Posts Tagged ‘menswear’

Kanye West for Bathing Ape

(via hypebeast)

Band of Outsiders fall/winter releases

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J. Crew Men’s SS 2010

Rockin’ that suit proper

Why so preppy? Billionaire Boys Club hunting pattern collection.

Where it all goes down

I bought four men’s magazines the other day for research and I realize that I like the writing that goes into men’s lifestyle magazines more than that which go into women’s. The market behind men’s mags is completely different than that of women’s, and it’s interesting to see this reflected into the content that goes into the issues. Men, as I’ve been told, don’t like reading anything that has the word “Vogue” in it — the word Vogue is associated too much with frills and fashion and American men don’t want to be caught reading anything that has that sort of connotation in it. (Thus, Men’s Vogue = tanking.)

My personal take on women’s fashion writing is that it can be a bit on the safe side. There’s not a lot of honest critique on the loads of shitty fashion that’s put out on runways. The good thing about men’s fashion mags is that they barely talk about runway stuff in the same way — they barely talk about runway to begin with, so at least I don’t have to read any.

Men’s celebrity profiles also have a very different feel to them. They’re a lot more straight-forward. There’s cursing. Lots of everyday, I’m-your-man-I’m-your-friend kinda talk. Of the four cover boys for this month, my favorite profile was on Pharrell, so here’s an excerpt,

“It was a natural progression,” Williams says of deciding to pursue music professionally. “And even then, I never looked for it in the future, like ‘Yo, imma gonna make a life outta this.’ I think that’s what helped me. As an Aries, we’re, like, dreamers, you know? And I chose not to dream so much as I dealt with the actuality. So it made me kind of focus on what was real and what was possible. From one lily pad to the next, it made sense. I never drowned because I kept my focus on reality and what possible steps were really there. And as an Aries, we dream big and we dream hard. And when it doesn’t work out, we’re easily…we feel very defeated. So I never did that…

And after the jumps are excerpts from Robert Pattinson and Ben Affleck because they’re both interesting guys as well. Read the rest of this entry »