What the F*** are you wearing? Fall edition

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My favorite season is approaching, but not fast enough. I’m getting annoyed having to shave my legs because I’m trying to stay comfortably cool by wearing short shorts. Besides looking forward to wearing layers and pants this fall. I get excited for the next installment in the Twilight series to be released. The modern-day vampire has become fashionably sexy. How many of us don’t dream about being Eric’s jeans or leather jackets every Sunday while watching True Blood? It’s no surprise that some menswear designers this fall were influenced by the modern-day vampire–or have obliviously given these shows’ and movies’ stylists a variety of choices to choose from the fall collections. Take some cues from these designers and get your vamp on.

Black and red combo is an obvious choice, the two colors remind you of blood and night. Black leather pants with a red wool coat give you that look of a vampire cadet from the Napoleon Wars. The coat looks best calf length, oversized and military inspired. A black fur around the collar adds a regal appeal. A more modern cut on the leather pants allows you to not look like an 1980s metal hair band reject. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen did a great pair that are slim cut with a different fabric detail at the front of the knees. Pair them with ankle boots or sneakers.

Leather pants were also present in Ann Demeulemeester’s collection cut with a lower crotch and roomier thigh area, with a silk layer. To balance the roomy fit of the pants you might want to try a slim-cut jacket or coat with horizontal cuts. It gives the outerwear a movement instead of a stiff and stuffy character. Also don’t be afraid to add a silk or lace accent, maybe a scarf, to give you that Pitt-Cruise effect from Interview With the Vampire. Also, with this cut of leather pant you can get away with a pair of equestrian boots. Don’t do the boots with the slim cut pants, you’ll look like a leather daddy.

Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy also stuck to a very dark black theme for fall with hints of red. He used a print of a grumbling Rottweiler that reminded me of every vampire’s archenemy, werewolves. They were on black dress shirts and black shorts. To pair the shorts with the shirts together is an overkill. But the dress shirt with an all black suit adds some personality and edge. The shorts are good for the fall as well, with jersey thermals or Givenchy’s unisex over the knee lace-up, flat sneaker boots.

A biker jacket in suede or leather seems to be the uniform for vampires; both Bill and Eric have been sporting them on True Blood this season. In black leather they look great with dark-blue denim for a nice nighttime look. If you’re all about breaking the rules like myself, they can also make a statement for a day look paired with crisp, clean white slim cut jeans. You’ve already broken a rule so just play around with any style of shoes and see what works best for you. I think a nice flat simple sneaker or driving shoe works best. In a grey suede it gives it an expensive look. The zipper closure slightly to the side of the chest at an angle gives an even more badass look.

Vampires are sexy on their own, so if you’re really a horn ball, add to the look for a bit more kink. Think latex or latex-looking leather. Do a black strong-shouldered jacket with short or long sleeves, pair it with shiny, black leather gloves for that maker- and- baby- vamp effect. Nicola Formichetti did this look throughout the Mugler collection, accessorized with real latex masks.

Vampires seem to be all the rage and the look is fun. It’s dark, sleek and tough. These adjectives seem to scream sex. Because everyone just seem to be so obsessed with how hot Edward is and how good Eric looks when he flies to Sookie’s rescue, try these looks out and get some.

 

fashion.

My favorite season is approaching, but not fast enough. I’m getting annoyed having to shave my legs because I’m trying to stay comfortably cool by wearing short shorts. Besides looking forward to wearing layers and pants this fall. I get excited for the next installment in the Twilight series to be released. The modern-day vampire has become fashionably sexy. How many of us don’t dream about being Eric’s jeans or leather jackets every Sunday while watching True Blood? It’s no surprise that some menswear designers this fall were influenced by the modern-day vampire–or have obliviously given these shows’ and movies’ stylists a variety of choices to choose from the fall collections. Take some cues from these designers and get your vamp on.