Friday, 7 August 2009

My MANy Bags Lookbook #10


I have caught the 'Balmainia'. Those ultra slim, over the top decadent embellished pieces (at the most exorbitant prices) best sums up what French party girl chic is. I love those skinny of the skinniest jeans!

But of course, guys are not supposed to emulate exactly what the women's looks are. That would put you in drag queen territory. Christophe Decarnin realised that and developed a men's collection which played safe but was disappointly lacking the true Balmain flavour we loved from the girls. He could have taken it slightly further and have more fun. We boys do like to have some bling and get skinny too, just not as overdone as the ladies.

So for this edition of myMANybags lookbook, I have selected pieces from different sources and try to inject a bit of that bling and sexy slim Balmain silhouette for the boys. To add some shiny embellishments, a croc embossed leather silver chain belt, silver lined gauze scarf (courtesy of Givenchy) are used. These are paired with super skinny biker jeans with stitch detailings from Diet Slim Skin Butcher and of course to retain originality to the brand, Balmain blazers and crystal brooch.

A slouchy draping Julius white t-shirt ensures the nonchalant attitude of a biker dude is retained. Same goes for those cool looking Oak distressed leather boots. Time to 'outshine' the ladies:-P

Anyone else caught the 'Balmainia'?

Source: Luisaviaroma, Blackbird,, Givenchy


Michael St. James said...

I am obsessed with those Oak Distressed Leather boots! Awesome blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin,

Any idea if Club 21 stocks up on Julius T-shirts?

House of Puco said...

Hi Kevin,
The outfit that u made is awesome.
What kind of website or software are u using to do that?

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi House of Puco, I use photoshop to composite the images I gather from all over the net:-)

and anony, Julius is stocked in Blackjack forum shopping mall. the spring summer stock is at 50% off and further 15% for UOB cardmembers. But limited designs and styles's all about luck you find pieces you like in your size.:-)

and Micheal, yes, those oak boots are gorgeous! I even like their ready to wear pieces...I wonder how their sizing goes...I would love to buy some of them!

Philip said...

Hi Kevin,

a heads-up! I enjoyed browsing the latest feature Selby did on Lanvin Homme. Beautiful beautiful studio right in the centre of paris :