Where are the ‘Real Men?’ Better yet – where is the fashion for ‘Real Men?’
Ok, let’s face it, we always hear about the female fashion models and how they just do not fit the mold for today’s real woman. Well, I can tell you that if anyone needs the service of a “Fashion Consultant” it is the men. I haven’t ever met a male client that clearly understood what he could or could not wear, but after a closet session and a trip to the store, every client was better suited and ready to build a successful wardrobe that was a mirrored image of the personal and professional brand that they wanted to show the world.
What is the problem you may ask? Start with today’s so called fashion marketing for men’s clothing. We have basically two types, first is the 6 foot tall ultra thin male that wears makeup, eye shadow and at times looks like he is lips are plumped. He of course is wearing something that works in some high end professional office or he is shirtless on the beaches of Monaco. Who dresses these guys, and better yet, what men are really trying to achieve that look? Well, what “real men” is the question. Then of course there is the other look, the muscular model, who has the perfect scruffy face and shoulders that are exactly 8 inched broader than his ultra-thin waste. This is the macho-male look.
Now for a dose of reality – Most men do not fit into clothes that are tailor made for a Ken doll. The men that I serve are business professionals, hard working fathers, or young men just starting out in business. Their waste line is not perfect, they have different body shapes like all “real men” have and they are trying to look their best without dressing like a woman. If men shop by looking at the magazines and the latest male fashion consultant on Oprah, then no wonder they are lost. There are some amazing designers in men’s fashion, some for each body style. Men, like women, are pressured by today’s so called “advertizing experts” to believe that their body and look must match up with that magical 1% of the male population that seems to spend at least an hour in front of the mirror. REAL MEN, take about 30 minutes to get dressed, they do not wear makeup, they like to eat and they like to exercise. They just want to look the best they can with the body they have or the one they are working on. Fashion for real men is about MEN, not men dressed by men who want to be women, or men who are more interested creating a false image that isn’t really about Today’s MAN. There are even male ads that suggest that a man’s fashion is about HIS FACE, not the clothes he wears.
Well men, do not fret; there are some great choices for you in the world of fashion and clothing. I suggest you make an investment in yourself. Find a fashion consultant that understands WHO YOU ARE, and the message you want to send to the viewing world. We do not expect you to have long milky soft bodies, nor do we expect you to walk around all day with the perfect 5 o’clock shadow. When it comes to REAL FASHION for a REAL WORLD, most women and professionals just want our men to be REAL MEN. The essence of a Real Man begins on the inside and it is then reflected on his outside when he dresses according to his body shape and who he really is.
Hang in there men, help is available that understands you just want to get dressed in less than 30 minutes, you do not want to wear makeup, and your body is not just perfect. Call me, and I will share a few designers and lines of clothing that I think can give you a good start on what might fit you, THE REAL MAN.
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