I take an interest in all things linked to design and fashion and have noticed a few reoccuring generalities in men's fashion. Since there is a large gay community in the fashion industry many fashions and trends are created by them and made cool by the gay scene. Some gays being, very open minded, seem to force the limits of dress sense to the extreme and achieve a clear "Gay look" whereas most Str8s, not wishing to attract gay men (or because they have no imagination) usually end up wearing boring, dull and classic clothes that are orientation neutral. However countries where being "trendy" is very important (eg. UK, Italy) seem to make these once "gay looks" mainstream. I personally want to look cool and trendy but avoid looking gay. I'd prefer to look like a Lady's man to attract ladies, so shopping for clothes can be complicated since I don't want to be too classic either! How would you define what looks str8 compared to what looks gay? Some more questions: If I went to a beach wearing Speedos, would that make people think that I am probably gay? Are there any other items of clothing that have meanings linked to sexual orientation?