Archivio di ottobre, 2013


All sides of knitwear. Pullover, sweater, jumper, cardigan. There’s a wide range of nouns included in a single word, definitely acquired by fashionable slang: knitwear. As many are the models that complete the male wardrobe: there’s the “V” neck, the round neck, the turtle neck, the cardigan. Another element that characterizes further this commodities sector is the variety of fabric, that – in winter – is largely wool or cashmere: in this season cotton is rarely used, and only for sportswear. the more intellectual côté of fashion often wears knitwear as outerwear; refined designers and luminary of the most snob side like Yamamoto, designed long “coat-like cardigans” made of ribbed wool. The captivating and clever luxury by Gucci, now suggests beautiful round-neck pullovers, with heavy yarn and bright colours; they don’t replace the coat, but they should be worn under a light jacket, maybe unlined and soft. The final effect is a practical but chic mix, especially directed to young customers, but I think it could be brilliant for more mature men too, searching for a cool and informal look, but with a touch of quality. Bazaar Uomo 1993, Maxi-Cardigan by Yohij Yamamoto Ph. Judson Baker; The Men Issue ottobre 2013, Gucci. Ph. Letizia Ragno.






La maglieria di quest’anno é “materica”: filati grossi, trecce, intarsi; ruba le lavorazioni e i disegni agli aran irlandesi e allo stesso tempo strizza l’occhio al gusto etnico. Il knitwear  diventa protagonista del look senza alcuno sforzo. Negli scatti, realizzati in esclusiva per The Men Is ue, lo scollo a V, il girocollo, il dolcevita, trovano una dimensione soft, quasi intima: la maglia preferita come un cocoon dentro il quale affrontare l’inverno.

Foto di Letizia Ragno

Styling e testo di Angelica Pianarosa

Modello Dustin @ Fashion

Nelle foto, da sinistra in senso orario: dolcevita in lana, Isabel Marant pour H&M; maglione in lana a V, Luca Larenza; maglione in lana con fantasia geometrica, Moncler; maglione girocollo in cashmere, Gucci.


Top model Gordon Bothe in one of his very first shootings. At that time the legendary Jesse James was brought to the big screen again, interpreted by Brad Pitt. For this shooting, Giovanni Gastel starts to work with a different attitude in menswear: motion, lights/shades in black and white. He leaves behind a more static image and approaches – very well – Fashion, not only classic wear. Waistcoat by Fendi, trousers by John Richmond.


Photo grandeur. If we’d like to tell a story about fashion and people that represent it, choosing only one picture for every great photographer from the early years of ‘900 till today, probably the pages of this issue won’t be enough. The common denominator would be the simplicity; a white or grey background, clean or rarefied lights and shades, the absence of props: only gazes, faces, expressions, style, light, intensity, fashion, attitude. In location pictures, or in en plein air ones, was and still is the subject the element that “arises”: just look at portfolios of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Norman Parkinson. In their shots, landscapes were often neutral, “nowhere”, as it’s used to say in fashion photography. The skill of the photographer, first of all, and then of styling and grooming, accents the most eccentric fashion up to the masterpiece. Among the photographers in which I believed first there’s Johan Sandberg: his obsession with the research of the “perfect” light make him a master of photography. Style 2007, the top model Patrick Petitjean in Gaultier, picture by Johan Sandberg.