My Marlon Gobel ticket arrived today and although I usually leave the menswear shows up to my girlfriend, this is one I will not miss. With blingy shoes and an eye for style, Marlon Gobel is a designer to watch, learn from, and if you must imitate, it’s not a bad idea.
Any time you use the word “man” as an adjective to strip the subject that it is modifying of any preconceived emasculating qualities, you openly admit that the modified subject is inherently (or over time has become) effeminate.
In this case, Mr. Gobel is admitting that “glamour” is uniquely feminine. And don’t get me wrong, it probably is. It’s just that anyone in the business of trying to make glamour more appealing to men, well, they are just out of touch with reality.
So what’s my conclusion? Aside from that the only humans on God’s green earth that would ever buy these blights include Ted DiBiase, Kanye West and…and…that’s probably it, I don’t know what my conclusion really is. Maybe it’s that most designers just talk out of their ass. Or maybe it’s that using a hyphen to separate “man” from some other noun doesn’t make the latter any more masculine.
Either way, stop tagging this shit “menswear,” because it’s not.