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Project Runway Season 6: Meet Logan Neitzel

Let the pre-judging continue!





Logan Neitzel
Age:
26
Birthplace:
Blackfoot, ID
Current Home:
Seattle, WA
Favorite Designers:
John Galliano, Tom Ford, Maison Martin Margiela
Style Icon:
Karl Lagerfeld
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers:
Nick Verreos, Season 2; Jeffrey Sebelia, Season 3; Christian Siriano, Season 4

As a self-described “guys-guy,” Logan loves extreme sports, cars and fashion design. Logan held a slew of jobs including bartender, concrete foreman, retail sales associate, a buyer and construction worker before he decided to pursue a career in fashion. As a child, he was taught by his grandmother how to work with leather. When Logan is not creating clothes, he is working on his ’67 Mustang. Logan’s strengths as a designer are creating street wear and edgy rocker looks. If he wasn’t a designer, he’d be a stuntman or a racecar driver. Logan is also a nationally ranked snowboarder.

Why he will win?
Logan says, “Why wouldn’t I?”

Tim Gunn: "Logan's from Seattle, and you get a crunch-granola feeling in what he does."


Oh, save us from anyone who describes themselves as a "guy's guy" (especially when they render it "guys-guy"). You make dresses, honey. All the mountain bikes in the world aren't going to make that any less true.

We tease, of course. We have no idea how much of these descriptions are accurate self-assessments from the designers themselves or merely the overactive imagination of someone on the Lifetime staff. Still, it's not like we haven't had these "I'm straight! And manly! Really!" types on the show before.

Anway, here's his Spring 2009 Collection. It's not really our thing, but it all looks fairly put together and polished.















And hey, here's what he sounds like:







We thought from his pictures and description that he was going to be the typically cocky jackass (and maybe he is!), but he seems kind of sweet and nervous here.

As always, you can learn more about Logan than you ever thought you wanted by checking out his page on myLifetime.com. Get to it, bitches! Pre-judge!



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75 comments:

Looks Logan-liscious!


I really think this guy did the third final collection. Look at the detailing on the pants - it's almost identical. He's my pick for the win.


Haven't watched the video (I'm working! or mostly working!) but to me, his photo plus the guys-guy blurb are adding up to "the lady doth protest too much."


I see what you're saying 3:36, but that detail looks like it's on the boot (to me) and the pant looks more like some kind of sparkle finish jean.


He sure designs like a straight guy.


As long as he doesn't spend every on-camera moment telling us how he's okay with gays, really, but he's straight. You know, really straight. Likes girls, if you know what he means.

I can't remember his name, but there was a guy on a few seasons ago either on PR or one of the other Bravo shows that did that. You know what they say when someone protests too much ;)


I agree that his designs aren't really my thing, but at least they look well made and interesting. And they are kind of in keeping with Balmain and Rodarte which are really popular right now.


He's cute, but I'm not wowed by the clothes. Still, I find it a little hard to pick winners based on their collections from the past. We'll see. I'm not hopeful about his prospects, but I've been wrong many times before.


Is it just me, or does he look a little like Jesse Spencer?


I may have to go into therapy to get over this, but anyone who says Jeffrey is one of his favorite designers starts off on the wrong foot with me.


twc
7/15/09 4:05 PM I may have to go into therapy to get over this, but anyone who says Jeffrey is one of his favorite designers starts off on the wrong foot with me.


You're not the only one who feels this way.


I'm chalking up his blurb foibles to being brought up in Blackfoot. It's a handicap.

And you know, if I were Logan, I'd rather have Tim say my clothes reminded him of crunchy granola than potatoes much as I hate the Seattle = granola association.

Not everyone wears sandals with socks here, you know.


Reminds me of Keith from The Fashion Show, but "straight." Not quite sure about that crystal chandelier though!


What a cutie! I didn't think so from his picture, but in motion he's kind of hot! I don't like his clothes though, they're not my style at all.


I think it'd be fun if a "nationally ranked snowboarder" won PR. Not likely, but fun.

I look forward to seeing what he does when he's on the show, I don't like his stuff but it looks reasonably well made & tastes differ.


The designs here make me wonder if he understands a woman's body and what makes her look attractive. Half the models here look like they have the breasts of my 95 year old Polish grandmother (i.e. resting atop her belt).

They look well-made though (the clothes, not the breasts). Maybe he'll turn out something interesting.


if he indeed is a "guys, guy" i dont want to hear about it during the entire show.


