Just as there are certain women’s fashions that men freak out about (“The Fifth Element”-inspired lingerie, anyone?), there are some clothes and accessories men wear that drive the ladies wild. If you’re looking for some fall fashion inspiration and would like to attract some extra female attention, you’re in luck: click through to check out 12 men’s styles that women go crazy for. And if you have any men’s fashion questions, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org!
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]
So, remember those leotard/bodysuit shirts that were mega-popular in the ’90s? Well, it seems that unbeknownst to us, dudes have had their own version of that shirt for like, forever.
It’s called the Pettegola (which means “gossipy woman” in Italian) and it’s a men’s shirt with a tail that is meant to be brought between the legs and buttoned on the front. The idea is that this accoutrement allows for a perfectly tucked shirt — one that won’t come undone unless you absolutely need it to. Keep reading »
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.
You’re lucky, you have The Frisky to help you out of any and all crises, whether they be style-generated (can I wear socks with heels?) or relationship-oriented (Is it okay to have murderous feelings about my significant other after I trip over his shoes for the twelfth time?). But where do our guy friends go when they need an extra-serving of online advice, inspiration or distraction? We’ve got a new suggestion: A Gentleman’s Read, a website that helpfully gathers together top men’s fashion experts, style sites and good reads in one space. The site’s curators gathered material from sites like Gilt, Dezeen, Another Something and Protein to provide readers with everything from interviews with artisans to reviews of new clothing lines to must-have design trinkets. Think of it less like a blog, and more like a very convenient everything-and-the-kitchen-sink awesome dude education system. [A Gentleman's Read]