Tag: Michael Pitt

Menswear campaigns roundup AW13: Michael Pitt in Rag & Bone and Kenzo’s stunt riders on film

Posted on 25th July, by Colin Chapman in Campaigns, menswear. No Comments

From time to time I like to take a look at some of the more interesting menswear campaigns out there, here are a couple that have caught my eye recently.

First up, pictures have emerged of US actor Michael Pitt in Rag & Bone‘s menswear campaign for AW13. In these stills taken from the upcoming video (set for September release) Pitt is seen driving around downtown Manhattan wearing a selection of Rag & Bone’s Autumn/Winter outerwear including a beautiful shearling collar coat, and (as even The Daily Mail were excited to report) trashing his own guitar in the middle of a New York City street. He’s one of the few people of his stature who could carry off such a stunt with any sense of authenticity (the man is friends with Patti Smith after … Read More »

Go to hell: the evolution of the printed trouser trend

Posted on 21st June, by Colin Chapman in London Collections: Men. No Comments

The trend for loud printed trousers emerging on the street and in presentations, is┬ábeing tipped in the fashion media as being the next big trend to break. As ever with fashion, there has been a snowball effect with this one, albeit a very colourful snowball. And given the seasonal nature of fashion, there’s no obvious place to go for printed pants yet, as those appearing in designer collections being previewed now won’t be available until next spring.

Whilst everyone seems to be crediting Burberry Prorsum‘s prescience in producing this summer’s Ikat trouser, I think the credit is more deservedly due to Prada for opening the flood gates to really LOUD trousers. Prada SS12 features some really acid bright, floral, golf inspired pants – designed to give any minimalist severe anxiety attacks. By the time I’d picked up … Read More »

Menswear icon of the moment #1: Michael Pitt in Boardwalk Empire

Posted on 26th March, by Colin Chapman in Boardwalk Empire, Menswear icons, Michael Pitt, Screen. 1 Comment

I’ve written about Mr Pitt before. There is no human being alive whom I would rather resemble physically. Somewhere between the full lips and soulful blue eyes there’s an inner confidence that suggests Michael Pitt knows exactly who Michael Pitt needs to be, and he is being it like mad. Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson may steal the limelight with his flashy pin-collars and decadently colourful gangsterwear, but it’s Mr Pitt in tonal blue-on-blues that really draw the fashion eye. During the first season of Boardwalk Pitt grows before our eyes from a street urchin in tweed bakerboy cap to a man with a steely sense of confidence and style, born of bitter experience.

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