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David Beckham To Launch Underwear Line Because This Apparently Needs To Exist

Soccer Star and Man Who Gets Paid To Take His Shirt Off David Beckham has announced that he’ll be launching a line of men’s underwear. Wait—so this didn’t already exist before? Beckham is known for walking around in his skivvies, perhaps most famously in his hot Armani underwear ads. So to us it seems 100…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 8, 2010

The Tee PJ: The Least Sexy Pajamas Ever

Behold the Tee PJ, an extra-long T-shirt-style pajama outfit for men and women. Now, we don’t actually find the lady version to be all that offensive … it’s more the guy’s Tee PJ that really puts us off. A full-length nightgown doesn’t exactly stir the fire in our loins, if you know what we’re talking…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 2, 2010

Blast Boxers: For The Guy Who Is Really Protective Of His Privates

We understand that guys hold their private parts in the greatest of esteem (hence the term “family jewels”), but perhaps some men might be a bit too overprotective of their junk. Which is probably why Blast Boxers exist. Originally developed for men in the military, the underwear features a special high-strength material that acts a…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 28, 2010

Mind Of Man: Regular Men Don’t Wear Skinny Jeans

I can’t wear skinny jeans, because I have beefy man legs, mighty logs of muscle and sinew, the end product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Ancient man spent his days running from prehistoric beasts, jumping with simian fury and squatting around the fire. Here’s a short list of the men who ca…

By: John DeVore / October 13, 2010

And Here We Thought Women’s Sizing Was Messed Up

Clothing sizing drives me insane because it gives designers a God-like upper hand in defining you. Helmut Lang likes to compliment me by allowing me to squeeze into a 2 from time to time, but Alexander Wang basically thinks I’m obese. Turns out designers are no kinder to men, and there’s all sorts of lying…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 8, 2010

Mystery: English Dudes Shopping In Sherlock Holmes’ Wardrobe?

Bad teeth aside, the idea of English guys is quite romantic. You’ve got your Hugh Grants (awkward/charming), Colin Firths (will fight a man in a fountain for you and love you “just as you are”), and Jude Laws (OK, not romantic, but is damn hot and is one fantasy lay). Needless to say, the accent…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 20, 2010

Yay Or Nay: Alexander McQueen Introduces New Line Of Men’s Underwear

The folks at Alexander McQueen are continuing the deceased designer’s legacy. One of the first new things to come out of the fashion house? A line of men’s underwear emblazoned with the signature McQueen skull print. (Apparently this collection will also have silk loungewear—classy.) But we wonder … what would Alexander McQueen have wanted a…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 12, 2010

Check This Out: Rules Of A Gentleman Blog

Guys never learn. Or maybe they do? If you’ve noticed your man shaping up and becoming classier lately, perhaps it’s because he’s been reading our new favorite blog, The Rules of a Gentleman. Each day, a new tip or rule about gentlemanly behavior or lifestyle is posted. We love some of the old world-y suggestions,…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 6, 2010

Oh Noes: Espadrilles For Men, The Latest Euro Import

New York magazine reports that “men’s espadrilles are having a moment.” Apparently, the style has been popular in European countries like France and Spain, and has now found a place with American retailers. Ordinarily, I would disregard this type of article and think that someone had noticed three guys wearing espadrilles and decided this is

By: Leonora Epstein / August 4, 2010

YSL’s Men’s Sneaker Promo Video, AKA Hot Guys Standing Around

YSL has just come out with this promo video for its new line of men’s sneakers. With the cheesy video techniques and pumping electro music, the clip is kind of hilarious—something we’d imagine running in the background of “Zoolander.” Maybe they should have just called this “Guys-too-hot-for-their-own-good Standing Around in Sneakers Looking Hot.” Blue…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 3, 2010

Can A Guy Pull Off A Cowl Neck?

In recent years, men have upped their co-optation of certain “feminine” styles (although to be fair, the ladies have done the the same!). Some of these trends thankfully fade into obscurity (see the murse, the kilt/man skirt/murt business). Others have become mainstays of men’s fashion (scarves, skinny jeans), “acceptable” in most circles, and even more…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 12, 2010

Study Shows That French Guys Have A Lot Of Clothes

French men are very well dressed. (Take it from me, someone who lives in Paris and often feels like she’s walking in a living version of Sartorialist heaven.) They also just know things about fashion in the way that American guys just know things about football or Mila Kunis. A new study further proves that…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 24, 2010

And What About Plus-Size Male Models?

Is the plus-size model debate one-sided? When it comes to talking about how the fashion industry promotes unhealthy female images, the male gaze might be silent, but nevertheless it’s there: Our models’ bodies look increasingly like those of little boys; the petite shape serves to give off a certain amount of commercial sex appeal. So…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 2, 2010

Who Is The Best-Dressed Real Man In America?

Esquire is looking to find the best-dressed “real man” in America, and they’ve narrowed the field down to 25 finalists, all of whom I’d sleep with, given the opportunity. So now you get to cruise the guys — I mean vote for your choice of best-dressed hottie. Right now, I’m liking Noah S., who i…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 27, 2010

Introducing … Drop Crotch Jeans For Men

As much as we may bemoan the deplorable influence of certain types of harem pants on the fashion scene, we at least understand some of the logic behind them. Sure, you may walk around looking like MC Hammer’s protégé or Lawrence of Arabia, but at least you’ll be comfortable. We can’t, however, find anything similar…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 21, 2010

Move Over Mink: It’s All About Rat Fur

Pardon me while I throw up in my mouth a little, but Vanity Fair’s VF Blog reports that nutria, 20-pound river-dwelling rats that tend to thrive in Louisiana, are making a splash (!) when it comes to fur-trimmed menswear items this fall. Cute! And designers are already queuing up to put a super sexy spi…

By: Erin Flaherty / April 26, 2010

Japanese Men “Bored” With Fashion, Turn To Skirts

We have to give props to Japanese dudes for their willingness to explore fashion options. True, the country’s guido-inspired OraOra look didn’t quite capture us, but there’s something to be said for pushing extremes. The latest trend on the streets of Tokyo is one that’s made a brief comic appearance in the U.S.—skirts for men.

By: Leonora Epstein / April 13, 2010

The Inspiration Board: Kim Jong-Il

Somehow, the fashion interwebs are going gaga for improbable style icon Kim Jong-Il, as we explained yesterday. Frightening? Yes. Hilarious? Kind of. You have to wonder—think he was trying to look cool, or just fell into it? Those glasses seem pretty calculated, if you ask us. His style is certainly simple enough … it’s all…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 9, 2010

Here’s One Way To Deal With Male Baldness

Meet Philip Levine, a London guy who said “eff that” to hair plugs when he started going bald, and instead decided to capitalize on his nude head by treating it as a canvas. Since 2006, he’s used the space as a place for artistic expression, bedazzling it with mirrored pieces or Swarovski crystals (once with…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 5, 2010

“True Life”: Skinny Jeans Destroyed A Man’s Privates

You have boring spoofs and you have hilarious spoofs. This parody of MTV’s “True Life” series is one of the latter because it hits the ridiculousness of the show right on the nose. Like that kid who was “addicted” to tattoos and had to get one every time he got drunk, the young…

By: Annika Harris / March 27, 2010