Who Are Men’s Fashion Magazines For Anyway?
While the U.S. version of Men’s Vogue folded a few months ago, it’s apparently still in international production. This photo of a male stripper/dominatrix/all-around stud serves as the cover boy for Japan’s version, but looks like it could just as easily be the cover of (also now defunct) Playgirl. It might make sense that Vogue Homme would be looking to sell to gay men, but something this steamy is certainly going to appeal to women too. (You have to admit, it is a bit hard not to stare.) If Vogue Homme is in fact attempting to market itself to women, we have to ask how they’d ever manage to tap the straight male audience—a men’s fashion magazine with a hot girl on the cover? Guess we buy those anyhow. [StyleFrizz.com]