Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pudel Fall/Winter 2009/10 Men

My love affair with designer lookbooks continues.  An avid fashion buff might view most lookbooks and online boutique product shots (those styled on a model) as watered-down versions of the more conceptual looks seen on the runway and on editorials.  I, however, see them as straight-to-the-point instructionals on new ways of getting dressed in the morning.  

Pudel, you had me at the zip-front boots

The Fall/Winter 2009/10 lookbook of British label Pudel caught my eye not for being particularly groundbreaking or directional.  In fact it was very much middle-ground, but in a good way: more golden mean than mediocre.  The overall looks were subtle without being boring, the clothes conceptual without being gimmicky, and the styling was dark without being too goth-ninja which I think is getting more and more overplayed.  

He wears the long shirt so well.

The palette of dark grays + aged, dirtied colors is really fresh again.

Check out what seems to be a waxed lapel-less peacoat on the right.

The v-shaped bangs are something worth trying.

oversize skinny band-collar shirt

I like how the jeans are bleached only on a portion up top, a good exercise in restraint.

P.S. How long has Pudel been around and why haven't I heard about it?  Do you guys know anything about it?  Do share.


Matthew Spade said...

i've never heard of it and its british you say. yeah really into this, your description is spot on. it's understated but also eyecatching in a really low-key way. sort of reminds me of some of aprill77s recent collections with the muted greys/greens/blues and check. and those jeans,what a cool idea.

Pret a Porter P said...

ive heard about pudel maybe 2 yrs ago-ish. i think their clothes, or used to be, unisex as well. this looks a lot more structured than what ive seen from them in past.

Isabel said...

No, I've never heard of Pudel before but I'm glad I have now!

That is one good looking boy.

Anonymous said...

i have very mild v-shaped bangs and i highly recommend them.

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