Does anyone else think almost every one of his models looks like a man in drag? Straight, my ass!


I think I'm in love.


What's with Seattle and the crazy designers?


Ugh, who did the lighting for those pictures? Techs from the Fashion Show?

That being said, I kinda liked the striped halter dress he showed in the casting vid.


"It's not really our thing, but it all looks fairly put together and polished."

If by "polished", you mean "shiny enough to hurt my eyes", I'd have to agree. I like a lot of the shapes, but I do not get his fabric choices at all.


Aw, you guys.

Can you do me a solid and lighten up a bit on the straight male fashion designers?

You often accuse them of trying so hard to proclaim their straight, when more likely they're just being who they are. For example, when Joe from PR Season Five talked about his daughters, that was enough to make you insist he was desperate to proclaim his heterosexuality!

The only reason I'm concerned enough to post a comment about this is that there's little I find more disquieting than perpetuation of stereotypes, including ones that are as pervasive as the fact that only women and gay males have an interest in fashion.

So all I ask is that we cut the breederboys some slack and let them play in the fashion playground without accusing them of being so forthright about their sexual identity. That's all; thanks for hearing me out!


He's cute but I'm not feeling this collection.


i can only think of the critique from prev season, looks shiny looks tight looks chip


"Anonymous said...

Aw, you guys.

Can you do me a solid and lighten up a bit on the straight male fashion designers?"

Why are you assuming he's straight?


The crotch on those white jeans is insane! It looks like it's riding about two inches below her actual crotch. Ugh.

Definitely not my style, but I love seeing this stuff and I'm so grateful that Lifetime has made so much information available. I can't wait!


Boy I was going to say that other than the pink one, one of the things I like is that his models ACTUALLY HAVE breasts. And that he used darts and ways to somewhat accommodate them. That alone makde me think that their is a chance that he IS straight!

As a woman with larger breasts I often think many designers (of both sexes) see to like the shape of 11 y.o. boys, on women.

;o)


Wow...his apartment/workspace is about 300 times bigger than what lil' Christian Siriano lived in when he was on the show.


I find the easiest way to predict how well the designers will do is to look at what Tim says. If Tim says something that he could have figured out after talking to the person for fifteen minutes, then the person probably only lasts no more than three episodes. When Tim says that the person has real skills or might surprise people, then the person lasted longer. So, given the description here, I'm guessing we won't be seeing very much of Logan.

BTW, this method predicted early and late departures very well with the season 5 designers.


Well in fairness to Tlo, we had Kevin from S4 continually going on for the first few episodes on how he was the resident straight guy. etc etc. It got annoying the way that was edited and made Kevin look insecure.

Joe's edit, along with his comments about his daughters, gave a similar "I'm the token straight guy" vibe. Joe came across a little like a sterotype. I blame that on the producers.

It gets a little tiring the same way Blayne was portrayed as a Christian wannabee even though he was a very sweet guys that apparently many of the other designers liked.

Frank


With all that space he still has to loft his bed?


Okay, I am so over these staged phone calls. Hello? Do they really think that we think it's sheer coincidence that the cameras just happen to be at the contestants' homes? We are not stupid. It isn't just Lifetime, either. Bravo(!) did it with Tim's show. "Oh, what a shock that Tim is on his way to my house! I thought these camera crews always followed me when I went to the park!"

Just stop it, please!


So I might have to marry this guy. He's cute, designs sexy clothes and I LOVE his apartment.


velocibadgergirl said ...

I can't remember his name, but there was a guy on a few seasons ago either on PR or one of the other Bravo shows that did that. You know what they say when someone protests too much ;)

Hmm...that sounds like Matthew from Shear Genius last year. Everything reminded him of his wife...*rolls eyes*


Why make assumptions about this guy's sexuality at all? Just because he's a guy's guy doesn't mean he's straight. He could still be gay, perhaps he's bi, it's no one's business unless you want to go to bed with him.


Not every designer from Seattle is gay and likes to go tanning. Please, enough with the bad comparisons.


The denim shorts in the 6th picture down on the left look like ones I had in 1986.


Cool stuff. I dig it.


LaFemmeFataledeNY

Sweet, cute, and can make dresses. I want him as my BF.


He seems sweet and nice, but me no likey his clothes. Too leather-y.


Very fresh, hip, Seattle style, I like it.


