Gucci Dress for Men

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All I can say about that outfit - yuck. And I can think of a lot of other things to do than to pay so much for such a rotten looking garment. For that amount I could buy a closet full of ordinary dresses that look MUCH better. Or I could enhance the contents of my liquor cabinet. Or buy wood and tools to make musical instruments.

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crfriend wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:34 am

Dresses on guys can work -- and can work quite well indeed. It just takes attention to detail.
I think there is considerable potential with such garments. But to make it work the designer must be serious about making something that men can wear as clothing.
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Grok wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:04 pm
I think there is considerable potential with such garments. But to make it work the designer must be serious about making something that men can wear as clothing.
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Not so much a case of can wear as opposed to would actually want to wear.
There will should always be scope for the flamboyant freestylers but the real commercially viable demand is only ever likely to stem from more "conservative" looks.
It goes that way for female fashion too so there is no fundamental reason why it shouldn't work for guys too.
The designers will still command their own prices but it is the major retailers who will ultimately decide such garments ever become widely affordable. In the meantime I'll just keep grazing from both sides of the great divide.
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The point I was making was not so much the dress itself as it seems to be a bog standard check dress of a style that can be bought just about anywhere cheaply. It was the colour. Orange is not a colour worn by women and certainly not by men. It doesn't suit most complexions. I don't have any garment with orange either as its main colour or even containing the colour in any caption or picture. Not a colour I would ever consider wearing. Now had the dress been a blue check or even black check then it may have been a bit more wearable. Just my 2p worth.
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The point I was making was not so much the dress itself as it seems to be a bog standard check dress of a style that can be bought just about anywhere cheaply. It was the colour. Orange is not a colour worn by women and certainly not by men. It doesn't suit most complexions. I don't have any garment with orange either as its main colour or even containing the colour in any caption or picture. Not a colour I would ever consider wearing. Now had the dress been a blue check or even black check then it may have been a bit more wearable. Just my 2p worth.
At one time during WW2 it might have matched the complexion of many men in the RAF as they were very orange from all of the carrots they were fed.. Supposedly to help their night vision.
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The whole thing beggars belief. That guy modelling it should tear it off and prance round in the jeans alone.

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At one time during WW2 it might have matched the complexion of many men in the RAF as they were very orange from all of the carrots they were fed.. Supposedly to help their night vision.
Also in the US Army in tropical parts of the world where the enlisted men ware issued Atabrine (spelling probably incorrect as it's a phonetic representation of a conversation had many years ago with my grandfather) as a guard against malaria. The officers were issued with quinine (and possibly gin to cut the bitterness). My grandfather was an officer in the medical corps at the time and gave orders that the officers were to use the same treatments as the enlisted men to cut down on accusations of "favouritism" -- so the officers turned orange as well.
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crfriend wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Fred in Skirts wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:07 pm
At one time during WW2 it might have matched the complexion of many men in the RAF as they were very orange from all of the carrots they were fed.. Supposedly to help their night vision.
Also in the US Army in tropical parts of the world where the enlisted men ware issued Atabrine (spelling probably incorrect as it's a phonetic representation of a conversation had many years ago with my grandfather) as a guard against malaria. The officers were issued with quinine (and possibly gin to cut the bitterness). My grandfather was an officer in the medical corps at the time and gave orders that the officers were to use the same treatments as the enlisted men to cut down on accusations of "favouritism" -- so the officers turned orange as well.
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Fred in Skirts wrote:
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There once was a colour named orange, ...Damnit.
Because there is // as far as I know // no word in the English tongue // that rhymes with "orange".
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crfriend wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:43 pm
Fred in Skirts wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 pm
There once was a colour named orange, ...Damnit.
Because there is // as far as I know // no word in the English tongue // that rhymes with "orange".
Well, there are place names and surnames though.

There once was a colour named orange
A man spotted on the mountain of Blorenge
Said he, a dress I'd like made,
of exactly this shade
Then sent a picture to his tailor, Mrs Gorange
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Love it!!!
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Hate it, lol.
One of the problems with guys wearing dresses is that unless you're lucky they are not designed to fit most males forms with broader shoulders and lack of bosoms they tend to hang unflattering, they had a chance here to design something that would look good on a guy (and we've all seen pictures of guys wearing dresses looking good) and instead it falls into the 'let's laugh at guys wearing feminine clothes' box, plus it's in that middle England rag the mail!
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Lose the damned jeans!

Some "man"....

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Upon seeing the "dress", my gut reaction was :puker:

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Sinned wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:28 pm

Still the guy said that the fit was wrong and simply a woman's dress, fit and all, pointed towards men. FAIL.
I have gotten the impression that the big name designers think as though they are designing for women (to the extent that they think of customers at all). As though men are women, if oddly proportioned for women.
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