My boyfriend is a stylish dude. He works in fashion and he dresses like a total dandy. As such, I have very little sense of what is normal guy fashion. Like, take this Mike Ruiz for J.Cheikh blazer. I think it’s amazing, and I’d be stoked if my boyfriend had the balls to wear something like that. But maybe it’s not for everyone. What’s your take? Do you appreciate it when guys take more fashion risks?
Just as there are certain women’s fashions that men freak out about (“The Fifth Element”-inspired lingerie, anyone?), there are some clothes and accessories men wear that drive the ladies wild. If you’re looking for some fall fashion inspiration and would like to attract some extra female attention, you’re in luck: click through to check out 12 men’s styles that women go crazy for. And if you have any men’s fashion questions, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org!
It’s officially September now, which means it’s time to reflect on how we spent the dog days of summer. Did you have a good summer? Did you make boozy popsicles? Did you smile broadly while wearing a sunhat the size of a Mini Cooper? If so, good work! Want to know what I did this summer? I saw a lot of men wearing tank tops and I had complicated feelings about it.
Seriously though, I think 2012 will go down in history as the Summer Of Men’s Tank Tops (SOMTT for short). I mean, men have always worn tank tops, but this year the trend really caught on, and suddenly sleeveless shirts became a totally legitimate clothing option for regular dudes, not just mega hipsters and Nickelback fans… Keep reading »
The other day, my boyfriend went underwear shopping and I insisted on coming along because I would never pass up an opportunity to hear grown men discuss the best ways to flatter and support their Charlie Browns. After he picked out some new undies, we headed to the cash register, but on the way I caught a glimpse of a mannequin wearing a pair of cropped black lounge pants. “Aren’t those cute?” said the sales guy. “They’re like slouchy hobbit pants.” After hearing that description, I pretty much forced my boyfriend to buy a pair. They might not look like much, but trust me: when they’re on a guy, slung low on the hips, showing off his calves, it’s a seriously sexy lounge look. Much better than baggy basketball shorts. [I hereby request a photo of The Cheesemonger Boyfriend in these. -- Editor] [$36, Topman]
When I first met my boyfriend he was wearing pristine white Adidas sneakers. I punched him in the shoulder and said, “Hey, what’s up with your shoes?” He asked me what I meant. “I’ve never seen shoes that clean,” I said. “I don’t trust people with shoes that clean.” He pointed at a tiny smear of dirt near the toe and said, “They’re not that clean.” I don’t really remember how or why we ended up getting together after this, but I can tell you that those suspiciously clean sneakers were a real stumbling block (to be fair, my propensity for punching strangers probably didn’t help). You know what would have been a preferable footwear choice? Boots — the dirtier the better. Here are my top five reasons why … Keep reading »
Aviator sunglasses have been around for nearly 100 years, making appearances in everything from “Top Gun” to Lindsay Lohan’s coffee runs. They’re a great look on both sexes, but there’s something so hot and mysterious about a guy in dark aviator sunglasses. Here are five reasons we love a man in aviators … Keep reading »
If I may be so bold, I don’t think there are many things as sexy as a guy in a slouchy knit cap. Maybe Cate Blanchett’s voice. Maybe David Bowie as the Goblin King in “Labyrinth.” But that’s about it. For example, I had never really given Josh Hartnett a second look until he started showing up everywhere in a black striped beanie. Now I have to resist the urge to make out with the TV screen whenever he makes an appearance (apparently things haven’t changed much since my first celebrity crush).
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After I saw Inception for the first time, I left the theater with three existential questions racing through my head:
- What if reality as we know it is actually a dream world?
- Did Leonardo DiCaprio’s character ever really wake up?
- Why don’t more men wear vests?
The third one has weighed most heavily on my mind in recent weeks … Keep reading »