Dries Van Noten Menswear Autumn Winter 2011

My long time readers will know that I have an incredible amount of respect for Dries Van Noten, and I usually love his collections. This menswear show is no exception, filled with gorgeous menswear which seems to have drawn inspiration from 40’s gangsters, and a few sailors.

I love…

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fur lined lapels.

Dries Van Noten, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, men's suits, coats, fur

when that fur lined lapel comes apart and has a great deconstructed effect.

Dries Van Noten, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, men's suits, coats

an oversized overcoat that looks a bit gangster, not "dressing up in Dad's clothes" (like Prada.)

Dries Van Noten, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, men's suits

more of that 40's look, but done in a very contemporary way.

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the double trench.

I loathe…

Dries Van Noten, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, men's suits, shirts

a white shirt that is way too big.

All images from GQ.com.