When my friends and family give me a hard time about my magazines I always tell them I have to save them in case I find something I need. Well today my magazines came through in flying colors when I unearthed a Men's Health (MHM) Magazine from back in 2001. There it was wedged between a Cosmo and Allure.
More importantly, as I flipped through the pages I found It's Clothing Time at the back of the magazine and was amazed by the stats the kind folks at MHM had provided. Without further ado I share some of the cool statistics.
As Of October 2001
The biggest fashion mistake men make is wear shirtsleeves too long. Why? According to a fashion expert quoted by MHM, men never try on shirts before buying them. They pick them up in wrapped packages. What they should do? Try on the shirt and let their hand drop to their sides. The best length for sleeves to end? 1/2" below the wrist bone.
Also...in 2001...the three fashion trend the average guy wanted to see was:
1. Sneakers or sandals with suits.2. Rip away business and/or cause clothing.
3. Stylish hats to cover balding heads or thinning hair.
What men wanted to see in women's fashions
1. Half shirts with exposed tummies under business blazers2. Garter belts and short skirts
3. Tank tops worn for formal business.
OK. Well that was then. What would it be like now? I would love to hear your thoughts.
With the popularity of men's skin care and sophisticated hair care lines...not to mention the dizzying array of men's underwear options (so many it is hard to track) I am sure the 2001 survey results have changed a lot.But hey.....you need to tell me.
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