Feminine fashion trends for men.

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    Feb 15, 2016 7:31 AM GMT
    Why do large groups of (usually young) men (gay and straight) adopt a fashion worn by women, that doesn't really work on a man's body or that make them look feminine. Those tight, super skinny jeans on most guys for example. Or man-buns. Or overly shaped eyebrows. What other examples like this have you seen, and why do guys want to look like women now? ( Trans is different, don't mean that).
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    Feb 15, 2016 7:50 AM GMT
    It's not just now, back in my parents days (disco), my dad used to wear bell bottoms, high heels (mens), permed his hair, and wore tight fitted clothing. AND I'm sure the older generations of that time questioned their senses as well. Fashion has been "gender-fluid" for quite some time now, and I think the reason why is because people always want to challenge "the norm" and have a sense of innovation; being "modern" generally makes one feel up to the times, trendy and successful. That's just how it's always been.

    Makeup for men, and eyebrow cleaning is more popular now because it's seen as an enhanced form of good looks. Male models and movie stars have always worn make up, and I guess the OK is out there now for guys to have that right to beautify themselves too.
  • buddycat

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    Feb 15, 2016 9:35 AM GMT
    You can dress butch and have a purse slip out when you talk and make it more obvious than you are a queen. I have done this myself. I used to wear capris pants that are still popular with women. Many high end designers borrow from women's styles for men like Gautier skorts. Women often wear men's clothes and straight men find this sexy.
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    Feb 15, 2016 10:53 AM GMT
    Women wear pants, men don't wear skirts. It is more the other way than this way.
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    Feb 15, 2016 6:56 PM GMT
    What about the really long and super baggy thug type basketball shorts . It typically looks like a dress.
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    Feb 15, 2016 7:06 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidWhat about the really long and super baggy thug type basketball shorts . It typically looks like a dress.


    Those look tacky to me quite frankly.
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    Feb 15, 2016 7:06 PM GMT
    Typically anything that is different than the current trend is appealing to the groups you identify. It's not always. But when I was a kid, I didn't want to do the old man status quo either. So we did whatever pushed the envelope (or brought old styles back in). It's harmless mostly. I doubt if even 10% of the male population has man buns or shaped eyebrows or even man purses. Skinny jeans seem to be more of a young metrosexual trend.
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    Feb 15, 2016 7:45 PM GMT
    same reason these existed in 70s/80s
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    There was nothing masculine about those fashion trends either. I am not very fond of the hipster look, but I mind my business.
  • mybud

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    Feb 15, 2016 7:49 PM GMT
    If you shape your brows, you're a women in my book.
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    Feb 15, 2016 7:50 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    Alpha13 saidWhat about the really long and super baggy thug type basketball shorts . It typically looks like a dress.


    Those look tacky to me quite frankly.


    I drove past a peewee lacrosse game last fall and after processing the image, I had to walk back and take a second look. (It's right next to my marina.) It appeared that they were playing in pleated plaid skirts, exactly like the catholic school girls in the 60's. It required careful observation to decide that the garments were probably in fact bifurcated.
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    Feb 15, 2016 9:56 PM GMT
    I think it is because there is a whole industry of making things fashionable. they draw creative types of people

    it's down to these people, their interests aspirations, that particular styles are promoted.

    the best thing is to make one's own fashion statement if interested hehe
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    Feb 15, 2016 10:09 PM GMT
    what's wrong with looking feminine? If somebody wants to wear a dress or makeup or high heels that would be his choice straight or gay, that would be an ideal world if anyone could wear whatever he/she wishes and not be judged by it
  • venue35

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    Feb 15, 2016 10:56 PM GMT
    i've never been offended by guys that act and dress in a flamboyant manner even when someone acts real queeny i think it's amusing (dont know how else to describe it)..
    I have seen guys and girls who find people like that disgusting and they immediately start saying awful things without thinking of the other persons feelings.
    Some guys look like their blood is boiling when they see a real feminine gay guy. I dont care about things like that at all and im very aware of other people's feelings.
    Don't understand people's reactions to anything that's not the "norm".
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    Feb 15, 2016 11:05 PM GMT
    Jameelio saidIt's not just now, back in my parents days (disco), my dad used to wear bell bottoms, high heels (mens), permed his hair, and wore tight fitted clothing. AND I'm sure the older generations of that time questioned their senses as well.


