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GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby English_bloke » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:08 pm

Thought you'd all be interested in this little story and all the twitter comments!! Get involved while it's hot!!

https://www.gq.com/story/mens-skirts

https://mobile.twitter.com/GQMagazine/s ... 5750321152
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby Ray » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:20 pm

The article starts off with a bit of a sardonic sneer, but finishes well.

I think I’ll wear my black utilikilt with tights to my friends’ house tomorrow. Just to help get the show on the road... :-)
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 pm

GQ's followers on Twit would appear to disagree.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby dillon » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:29 pm

IMHO I don’t see any of the fashions in their pics happening...anywhere.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby denimini » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:16 am

Seems that readers are very guarded about their percieved masculinity, not surprising with a magazine that started out as Gentlemen's Quarterly. I think GQ magazine now is a male version of Dolly.
I am so thankful that I don't care - about masculinity or whether skirts will be trendy for men.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby moonshadow » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:31 am

Sheeeaat......

That ain't gonna happen! Not in a million years!

Poor old skirtcraft there by his lonesome.... pissing into the wind....

Dem boys don't wanna wear skirts.... they're worried their d--k might fall off.... :roll:
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby Grok » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Looks like the same old clown parade on the runway. :clown:
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby moonshadow » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:08 pm

I don't think shows like this help things.... in fact, I think they might actually make it worse.

Why can't we just have "normal" skirts on display? Look I can respect that most guys won't be adopting the Moon Shadow style, but I think most of the guys on this website wear more practical skirts that stand a better chance of being adopted by other men..... but you never see those types depicted in these articles! It's always this crazy, off the wall stuff.

I can't really fault the commentors... they do look ridiculous.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby Ray » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:09 pm

Quick update.

Today, I wore my black utilikilt with black tshirt, sheer Wolford nude tights, grey walking socks and walking boots. I was with my wife at the house of a friend and his wife for a languid lunch. No eyes were batted. I got a compliment (friend”s wife said “ I like your skirt”) and we focused on the wines - a wonderful combination of USA (Rhys), France (Gevrey-Chambertin and a couple of Meursaults, as well as a ‘10 Rieussec) and a stellar 1998 Wynns Michael Shiraz from Australia.

All sensual - just like my outfit.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby Stu » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 am

moonshadow wrote:Why can't we just have "normal" skirts on display?


You have hit the nail on the head with that question! :D

Instead of a simple, straight or A-line knee length, or a traditional denim etc, the designers are shoving out weird, complicated styles with folds, wrap-overs, things that look like (but aren't) kilts or else extremely femme things with lace and frills. Most of these are unwearable and all are unaffordable. They are designed for the catwalk and maybe some celeb with more money than sense will appear in one at a gala night etc, but these are not designed for ordinary men and will never be seen in the High Street stores.

Have been suggesting for a while that a good starting point would be the simple, unadorned and traditionally-styled knee-length denim being categorised and marketed as unisex in the same way that some jeans are. A few ads showing them being worn by models of both sexes in "rugged" situations like, for example, hill-hiking would show new possibilities that could catch on. The haute couture or bizarre student designs will always be fringe styles only and not an option for 99.99% of males.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby kingfish » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm

The runway experiments, as I see them, are shock value eliminators. The designers push the edge of the envelope of normalcy by producing outlandish outfits, giving themselves creative leeway when manufacturers come looking to contract them. It subliminally widens perspective of normalcy for all that watch. The best case outcome from this is that the critics think more about its otherwise outlandish nature and less on the concept of the outfit being unbifurcated and on a man.

The tone of the article is light years closer than it was just a decade ago.

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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby dillon » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:34 am

Perhaps. But you are correct in that there are always fashion shows featuring male skirts or dresses, no matter how ridiculous.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby Grok » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:20 pm

kingfish wrote:The runway experiments, as I see them, are shock value eliminators. The designers push the edge of the envelope of normalcy by producing outlandish outfits, giving themselves creative leeway when manufacturers come looking to contract them. It subliminally widens perspective of normalcy for all that watch.
Yeah, but for the average male, the idea of even wearing "normal" skirts has shock value. For men the most plain of skirts pushes the envelope to near the breaking point.

The fashion designers show no sign of understanding their would be customers.
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby crfriend » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:28 pm

Grok wrote:The fashion designers show no sign of understanding their would be customers.

I rather suspect that the designers are aiming their focus at the large corporate buyers than the end consumer. Whilst the buyer is going to be aware of the ways of the designers (which are geared to attract attention), the designer is likely not really thinking about the ultimate consumer on the street. Something stylish that would possibly appeal to the man on the street isn't going to be sufficiently bizarre to capture the eye of, say, a Wal-Mart (or Nordstrom's) buyer (who's buying for Wal-Mart, not the man on the street).
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Re: GQ magazine is telling us this is going to happen!

Postby Sinned » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:09 am

Interesting that you say that the corporate buyer is buying for the retailer and not the man in the street and this is such an important distinction because of perception differences. This shows that the Marketing function is probably not doing its research properly [1] or still doing it with the usual preconceptions in mind. That is, that sufficient numbers of the ordinary man in the street are not interested in wearing a skirt as part of their wardrobe. From the discussions on this site there probably is a hidden, but unrecognised, demand so does it take one of the big names ASDA/Walmart, Tesco, Seers and others to take the bull by the horns and retail say, 3 or 4 ordinary skirts, say with dual sizing labels [0] but obviously those at the top of the Marketing/Sales ladder aren't feeling the pulse of fashion to take such a chance. Even with growing perceptions of the LBG+ bandwagon. Shame, really.

[0] The label showing men's waist size and women's fictitious or magic numbers that may or may not bear any relation to the size of the garment. Hey, the dual sizing may actually bring some reality into women's sizing, but I doubt it.
[1] Or maybe it is but just can't or doesn't want to believe the results!
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