August 2 2014

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Three’s a Trend: Oversize Oxfords


Oversized Oxfords

Not quite a shirtdress, yet not exactly standard fit, an oversize twist on men’s shirting has emerged as an early off-the-block trend for Spring ’14.

At Richard Chai Love, the designer showed a crimson-banded oxford, elongated almost to the knee, which looked particularly smart under a cropped-and-quilted optic leather jacket. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela suggested a draped, half-buttoned option in semi-see-through snow white. And lastly, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra turned out a diaphanous, extra-long pseudo-flannel (cue: a hunting Day-Glo plaid) at Costello Tagliapietra. “It’s beautiful on its own,” remarked Costello, “and felt modern and luxuriously comfortable.” The duo also admitted to feminizing their own wardrobes when designing Spring ’14. Call it the new-new boys’ club, of sorts.


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