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Pierced Fashion Models—Sketch Or Trendsetting?

A Swedish fashion line called The Local Firm has released photographs of their Fall 2009 collection—and all of the models are seriously pierced up. I don’t know about you but I end up looking at the piercing way more than the actual clothes! Not that the images are all that shocking, really. Let’s be serious — there have been loads of actual “stunts” pulled throughout fashion history that are way more attention-grabbing. But for some reason, I was drawn to the photos. The piercings add another layer of interest—and they make me look a little longer than usual. It’s not just, “Oh, there’s Thom Browne’s or Tom Ford‘s newest collection or ad campaign,” but, “Hey there … get a load of this.” What about you? Check out more shots from the collection, after the jump! Keep reading »

J.Crew Introduces “Jack” Style Consultant For Guys

When it comes to objective advice, sometimes friends can’t be trusted. This is especially true when the pals are dudes, and the topic is fashion. Now, style-challenged men can find direction with “Jack Knows Best,” J. Crew‘s new style consulting service. Guys can now ask Jack — a trusty wingman type — shopping questions such as “Where can I wear a linen suit?” (A: Anywhere warm, but don’t iron it.) or “What should I wear to a wedding?” (A: Follow the groom’s lead.)

The list of questions is quite informative, and admittedly, we didn’t know the answers to many of them. Not that we don’t know jack about men’s fashion, but when it comes to tuxes and ties, we ladies could stand to learn a thing or two as well. [J. Crew] Keep reading »

iTie iPod Holder Frees Up Dudes’ Pockets

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 »

Fashion Industry Rallies To Make Men’s Skinny Jeans More Comfy

The war on men’s skinny jeans is, er, loosening, just not in the way you’d exactly hoped. Denim companies like Levi’s and True Religion have seen huge increases in the sale of their tight pants for guys (thanks, Pete Wentz). But in a move that seems more responsive than any we’ve seen for women, these brands are reacting to customer complaints suggesting that perhaps their styles are a wee bit too snug, and as a result are widening thigh and waistlines on the styles. If you’ve ever walked down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (aka, Hipsterville, USA), you’d already know about the too-tight issue. Men, like women, are even having severe problems because of their jeans. Oh, the horrors after the jump and you tell us: Are you coming to terms with this oft disturbing trend? Keep reading »

Oh Hell No: Denim Tube Tops For Men!

Oh, Jean-Paul Gautier, you never cease to entertain. At his Spring 2010 menswear show the designer has a few of his male models strut down the runway in denim tube tops. While I don’t think this is a trend that will trickle down to the masses, will fashion-obsessed celebs like Kanye West embrace it? Guess we’ll see… [Men.Style.com] Keep reading »

Is That A Sailboat On Your Lapel, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Besides their bachelor party and, of course, getting the girl, grooms don’t get to have much fun throughout the whole wedding experience. But thanks to San Francisco-based bespoke boutonniere-maker Fritts Rosenow, grooms and their entourage can have a little excitement up on their lapels. The company will make a custom boutonniere based on the the groom’s job, interests, or favorite superhero. A mini sailboat is way more interesting than a white rose, isn’t it? Click through for two more of our favorites. [Fritts Rosenow via Refinery29] Keep reading »

Converse Kicks It Up A Notch With Missoni Collab

For the man on a Missoni: Converse, the iconic old-school kicks, are about to get a major designer upgrade thanks to a collaboration with Missoni. The collection, “Premium Chuck Hi Missoni” for Spring 2010 takes the basic hi-top and slaps the classic zig-zag print on them to create two varieties—one with black laces and purple-grey material, the other with white laces and an earthier pink-brown combo. The news leaked when Tai Missoni spotted wearing a pre-released pair. Now, when will we get the ladies’ version, please? [HighSnobette, WWD]
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The “Medge” Makes An Unfortunate Return

Last summer, we told you about the male wedge, a.k.a. the “medge.” We’re happy we didn’t see any average men wearing these shoes, but then we came across this year’s version from Acne. We’ve decided these are ten times worse than the original medge we spotted at the Fendi fashion show nearly a year ago. Seriously, a crepe bottom and leftover shearling pieces? Thank god we’re not men! [The Fashionisto via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

The Trouble With Kanye

If you know anything about Kanye, you know he loves his Balenciaga sandals and neon. Some people think he looks moronic. Some people think he looks awesome. Apparently, some people think he looks “gay.”

Blogger Elizabeth Gates at the Daily Beast noticed how homophobic and racially motivated some commenters’ replies were about recent paparazzi snaps of Kanye and his entourage at Fashion Week. “Only gay guys wear that [crap!]” one wrote. “Bootylishious,” wrote another. But this isn’t anything new. Two years ago, 50 Cent made waves when he complained that Kanye got invited on “Oprah,” not him, which he said proved Middle America would be OK with their kids being gay. Keep reading »

The Willy Warmer Sweater Thong

Men and lingerie don’t usually go together unless there’s a woman in the mix. But now that we’ve come across the mantyhose, garter belts for men, bras for men, male girdles and Spanx for guys, we’re convinced that retailers are targeting this neglected demographic. We’ve discovered one more weird piece of male lingerie: the Willy Warmer Sweater Thong. For the low price of $27.99 you can get your guy his very own thick, soft mohair thong with an open Willy Warmer. This reminds me of the old adage that says you should never show too much skin at once; When the guy’s butt is exposed, he has to cover up his Johnson with luxurious mohair. If my guy wore this thong, I’d be worried about his sanity and his package (wouldn’t mohair cause chafing of his delicate penis skin?). Plus, I can’t even imagine what the dry cleaner would think. Keep reading »

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