100 comments

  1. Rylan

    July 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    This reminds me of the traditional formal Filipino sheer dress shirts.

  2. theTrendyDwarf

    July 8, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hmmmm? I like the idea…I just probably wouldn't wear it. It does look pretty cool, and if I would've been attending that fashion show I definitely would've been wowed! The idea is really creative!
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  3. fickle red riding hood

    July 8, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I don't think I've ever seen sheer jackets for men before. I quite like it.

    http://fickleredridinghood.blogspot.com

  4. Marquis de Lannes

    July 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Kris Van Assche volvio a hacer un excelente trabajo chez Dior!!

    marquisdelannes.blogspot.com

  5. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Transparency is something I saw on last years shows as well, particularly at Kilgour in Paris (the Savile Row tailor), I guess Dior picked up on it too!

  6. Questioner

    July 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    A fashion statement crying out for rebuttal.

    I just can't see many men flocking to this trend. I suppose a sheer jacket is more forgiving than the sheer shirts that have appeared on the runways. At least you won't feel like you have to wax your chest.

  7. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    an olden idea…i have a shady one from rick owens, two seasons ago…and one from 80's CDG…buy one from dior???i don't think so!!!!!

  8. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    The layering must be perfect underneath. No wrinkles allowed.

  9. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    i think this model looks cute, but there are not a lot of people who could wear this jacket… much too revealing, and if not done right it will just look tacky

  10. Watch Free Online TV Unlimited

    July 8, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Yeah you're right Rylan. Who's the designer of this dress? Maybe he/ she is a Filipino.

  11. Brigadeiro

    July 8, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I would layer too! Love sheer over stripes and other subtle patterns & colours…

    Gorgeous jacket!

  12. johnsiesta

    July 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I Concur!

  13. Fredrik

    July 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    The Swedish brand Acne has already made a version of this, and according to me it's a lot better.

  14. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    It would be quite fun to come up with different outfits with this jacket

  15. Landis

    July 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    ack. no to color beneath, but agreed on loving the layering. something rick owens has done beautifully for years. if you have the means to layer three hundred dollar tees . . .

  16. MARIA Santiago

    July 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    yes it's like a Barong from the Philippines

  17. menuch

    July 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    i love it because of the transparent look.it adds texture.

  18. Simone

    July 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    another piece worth borrowing..imagine using contrasting thread to "finish" insides seams…sigh

  19. Simone

    July 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    another piece worth borrowing..imagine using contrasting thread to "finish" insides seams…sigh

  20. Faire

    July 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    did you get to go to the couture shows? i would love to see your perspective on those…

  21. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    This should have been left as an idea. I can see fashion trying to push this on women for a season, but it's really absurd on a man. I could just hate it because what's under it happens to be a t-shirt (which is a questionable-at-best LA vice, even with a solid jacket). Perhaps it would be better with a proper shirt? Either way, any man wearing this in a serious manner off the runway should have some sense slapped into him. Bruce Pask looks slightly confused/disappointed as well.

  22. edot

    July 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I like how well you can see seaming details; those little sleeveheads on the back panels! excellent!

  23. IAMTHEANGELNEGRO

    July 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I LOVE DIOR!!!

  24. Peregrine

    July 8, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Reminds me of the jacket my uncle wore to my parents' wedding; a black undershirt with a white jacket like this would look great.

  25. theKcloset

    July 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    great jacket! & the color is stunning for fall.

  26. Yoli

    July 8, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I want to see more of Simone.

  27. mancarella

    July 8, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    like those layered architecteral type drawings, where semi translucent vellum-ish materials are used over colors to create depth and atmospheric distance.

  28. CMA

    July 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    you have a gorgeous blog
    loving it…the street style is always the best, a fun eye for interesting pieces put together
    love it!

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  29. alejandra

    July 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

  30. SLING

    July 8, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    The concept of a summer blazer has reached a pinnacle. And yes, layer has also been brought to a whole new level with this piece. I like that this particular jacket is a neutral shade to maximize versatility. I honestly wouldn't mind an outrageous paisley dress shirt if it was paired with this.

  31. themark

    July 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Japanese businessmen have been wearing semi-sheer jackets in the summer for years

  32. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    wow. imagine the possibilities with that jacket

  33. Nouvelle Vue

    July 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    This is a really interesting idea. Has this ever been done before? This would make it fun to show off shirts with unique patterns. I definitely agree that playing with contrast would be really interesting.

  34. Holly

    July 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    That is such a clever idea.

  35. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    sleeve length on the layering pieces would also be important – is that a cap sleeve on the model?

