Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Menswear and What I Think Of It







Now... This is what defines menswear right? When we think of the word menswear this is what comes to mind, right? The classic look of what a man should dress like and look like. I am so sick of it. All of these brands keep coming out with the same old stuff, and "re-defining" the classic menswear look, with what? A new tweed for your tie? An even more worn boot? An extra button for your blazer or peacoat? Shut up menswear brands. I get it, thats the look thats hot right now, or thats the "classic" look. But does that really make you a designer? Menswear designers, you take a shape and tweak little things that people have been doing for 100's of years. Thats what makes the look classic right? Because it's been done forever and day. Going to these trade shows and seeing the brands that have been there, each of them look like a continuation of the last booth it was honestly sad. They all had a tattered American flag hanging at their booth as if that would make them look more, "authentic all american". Shut up. I'm tired of the blazer, button up, trouser dress shoe combo from you menswear brands and designers. I get it its classic and it looks great but, are you really happy with how menswear is? You can barely define womenswear! It has so much to it, it has so much variety and everything looks so different and every season is exciting and unexpected. Menswear is so..... Oh look a blazer. Everyone knows whats coming.
 It all goes back to what we as men are comfortable being seen in. Being judged and not looked at as what a man is 'supposed' to look like. Something less than. Being a man is never defined by the clothes you wear and what you look like. Don't let any so called style maven or designer tell you otherwise. What makes a man a man is the actions and responsibility he takes on and takes care of. If you do right and take care of what needs to be taken care of, you can be the manliest of men and wear a couture gown for anyone is concerned. Dare to be different, dare to look different, dare to look how you WANT to look. Challenge the definition of menswear and how people think a man should look and dress.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exactly!

I hate how women have so many options......and what I really can't stand is how women can wear anything...men or womens wear...like you said earlier, it is indeed undefined...but it irks me how women can wear men's items (i mean like actually buy it from the men's section or something) and no one bats an eyelash....but should a man wear a women's item, all hell breaks loose....why is it that women's wear = unisex and men's wear = the same old cookie cutter boring suit+tie shit?

Anonymous said...

If you aren't going to be the solution to the problem that you seem to have then SHUT UP.....Make an Adeen mens line. Stop talking just do it.

Anonymous said...

this is so true.. couldnt agree with u more!

Anonymous said...

Very inspirational and I agree.

Anonymous said...

What does it matter if men dress like this and its so "plain" and "unoriginal" if they want to dress like this let them its their choice its like not like its affecting you in any way if u feel like its boring and what not then make ur own clothing line to change that and see how that goes i myself dress like this and i love it and idc what anyone thinks its my taste and i will keep on going to wear this type of clothing but like i said if u dont like it make your own clothing line and stop ranting about it

Anonymous said...

There are lots and LOTS of blogs out there that think every guy should dress in the uniform. Reading remys blog is probably not the best idea if you dont want remys opinion.

Anonymous said...

The reason im on remys blog is because hes very interesting and thinks very different on the view of "fashion" and does challenge whats the "norm" and i love and respect that but what a person likes is what a person likes and if that person likes wearing "uniforms" then let him thts how he expresses his self and i also want to see remy go out there and make clothing that pushes the boundaries because he has the potential to do so (oh plus his blog is interesting and very funny thats why im on his blog too )

Anonymous said...

I honestly think menswear is in a great space at the moment. On the contrary, I also agree that certain brands are taking the same approach to specific garments and becoming stagnant in their delivery. It's not all bad Remy but there is definitely room for improvement. I'm sure you have some amazing ideas to share with us that will be POPPIN' lol. Aside from that, keep up the great work bro!

Tristan said...

I understand where your coming from Rem. But people that dress like that fit into that category of people who dress like that. You are a more evolved version of that and can do anything you please and that's why your respected in various communities. I totally agree with "Being judged and not looked at as what a man is 'supposed' to look like. Something less than. Being a man is never defined by the clothes you wear and what you look like. Don't let any so called style maven or designer tell you otherwise. What makes a man a man is the actions and responsibility he takes on and takes care of. If you do right and take care of what needs to be taken care of, you can be the manliest of men and wear a couture gown for anyone is concerned. Dare to be different, dare to look different, dare to look how you WANT to look"

Anonymous said...

adeenyc for president omfg. this was amazing

Anonymous said...

omg if you want to wear a goddamn dress go ahead and do it. MEN look good in a classic suit and tie, if HE mixes up textures and colors, thumbs up to him for not opting for the streamlined pinstripe and power tie. Either would look amazing on a well polished man.

Lando Portorreal said...

I personally think you should do as you please , how you please, when you please to do it. Wanna wear a brand new exciting dress, & call it menswear? Go for it champ, no ones stopping you! Two things though rem de la rem , You're a designer for christ sake, & lord knows We live in a world of so much variety. If the leading brands are clinging to one set specific style of clothing thats their lost , With that it shouldn't be hard to be innovative right? Really no point in complaining. Just change the game already, & shut up!

Anonymous said...

i disagree with you.

Anonymous said...

Word, lets color our hair blue and wear dresses. Thats what a man looks like.

Anonymous said...

A REAL man decides for himself what being a man looks like. He doesn't allow others to dictate that, or anything else for that matter, to him.