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Versace Menswear Spring 2010 Collection

Enough with the damn dresses! Let's get manly!

Style has the goods:

"Versace's menswear has been disappointingly inanimate since Cloak's Alexandre Plokhov was brought in from New York to juice it up, but this season Plokhov shook it awake with a spectacular reminder of why he was originally considered worthy of the Versace gig. You can't beat a good story, and Plokhov had one: French Foreign Legionnaire lost in sand dunes falls in with local tribesmen and adjusts wardrobe accordingly. The mix of the uniform and the exotic created hybrid styles as airily appealing as a striped navy jacket over a djellaba; or an officer's shirt, sans sleeves, in a gauzy silk cheesecloth; or a parka in a translucent glazed cotton."

We adore almost every look in this collection. It's got a little bit of an American Gigolo/Armani vibe to it and that's just fine by us. The muted colors and masculine silhouettes give the whole collection a sensual feel and that's also just fine by us. We're bored with the djellaba; seems like someone's always trying to make them happen. The bathing suits are TO DIE but what really makes us want a sugar daddy are the fantastic jackets and coats. We'll take 2 of each, please.















































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94 comments:

the one bond chap (orange shirt + grey swimsuit) REALLY looks like Jonathan. any chance he is?


Is this how straight men feel when they watch a fashion show? because I want to sex up every model I see :O


LOVE THE SHORT SLEEVED JACKETS!!!!

Not a big fan of the super long shirts but for the most part this is a great collection!


I'll take one of each - of the models that is!


That guy isn't cut enough to be Jonathon. Nice. I dig the looks. Some of the white pants look shiny, which is No. And the nightshirts are not a good look if you're walking. Fine for standing about, if that's your day, but movement makes them flow between the legs, creating a romper-over-trousers look. Which, again, NO.


I'm definitely not a fan of this type of menswear, although it is untraditional enough to still keep my interest. I'm more of a Dior Homme girl, myself.

beautifulmonday, I'm about 95% sure that isn't Jonathan, although I agree that there's a passing resemblance.


After everything in Sandhurst's interview about him being too big and fashion swinging towards smaller, leaner men - I'm surprised to see the choise of models used for the show.

Having said that, I love the clothes, I think that the collection is cohesive, and would love it if my man dressed like this.


" Jess said...
After everything in Sandhurst's interview about him being too big and fashion swinging towards smaller, leaner men - I'm surprised to see the choise of models used for the show."

That's Versace. They like muscled men : ) Who doesn't?


Love the collection except for the djellaba.


I love the collection...for me. Cut all these clothes for women, add brightly colored sun glasses, clutches and heels and you would have a good women's resort collection. Love the grew and white striped coat. If I can find it in the smallest size available and have it custom atered, I could wear it with a million things I already have.

TampaBay


Holy crap, that 3rd swimsuit model looks almost exactly like an ex of mine. I'm not kidding, and it's freaking me out!

Many of these looks are beautiful (I'm talking about the clothes now), but some of the pants are too baggy below the knee. That's gonna be unflattering on anyone who's not long and lean like these guys.


Lady Jane Grey

droolworthy *~*
clothes + models


Also, I'm surprised to see that so many people dislike the djellaba. For me they make the collection. The faint suggestion of a skirt or dress is a nice contrast to the otherwise overwhelming masculinity of Versace's point of view.


Forget about the clothes: Look at that FACE! (in the close-up)!

Holy cow, that guy cannot possibly be real. He looks so perfect he looks like a sculpture.

--GothamTomato


eye-candy, what a nice way to start my morning. thanks boys.

oh yeah collection is not bad either :)


One only needs to look at that model's face to know it is not Jonathan. They both have blonde hair, that's about it. People here have no imagination...or eyes, it seems.


That was a lovely serving of eye candy to start my day...

Don't like the "nightshirt" look over the tailored trousers, it's too fussy. Other than that -- yes. ITA On the swimsuits, they are fantastic.


i'm with you, TampaBay. (i'm entirely the wrong size for them but i covet many of the ensembles for myself.) i really love the faint, dusty colours.
wanna go halvsies?


Is it bad that I just want the models. I know the bulk of them don't go my way, but I just want them to bring me drinks, fan me and rub my feet and do my yard work in those little bathing trunks.

As for the clothes, is it just me or did others hear the Miami Vice theme in their mental soundtrack while looking at the clothes.


Lady Jane Grey

The guy another poster mistook for Jonathan is supermodel Will Chalker, the face of Paco Rabanne BlackXS.

