Out with hunks: fashion breaks codes for male models

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    Sep 23, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/hunks-fashion-breaks-codes-male-models-025107757.html

    "New York (AFP) - Muscular, classically chiseled male models are a dying breed as men are ever more chosen for thinness, even androgyny, in a fashion world playing with the notion of gender.
    It only takes looking back a decade to male fashion shows -- at Versace, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton or Gucci -- to see the change on the catwalk.
    Shoulders have lost their squareness, chests have sunk."

    It appears that masculinity is once again out of fashion.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 23, 2016 3:41 PM GMT
    I think that is only for the runway. Look at retail fashion and you see a completely different picture unless you're looking at a brand that caters to androgyny, like Versace or D&G. Tom Ford, Brooks Bros Tyrewhit, Polo, Boss, Armani, Zegna all have classic male models and clothes that are masculine.
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    Sep 23, 2016 4:25 PM GMT
    It appears that masculinity is once again out of fashion. ?????

    NOT on the streets of the "fashion capitals".
    In London the trend is BEEFY MUSCLE, not just fit.
    I see more muscle than ever in Paris, Milan, Berlin etc.

    The other indicator of the muscle trend is that the number of weightlifting clubs you see is so much more now than even 3 years ago.

    Runway shows are generally about being strikingly different. They can be the opposite of trend spotting.
  • nice_chap

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    Sep 23, 2016 6:27 PM GMT
    Does that mean all those buff guys are not allowed to wear clothes any more?
  • Dynamo_spark

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    Sep 25, 2016 2:20 PM GMT
    I could handle a bulky woman in a nice dress on the Catwalk. But a guy with a huge beer belly in shorts, won't do. I agree some models do not represent how the average every day person dresses.
  • ANTiSociaLiNJ...

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    Sep 25, 2016 4:50 PM GMT
    As another person said, there are more gyms and more men working out and, sadly, more young men abusing steroids now than ever.
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    Sep 25, 2016 4:57 PM GMT
    ANTiSociaLiNJUSTICeWarior saidAs another person said, there are more gyms and more men working out and, sadly, more young men abusing steroids now than ever.


    I wish we had more men "abusing" steroids here in Montreal, it's not like those overbearded skinny smokers care about their health anyway.