Bros: A dissertation
January 5, 2011 9:04 AM   Subscribe

"What dudes do have for inspiration is Fuck Yeah Menswear, a new anonymous blog dedicated to the poetry of self aggrandizing and hurting people’s feelings through your personal style." Via.
posted by Potomac Avenue (57 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are socks out? Why didn't anyone tell me, here I am wearing socks looking like and idiot.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:06 AM on January 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


I prefer to hurt people's sense of aesthetics by preying on their hobophobia.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:07 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really need some help.... I'm not sure if I should laugh at the poetry, the people in the photos, the combination of the two, or the fact that a "hellyeah" tumblr blog is an FPP on Metafilter...
posted by HuronBob at 9:12 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Would the book of this tumblr be filed under photography or poetry? Or are there now "look at this Tumblr book deal" categories in (online) bookstores?
posted by filthy light thief at 9:13 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Slapping the weave off your baby mama."

It's funny because the gentleman is black.
posted by ColdChef at 9:14 AM on January 5, 2011 [11 favorites]


"To not give a fuck this much.

Is to be one man picked out of ten thousand."
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:14 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


My grandfather hates to wear socks. He'll be so pleased.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:14 AM on January 5, 2011


I think most of these guys look awesome. And many of these photos have been lifted from The Sartorialist. Meh.
posted by iconomy at 9:14 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is the Satorialist with poetry added to it.
posted by The Whelk at 9:16 AM on January 5, 2011


Fuck Yeah Incoherent Rambling, with pictures.
posted by ghharr at 9:18 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Frankly I don't even bother looking at the pictures anymore.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:19 AM on January 5, 2011


Are socks out? Why didn't anyone tell me, here I am wearing socks looking like and idiot.

This comes back around occasionally, and many people claim that if you wear all-leather shoes you can walk around without socks and your feet won't stink.


Those people are, of course, wrong.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:21 AM on January 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


My feet sweat like crazy so I embraced the No-Sucks rule in summer.look.

In winter, I discovered the joy of thin socks in kicky patterns.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 AM on January 5, 2011


The project should close with TechnoViking giving Professor Badass a pocketwatch on a gold chain as a sign of eternal broship. Then God closes up the entire cosmos because things just aren't going to get cooler than that.
posted by adipocere at 9:27 AM on January 5, 2011


It's hard to ascertain to whom the menswear is supposed to be an atrocity, but it's not unclear with the "poetry" at all.
posted by blucevalo at 9:27 AM on January 5, 2011


No socks, but bloody noses. And beards. And poor choice in clothes.
But hurting my feelings, or anyone elses with crappy beatnic poetry? Not even a little bit.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 9:28 AM on January 5, 2011


You can have my over-the-calf cotton dress socks when you pry them from my cold dead feet.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:31 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those aren't bros.
posted by DU at 9:33 AM on January 5, 2011


My favorite photo was accompanied by this:

"Everyday I’m carryin’.

Everyday I’m carryin’.

Everyday I’m carrying doper shit than you."
posted by fantodstic at 9:33 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is that photo.
posted by fantodstic at 9:33 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


It use another way over-saturated meme: It's shit like this tumblr!
posted by wcfields at 9:35 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, sorry; I don't get this. But maybe that's because I don't have a personal style...
posted by steambadger at 9:35 AM on January 5, 2011


I wear socks because it is 27 degrees outside.
posted by sciurus at 9:35 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now. I'm officially too old for the Internet.
posted by Legomancer at 9:36 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


And many of these photos have been lifted from The Sartorialist. Meh.

Information wants to be free!

::puts on steampunk goggles::

Yeeaaah!
posted by Threeway Handshake at 9:39 AM on January 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm sure this means something. But I have no earthly idea what that something is.
posted by scalefree at 9:45 AM on January 5, 2011


I love this blog; it's like a gold mine for character design ideas and cartoon reference.
All of these clothes would look pretty cool on 2D characters who could be dorky enough to lose the half-restrained, self conscious expressions some of these men are wearing. Then the fashion would be more endearing - heck, I want my cartoons this well dressed.
posted by fantodstic at 9:47 AM on January 5, 2011


My favorite photo was accompanied by this:

Check out the Every Day Carry (EDC) videos on YouTube. They were a revelation to me. Who knew so many men went out armed to the teeth wherever they went?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:48 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


> I really need some help.... I'm not sure if I should laugh...

You should cry, HuronBob. You should cry for all of us and what we have become.
posted by ardgedee at 9:52 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ok, I really wanted to hate this. Even lines in and photos deep. Through my laughter-turned-tears I wanted to hate. I can't. I love it.

"There is an idea of me.
Some kind of abstraction.
You look.
And you see I’m crispy like some F. Scotty quote.
On pointe so hard.
My kit is a fucking ballet.
Save the last post.
But to you I simply am not there.
I am not flesh and blood.
I am a photo that you re-blog."


I'm sorry. I can't help myself. I do love it so.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:54 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Check out the Every Day Carry (EDC) videos on YouTube. They were a revelation to me. Who knew so many men went out armed to the teeth wherever they went?

That deserves its own fpp.

