Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 Menswear Collection

Posted on January 08, 2014

Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 Menswear Collection








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  • alyce1213

    The Birds. That’s all I see right now. May have to review later.

    • manina

      It looks like “Capitol” wear but a little more somber. I love the kilts, though.

  • Spreecord

    If you’re going to put men in skirts, at least put them in pretty skirts, not depressed Catholic schoolgirl castoffs.

    • Imasewsure

      I kind of like that about the skirts… makes it kind of fun I think

  • Danielle

    Sweet Lord, pink ombre plaid.

    • tereliz

      I would cut a bastard for that pink ombre plaid coat. I’d take the skirt and trousers, too. But, you know, wear them as separates.

    • TonyGo

      I’m seeing pink plaid, no ombre effect…am I missing something?

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I didn’t see it at first, but the shoulders are white

        • TonyGo

          That looks like the lighting…maybe?

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            We said it at the same time!

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Ohhhhhh! Wait, are they white, or is that the lighting? It’s a cool effect if it is ombre.

  • jilly_d

    These models look like my nightmares.

    • Emily Smith

      Their jaw lines frighten me.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Such a wonderfully edgy, British sensibility.

  • Constant Reader

    Oh Boy George, I’ve missed you.

  • rkdgal

    If you’re going to do feathers, go full-on, Johnny-Depp Tonto. These just seem like something a depressed flapper would wear. But love the manskirts!!

    • demidaemon

      I have a big hatred of man-skirts, really because, except for Scottish men, no one else can really get away with them, ever, for any occasion. These ones are particularly awful. And the Scots wear kilts, which have a different cut, sensibility and use, and these are clearly skirts, not kilts.

  • gabbilevy

    Even the dead head birds can’t distract from that yummy coat porn.

    • homofascist

      That is some straight up hardcore coat porn.

      • Mrs. Julien

        I kind of feel like there should have been a NSFW warning.

    • MissAmynae

      I was mentally picturing SWINTON and Blanchett in the coats, and it was glorious.

  • Joanna

    I am getting a David Bowie vibe from all of these. Not that that’s a bad thing.

    • My thoughts, exactly.

    • Daenyx

      VERY David Bowie. I love it.

  • WendyD

    I enjoy the clothes more when looking at the headless thumbnails. Can I please see the collection as modeled by Matt Smith and Ewan McGregor?

    • Imasewsure

      Wow I feel so smart… I pulled the same two – let’s hope they agree and the McQueen delivery trunk shows up on their doorsteps!!

  • filmcricket

    Well this has got Ewan McGregor written all over it, doesn’t it? That plaid kilt/coat is TO DIE. Anyone know whose face is being used on the overcoat and shirts?

    • Peta Jones

      …and/or the divine Alan Cumming!

      • Eric Stott

        They’d need a bit more color for him

    • editrixie

      I thought at first it might be Alain Delon, but I can’t find any pics that look like either of those images, and the mouth doesn’t seem quite right. Must keep poking around.

      • On the third one down I thought Charlie Sheen, but that would be SO wrong!

  • Shawn EH

    I always love it when Constructivism comes back.

  • That one grey coat has me fantasising about an Alexander McQueen-costumed production of the Rocky Horror Show. Riff Raff chic!

  • charlotte

    Looks like the ghost of Alexander McQueen showed up and downvoted all the negative opinions.
    All I can say about this is “sad”. Sad clothes, sad models, sad runway.

  • This is @kimmeister’s punishment for saying Octavia’s wig looked like a crow flew into her forehead.

    • kimmeister

      The crows are out to get me for sure. But these ones look like my cats already got to them.

  • Pennymac

    Triple X-rated coat porn! Some weirdness, but mostly flat out pornographic! LOVE

  • You know me and the kilty love, but I’m not feeling this over pants. Now, those coats with the mitered stripes? YES!

    • decormaven

      That coat is swoon-worthy, yes?

    • tereliz

      A true kilt has to come to your knees, right? (or hit the ground while you’re kneeling, I guess?) These all look like skirts to me and I’m not feeling it either. 😉

      The coats, though, the coats!!! There are only a few awkward ones, the rest are just divine!

      • My Scottish ex-boss used to say that if your father didn’t wear a kilt, it’s just a skirt.

