Men, for the most part, leave opulent sartorial superfluity for the ladies. Sparkles and embellishments are generally avoided, even in the gay community. But Swarovski is asking to reconsider the flickering, shining excesses of fashion for their latest iteration for Swarovski Elements. After all, while utility and practicality may be the foundation of fashion, that is in no way an excuse to deprive yourself of the more ornamental joys of dress.
This is the first time the program has forayed into menswear in its three year history, and they cover the gamut -- from audacious to subdued -- featuring high-end lines juxtaposed with emerging names in the design world. Highlights include a sleek and sexy Abici bike, a perforated leather Bally bag, a shimmering Hugo Boss suit a subtly decorative Dior Homme suit, and some lavish Dorothy-esqe shoes from Ferragamo.
With a roster of master menswear mavens like this on hand, you can rest assured that there will be something for everyone, from the idiosyncratic and peacock-like dandies to the more conservative men about town who need just a whisper of eccentricity to feel that their ensemble has taken on punchy and exciting new dimensions.
And let's admit it, everyone wants to feel like diamond in the rough now and then, don't they?