A: After decades of being overshadowed by all fabrics and cuts of the feminine kind, with the help of a good old economic downturn, us dependable men are finally being thrown a bone. According to DNR, in the last three months, stores ranging from Hennes & Mauritz and Topman to Mango and New Look have launched or revamped their men’s collections, opened men’s-only flagship stores or tapped high-end fashion designers for collaboration lines.
You see, unlike women, men are much more reliable shoppers. Since we don't really tend to window shop and rarely return stuff (at least not until we have worn it and got pics on facebook in it). It's about time we get the same treatment that the ladies have been recieving over the past few years and start getting more high fashion pieces at reduced prices.
So, the only question remaining now is...Which 'High Street & Designer' collaboration will we be recieving in the near future? Kris Van Asche for River Island? Tom Ford for Burton? Anne Demuelemeester for New Look? Highly doubtful, but the prospects for my wardrobe are just that little bit brighter.
C: Giles Deacon for New Look men's wear hits the shops this month. Although the very limited selection of pieces I saw previewed didn't quite have me dying to throw caution to the crunch, it's certainly a welcome sign of things to come.