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Men are missing a trick by dressing SO BADLY

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BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:14:48

Overheard two American women on the bus discussing British male fashion.
Their inclination was that jogging bottoms should be burned and I agree.

Got me thinking that loads f women positively fantasise about certain kinds of male outfits: uniforms, britches, good boots, etc.
I'm not suggesting that men go out and get an officer's uniform and it's obviously not ok to suggest that men should dress "for" women, but what most men wear and what women like to see men wearing are totally different, would you agree?

AIBU to think men's fashion needs a bit of an overhaul anyway?

BupcakesandCunting Fri 09-Sep-11 11:18:03

I think that all men should be made to go around dressed like Richard Armitage as Guy Of Gisborne.

BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:18:12

God I look like a right sexist prat. Imagine this the other way around blush

I just wondered I suppose if men knew what a total turn-off their clothes are (mainly). The power of a good suit instead of a drab one.

BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:18:37

<Highfives Bupcakes>

itisnearlysummer Fri 09-Sep-11 11:20:10


All men should dress like something out of a 19th century novel.

Or a highway man.


StrandedBear Fri 09-Sep-11 11:20:51

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BupcakesandCunting Fri 09-Sep-11 11:21:38

You're not being sexist. DH regularly moans about the state of men's fashions, but then he is camper more sartorially inclined than most blokes. grin

Yes, to highwaymen costumes. <fap>

MrSpoc Fri 09-Sep-11 11:22:18

Also if women dressed how men liked instead of drab boden

BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:23:50

Boden is how Johnny Boden likes his harem to look. It's one man's sick fantasy.

talkingnonsense Fri 09-Sep-11 11:24:26

Men should wear RAF uniform. Or frock coats. Or kilts with woolly jumpers.

cheekeymonkey Fri 09-Sep-11 11:24:46

Oh yes, give me dandy highwaymen!!

worraliberty Fri 09-Sep-11 11:26:36

but what most men wear and what women like to see men wearing are totally different, would you agree?

Yes, and definitely vice versa too.

mummymccar Fri 09-Sep-11 11:27:22

I love a man in a good suit! Nothing better. Jogging bottoms are awful, just so lazy. The fact that they are meant for wear during sport means I automatically assume that anyone wearing them needs a shower too. Not sexy.
Not so keen on all the high fashion wear either though - am I weird?

BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:27:25

OK I have a few converts to the cause.
I'd like to see:
More fantastically-cut tweed suits
More kilts and I totally agree about the jumpers with
More insouciantly-tied neckerchiefs, lace edging optional
More exquisite cuffs with several small buttons
Poofier cut shirts (poofy as in lots of fabric)
More linen
Britches and riding boots not as fancy dress

itisnearlysummer Fri 09-Sep-11 11:28:41

Like this talkingnonsense?

BupcakesandCunting Fri 09-Sep-11 11:30:09

What do men like women to wear, MrSpoc? Please don't say that men expect us to totter about looking like Jordan every day...

Riding boots - HOT DANG!

A man in polo playing gear gets a party going in my pants, I must say.

cheekeymonkey Fri 09-Sep-11 11:30:10

Sounds like Lawrence LLewellyn(Jim)Bowen to me?

cheekeymonkey Fri 09-Sep-11 11:31:17

That made me snort summer

BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:31:22

I take it back about the kilt/sweater look.

BupcakesandCunting Fri 09-Sep-11 11:32:07

cheekeymonkey grin

cheekeymonkey Fri 09-Sep-11 11:32:22

Nice pipe!

BellaneyMimphus Fri 09-Sep-11 11:32:25

I love Laurence Llewwellelelennyn-Bowen's clothes but he seems (at last look) to have actually lacquered himself.

BertieBotts Fri 09-Sep-11 11:32:30

Ugh, yes, DP consantly eresses in jeans and tshirts and the tshirts are usually faded and/or misshapen. His idea of smart is a suit which doesn't actually fit :s I don't get it because he actually has a really nice body. I suppose it didn't put me off thogh! grin

itisnearlysummer Fri 09-Sep-11 11:32:37

Oh you win, Bellaney! That makes Archie the Inventor look practically smoking!

Pan Fri 09-Sep-11 11:33:41

YAB totally U. Male here.

I want all women to dress in a mix of ball gowns, pirate outfits, boiler suits ( if posses long hair), wrap around dresses ( if posses required norkage), knees high boots with opaque tights, or battle clothes a la Joan of Arc.

I will consider other styles for women to wear shortly. Of course all of this only relates to women I fancy. The others needn't bother.

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