The Men of Gucci
It’s a Mad Men palette infused with a 21st century dash of leather, fur, and shorter jackets. The Fall 2014 Gucci Menswear Collection is all simplistic, clean lines, with every once in a while a new zipper appearing on a motorcycle jacket.
To the casual observer, the latest of Gucci menswear may seem the slightest bit too prim, or maybe too simple after all. However, a closer look at the details in every ensemble cause the eye to realize its mistake. The craftsmanship is Haute Couture; every pleat exact and collar crisp. The pieces themselves are incredibly well shaped to a very lean form, with the outerwear providing the bulk, although there isn’t much bulk overall. Pants are slim fitting and the jackets mostly wool, with variations of the pea coat and blazer occurring most frequently. Either double, or single breasted, the two kinds of jackets veer from the young entrepreneur to the older, more experienced businessman.
Leather was an outstanding feature for Gucci; from a single large pocket on a navy boat-neck sweater, to a subdued collar on a double-breasted belted pea coat, to a full, powerful, motorcycle jacket. This was the material that stood out against the otherwise fairly neutral color scheme. Gucci went for black, grays, beiges, watered down blues, and pale, brownish pinks. Unsurprisingly, the looks were revealed to be sophisticated and charming, not old or tired.
Gucci’s Fall 2014 Menswear Collection was chic yet understated. It was a perfect tribute to easy, accessible, and stylish, menswear.