Balmain Men at Luisa Via Roma

I haven't really been paying attention to the first two collections of Balmain for men. It was only when these items from the Fall 2009 collection became available at Luisa Via Roma that I became hooked.

This all-over multicolor print jersey t-shirt, for example, looks plain at first sight. But just inspecting the details, and remembering the fact that it's jersey, will surely make you think twice.

It also comes in gray, but the design is all in black.

This striped and all-over multicolor print jersey t-shirt variation is more interesting.

Set aside the shirt, and you can gawk at these destroyed biker jeans. Who would have thought knee pads look this good in denim and incorporated into jeans? With the ribbed paneling, the zippered pockets, and the crotch shaped like a baby grand, this pair breaks the monotony of plain ripped jeans, which are becoming bland.

Grunge rock in black.

The first outfit will go well with this satin trim tuxedo jacket. The slim fit washed leather blazer leather jacket is worn best with the black jeans and the striped gray tee.

Notice the slightly peaked shoulders, the wide opening, and the cropped sleeves.

Patiently we wait for the stellar moment of Balmain Men. Until then, these offerings are enough to heighten our anticipation.