In “Work Hard Play Hard,” Vice magazine kicks off what is sure to be the latest in fashion layout trends: male models sporting erections. Sure, the tie is great. Absolutely, what guy wouldn’t want to own that suit? And nothing says, “I’m worth it,” like a well-fitted pair of slacks. But what makes the man is the inappropriate, fully-clothed boner, isn’t it? I’m sure you would agree. Honestly, I don’t know who came up with this concept, but I think it is patently hilarious. Here’s to hoping it takes off, and the pages of GQ and Esquire are filled with men whose penises point the way in their pants. [Vice] Keep reading »
Black leather is back in the form of bleggings and all manner of accessories and now, full-on shirts. While there are plenty of choices for ladies to shimmy into this suffocating trend, this weekend, Margiela presented an option for the leather-curious man. Finally! [Style.com] Keep reading »
Why is it that men repeatedly make the same fashion faux pas, and even when they get called out, manage to get away with it? Just because everyone hated Obama’s mom jeans doesn’t mean they disappeared from the repertoire of men’s style. (Unfortunately.)
New York Times fashion writer Guy Trebay attempts to unravel the male denim conundrum, one that has become offensive both for its stodgy, unchanging styles and too-fancy fashions. So, when did denim go bad? “That dilution began .. when jeans were first subjected to bad bleach jobs and were refashioned in dowdy styles that, taken up by a then-young generation of Baby Boomers, are still being worn by those same men.” So basically, the dilemma is two-sided. First, the majority of options out there for guys either lean toward the mom-ish, or are overwhelmingly trendy. Second, he asserts, men don’t like to change.
Explains Details editor, Dan Peres, “It’s like men keeping the same hairstyle for decades.” And here we thought this era would be a time for change. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Is that … could these really be … American Apparel models? But they’re not wearing plaid, thick glasses, or neon. These boys actually look kind of preppy. And dare we even say it? Hot.
Among American Apparel’s latest men’s collection are some decidedly non-hipster looks that we haven’t quite seen from the retailer before. Among the styles are collegiate blouse/sweater combos and smart, fitted pants. All in all, these buttoned-up dudes look less like they just came from an MGMT concert, but rather like they’re off to Poly Sci 202 at Harvard. Could it be that American Apparel is embracing “alternative” fashions? Keep reading »
If shivering from the piercing winter wind doesn’t make you look like a street urchin ready to be thrown in the poor house, the price tag on this sweater will help you get there. Rodarte‘s new men’s collaboration with Opening Ceremony is no lowbrow Tar-jay event. This threadbare piece will set you back a cool $2,760.00. Also, it comes in small for all you rich ladies out there! [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »
OK, so it’s a little pricey for a tie, but pretty cool once you take a closer look. No, ladies and gentlemen, that tie is not made of mere fabric; it’s actually a whole lot of recycled cassette tape.This strikes us as the perfect gift for that music lover who “has everything” because, let’s face it, there’s a good chance he does not in fact have this. [Sonic Fabric Neck Tie, $120] Keep reading »
It’s Dec. 22, which means there are exactly three days until Christmas. Freaking out because you’re still at a loss for gift ideas for the men in your life? If none of these gifts pleased you, and you’re braving the crazed malls this late in the game, Evan Yurman, son of designer David Yurman, has a bit of advice for you — on buying jewelry for men. Of course, he’s shilling for the Yurman brand, but these options can work for any budget, store, or style. And let’s be honest here: When it comes to buying boy bling, do any of us even have a clue where to start? Keep reading »
The staff of Dazed Digital got a sneak peek at some of the goods from Louis Vuitton‘s men’s collection. The spring 2010 line apparently includes these very shiny dress shoes covered in silver sequins. As far as sequins in men’s fashion go, they’ve thankfully stayed put in the closets of Chippendale’s dancers. Is this Louis Vuitton’s attempt to make them manly?
In the realm of weird new shoe trends for guys, many of you were actually not that bothered by men’s shoes with a bit of heel. So, what about this flamboyant footwear? We have to say we could totally see Kanye rocking a pair …
So what’s the word, twinkle toes? [Dazed Digital] Keep reading »
The sweater may seem like a standard, almost impersonal gift. Done right, though, it’s the ideal present — it’s practical, attractive and will actually be used. That said, year after year of going with guy friends to return their hideous sweaters for other things has taught me a bit about how not to eff it up. Let’s learn from others’ mistakes:
- Avoid cardigans unless your guy has expressly made his interest in them clear either by mentioning that he is (or could be) a fan and/or he has previously worn one.
- Same goes for turtlenecks. The exact reasoning is still fairly mysterious, but turtle necks are a hard sell with dudes. (To be fair, this guy‘s hot and he does kind of look like a jerk in that turtleneck.)
- Sweaters should hit an inch or two below the top of his pants. Dude’s not trying to wear a dress or a crop top, so keep length in mind while shopping.
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Women’s fashion may be more complicated than men’s style, but we do have the LBD going for us. The little black dress, which magically gets you through work, black-tie events, and pretty much any party. And it’s this time of year that the LBD becomes most used and handy. Poor guys, they have far fewer options than us. The Vancouver Sun has just suggested that the answer to the all-around men’s piece for the holiday season has to be … the sweater. [Vancouver Sun]
Really? We beg to differ, and here’s what we think every man should consider to be their go-to wardrobe staple (and you may want to consider it as a Christmas gift for your guy). Keep reading »