Mucho Macho: Masculinities in Media

A blog to highlight men's fashion, barber shops, men's facial hair, bikes, DIY and U.S. Men's culture.

This blog is pro-feminist, anti-racist and gay affirming. Consider this blog's fashion for the DIY, non-comformist American male. Buy American made, always thrift store-never box-store bought or heck—just make your own things. #recycyle #upcycle

putthison:

If you grew up with suburban mooks universally wearing Abercrombie & Fitch, and headed to a high school today, you might be in for a surprise. The company has struggled in the recession years, and young people are turning towards brands like H&M. A&F is responding by taking their logos off their clothes, and presenting themselves as laid-back and sophisticated, rather than hyper-branded and luxuriously aspirational.
In fact, some are saying that young people are defining their social groups through clothing less than ever. Not sure if I’m buying it, but this is what Piper-Jaffrey analyst Steff Wissink told The New Yorker:

“Ten years ago, I could walk into an auditorium of two hundred kids, I could turn my back and tell them to switch seats and scramble.” Then, she said, she would turn around and guess which kids belonged to the same social groups according to what they were wearing—usually with great success. “Today,” she said, “it’s next to impossible.”

The real question: where are these auditoriums of 200 kids that are subject to the coldly capitalistic social experiments of retail analysts?
Anyway, it’s nice that Abercrombie is struggling.

Agreed.  Let’s not forget the evolution of A&F from forgotten clothing catalogue to sexually librated, laid back, homo-social fashion trend (very early 90s) to quickly morphing into hyper masculine, hegemonic upperclass (read White) douche bag clothing wear for the wannabe asshole-elites.

putthison:

If you grew up with suburban mooks universally wearing Abercrombie & Fitch, and headed to a high school today, you might be in for a surprise. The company has struggled in the recession years, and young people are turning towards brands like H&M. A&F is responding by taking their logos off their clothes, and presenting themselves as laid-back and sophisticated, rather than hyper-branded and luxuriously aspirational.

In fact, some are saying that young people are defining their social groups through clothing less than ever. Not sure if I’m buying it, but this is what Piper-Jaffrey analyst Steff Wissink told The New Yorker:

“Ten years ago, I could walk into an auditorium of two hundred kids, I could turn my back and tell them to switch seats and scramble.” Then, she said, she would turn around and guess which kids belonged to the same social groups according to what they were wearing—usually with great success. “Today,” she said, “it’s next to impossible.”

The real question: where are these auditoriums of 200 kids that are subject to the coldly capitalistic social experiments of retail analysts?

Anyway, it’s nice that Abercrombie is struggling.

Agreed. Let’s not forget the evolution of A&F from forgotten clothing catalogue to sexually librated, laid back, homo-social fashion trend (very early 90s) to quickly morphing into hyper masculine, hegemonic upperclass (read White) douche bag clothing wear for the wannabe asshole-elites.

accidentalbear:

(via Los Angeles’ HunTees Clothing Feat. Artist Glen Hanson Photographed by Mike Enders)

grijzegans:

MAD Magazine recreates Norman Rockwell’s famous 1958 painting ‘The Runaway’

(via cameroncowan)

“Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant.”

—   (via whatalovelythought)

(Source: misjudgments, via beardsleyjones)

“Being white means never having to think about it.”

Anonymous said: If I were a man, I'd want to be as manly and awesome as you. Killin' it.

frostinhisbones:

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hiiipowerh3:

cruelladetrillaa:

Haitian woman defending her son in the Dominican Republic.

This picture is raw

hiiipowerh3:

cruelladetrillaa:

Haitian woman defending her son in the Dominican Republic.

This picture is raw

(via whyant)

kinfolklife:

Coup of the day - enough said #bestintentions by nefariousgallantry

kinfolklife:

Coup of the day - enough said #bestintentions by nefariousgallantry

bathsabbath:

jennwitte:

broke a couple of sticks of chalk on this one
CONCEPT: FRIEDA GOSSETT
Drawing: Jenn Witte
Location: Front window, Skylight Books

Hey! You’ve got 20 more days to get this design on a T-shirt! And better yet, a portion of proceeds will go directly toward women’s clinics in Los Angeles!

bathsabbath:

jennwitte:

broke a couple of sticks of chalk on this one

CONCEPT: FRIEDA GOSSETT

Drawing: Jenn Witte

Location: Front window, Skylight Books

Hey! You’ve got 20 more days to get this design on a T-shirt! And better yet, a portion of proceeds will go directly toward women’s clinics in Los Angeles!

(Source: skylightbooks, via flashandfootle)

mrescamillajr:

#REALNESS

Oh damn! He went there.

mrescamillajr:

#REALNESS

Oh damn! He went there.

truth

(Source: husssel, via mexic-anus)

whenleavesturnandfruitsripen:

Twist by Dimpleicious on Flickr
enchanting-autumn:

PA150039 by nakajimalassie on Flickr.