This Charming Man

“I would go out tonight…but I haven’t got a stitch to wear…”

When the ’80s were good, they were very, very good. While the rest of the world is obsessed with the “return” of the harem pant (I am a desi girl, so salwars and churridars will always rock my world, regardless of trend), I prefer to wax nostalgic about a different memory from the decadent decade…

The turtlenecked, jeaned and army boot-clad ’80s boy, reinvented here by Balmain for Fall Winter ’09.

Flying high with fantastic hair and aviator jacket in tow

Fantastic hair? Check. Aviator jacket? Check. Runaway cheekbones? Check. Cleared for take off, eh.

Balmain Mens FW09 boots and jeans

Balmain Mens FW 09 turtleneck and jeans

Suddenly, I’m  behind the Palais Royale and the Fall leaves smell sweet in the September rain…and the soundtrack chimes back in…

“This man said…it’s gruesome that someone so handsome should caaaaaaare…na, na-na, na-na, na-na, this charming man.”

Lyrics from This Charming Man, written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey of The Smiths.  Photos of Balmain Homme FW09 Collection from Nostalgic sequence by Jyotika.

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