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Posts tagged "menswear"
Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Wellington boot: a durable and waterproof boot made of rubber or polymer for both men and women. It’s practically February, which means it’s practically March, which means it’s practically spring! Maybe not quite, but it’s definitely spring shopping time, and a functional necessity for the weather is a rubber Wellington boot. But, can your practical...
"Share" Your Style Online

“Share” Your Style Online

There are few aspects of life that technology and social media hasn’t shoved itself into. The average internet user has 25 accounts on different websites which require passwords, though for many young adults that number is even higher. Most of us in Western society (and much of the world) have a Facebook account, and the...
Feed the Models

Feed the Models

Clearly, I love fashion. I love reading about it, writing about it, working with it, learning about it, and the art of it. However, there are many questionable aspects of the industry, namely the modelling industry. High fashion runways are a trail of tall, boxy, Caucasian double-zero models. Runways and magazines get heralded as open-minded,...
Fashionably Racist

Fashionably Racist

It’s officially August, which means my fellow fashion fanatics are squirming with excitement. Not because fall is around the corner (bomber jackets, booties and leather – oh my!), and not because summer essentials will be on sale soon. We’re all waiting for this year’s September issue of Vogue to hit shelves next week. In case...
Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

  Balenciaga is one of the most elegant forces in modern fashion. However, you may be unaware of the extent to which this house has influenced women’s and men’s fashion. Last November, Balenciaga’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, announced that he was parting ways with the label. Later that month, Balenciaga announced that the already established...
Punk's Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

One of the most defining youth movements of the past century has been the punk scene. The punk subculture began in the 1970s as a rebellion against establishmentarianism and for personal freedom. Since it first flourished forty years ago, punk elements have occasionally re-emerged in fashion. Most recently, punk looks popped up on a few...
Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself

This article is a continuation of last week’s fashion column: It’s the Season of Love. Binns Ltd., Newcastle window display 1960 It is a common misconception that menswear and suits aren’t as fashionably and socially important as womenswear. The development of men’s formal wear through history illustrates that menswear has not only been important for making...