Does cool transcend fashion? In John Malkovich’s case yep it certainly does. Malkovich belongs to a band of bus pass eligible actors that every young man should aspire to when becoming an old man. This motley crew of old geezers romp around southern Europe spreading their own brand of style and finesse and even when they drop a sartorial clanger like Malkovich’s off white suit at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (yeah me neither) they still come out looking Ex Lax smooth. There is a certain substance to Malkovich’s style that over powers the clothes that he wears, meaning this suit takes on a casual style embodied by the wearer and creates a look that only a lifetime of Being John Malkovich can buy.
“Rake-thin, 12 year-old-looking, alien-eyed lady-boys”– this is how one of my friends describes the male models of today. While I don’t quite agree with his overly-harsh and rather sweeping statement, I have to admit that there are times where the men plastered over magazines and high-fashion ad campaigns just seem completely out-of-touch.
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Paris Menswear Fashion Week began last Thursday and now that is has finished we are able to fully consider all the fashion inspiration from both on and off the runways. From Jefferson Hack and Alber Elbaz to male models and rake-thin boys wearing baggy cardies and vintage Chanel, the shows are an excuse for men to be outrageous and the results are often brilliant.
Last week’s diet poll obviously hit home for a lot of you- but in a way that I had not expected. I confess to being a guy who is conscious of my weight and I have dieted. I see nothing wrong with wanting to fit into a pair of skinny jeans but thought I was of a minority. However, that appears not to be the case; 57% of you voted that there was nothing wrong with watching your weight and had therefore dieted.
The Farlex Free Dictionary decrees that Monday is “the second day of the week, and the first day of the working week.” That latter part means that for most of us, it is a ridiculously depressing day of hellish tasks and grumpy peers.
So why not add a dash of excitement with these pictures from the August 2008 issue of Dazed & Confused. From the title editorial, itself entitled ‘Dark Magic,’ I present to you Luke Worrall in high heels and other pieces of woman’s clothing.
In an 3-week diary for The Independent, Mario Testino has bared all on a life as one of fashion’s big players. But, catching our attention is the news that Mario was in New York on the 18th of June to shoot Gossip Girl’s Chase Crawford for VMAN’s next issue.
A while ago, we remarked on how a Telegraph feature on the short suit had used rather unusual models to create an unflattering portrayal of the look.
However, this picture (taken at the launch of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme in Milan,) shows that even the fashionistos of the industry can’t get it right. While also not the most model-ly of men, Bruce Pask of the New York Times would be one of those I thought could pull of this challenging look.
I’m officially torn- Luke Worrall, the almost-supermodel and It-boy of the London Fashion scene has been spotted (now that’s an understatement) with Kelly Osbourne. My question is whether she is a suitable match for a rising fashion star. I’m personally not a fan but then I’m a menswear fashion writer who is rather over-protective when it comes to fashion stars. That’s right Tom Cruise- don’t even try to get near our Aggy!
What do you get when you combine a fashion director, a fairly underground-style publication, techno dancers and new fashion? No, not a waft of nostalgia (at least I should hope not) and not a drug-fuelled roller-disco but the latest Dazed & Confused cover.
In the aftermath of the designer shows, it is becoming of fashion writers and the like to waste free-time looking through missed pics on style.com.