Okay, it's the view of what appears to be three 20-something women, so take it with a mountain of salt. I thought it was amusing, particularly the last one.
What Women Really Think of Menswear
Their commentary was actually not so bad. The first comment on Italian Flair was hilarious: " I think these dudes do not care if their girlfriends have an orgasm. I don't think they've even thought about it. They're so much more concerned with getting a tie dimple to happen that it's not even on their radar."
I found that hilarious as well. I think "Italian Flair" should be changed to "Pitti Attendee" though, because that's where I view the picture as coming from. I say that as someone who loves the clothing Jep wears in "The Great Beauty" and has a picture of him as my avatar.
Do any of these writers lurk here? Wouldn't surprise me. Their discussion of Trad, Goth Ninja, and Sprezzatura archetypes is something that would have only appeared on StyFo as a few years ago. I think most girls would have scratched their heads about this stuff in 2010.
They could have collided with all this stuff on Tumblr and Instagram. Funny how this stuff fans outward from SF. A testament to @LA Guy's hard work throughout the years.
(@Jr Mouse, they mentioned Goth Ninjas!)
They'd most likely have the same negative idea of it as the Italian peacock. It would be the boring cousin. It's a roast article, so...
HAHA you never know.... especially when it is a young mid 20s to mid 30s men wearing them.
Probably will also help the positive comment if he also has a maserati quattroporte GTS...
".....Woo what a lovable handsome family man, totally will fancy a dinner with him..."
I've noticed personally there is always this mental tug of war in which something looks good in an ad but you have to recalibrate and remember how precious and affected it would look in real life. I think the best antidote for me is when some timeless movie star had great fashion sense but almost no affectations and you realize having a small masculine wardrobe is always going to age better and be more versatile. Of course I still give into a lot of stuff more than I should but for starters, most of my day to day is casual/streetwear so I can just dress in a tshirt or casual shirt and jeans and be with the times that way and then when I actually dress up, I like to think it's a bit more timeless. Also I've really gotten pseudo-heritage brand fatigue. Something about trying to mix metrosexual and lumberjack and sell it to the large swathes of bearded brooklynites who dress like it's the english countryside or the new england woods in NYC really just rubs me the wrong way at this point. Pitti style I like because it's fun and ridiculous over the top with the beads and bracelets and clashing colors but I would never actually wear it and now I also kind of associate it with #menswear and at a certain point men as barbie dolls and the tastes of the Tumblr age group act as somewhat of a turnoff.
Oh and also I hate streetwear as a branded designer thing. I find almost all designer influenced streetwear annoying. I should clarify what I refer to when I say day to day I wear streetwear is casual shirts (personally with bold vertical striping or solid because checks and plaids have been way to overdone with the pseudo-heritage hipsters noted above) and vneck tshirts and jeans. I haven't worn blatant logos on my shirts since college when I used to think that was really cool :) The athleisure section and anything like that just makes me more annoyed than I probably should be about other people's clothing choices :) Probably because I remember thinking spending tons of money on clothing was stupid but only because I was really just exposed to that as a kid since I was growing up when expensive streetwear was hitting it's prime. Now I get spending money on clothes but I still think spending ridiculous amounts of money on things like drop crotch sweat pants and logo plastered sneakers is stupid. I know it's not my place to judge but I still cannot help it.
Edited by Sam H - 4/24/16 at 9:22pm