But he is also an English construction-worker-turned-model. YUM.


beautifulmonday on 6/23/09 at 9:40 AM said... I'm with you, TampaBay. (i'm entirely the wrong size for them but i covet many of the ensembles for myself.) i really love the faint, dusty colours. wanna go halvsies?

bmonday-Anytime girlfriend! Just tell me where to meet you so we can start trying it all on. I'll bring my tailor with me!

TampaBay


I thought the one young guy with the long hair was Tuki Brando. He's a Versace model as well.

And anyone can see the blond guy isn't Jonathan. But I'm sure there will be 50 more posts asking if its him.


i'm there with bells on.

where's halfway between Tampa and Philly? :)


@ you Anon types- i know that many of the commenters know much more about the models and their industry than i do. that is why i asked if i was right or wrong- because i wasn't sure.

please relax.


@beautifulmonday: The blond model in the orangeish shirt over a swimsuit is Will Chalker, who has been an upper-echelon model for several years, both runway and print. (A search for photos of him would yield thousands of hot images.)


Gotham said, "Holy cow, that guy cannot possibly be real. He looks so perfect he looks like a sculpture."

Which one? Fan yourself for a minute, and then tell us who you mean.


I like that the models are not a bunch of skinny femme boys. Oh yeah and the clothes are nice too.

TampaBay at 6/23/09 9:27 AM said...Cut all these clothes for women, add brightly colored sun glasses, clutches and heels and you would have a good women's resort collection.

Great idea! I would also jazz up the color palette.


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This entire collection, save a couple of pieces, looks like a montage of Duran Duran videos.

I might like the collection if I could get "Hungry Like the Wolf" out of my head.


beautifulmonday on 6/23/09 at 9:46 AM said...i'm there with bells on. where's halfway between Tampa and Philly? :)

bmonday...CHICAGO or ATLANTA? Take you pick as I cn get a cheap flight to either place or do you just want to meet in MIAMI-South Beach?

TampaBay


no hot sticky places, thanks. :)

though these gauzy clothes would be just right for muggy summer.


OK - I'm drooling on my keyboard - not cool!

Oh yeah - I love this collection! Too often, menswear on the runway looks like something only models on runways would wear, not your average guy, but there's lots of stuff here even my boring husband would wear (with some coaxing).


Stacy said... "Also, I'm surprised to see that so many people dislike the djellaba. For me they make the collection."

I agree with Stacy, and to be honest these layered looks with the long shirt remind me more of India than French Foreign Legionnaire (and hence the long shirt is, in my opinion, much closer to a curta (not sure about the spelling...)than a djellaba)... and then again, maybe that's just me finally having an excuse to wear the white cotton and the black silk curtas that i bought in India a few years ago... ;)


ZOMG the orange shirt worn by Jonathan from MMASM reminds of the outfit Raymundo made for Barbie in Season 2 of PR! They're both orange! Does anyone else think it was copied? lol


Some of the pants are pleated.

They're copying Leanne in man form!


TLo, thank you for such a nice start to the day. Gorgeous models. Wow. (While the magazine spread bachelors were not worth commentinf on, these models are.)

The clothes are beautiful. Few comments: The dangling embellishments on the front of a jacket and a top look wrong. Much too 60's ski resort. The loops or tags all down the side of a black pair of slacks is not good looking, too many of them. Cheapens the look. The soft gray jacket with double pockets is not eye appealing. Leisure suits don't need reviving. The double pockets appear on a thin black jacket, still looks contrived, juvenile.

Didn't know guys went for peach % grey. (I don't want my male companion wearing a soft peach shirt.) I did like the "cell" patterned t's.

The tunics looked good. They've been wearing them where I live for 20 years. Nice to see a Versace version.

I liked the jackets, including the more feminine grey short one with 4 buttons close together.

Why the women's resort wear collections don't have a bit of structure, at least a bit, with at least one well-made jacket included is beyond me.

Very nice. Good designer.


@beatufulmonday
I got so excited because i thought it was him! But I don't think it is, and even if it was I'm sure TLo would have caught it..


This is how one does a collection. After looking at the poorly styled and barely cohesive "resort" collections, this is just beautiful. Look at the way it flows from white to cream to orange to sand to silver/gray to black. Just gorgeous.

Oh, and the clothes are good, too, I suppose. :-) Though I'm in personal agreement with everyone remarking about the models. Swoon!


These are SO not the masculine equivalent of a size 0.

Michaelangelo could choose a new David from this batch, if not racked by indecision.

And the clothes ...flatter.


Oh, and thank god for Google or else I would never know what a "djellaba" is. Don't like them either; I don't know how any guy could pull that off.


