Graphic Detail

September 27, 2012

Your Shirt Should Say Something Good.

Graphic tees with balls are perhaps the best trend that Fashion Month has brought forward and I’m not just saying that because of my snarky American Apparel tee, (see: All Blogs Post The Same Stuff.) In fact, what Tommy Ton has captured through London and Milan effectively puts what I tried to accomplish to shame. I

Now, if I weren’t tired from the fast I endured yesterday in favor of repentance and rubber soles and the balls to walls traveling that came directly thereafter (which has, I should include, left me in a hotel room overlooking the Tuileries in Paris–even though it’s not Thanksgiving I am grateful for geographic relocation,) I would write more shit–about the colors, about the graphics, about what they mean, about the Valentino kitten heels tucked out of zoom behind the Kenzo sweatshirt in Figure A. Maybe I would chop up that run-on sentence too but instead, I’ll allow word-fostered confusion to consume the situation and alleviate it by just letting you look with your eyes (and soul.)

I just want to know what they’re talking about and what would happen if I yelled “Obi-Wan Kenobi!” To quote Dispatch, “do you suppose that [they] would coming running? Do you suppose [they’d] come at all?” Go ahead and stab me.

Oh my shit, is that a Backstreet Boy tucked into–what a perfect parlay–Balenciaga Pre-Fall?

See what I mean? Kids should stay off drugs and it is fantastic that fashion tents are endorsing that. Gainsbourg is god only without the capital-G. It should be noted the advent of graphic tees are no new trend (after all, Givenchy’s rottweiler has been the belle of a selling out $750 casual ball two years running,) but it’s lovely to see the incremental casualization–this should be a word–of fashion. So many more flats, so many more t-shirts. I don’t want to say it, but I think Birkenstocks are distantly next.

See, for example the Osklen version from Tales of Endearment’s Natalie Joos.

Was that deceiving? This is now me. On with the t-shirt, my version of the photographed says Commes des Fuckdown, which is a perfect segue to start discussing the Commes des Garcons mens Star Wars t-shirt I highly recommend everyone grab (or at least emulate) for the upcoming season. Those spaceship cadets were so far beyond their own time. It’s like cats and the internet only without cats.

I’m going to go.

American Apparel Mens denim shirt, Rag & Bone jeans, Ferragamo clutch, Naomi Shon photo.

  • Corey

    Love a good vintage graphic tee, especially with a sassy phrase.

    http://www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

  • Belén cavas

    Graphic Detail with everything, i love it. In Milan have seen a lot. Today i post it. I like your outfit, simple but effective.
    Have fun this weekend.
    http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/milan-fashion-week-ss-2013-street-style.html

  • Map

    Always a classic! Also casual is just so.. Alluring for obvious reasons. It’s always nice to feel smug in a trend that is satisfyingly comfortable. Marykathleen.blogspot.co.uk

  • SArah

    A$AP rocky tee feck yeaaaa

  • AlexsFashion

    I love printed Tees-especially in black and white! They work with anything and can make great contrasting elements! :D

  • http://natseesstyle.com/ Nat

    It’s hilarious and so true: those space cadets WERE beyond their time. Since fashion is so much about self expression, I love how wearing a graphic tee can take making a statement to a whole new level! So glad I kept that Spice Girls concert t-shirt…

    xoxo,
    Nat

    http://www.natseesstyle.com

  • http://twitter.com/FashionAgony Fashion Agony

    All those prints are so overwhelming!
    I really love your outfit on the last picture though!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

  • Natali

    Graphic tees are my favorites! I like the last photo of you :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Dang-Van-Sung/1253662630 Laura Dang Van Sung

    Great post, I love all those graphics on tees and sweat!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • ClosetCravings

    I love the photo of the girl riding a bike with the Kenzo sweatshirt – really cute.
    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

  • http://www.futurelint.blogspot.com/ FutureLint

    Ha! I’m wearing an old Mickey Mouse tee today! Good to know I’m unintentionally “on trend!”

  • monkeyshines

    inspiring details!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • lavieenliz

    I love your shirt!! and the Gainsbourg shirt!!

    http://lavieenliz.com

  • Deborah & Gabriel

    We love the leo-look-alike jacket!

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    xx

    D & G

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033981551 Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    Beautiful tees!!!

  • farandwild

    YES to the advent of casual fashion and thank god my massive vintage t-shirt collection is now considered stylish. i knew i hadn’t hoarded those puppies for nothing!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  • XeanaFashion

    Bag on the last photo is perfect!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  • http://twitter.com/Qazynga Qazynga.com

    I like this styles, it has lot of bright colors and lot of writings on it, these are really great!

  • Alexandra

    I’m loving tee shirts with everything too. Such a rad juxtaposition, especially when with some fanciness on the lower end. Now, enjoy Paris and get some sleep! ;-)
    xo,
    Ali

    http://www.injackiesshoes.com

  • Stephanie

    Does this mean I can go cray at Disneyland for graphic tees?? I’m going on Sunday =P

    -Stephanie@LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

  • Sharon

    I love your shirt!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/tobruckave Kiara Schwartz

    Perfect jewelry as always! Tobruckave Blog

  • Rebeka

    I’m really glad to see that both DARE and the backstreet boys are having another moment. Really glad.

  • Gita Bončina

    I just can’t get over that Kenzo sweater. I just can’t.

