Christopher Bailey took out the check for the latest Burberry show in Milan. The famous Burberry check that is. Tim Blanks at men.style.com points out that this was the first time Bailey had used the check to prominently, which suggests that after many years of resisting, he finally gave in to the heritage of the house. If the clothes look safe, it’s because maybe Bailey can’t help but be a commercial designer. Raf Simons he isn’t. But there is nothing wrong with that. “Washed-cotton shirts with pleated fronts and little ties at the throat were like something out of Thomas Hardy,” Blanks said. In a word: awkward, but chic.
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