    I hear you...STILL the platform shoes and bell/flair bottom pants, especially the skin-tight kind to wear out to the discos, were popular fashion for ALL people at the time. No one, teens to 40, whether 'straight'/'gay', thought much about it. icon_smile.gif

    What you are describing sounds more target-specific.
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    Feb 15, 2016 11:35 PM GMT
    I went to the beach recently, and wore my Under Armour gym shorts in lieu of "traditional" swimwear.

    Does that make me gay? icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 16, 2016 12:34 AM GMT
    I've always preferred a man's sturdy clothes over the typically more flimsy things that women tend to wear (understanding there are exceptions).

    On the few occasions I've done drag, I was struck by how flimsy women's clothing is. I like rugged & durable clothing. Even my formal evening dress wear is built to last, year after year.

    Whereas women's stuff needs replacing all the time. I guess as much because of constant style changes, but I wouldn't want to play that game. So in that sense I feel sorry for them. I think men have the better deal. I have no desire to dress like a woman, nor wear things as flimsy as they do. I'm happy in men's clothing, thank you very much.
  • LostSailor

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    Feb 16, 2016 12:55 AM GMT
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE a hot guy in fem clothing.
    ...and a guy with a purse is just about the hottest thing i can imagine
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    Feb 16, 2016 1:00 AM GMT
    LostSailor saidI LOVE LOVE LOVE a hot guy in fem clothing.
    ...and a guy with a purse is just about the hottest thing i can imagine

    OK, well, to each his own. That's about the LEAST hot thing I can imagine.
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    Feb 16, 2016 1:27 AM GMT
    strongbull said...why do guys want to look like women now? ( Trans is different, don't mean that).


    Now? If you think this just a modern phenomenon you haven't even a rudimentary knowledge of fashion history. The Internet is a wonderful place. Do a little research. Louis XIV was wearing high heels looooooooong before John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. You will also learn that what you consider feminine fashions were originally male fashions adopted by females and later abandoned by males.
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    Feb 16, 2016 4:49 AM GMT
    I'd choose the bright hygienic metro style over the baggy pants and plain dull colours look any day. Would rather look and feel lively and energetic than be slowed down by droopy clothes.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 16, 2016 5:50 AM GMT
    Alls good as long as you and the clothes you wear are in good sync. If you are emulating a thug persona go for your baggy looking oversized everything, sagging anything stuff. You'll be fine.

    If you are a fashion forward fashionista dude, go for your look and embrace it. You'll be just fine.

    If you start crossing into other territories where you do not belong to, the chances are that you may turn a few heads and cause some laughter...

    Oh well, worse things have happened...

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    Feb 16, 2016 6:23 PM GMT
    To each his own. That being said, I don't think I will ever wear skinny jeans. BTW, if you really want to see purportedly straight men that look "pretty" (drawn eyebrows, makeup, tight-fitting clothes, etc.), then go to Japan, particularly Shibuya.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 16, 2016 7:24 PM GMT
    My legs and ass are too big for skinny jeans. I remember reading an article about which body types look best in different styles of jeans, and the article said only skinny guys should wear skinny jeans; muscular guys need loose jeans, and I agree, both for aesthetic reasons and for comfort!
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    Feb 17, 2016 2:04 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    strongbull said...why do guys want to look like women now? ( Trans is different, don't mean that).


    Now? If you think this just a modern phenomenon you haven't even a rudimentary knowledge of fashion history. The Internet is a wonderful place. Do a little research. Louis XIV was wearing high heels looooooooong before John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. You will also learn that what you consider feminine fashions were originally male fashions adopted by females and later abandoned by males.


    A "rudimentary knowledge of fashion history" may not matter. (Gay) men are wearing these styles BECAUSE they LOOK frilly and effeminate. Does not matter when these were in vogue and who wore them in prior times.
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    Feb 17, 2016 2:57 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    Louis XIV was wearing high heels looooooooong before John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. You will also learn that what you consider feminine fashions were originally male fashions adopted by females and later abandoned by males.

    Louis XIV is not a good example to make this point. He wore high heels for 2 reasons, nothing to do with fashion as we're discussing it here.

    First, Louis was one of the shortest men at his own court. His heels functioned more as lifts, to give him additional height, as befitted the King. He also wore tall wigs to further enhance the impression of his height.

    Second, there was an affectation among 17th Century men, that continued into the 18th Century, of displaying a muscular calf under their white stockings, or in Louis' earlier years, full tights. Men would strike a pose to cause their calf to tighten, known in English as "making a leg". Louis himself is shown doing just that, in one of his most famous formal portraits. Wearing heels made that gesture easier.

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