I was quietly watching the happenings in Armitageworld over the weekend as I began my (annual) frantic preparations for the beginning of the academic year. I couldn’t help but notice the Ben Rayner images that have popped up all over the place. My immediate reaction? Good Lord – that sweater!
This LV abomination has replaced my previous least favorite Richard Armitage sweater look….
Fashion, like art, is a subjective thing I think. I’m certainly not a fashionista – I’d describe my personal style as something like academic chic or maybe contemporary librarian? Seriously, I have no idea what I’d call it…today I’m wearing a fitted blue tee with gray capri pants and sandals – fine – Birkenstock sandals! Probably my edgiest fashion statement is 4 piercings in one ear 🙂 (I mostly did that to annoy my mother when I was in college!)
Even though I don’t tend to buy “fashion forward” I know what I like when I see it. Do I really need to describe what about this sweater I don’t like? It would be easier to identify what I do like…the color is OK. I ran this ensemble past my local contact for fashion forward menswear (he’s a 20 something musician studying at a prestigious local university for the arts, and we’ve had several conversations about the dearth of such attire here in the land of Levis and baseball caps) and he’s not a fan of the look either.
I’m not sure what was going through the mind of whoever put this all together, since none of it is particularly flattering on Mr. Armitage – if the goal was to make him look less attractive than usual, well done I guess.
It’s not as if LV only makes ugly (there, I said it…it may be warm, but IMHO, it’s ugly.) sweaters. Look at John Hamm in this LV cardi:
I suppose I’ll be grateful that they didn’t break out some of the LV Winter 2012/13 runway looks I saw for the Rayner shoot. Thankfully, I only need one image to remind me how good Richard Armitage can look in a sweater…
ὅ παῖς καλός!!