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Unisex

It’s mens fashion week and beyond the obvious boy candy on the runways*, there’s so much I would both like to see on a man in IRL (in real life) and wear myself.

This brings me to a brief talking point of unisex dressing and mixing that’s been happening in fashion. During womens and mens, it’s not unusual now to see the opposite sex walking the same show. I think it’s nice; you get to see the counterparts, the versions a designer made so no man (or woman!) would feel left out, creating the possibility for the same idea — in their respective sizes, of course. Plus, this idea that trousers or skirts are specific to one gender is a thing of the past.

But back to the looks! My favorite menswear brand is likely Dries Van Noten (dreamy, soft and refined ease), but both Margaret Howell (below) and Joseph (above) are great contenders, especially this season with all those amazing, beautiful trousers. Slouchy, tailored, glen plaid, high waist and tuxedo striped – there’s nothing I love more (okay, denim is a real close second!) than a good pair.

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So, there you have it. How would you go to share a dream wardrobe with your man?? Are there any items you specifically have a taste for from his closet?

*Clement? Hi, how are you?! xo Brie + Erik

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  • I love Dries too. The home store in Antwerp is mind-blowingly beautiful. And in addition to being beautiful and interesting clothes, they are superbly well made.

    These looks are all lovely, though I would put them more in the “very dressy casual” range — especially the bottom row, and most guys I know wouldn’t dream of trying them!

  • mmm, has the idea of men wearing skirt really reach mainstream? Men in fashion (runway and outside the shows) wearing skirts have been common for many many years, as is in the goth community, rock-stars and of course in Scotland with the traditional kilt, but have we really arrived at a point that regular men on the street will feel comfortable wearing a skirt? I haven’t really seen regular guys wearing skirts out and about on the street… Where I feel regular men fashion has converge with women is with skinny jeans.

    On a different note, I do like the idea of moving towards a dressier style while still being comfortable and layback. I love a man in a suit! not sure if our lifestyles welcome such formality anymore, but a girl can dream!

  • I totally agree on the mixing of genres: I think that’s almost necessery. We can’t pretend to have real equality between sexes (like : make nude female torso acceptable and not sexual the same way a male nude torso is) if we don’t enlarge the liberties for men too (aka making the skirt socially acceptable for men the same way we made pants acceptable for women).

    BUT I think the downside of this androgyn fashion is that it encourages very skinny female (and male) model with no curves, and as always living out other body shapes + promoting weight ideals that can be unhealthy (etc., you know the drill) (just as in the Gucci campaign you featured recently – I love the clothes, they really spoke to me like it rarely does – but the skinniness of some of the model really disturbed me and made me less able to appreciate to clothes)

  • I don’t think that the kind of equality men dream of has anything to do with people accepting men in skirts. Most men wouldn’t want to wear a skirt. They enjoy being different from women. What they would probably like is something like judges not giving women the benefit of the doubt in child custody cases, and not affording ex wives alimony. Trying to make the average guy feel comfortable in a skirt would be making things worse for them…that kind of “help” they don’t want.

  • Men and women do wear very similar clothes nowadays.
    Let’s just take the basic jeans and t-shirt – we all wear it.
    I like some men’s shirts, but I think you have to have a certain body type to fit into men’s clothes.

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  • Love to wear pieces from the French label ÉTUDES. Their hat of course but also their coats, trousers… Unisex, elegant, modern!

  • I love love love the unisex look. I kinda dress like a teenage boy most of the time!
    http://www.blinklondon.com/

  • Oui pour l’unisexe. Mon style est plus masculin que feminin, je suis plus a l’aise en tweed qu’en robe a fleurs ! :-)))
    Love Dries Van Noten.

  • IRL, how many men are the same size as women, outside of models who are all tall and skinny? I am 5′ 6″ and my man is 6’3″. I guess we are each slender for our height, but that only goes so far. My jeans size is 28/34. His is 34/36. His jackets or sweaters i could wear as dresses. Thats real life most of the time.

  • Michelle Lee January, 19 2016, 4:24 / Reply

    great collections both!
    I like knits and outerwears from mens line

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  • I remember in the beginning of the 00 years (is that right?) I loved my boyfriend’s chic cashmere jumpers he never wore but back then it was considered deeply unstylish to put on sth so boxy and oversize as a young woman. Well, now it has changed… they sell these exact men’s jumper in the women section *high five* and still I can’t my now bf convince to dress more sleek and such, sigh.

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