Menswear has always been about classic fabrics like wool and patterns such as plaids and stripes. This fall a lot of international designers are reflecting the male suiting structure into their runway looks. Take, for instance, the design duo of Costello Tagliapietra, whose models strutted their stuff on the catwalks of NYC last February wearing some extraordinary ensembles featuring buttoned-up and toned-down “borrowed-from-the-boys” garments.
Higher-waisted slacks, as in the photo on the left, with a slight flare were paired with button-on suspenders for a vintage/modern take on menswear.The teal wool of the slacks coordinates beautifully with the button-down blouse in a pale teal green. I really like the feminine detail at the collar that softens up the more masculine elements of this look!
The model on the right is wearing pleated slacks with more of a straight leg. Suspenders set if all off and add the all-important detail to this look. The wine-colored long-sleeved button down still has the inkling of femininity at the neckline.The scarf is a nice contrast to the color of the blouse and adds even more texture. The gray/blue of the suspenders is a great foil to the tones of burgundy wine in the blouse as well. Take note of the menswear shoes here! I often see great men’s shoes at Goodwill by famous names that are way too small for me, but would most likely fit a woman … so, ladies, make sure to check out the men’s shoe area next time you shop Goodwill!
You can see more fabulous looks from these talented designers in the slideshow below. While these looks may not be your cup of tea, they are fodder for thought and inspiration for your own menswear journey this fall. You never know what kind of shopping journey you’ll find at Goodwill, but one thing you can be sure of is our commitment to serving the community, while simultaneously offering stylish fashion choices that won’t break your budget!