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Old 01-08-2013, 06:28 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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As any student of history will tell you, this has not always been the case. One could argue nature dictates the male be the more colourful, showy.etc to attract a mate.

Yet a quick glance at today's fashion world and you'll see the focus squarely on women and female fashion. Go to a formal event and women have elaborate frocks in all kinds of colours and designs while men are strait-jacketed in their penguin suits.

It seems, to me, this trend began during the Victorian era. While men's fashion hadn't changed since the Georgian era, it seems female fashion became frillier and more colourful, especially among the wealthy.

In addition, since the advent of visual advertising, women have become sexualized more than men and so fashion for women is more revealing in general.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I don't know when male fashion outshone female fashion. Male aristocrats used to wear things like lace ruffs, fancy hats, powdered wigs, and so on, but so did women of that class.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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because anything ever out of the ordinary for men has a label attached to it, because of our stupid american mentality.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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you're probably right nightcrawler....luckily some people have a mind of their own and wear what THEY like, .........Don Cherry's Fashion Statements - Photos - SI.com
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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It is more acceptable for women to experiment with gender roles and constructs than men.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Calabasas, CA
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because anything ever out of the ordinary for men has a label attached to it, because of our stupid american mentality.

I dont think so. Here are a few pics of some of my fellow Lumberjack/mixed martial arts fighting/beer drinking/football buddies in their everyday wear. Who would think that these guys are anything but Lumberjacks?




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Old 01-11-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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As any student of history will tell you, this has not always been the case. One could argue nature dictates the male be the more colourful, showy.etc to attract a mate.

Yet a quick glance at today's fashion world and you'll see the focus squarely on women and female fashion. Go to a formal event and women have elaborate frocks in all kinds of colours and designs while men are strait-jacketed in their penguin suits.

It seems, to me, this trend began during the Victorian era. While men's fashion hadn't changed since the Georgian era, it seems female fashion became frillier and more colourful, especially among the wealthy.

In addition, since the advent of visual advertising, women have become sexualized more than men and so fashion for women is more revealing in general.
Isn't because well men don't care much about clothes or looks as much as women do????
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Isn't because well men don't care much about clothes or looks as much as women do????
This wasn't always the case. It's because male beauty is de-emphasised and female beauty emphasised.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Russell Brand has the right idea!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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What, you've never heard of Beau Brummell? He's pretty much the gentleman we guys have to thank for not having to dress like peacocks, Louis XV-style. A very influential friend of the Prince Regent (later George IV), he introduced the idea of dressing in understated colors and instead focusing on cut & tailoring for men's fashion.

This spread though the upper echelons of British society like wildfire, then was dutifully copied by the bourgoisie and the rest, as they say, is history.

Beau Brummell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He's still to blame for the tie, though.
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