Michael Bastian Fall 2014 Menswear Collection

Posted on February 06, 2014

Michael Bastian Fall 2014 Menswear Collection




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  • MilaXX

    Oh I really like this collection. Now mind you the styling leaves a little to be desired, but I really like the suits and taken as separates, the individual pieces are really nice.

    • Sarah

      Me too! I dig the looks a lot. I don’t usually respond to menswear with as much interest but these pieces have a lot of nice details and I like the colors throughout.

      • Tatiana Luján

        The colors are great, they give personality to the looks, without making them ridiculous.

    • FrigidDiva

      What, you don’t like all the neck-frippery? 😉

      • Big Bear

        Didn’t Coco once say you should remove one accessory before leaving the house? Unfortunately that would not have not made the slightest dent in that mound of frippery.

        • vitaminC

          Do your eyes count as one accessory or two?

  • boweryboy

    This does nothing for me. Plus, I’ve never been a fan of loafers. Also, 7th photo down – the guy in shorts looks like a bike messenger who wandered in off the street. It doesn’t vibe with the rest of the collection.

    • alyce1213

      I was just about to type that Guy #7 freaks me out. His outfit is total madness, maybe dangerous — hat, shades, gloves, tights, running shoes. He’s up to no good.

      • SierraDelta

        Leggings are abominations on women; they’re clearly the work of the devil on men.

      • Kathy

        “We’re men. We’re men in tights.” God bless Mel Brooks.

      • boweryboy

        Total madness sums him up perfectly. What really irks me is the other models are wearing brand new loafers or boots, and he’s wearing a pair of ratty old Pumas. Did they run out of shoes when they got to him?

    • dustinrhodes

      I also cannot see past the loafers. Ick.

      • boweryboy

        I wish I could up vote your comment 1000x!

    • kirkyo

      I’m singling out stable boy/jockey (3rd from bottom) as WTF styling, but I do like that jacket.

      • boweryboy

        I agree about the jacket, but at least he seems to fit in with the rest of the collection – WTF styling and all. Mr. Bike Messenger is a head scratcher for me.

  • alyce1213

    Some very wearable, well-cut pieces and a small dose of crazy. On balance, I like it.
    (The last one with the too-short matchy tie and sweaterbelt cracks me up.)

  • Glam Dixie

    This is going to make a lot of hipsters happy. Or do hipsters act happy about anything? Some nice things mixed up with some really wonky styling.

    • barbarienne

      “Mixed up” is exactly the phrase.

      This is not the first men’s collection where I see lots of interesting or cool pieces that seem to have been distributed by random-number generator. “You get…shirt #4, pants #19, and oh, hey, three accessories packages! Lucky boy!”

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    • Lori

      Drapery tie-backs.

  • They put all the beads on one guy leaving no beads for anyone else. Shame. Still, those little gold loafers would work with Alan Cummings copper-beech suit instead of the purple velvet ones I suggested.

    • vitaminC

      Maybe he earned ’em, like at Mardi Gras. ;^)

  • Scott Cooper

    The Johnny Depp Collection

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      If he had any style. I mean, other than “gypsy hobo”.

    • KinoEye

      The guy in the first shot is serving Elderly Gay Windchime (TLo’s name for Johnny) realness. Gypsy hobo is also accurate.

  • deelup

    I like this. Not sure how they got their hands on Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl costume so quickly though. Or how they brought Buddy Holly back from the dead.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I don’t love a lot of the styling, but there are a lot of great pieces in there.

  • decormaven

    What is the purpose of all the foofaw around the neck in the first look? All it needed was a Dammit Doll hanging from it. Models are clotheshorses, not totem poles.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I don’t know much about men’s clothes, but all theese men look super hot (the ones with glasses: I drool), so I guess the clothes are doing their job.

  • vickilu

    Why doesn’t every man dress (and look) like this? Sigh.

  • SewingSiren

    Mostly love. Williamsburg in the 90’s hipster party chic. I guess you can’t get this stuff at Domsey’s anymore.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Beards. Yay!

  • conniemd

    Models who look like men and not starved, sullen boys. Me likey – and the clothes definitely have the real men vibe too.

    • lexilexi

      Yes! Conniemd… and FACIAL HAIR… LOVE!! Real MEN.

