Men’s fashion trends are really hit and miss. Remember JNCO jeans, for example? Or button-up shirts with silver dragons printed across the back? So upsetting. Lately, though, men’s trends have been on point. From workboots to elbow patches, here is a roundup of some of the current men’s looks we’re loving. Keep up the good work, guys. And ladies — feel free to share your favorites in the comments!
Beards are definitely having a moment right now. Everyone from hipsters to dads to biker gangs are sporting substantial facial hair. I’m a huge fan of the beard, so I think this is a good thing. Click through to check out some of the most notable beards in recent memory–on both real celebrities and fictional characters–and please leave your favorite facial hair picks in the comments!
We used to be able to count on Brad Pitt for reliably tasteful and appropriate grownup and sexy style. But lately? Lately, as Amelia’s noted to me over IM on numerous occasions, the man is looking like a broke-down grandpa. I take the style to be “East L.A. Low Rider Fanatic” meets “Early-Bird Special Grandpa,” but what do you think? Is Brad’s matchy-matchy Dickies thing cool or kind of over? 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 »
These are not hot superheroes; these are men modeling the new line of Spanx for men (lovingly referred to by me as “Manx”) that are now for sale the U.K. The undershirts and briefs promise to firm and flatten beer bellies and love handles and kill girl boners faster than a speeding bullet. Nothing is un-sexier than a man in a girdle. Nothing. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
A couple weeks ago we debuted a new feature, “Ask The Man Panel,” wherein we solicit guys’ opinions on clothing and fashion trends. We kicked things off with a $6,000 Marie Antoinette-inspired shoe, and today we showed them this, um, unique outfit from Alexander Wang, which includes a $600 hooded romper and a model who seems to be suffering from severe depression.
Let’s see what the men had to say … Keep reading »
Brad Pitt, eternally hot actor and father of 1,000 children, has been rocking a rather bohemian-looking beard thingy for a while now. Usually I am willing to give BP the benefit of the doubt, style- and grooming-wise, but now things have gone too far. At a recent press event Brad was spotted with little beads woven into his beard fur, as if he was channeling Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” character. Here’s the thing Brad: Johnny was actually in all three of those movies, so he’s the only one who’s allowed to take the look home with him at night, OK? Shave it. Just shave it. Keep reading »
So, last night I had a date with a guy who showed up with mutton chops. Three weeks ago he did not have them. And now he does.* Sigh.
The man who can pull off exaggerated sideburns is a rare breed, but it seems, guys really like to go for it several times in their life. Looking back, I recall with dismay two boyfriends who decided to grow mutton chops, plus a handful of male friends who had surprised me with new facial ‘dos after not seeing them for a while. Commenting on it, of course, is inevitable, and always met by the question, “Yeah, do you like it?” “Ummm … interesting.” In a way, you can’t blame them. Girls have so many more styling options, and if I were a guy, I’d probably get bored and frustrated with my look. I’m just not sure I’d turn myself into Colonel Mustard. You know how in women’s fashion, we always talk about “dressing for guys” and “dressing for girls”? Is this the male equivalent? Do any ladies find mutton chops hot?
*For the record, the date was splendid—disliking a guy’s facial hair situation wouldn’t change the way I really feel about him. Keep reading »
Save for the murse-carrying set, somehow guys manage to carry the world in their pockets. How they do it is beyond us. But maybe it’s because they’re just more creative than we think, and have secret hiding places. Like this dapper device, the iTie, which features a covert pocket on the backside, in which to store an iPod or small cell phone. It even has little button holes that attach to a dress shirt, so the tie stays in place. Now…what other fashion tricks do men have up their
sleeves ties? [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
What’s with Michael Phelps’ new and ongoing dedication to perv-y looking facial hair? Over the last few weeks, he’s been sporting everything from a mustache/beard combo (above) to a soul patch and, most recently, a total porn star ‘stache. The new fu manchu-esque mustache is so perplexing that Daily Intel has put together a slideshow allowing you to study from various angles, wet and dry, under water and above it. Yet somehow, 12 pictures later, the reasoning behind the face pubes remains as mystifyingly opaque as ever. Keep reading »