8 votes

The backless boy’s suit is here to stay

16 comments

  1. [3]
    Odysseus
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    I expected to hate this, and you know what? I absolutely do. I appreciate innovation on the stage, but I think I'll pass on this trend if it goes mainstream.

    I expected to hate this, and you know what? I absolutely do. I appreciate innovation on the stage, but I think I'll pass on this trend if it goes mainstream.

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      Thrabalen
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      I expect the majority of people feel this way, and that's good... but I love clothing that blurs gender lines, and I feel this is a positive example.

      I expect the majority of people feel this way, and that's good... but I love clothing that blurs gender lines, and I feel this is a positive example.

      4 votes
      1. Odysseus
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        Looking at clothing as both a form of art and expression, I think it's really cool that people are constantly trying new things and new ideas. I feel that any sort of preconceived notion that one...

        Looking at clothing as both a form of art and expression, I think it's really cool that people are constantly trying new things and new ideas. I feel that any sort of preconceived notion that one group can only dress one way or another only ends up stifling creativity.

        With that said, on a personal level, I try to wear clothes that flatter my body and this doesn't feel like it. Female fashion trends CAN work on male bodies, and vice versa, but men and women are shaped differently, it's going to take some trial and error before we find out what works (as well as how to get it to work) and what doesn't. This feels like a miss, but who knows, maybe in 20 years, I'll be eating my words wearing my backless suit.

        3 votes
  2. [4]
    MimicSquid
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    Just the thing for a remote-only workplace.

    Just the thing for a remote-only workplace.

    10 votes
    1. [2]
      EgoEimi
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      Business in the front, party in the back.

      Business in the front, party in the back.

      3 votes
      1. MimicSquid
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        I've also started growing my hair out, as with a headset on over a video call, it looks "professional" at a much wider variety of lengths.

        I've also started growing my hair out, as with a headset on over a video call, it looks "professional" at a much wider variety of lengths.

        2 votes
    2. Thrabalen
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      That's actually an excellent point.

      That's actually an excellent point.

  3. skullkid2424
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    Not to look down on good ol' Timothee Chalamet and the other fabulous folks trying it out over the past year, but the real OG for this trend is Oodori Kasuga - who originally brought it out ~5...

    Not to look down on good ol' Timothee Chalamet and the other fabulous folks trying it out over the past year, but the real OG for this trend is Oodori Kasuga - who originally brought it out ~5 years ago, and again at a second event that year.

    Note Not being serious, obviously =P

    This is what first came to mind when reading the title, which gives a very different mental image more in line with MimicSquid's WFH outfit.

    5 votes
  4. [2]
    NaraVara
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    This trend toward neoteny in men’s fashion will soon push male beauty standards to require getting waxed head to toe. Mark my words.

    This trend toward neoteny in men’s fashion will soon push male beauty standards to require getting waxed head to toe. Mark my words.

    4 votes
    1. FishFingus
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      I'm looking forward to that. Maybe then I can find a place in Scotland that does it, outside Edinburgh.

      I'm looking forward to that. Maybe then I can find a place in Scotland that does it, outside Edinburgh.

      1 vote
  5. Thrabalen
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    I expected to hate this, mostly because I associate a suit with office attire. Where this should never happen. It's not horrible, though.

    I expected to hate this, mostly because I associate a suit with office attire. Where this should never happen.

    It's not horrible, though.

    2 votes
  6. Loire
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    Here to stay for one season**** and then replaced by the next innovative fashion article.

    Here to stay for one season**** and then replaced by the next innovative fashion article.

    2 votes
  7. [3]
    rosco
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    I travelled to New England for a few weddings this summer. I can say without a doubt that a backless suit would be a welcome change in the oppressive heat and humidity. My soaked white shirt went...

    I travelled to New England for a few weddings this summer. I can say without a doubt that a backless suit would be a welcome change in the oppressive heat and humidity. My soaked white shirt went transparent to the point where my nipples were visible through the fabric, this could be no more embarrassing. Fingers crossed these catch on for weddings.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      stu2b50
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      Given that the article described it as “slutty aesthetics”, it’ll probably take a while… depending on the vibes of the wedding, I suppose.

      Given that the article described it as “slutty aesthetics”, it’ll probably take a while… depending on the vibes of the wedding, I suppose.

      3 votes
      1. rosco
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        Yeah, that kind of bummed me out. I feel like a backless dress is considered timeless or elegant. If a woman had been wearing the piece Chalamet did I don't think it would be called slutty. Also,...

        Yeah, that kind of bummed me out. I feel like a backless dress is considered timeless or elegant. If a woman had been wearing the piece Chalamet did I don't think it would be called slutty. Also, it's so interesting to me to this is a "slutty aesthetic" when men's torsos are usually so much less taboo than women's.

        2 votes