Yo Momma wrote:
A man with muscle can make anything look good.
even speaking as a man trying to build muscle i have to disagree. looking at it from a strictly fashion oriented point of view, muscles get in the way of viewing the clothes. hell, body shape gets in the way. the simple and sad fact is that most clothing looks better on skinny people. and all high fashion looks better on skinny people. ever since 2000 when Hedi Slimane put out the first Dior Homme line, fashion went super skinny and hasn’t looked back since. do they have to be as skinny as they are now? defintaly not, nor should they be. but until the fashion industry decides to start celebrating shape and muscle again things aren’t going to change.
I’m not looking at it from a fashion oriented point of view. I’m looking at it from a male-body oriented point of view. I notice the build of the person before I notice the clothes.[/quote]
i understand what you’re saying, but we’re talking about models. a model’s primary job is to make the clothes look as good as they possibly can, and like Raided and i said, most clothing doesn’t look good on a well built guy. the models need to achieve the body type that makes the clothes look right, so until designers cater to larger men, the models will stay skinny. and even though it’s going to make me sound a little gay, unless a guy is really well built i always notice clothes first (hell, i notice clothes first on most women too).