Fashionistas Unite!

Summer is always a weird time for Men’s fashion. Your typical Londonite seems rather uncomfortable grappling with weather for the warmer weather. I’ve become particularly fascinated with the ‘city shorts’ that have found themselves in fashion this summer. Let’s be honest, not all of us can pull off the looks that we see in the magazines. The city shorts are interesting because I think that a certain male can pull them off really well. The same type of man who can pull off any style, really. You have to be tall, skinny, and looking like you could use a few more meals a day. Shorts are always a really big issue for most men. Many men try to avoid shorts at all costs because their legs are either too pale, or too hairy. I’ve never really been a big fan of them, because I feel ridiculous with the shorts and trainers combination. Flip flops are not an option because it’s just awkward for me walking around with them through the city. I have to give it to women who can run around all day with just flip flops on. It’s a admirable task.

Even more perplexing is the revolutionizing of men’s fashion in welcoming back skinny white jeans. Have you seen those hipster kids walking around at night with these things on? I spent one day going through all the pros and cons on an acquisition of a pair of skinny white jeans. Ultimately, I couldn’t bring myself to do so. The same rules apply to any part of the latest crazes. You can’t really pull off this look if you’re not 6 feet tall, with legs comparable to ski poles. It’s unfair that we can justify how the catwalks and magazines are full of these model type men who can pull off any look they want to. For the rest of us, we know what we can and can’t do. Summer in particular, is full of the can’t dos. One day our revolution will come. As for now, I’ll stick with jeans, trainers and a t shirt. I’ll leave the trends to the skinny indie boys.

1 Comment so far

  1. Rob (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

    Fantastic to read somebody speaking sense. I went to a boat party on the Thames on Sunday and everyone was so bloody uber – skin tight jeans and the shortest shorts i have ever seen on men. Cat walk fashion for male waifs! I’m thin but they are looking scarily thin

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