At first, it seems I’m strolling along the Yale or Princeton campus, sweater casually strung around my shoulders, waiting for fall’s first snowfall, soundtracks from David Bowie whispering in my head as I amble to class.
But no, I’m actually just sitting a the Teatro Circo, a theatre in Madrid, watching the MF Show Madrid: McGregor collection walk by me on the runway. Or are they walking to lacrosse or rugby practice?
As dapper models strut along, I’m brought back to my college years, with that quintessential East Coast prep vibe, featuring stripes and plaids, puffy winter coats, snow boots, even a letterman jacket. Snaps red pop the collection, and navy as well, keeping with that Ivy League vibe. Cuffed pants, casual sneakers and beanie ski hats all contribute to youthful flashbacks of “the good ‘ol days.”
Slowly the collection morphs from more casual sportswear campus “bro” designs into sophisticated “my first job in New York City” wear. Button up cardigans, bowties and suits with long over coats are all reminiscent to a dandy London socialites or business man executives, with just an edge of elegance and prep.
If only the average male walking the streets of Madrid could look this sharp, if only. I truly don’t see why they can’t, especially with the onset of snowy, winter weather–perhaps some of those duck boots will come in handy soon.
Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.