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Are 'feminine' looks the future of menís fashion?
BBC ^ | June 24, 2013 | Maya Singer

Posted on 08/08/2013 8:28:07 AM PDT by Zakeet

Gender bender JW Anderson's backless, semi-sheer halter tops for men raised eyebrows at London Men's Fashion Week.

Dry run Another London up-and-comer, Shaun Sampson, showed pale pink organza board shorts and 'skirts' made to look like beach towels.

Frill seekers Martine Rose’s collection combines feminine elements with inspiration drawn from sports and athletic kits.

Curtain raiser At Alexander McQueen, creative director Sarah Burton opened the show with a fitted suit of white lace.

Skull disclosure The trademark Alexander McQueen skull was woven into the lace designs.

Herd instinct The Topman show featured fanciful cowboys in embroidered florals.

Some fashion trends sneak up on you. Others ring out loud and clear. Last week, as the Spring ’14 menswear shows kicked off in London, one trend sounded with all the subtlety of an air horn: androgyny is the new black.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: andrewginny; crossdressing; culture; fashion; gay; homosexualagenda; thegreatsatan
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You Freepers may not want to let one of these trends sneak up on you with all the subtlety of an air horn!

Incidentally, the summary doesn't do justice to the message contained in the original article.

1 posted on 08/08/2013 8:28:07 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Real men would never even considering wearing this stuff.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Zakeet
Are 'feminine' looks the future of men’s fashion?

Not REAL MEN. We went thru this androgynous fashion trend before in the 70's. It failed then, and it will fail now even worse. They keep trying, though............

3 posted on 08/08/2013 8:30:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: MEGoody

Right... and no real woman would been seen with him if he did.


4 posted on 08/08/2013 8:30:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Zakeet

Must have missed the 80’s. The Brits paved the way for this sort of thing.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 8:30:48 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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Why not go all out and add in silicone implants as a must have accessory?


6 posted on 08/08/2013 8:31:04 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Zakeet

Look on his face says: I feel like an idiot............

7 posted on 08/08/2013 8:31:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Zakeet

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!

Dear Lord, a million times no!


8 posted on 08/08/2013 8:31:39 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: Zakeet

9 posted on 08/08/2013 8:32:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zakeet
In style, shoes do matter.

Nothing wrong with an updated wingtip for stylin'. Hand made in America, Allen Edmonds.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 8:34:24 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Zakeet

I’ve been watching stories about far out fashion shows for 40 years. Nobody ever wears the crazy things they show. So why do they do them?

In fact look at a man wearing a suit from 1930. Looks almost exactly the same as the suit a man wears in 2013.


11 posted on 08/08/2013 8:35:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Badger

This cycles thru over and over again. Look at colonial upper class mens clothing with all the ruffles and lace. And how ‘bout those wigs?


12 posted on 08/08/2013 8:36:55 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Uncle Miltie
And boots for the well dressed straight gentleman (Also made in USA):


13 posted on 08/08/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Zakeet

Can any of you oldsters (those over 50), thinking back to when you were a kid, imagine what would happen to any guy walking down the street in your neighborhood, dressed like this?


14 posted on 08/08/2013 8:38:21 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Zakeet
Men's fashion designers have a real problem. If they make small changes (this year's tie is 1/16" narrower than last year's), men will ignore them and keep their old clothes. If they make big changes, men will ignore them and keep their old clothes. Thus, they just have shows to impress each other and will be completely ignored by actual consumers.
15 posted on 08/08/2013 8:38:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: DManA

“So why do they do them?”

For the Elton Johns of the world.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: All

...and then he got beat up in front of his girlfriend...


17 posted on 08/08/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Zakeet

Can hardly wait to see my biker buddies dressed like these faggots ... not going to happen


18 posted on 08/08/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: MEGoody

And you gentiles mock how Orthodox Jews dress.

Ha.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 8:40:52 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Zakeet
I would venture a guess that most of those doing fashion are homosexuals who sexually prefer the androgynous teenage boy look, or the lesbian who seeks to deny masculinity altogether. In either case, ain't nobody buying that garbage.
20 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:03 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Men's fashion designers have a real problem. If they make small changes (this year's tie is 1/16" narrower than last year's), men will ignore them and keep their old clothes. If they make big changes, men will ignore them and keep their old clothes. Thus, they just have shows to impress each other and will be completely ignored by actual consumers.

DINGDINGDING! We have a winner.

"Fashion" is an inherently female concept. Men are more attuned to "style" which is not subject to quarterly review....