Nails on a chalkboard - when he said FUNNER.

And to the poster about them filming him getting the call.. in this case it looks lie they recorded his voice but didn't film it (from his side of the call)


Why make assumptions about this guy's sexuality at all? Just because he's a guy's guy doesn't mean he's straight. He could still be gay, perhaps he's bi, it's no one's business unless you want to go to bed with him.

I made that comment and it bothers me that I said something that could be taken as a little critical of the bloggers here anonymously. I didn't really consider it as being snarky until I thought it over. So just in case my comment offended and in the interest of being up front, here's my name. :)


He probably is straight but wishes he could bring himself to be gay as that would be way cooler in the same way that rich young artists wish they could suffer and starve. And I base that mostly on the crystal chandelier in his place.
I will wait until after the show to give my final diagnosis.
S. F.


His models look miserable to me.


http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/archives/173306.asp?source=rss


"He probably is straight but wishes he could bring himself to be gay as that would be way cooler in the same way that rich young artists wish they could suffer and starve. And I base that mostly on the crystal chandelier in his place.
I will wait until after the show to give my final diagnosis.
S. F."

I think this is perhaps the stupidest thing I've ever read.

Do people actually get up in the morning and think to themselves "Gee, I wish I could be something that is unfortunately not completely accepted in this day and age because it's completely nifty!" Despite societies advances, we're very clearly still quite behind on the front of equality for so many different reasons.

As the daughter of a gay man, who is most definitely a guy's guy and struggled with his sexuality and the commonly accepted societal norms he'd been raised in, I find it preposterous that people would think that sexuality relates to a trend. While there are obviously people who experiment for the sake of attention, those people always know that it's an attention seeking device, not a true part of who they are.

Sexuality isn't like when I get up in the morning and wish that my thighs were a smidge smaller or that maybe I could go blonde for just a day. It's an integral part of someone's make-up. It isn't what they are, it's just part of who they are.


He looks like Chase off House. or maybe its just the photos and me daydreaming of Chase making me pretty dresses...........


I agree with Anon 3:54 - he designs like a straight man. I'll wait to see what he comes up with, but thus far I'm not too impressed.


I too was struck by the fit problems in his collection. I'm thinking if he can't get the fit right on a professional collection he had a generous (by PR standards) amount of time to work on, he's not going to fair well in the competition.

But I do kind of like the flirty, leather vibe he's going for. Kind of a femmed up Stella.

And on the whole straightness issue, I think PR and Tlo both let Mycheal Knight be a straight man without beating anyone over the head with it. Jeffrey too. The token straight men seem to sign themselves up for that role.


Anonymous on 7/15/09 at 5:57 PM said..
Joe's edit, along with his comments about his daughters, gave a similar "I'm the token straight guy" vibe. Joe came across a little like a sterotype. I blame that on the producers.

The drama in reality TV (when done well) is entertaining but when you get down to the nitty gritty I watch for the clothes, jewelry, shoes and handbags. If a contestant is a single cell Martian Amobea I could care less as long as "IT" can design, execute and style.

TampaBay


Anonymous on 7/16/09 at 9:17 AM I too was struck by the fit problems in his collection. I'm thinking if he can't get the fit right on a professional collection he had a generous (by PR standards) amount of time to work on, he's not going to fair well in the competition.

Sometimes the "fit" is about money not time, skill or talent. Models charge for fittings. Good and great models charge alot for fittings. Many times with a designer just starting out or with limited backing there are no fittings period.

TampaBay


Wow -- the model in the third row SCARES me. In that outfit she's very Frau Mistress.


Laura:

Is it just me, or does he look a little like Jesse Spencer?

another laura

No, it's not just you, sister Laura!


You go Holly!

Actually, the "I'm straight" guys on the show in the past have turned out to be okay. Kevin C. and Joe both seemed to be sweethearts, and reasonably talented. One wonders whether the editing made them appear more militantly hetero than they chose to appear. Neither of those guys seemed to be in any way phobic.

Regardless of his orientation, Logan seems cute, and I sort of like the stuff. Professional looking.


Cute and talented! I'm rooting for him : )


His designs reminded of Keith.


Hardcore designs for sure. It'll be interesting to see what he sends down the runway. I have a feeling Heidi will love hi,


Holly, it seems stupid to you because you misinterpreted it. I was posting a tongue-in-cheek comment a la Sigmund Freud. It was not meant to be taken seriously. But people DO choose, as you have done, to be offended. They can not see past their own personal situation to find humor. It is hard to find humor when one has a stick up the butt.

