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Posted on June 23, 2014
Prada Spring 2015 Menswear Collection
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Holy moly! This was made for Elijah Wood!
Not bad, but kinda meh. The knits are the heroes here.
OMG I want all the contrast stitching jackets. Also I really want that green leather one. Also this would require being thin though to really make this sing. I have to say, I am not always in love with Prada’s womenswear but I LOVE the menswear. Also i love the styling. #twee
Finally a collection with some wearable pieces!
I may be in a minority but I HATE the topstitching. It’s wrecking everything it touches. Granted, if not for the topstitching this would be unremarkable for the most part … oh, wait ….
I think it’s a love it or hate it trend for sure…. and I hate it too…. seems very juvenile to me…
A contrast-topstitched fly says, “My dick is HERE and it’s THIS long.”
It makes you want to sing the “Schlong song”
Hate it too, you’re not alone.
I agree. It looks a bit fake and unnecessary for me. Just make real lapels, for God’s sake
The contrast stitching is giving me a distinct Captain Kangaroo vibe.
I knew I should have saved Grandpa’s 1970’s leisure suits.
I associate that kind of top stitching with cheap off-brand and little boy’s clothing from the ’70s. Need I say, I’m not a fan?
Most guys aren’t going to be able to wear this without looking like crap, but at least it’s not totally insane. Except for the shoes. I’m not sure why they’re wearing Teva’s ugly cousin.
Are you saying it only works for a certain body type, specifically twinks?
I would never say that. I would however say that on any guy with more than 2% body fat the pants in this collection are going to look like Pop Pop Jeans.
You have a point.
As I scrolled down, my overwhelming reaction was, “Wow, those sure are a lot of hideous pants.” I don’t think any of them look good even on these models.
Aside from the contrast topstitching (which I loathe), what is with those super-low crotches? That has been a thing lately in plus-size women’s pants, too. Designers, this is not the correct way to avoid cameltoe.
Yeah, I don’t understand why they did that with the crotches. That and the weird sandals are just bizarre. I’m not a fan of the contrast stitching either, but I at least consider that a legitimate “tastes vary” issue. It’s mostly ugly to my eye, but I don’t think it’s nuts. The crotch issue is nuts.
It says something about how bad the menswear has been this year that you can send that down the runway and still be hands down the least hideous collection we’ve seen so far.
I looked at this whole collection with Michael Korr’s voice in my head–“That crotch is insane!”
The shoes are really nice, but the mandals should be set on fire.
I hate the mandals. What a stupid name for something that is stupid looking.
I LOVE a good mandal, but those are RIDICULOUS!
I don’t mind guys in sandals, but the garments have to be appropriate. Short or beachwear: yes; pseudo suits: no.
The sandals with the white bumpers make me think of lady’s pads, or bandage pads, something to absorb a mess on the floor?
Vote For Pedro.
Seriously. Eat the FOOD, Tina.
Come get your ham!
All of your wildest dreams will come true.
Yes, I immediately thought Napoleon Dynamite IS IN THE HOUSE! But why would that be a good thing? However, that first green leather coat and some of the sweaters could make me very happy!
Love the sweaters – especially the turtleneck!
A big NO to the contrast color topstitching — it makes garments look cheap. Otherwise, there are some nice pieces — plaid shirts, coats, sweaters that aren’t run-of-the mill. Tricky, but interesting.
Yeah, no. I usually find Prada’a menswear kind of blah, except for the shoes which are usually so damn covetable. Not this time at all. Welllll, maybe one of those odd little sandals.
This is the worst menswear season in memory. On the other hand, maybe it will weed out some of the design houses that are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
Leisure suits from 1975. My 8th grade boyfriend had one.
I didn’t even recognize why I hated those pieces… leisure suits…. Mr Roper… middle school culmination dance…. it’s all rushing back to me now….
The looks made me think of Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. Especially the sweaters.
That green leather jacket with the tan trim? MUST. HAVE. NOW. I really like this collection. Wearable, classic pieces, with some simple embellishments to make them stand out. And another menswear collection where *I* want all (ok, a lot) of the clothes myself.
ETA: I see I’m in the minority. Unlike most of the kittens so far, I love the topstitching.
We can sit in the corner together. I like the topstitching too, esp. on the blue blazer third pic down. I want that NOW.
Yes! It’s so exaggerated, but the proportions are perfect.
I’m fine with the topstitching on the jackets. Don’t like it on the pants.
