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i like menswear. i adore certain looks and readily pilfer tops, bottoms and accessories. i buy menswear. if i'm watching a runway, however, i have no patience for the menswear coming down - i think seeing it all together takes away the fun of feeling like i'm sneaking something when i claim an item from the other camp for myself. when the nytimes puts out a fashion issue of T covering menswear, i consider the sunday edition a wash.

do you prefer your fashion divided by gender (on the runway, in editorials, in advertisements), or do you not mind the company?

7 comments:

Alexandra said...

I don't mind the company actually, although I do spend a lot less time contemplating menswear...
I had more of an appreciation for it when I was dating my ex who had a wonderful sense of style and I'd go menswear shopping with him.

Iheartfashion said...

I'm with you on menswear. I'm always thoroughly disappointed when "T" devotes its magazine to men's fashion, even though my style is often androgynous, and I love a well cut blazer or vest or menswear-inspired tailored trousers. I'd just prefer to see the looks on a female model. I rarely get excited about male models or fashion shoots with just men.
I DO enjoy some of the men's looks featured on the Sartorialist though.

GenX Theorist said...

Yeah - I'm with iheart - I often get inspired by the men featured by The Sartorialist. Ooo - another place I just saw where I love the guy/girl mix is the new Burberry ad in the latest Vogue? It's the gender-bending quality that is cool. But it's hard to get right.

fashionaddict said...

I don't like it when I'm looking at a women's collection and then I see a menswear look, it's too matchy-matchy for me. Generally, I don't pay too much attention to menswear, unless it looks too good to ignore, like the John Varvatos collections for Converse - my favourite place to grab menswear for myself. It seems more fun to look at men's stuff in the shops, rather than in magazines or in photos.

Candid Cool said...

I like menswear on the runway and menswear on the racks and menswear on me.

dreamecho said...

i don't care about men's fashion; i do enjoy buying it for myself.

i've tagged you again, but don't feel any obligation to continue it. it's just a silly little game ;)

martha said...

I LOVE men's pants, and a masculine influence on women's clothing (that is, I don't want to wear an actual men's piece, other than pants, and have it be an over-sized item on me), but come to think of it, I do prefer that the idea is generated from within, and not shown to me - that is, no, I do not like "looking" at men's wear, or being shown in where I expect to find women's wear (magazines, advertisements, runways).