  36. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    The 7th, eighth, and nineth look after this particular garment… I desperately want! What an amazing show, I'm not too sure if I could pull the sheer shirts/jackets look off. Or for that matter the sleeve-less items. :(

  37. Vinicius Francisco

    July 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    amezing !!

  38. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I don't think that this jacket is that great, innovative definitely, but just too forward for me.
    love your work though Sart!

  39. Joe

    July 8, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Also the Barong which is a traditional Filipino dress shirt for men.

    I would definitely contrast it as well, especially with a nice pocket square in the summer. Like it.

  40. fashionscout

    July 9, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I LOVE this, at least in theory. It never occurred to me. Women have so many great sheer tops, so why not men?

  41. The Lisbon Tailor

    July 9, 2009 at 1:06 am

    I´m feeling curious about..

  42. Meeliηa εïз

    July 9, 2009 at 1:12 am

    one day Ill be there!

  43. Gibron

    July 9, 2009 at 1:24 am

    I loved this collection!
    A few of the evening jackets reminded me of what Proenza Schoukler did for fall 2008, with this inside-out, paper plane idea.

  44. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 1:33 am

    the best KVA has done for dior homme

  45. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 1:33 am

    the best KVA has done for dior homme

  46. JamieDOTBall

    July 9, 2009 at 2:09 am

    i can understand what you mean about layering colours but dont you think the colour of the jacket would just make the underlying colours look a little off and dirty?

  47. AG

    July 9, 2009 at 2:14 am

    for me this is very close but not quite there.

    I have never tried to construct a blazer but if they could do something about the bit on fabric that is not sheer under the back shoulders without compromising the structure…

    then there is the problem that if this gets popular it will be dated next year. (as shallow as that is)

  48. Kimberley

    July 9, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I love the sheer thats going on

  49. Lauri Tikerpe

    July 9, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Acne has the same kind of jacket for current season. http://shop.acnestudios.com/system/search/product.asp?id=1214

  50. so_crispy

    July 9, 2009 at 2:56 am

    True, Rylan, it's like the jacket form of the Filipino barong. Definitely great for layering and humid weather!

  51. spore

    July 9, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Superb! The craftsmanship needed to create a clean garment like this should be applauded.

  52. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 3:37 am

    I get what you mean about the colours for layering pieces.

  53. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 3:46 am

    KVA spoils Dior Homme….

  54. Anisa

    July 9, 2009 at 3:51 am

    The concept feels new to me, and looks very exciting!

  55. MaxW

    July 9, 2009 at 4:29 am

    All we can do is dream.

  56. Lance Miller

    July 9, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Cool jacket! Something for fashion shows only? Or would you wear this on a Saturday afternoon?

  57. heleen db

    July 9, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Haven't seen this before! Very interesting.

  58. thatboyrichy

    July 9, 2009 at 6:32 am

    just what i was thinking. barong tagalog.

  59. Emilie

    July 9, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Oh, wow. What a perfect piece for summer.

    I love that every seam, every detail of this jacket is on show.

  60. Life99

    July 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Oh this is cool…

  61. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 6:56 am

    that´s not knew at all, Ann Demeulemeester made that jacket for the current spring summer season….and in a more inspirational way.

  62. C'est Moi

    July 9, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I can't believe this didn't happen sooner, its brilliant!

  63. brandt abner

    July 9, 2009 at 9:32 am

    It's so gimmicky, how many times could you wear it?

    Just seems like they are trying too hard to be different. It would be hard to justify the price.

  64. Miiicha

    July 9, 2009 at 10:08 am

    oooh great :)

  65. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Kilgour showed a better version of the sheer jacket last year.

  66. lintmag

    July 9, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I don't think a lot of men will try this, but I do think it would be great for women. It's always fun to see something on the street that you take a second glance at, like, wait…was that…?? It could also be cool done with a printed lining.

  67. PrettyBoy Forever

    July 9, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I love it. It's always nice to show some man-nipple and man-breast. And my stomach is totally flat, so why not?
    I would totally rock this jacket sans shirt. I am not super gay and I have not spent a fortune at various gyms for nothing !!! J'adore Dior

  68. Ingrid

    July 9, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Oh
    My
    Gosh
    This is AbFab and totally revolutionary you guys. My word! Whoever designed this is a genius in my book. I can't wait to start Fashion School in the fall. I wish we had fashion like this in Utah :(

  69. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I'd rather see you in a see-through suit . . .