That green leather is pretty much the only thing I like here. I don’t mind a retro nod, but having already lived through these fashions once, I don’t need a repeat.
The green jacket is giving me a Loki vibe
So many bad crotches.
Yes. I probably spent 90% of my time in viewing this collection by analyzing and staring at the crotches of their pants.
And not in a good way.
Prada: for the rich Ivy-league hipsters. All we need are some beards on these models.
Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster, something tasteful.
Not the most interesting collection in the world, but tasteful.
Well, it least it looks like menswear and not the 2014 International Clown Convention (*cough* Moschino *cough). Related, my dad had a semblance of a pair of those criss-cross standals circa 1973, so there’s that. Will say that the tailoring is full-on win!
The Brady Bunch look is back!
What is with the polyester leisure suit look, bringing back the 70’s again? The sweaters and vests are OK but will gladly pass on the rest including the twink models.
U G L Y shoes/sandals/strappy hippy things
I like a lot of the shapes and tailoring. I hate some of the color combinations and absolutely loathe the top-stitching. And give those children something to eat.
Soooooo that happened. Not a fan. This man is not in my world, not on my radar.
Mine either and for that I say thank goodness.
I HATE the contrast stitch on everything. Way to make Prada look cheap.
Well, at least there aren’t any mesh pants. That’s something I guess.
Or toga diapers, so…yay?
I mostly don’t have a problem with this, except PLEASE SAY NO TO MANDALS.
That contrasting seaming is so cheap looking. Sears clearance catalog.
I can see that I’m in the minority, but I love everything here.
All the seaming and topstitching is kind of playful — like two-dimensional (paper-doll) clothing that someone drew on.
nice enough but it doesn’t feel spring
Aaack! Shades of 1970’s Leisure Suits with the polyester look and the white stitching! No-o-o-o, not again!!!
People were making fun of leisure suits when leisure suits were a thing.
Middle aged men were mostly attracted to them– polyester in all colors of the rainbow, huge lapels, white stitching, and they had to have white belts with matching white ducks! (shoes) My History teacher wore them all the time.
Yes, I remember lots of teachers wearing them. It brings a smile to my face when I think of that, but I’m with you. Not again!
Spring 2015 – brought to you by the Sears fall/winter catalogue 1963 in conjunction with Dr. Scholls. This all looks cheap, ugly, ill fitting and, the bizarre mandals aside, completely season inappropriate. Just as fug as the other Italian men’s collections only nerdier. The jeans remind me of the old Huskies brand for chubby boys.
I just can’t get past the models to even see the clothes. They are too young, thin, dour and angry looking to appeal to me, a straight woman. Having seen the models and collections recently I wonder if at least for runway shows the design houses have marketed their menswear totally for gay men? And do they have a stereotype of gay men that they design around? The gay men that I know often drool at the same men that I do. None of these guys look like Matthew Bomer or Joe Manganiello. I feel like the design houses are marketing to a very small audience of for lack of a better term, I’d call “flamboyent gays.” Like everyone else in the world there are all kinds that make up a grouping.
I may have offended people with my comments, and they were not intended to be derogatory or inflammatory, but really to raise an issue that I feel worthy of discussion, that being the intentions and marketing schemes and audiences of fashion houses. I apologize in advance, as its hard for a person, not being of a minority, to comment on that minority without generalizing and being offensive to some.
Thrift-shop grandpa chic.
Are they kidding with the contrasting stitching on the fly?
Wow, more awful jeans, which look even more awful on 15 year old guys who haven’t filled out yet. This isn’t even Nerd Fashion, it’s too depressing. Boo to the hiddy sandals as well.
Nope, this is far too literal and costume-y. I suspect the runway music was Sunshine Day.
I haven’t seen topstitching like that since the ’75 Sears catalog
The cut of all the jeans is really offputting.
Love the color palette and a lot of the jackets and knits. I like the mixing of materials. Again with the horrific mandals, though! I need this explained to me. There are jillions of gorgeous sandals out there for women; why is it no one can seem to make a passable pair for men? The only sandals I have seen look reasonable on a man are Birks and flip flops. Surely this cannot be the limit of our sandal ingenuity as a species.
Those models are VERY young.
These “boys’ having barely reached puberty… Lets see this on some “David Gandy” types…then lets talk!
Is it just me or is everyone taking “normcore” very seriously?