21 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:43 AM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: Turbo Pig

Or his girl friend beat him up


22 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:47 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Zakeet
Does this mean my jeans and tee shirts will no longer be considered high fashun in this brave new world of men's fashion?
23 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:50 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Louis XIV


24 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:57 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Uncle Miltie

except for the pink laces, I would wear those. Black or dark dark brown laces would be nice, but you could probably get away with navy blue, grey or even white (especially on a golf course)

but pink? migtht aws well wear a sign “I’m a homo”


25 posted on 08/08/2013 8:42:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Zakeet

In some countries these would be called “ladyboys”


26 posted on 08/08/2013 8:43:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Jewbacca
And you gentiles mock how Orthodox Jews dress. Ha.

What makes you think these guys aren't Jewish?

27 posted on 08/08/2013 8:43:51 AM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: Zakeet

Some designers were trying to get men into dresses and using makeup 45 years ago.


28 posted on 08/08/2013 8:44:03 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Zakeet

They really dressed metro-sexual in certain times in the past...

That being said men should not dress frilly and this is coming from a gal who is a self admitted tom boy!

29 posted on 08/08/2013 8:44:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Can’t hold a candle to Jack Lord in his lacy hat and jaunty scarf from the 1970’s.


30 posted on 08/08/2013 8:45:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KarlInOhio

I think it’s impressive how CONSERVATIVE, mens fashion has been for the past 100 years. Except for small details (cuffs/no cuffs) a man’s dress suit is virtually identical to what it was 100 years ago.

We pretty much dumped the vest but other than that.....


31 posted on 08/08/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by DManA
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To: rusty schucklefurd

I cannot imagine anyone walking down my road dressed like that TODAY.
But then I do live in the desert where we wear boots and sidearms.


32 posted on 08/08/2013 8:45:47 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Zakeet

GAG!!! OK, that’s just not right!


33 posted on 08/08/2013 8:46:11 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Zakeet

Fabulous. Just freakin' fabulous.

I have one request to make of my fellow FReepers - if any of you ever see me dressed like this, shoot me, please. Twice.

34 posted on 08/08/2013 8:46:15 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rusty schucklefurd
Can any of you oldsters (those over 50), thinking back to when you were a kid, imagine what would happen to any guy walking down the street in your neighborhood, dressed like this?

But if it happened now, they'd put guys dressed like that, on the list of hate-crime protected groups.

35 posted on 08/08/2013 8:48:25 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: 5thGenTexan

I think it was a ‘French’ thang............


36 posted on 08/08/2013 8:49:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Zakeet

No. Every few years fashion shows put out these kind of girly guy clothes, and you never see them off the runway.


37 posted on 08/08/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

If it doesn’t say Justin (ok maybe Tony Lama or Nocona too) it isn’t a real boot.


38 posted on 08/08/2013 8:49:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: papertyger

“What makes you think these guys aren’t Jewish?”

Oh, they might be Jewish, like Ms. Lindsey Graham is a Republican, but they are certainly not Orthodox.


39 posted on 08/08/2013 8:49:47 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Zakeet

Those clothes are all rotten but that first one is in a class by iself.


40 posted on 08/08/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Zakeet
"Say, girlfriend, Bruce and Serge are holding a soirée at their loft, and I can't decide on whether to wear my Louis Vuitton taffeta nothing, or my Christian Lacroix white lace suit! You choose!"


41 posted on 08/08/2013 8:50:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Jewbacca

Have you ever noticed that Orthodox Jews and Amish folks dress very similar?..........


42 posted on 08/08/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Zakeet

43 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Good point.


44 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:10 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Uncle Miltie
I split my wear mostly between these two:


45 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:15 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yep, and my favorites: Tony Lama cowboy and Milwaukee motorcycle (both black).


46 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:16 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Behavior Insights Team Exigency Monitoring Executive (BITEME))
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To: Zakeet

This is the head slap thread of the day so far.

There will be hipster in Seattle, LA, and Austin that wear this crap.


47 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Zakeet

My gaydar just pegged off-scale high.


48 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: Tupelo

re: “I cannot imagine anyone walking down my road dressed like that TODAY.
But then I do live in the desert where we wear boots and sidearms.”

Yes, I forgot that there are still some places that have sanity left in them. But, they are getting few and far between I’m afraid.


49 posted on 08/08/2013 8:52:08 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

But the Little Lady Fauntleroy look with blondie isn’t good either.


50 posted on 08/08/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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