Kanye West was caught leaving Bar Pitti Resturant in New York. He wore a pair of army green Balmain Homme motorcycle jeans. It’s been a while since we have spotted motorcycle jeans. I still think they are a great style, being that they were probably the only new styles introduced in recent years.
At first I thought these were a pair from the women’s line, going by the ankle-zipper, but noticed that the fly folds over to the left so they are from the men’s line. It’s cool to see that many brands are starting to introduce ankle-zippers into men’s styles now. I have always thought they add some more versatility to jeans. You never know when you need a slit.
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Kanye West was caught at the Wall St. Protest in New York City earlier this week with Russell Simmons. He wore his Balmain jeans with a white tee and plaid shirt by Givenchy. We haven’t seen him in these in a while. He seemed to be favoring his amazing light washed pairs by Levi’s for a bit.
I would like to see Kanye rock his leather pants again. We haven’t seen him in those for a while either. I thought he wore them really well. I think you can wear any trend by just mixing in some basics and keeping the palette muted. A guy wearing leather pants is already a bold statement, so simple is probably the biggest key note.
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Women, for many years, have worn men’s clothing. So is it time for the men to start raiding the section of the other sex? More frequently I have been reading and noticing more men being less shy of wearing women’s clothes. For example Kanye West, he famously wore a Celine shirt from the Spring 2011 collection. Before that he wore a shirt from Phillip Lim’s women’s collection to attend his show. Then there is DJ Cassidy who recently opened up about being fond over the women’s accessories section at Intermix. As the saying goes “If the shoe fits, wear it.” So how many of you guys are going to stop limiting yourselves to what you like?
Kanye West recently performed at the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas earlier this month. Being Kanye, his stage outfit definitely stood out. He wore a red leather jacket with some red Balmain jeans and some red sneakers. Most likely the whole look is Balmain minus the shoes.
I like that Balmain has changed the look of their motorcycle jeans. They don’t have the pleating anymore at the thigh. They are kept smooth now. I think that gives them a cleaner look. You can click here to purchase Balmain Homme at Mr. Porter.