DKNY Fall 2014 Menswear Collection

Posted on February 06, 2014

DKNY Fall 2014 Menswear Collection





[Photo Credit: Courtesy of DKNY]

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  • Diego!

    Gorgeous! I want everything for my B-day! March 8th 😀

    • Nikko Viquiera

      Except the shoes, maybe. You deserve better than those!

      • Diego!

        Yeah, thank you! But I can sell them and buy more clothes. They are DKNY! LOL xD

  • RussellH88

    I’ll take one in every color!

  • LipstickForPigs

    I can’t get past how terrible those shoes are. Loaves. Of. Bread. NO THANK YOU

    • Glam Dixie

      Yes, the shoes bring it down so much. Just pretend they aren’t there, then it all gets so much better.

      • poorellensmith

        Untied, orthopedic bread loaves.

    • JillSpill

      Yes, the Frankenstein shoes were all I could see.

      • NMMagpie

        The only thing that came to mind was “putting on the Ritz…”

    • Jessica Freeman

      But Adam Lambert is SO pleased, because that is a man that loves a Frankenshoe.

      • Glam Dixie

        Was thinking the same thing. I hope he doesn’t see this collection. I love him but always cringe when I get to his feet.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      Aw, the cute widdle executives don’t know how to tie their widdle shoes yet!

      • leahpapa

        The untied shoes have activated my OCD to the point that I’m not sure they weren’t sponsored by the manufacturers of a new benzodiazepine. If you need me, I’ll be over here practicing my CBT…

        • Laura Renee

          Desperately curious — what does CBT mean in your world? That acronym has become a central part of mine with a new work assignment, and now I’m wondering how ubiquitous it is…

          • bogill

            the untied shoes were so distracting I couldn’t see the shoes. My grandmother would not have let them leave the house.

          • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy!

          • Laura Renee

            I see! Not Computer-Based Training after all. 🙂

      • suzq

        My sons would be happy to know that untied shoes are all the rage.

  • Glam Dixie

    The models all look like sullen teens pissed off at their parents for making them stand in their suits for pictures, but I do like the clothes.

    • But they are, they ARE pissed off teens.

      • Glam Dixie

        Some of those boys look about 16 to me. Damn I’m old. Get off my lawn!

    • YoungSally

      I think it’s their sexy, pouty look. But because they are teens — it doesn’t quite work yet.

    • zenobar

      They’re pissed off at their parents for sending them to the Karan School For Orthotically Challenged Boys.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I see high waters are now fashionable. Us tall people love that.

    • marlie

      We’re fashionable on purpose, now!

      • Jessica Freeman

        Exactly! Although growing up with high waters and subsequent commentary about said high waters will forever ensure my pants are the proper length since as of the last few years designers have made pants in long lengths. I respectfully refuse this trend, along with the second coming of crop tops.

    • kirkyo

      At least they’re high waters with normal crotches. The short pants with dropped crotches I keep seeing are just horrible.

      • Jessica Freeman

        AKA, Hammer pants re branded as Harlem pants. Fashion, you are not fooling those of us that had to grow up through the worst fashion decades that were the 1980’s and 1990’s.

        • With a long torso and ample bosom, a crop-top will never not be obscene.

  • Allie Carter

    OMG TIE YOUR SHOES!!! You’re going to trip!

    • Lori

      Yes. I hate it when fashion shoots activate my inner old lady, and those untied shoes totally did.

      Also, I can’t get behind the high water pants. The models in them look like sullen teens trying on that suit they wore for cousin Jenny’s wedding last year, which they’ve outgrown and therefore can’t wear for cousin Brittany’s wedding this year. That’s not a good look.

    • Emily Smith

      What is with all the untied shoes? Were they trying to make them look more juvenile or something?

      • Sarah

        Frankenstein’s motor skills are too ill-defined to tie shoes. When he lent them to the runway show, he stipulated that if they wanted to replicate his look, they should leave them untied. You know, for authenticity.

        • formerlyAnon

          My love for how your brain works grows.

        • demidaemon

          Poor Frankenstein. He is so misunderstood.

        • kimmeister

          His poor widdle fingers keep falling off when he tries.

          • Sarah


          • Emily Smith


          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, kimmeister! XO!

  • Patrick Cleary

    I know what I’m asking for anytime I require a present. Wonderful stuff.

  • A lot of great looking clothes. HATE the untied franken shoes with this though. Were they actively encouraging the models to trip and fall?

    • MilaXX

      I guess they got tired of all the falling female models getting all the press.

    • homofascist

      I don’t think they let those poor boys actually walk. They probably had to stand in place for hours…

  • ralish

    Nothing is hotter than a guy wearing lifts in his shoes.

    • zenobar

      …except a guy wearing lifts ON his shoes.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    Looking at these models are making me hungry. And not the good kind of hungry. I’d be grumpy too if I was that thin. Good lord, go eat a cheeseburger!

