Thursday, 12 March 2009

London Design Debate with Hussein Chalayan Shoreditch Town Hall March 09

A few years ago I very nearly splashed out £450 on a (men's) super long Yohji Yamamoto jumper. It was, to all intents and purposes, a jumper dress with a few buttons up the side. But it looked killer with the straight leg jeans I was wearing at the time. Since then I've lamented the lack of over-length knitwear for men. Thankfully last winter a few items creeped into the high street, or at least the side street, with Eley Kishimoto's unisex and Agnes B's men's long cardies. Sometimes we can get away with just wearing something from the women's floor but generally there's too much feminity expressed in the detail for most men to feel they can get away with that. We can but hope the choice widens next A/W. By the way, note the leggings...


  1. Liking the knit and it kinda works even under the shorter jacket.

    Not too sure about the Ikea bag though!

    And why have you said to note the leggings?

  2. The SG view w ms lim24 March 2009 at 07:36

    The SG view with ms lim says: it takes a very brave man to pull this off for sure, leggings included. The average joe should avoid this like a plague!

  3. Ahh, yes, men in tights...

    Looking forward to fighting the corner of leggings for men (single handedly by the sound of it) in a blog diatribe this week!

  4. The SG view with Ms Lim24 March 2009 at 13:16

    Cutting it too close re men in tights aka leggings unless its worn by men in professions such as ballet, sports gymnast to name a few...