The First Annual Manzie of the Year Awards

Now that you are getting the drift of what a manzie is, what better way to honor these bold, confident individuals than by creating the First Annual Manzie of the Year Award? Hereby I have started the list of nominees and invite you to join me by submitting your own suggestions. As New York Fashion Week is just around the corner, the streets will be chock full of manzie’s…in all shapes and sizes…sporting their new fall purchases. We at I Mean..What?!? will be out en force looking for candidates. It’s easy to participate. Simply grab your iPhone, B-Berry or Mino HD and snap away at who you truly believe is worthy of this highly coveted(ish) award. Granted, it ain’t no Oscar, but in this celebrity obsessed society that we live in, any acknowledgment is sought after. We all live by the adage, “Any press is good press”. But awards…ahhh…that is a whole ‘nother story. Now you are venturing into the league of the CFDA Not Best-Dressed Awards, which has been the  most viewed and talked about entry since I Mean…What?!? launched in February. One can only imagine the notoriety to be garnered by winning the distinguished(ish) award. Here are the categories:

Best Manzie Designer Award…this will be granted to a fashion designer that has worked tirelessly to present clothes for men that make you scratch your head and say, “I mean…whaaaaaaat?!?”
Best Manzie (under 30 years old)
Best Manzie Beauté
(hair do…well, rather, hair don’t)
Best Manzie (over 30 years old) Award
Best Celebrity Manzie Award
Manzie Lifetime Achievement Award

We encourage you to go out in search of that true manzie, someone that makes you say to yourself, “Is he kidding with that outfit?” Remember, a manzie has no specific sexual orientation. The only requirement for membership is a desire to look fierce…only they got it wrong. Look for hints like the “quirky man hat” or a pair of leather mandals that a gladiator wouldn’t be caught dead in. Perhaps you will be the one to spot the guy in the denim bustier (no I am not kidding) or in a pair of shorts that are all wrong for several reasons, especially when coupled with a suit jacket. You’ll know a nominee when you see one. The hair on the back of your neck will stand up. So, go…take your shots, and please email them to abe@imeanwhat.com. See you at the Manzies.

The bar is set high. Here is Dexter, nominee for Best Manzie Beaute.

The bar is set high. Here is Dexter, nominee for Best Manzie Beauté.

Jesus Luz is Madonna's quirky man hat DJ boy toy. Say that 10 times fast.

Jesus Luz is Madonna’s quirky man hat DJ boy toy. Say that 10 times fast.

Adam Lambert is fantastic...yes...but a manzie, plenty.

Adam Lambert is fantastic…yes…but a manzie, plenty.

PC, from NYC Prep non-fame wore the obligatory neckie piece to the hilt. Winter, spring, summer or fall.

PC, from NYC Prep (non)fame wore the obligatory neckie piece to the hilt. Winter, spring, summer or fall.

We love Janye...but $1,000 LV sneakers with matching neckie? Manzie galore.

We love Kanye West…but $1,000 LV sneakers with matching neckie? Manzie galore.

Kevin is a notorious shorts abuser. Manzie's are known to wear bad shorts.

Kevin is a notorious shorts abuser. Manzie’s are known to wear bad shorts.

Your nominees are important to us, be sure to make your submissions to abe@imeanwhat.com

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2 Responses to “The First Annual Manzie of the Year Awards”

  1. Tim says:

    "We love Kanye"…
    Who are you? Are you OK? I mean what?

  2. […] that I’m usually pushing the envelope of fashion, but things I’ve done over a year ago: belting the waist of a blazer, wearing leggings, etc. all make cameos in this spread. […]

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