15 November 2010

Lanvin x H&M: My picks

Most of you reading this will have probably seen the entire Lanvin x H&M collection by now. But I though I'd make a little post about it telling you about what I am dying to own and what left me unimpressed.
First of all, I have to say how amazed I still am about the range of suits, jackets and separates that Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver have managed to pull off. This said, I will also say how the bow ties are, by far, the biggest disappointment for me. My favourite bow tie is from Lanvin and I was hoping this would be the time to stock up on cheaper versions. The pictures might be deceiving but the H&M translations seem not only too big (even for oversized) but also incredibly cheap-looking.
My favourite item is, by far, the jersey trousers. I will buy (if they are forgiving) as many as I can afford because I can't think of a more versatile and cool men's garment than this one. It's a great piece for travelling, achieving the perfect casual/chic middle ground and to generally play with. I am also really keen on owning the kind of parka/overcoat in khaki and, possibly, some of the tailored pieces. But all of this depends on how they look up close. I am, however, quite uncertain about the shoes. They don't look too appealing on the pictures but if the price goes in relation to the quality I might get myself a pair of copper ones to mix my winter wardrobe up a bit.

[Pictures: carolinesmode.com/modeman]

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