February 01, 2007 New York
Those were only Duckie's most dramatic transmogrifications of the familiar. Lacquered wool trousers with a double waistband, or an elongated piqué evening shirt were more subtle variants. And, while the duo's signature drop-crotched pant has been spotted on other catwalks this season, the original is still the greatest. Given their play with proportions in the past, Cox and Silver's cashmere leggings had more integrity than some of the other pipe-cleaner silhouettes we've seen for fall. Cashmere leggings, you say? Oh, yes, Duckie Brown is playing with the big boys. And caviar beading doesn't come cheap, either, even when it's offered as a panda face on an "evening hoodie." (After the show, Silver tried to insist that the beaded sweatshirt was "less than a one-bedroom apartment in New York.") Let's just say that the most intriguing relationship on the New York menswear scene just got more interesting.