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Style misses of 2012: Boston Fashion Week, plunging V-necks for men, the plague of pastel, romper rage

Brian Feulner for The Boston Globe

Boston Fashion Week 2012

In 2011, Boston Fashion Week was a triumph. The city’s designers finally had the opportunity to show in a tent with proper lighting, seating, and organization. The tent was back this year, but instead of big names, the catwalk was turned over to up-and-coming designers. That meant Boston’s best were forced to stage shows at hotels all over town, and Boston Fashion Week went back to feeling like a smattering of hit-or-miss parties.

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Plunging

V-necks

for men

Men’s V-neck tees continued their plunge, leading to an epidemic of gentleman’s decolletage. You’ll hear little objection from us when this look is seen on Ryan Gosling. But Jude Law must think low necklines will distract from his high forehead (Hey Jude, they’re not working). On Colin Farrell (above), these pec-
revealing tees and henleys feel more dirty than sexy. Can we bring the crew neck out of
retirement now?

Romper rage

Rule of thumb: Rompers
only look cute on toddlers and supermodels. If you do not fall into one of these
categories, please steer clear.

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