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Boyfriend Present: $53 McQueen Man Panties

Before his death last month, designer Alexander McQueen was working on a line of men’s underwear or, as we’ll refer to them, manties. We feel the creations deserve a name of their own, not just because their creator was an awesome man, but also because they’re a bit too snazzy to just be referred to as boxers or briefs. If you can’t imagine your boyfriend disrobing to reveal Hanes ever again, fear not. You can scoop up these super-tight beauties for the paltry price of about $53 each! McQueen manties not enough for your man? You’re also mere weeks away from complementary $555 silk pajamas, too. We’ll assume the PJs come with a Vespa. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Fashion Glasses Aren’t Just For Girls

I’m a recent convert to the fake glasses trend; however, I’m careful about the circumstances in which I wear them. I won’t, for example, wear them on a date, because I’ve pictured the humiliation and implications of being unmasked—I imagine a guy would be slightly weirded out and would start questioning what else about me is fake or deceptive. But, it never occurred to me to imagine the situation in reverse. A dude wearing fashion glasses to a date? Nuh uh.

According to the New York Daily News, however, guys are into fakes as well … Keep reading »

The “Wipe Shirt”: It’s Not What You Think

Conceptual/edgy? Or functional? The Wipe Shirt sounds dirtier than it is. Created by Japanese fashion brand Novelax, the men’s button down comes outfitted with a microfiber patch located either on the sleeve’s cuff or on the corner of a front hem. The fabric is ideal for cleaning glasses, so instead of oiling up his dress shirt to wipe his specs, he has a convenient place to do it.

Plus, to the untrained eye, this shirt kind of does look just like a contemporary design to come out of Japan. So no one would ever know. (Except, maybe, for those with 20/20 vision who see everything.) [Inventor Spot]
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Here’s What Happens When Musicians Style A Shoot

All you need to know:

  • The boys from Brooklyn band Yeasayer, shirtless in all their pale, undefined, nerdy, hipster glory.
  • Mason jars of beer and tequila.
  • Tattered shreds of denim constructed as a dress and/or apron (they’re still not sure): “This is the ugliest boho dress ever … We didn’t know what we were supposed to be doing.”

Check out the oh-so-artsy end result after the jump. [BlackBookMag.com] Keep reading »

Japan’s Latest Men’s Fashion Trend Is Sexist, Thug-Inspired

According to The Senken, “The most widely read fashion daily in Japan” (I’d never heard of it either until I was handed a copy at Paris Fashion Week), the latest men’s fashion craze is a style called “OraOra,” which “comes from a sound Japanese people make when threatening someone.” As such, the general theme is a “bad boy” look, characterized by baggy black sweatsuits, gangsta body language, guido-like graphic embellishments, and sunglasses. Explains The Senken, “It is a tough guy’s look that says ‘don’t mess with me’ in head to toe black. The key words for this look are outlaw and tough guy.”

We’d normally just sigh and shake our heads in heavy disappointment at the continual lack of male fashion sense, but things get weird when we find out the supposed “reasons” this trend is taking off … Keep reading »

Does Anybody Wear Ties Anymore?

The L.A. Times is reporting that the neck tie industry is in serious decline, and they are blaming a slew of people we never thought would impact the fashion world. It turns out that President Obama has started a trend by wearing button-downs without ties, and Bill Gates is to blame too! The dot.com era turned casual Fridays into casual everydays, as boys began typing away in polos and dress pants. This bare-neck craze doesn’t seem to be losing momentum anytime soon, but a word to the wise, boys: Some of us ladies still love a dapper, suited man. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »

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