What were the most cutting edge men of the 1950s wearing to the beach? Butt-baring barely-there swimwear, if this old reel is any indication. This fashion show, highlighting the creations of campy Brit designer Dale Cavana, features male models with shockingly tiny waists, revealing animal-print banana hammocks, and de rigeur “leisurely” knotted ties. Enjoy! [YouTube]
A lot of times I’ll glance through the season’s runway collections and think, Isn’t anyone thinking of the marine biologists?! Like Christopher Walken’s “SNL” character demanded more cowbell, I say, “More bedazzled lobsters and embroidered whales!” And finally–finally–a designer has stepped up to the plate. Thom Browne’s S/S 13 menswear collection is chock full of sea life, like this whale-embellished vest. Click through to see a few more ocean-inspired looks! [Style Bubble]
Rarely does TopShop do anything egregiously wrong — on the women’s side of its operation, at least. But on the men’s side? Well, there’s a reason why TopMan is lagging far behind its female counterpart in sales and hype. You can see what I mean by taking a look at TopMan’s latest offerings — a smattering of ’80s-inspired jam shorts and football tops styled in the most incomprehensible ways. It’s not simply that the clothes themselves are unfortunate — it’s that TopMan seems to think that its clients want to model themselves after nerdy gradeschoolers. As far as I can tell, that’s not a recipe for success. But go ahead, take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.
I’m a pretty big fan of the colorful jeans trend–the brighter the better!–but this morning, when I saw a guy rocking a pair of bright red skinny jeans, I must admit I did a double take. I hadn’t realized the trend had also been translated to menswear, but a quick online search revealed that colored denim for guys is most definitely a thing. After my eyes had adjusted, I decided I’m a fan of the look. I always love to see guys taking chances with fashion and adding more color into their wardrobe. What do you think of colored denim for men? Love it or leave it? [$90, ASOS]
If you’re on Pinterest, you know that pictures of hot guys are always circulating around the site. Some of these gorgeous men are models, some are impeccably dressed street style subjects, and some are just random dudes. We’ve gotten kind of attached to some of these guys–whom Amelia refers to as our Pinterest Boyfriends–and we thought it was time for you to meet them. So without further ado, here are 16 of our PBFs, along with fake names and completely made-up facts about them that are probably true. Enjoy …
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]