Elizabeth and James does menswear

Posted in Menswear by Nneoma Ulu on October 18, 2009

I am of the view that actors should stick to acting, models to modeling, designers to designing and so forth. It is characteristic of our times that this is not the case, even though we know that it is for the greater good. Think – Lindsay Lohan’s recent butchering of Emmanual Ungaro’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection as a result of her new role as Artistic Adviser. However, I have one exception to this rule – the Olsen twins. Mary-Kate and Ashley have managed to seamlessly go from successful child actresses to renowned and well respected fashion designers. They have two main lines under their belt – Elizabeth and James and The Row, both of which are successful womenswear lines stocked in stores such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and online at net-a-porter and Shopbop. It also helps that the clothes are very wearable.

Elizabeth and James is named after the twins’ younger sister and older brother and for Autumn/Winter 2009 or Fall as the Americans refer to it has kindly offered up a collection for the guys.

Elizabeth and James Menswear Fall 2009

Elizabeth and James Menswear Fall 2009

The clothes are simple and classic. There is nothing like a well-groomed man and it seems that Mary-Kate and Ashley agree.

Elizabeth and James Menswear Fall 2009

Elizabeth and James Menswear Fall 2009

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  1. Faizel said, on October 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you for another great post and for recognising that men wear clothes too!
    (Or more specifically, that we want concise, insightful updates on new menswear with photos of stuff that we would actually wear. Nice work.)

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