Holy Djellaba!!! Talk about a jumpstart this morning!! So much eyecandy. Not too crazy about most of the collection,(excepting the bathing suits, hotcha!) but the guys are absolutely yummy!!


bitchybitchybitchy

Sigh....I volunteer to take each one of the models for a test drive...in or out of their duds!

I love this collection-including the clothes!


These are skinny models and not beefcakes. Will Chalker is a typical model in terms of measurements, along with all the other models featured here. One of his agencies gives his waist measurement as 31 x 33, for instance.


Didn't know guys went for peach % grey. (I don't want my male companion wearing a soft peach shirt.


Cool. I don't want my female companion to wear pants, have a career or an opinion. Sexism is fun!


I'm so glad you guys are doing menswear. I was never a fan of Versace. Too Miami sexy (nothing wrong; just not my taste), but some of the peach looks are hot.


Huh, a lot of clothes at the beginning make the models look fat. But he entirely makes up for it with the swimwear.


That's the look my BF likes : )
Love the swimsuits and the guys, of course, are HOT!


This is a beautiful collection. Men's clothes can be so uninteresting, but I love the construction here. Like TampaBay, I'm coveting the striped jacket for myself. Actually, I'm coveting most of it. The bathing suits aren't exactly my style. :)

The djellaba's kind of cool, but I don't know anyone who could get away with it.

The models? Pretty, but...eh.


Come ON! Shirts half-tucked in with exposed belts... how old is that? I can't believe queens are still attempting that!


A, you are completely ignorant: "I like that the models are not a bunch of skinny femme boys." I personally like the way you characterize individuals' appearance, as it offends you. This statements says more about you than anything else. I imagine you are jealous because theses males fulfill your role as an attractive female (i.e., you're ugly). You simply do not see yourself in competition with attractive men who have a more masculine appearance.

Editorial work of model 4th row to last, R:

http://www.papermag.com/modules/archive/uploaded_images/2572_by_sean_opry.jpg

http://innerjoejoe.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/seanopry4.jpg

http://fashionindie.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/sean_o_pry_joop09_1.jpg


Barb H - My husband looks great in peach...it is one of my favorite colors on him.
That said, I want to put him in the grey swimsuit with the orange shirt...heck, I want to put him in just about any of these clothes! (not that I could afford anything in it, or that he would necessarily wear them - they aren't golf ensebles - but one can dream!)
Thanks for sharing this collection, Tlo!


I like the whites and beiges, but when it gets into the grays and beyond I get a bit depressed.


Tampa Bay, good point, a lot of these clothes, femmed up a bit, would be just my resort style.

I particularly like the double-breasted jackets on these guys.

Brooklyn Bomber, you're a lucky woman. I'm sorry to say none of these gorgeous males looks like any of my exes.

TLo, how about a report from your fashion show last weekend?


a said...

I like that the models are not a bunch of skinny femme boys. Oh yeah and the clothes are nice too
.

I like that female models are unrealistically thin and hot instead of a bunch of fat chicks. If only "real women" would eat LESS cheeseburgers. Day-um!


To ToddNY:

Have a few arab friends do we? Isn't nice when you can use the vocabulary.

Anyway, I don't know why but I am responding best to the grey pieces.


Another Laura said, "Brooklyn Bomber, you're a lucky woman. I'm sorry to say none of these gorgeous males looks like any of my exes."

Eh. Believe me, looks aren't everything. Remember, I did say ex.


Feh none of these make me want to run out and get them for the boy toy


HOLY CRAP.
I love these so much. I usually dislike these men's wear collections but I'd actually wear these.


Anonymous 6/23/09 11:12 AM

AKA Mr. "C" poster...'

Huh, who you described is just about every male designer - hates the "real" (avg?) female form.

Ann


Love it! Versace is so hot.


Love the eye-candy, hate the djellabas but like most everything else. But it took a second look to notice the clothes. Thanks, TLo!


Clothes are OK, but the two-tone jacket has got to go. And unless you are wearing a swimsuit, the sandals look ridiculous.


I also would like to have sex with every one of these men....objectifying much? Oh yes. :P

Part of the yummy is the clothes of course. Gorgeous!


The gray parka with the knit collar and cuffs, the white striped blazer, another jacket with zip pockets on the chest, the first white blazer and the last black suit and the man in it. Wrap 'em up!

The misses are the tan/orange color combo, just not working for me, the print on the shirts that look like airbrushed leaves and most of the double breasteds. Every now and then I have to try on something double breasted brecause I just know it will look great on me but they never do.

I have a memory of a short sleeved linen safari jacket in bright blue that I wore when? Maybe high school, about 1970? I loved that jacket.

