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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… More »


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 is… More »


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… More »


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 spin… More »


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. More »


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… More »


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… More »


“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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


Nuclear Waste Plant Chic: The Damir Doma Jumpsuit

For a mere $2,200, your guy can get that chic toxic-waste-handler look, too! [Oki-Ni.com] … More »


Car Briefcases For Mr. Matchy

When it comes to putting together a nice jacket/shirt/tie combo, it can sometimes look like guys got dressed in the dark. But when it comes to their toys, there’s no problem. We’re talking specifically about these briefcases by designer Beau Reid, made to match your dude’s car. The custom murses are outfitted with snazzy leather,… More »


Guys At The Grammys Teach Dudes How Not To Dress Up

At the Grammys last night, most of the ladies in attendance kept it real. Rihanna looked like a gorgeous, badass swan; Beyonce had all sorts of elegant booty all over the place; hell, even Pink turned up looking like a classy broad, ballgown and all. We wish we could say that the men in attendance… More »


4 Ways The iPad Could Change Fashion

Admit it. Half the fun of getting your iPhone was shopping for cases and fingerless gloves afterward. So the Los Angeles Times makes a good point: What style accompaniments will the iPad produce? Two words: Big. Pockets. (Insert “Is that an iPad in your pants or are you just happy to see me?” jokes here.)… More »