  • @Biting Panda

    If Chloe Sevigny was a man, this would be his closet.

    • demidaemon

      How many alters can there be in two minutes?

      • @Biting Panda

        That’s a question only her shrink can answer.

        No goober, I meant the collection looks like it has several personalities. ; )

        • demidaemon

          Does that mean the designer had multiple personality psychosis during its creation?

  • Laura Renee

    I’m loving the spots of color and giant oversized scarves!

    But nothing makes me as happy as the one model with a dinosaur on his shirt. Omg.

  • Frank_821

    Taken individually, the clothes are great. The styling is questionable and inconsistent. The runway while having inpressive content does not come across as cohesive as it should. The work is desirable nonetheless

  • carnush

    WOW. Really beautiful collection. Lovely details.

  • KinoEye

    I like this. I’m especially drawn to the next-to-last shot — so refreshing to see an Asian man on a runway (also, he probably reminds me of this adorable Chinese guy I had a thing for), and although the afghan slung over his shoulder is ridiculous, he’s making it work. The coat is divine.

  • tallgirl1204

    I don’t usually comment on menswear because it all either looks the same or just… weird. This has a happy hippie vibe to it that makes me smile– not to mention some very cute guys with lots of hair.

  • Lori

    I don’t care how nice your outfit is, if you’re walking around with an afghan around your neck, people are going to laugh. Other than the crazy styling and most of the shoes, I like a lot of this.

  • Ginger

    Oooooh…LOVE the bomber jacket! Actually, I love a LOT of this collection…even the styling. Keep in mind that I LOVE a man with a beard. The only thing I really dislike is the Karate Kid jacket. Everything else is welcome to find it’s way into my husband’s closet…stat.

  • Anna

    Guys are hot. I’m kind of (a lot) into the dinosaur sweater. Some nice pieces for any discerning aspiring equestrian-aviator-alpine enthusiast-Bruno Mars fan.

  • Patrick Cleary

    I love a lot of this! The beads and odd tassels are weird-ish, but I like all this stuff. If only I could afford it all….

    • Imasewsure

      I’m kind of afraid that Mr Depp is going to see those beads and tassels pieces…

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  • Emily Smith

    I’ll take the dino sweater for myself thanks. Also I like seeing men on the runway with beards instead of all the clean shaven young boy faces. Look more like men.

    • yes! i’ll take the second guy in the line-up. he looks intriguing. those pants could be fitted better, though.

  • homofascist

    I quite literally want every piece. I’ll just sell the loafers and buy more clothes!

  • Sif

    The collection is underwhelming. It uses a lot of colors that look cheap in photographs, but I will take the combat boots in a heartbeat.

  • acevedob

    Love this collection except for the black and gold jacket and huge scarf (snuggie?).

  • This has elements of costume in it. Kind of makes you realize how far mens fashion has come.

  • Melanie

    my man NEEDS that dinosaur sweater! & i need to borrow it from him ^-^

  • somebody blonde

    Some of the clothes are great, some are just weird, but the SHOES ARE AMAZING. More of this please, designers, less of those terrible thick-soled monstrosities!

    • kimmeister

      If I ever see a guy IRL rocking magenta socks with navy suede loafers, I will have to stop in my tracks and shake his hand.

  • Synnamin

    clothes for hipsters! I love them, but I do see the need for a few Bastian shops in Portland and Seattle (if they don’t exist already)

    • boweryboy

      Oh gawd, not in Seattle please. The hipster guys here are bad enough. No need to encourage them.

  • kimmeister

    It actually kind of shocked me to see a man in boots who isn’t riding a horse, wrangling cattle, or fighting fires. Why the heck aren’t tall boots for men a thing?

  • venusvelvet

    Matthew McConnaughey needs that glitzy gold jacket in the third pic.
    Is Bastian no longer with Gant?

  • save_the_hobbit

    Kurt and Blaine’s wardrobe for Season 5.

  • quiltrx

    Love the Black Watch blazer. The rest, ambivalent.

  • Clash D

    Whack styling but some really nice pieces in this collection.

  • demidaemon

    It’s interesting. Love the use of models with facial hair. Not sure what I think of shorts with tights on men or for fall.

  • AuntHo

    The Elizabeth Bennett in me is all fluttery at those riding boots.