BrianB


I'm feeling kind of dizzy.....


Yay! So glad you guys are covering menswear now, too. Hopefully this will be a regular thing...just in case you didn't have enough to do!


Even though these guys have some beef on them, they are not any more realistic in body type than female runway models. That said, I'm in love with a couple of them. Gotham, I agree, that guy in the close-up is UNREAL. So, so gorgeous!

I love the colors, but I don't know how much I'd love them on the average guy. I can also picture myself wearing a couple of the jackets. Everything looks soft and scrumptious.

It wouldn't be a TLo comments section without the Anonymi coming out in droves and telling the rest of us how ignorant we are! It's like morning coffee to me.


Ellen M said...

Even though these guys have some beef on them, they are not any more realistic in body type than female runway models. That said, I'm in love with a couple of them. Gotham, I agree, that guy in the close-up is UNREAL. So, so gorgeous
!

Actually, aside from some things like height and specific measurements, bodies like these are attainable to most men, it just takes work. True, some men are just not narrow enough to have a 30 inch waist, but it is far more realistic for a male to build muscle and get a six-pack than it is for most women to diet and exercise down to a size 0. (A comparison to the rail-thin, andogynous more "European" type of male model would be much more apt. These guys actually are pretty "normal" in terms of size.)


I'll take two of each of the models! Scrumptious!


VBD said, Stacy said... "Also, I'm surprised to see that so many people dislike the djellaba. For me they make the collection."

I agree with Stacy, and to be honest these layered looks with the long shirt remind me more of India than French Foreign Legionnaire (and hence the long shirt is, in my opinion, much closer to a curta (not sure about the spelling...)than a djellaba)... and then again, maybe that's just me finally having an excuse to wear the white cotton and the black silk curtas that i bought in India a few years ago... ;)


I thought the djellaba was already in American urban fashion consciousness, translated into a dress-length tee-shirt over droopy baggy jeans.


"Brooklyn Bomber said...
Gotham said, "Holy cow, that guy cannot possibly be real. He looks so perfect he looks like a sculpture."

Which one? Fan yourself for a minute, and then tell us who you mean."




The guy whose close up appears on the front page advertising the post. That guy. He looks too perfect to be real.

--GothamTomato


Brilliant! Hey women's wear designers, see how it's done!


Gorgeous. Both the men and the clothes. You can definitely see how these clothes move beautifully on gorgeous bodies.

Loving that first jacket.


The hell with the swimsuits -- I want the models wearing them! And if that means swimsuits not included, well, I can live with that.

My husband, on the other hand, might not be too crazy about that idea.


Dear anonymous - My taste is as stated. No one on this planet who knows me would grok that I am sexist. You are jumping into the shallow end of the pool head first.
Hurt?


fashionablylate

I am really impressed with this collection, it is gorgeous. Unfortunately my boyfriend would rather jump off a bridge than wear anything resembling this. Oh well, he's got other redeeming qualities! :)


Anonymous
6/23/09 12:28 PM Anonymous 6/23/09 11:12 AM

AKA Mr. "C" poster...'

Huh, who you described is just about every male designer - hates the "real" (avg?) female form.

Ann



Good detective work, hockey mom. Your hero Dick Cheyney would be proud.


........is it just me, or is this collection a little 90s


All this talk of djellabas makes me think of the song Marrakech Express!


"bodies like these are attainable to most men, it just takes work."

I disagree with the "most men." I don't think "most" men have the raw materials (width of shoulders, musculature, body proportions) to look like this. Oh yeah, they can get fit and maybe even have a six-pack, but not look like this.

Besides, I didn't say that these bodies were "unattainable." I said they were unrealistic. Most guys don't look like this, and never will.


I absolutely love this collection. The colors are fabulous and the swimwear: WOW. I especially like the tunics with the slacks. I think this is a very refreshing, new and hip island look for men. It looks really comfortable. Wondering if any of you men (gay or straight - doesn't matter to me) would actually try it?! I would love to get my man into a tunic. Or what ever you call them.


This is strange. I have reviewed all the pictures for the 10th time and have come up with more ideas on how to recycle what I alrady have in my closet with updated color t-shirts and color mixing with shoes from these pictures of a mens collection than from any women's collection of the past year. Thanks TLo!

TampaBay


Ellen M said...

"bodies like these are attainable to most men, it just takes work."

I disagree with the "most men." I don't think "most" men have the raw materials (width of shoulders, musculature, body proportions) to look like this. Oh yeah, they can get fit and maybe even have a six-pack, but not look like this.

Besides, I didn't say that these bodies were "unattainable." I said they were unrealistic. Most guys don't look like this, and never will
.

