Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kanye West wears a skirt for 12-12-12 concert performace

The 12-12-12 concert was filled with big names and fabulous performances. But it was Kanye West or shall I say Kanye's skirt that was the talk of the show. Ye' paired his high fashion leather kilt over his signature leather pants with a side slit Givenchy hoodie. The kilt skirt swayed back and forth as Mr. West performed hits like "Gold Digger" and "Touch the Sky". But it was twitter that continued to steal the show after Kanye's performance as his bold fashion choice shocked fans.
One twitter user quipped: "Kanye must have swapped suitcases with Kim Kardashian."
But Kanye's skirt had the last laugh when it joined Twitter and racked up over 1,000 followers by morning:
"Nothing but the finest pleather money can buy. Yeah, I'm fly," Kanye's skirt tweeted.

His girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, tweeted, "Awwwwwwww I'm so excited right now!!!!! He looks so cute!!" (We have to assume she was talking about Kanye.)
But other commenters weren't so into his leather-look kilt-like outfit.
Among the wisecracks:
- "'Wear this black trash bag as a skirt. Then, just kinda run around the stage scaring white people' - Kanye West's manager before the show"
- "Maybe a new item from the Kardashian collection?"
- "Kanye West looks like the episode when Steve Urkel became a cheerleader!!!!"
But some liked it:
"I love that @kanyewest went from pink popped collars to leggings and kilts in 10 years and he's still on top of the game," wrote one fan.

I just couldn't let this topic go and knew I had to blog about it. I commend Kanye for taking this risk however, he's not the first to rock the look. Fashion ICON and designer Marc Jacobs has been sporting the trend for years. 

Kanye's styling is a little more my taste. Urban meets high fashion. The "I just threw this on" effect. Although I don't see this trend showing up on men around the country the next day as a new Jordan release would, Kanye is definitely breaking barriers by evolving into having his own sense of style by not caring what people think (got to respect him for that). I'm not bold enough to wear a kilt, not really "my" style but I do appreciate's fashion. I get it, I get it.. men aren't suppose to wear skirts but I guess I'm biased because Ye' can do no wrong in my book, the man knows what he's doing. What do you think? 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Fashion Forecast: Simon Spurr tan trench with leather sleeve LOOK FOR LESS

If you haven't been living under a rock all season you know that leather is the fastest growing trend of the winter months. From pants to outerwear, the fabric is a must have! High end designer Simon Spurr always does a great job of combining traditional references with an understanding of modern fit and construction. His signature techniques are most evident in his Spring 2012 tan rain coat trench with brown leather sleeves. The trench coat has a cotton-twill body with contrasting leather biker-style sleeves, giving this classic piece new life.

The trench also features epaulettes, two front pockets, and a detachable belt at the waist.

The stylish jacket has also caught the eyes of some well-known trendsetters.

Diddy hit the “City of Lights” and of course the mogul had to Instagram his arrival. He looked like he just stepped out of magazine fashion spread. As a lover of all things lavish and luxurious, Diddy posed in the $3,100 jacket. 

Celebrity Wardrobe stylist Brad Goreski of hit reality TV show, "It's a Brad Brad World" was also spotted via Instagram in the trench during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week headed to the Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show. 

The Simon Spurr jacket just recently went on sale 70% off via Mr. Porter and dropped down to $950 bus sold out. Luckily fashion retailer Zara offers a faux leather sleeve trench jacket at a price point of $225 which features a quilted patches on the sleeves and shoulders.
Being that Friday's Fashion Forecast predicted rain, I was prepared in my Look For Less!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Men's Collection

Uh, uh, and ain't nobody fresher I'm in Maison, uh, Martin Margiela--Kanye West (Run this town tonight) 

Martin Margiela for H&M Collection hit the stores today and from looking at the collection we learned that the line exclusively consists of re-editions of some of the strongest pieces of the designer collection over the last few years. The visual campaign was shot by Sam Taylor-Wood and showcases eccentric, elusive, and highly influential designer pieces at more than affordable price points for fall. At first look into the entire men's collection, we here at The X-Stylez Blog can't get enough of the fused pieces and attention to detail. What's better than getting two pieces for the price of one? Ranging from $40-400 and the degree of designer difficulty that is fluent throughout the collection, fellas we are sure you're bound to find something you like. The Internet has been buzzing for months after the news hit of the collection. Some of fashion's most influential players opposed against the collaboration in regards to keep MMM exclusive which was a surprise to us because H&M is known for their mergers with top designers. We love that H&M has a way of providing designer looks for less *inserts applause*. Regardless of your take, you can't deny that MMM provided some great quality pieces at great prices.  

Take a look of the Men's collection below:


 Faux fur coat, $349

 Fusion of several coats, $199

 Leather belt jacket, $399 (This by far has got to be the best thing I've seen)

 Reversed coat, $399

 Reversed denim jacket, $129

Wool coat, $199


 Fusion of two blazer, $149

Mirrored tuxedo jacket, $199

 Tan Suit jacket, $129

 Tan Suit trousers, $99

Tan Suit vest, $59.95

Black Suit jacket, $129

 Black Suit trousers, $99

Black Suit vest, $59.95

Painted vest, $59.95

 Painted jean, $99


 Fair Isle trompe I'oeil sweater, $129

 Trompe I'oeil t-shirt, $34.96

 Bow tie shirt, $99

 Fusion of two shirts, $99

 Black satin top, $49.95

 Scarves sweater, $59.95 (personal favorite piece)

 Fair Isle trompe I'oeil sweater, $129

  Tan satin top, $49.95

Leather shirt, $349


Painted jean, $99

Reversed denim jean, $199


Open clasp watch bracelet, $49.95

Belt, $49.50

 Extended belt, $49.95

 Hand painted belt, $49.95

Oversized fanny pack, $199

Guitar shaped weekender, $399 (How cool is this)

Mirror disco scarf, $59.95


Trompe l'oeil burnt orange high-top sneaker, $129

 Trompe l'oeil white high-top sneaker, $129

 Black Ankle Boot, $299

 Hand painted ankle boot, $299

 Hand painted loafer, $199

Loafer, $199

After looking at these 40+ pieces, how could you be having a bad day? Each piece is labeled with a unique tag to indicate the MMM season from which it originated, so when someone compliments you on your new H&M piece you can be all "it was inspired by fall '92 Margiela-ish about it" Let's face it: The Margiela for H&M line is just downright freakin' amazing and just when you thought you had nothing to wear, you now have plenty of pieces to chose from. I predict a sale out. 

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