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Old 06-27-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Milton
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All that comes under the heading of fashion is driven by one strong objective, To Look Different. This thing has become a real passion and we call it as ‘fashion’. No human being at any part of his age can escape the alluring temptation of fashion; everyone loves to look gorgeous and attractive. If you thought fashion to be a women-centric term then you’re absolutely wrong. Fashion is closely followed by men all over the world, even though the field is dominated by the womankind. Men too are equally influenced by this trait and they respond to the whispers of style that emerging trends make in the air. ‘Metrosexual’ is the term for men of today that keep themselves updated about the latest trends that are sweeping the fashion world around the globe. In such scenario, keeping oneself abreast of the latest mens fashion trend is not too difficult task. Men can go through various options that can instantly give their personality a big boost. Some of the oldest trends are reviving. Men’s clothing has always been bereft of a wide choice. The trend still keeps changing in accordance with the season and international liking. They are ready to experiment with their looks and clothes, and even the color pink can be seen being splashed away in abundance on men’s shirts and t-shirts.
Aside from the clothes, accessories for men too come out according to the latest trends that are taking the worldwide rounds. From the embellished belts to matching wallets, and from attractive mobile covers to coordinated ties, the 1 Button Mens Tuxedo, everything belongs to the ‘in’ thing to flaunt. Men might be busy but they have an option today that makes them shop from anywhere in the world. Shopping no longer is prerogative of the women; men have infiltrated this territory and in no time have become a force to reckon with.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:08 AM
JL
 
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I just wished mens fashion would be more creative with more unique styles and designs. Just going to a store, you can obviously see the countless unique styles/designs and sheer number of apparel women can select from. Men are pretty limited to what they can select from. It looks the same though i have seen some unique designs and styles from other designers from time to time. Reading GQ certainly keeps me abreast of what is 'in'!
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New York
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Yeha me to JamesLang . [URL="http://www.aroundtheway.com"]www.aroundtheway.com[/URL] has a virtual dressing room i love it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Fashion for men is a tricky business. Most men recoil from the idea and just want to know the dress code, conform to it, and get on. Among those who take an interest beyond this point, the dilemma is that on the one hand, since about 1790, men's clothing has been largely fixed within iron boundaries, and on the other, the "fashion" design industry, which appears to offer an escape route, takes its paradigm from the women's market and so inevitably feminizes what it offers to men.

One alternative between the iron shackles of humdrum convention and the silly girlyman runway offerings is simply to ignore the whole thing and wear whatever you like, feel comfortable in, or can get away with at work. This is the course of least resistance, is what the large majority of men choose, and has the unfortunate consequence of making most men look like larger versions of themselves at age 10.

The other alternative is to grope as best one can for genuinely masculine style, which in our confused age is almost entirely dependent on recollections of ages gone by: well-made clothing inspired by mid-century classic icons: Gary Cooper and Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor and Anthony Eden. If you're up to it, you might push the envelope backwards or forwards a bit, but zeroing in on the quarter-decade centered on 1950, about 1936-1962, is the safe play.

But the main thing about those mid-century paragons of the masculine style wasn't the clothes they wore. The main thing was the confidence and ease they projected, through their clothes, their manners, their essence. Not an easy thing to acquire now; it's easy to lose sight of the skulking fact that the confidence of mid-century manhood derived from a particular source, which was simply that they ruled the world (in the case of Edward VIII, quite literally, however briefly). In our time, men are much less settled in their place: no matter how well-cut your clothes, no matter how classic the style, the man inside them is much less certain of his role than his grandfather was. It's the real question of male style now: after the revolution, where to find firm footing?
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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I think it's great when a mans not afraid to "Look different, and stand out".........https://www.google.ca/search?q=don+c...w=1409&bih=749
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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I think it's great when a mans not afraid to "Look different, and stand out"
Don Cherry, Canadian national treasure. Now that Stompin' Tom's gone, there just aren't that many genuine Canadian characters left.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Fashion for men is a tricky business. Most men recoil from the idea and just want to know the dress code, conform to it, and get on. Among those who take an interest beyond this point, the dilemma is that on the one hand, since about 1790, men's clothing has been largely fixed within iron boundaries, and on the other, the "fashion" design industry, which appears to offer an escape route, takes its paradigm from the women's market and so inevitably feminizes what it offers to men.
I have two sons who have grown up with my influence... and as a result they are very interested in clothing and style, but very frustrated with the attitude that they receive as a result. They've both complained about how it seems that any straight guy who takes an interest in his attire is assumed to gay. Doubly so if he takes risks with his style.

Now, having grown up with two moms, they are not "afraid" to be thought gay but the fact is they are NOT. So the assumption, when it comes about based on clothing, is annoying. Why is it the case that caring about style and aesthetics is "girly"? I hope society eventually moves past this, the way we've moved past the assumption that nurturing behavior is the domain of women.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Why is it the case that caring about style and aesthetics is "girly"?

Of course, it's not. Good, real, masculine style should simply set you apart as someone who cares about their appearance - nothing girly about looking impressively well-groomed and confident.

The irony is that in eschewing solid style, most men end up vaguely feminized anyway: the casual careless look is supposed to say "here's a sporty, devil-may-care fellow who has bigger things on his mind than what kind of shirt to wear". In fact, what it usually says is "here's a nervous, ill-at-ease fellow who doesn't quite know what he wants the world to see in him".
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