    • Kat

      Hey, we don’t talk about body weights (for men or women) on this website. Body snarking is absolutely not allowed.

  • Sara__B

    Good looking clothes for slender men. Except for the shoes.

  • charlotte

    This doesn’t look very 2014 to me, more like 1970s (the clothes) to 1990s (the shoes).

    • Kathy

      It could even be 1960s. I’m getting a distinct Meet the Beatles vibe from some of this.

  • mmebam

    I was distracted by those hideous shoes. I had to go back and look at the clothes.

  • deelup

    Take it all but the Frankenstein’s shoes and I’m not sure how my mother’s quilted jacket got in there.

  • Imasewsure

    A lot of great functional pieces to love here. The suit jackets seem a bit short and boxy but it’s probably just because the models are so tall (and sullen, poor dears). If my son ever gets a “real job” I would buy a lot of this for him. Really love the muted palette (esp. the grey/blue/black)

  • Hate the Herman Munster shoes but love the clothes. I know some young, slender boys who would rock them, if the pants came in long enough lengths.

  • Is the theme “stylish young men who can’t take care of themselves and need you”? Kinky.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I really like the clothes, but hate the shoes.

  • KinoEye

    Cute, but why so many unlaced Frankenshoes?

  • Danielle

    Are they expecting a flood?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Have a party — invite your pants down!

      • Danielle

        I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.

  • MilaXX

    Love the clothes & bags, ignoring the franken-shoes. Really want that burgundy and black tote in the middle of the pictures.

    • mjude

      children of the corn. I am with you on the tote! seriously I do like the looks.

  • kategs

    It cracks me up how very carefully placed the laces on those ridiculous shoes are. I quite like a lot of the clothes though…

  • Nancer

    Awkward pants. That is all.

  • JauntyJohn

    I like everything here. Especially that very first sweater with the diagonal color blocking. And they’re all wearable to one degree or another, even if you’re not a genetically-gifted 20-something with a complexion that looks like your mother gave you a greek yogurt sponge bath for the first ten years of your life.

    Also: Untied shoes has got to be one of the more ridiculous and distracting fashion layout gimmicks we’ve seen, if only because it’s such a tiny detail. Hate.

  • Therese Bohn

    A lot of this is quite nice, but what’s with all the Frankenstein Feet?

  • SewingSiren

    Men’s or Boy’s size 8-18? Love the shoes and the clothes , but seriously skewed very young.

  • nannypoo

    Flood pants and clunky shoes, is this a thing now? Saaaaaave meeeee.

  • Pennymac

    Logan’s Run clothes with Herman Munster’s shoes.

  • Dancer

    Totally distracted by the frankenstein shoes

  • sagecreek

    I’m too distracted by the high water pants to notice much else.

  • formerlyAnon

    When I wrenched my attention to it, there’s a lot of really nice stuff here. I particularly like the outerwear, some of the semi-quilted and puffy jackets in particular.

    But I was soooo derailed by the 15/16-yr-old looking models and their hideous shoes.

  • lynnlee

    Their untied Frankenstein shoes annoyed me too much to be able to enjoy the clothes.

  • frannyprof

    Underwhelming. Hate hate hate the Frankenshoes. Hate even more that they’re untied.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    The pants are all too short. Back in my salad days at The Soap House, my first IP job out of law school, a very elegant marketing man originally from Quebec, but a long-time Soaper, derisively told me that Brooks Brothers in Soap Town had a section reserved for Soapers – all with floodwater length pant legs.

    Never forgot that characterization. Ankle length pants may be a good alternate look for women, but they invariably make men look like yahoos (i.e., hayseeds).

    And the untied shoelaces? Lame and foolish.

    • boweryboy

      I’m in the minority, but I actually like the highwater pants look. The trick is they need to be well deployed with the right pair of shoes and socks.

    • SierraDelta

      My first job after college was with a large law firm in Chicago. It was the summer of 1971, and I was stunned to see men’s ankles appear between pants hems and shoes — I’d spent the previous four years among the bell bottom clad, where it was a requirement for hems to drag along the ground and self-shred.

  • marlie

    I want the jackets in the photos labeled #5 and #15 for myself, and I’ll have the one in #31 for the bf, please and thank you!

  • DinnerIsServed1972

    One of the models looks so much like Cedric Diggory-era Robert Pattenson.

  • VioletFem

    There are some good looking suits and some nice jackets here. I’m going to ignore the gigantic shoes with the untied shoe-laces, which makes them look like 10 year olds.

  • ChristopherM

    Half of these look like the opening ceremony costumes for a Scandinavian country’s winter Olympics team. Also, when did Frankenstein shoes come back?

  • demidaemon

    Preppy, with some interesting pattern mixing. I like. The shoes are terrible, though.

  • FrigidDiva

    What a sad photo shoot. I like the clothes, but I don’t really get the creative behind this campaign. The untied shoelaces drive me nuts, but the shoes like the ones they make for someone who has one leg longer than the other and needs to have their shoe built up. Plus the identical facial expressions in every picture makes me think of very stylish Children of the Corn.

