Menswear is about subtlety. It’s about good style and good taste.
I’m not quite for sure what to think about this quote. Alexander McQueen isn’t exactly known for subtlety. Even his menswear-which undoubtedly across the board in fashion is much more boring than womenswear… What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with the quote?
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I loved Alexander, and you’re totally right; he was anything but subtle, at least in his use of colors, prints, etc. Maybe he just meant that good menswear doesn’t tend to change radically in terms of cut, etc., at least as compared to women’s wear. I’m not convinced either, though. I mean I agree with the good style and good taste part, obviously, but I think it’s kind of OK to have one element of your looks that’s a bit flamboyant. I kind of like what one of the DSquared designers, I don’t remember which one, said. I don’t remember his exact words, but they were something like, “If one item talks, the rest walk,” so another words, don’t wear all your attention-getting stuff at once. I also like Coco Chanel’s famous advice, though it was addressed to women, to get all dressed up, jewelry and everything so you think you have a finished look, and then take one thing off. And I personally kind of think that those of us who do have a sense of style kind of have an obligation to give the world a little color. 🙂