Yesterday was uneventful as far as Manzies go. The women’s collections are in full bloom. Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Charlotte Ronson, William Rast, Rag and Bone, these are the collections with all the heat. That said, there was little if anything interesting going on in menswear. And when I say uninteresting, I don’t lie. I am still trying to figure out why Lacoste does a fashion show. I’d imagine their retailers would buy that in the showroom, and clearly, if they were in the 21st century, with a basic collection like that, they could handle their seasonal order and reorder business from the internet. Looking through the images from the show, I’d sure hate to be the one sitting front row being caught on camera snoozing. Yes, editors of magazines in which Lacoste advertises have to go and pay a little lip service..but isn’t that the part of the business that we all have come to realize is nonsense? Must we not shave off nonsense when possible in these leaner times? What do I know? In addition to Lacoste, there was Shipley and Halmos, a collection that I am wondering why a buyer, who already has enough of the exact same options as shown, would be moved to add them as a resource. Again, what do I know? I am not a buyer. And finally, Richard Chai did his darndest to make the “man culotte” the must-have item for Spring ’10. Read my lips, “No new culottes”.