Modern Male Fashion and its consequences

shakahislop

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Wtf has happened to women’s jeans? Super high waist, tight in the wrong areas, very light pastel blues

Endemic
that wave seems to have been and gone a bit in brooklyn. thought they looked pretty weird when i first saw them. my impression, not being a girl, and i doubt there will be one coming along to set me straight, is that it's one of those fashions which you can only wear if you're pretty skinny. which in some ways they emphasise, it's kind of a status thing in a way
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
We can’t all be in Brooklyn, Shak

They’re well weird, weird in that a craze over winter into spring of the most unflattering kind of attire became a norm. Like a warpdrive to 1985, remorselessly monstrous retro update
 

shakahislop

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We can’t all be in Brooklyn, Shak

They’re well weird, weird in that a craze over winter into spring of the most unflattering kind of attire became a norm. Like a warpdrive to 1985, remorselessly monstrous retro update
we should start a dissensus commune in bed-stuy.

it is pretty interesting how these things move geographically, how they radiate outwards from the big cities to everywhere else
 

Leo

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Is Century 21 a kind of tkmaxx?

it was really a one-of-a-kind place where they carried top high-end designers at discounted prices. some might have been production overruns, or samples, or unsold styles from the previous season. totally hit or miss, you'd often find great stuff but in only one or two sizes, and really limited quantities.
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Noted and had the piss flow from Luka and Shiels over a great quest seeking out bootcut jeans just exactly right

Not even right so much as true to size, 32w34l, only dress attire you can’t really compromise over. If I wore skinny jeans, as an example, the piss taking would tip into the infinite because I’d look like such a bellend. Blocky build, not a good look. Regular fit looks off too. Bring a bit of width to your hems

Hernia highlights - a loose-fitting pair of Paulie Walnuts style cotton tracky bottoms, except with flared hems slowly evolving into a Monty Don on drugs moment. Fwiw, these aren’t worn scuffed, with their tongues lapping over trouser hemlines to house nights in “that there London” either
 
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Leo

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I'm tall and thin, so slim cut are the way to go for my build. skinny for some brands are actually just slim, but actual skinny looks pretty stupid on guys unless you're a young druggy rock star and the trousers are leather.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
it's one of those fashions which you can only wear if you're pretty skinny. which in some ways they emphasise, it's kind of a status thing in a way
Remember when "thigh gap" was a thing? Your post reminded me of that cos that was something that always struck me as more about status than looking good - now of course it goes without saying that this is the case to a greater or lesser extent with all fashions, but thigh gap seemed to me a hundred percent jammed over to the furthest extreme on the status axis.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Remember when "thigh gap" was a thing? Your post reminded me of that cos that was something that always struck me as more about status than looking good - now of course it goes without saying that this is the case to a greater or lesser extent with all fashions, but thigh gap seemed to me a hundred percent jammed over to the furthest extreme on the status axis.
Dunno why a bloke would want a thigh gap anyway, I mean you'd have to be a nullo-eunuch, wouldn't you?
 

shakahislop

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Remember when "thigh gap" was a thing? Your post reminded me of that cos that was something that always struck me as more about status than looking good - now of course it goes without saying that this is the case to a greater or lesser extent with all fashions, but thigh gap seemed to me a hundred percent jammed over to the furthest extreme on the status axis.
yeah. the thing the thigh gap made me think of was how culture is able to create anxieties about basically any part of the body, just by setting a (more or less unreachable for 80% or whatever of people) standard and then finding a vocabulary for it. it's interesting that this seems to be something that we do to one another, rather than it being something that's in the interests of a particular business or a government or a more powerful organization like that
 

shakahislop

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i mean it's been said on here before hasn't it, but obviously one of the main fashions, innovations, aesthetic things that's been going on in recent years has been manipulation of the body, of muscles and fat, putting your body into one desired shape or another
 

shakahislop

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I'm tall and thin, so slim cut are the way to go for my build. skinny for some brands are actually just slim, but actual skinny looks pretty stupid on guys unless you're a young druggy rock star and the trousers are leather.
sometimes it makes people look like spiders, i quite like that
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
i mean it's been said on here before hasn't it, but obviously one of the main fashions, innovations, aesthetic things that's been going on in recent years has been manipulation of the body, of muscles and fat, putting your body into one desired shape or another

I would assume so yeah. To me thigh gap seemed like a particularly weird one though, like it was handed down very clearly from on high. Maybe lots of things are foisted on us from the offices of Vogue or wherever but they at least make sense, with thigh gap it just seemed that it was something that could never have grown up organically from real people cos real people are not attracted by a hole between someone's thighs (well, not this hole anyway). And I remember it stuck out for me cos it was something I read about and thought "that's odd, I don't believe in that" and then a few days later I was sunbathing in Hampstead and I heard some younger girls arguing about their thigh gaps - it really felt like it had been created and the word had gone out and then people were suddenly debating it and so on but not really knowing why. Kinda like... you know how on twitter when you can see that the GOP, say, or some group have suddenly been given a new position and it springs up all over the place, at once, in a way that can't possibly be natural.
 

DLaurent

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I bought my first 'body warmer' recently. Green in the style of a fishing gilet, which was its intended purpose when I bought it, but I can't stop wearing it. It makes me feel like I can't decide if I'm going to join a boyband or join the country set and buy my first house in Chipping Norton.
 

mixed_biscuits

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I bought my first 'body warmer' recently. Green in the style of a fishing gilet, which was its intended purpose when I bought it, but I can't stop wearing it. It makes me feel like I can't decide if I'm going to join a boyband or join the country set and buy my first house in Chipping Norton.
I have a £900 Brioni body warmer (hugely reduced in tkmaxx): down filler, silk lining, tortoiseshell buttons, wool mix outer, lamb leather piping and details..it's the most opulent thing I own
 
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