What Is A Manzie?

This is taken from the Sportswear International Whos' Who - Fashion Yearbook.

Q. What is a Manzie?
A. A Manzie is not a Pansy or a Dandy. A Pansy doesn’t necessarily dress effeminately to be teased by a bunch of blokes. They can have a sisssing “S” in their speech, run with their arms flailing or cheerleaders. A Dandy dresses like a gentleman with a touch of avant-garde. A Manzie is desperately trying to be “on trend”. A Manzie can be a straight man trying too hard to be stylish or a straight-acting-gay-guy who acts extra butch to compensate for his quirky fashion choices. Comprende?

Some runway looks fall under the umbrella of the Manzie Report. I am a loyal fashion follower and love when there’s nothing but good news to report. Naturally, that will never be the case, because designers love getting in the way of themselves or taking themselves too seriously. Hence, I have etched a place in the fashion reporting pantheon and thoroughly revel in the fact that Sportswear International has dubbed me as one of the 5 Top Fashion Bloggers.

Blaak wants to be the new black...but, I think they should not hold their breath.

I know, the big story is season-less dressing. But there is no season for this look. Not for men anyway.

Even the warmer layer won't warm you up with all the peek-a-boo nonsense.

Snooki might wear the glitter bike shorts, but that's about it.

This is like the Abominable Snowman meets Little House on the Prairie.

I get it, the winter culotte by Comme D Garcons.

This styling suggestion suggests all sorts of ridiculousness.

I love Galliano, and I love him even more for trying to make the man girdle as acceptable fashion...with enlarged cod piece.

I love and would totally wear this girdle as vest.

I loved the collection overall, but you gotta love John's need to throw these looks in...because he can.

Somehow I think he just recycled this look for one of his recent women's collections...for the fun of it.

If Givenchy insists that men wear leggings, my nephew, David Lerner, will surely be happy to add men's to his current collection. Listen up, boy.

I am a long time fan of black and navy together...excpet here. I just don't see the shorts layer over leggings thing...do you? With mandels no less?

Violence was in the house at Jean Paul Gaultier. Yes, there were great pieces, but the Fight Club motiff was a bit obvious.

Whatever.

And this kids Halloween costume that you can buy at Ricky's was totally ridiculous.

The urban sombrero was alive and well at Junn.J...who?

Every look had either the Urban Sombrero or...

The Mata Hari

The Mata Hari, shown here with updated Snuggy.

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3 Responses to «What Is A Manzie?»


  1. Feb 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm, Abe Gurko: The Art of Front Row said:

    [...] various companies and little if anything they are reporting is true. Look, I have not been crowned The Truth-Teller by Sportswear International for nothing. Here are a few points of light that bug me to no [...]


  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 4:01 am, Abe Gurko: The Art of Front Row | Top Feeds News said:

    [...] various companies and little if anything they are reporting is true. Look, I have not been crowned The Truth-Teller by Sportswear International for nothing. Here are a few points of light that bug me to no [...]


  3. Oct 22, 2010 at 9:33 am, Frederick Suentenfus said:

    Wonder which dude could favor this bad girl. This woman is beautiful however who want a crazy girl?

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