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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by AlanC
A worthy addition, it seems, although I confess camera ignorance. Some items on the list are ridiculous. I find the Prada Saffiano watch hideous. Other things such as the The Old Print Shop are imaginative. I've not been to the shop, but I do like--and dabble in--old prints.

A running SF 'Stylish Things' thread might be a good idea.


The best item on the list is the new book Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album. Great work from Peter Saville.

bob
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by mr. magoo
Interesting. I would have thought that a French woman (I am assuming you are French for your Les Bleus support) would have understood this conundrum more fully than American women do: that women can be attractive to men not when they think they are but at other times as well. American women tend to be perplexed by this reaction. When I tell my American girlfriend she looks great after the gym, she nearly punches me.

Interestingly, women seem to understand this with men very well -- if a man has been exercising or working in a physical way and is sweaty and strong looking, they find it very appealling. Bathe and put on a suit and it is never the same reaction. Yet, women cannot quite fathom that it works both ways.
Attractive women, for example, very nearly always look better without makeup. For many women, the only reason (minimal) makeup is preferable in certain situations is that it adds a certain 'finish' that's appropriate for a dressier look -- even the most naturally striking, flawlessly-complected woman imaginable would probably look a bit odd without some 'finish' on her face if she were dressed to the nines for a formal event.

But back to the subject at hand...

It seems that a lot of outfits that in America would be dismissed as 'AmJack' can be worn to a European fashion event and be considered stylish.
post #33 of 37
Because the negative behaviors that give wearers of that look a bad name aren't as common in Europe. Also, the men aren't built the same.

Nice pictures.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Also, the men aren't built the same.
Oh no, the majority of Americans are "built" exactly the same as their European ancestors. They just don't eat the same.
post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by Fabienne
I understand. It is when I am wearing a tank top, hair down, running errands at the hardware store*,that I get cat calls from men safely behind their steering wheels on the other side of the intersection. When I have put more care in my appearance, these same men probably wouldn't dare.

Still, if I had sagging breasts, I wouldn't flaunt them. Shudder.

*ie.: when I think I look fairly awful.

Fabienne - having seen your pictures, I'm not at all surprised by this phenomenon

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Originally Posted by Fabienne
And for the record, I find my husband immensely attractive when he is wearing a suit, cufflinks, a tie.

My wife would completely agree with you about me as well.

P.S.

What's with the straight-leg shorts that extend below the kneecap on all these guys in the original photo shoot? I really can't see that catching on in the States.
post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bradford
What's with the straight-leg shorts that extend below the kneecap on all these guys in the original photo shoot? I really can't see that catching on in the States.
Nor do I, if only because of Capri shorts' strong association with women here.
post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by Fabienne
I get it. Still, if a part of my body were way below average, I would not, in the name of being "attractive" to others, seek ways of exposing said body part. It's a question of pride. But I don't have to worry about that.

PS: Yes, I'm a French woman.
Having reviewed The Sartorialist and the facehunter.blogspot.com (pictures of Paris nightlife) it is clear that many women during the summer in Milan, Paris, and NYC wear thin loose fitting clothes. I've noticed this in NYC during the summer where many don't have 24/7 A/C. I live with several (too many) months of heat and humidity, so everything is A/C 24/7. Thus, one never sees on the street women in loose thin clothing, lacking structure. Usually, women have medium weight close fitting outfits--though (thankfully) they do tend bare one (usually only one) of the body sections--top, middle, or legs (sadly, even those women that shouldn't).
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