In those images, these men — every last one of them, even the celebs — recline, supine. Signed model release on file with Shutterstock, Inc. Yet it seems unlikely that this objectification and commercialisation of the male form will abate any time soon. Do you know what it's like to turn 12 and find your body subject to the scrutiny of the entire world? American Apparel has just launched a new trouser style they've branded the Schoolboy Pant. You can redownload your image for free at any time, in any size. In luxury fashion institution Christian Dior appointed Slimane creative director of Dior Homme, its menswear line; in Slimane showed his first collection.
While men might better understand the pressure women experience to look a certain way as a consequence of all this, they might also end up too deeply mired in a netherworld of self-loathing to be able to do anything about it.
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I spent an afternoon six years ago having test pieces fitted to my body. I'm generalising wildly of course — although it's an informed generalisation, based on 20 years at the coalface of men's bodies. Show 25 25 50 All. My body was the point, rather than my face. A re men more body conscious now than they were 10 years ago? They were considered less masculine by dint of their thinness; the rare thin male cultural icons — Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker — made thin part of their shtick, an expression of how disenfranchised they felt, how removed from the cultural mainstream.