Where he’s from, the sparklier the jewelry, the tougher the guy. Good times and girls. His fits are code to what he enjoys, a little bit of basketball, a little prep, some sports wear, all done his way—bigger volumes or tight and cropped with a dose of controversy, cause he likes to get ‘em talking. A slashed tank, a corset lace-up at the back of his jeans, eyelet cut-outs on his shorts made from shirting fabric. He’s game to wear it all, distinguish himself from the other dudes from the suburbs.
Graffiti ends up on his jeans, Betty Boop makes an appearance on his T-shirt and jeweled fringes swing from the front of a shirt. The Dsquared2 Men’s Pre-Spring Summer 2024 collection is created through his wardrobe, tweaking the brand DNA of biker, denim, Western, preppy and jock. Flashy, with sex appeal, these pieces are made to be looked at.
College jackets, in satin or in classic cotton fleece are his staple throw over, the Varsity style is also explored in buttoned up cardigan mohair knits worn over chinos. His obsession with iconic sports wear, the baseball short sleeve top or oversized basketball shirt are paired with oversized wide-legged denim with patch pockets and extreme wash detailing. Jeans worn so thin and white in places to reveal reinforced denim underneath, coated on top with micro crystals, zig zag stitching, a smattering of silver studs, and an appliquéd star patch on the ankle.
Denim reigns in this collection, it also comes clean blue, in a biker style shirt-collared jacket with embroidered patches, jean jackets and pants with scenes of the iconic comic character Betty Boop printed on fine soft cotton fabric and patched on top. Seductive touches make their way onto special pieces. A hybrid denim and check Western shirt has front fringes of fine crystals, an oversized jeans style reveals a corset lace-up back in floral printed leather, a transparent tulle heart is cut-out on the chest of a T-shirt, drops of crystals rain down on the shoulders and back of a hoodie, a sheer white bomber is embroidered with confetti bunches of flowers in tonal sequins.
And just like that his wardrobe switches to bro-from-the-hood wear: a black satin track suit with chunky crystal-encrusted pendants on necklaces, the same look cut from fluid nappa leather, 90s style jeans unbuttoned to show cotton boxers and knit sleeveless top. Baseball caps, wide-legged cargo shorts, together with a couple pairs of cropped mini shorts, and white-toned camouflage in a matching windbreaker and cargo pants with high tops, slides over socks, or Western tan boots.
A hooded short-sleeved sweatshirt features a large D2 logo in black crystals on the front, worn with crisp white front pleated pants. Printed on top of soft black denim, a white graffiti word pattern looks as if it were painted on jeans, a long coat, and printed on an everyday nylon camera bag. Evening looks mix tailored elegance in tuxedo suits with sheer tops underneath, and include a embroidered sequin tulle cummerbund draped-but built into—the front of a white shirt, all worn with pristine shiny patent black loafers.