Gucci's 2018 Cruise Menswear Collection: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Gucci IS my favorite menswear brands and always will be. Large embroidery, bold colors (my fantasy to compensate for the lack of color in my wardrobe) and constantly pushing the envelope are three of my favorite aspects of the brand. Alessandro Michele is changing menswear - he has the game in the palm of his hands. If you ever read this Mr. Michele, don't get cocky. He's changing the landscape of menswear in a way that not many have been able to. 

There were 93, yes, you read that, NINETY FREAKING THREE of these looks. I don't think I wrote that many blog posts last year in 2016. Anyways, from what I was able to sift through, it was tough to find anything that I didn't like about this collection. However, I'm here to bring you the good, bad and ugly along with my perspective of 6 looks from this collection. 

The Good

If you bring this cardigan down two sizes, you're talking about a piece that can be used in several ways, even into the holiday season with dark denim and brown boots.

If you bring this cardigan down two sizes, you're talking about a piece that can be used in several ways, even into the holiday season with dark denim and brown boots.

The navy double breasted blazer is so powerful, I'm disappointed in not having one myself. I'm  waiting for menswear to add some variety to the suit game, like the forearm and collar details on this guy's jackets. Menswear has been the same for the past few decades (and forever), let's see more of this until it hits the racks.

The navy double breasted blazer is so powerful, I'm disappointed in not having one myself. I'm  waiting for menswear to add some variety to the suit game, like the forearm and collar details on this guy's jackets. Menswear has been the same for the past few decades (and forever), let's see more of this until it hits the racks.

This jacket despite all of the patches is actually pretty useful. Lose the thigh-high shorts, replace them with white jeans and Chelsea boots then you're in business brother.

This jacket despite all of the patches is actually pretty useful. Lose the thigh-high shorts, replace them with white jeans and Chelsea boots then you're in business brother.

The Bad

I just don't see the appeal in his bomber. I mean, someone can wear those track pants (don't forget the trendy stripes down the side) but using three colors that just don't compliment each other in the SAME bomber isn't tasteful.

I just don't see the appeal in his bomber. I mean, someone can wear those track pants (don't forget the trendy stripes down the side) but using three colors that just don't compliment each other in the SAME bomber isn't tasteful.

Collections like this are supposed to make you feel something. I can't see a man on the street wearing those loafers/sandals/platforms, but they made me look a few times - that's fashion's job. But when I look at this monochromatic orange look, the only vibes I get are "Its my first day of 3rd grade" vibes. 

Collections like this are supposed to make you feel something. I can't see a man on the street wearing those loafers/sandals/platforms, but they made me look a few times - that's fashion's job. But when I look at this monochromatic orange look, the only vibes I get are "Its my first day of 3rd grade" vibes. 

The Ugly

This sweater is obnoxious - I can't see a centimeter of fabric being draped on my body that was inspired from it.

This sweater is obnoxious - I can't see a centimeter of fabric being draped on my body that was inspired from it.

Gucci is still one of my favorite brands and this article is 100% opinion based, but just like even the best relationships there are going to be some things about the other person you don't like. But hey, fashion is subjective and we're all going to have a different opinion. Check out the whole collection here and tell me what you look.

Derwin "DJ" Hargrave is a menswear enthusiast whose career began in high school after discovering his passion for helping men dress better. Since then he has made men's style simple for thousands of men in person and over the internet. You can follow him on Instagram and Snapchat @djhargrave