  70. Dan in Richmond

    July 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    The sheer jacket is brilliant. I'd love to see this type of innovation more often in men's fashion. You could experiment with endless combinations underneath, but my first thought was different than yours; that I'd wear a monochromatic outfit with it- I don't like seeing the shirt/pants transition through the jacket in this photo, but maybe in person. It's fun to see something new that's actually interesting and shows great possibilities.

  71. Okate

    July 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Nice idea. Intriguing choice of color. But the faces in the background make the shot for me. Each one tells a different story.

  72. Passport Foodie

    July 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I would buy it and wear it on my travels during the hot season. Great!

    Passport Foodie

  73. BetwixtandBetween

    July 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    This is so beyond perfect!!! I love it, and I love the idea of contrasting colours.

  74. Idia'Dega

    July 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Gentleman Sart,

    I think your point about contrasting colors is a wonderful idea, tonal as you showed in an early post would be interesting too. The sheerness is intriguing on two other levels: 1. To show the construction of the jacket the architectural nature of clothing. 2. sheerness adds a sensuality to men's clothing that is often lacking, to imagine what is underneath the jacket even more the lovely lines of the male form: the torso the back, the shoulders, very sexy.

  75. SallyO

    July 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Will they make pants to match the jacket? I hope so…

  76. Ivy Lane

    July 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    No good with sweaty armpits!!!

  77. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Sheer jackets have been done and done. even from a menswear student at central saint martins at a degree show back in 2006! not so much novelty here.

  78. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Didn't Ann Demeulemeester do a sheer linnen jacket for her SS09? Again no creativity at LVMH.

  79. LuxuryObsessed.com

    July 9, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I love it! Thanks for the great photo.

  80. american dream

    July 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I own almost same jacket from Patrizia Pepe.adorable

  81. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Chocolate-coloured jacket with butter yellow shirt underneath could be yummy no?

  82. miss d

    July 10, 2009 at 3:09 am

    yes about the asian jackets~ Koreans have been doing it for years! summer formal way – no better way to do it!

  83. Debbi

    July 10, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Agree with the commenter who posted about how this showed off the lovely seams, sleeve caps. It truly is a look into the architecture of a jacket, and I applaud that.

  84. Haute Topic

    July 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Oh I love the idea of a sheer blazer for men! I would have never thought of this to be dont this way.

  85. Avyn

    July 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I can imagine this jacket matched with somethnig steely gray. The shoulder detailing and lines of the back seem masculine creating a perfect balance.

  86. Anonymous

    July 12, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Finally! I have been waiting way too many seasons for the houses to come out with a sheer jacket. I guess not many of them know any Filipinos! Anywho. . . it's about time Paris, so much for being ahead of the curve.

    -AM

  87. nicola ticola

    July 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    so gorgeous, absolutely love this

    nicola xx

    nicolaticolaponders.blogspot.com

  88. Bombshell Kitten

    July 13, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Think of all the fun you could have with a great sheer jacket! Fab.

  89. tristia

    July 14, 2009 at 3:30 am

    These kinds of sheer jackets are really popular in Japan- it makes sense, since its so hot and humid here. Comfy and stylin'. =)

  90. Brandie Herbst

    July 14, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I adore the sheer jackets!!! You can really play up colors, textures and inventive layering underneath! A veil over a creative juxtaposition!

  91. Brandie Herbst

    July 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

    It also reminds me of the transparent jacket Cher (Alicia Silverstone) wore in the movie Clueless over her white Calvin Klein dress!

  92. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  93. Sidney Rhule

    July 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    This is going to be big for SS2010.

    The sheer look!

    Style elegance and ultimate refinement.

    The Linen of the informed.
    Maybe this is the way to beat global warming?

    Let the sunshine shine and the linen live on.
    Sidney Rhule
    http://www.filterlife.blogspot.com

  94. phyllis

    July 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    It looks like its silk organza. Interesting how they clean finished the shoulder pad, the sleeve head and french seamed the armysce.

  95. 69

    July 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    finally, the blazer of my dreams.
    -69

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    July 18, 2009 at 3:12 am

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  97. AngBirhen

    July 19, 2009 at 5:32 am

    It indeed reminds me of the Filipino barong tagalog.
    Mabuhay.

  98. Andre

    August 7, 2009 at 12:55 am

    thanks for a great idea!
    i have a piece of loose waived linen in black, so i'll have a outstanding blazer in a week!
    would wear with colored tshirts underneat, or on barechest! (sic!)
    with really slim jeans, white or black

  99. Anonymous

    February 6, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Like so many things in European fashion, this is a stolen idea from other cultures. Clearly this is taken from the Barong Tagalog : Filipino traditional dress shirts for men, made of pineapple fiber.

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