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Dark as a stone crusader asleep for all time, he takes his mace and broadsword and invades Sicily. A right royal showstopper from
with this feudal get–up, a tribute to
GABBANA the Norman kings who laid waste to D!&!G’s native Sicily in the … 11th century. There was also a strong suggestion that we might like to gad about town in a chain mail hoodie — the ultimate ear–warming knit for this winter. It’s all very Game of Thrones and perfect for a tête–à–tête with gay king Renly Baratheon or a spot of orgy in the company
of Prince Oberyn Martell. Taking a man in jogging tights and putting him on the catwalk with oversized toppings seemed to be the leitmotif of Bill Gayten’s W14 collection for John huge shoulders, skinny legs.
GALLIANO — It also seemed designed to get coverage in the UK’s most refined gents’ mags. ($According to the Encyclopædia CecilBeatonia, it is an iron rule of fashion that the refined British stylist must photograph 200 boys wearing tights and oversized sweaters each season.$) The chaps who make men’s shoes don’t really have a wild time, so small is the cup into which their creative juices can flow. There is endless wavering over a blue shoelace. A red sole can get you tarred and feathered. in his wisdom, knows
RAF SIMONS, this, and must have felt that the guys in his shoe department were sliding inexorably into melancholia. So here’s the antidote to shoemaker
blues — the cartoon–inspired magic clog. Dropped jaws ($and Showstopper gong$) guaranteed for this chinchilla hoodie that most definitely wouldn’t look out of place in a Psy video and keep you snug on a breezy poolside afternoon. If you want to make less of a splash, Donatella can offer well–cut raw denim.
VERSACE But her oilman jeans are unlikely to go as viral throughout the known universe as her chinchilla hoodie. It all depends on those essential life choices: you can opt to grab a coffee discreetly in your hood, or wear the hood surrounded by a couple of dozen heavies to avoid being mobbed in Asia. Getting imbalance right is all about striking the right balance.