Started a little blog just to get some traffic
Old folks’ll tell you not to play in traffic
A million hits and the web crashes … Damn
South Park had ‘em all laughing
Now all my ni**as designing and we all swaggin’
Ignore the critics just to say we did it
This ain’t no fashion show, motherf***er we live it
Kanye West, “Made in America”, Watch the Throne
Soon to be the most quoted verse by menswear bloggers.
MTV:I think referring to Kanye wearing suits as a ‘new trend’ is getting out of hand. I’m waiting for this suit ‘movement’ or as some refer to as ‘trend’ to die out/hear people say “Suits are played out now..” Sadly.. I see that happening. SMH Suits are timeless. It’s not a trend.. it’s classic.
Kanye West is starting a fashion movement! The rapper is reportedly trying to revamp his fashion image from sassy streetwear to sophisticated suits, WWD reported today.
Men were wearing suits long long long before Kanye West ever and crew put on their Dior Homme.
Agreed 100%. I’m all for more guys wearing suits — if only so people stop asking me why I’m so dressed up and if I have an interview. (Sidebar: I’m wearing jeans and sport coat! Also: I wish I was going to more job interviews these days.)
But here’s what’s going to happen: A bunch of guys are going to go out and buy suits off a rack (hey, I do it, too) and then not get them tailored for a proper fit. You’re going to see stacked and wide trousers, too long sleeves and ill-fitting shoulders. I’d bet on it, because that’s what I looked like in my first suits.
Learning about proper fit has been a revelation to me, yet it’s hardly ever talked about when you go buy a suit at any given department store or (shudder) Men’s Warehouse. I feel like this crucial piece of education is lost on our generation and maybe several generations back before us.
Still, it’s nice to see people starting to get into this. As Kanye would tweet: #ITSAPROCESS!
EDIT: Argh, this is annoying. Tumblr won’t let me quote more of itsamazing’s post. So, go read it all.