Jan 30, 2015

Are flares back in menswear? (Oh no!)

According to the article on Guardian yes, they are back!...


According to the article on Guardian yes, they are back! The latest menswear shows in Paris and Milan confirm the return of the 1970s style to the catwalk but will it work for 2015? Not that sure!

Urban gents and moto-inspired menswear won’t be happy with this new trend-to-be. Neither the minimal lovers.

70’s have always been an idol for style but mostly in womenswear. Let’s hope that moustaches won’t come back either!

The only thing I like about modernized 70’s look on menswear is the oversized trend, which we only see for coats. Not flared… Only oversized.


The Paris shows, which finish this weekend, saw an uptake of the wider trouser. Raf Simons – a designer influenced by street culture – and Valentino, a brand more at home in European mansions, don’t usually have much in common, but both are behind the flares trend. Simons’s came tight on the leg, pooling in volume over round sneakers. Valentino’s were looser and worn with neat blouson jackets. St Laurent’s show, a hot ticket in Paris on Sunday night , is likely to get behind the trend. Its creative director, Hedi Slimane, is always partial to a rock ’n’ roll reference. (Quoted: Guardian)

If you ask me; wider trouser legs are fine. Volume in shoes is ok. Rock-n-Roll look is good too. Hats are always acceptable. But tight on the top part & flared on the bottom part trousers or jeans for men are not. Silky blouse… Oh god please no!

It was Gucci’s show in Milan on Monday that really hailed flares as the new shape. While its creative director, Alessandro Michele, was yet to be officially installed as Frida Giannini’s replacement, he oversaw the design team’s edgy collection of androgynous 70s-influenced separates. The first model sent out on the catwalk signalled a sea change. Long-haired and slim, he wore a red pussybow blouse, sandals and high-waisted flares.

(Quoted: Guardian)

“It’s a shape that’s been pushed by more progressive designers, and we’ve certainly seen it being adopted by the style set in London,” said Damien Paul, head of menswear at matchesfashion.com. “I’m curious to see whether other men will respond to it.” He’s not the only one.

(Quoted: Guardian)

I blame American Hustle for this!

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