Since when is homosexuality not accepted in the fashion world? Did they pass some law of which I was not informed??

Just as there are gay men who try to pass as straight to fit into a profession or situation, so there are straight men who try to fit into certain professions and situations by letting it be assumed they might be gay whilst not actually doing the deed or changing their sexuality, because 1) it is advantageous to their career or helpful in said situation and 2) they are secure enough not to care if others think they might be gay.
Younger men might very well not see or ignore the stigma that so unfortunately still remains. And does it still remain because there are people like you who keep insisting it does? I know lots of young men who do not struggle with their homosexuality. There are plenty of young people who do think being gay is rather neat; who have no problem with androgyny or bisexuality; who experiment outside their own sexuality without shame and remorse.

Certainly there are people who "choose" their sexuality otherwise how do gay men have natural children? By getting up in the morning and pretending to be straight.

As a gay man for the last 60 years, I think I probably know a bit more about it than you do. But thanks for the lecture on sexuality anyway.


One, there was not a single lick of humor or anything to indicate you were attempting to be humorous in your post.

Two, shockingly, there is a world outside the fashion industry. Fashion designers don't live in a bubble.

Three, you essentially just expanded on what I already said. Experimentation for the purpose of being neat isn't exactly the same as declaring your sexuality.

Four, and in many cases, those men are pretending because they've been raised to believe that what they are is wrong. Despite the fact that they are able to pretend doesn't make them straight. Most of the time, it just makes them unhappy.

Don't say something that isn't funny and is offensive, and then get your panties in a bunch when someone calls you on it.


I can't figure out why, but I keep thinking that the model in the pink vest looks like she has her head on backwards.


I liked the dresses on the models in his audition. (not so much the one on the hanger-but hard to tell) Cute and fun and colorful. But ugh....spring 09 is an atrocity. I think he was inspired by the couches in his "work/live" space.

Oh, and p.s., would you people stop trying to argue in this venue. I doubt anyone has ever successfully convinced the other side that they are right in a blog comment section. So do the rest of us all a favor and Shut. The. Hell. Up. Much appreciated. Cheers.


Straight, gay, I don't care. At least he's going to be some good eye candy. Hope he lasts for awhile on the show. I liked a lot of the stuff he had in his Spring '09 collection. Actually, if he is straight, he'd make a great boyfriend - somebody who does guy things but who'd also make clothes for me like my mother used to!


I kinda like him, I'm only a little concerned (as always when I see this happen) that someone who either already designs clothes for a living or is seriously aspiring to do so makes things that do not flatter even the bosy of a model. When you make something that makes a very tall, very thin person look fat (the topmost, shiny, belted dress) and like she could use a turn around the bra drawer of my grandma, you are not winning...


His casting video seemed like an episode of MTV's 'Cribs'...


I find it ironic that "guy's guy" is code for "I swear I'm straight!" I mean, think about it, shouldn't a "Guy's Guy" be obvious code for "I'm gay! I'm a guy for guys!"


I love Logan! I was one of his models in the show and I while i do agree there are things he need does work on, like fit. I can personally say he is one of the sweetest, most passionate designers i have ever worked with. He intentionally did our hair and make up as such because he was going for a look. I can also tell you that the quality ofhis workmanship is incredible, and he deserves to be on the show! Go Logan!


You know... every time I see the picture they used on this particular entry, I think of the "Dread Pirate Roberts... " dreamy....


I'll agree with the others that Logan's designs aren't my thing, but you all seem to be missing the point. I'm not interested in what his designs look like on his models. I'm interested in what his clothes look like on my floor... Love the show.


"You make dresses, honey. All the mountain bikes in the world aren't going to make that any less true."

hi-larious.


Its about time his lack of talent caught up with him. Logan seems to be a nice guy, but his departure is long over due.


He's so creative. Love the clothes, but what's up with the old looking models? Is he going for the old cougars as clientele? Get Young models!


Gahhhhhhh! Okay , super behind in the shows.... but watched it recently on you tube..... I loved the zupper dress sooooooooooo much, anyhow, proms coming up and logans edgy look is soooo what i'm looking for.... but outside of dtox ( which really isn't edgy enough) It does not exist, gahhhhhhhh





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