Issue No. 34 |FASHION
We are very pleased to announce the publication of issue No. 34 of MASCULAR Magazine: FASHION.
From expert tailoring to the most artistic haute couture, gay men have played a key role in the fashion industry. From the designers to themselves to the consumers, our fascination for all things fashion has been enduring and impactful.
Over time, the “looks” that clothing represent have been deeply influenced by artistic and cultural events. And a plaid shirt has been emblematic of the bear community and suggests down to earth realness - whether or not that follows through in the character of the wearer is a different matter. The point in this instance is that the “anti-fashion” of utilitarian clothing can express as much as an embroidered little man on a horse. The clothing you choose to wear says a lot about who you are and what you want people to believe about you. From suits to sportiness to power to sexual identity, clothing makes the man.
Are you turned on by the old-fashioned sports jock, a leather studded version, or a hot-pink glittering number. Perhaps it depends on your mood. In these more gender-fluid times, men are using fashion to express more complex and nuanced messages. A man may choose to present as hyper-masculine physically, but to contrast that with delicate lingerie. For him, this look projects sexiness and makes him feel great.
MASCULAR Magazine is fortunate and honoured to be able to showcase this fascinating and beautiful collection of works. In this issue, you will see things that may resonate with you or that may challenge you, but in any case, they will certainly engage you.
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