FORMALITIES: THE DRESSING UP OF AMERICA
I recently ate lunch with a co-worker of mine and over salads and harmless office gossip, we managed to get in some good “people watching” time. I must say, people are very interesting characters, but even more interesting are their outfit choices. Especially the men. What’s going on there? I’m not sure, but I do know that one thing that stood out to me was just how casually dressed the corporate world has become over the years. Business attire ain’t what it used to be! Moreover, this casual dress trend looks to be the new “black” in the fashion world. Gone are the days of stuffy and conservative buttoned up to there suit and tie uniforms only to be replaced by much more relaxed and fluid looks. Translation: the rise of the casually dressed businessman is here to stay…well, maybe not permanently. Not if Corneliani has anything to do with it! As I looked through this collection, I couldn’t help feeling all formal and dressed up like. This led me to realize that I really like a sophisticated and elegant look when it comes to menswear, and apparently, so does Corneliani.
Now as I previously stated, here I was viewing this runway show as “dressy,” only to find out by reading one fashion writers review of the show that this collection was actually toned down and more casual than normal. Really?!? Color me shocked. This is Corneliani’s version of bringing it down a notch? Wow. I need to live in their impeccably dressed world stat! On the other hand, maybe I’m so used to seeing “casual office attire” being passed off as “business attire” that I forgot what actual business attire looks like! Anyway, I think my tired eyeballs would thank me to infinity and beyond if the men (including myself) in my building came to work wearing these looks (especially numbers 13, 14 and 34! 🙂 ). I don’t know about you, but I certainly like Corneliani’s way of doing things. Below are my fashion faves for Corneliani Fall 2014 Menswear. Enjoy!
What do you think? Love my Choices? Hate them? If you have a butthole then you have an opinion…and now would be a good time to share it! Comment below (but please be respectful).