Junya Watanabe – Spring 2011
July 6, 2010, 9:54 pm
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Seeing as the Junya Watanabe show in Paris this season took place on June 25, this post is indeed pretty late.  But, frankly, I had other shit to do in the interim, like appearing in street style videos and you know, going to work.  So I’m going to adhere to the golden adage of “better late than never” with this post, especially because it’s a collection that I enjoyed so much.  I’ve never really been moved by Junya’s clothes before, and admittedly haven’t been as avid a follower of his as I have been of say, Viktor & Rolf or Paul Smith.  But, there was something so refreshingly direct and concise about this collection.  In a menswear world where Comme des Garcons sends skull print dresses down the runway and Calvin fucking Klein, he of Macy’s underwear department fame, suddenly wants us to wear crop tops, it’s also kind of nice to see a fully-realized, clear-minded collection that’s actually wearable and still interesting.  Junya himself said it, according to “They’re clothes I want to wear next summer.” Nothing wrong with that.  If I were skilled at Photoshop, I’d make a collage of Calvin Klein in one of his crop tops and insert it here.  Maybe next season.  More from Junya SS11 (via photos) after the jump.

Seriously, though, those striped blazers: sign me up.

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Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 2011
June 29, 2010, 4:35 pm
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Street Shooting Man: Tommy Ton for GQ
January 27, 2010, 1:00 am
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After a “25 Most Stylish Men in the World 2010” feature that was decidedly meh, GQ has really upped the ante on street style with their A+ man-on-the-scene portfolio from Paris and Milan by photographer Tommy Ton.  Sure, it helps that Ton is taking photos on the streets where many of arguably the most stylish men — or at least those most invested in style — are congregating, but his keen eye for detail puts that other street photographer (the one with the homeless fetish) to shame.  Pelayo Diaz Zapico and his trademark kilt even make a cameo.  And with snapshots this carefully observed, I’m not mad at the in-house self-love thrown in the mix, either.

See the full series here, or have a look at what Sartorially Inclined has to say here.