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  • http://madrilicious.com/ Martha

    love statement tshirt that look fun but too much looks also like someones trying to distract from himself, but thats fashion, no? http://madrilicious.com Madrid Street Style

  • http://www.hauteinhabit.com/ Haute Inhabit

    If you’re really into graphic tees now, check out society6.com you’re gonna shit your pants

  • ohkate

    Where is your Comme Des Fuckdown shirt from? I’ve been looking for it everywhere?!

    • Stephanie Hall

      ebay. go to ebay.

  • Elena May

    looove graphics so much… although I feel they’re not a trend, I’ve lived in them for too many years. your t-shirt is awesome. so is Kenzo

    http://elena-may.blogspot.fr

  • Eva

    Love these tee’s and in love with the Kenzo sweater!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • seaandswank

    I feel like Urban Outfitters has been pushing these for about 20 years – interesting that they’re having a high-fashion moment.

    Sea and Swank

  • Gine

    Hi Leandra, I saw you walking down Rue de rivoli today… you looked gorgeous in your dungarees and those Marant sneakers! I missed the chance to open the cab’s window and scream out loud: ¨Leandra, I love your blog!¨ Gine http://gine.ch/

  • Kate
  • feliciatys

    love the graphics, the backstreet boy one made me smile ha x

    http://dancing-in-high-heels.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Ass

    this shit sucked

  • Amalie Espeland

    your posts are awesome. especially like this one. sooooo, i’m gunna go buy a n’sync tshirt. and throw a chanel jacket over it. sue me. CYAAAA x

  • Thorunn Ivarsdottir

    those are insane! love it

    http://www.double-pizzazz.com

  • Clare K

    urgh, can we please leave birkenstocks tucked safely away in the cupboard behind the granola bars and hemp tote shoppers please. Only to be worn gardening (though yeah, whatever, they are bloody comfortable)

    http://togsmustbeworn.wordpress.com/

  • Jennifer

    I really do want a graphic sweatshirt… maybe with a lion or something! haha

    xo Jennifer
    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • holly

    I love it all!! detail detail detail! give me more

    Soi Eight Recycling xx

  • natallie

    im digging the kenzo sweater.

    mychichandmedowns.tumblr.com

  • BunnyMySweet

    Love that first photo :)
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  • dany

    great photos; love the black sweater! xxo, dany

    http://lovesprettythings.blogspot.com/

  • Hannah xu

    i saw your uniqlo ad!!!! witty pretty

  • http://www.styleclouds.de/ Styleclouds

    Amazing outfits! I love all the fantastic print shirts! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  • http://www.thankfifi.com/ thankfifi

    I am loving graphic tees — whatever the message, not feeling to fussy about it

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • http://twitter.com/darkbluestripes Christie Moore

    Loving graphic tees with a real message. Great picks.

    Christie x

  • Lisa Simone Daniels

    Great pics, can’t wait until I arrive in Paris today to see them ‘real life’.

    X La mode brux

  • malak

    love it, great inspiration. http://afterbusiness.blogspot.com

  • Cindy K

    Just say NO to Birkenstocks! I live in Portland, OR and I know – they are ugly. With or without socks.

  • Tegan

    I LOVE the Backstreet Boy tee with Brian peeking out of the jacket. Probably the best look I’ve seen in a year.

  • ele

    u’re the best one Leandra!!

  • Bonnie Clyde

    Love your t-shirt the best!!

  • SHOPHOUSE

    All about the graphics! Great post.

    betsy + kiley

    SHOPHOUSE
    personal + property styling

    http://www.shophousedesign.wordpress.com

  • Breakfast at Cindi’s

    Amazing photographs !

    xo,

    Cindi

    Breakfast at
    Cindi’s

  • Irina

    Love that GRAPHIC tees are back!!! <3

    http://www.socialbliss.com

  • Anonomyte

    Was a pleasure seeing you on Fashion Police. I recorded it, so don’t know when it first was aired. Fun watching your sense of fashion grow wings and fly. I’m one of your older fans. But not as old as Joan.

  • Catherine and Greer

    See amongst all your success, making your way into New York’s fashion elite, you still go out in a Comme des Fuckdown shirt. Don’t change Leandra.

  • M.s.c.D

    i wore graphic tees when i was a child. beautiful. love it!

    xxx
    marie

    http://chic-marie.blogspot.de/

  • Constance

    Omy gosh! I love these pics!!! I want every single jumper!

    http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

  • Felicity

    Backstreet Boys and Balenciaga, epic yes! Love your Ferragamo clutch, it’s a beaut x

    http://www.that-bird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • Laura Doege

    I´m so in love with the kenzo sweater!

    I follow you on Bloglovin. Please check out my recent outfit post.
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  • nataluya85

    love this look so much, laid back and awesome!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

  • olivia sui

    haha i should have kept my DARE shirt when i was in 5th grade! ah the shit i couldve kept…

    http://suiwithmee.blogspot.com/

  • Juhee Dewan

    I love this! Graphic tees are awesome and I’m glad they’re back. I am totally going to rock them this fall. ps. i want that backstreet boys tshirt

  • Charlotte

    I want your shirt!!!! Where can I get one? I love that you pair everyday items like a graphic tee with high-end items and make an outfit special :)

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  • chicpoint

    great post!! you look so gorgeous! love the look of the last picture!:) btw, amazing blog! xoxo

  • Karen Yuan

    Oh my god, I literally just *JUST* bought the comme des fuckdown sweatshirt. Now I’m kicking myself for not getting the t-shirt so that I can layer it with a jacket/shirt and not get kicked out of polite places…

    x karen
    http://www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

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