This is definitely in the like but do not love territory. Complaints: 1) The crotches on almost every pair of pants is all wrong. 2) The stitching on these jackets looks weird. I don’t much like the effect. 3) It seems a mite heavy for spring.
The fabrics are cool, but the cuts look like the way old men wear their clothes, especially the pants. And I’m not sure what is going on with those sandals, but walking around looking like you forgot to get the packing material off your footwear is pretty ugly. I wish I could like the white stitching, but having lived through the era of the leisure suit (even at 12, I had better taste than to own one), I just can’t.
#12 is almost the cute boy in my 19th Century Lit class at Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1992-93. Except for the leather trim on the jeans–and ridiculous-ass shoes, of course.
The sandals are deeply odd, and I don’t care for most of the jeans, but everything else is fantastic.
The clothes are kinda sad and OMG TOES GET AWAY.
Leisure suits? Wow.
Huh, and when did leisure suits and polyester jeans come back?
What an odd collection
The exposed stitching works better on the coats than it does on the pants.
And if I were like 98 lbs, I’d wear much of it
(ok, so like whatever knockoff I could find at TJ Maxx)
Props to Miuccia for taking the ugly Teva sandal trend to new heights. Bravo.
There are some interesting pieces here and there but overall the suits look like they’re in the process of being tailored and the pants fit like the polyester pants I used to buy from thrift stores in my early 20s. In short, no one over 25 should attempt any of these looks.
Mostly ugly. I mean, really ugly.
Mismatched shirts and sweater vests? It’s the Koothrappali collection!
Is it just me or are these boys looking more and more emaciated ? There has been so much focus on the female models and weight. But I fear that this is a problem in the male model world that is going unaddressed . Except for a few shows (Nautica ) comes to mind where the guys are more athletic and muscular the higher end fashion houses seem to believe that these guys are attractive ( they are not !)They look malnourished and sickly .As for the clothing ,mostly another assortment of crappy stuff that most men of the world cannot afford or would ever wear.
Them sandals are UGLY. But the loafers with the topstitching are fun.
There are some seriously ugly sandals in that collection.
All I can see are those exagerrated zippers in the crotch, they kind of comical to me.
The crotches look deformed, all the outfits draw the eye immediately to those god-awful sandals, and the models wear the expressions of men suffering in the second circle of Dante’s hell. Just, no.
LOVE the sweaters & long leather coats! However, those sandals….YIKES! So not sexy!
I live in the Midwest in an area where we have a lot of farming around us, and you see a lot of the older farmers still rocking the polyester pants and the jeans with the stitching that looks like this, plus the jackets when it’s time to get dressed up for church. To me this collection really doesn’t have a fresh feel to, it just seems like someone went on a thirft store dumpster dive and pieced something together.
I’m still laughing hysterically trying to picture any of the men I know wearing any of this!
Oh god, the shoes. Why????
Please for the love of all that’s stylish, let this 70s crap be over soon. I can’t stand it anymore. This collection looks like someone went through my high school yearbook and just duplicated what they saw.
True Religion meets Banana Republic in double knit polyester and way too much lambskin.
Those sandals are hateful. They look like medical devices.
I like most of this. Pray-Day of all labels, being the sterile eye wash, cleansing me from all the Versayce diaper fuckery from yesterday.
Don’t mind the non-patterned v-neck sweater, and I suppose a hip guy could rock one (but only one) of those cartoon-outline blazers.
Leisure suits? :::Sigh:::: yuck
Really NICE sweaters. Some of the leather coats are nice as well, but for me it’s the sweaters that really shine.
I don’t care for the top stitched jackets – I associate that with cheap off brand or little boy’s clothing from the ’70s. (Rightly or wrongly.)
Um, how old are these models? They all look about 12 years old.
I’ll take the green leather coat for my SO. Otherwise, ghastly. Looks like knockoff Levis/Lee.
Ever time those hideous sandals are shown, I keep thinking they must have just gotten pedis and accidentally forgot to take those cheap flip-flops off AND left the toe separator foam in… and then I focus in and realize, oh, those were actually designed to be that ugly and clumsy.
OMG, these fugly sandals….. men, please don’t.
Wow! I am transported to a small town full of serial killer in 1974!
Yes to everything except anythign remotley leisure suit looking, and the shoes. But OH the coats. Drooooool.
I’m loving everything from the waist up, and hating almost everything from the waist down. The sweaters and coats are amazing, but those exaggerated seams on the pants and sandals are horrible!