Nicolas Ghesquière has definitely upped his game with the Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2008 menswear collection.
His voluminous shapes paired with sharp lines are quite futuristic (a la Star Wars maybe) and still the pieces are oh-so-refined, making me feel any man who wanted to win could pull these looks off.
Take the C-3P0 suit (come on, I had to): too flashy for the common man? Sure, but if he can afford and chooses Balenciaga I’m sure he can make it work. For everyday dress pair the sport coat with straight leg/skinny denim to help calm the silver sheen. Add white sneakers (think Dior Homme/Common Projects, not Adidas) and some attention to his hair and he’ll have people swooning, esp ‘cause he’ll be the talk of the crowd. Reality check: anyone wearing something that fierce wants attention, period.
- Egg shape coat (Photo 1)
- Black leather blouson (Photo 2)
- Military parka (Photo 3)