Thursday, December 06, 2012

She’d not called Yoko Ono for nothing…

You say you want a revolution, well, you know. We all want to change the world.

And Yoko Ono wants change to start with a change of clothing, from normal, straightforward menswear like jeans, khakis, and Brook Brothers button-down shirts, to something else entirely.

What man wouldn’t want to swap out a pair of DockersYoko-Ono-Fashions-for-Men.jpg for those winter whites with the cagily placed hands. And that sheer pink, nipple-showing number? Toss out your Tom Brady #12 shirt. Immediately. With luck – and climate change – you’ll be able to wear this light weight – it’s mesh! -  fashion item year round.

All we are saying, is give piece a chance.

So thank you, Yoko.

Not seeing exactly what you want quite yet? There’s plenty more where this comes from, over on Opening Ceremony – the clothing line’s – site.

Whether you’re buying for yourself, or for that special man (lucky guy) in your life, don’t get suckered into wussing out and going normal-ish guy with the blue hoodie with the word DREAM printed on it. And don’t think you’re wussing out by and springing for the eerily regular-guy looking trousers that are only $250. If you’re not up for a big surprise, you’d best read the fine print that says “Cutout Trousers.” Keep looking until you get the full non-frontal view. Operative word here, that “Cutout.”

The clothing line was inspired by John Lennon’s “sexy bod.”

I was inspired to create 'Fashions for Men' amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod. So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more. (Source: Racked, quoted in Huffington Post.

And you thought John was just the smart Beatle.

Talk about Please, Please Me.

I’m sure that there will be some folks who actually buy this stuff. But I’m thinking that it will probably not be the grownup edition of the average girl in madras, penny loafers, a flip do and bangs who screamed when the Fab Four shook their mop-tops on Ed Sullivan. Nah, they’ll continue shopping for the “boys” in the Dockers section.

Maybe there will be some Beatles fanatics and/or Yoko Ono groupies who throw a few things in their cart.

But mostly I’m thinking it will be the fetishist, S&M brigade. Or some hipsters who’ll think that the hands-on pants go with a fedora. Not that fetishists and hipsters shouldn’t have options beyond Dockers…

Still, this does seem to have elements of some sort of performance art joke. (I’m channeling Ricky Ricardo and Fred Mertz in the I Love Lucy episode where they create haute couture outfits for Lucy and Ethel. Haute couture made out of potato sacks and feed bags.)

And it’s really telling me a bit more about John and Yoko’s private life than I need to know. Enough that we had to see their Bed In. Now we have th_72993_032_fw12yoko-ono_1.jpgthis inspire, $400 item:

Transparent chest plaque with bells and leather neck strap | Writing reads, “RING FOR YOUR MOMMY”.

No need to ask who’s your daddy on this one, is there?

And I used to think that pants with the word PINK spanning the backside were in questionable taste…

Meanwhile, ecce Yoko, looking a bit latter-day Dr. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

We hope that you enjoy the show.

What else is there to add, other than that Yoko’s 79 and looks pretty darned good. And she’s not just alive, but kicking.


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