we admit, we don't really know much about men's fashion. we don't know what the current trends are—wide lapels? skinny ties? low-rise jeans? baggy trousers? pointy shoes? color, neutrals, prints? pleats?? frankly, it bores us. but we do know what we like and don't like on a man. sometimes it's all about a total look that looks like he just threw it on and didn't think much about it (it's irrelevant if he actually took an hour to get dressed; just don't look it). sometimes it's all about that one (or two) item(s) that just makes the outfit. sometimes it's a consistency in the way he dresses that you just look forward to it each time (faded jeans? nerdy glasses? an impeccably tailored suit? whatever it is, it's almost his signature). sometimes it's just the way he smells ;-) but we digress... a month ago, the fashion designers association of the philippines (FDAP) held its 25th anniversary gala at the century park hotel. the holiday collections of the group's 48 members were divided into four themes: winter, spring, summer, and fall. but we don't want to go there. so we'll concentrate on the men. and then educate us about men's fashion by telling us what you think...
real men wear pink. and lace and tulle and obi belts... (john abul)
the drab, shapeless suit (delby bragais)
real men wear... silver? (L-R: tony cajucom, marden iglesias, bobby caballero)
for skinny lads only (joel escobar)
shades of chanel, shades of miyake, shades of carmen miranda (L-R: joel escobar, ole morabe, lito perez)
neo-preppy (ramon esteban)