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post #16 of 47
I'm sure more than a few geezers here are the "gayest straight men" in their circle of friends
post #17 of 47
I don't think the clothes look particularly (stereotypically) gay at all -- just cheezy and dated. Crockett and Tubbs would've probably shopped from the IM catalog. But then again...
post #18 of 47
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Originally Posted by Margaret
Crockett and Tubbs would've probably shopped from the IM catalog.

Affirmation of everything that has been said about IM
post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I've seen it at Borders too. I think it is the transition mag between the "Men's Interest" section and the "Gay and Lesbian" section. That and Men's Health.

Men's Health is nowhere in their league. Men's Workout, on the other hand, should be displayed right next to the IM catalog. (Men's Workout is not to be confused with Men's Fitness, but the way.)
post #20 of 47
My uncle used to get their catalog. At that time it was mostly fairly "manly" looking sportswear, really not bad looking in the catalog. Of course, that was in the waning days of the "lumberjill" look among the gay set back in the '70s. My uncle and I visited their store in West Hollywood once, but we found the apparel, while not bad stylistically, to be very shoddily made.

The current catalogs are incomparably more louche and over the top. (I am only familiar with the contents of the current catalogs from what I have seen posted on these fora.)

As I have remarked elsewhere (here or on AAAC, I am not sure which), the International Male catalog certainly puts paid to the notion of gay men as arbiters of taste, elegance and style! I wonder what Carson Kressy thinks of it all. (Actually, about 85 or 90% of what he counsels in his book, most of us would agree with, believe it or not.)
post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I'm sure more than a few geezers here are the "gayest straight men" in their circle of friends
Not me, I'm the token homo.
post #22 of 47


The question is, can I get the Mulliner spec Bentley upholstered in that same fake fur?
post #23 of 47
This is my all-time favorite.

post #24 of 47
it's so hard for me to believe that a market exists for IM clothes.
...think about the people that are keeping them in business.
post #25 of 47
Gay pimp wannabe's.
post #26 of 47
I love how all of you are making such wonderful stereotypes of the gay male populace. IM is a just a tacky clothes store, leave it at that.
post #27 of 47
they also enjoy some popularity with unsophisticated straight males. i have been responsible for large military postal facilities and have more than once noticed the IM catalogs and packages arriving.
post #28 of 47
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Originally Posted by maxnharry
they also enjoy some popularity with unsophisticated straight males. i have been responsible for large military postal facilities and have more than once noticed the IM catalogs and packages arriving.
What can I say, sometimes you need a fuscia faux-fir coat to help pass the late-night duty hours
post #29 of 47
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I don't think the clothes look particularly (stereotypically) gay at all

Perhaps you haven't seen IM's sister site, Undergear:

http://www.undergear.com/default.asp

Note that the Padded Butt Briefs are now on sale.

As my fellow homosexual Paul Rudnick once said, perhaps specifically in reference to IM, "There's good taste...and there's tasty."
post #30 of 47
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Originally Posted by Spencer Young
Let's not forget the bizarre sleeping zipup things that we had as kids...

Are you telling me they have zip-up footie pajamas for adults? My 2 1/2 year old would be so impressed if I had pajamas like his
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