    • kimmeister

      I was wondering what you, in particular, would think about the kilts-over-pants! We’re on the same page on that. Although I think they work marginally better the slimmer the pant.

    • formerlyAnon

      Never fear. Skirts over pants for women never really caught on in the states when it was so big in Europe several (15? My brain. Shot.) years ago. There is no way we’re going to see a lot of it on men. Pity.

    • Corsetmaker

      I just see it as a glossy version of punk bondage trousers with bum flaps. Pity it wasn’t out before the met ball last year, would’ve given the male attendees some options.

  • Evan

    Whoever is downvoting everyone needs to stop it right now. It’s so juvenile.

    Love the trench coat with the photograph printed on it.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I wish we could turn off down voting. It never makes sense, and it’s a passive way of saying, “I’m all sniffly and hurt about you having a different opinion.” It’s a function that brings out the childishness in whomever’s doing it.

      • jjtxgrrl

        Or…… it could just be someone disagreeing!

        • Then … they should stop being a wimp about it and come right out to say they disagree!

          • Kikishua

            Love that this is one of the few comments NOT downvoted!

    • jjtxgrrl

      I dont get the big deal about down voting really….its just saying “I disagree”, and coming from a site that basically critiques and criticizes celebrities, its kinda funny to think disagreeing with someone is soooo awful or offensive. Kettle/ black scenario to me!!

      …….Lets all comment and critique others- but you must ALL agree. Heh. C’mon.

      • marlie

        Around here, the fun part is *explaining* why you agree/disagree with someone about what a celeb is wearing. Also, it’s generally been understood (though there are no “official” rules), that the downvote is reserved for comments that are genuinely offensive or inappropriate.

      • Not remotely pot/kettle. It’s just asking that you have the courage of your convictions to explain your differing opinion rather than anonymously downvoting just because someone doesn’t agree with you. You’ll notice that we have fairly feisty but respectful conversations instead of taking the facile option.

        • marlie

          Apparently, someone does not agree with us, and they’re letting us know.

        • marlie

          The very first time I was downvoted, I was *horrified* and I picked apart my seeming innocuous comment for what could have possibly offended someone, because that’s generally been the status quo. Since then, I’ve grown a slightly thicker skin. 😉

          • That was pretty much my experience too. Now we just know it’s usually when the fangirls arrive.

      • Evan

        I’m fine with disagreeing. In fact, I encourage disagreeing and having differing opinions. That’s what makes the world interesting! It’s just that I find downvoting to be “trolling” or a very passive aggressive way of disagreeing with someone. As Marlie mentioned, the downvote should be reserved for genuinely offensive, inappropriate or hateful commentary. Downvoting someone for a harmless comment about fashion that you just happen to disagree with makes the person who made the comment feel like they said something inappropriate. I just think it’s more respectful to either reply to their comment as to why you disagree with them (like I’m doing now) or pass over their comment. Usually you can tell which comments most people agree with just by which comments have the most up-votes.

      • To downvote isn’t to “say” you disagree. The whole point to downvoting is that it doesn’t “say” anything at all and the person who does it is safe to hide behind anonymity. Disliking downvoting has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with thinking everyone has to agree. It has to do with thinking that expressed disagreement requires the use of actual words and a name to attach to them.

      • Corsetmaker

        I’m going to put a hand up and say I have, very occasionally, downvoted rather than commenting. And it’s been when it’s been a commenter who regularly posts the same repetitive childish know it all comments about the same person/designer and I just know arguing is completely futile and will feed them further. However there may be a small degree of satisfaction in clicking that arrow.
        But yes, there is some stupid gratuitous downvoting being used on completely innocuous posts, which is just annoying and pointless.

  • throwslikeagirl

    The coats!

  • seelebrennt

    i guess i’m in the minority, but i love it. i just ignored the feathers on the heads. most of the coats are GORGEOUS, but i’m a total coat whore, so there’s that. i love the sweaters as well. side note, i was in vegas somewhat recently and went into a mcqueen boutique and almost cried. such beautiful clothing that i cannot afford, but i was happy to at least get to be near them. /fashionnerdgush

    • marlie

      I would have been very happy to gaze upon the clothing with my own eyes. /jealous/

    • I even like some of the skirts and pants. But it may be because I have a thing for cheekbones at the moment and these boys are giving me life.

