Menswear On a Lark

I place no claim on an expertise of women’s fashion – men’s either for that matter – but I feel that I have a certain understanding of style. I know the business of coordinating a look, have a solid grasp on color, fit and texture. When it comes to women’s fashion I know what I like and what I think looks good. However, describing that style is something altogether different, and usually difficult.

However, last fall I started to take notice women around my SoHo office wearing menswear inspired clothing in a cute androgynous sort of way. I thought to myself, finally a women’s trend I can appreciate. And the good news is, the look continues to appear this fall. The ladies at the Vancouver boutique Lark have it down to a science, as does Hollister Hovey and Boy by Band of Outsiders. Men’s inspired women’s clothing with the perfect amount of femininity. Sign me up.


My favorite Olch Alpaca bow tie as worn by one of the lovelies at Lark.

Boy by Band of Outsiders.

Having Michelle Williams model doesn’t hurt either.

Comments on “Menswear On a Lark

    porter hovey on October 14, 2008 12:50 PM:

    Ohhh . . . that Hollister Hovey . . . .

    The Steel Crew on October 14, 2008 2:16 PM:

    I want to say the trend originated with one person, Janelle Monae. I don’t know if she started it, but she definitely made it popular with the younger crowd.

    The Steel Crew on October 14, 2008 2:37 PM:

    Here’s a video of Janelle Monae making the menswear look cool

    BLouro on October 14, 2008 4:18 PM:

    Hey there. New reader to your blog and love it so far. On Hypebeast I just read that there will be a Dior Homme for Girls line coming out (in Japan I believe) this Winter. I thought that was fitting additional info. No pics of the collection yet, but I’m sure Kris will do well.

    J. Scott on October 14, 2008 8:48 PM:

    Katherine Hepburn would be proud.

    Paul Pincus on October 15, 2008 5:05 PM:

    love this.

    The Sartorial Architect on October 22, 2008 12:10 AM:

    I love this post for the reason that my own personal style is very much influenced by men’s attire.

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