Yoko Ono's men's clothing line hit the Internet today. Many words come to mind. Conservative. Wearable. Classic. The kind of clothes a man can wear and feel good in while making a presentation to a new client in the boardroom, or on the 6:20 train home to Greenwich.
Ono explained to Women's Wear Daily that she designed these clothes 43 years ago, when she was about to marry John Lennon. "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," says the artist. She later bound all of her fashion sketches together in a book, which she gave Lennon as a wedding present. "You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more."
Let's take a look at the limited-edition clothing line below.
As you can see, the line includes a lot of practical sportswear. Like this jacket with one mesh sleeve. Hand Jacket, $595
You could pair it with your cut-out skinny pants. Conservative Pants, $255.
Or, for a more daring look, consider these butt-window trousers. They have less fabric so they're cheaper. Cutout Pants, $250.
This shoulder-baring shirt makes a great layering piece. Mesh Cutout Shirt, $145
SWhen I'm shopping for trousers that make it look like a mime just grabbed my crotch, knowing they are made of 100% wool gives me confidence. Hand Trousers, $335.
Self-explanatory. With crystal studs. Open-Toe Thigh-High Boots, $750.
For foundation garments, Yoko Ono has men covered. This bandeau bra has lightbulbs to indicate the presence of the wearer's nipples. Lightbulb Bra, $250.
And here is a padded jock strap with a light. A light where the penis is. Jock Strap, $250.
A clear perspex "chest plaque" emblazoned with service bells and the legend "RING FOR YOUR MOMMY PIECE." Bell Board, $400.
Lastly, for those men who prefer a more casual look: a hoodie with a drawing of a butt on it. Or balls. Balls or butt. You decide. Butt Hoodie, $75.
Yoko Ono Fashions For Men 1969-2012 [Opening Ceremony]