      • seelebrennt


      • formerlyAnon

        Oh, adopt the cheekbone thing for life. They age well, if not as well as the bridge of a nose (another one of my “things.”)

        • Bridge of a nose? I will have to pay more attention to that!

          • formerlyAnon

            It’s pretty much all that Nicolas Cage’s got left going for him, IMO. I thought he had a great face in his foetal years.

  • frannyprof

    I want that big square sweater!

    • Sarah

      Me too! I lurves it. I might be able to afford it after I sue somebody for allowing their bird to attack my dome, too.

  • Imasewsure

    Love all of the sweaters but not loving the longer coats for some reason. The suits and separates are always cool since they kick up the volume on what is usually so dull. Hope to see some of this on the Euro-RC (Matt Smith? Ewan?)

  • Frank_821

    I have mixed feelings. The coats are superb and creative. The styling is repulsive. Not just the feathers but the make up and the clunky shoes. Personally i think there was no reason to use such thin models when you are pushing coats and sweaters. Models with a thicker build would have helped sell these garments so much better

    • I associate McQueen with the attenuated silhouette, the very punk physique, so I think going with heftier boys would have been a bit off-message.

      • demidaemon

        I agree with Alicia. In general, unless it’s Versace, European fashion houses seems to be more attracted to the willowy boy model. And I think a more muscular model in these clothes would have verged on parody, and emphasized the, to me, already problematic designs. American houses, it seems, like the buffer bow model. these are just generalizations, though. And, as always, it’s a matter of taste.

      • Corsetmaker

        Exactly. And this collection is quite punk influenced anyway, with the tartan, and the kilts over trousers, zips etc. So chunky shoes and skinny boys are totally appropriate.

  • TAGinMO

    I know it’s comparatively basic, but I’m DROOLING over Coat No. 15/20.

  • ojosazules

    I don’t like skirts and pants together on anybody, but those are some nice pants and I love the kilts, especially the black one with the zippers. Love the pink plaid pants. I think these are beautiful clothes.

    • kimmeister

      Agree – skirts or kilts with pants doesn’t work on anybody, male or female.

    • demidaemon

      I think it’s rather a travesty to call these garments “kilts.”

      • ojosazules

        In what sense a travesty?

        • demidaemon

          That these looks should have the terminology “kilts” associated with them, when kilts have a much stronger cultural and structural history than these knock-offs.

          • ojosazules

            McQueen’s esthetic was grounded in a profound knowledge of culture and structure. Scottish history was extremely important to him, and he was a genius tailor/designer. He could have probably written a very interesting book about kilt culture and structure.
            He gave us some interesting and beautiful kilts instead. You should check out videos of his shows ” Highland Rape,” and “Widows of Culloden” on youtube for some Scottish culture (and structure) inspired fashion.
            He is no longer with us (his ashes were spread on the Isle of Skye), but I am sure that Sarah Burton hasn’t suddenly forgotten her culture and structure.

  • Introspective

    seeing alan cumming werq the shit outta the pink plaid number. its made for nobody else.

    id rock some of these coats and sweaters as a woman in a heartbeat. and im kinda living for the kilt with the gold zips.

  • Kara Keenan

    Ouch. So fashion forward thinking men now want to dress like grade school librarians? And not hot librarians at that.

  • Are those kilts? If so, I simply can’t with kilts-n-pants. I’m not sure if I can with skirts-n-pants. Either/or, darlings. Aside from that quibble, I love everything, even they plaid.

  • Ashleigh

    Talk about Jacket Porn!!!!

    • Ashleigh

      or do you call it Coat Porn? that seems right…

  • formerlyAnon

    I like these, as a whole. Wish I moved in circles where I’d see any of it on in-the-flesh persons.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I will always support a man in a kilt.

  • barbarienne

    “We can style them as Tippi Hedren, or as Lurch; which do you want? Oh, both simultaneously? Will do.”

  • MilaXX

    I think I like the darker gray on gray suiting the most

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Gee, I’d love to look at the stunningness of a McQueen collection, but all I can see is stupid feathers and shit on the models’ heads.

    But seriously – the clothes are utterly gorgeous. There’s nothing here that I don’t love.

