I continue my fashion review of Grand-prix Final 2016 and today is men’s turn to be discussed.
I afraid one day Japanese fans find out where I live or where I work and will organize a demonstration under my windows with posters “Hands off from plushy pants!” and “Stop critisizing Japanese costumes!”.
Well, I doubt it’ll stop me) Sorry, nothing personal just fashion.
I’ve already told what I’d like to do with all purple costumes from Grand-prix final. In case you miss I’ll repeat: “Take them all and burn in one purple flame!”
Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu
Ok, Shoma, you’re skating to Ladies in lavender, so you probably didn’t have much choice in terms of color. But you know, there are some other fabrics that can be used for figure skating costumes. Oh, I think plushy pants (no matter of which color) should be officially banned for guys older than 15. It’s like a part of your maturation, you grow up and you leave you plushy pants in childhood.
I know they tried to go with Prince’s shocking and provocative costumes, I like the idea of “shirt – waistcoat – high-waisted trousers” set, but the execution……and this fabric…..When I was a kid and did rhythmic gymnastics I had a costume of such versicoloured/chameleon fabric. Oh, I was so proud! Well, I was six and that was back in 1996. Not cool any more.
Adam, you’re for sure in fantastic shape, your shoulders and arms look great…But even for a provocative and sexy program tight tank top with translucent parts and some sequins it’s a bit too much. You know, we’re still at competitions, not in the night club. Am I too conservative?) Maybe you should change it to a long sleeve? Completely translucent if you want. I like the trousers, they’re well fitted (what happens no so often in figure skating) but I think they’re too formal for this top.
I’m glad that Nathan Chen burned his Aladin costume! The new one looks almost great: nice black trousers, a bolero that reminds us of balletic costumes, absence of finishing and sequins …..but why why why guipure? What it has to do with Le Corsaire or ballet? Ok, maybe I’m not objective but I don’t like much guipure in male costumes.
You know, I’m a fan of simple costumes and no much finishing in male costumes. Because a man should stay a man even in his costumes for competitions) Maybe it’s sounds boring, but it’s my opinion. On the one hand I like Javi’s new costume for the short program, because I always appreciate when skater tries to think about something different than red and black costume for Spanish program. I like that it’s modern and pretty hot. On the other hand I think now his short program lacks some color and brightness. Also such laconic costumes usually chose skaters who want to concentrate an attention on their choreo and skating…..I don’t think it was a good idea for Fernandez. But all of this is matter of taste, the real thing that prevented Javi from winning the fashion competition in the short program were his trousers. Not well fitted….why he always has some troubles with this part of his costume?
Knowing my tastes in male figure skating costumes, I think it wasn’t hard to guess who is my winner) Simple, elegant, well fitted. Those are the keys for a successfull costume. Well-dressed man is my weakness) I remember girls at Prince William’s wedding who were standing with posters “Marry me Prince Harry!”…. Who needs a prince when Patrick looks that damn good in his black shirt? Personally I don’t need any) All pieces of his simple elegant black set are very well fitted. Especially I’d like to point out his trousers because they are really well sewen, not too wide, not to tight. I know it’s not so easy to sew a trousers for figure skating, to make them look like a real clothes not to the detriment of convenience during skating.
Here you can find fashion results of ladies’ short program: Grand-Prix Final 2016: ladies short program fashion review