frown.
“…Im gorgeous tall and thin wearing gorgeous clothing. I’m so unhappy.”
By and large, like the real suits. Much of the rest is fine, though I am not sure if some of those are regular-fit clothes styled to look small, or are meant to be sold & worn that way. I do not think wearing clothes out of what my mother sometimes called “the missionary barrel” (e.g. hand-me-downs, particularly those that were especially hideous, ill fitting or unsuitable to event or climate) is going to catch on.
Fucking adorable. I would date every one of these pieces.
Uneventful although I wish I could rock the skinny cut but my thighs and calves are too big (I walk up and down stairs all day long to get into my appartment.)
And when it comes time to break out shorts & swim suits, all those skinny cut wearers are wishing they had your legs!
Although it makes shopping a bit more frustrating for me.
the 1000 yard stare on the models is very . . . children of the corn
I pretty much hate all the bottoms here, to the point that I didn’t even pay attention to the tops. Hate cropped skinny pants and shorts. HATE. The suits are fine, if standard.
The first model boy is adorbs! Oh to be that skinny again!
I want that! And I want that, too! And that, and that and that!
Love the colors, not a big fan of the fits.
HATE those ridiculous cuffed hems, half of which hit in the most random places. The rest is pretty cool, though. I think I could actually get my (suuuuuuuuper-het) boyfriend to wear some of this.