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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drizzt3117, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    cool. I usually have to buy people beer to get them to listen to my opinions.
     
  2. Get Smart

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    details was one of my fave mags in the early/mid 90s, having more of a Maxim/FHM vibe....towards the later 90s it took a turn for the worse with a change in editor and format. lately it's been completely unreadable.
     
  3. gorgekko

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    Well, I'm not getting rich doing it -- particularly because I have to buy my friends beer to get them to listen to my opinions, ha ha.
     
  4. acole

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    <raises hand> Always bugged me that we straight guys are supposed to validate our virility by preferring to live in a damp concrete basement lit by a bare bulb hanging from a rope. Our surroundings can be nicer than that, of course, but we're never supposed to care that they are, or take steps to ensure such circumstances beyond giving the little woman a blank check and free rein. I don't read Wallpaper, but I definitely take an interest in the design elements of my living space--probably more so than my wife. I've always found it funny how gender-segregated artistic fields have become in popular conception. Design a building, and you're an "architect", which is safely man's work. Concern yourself with decorating and arranging a room inside that building, and you're an "interior designer", the province of fussy girls and limp-wristed queens. Same goes for visual art and cuisine: a guy's guy is fine as a master painter, sculptor, or chef, but lesser incarnations of craft and cookery are pure Martha Stewart territory.
     
  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    but I'll tell you the problem is with that - in my perfect house, the furniture would be simple dark wood, a few good carpets, maybe some high tech lamps, some comfortable chairs and couches. There would be a small number of good prints on the walls, and some good exotic decorations - some russian icons, some indian idols, maybe a few good west african bronzes. that's it, and it would more or less stay that way until I die (actually, if I could trade my ikea bookcases and dinning room chair for some better made ones, that discribes the house I am living in now). I could design it in a weekend and on about what I spend on a vacation, and I never have to think about it again, or spend another dime on it.

    I think that is pretty common of men's interest in interior design. you can't build an industry on it.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, although I pick up Wallpaper just because I like to stay current on such things, I really, really, don't care about my apartment.  It is a place to eat takeout, watch t.v., and sleep, is all.  Unlike, for example, my clothing, I stake none of my identity in it.  Given unlimited resources, my place would be like Globetrotter's, minus most of the decorations. And maybe I'd put in an in-home theater because my father always wanted one; and it'd be nice to have for his visits.  Maybe a fooseball and pool table too, while I'm at it.  For my brothers.  Otherwise, I personally couldn't care less.  

    Food for thought, I'm sure lots of guys (none on this forum though) have the same attitude about their clothes.
     
  7. drizzt3117

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    Personally I have a significant interest in interior design, and I think most guys are somewhat interested, i.e. if they had a house and resources to do so, they'd have a vision of what they wanted, but after that, they're not particularly interested in changing it or revamping it...
     

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