And beliefs like this is why half of America is obese. Men in general have shoulders broader than their waists. Just because they're sporting a torso donut of Pizza Hut and wings does not change that biological fact. Very few people are naturally very overweight, as evidenced by the fact that obesity is only a very recent phenomenon. I didn't mean "Oh, any guy can go to the gym a couple times and look like this." I meant it absolutely IS far more realistic for a man to be able to attain this body than it is for a woman to attain a female model's body, which is far more dependent on a very narrow frame than a male model's is. Male models are far closer to the average (non-fatty) guy's measurements than female models are. As I said, that doesn't count height though.


"Actually, aside from some things like height and specific measurements, bodies like these are attainable to most men, it just takes work. True, some men are just not narrow enough to have a 30 inch waist, but it is far more realistic for a male to build muscle and get a six-pack than it is for most women to diet and exercise down to a size 0."

The hell it is. Unless you're among the tiny percentage of people who naturally have such low body fat, in order for a man to get down to ripped abs, he has to diet and exercize at ridiculous levels, much like - make that EXACTLY like - the work the average woman would have to do to get down to a size 2.


Hmmmm... The transparent shirts look a little "International Male" to me.


Anonymous said...

"Actually, aside from some things like height and specific measurements, bodies like these are attainable to most men, it just takes work. True, some men are just not narrow enough to have a 30 inch waist, but it is far more realistic for a male to build muscle and get a six-pack than it is for most women to diet and exercise down to a size 0."

The hell it is. Unless you're among the tiny percentage of people who naturally have such low body fat, in order for a man to get down to ripped abs, he has to diet and exercize at ridiculous levels, much like - make that EXACTLY like - the work the average woman would have to do to get down to a size 2
.

Riiight. Maybe for the people who think eating Snackwell's cookies is dieting and "chasing the rugrats around the house" is exercise. LOL

Hint: You are not born with 10 inches of fat on your stomach. If you have it now, it's because of your dietary and lifestyle habits, not your genetics.


"Riiight. Maybe for the people who think eating Snackwell's cookies is dieting and "chasing the rugrats around the house" is exercise. LOL

Hint: You are not born with 10 inches of fat on your stomach. If you have it now, it's because of your dietary and lifestyle habits, not your genetics."

You're not born with ripped abs either, Einstein.


Actually, you are born with abdominal muscles. How fat you are depends on how much they are seen. No, I'm not suggesting babies come out with a 6-pack, but many small children have them. It's your physiology. If you've been drinking Coke and eating corndogs your entire life, yeah, you'll probably need more work to get them back than the guy eating natural, unprocessed foods. Take an average guy, add 15 pounds of muscle (not as much as it sounds), shave 3-4% off his bodyfat percentage (also entirely attainable), and BAM - he's got a body a lot more like a male model than a woman who's eating nothing but wilted lettuce who will never be a size 0 since only a small percentage of the population even supports a skeletal frame that would allow it before starvation and death. I did cede that the much thinner, European type of androgynous model would be a much better example for that argument. Versace models are known for being more muscular and 'sporty.' Furthermore, there are models in these photos whose abs are not super-ripped. Many guys have these types of bodies pretty naturally.

And if you think cardio and weight training 3-4 times a week for an hour max is "exercising at a ridiculous level," then yeah, maybe you personally might be better off with the Snackwells ;)


Well, I shouldn't say "average guy," because unfortunately "average" is a lot larger these days than it used to be, and perhaps that is what is skewing some perspectives here. "Average" even in just 1950 was significantly lower than it is now, for both men and women. For these purposes I was talking about an "average" guy in the sense that he's not overweight but he's not super thin or muscular either.


Of course babies are born with abdominal muscles, Einstein. No one argued otherwise. What they are not born with are the kind of ripped abs you can see on the models here. Do try and follow along, won't you?

I don't think cardio and weight training 3-4 times a week for only an hour at a time is ridiculous or extreme. I think cardio and weight training 6 times a week with 700 to 900 crunches a day all the while obsessively monitoring carb, protein and even liquid intake is extreme. Why do I think that? Because that's what I had to do to get and keep my six-pack. If you think anyone get the abs seen on those models with only 4 or 5 hours of work a week, maybe you should put down the Snackwells and head to a gym to see if that's true.


Girls, you're both pretty. Now tone it down a bit.


TLo said...
Girls, you're both pretty. Now tone it down a bit.

6/24/09 8:03 PM


BWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


The men's wear is fabulous. Love it. Though I'm not a big fan of their menswear, I'm a bog fan of their sunglasses.





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