"If I'm going into a situation where I don't think I'll need an extra magazine..."

Like what? The mall? Man you do not want to be caught without an extra 9 bullets at the Gap, strap that shit on!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:55 AM on January 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


I WISH EVERYONE JUST WORE LEVIS AND A PRIMARY-COLOR TEESHIRT
posted by shakespeherian at 9:58 AM on January 5, 2011



aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now. I'm officially too old for the Internet.


And here I just thought that it wasn't very funny.
posted by Stagger Lee at 10:01 AM on January 5, 2011


Ha! Is this one a nod to Clutch, Careful with that Mic?
posted by iamkimiam at 10:01 AM on January 5, 2011


I'm embarrassed to admit that I read (in the sense that a quick glance at a picture in a RSS feed can be considered reading) 'fuckyeahgirlsandbikes' which is exactly what is sounds like.
posted by fixedgear at 10:05 AM on January 5, 2011


Oh man. fuckyeahgirlsandbikes. Oh man.
posted by 23skidoo at 10:15 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's like reading Amalah.com---too fucking long.
posted by stormpooper at 10:16 AM on January 5, 2011


I really liked the premise of "self aggrandizing and hurting people’s feelings through your personal style!" . . . but the writing is not very good.
posted by grobstein at 10:18 AM on January 5, 2011


It's like a bad Carles making fun of fashion.

As much as I appreciate satirical blogs that focus on the minutiae of popular culture, I just can't get behind this. Because while HRO focuses on criticism of the commercialization of what was once a niche culture, this blog is simply vindictive.

It's like those two guys you used to hang out with in high school who made fun of everything in that romantically antiestablishment way but instead of getting stoned all the time and dropping out of state school to go to a local community college, both of them turned out to be really into fashion and decided to write a blog instead aping an already established satirical style.

So thanks but no thanks. I mean, hell, I know, it's easy for things like this to perpetuate with all of the hipster backlash that's been going on for, what is it, years now? But that one cute girl who blew you off at the dive bar just because you didn't dress 'indie' enough doesn't mean the whole subculture is worth this amount of humiliation.
posted by dubusadus at 10:19 AM on January 5, 2011


This blog is very crap and I don't know what is to be derived from it.

Now get your ironic loafers off of my lawn.
posted by mippy at 10:21 AM on January 5, 2011


Up until right now I never knew I'd be curious to take a peek into an alternate universe where massive bonghits are taken before writing the copy for the J. Peterman catalog.

Funny how hindsight works, I suppose.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:43 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Internet was not designed as a place to void your dullard spleen on those who prefer not to dress as dully as you while you bore us with your antidulia blank verse.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:44 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Internet was not designed as a place to void your dullard spleen on those who prefer not to dress as dully as you while you bore us with your antidulia blank verse.

It was always about porn and photoshopped assassin kittens ;)
posted by fantodstic at 10:59 AM on January 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yes. It was about the love.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:02 AM on January 5, 2011


Am I a bad person 'cause I love this and think some of the outfits look damn cool?

Or am I a bad person just 'cause?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:20 AM on January 5, 2011


Astro: This site is all about love too. I'm pretty sure you're wicked off the mark about the spleening. I would cast the tone as "Sillybrational" or, better, a "Bromage".

Are you wearing a porkpie hat right now?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:20 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


That deserves its own fpp.

That was my initial thought. Then I decided it would rapidly degenerate into arms control arguments so didn't bother.

I've watched a shitload though, and they're all weird as fuck.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:25 AM on January 5, 2011


Are you wearing a porkpie hat right now?

A red straw one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:26 AM on January 5, 2011


Please wear socks unless you're at the beach. Think of the children.
posted by Justinian at 11:42 AM on January 5, 2011


There's absolutely nothing wrong with reading Fuck Yeah Girls and Bikes. I also recommend Fuck Yeah Bikes and Beards.
posted by crataegus at 11:51 AM on January 5, 2011


And then there's Girls in Cardigans, though it hasn't been updated in a while.
posted by mattgeeknz at 12:48 PM on January 5, 2011


I think the internet has just entered the Hipster Runoff Singularity.
posted by acb at 1:35 PM on January 5, 2011


When I ran into this blog recently, I decided it was time to catch up on my Sartorialist reading.

For some reason the use of those photos here really bugs me.
posted by nat at 1:42 PM on January 5, 2011


Wow! it's the return of the Stilyagi!

Oh, wait ...
posted by Twang at 4:10 PM on January 5, 2011


I was in a fucking mine shaft.

Fading my selvedge.
posted by TheCoug at 5:28 PM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well I thought that 'poetry' was some real poetry, for serious, and giggled my way right through. Honestly sometimes the relationship of sequiturness between the lines reminded me a lot of hashtag rap, which insufferable as it can certainly be, in this written context I thought to be fully hilarious. I think the hate here is in reaction to perceived hatred?, but potomac's right, sillybrational is a terrible word but totally correct.
posted by kaspen at 8:27 PM on January 5, 2011


On reflection, yeah, I think the tone of the whole thing is a loving if vicious parody of Kanye West.
posted by kaspen at 8:29 PM on January 5, 2011


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