Some jackass fashion designer has decided that the ideal male is 6', 145 pounds, and has a 28" waist. WTF?!?! No wonder I'm still single. :12: I thought maybe I was being too picky; but I like men who look like men and not 14 year old boys. Don't get me wrong, it's flattering when the under 23 set comes onto me here, especially when they are nice guys and well hung.:wink: But the truth is it would take an act of congress to get me to disrobe in front of a man that weighs that much less than I do. I have sincerely lusted in my heart for many of the big dicked, yet skinny young men on this site. Yet I always wonder what would it be like to hug a man built like Olive Oyl? Could he give me the rough pounding I often desire? If my zaftig 182 lb frame were to ride him cowgirl, could he take it? Would I crack one of his ribs if I lay down on top of him? Men, I implore you, please ignore the fashion industry! Go back to the gym! Pig out! Have a cheeseburger with fries and a shake, heck have 2. :tongue: A healthy diet should contain protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and fat. The Vanishing Point By GUY TREBAY February 7, 2008 CREDIT Hedi Slimane or blame him. The type of men Mr. Slimane promoted when he first came aboard at Dior Homme some years back (he has since left) were thin to the point of resembling stick figures; the clothes he designed were correspondingly lean. The effects of his designs on the mens wear industry were radical and surprisingly persuasive. Within a couple of seasons, the sleekness of Dior Homme suits made everyone elses designs look boxy and passé, and so designers everywhere started reducing their silhouettes. Then a funny thing happened. The models were also downsized. Where the masculine ideal of as recently as 2000 was a buff 6-footer with six-pack abs, the man of the moment is an urchin, a wraith or an underfed runt. Nowhere was this more clear than at the recent mens wear shows in Milan and Paris, where even those inured to the new look were flabbergasted at the sheer quantity of guys who looked chicken-chested, hollow-cheeked and undernourished. Not altogether surprisingly, the trend has followed the fashion pack back to New York Wasnt it just a short time ago that the industry was up in arms about skinny models? Little over a year ago, in Spain, designers were commanded to choose models based on a healthy body mass index; physicians were installed at Italian casting calls; Diane von Furstenberg, the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, called a conference to ventilate the issue of unhealthy body imagery and eating disorders among models. The models in question were women, and its safe to say that they remain as waiflike as ever. But something occurred while no one was looking. Somebody shrunk the men. Skinny, skinny, skinny, said Dave Fothergill, a director of the agency of the moment, Red Model Management. Everybodys shrinking themselves. This was abundantly clear in the castings of models for New York shows by Duckie Brown, Thom Browne, Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller and Marc by Marc Jacobs, where models like Stas Svetlichnyy of Russia typified the new norm. Mr. Svetlichnyys top weight, he said last week, is about 145 pounds. He is 6 feet tall with a 28-inch waist. Designers like the skinny guy, he said backstage last Friday at the Duckie Brown show. It looks good in the clothes and thats the main thing. Thats just the way it is now. Even in Milan last month at shows like Dolce & Gabbana and Dsquared, where the castings traditionally ran to beefcake types, the models were leaner and less muscled, more light-bodied. Just as tellingly, Dolce & Gabbanas look-book for spring 2008 (a catalog of the complete collection) featured not the male models the label has traditionally favored industry stars like Chad White and Tyson Ballou, who have movie star looks and porn star physiques but men who look as if they have never seen the inside of a gym. The look is different from when I started in the business eight years ago, Mr. Ballou said last week during a photo shoot at the Milk Studios in lower Manhattan. In many of the model castings, which tend to be dominated by a handful of people, the body style that now dominates is the one Charles Atlas made a career out of trying to improve. The first thing I did when I moved to New York was immediately start going to the gym, the designer John Bartlett said. That was in the long-ago 1980s. But the idea of bulking up now seems retro when musicians and taste arbiters like Devendra Banhart boast of having starved themselves in order to look good in clothes. The eye has changed, Mr. Bartlett said. Clothes now are tighter and tighter. Guys are younger and younger. Everyone is influenced by what Europe shows. What Europe (which is to say influential designers like Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons at Jil Sander) shows are men as tall as Tom Brady but who wear a size 38 suit. *SNIP*Nowadays a model that weighed in at 191 pounds, no matter how handsome, would be turned away from most agencies or else sent to a fat farm. article continued here.