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post #1 of 15
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So yesterday, a gay colleague of mine was giving fashion opinions to one of the girls in the office who was doing some online shopping, and it reminded me of one of life's paradoxes which has always puzzled me.

If gay men are not interested in women sexually, and women's fashion is all about making women look good (stylish, sexy, elegant, etc.), then why are so many gay men interested in women's fashion? And conversely, why aren't there loads of lesbians interested in men's fashion?

Logically, if any men were to be that interested in women's fashion, it should be straight men, since we are the ones with practical reasons for seeing women looking good. Yet, that is rarely the case.

What are your theories?


Oh, and do these pants make my butt look big?
post #2 of 15
 I'm just wondering, as a straight man, should I be interested in Lesbian fashion?
post #3 of 15
He is probably is interested in male fashion, too. I'll guess he doesn't dress like a slob.

Men that aren't gay aren't typically interested fashion, so why preach to the agnostic.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

He is probably is interested in male fashion, too. I'll guess he doesn't dress like a slob.

Men that aren't gay aren't typically interested fashion, so why preach to the agnostic.

That's not entirely logical though.

Being interested in men's fashion makes perfect sense for a gay man, given that it pertains to him and those he finds attractive at the same time. But why would any gay man (not transvestite) be actively interested in women's fashion? He is not a woman, so he won't be wearing any of it, and theoretically he shouldn't be bothered about how women look since he is not attracted to them.

I wouldn't expect a non-skiing tennis player to be interested and knowledgable about ski equipment, even though many manufacturers (Volkl, Fischer, Head, Rossignol) make products for both sports. They're only interested in their own sport.


BTW, I was just looking for humorous theories. My theory is that the prominent gay male interest in women's fashion is evidence against intelligent design. No intelligent higher power would create a world in which such illogical phenomena exist.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 I'm just wondering, as a straight man, should I be interested in Lesbian fashion?

Is that one of those philisophical questions like "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" or "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?"

It is thought provoking.
post #6 of 15
Van Morrison's theory is mine:

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And all the girls walk by
Dressed up for each other......
My wife proves this daily. No matter how much I tell her she looks great, she'll still have fashion crises on a regular basis which eats up much of her life (and expense), adds stress and is a planning priority. While I spend little time dealing with the issue.

The bigger question is the definition of 'girl'......or 'boy', for that matter.
post #7 of 15
Fashion isn't about making women look good to men.  If it were, there would be no fashion at all.  Women would simply wear tight T-shirts and jeans all the time; or low-cut, clingy evening dresses with stiletto heels. 

Fashion is about women competing with other women.  There's an essential, inescapable cattiness to it.  That's why gay men are involved.  Often what is fashionable is also unattractive - witness the babydoll pouf dresses and swing jackets of recent years, that completely hide the waist and hips.  Men couldn't care less about a woman's handbag; but women spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on them. 
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post

BTW, I was just looking for humorous theories. My theory is that the prominent gay male interest in women's fashion is evidence against intelligent design. No intelligent higher power would create a world in which such illogical phenomena exist.
 
Wouldn't it be evidence against evolution because gay relationships and that phenomena serve no purpose in terms of reproducing and continuing the species or adapting to an enviroment?
post #9 of 15
I have never been or will be a world cup racer.  (sad but true)  I like to watch and comment on world cup racers.  Yes, I would like to be a world cup racer.

Could there be a correlation in this?
post #10 of 15
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I have never been or will be a world cup racer.  (sad but true)  I like to watch and comment on world cup racers.  Yes, I would like to be a world cup racer.

Could there be a correlation in this?

I see what you're getting at, hence my second question: why aren't there loads of lesbians interested in men's fashion?
Edited by CerebralVortex - 11/19/09 at 2:12am
post #11 of 15
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I was thinking about Acrophobia's post last night, and the truth finally hit me: gay men are involved in a conspiracy to make young women look as ridiculous as possible!

They are utilizing their positions of influence in the fashion world, taking advantage of the competitive nature of women as well as their need for shopping therapy.

Sadly, their plan is working quite well in this part of the world. In the few short years I've lived here, women's fashion has gotten progressively worse at a staggering pace. At first, it was comical, then it was mind-boggling, and now it's simply nauseating. It's almost as if these girls/women are intentionally trying to look as bad as possible. But surely they wouldn't do that to themselves without some sort of outside influence. This would also explain all the heavy drinking and vomitting from the men around here. If it weren't for the immigrants, I would have moved away long ago. But, even they are slowly falling victim to this fiendish scheme.

Unfortunately, during my trips back to the US, I've noticed these "fashion trends" are making their way across the ocean. Evil genious this diabolical plan.


(Disclaimer: this is in no way meant as a serious attack on homosexuals. It is simply a silly joke about women's fashion.)
Edited by CerebralVortex - 11/19/09 at 2:33am
post #12 of 15
So you're saying that gay men who are like women in that they are sexually attracted to men are like women in other ways? 
post #13 of 15
I've got a bad feeling about this.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Acrophobia View Post

Fashion isn't about making women look good to men.  If it were, there would be no fashion at all.  Women would simply wear tight T-shirts and jeans all the time; or low-cut, clingy evening dresses with stiletto heels. 

Fashion is about women competing with other women.  There's an essential, inescapable cattiness to it.  That's why gay men are involved.  Often what is fashionable is also unattractive - witness the babydoll pouf dresses and swing jackets of recent years, that completely hide the waist and hips.  Men couldn't care less about a woman's handbag; but women spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on them. 

I personally hate girls in heels, but jeans and wife beater on a girl can go along way :).

the rest of this thread has my head spinning!
post #15 of 15
 Somebody explain Bjork.
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