  • Leslie Sokolow

    Most of these outfits would be enhanced with a plastic pocket protector.

  • boweryboy

    I love the pants. I like the colors. I find nothing north of the waist proportionate to my build. And I hate the shoes. Why are they untied? That’s probably the stupidest bit of styling I’ve seen in a while.

    Also, a little bit of variety in the racial department would’ve been nice.

  • Bill Craven

    Not to mention the implicit trip hazard… ah, if I were skinny, young, and rich.

  • alyce1213

    It’s all so 7th grade in the 1960s. Some nice pieces, some not.

    • mjude

      I just had to respond. it IS so 7th grade. the cowsils?

  • lobsterlen

    Untied shoes brings about my conditioned mothering response, like one of Pavlov’s dogs. I cannot even see the clothes all I want I to do is bend down and tie shoes and push the hair out off their faces.

  • kimmeister

    Some of the coats are quite nice, I particularly like the slate blue car coat.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I don’t like. I just realized something that has been true for me my whole life. I hate the rust-maroon so badly that it spoils the whole collection for me. I don’t know why but I have never liked red mixed with brown. I love brown but it needs to have almost no red in it, and ideally not a lot of yellow either. That’s why I don’t like the blues here, they match the maroon, but they would not match a brighter, purer red. I can’t really quantify it but I just made the connections in my head. When I owned a condo, the walls were a slate blue, and the trim was a dark brown. I was a pain in the ass to my best friend when we were paint shopping, because I decided on the blue and he said, OK, brown trim and I loved the idea but then I was irrational about the exact shade of brown.

    I am convinced there is some sort of mathematics or geometry or something involved in matching colors, like there is with playing guitar or any music. Like, you can learn your guitar scales — is there some sort of similar method or theory involved for picking out colors?

    Some colors I really identify with, but other colors just turn me off, on a very emotional level.

    • formerlyAnon

      You are right about color. (I said so, therefore it is so, is pretty much my logic.)

  • Ginger_Strings

    Everything reminds me of Matt Smith, and what these lovely blues would do for his eyes….

  • somebody blonde

    HATE those shoes. When will we return to nice, slim-soled shoes for men? Seriously, they’re distracting.

  • suzq

    This is a sartorial “anything goes.” Wide lapels, narrow lapels, double breasted coats that are way too short. All the jackets are too short. All the proportions are off.
    The other day, I saw a commentator on a news show with a lapel so wide you could land a plane on it. He was wearing a skinny tie. It made his head look like a lollipop. Horrible.

    Now, I see DKNY pairing wide ties with impossibly skinny lapels and all I can think is that the price to produce the lapel or any length on the jacket is way higher than that of the tie. I can offer no other explanation because it makes no sense proportionally.

    Cropped pants. Only for the skinny hipsters. Most men I know don’t want to think about what socks they are wearing, which is what you must do if you’re going to crop or peg your pants.

    The bags and coats, however, are gorgeous.

  • AzSportsGirl

    Them is some SSSEEERRRIIIOOOOUUUSSSLY skinny boyz.

  • I see the program that created Captain America is taking new applicants. Time for the post-buffening wardrobe makeover!

  • phenks

    Dracula/Frankenstein hybrid in his father’s jacket and his little brother’s pants. Out.

  • LeelaST

    Some of the outerwear, sweaters & shirts are fab, but thanks to the chunky hair, high-water pants, and untied creepers I’m terrified!

  • crash1212

    I love this collection. However, if untied shoelaces become a thing, I think we’ll know who to blame.

  • MaggieMae

    Lots of great individual pieces. Young. Hip. Urban. I’m nay on the shorter pant length & frankenshoes.

  • Donna Tabor

    Donna Karan is an equal opportunity designer.

    Now male models can be as precarious on the runway as their female counterparts, thanks to Frankenstein clodhoppers with untied laces.

  • javajunkie

    Why are these boys wearing Frankenstein shoes?

  • save_the_hobbit

    All I can see is the untied shoelaces. I’m a scorekeeper for youth basketball games and all I can think about is desperately wanting to signal the ref to call time out so a kid can tie his shoes. Why are the shoelaces untied? How would they walk? Is this a new fashion statement? So many, many unanswered questions.

  • bringbackbeatles

    Really gorgeous coats and jackets. Those orthopedic platform brick shoes are awful though. I have to say I didn’t notice them until I saw the comments because I was distracted by the beautiful clothes.

  • Kikishua

    “I promise I won’t wear the shoes when we go out, look I’ve left them untied so I can step right out”

  • Kikishua

    I do love the pairing of the clothes with tall skinny photos of New York

  • anotherkate

    Those horrifying shoes are ruining the line of EVERYTHING.

  • Hayley

    Love the clothes, despise the Frankenstein shoes. My bf, on the other hand, likes the shoes!

  • The shoes are making me throw up in my mouth.

  • e jerry powell

    I am too old for this.