GQ "Style"

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  1. Flashy

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    The Top 10 most "Stylish" american men according to GQ


    1. Justin Timberlake
    2. Mark Ronson
    3. Alexi Lubomirski
    4. Andre Balazs
    5. Kanye West
    6. Sid Mashburn (and staff)
    7. T.I.
    8. Glenn O'Brien
    9. Jason Schwartzman
    10. Ed Ruscha (and son, Eddie)


    well, call me more traditional in terms of male fashion, but sorry, i find some of these guys look ridiculous.

    I do not even know over half of them and had to look them up...the ones i did not know, and had to look up, seem to have much more style, (Balazs, Mashburn,)

    As for the other more well known ones, I don't think they are stylish at all...i think they are trying to make absurd fashion statements, and as i heard from grandmother, a clothing designer long ago..."fashion is for people who don't have style...fashion goes out of of style but style never goes out of fashion".

    now, i can understand people have different types of style with regards to male fashion in terms of degree...for example:

    i am just as comfy in a white t shirt with jeans, as i am in various degrees of style, ranging from casual to elegant/formal.

    what i would consider "Style" for a male would be something along these lines.

    BEachy casual - white bahama shorts, white t-shirt or light buttondown, flip flops of any variety you are comfy with.
    smart casual - classic blue jeans, white lightweight buttondown, blazer (blue or gray) nice classic casual dress shoes, like suede gucci.

    hip/cool/night on the town, casual, cold weather - jeans, black or gray cashmere sweater/mock turtleneck, black peacoat, black knit hat.
    Elegant - designer suit, never the same color tie and shirt, please for god sake. No bold stripes, or tropical colored suits. This is not Miami Vice.


    *NO HATS* (except for a warm knit hat in cold weather) You are not a baseball player nor an authority figure and this is not Chicago in the 1920s and you are not a member of The Untouchables.

    Hats, and goatees are not stylish or fashionable. They are dumb looking.

    Men should not wear more jewelry then women...it just looks stupid and low class.


    now i know that everyone has their own "view" but honestly, when i see the way some people dress these days, it is truly baffling.


    and of the dudes mentioned above...i am sorry...but these are the most "stylish" american men?

    Timberlake

    http://aslcdn.celebuzz.com//bfm_gal...ge-GQ-most-stylish-men-photos-02172009-14.jpg

    http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl0/12/129404/08_2008/justin_timberlake3_300x400.jpg

    http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2007/specials/vmas07/fashion/justin_timberlake.jpg



    who the hell is this T.I. ? I have never heard of him, so i googled and the guy dresses like a total idiot

    http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/ti-music-arc01.jpg

    http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/ti-music-w07.jpg



    Kanye West - oh please


    http://www.popculturepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/kanye-west-colette-22808-1.gif

    http://www.celebrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/kanye-west-8-15-07.jpg

    http://www.clashmusic.com/files/images/Kanye West step and repeat.jpg



    on the whole, it is pretty difficult to screw up male fashion...i can't really understand why a magazine with "gentleman" in the title, would award such badly dressed people as the epitome of the stylish "gentleman".

    weird




    and yes...everyone is entitled to their own style and view....but sorry, a dude in a fedora, dripping with jewelry and wearing white sneakers is worthy of ridicule...no matter what.
     
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    kanye gets his style from the gays
     
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    actually i don't really think so. I know plenty of gay men who are excellent dressers...

    i do not know a gay man that would be caught dead in what Kanye was wearing in the above pictures.
     
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    Well I do not know half of them. I've never thought of Justin Timberlake as being particularly stylish. Kanye West is very hit & miss. Again, bizarre. Mark Ronson is British. T.I? I do not think having baggy boxers hanging out the top of your low-slung jeans is actually stylish. Crass more like!

    Not impressed.
     
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    I like Justin Timberlake his suit style, it's suits him very well.
    I like his ties!
     
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    actually the first thing he said was his style was "urban"...and he matched it up with models and then gays

    as i said...i do not know any gay man who would wear what West is wearing in the 3 pictures above.

    fashion conscious gay males do not wear urban street gear
     
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    i agree completely.

    though i would say Kanye is always miss.

    on the rare occasions when he wears a nice suit, he screws it up by wearing jewelry and really bad sunglasses.
     
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    well pieter...you and i agree on most things...but this is not one of them, my friend :smile::wink:
     
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    Said Mr 100% straight :tongue:

    They most certainly do! :rolleyes:

     
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    dude, whatever, he said it, no need to analyze every single word in the interview...whether you agree he dresses like gay men or not, it is what it is
     
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    Pfff, doesn't have too, I said I like, so that is it. I'm not really fond of the rest of his clothes, but the suits, well I like those, escpeciialy the waist-coat and shirt and small tie! Baggy pants not.
     
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    i have never seen a gay man who understood clothes wear urban street gear.

    Then again, most of the gay men i know are not the kind of gay men that would wear urban street gear. They are almost all professionals in the financial markets, interior design, law, etc.

    i certainly may be missing another part of the gay community that chooses those clothes...but if they do choose urban street gear, i would say that they break the commonly held belief that gay men have great taste and style.

    dressing like a hoodlum is not stylish :smile:
     
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    it is when you're a young minority...or a Jew from Skokie

    not my preference, but they seem to find it rather stylish
     
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    It doesn't say much for America if that sorry bunch are the most stylish men they got... :rolleyes:
     
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    That's quite right, just know two of them lol.
    But u have to admit, the waist-coat, shirt and tie are a classic. :biggrin1: But that is clearly it.
     
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    Don't know about that, but his eyewear is certainly from the Elton John Collection. :biggrin1:
     
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    it may be "stylish" to them...but they are an object of ridicule for anyone with a semblance of taste.

    and I am jewish...i have never met a jew who wears that.... If i did, i would revoke his membership in the tribe.
     
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    Lol well the only reason I said that about jews is because my first year of college I lived in a private dorm that was sponsored by Hillel...about 80% of the dorm was Jewish, from either MN or Skokie IL, and dressed like gangsters, even though they were some of the richest kids on campus...

    ...I also learned from this experience that an exceptionally large amount of jews smoke pot, in fact, I can't remember ever meeting a single jew there that didn't blaze
     
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    Flasher, I think you are making the mistake of thinking that style is all about the clothes. It is not. Its all about the wearer.

    Style is essentially about looking effortless & confident. With the right swagger you can work just about any outfit. Kanye West is a perfect example of someone who looks like he is trying too hard. P Diddy is definitely another. :rolleyes:

    Its actually quite hard to think of a naturally stylish male star around at the moment. Johnny Depp maybe. Beckham rarely gets it wrong these days. He definitely wears Urban gear. :wink:


     
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