When I was living in Atlanta it seemed not a day would pass when I’d see someone wearing something that would make my friend Emily say, “Just because they make it in your size, doesn’t mean that you should buy it.“
Needless to say, Emily’s words of wisdom came to mind immediately when I saw this “Stunner Bodysuit” by hunkwear.com.
I’m not a huge fan of denim shirts, but Chad White can wear just about anything and get my attention.
Fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, raised eyebrows and earned applause from the French GLBT community when he used fashion to express his support for a controversial French gay marriage law by sending two brides down the catwalk. Interestingly, Lagerfeld has indicated that he is opposed to gay couples being allowed to adopt children, but that’s probably a discussion better suited for a future post. Read more here.
Perfume commercials as a general rule tend to be ridiculous and Versace’s advertisement for their new fragrance EROS is no exception. Do I care? Not when the model looks like this.
Gotstyle is a Toronto-based menswear shop. I’m not familiar with the Canadian store but I have to say I like their YouTube commercial.
United Colors of Benetton is raising eyebrows with their New York City Pop-Up store in SoHo. Leave it to Benetton with their “Art of Knit” displays to make yarn sexy. If you’d like to check this out for yourself, the store is located at 135 Crosby Street in SoHo, but note the Pop-Up store closes New Year’s Eve Day.
Can’t make it to NYC but want to see more? Check out the Pop-Up store website.
Clothing retailer The Gap stopped selling a controversial shirt after consumers expressed their displeasure. The shirt was a part of the retailer’s collaboration with GQ magazine to showcase America’s best new designers; incredibly ironic – right?
Who is the marketing moron at The Gap who approved this? I can understand a person from another country not fluent in American history perhaps not recognizing this term, but an educated, marketing professional in the US? For those outside the US who may be unfamiliar, Manifest Destiny was the term / belief used to legitimize the westward expansion of the US. Manifest Destiny, which had religious overtones, justified the enslavement and more often than not killing of Native Americans.
This reminds me of that rule in fashion so often ignored, “just because they make it in your size doesn’t mean you should wear it.”
Source: Laughing Squid
What can I say? I’m a denim lovah.
The Shops at Prudential Center is participating in Fashion’s Night Out in Boston tonight by hosting a free screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at sundown on the South Garden.
It would be easy to make this into a great date night; have dinner across the street on Huntington Avenue at Brasserie Jo then hop over to the South Garden and enjoy the show. Dinner and a movie is rarely this romantic.
The new scott james store in Boston recently moved to new digs at 173 Newbury Street, and to celebrate the store will distribute Fashion Night Out (FNO) Survival Kits on Thursday to men who visit their store while supplies last.
Each kit includes SWAG from Billy Jealousy, Emerge Salon Men’s Club, Skincando, Cape Crabbers, Dillon’s Restaurant, Taza Chocolate and scott james. Select kits include scott james gift cards valued up to $250 and one lucky guy will win a free night stay at the coveted Revere Hotel.
FNO Boston is later this week on Thursday, September 6th. I’ll be stopping by the new scott james store and plan on attending their party at the Revere Hotel’s Emerald Lounge later that evening.
Plan on stopping by their new store at 173 Newbury Street to find out more about the party, or if you cannot join – follow my Tweets on Thursday evening.
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO – 2012) is coming back to Boston next Thursday, September 6th.
Check out FNO Boston’s facebook page to stay up to date on everything that will be happening. I’ll be blogging more about this fun night out and hope to see you on Thursday September 6th. Til then, enjoy this very cool promo video for FNO NYC.
Darren Criss sings Dress You Up for FNO
What’s up with this rower from the Stanford Team? Doesn’t he see that his team all know that socks and sandals simply don’t go? Perhaps he didn’t see my post from last week Socks n Sandals.
Recently I was bemoaning the fact that I do not resemble the Calvin Klein model who looks picture perfect in the underwear I purchased so you would think I’d not be tempted by D.Hedral’s sexy underwear line. Sadly, I’m a sucker and marketers know this.
D.Hedral claims their underwear is superior because they are the “first shape based underwear”. Their product supposedly embraces your backside perfectly, enhancing it’s natural roundness and adding extra support. I’m thinking its sort of “wonder bra” for men’s butts. Check out this hilarious breakdown of how their garments will help you.
If you’d like to see more, check out their tempting promo video here.
My sister Susan sent me this eCard earlier this week to give me a chuckle and it reminded me of a phrase two of my friends in Atlanta use to always say, which I still believe is the golden rule when it comes to purchasing and wearing clothing.
“Just because they make it in your size
doesn’t mean you should wear it.”
No matter your body shape or size, there is clothing that can accentuate the positive. Certain colors, cuts, prints and even fabrics all contribute to this or as is more often the case accentuate the negatives – and for the record, showing back fat is always accentuating the negative.