    • marlie

      I didn’t even see the feathers and crap the first time around because I was so taken in by the clothing.

      • Corsetmaker

        Yeah me too… I rarely more than barely register the styling of the models though.

  • Patrick Cleary

    Those coats are to die for.

  • I’m thinking André 3000 in the pink plaid suit (though I think Michael B. Jordan might be up to it.) Nick Cannon would try, and end up looking like a used car salesman. All of this minus the kilt, of course. I want to see David Bowie in the last coat with the gold Deco detailing.

  • trisker

    AH-MAZING clothes. Feathers seem forced.

  • 6th large photo from the top, forget the guys, *I* want that whole graphic white/black squares sweater & skirt set!! Minus the head adornments, which are beyond weird.

    I do kind of love the inroads that skirts/kilts are making as acceptable menswear, although in all honesty I can’t imagine a single male in my circle wearing one. The guys at work are generally so uncomfortable with the whole idea that every time they have to wear lead aprons for x-ray protection during certain procedures there are at least a half dozen nervous & predictable comments about how “this is the only way I’d ever dress like a girl” or “I’m only wearing this so I can protect my nuts” or some such nonsense.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. Fools. *sigh*

    • demidaemon

      These outfits are really editorial-only looks. Unless you work in a really liberal field, I can’t imagine any of these looks in mainstream fashion.

      I do agree with your outlook on the stupid and frankly misogynistic comments you showcased.

  • marlie

    I sort of love this collection. The coats and jackets are gorgeous, and I really like the kilts! Of course, this would have to be edited quite a bit for the red carpet, but there are a couple of guystars who could pull these garments off – Alan Cumming in all of it, and Idris in some of the coats are the first that come to mind.

  • prettyinmink

    I just don’t get it. Any of it.

  • unpious

    Love it. And I hope that next season in Orphan Black we get to see Felix rocking a feathered headband of his own making.

  • Won’t it be fun when ‘men’s three piece suit’ = jacket, trousers and skirt?

  • Jennifer McGuire

    Oh, mercy. I can’t stop laughing. The coats are great. Kilts are awesome. Kilts over pants are just … what? Also, why the hair that lost a fight with a tornado and a flock of crows?

  • River

    There are some very pretty coats in this collection. Someday maybe designers will get off of their fixation with zombie models. *sigh*

  • crash1212

    Love it all. The coats are killer. The molting feathers in the hair are less so.

  • JaCory Deon

    The skirts seem like a bit of an afterthought and the suits aren’t really anything new imho. Meh but my god if they didn’t get the oddest looking models, and I mean that in the best way!

  • e jerry powell

    It’s McQueen, that’s for sure. I have to compare this to the spring collection to see how I actually feel about it.

    • J. Preposterice

      “surprisingly accessible” is a good description of it — but it’s still very of its house; you be unlikely to mistake it for anything else. Nicely balanced.

  • Kilts and skirts with trousers and jackets? Um, no.

  • quiltrx

    Oooh, such awesome coat porn! I love ALL of this. I think my favorite is the long grey coat with black stripes. I think this line going to be VERY popular among our boystars!

  • somebody blonde

    I love the coats, but I’m never going to be okay with skirts OVER pants. Pick one, people, pick ONE.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I love it all except whoever half-assed it on the hats. “Eh, so let’s just tie feathers on their heads and call it good…”

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  • Joyce VG

    coat porn. love love love!

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  • Corsetmaker

    Oooh! posh punk! 🙂

  • AnnPopovic

    Is that Sid on the t-shirt?

  • Lucas

    In general, I really like it. I can definitely pick apart a lot of its individual elements though (Giant graphic prints? Lift-shoes? Depressed aprons?). But, I like the dark, heavy feel it has. I’d love to wear a lot of its pieces individually. There are a couple of kickass coats in there, especially that dark green and black one in the 4th pic from the top. That one is fucking awesome. Couldn’t wear it with the same material pants though, that is toooooooo much.

  • lalahartma

    I link my kilts with pleats in the back only.

  • AmeliaEve

    At last! Fascinators for men!

  • demidaemon

    Not to be derogatory or anything–seriously, I am setting myself up for downvotes here–but about 75% of this collection reads a bit too gay, and not in the good way.