"Beary" Queer Fashion

I just saw the craziest thing. There is a Belgian designer called Walter Van Beirendonck ( don’t you love that name?) who designs clothes for men who are best described as “a bear”; i.e. (according to Wikipedia) “Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair; some are heavy-set; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators”.



Now that pretty much fits me to a “T” except for the “working class” part, if I may say s
o myself. So I thought “hooray! Someone designing for me”. So I went to this person’s website to see what Spring 2010 fashion holds for me.

Can any of you imagine wearing something like this? And what is with the Marie-Antoinette color scheme? They all look like they’re working at the counter at Ladurée.



(A box of macaroons from Ladurée)

I don’t know… you tell me.

Needs something / Meme’s Housecoat

<img src="http://www.bearotic.com/img/2009/07/walter-van-beirendonck-wonder-2.jpg&quot; alt="Walter Van

Two scoops of Bing Cherry, please / Channeling Batgirl

Tired Pistacchio Queen / Needs a belt, pearls and a vacuum

OK, but really… Kabuki sleeves?

Mint green jumpsuits for day wear??? Oy!

Nice top Mary / This outfit needs espadrilles

Definitely… belts, pearls and straw handbags. My Aunt Eloise to a “T”.

Don’t you just love rugged outdoorsmen in pastels?

The designer himself, Walter Van Beirendonck.

Crossposted from Bearotic.com. This is a review of the designer’s work. Photos used without permission. If the copyright holder of the photos wishes me to remove them I will do so immediately. Please contact me at the e-mail address provided.

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