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Model

L57

Posts: 10908

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Rev  Arielle wrote:
Skinny male models are apparently the new "trend" for runway.

Learned something about it in college this semester. Professor was a model so he always liked to bring up stuff like that. tongue

smile

Dec 22 08 11:59 am Link

Photographer

Jade Noir

Posts: 7629

San Antonio, Texas, US

Now, as far as what turns me on, chubby guys do it for me.  smile

I love men that are like cute, comfy teddy bears.   I like skinny men for photography purposes.

Dec 22 08 12:17 pm Link

Model

eugenlitvin

Posts: 1

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Bad Karma Photo wrote:
I have a question, I see many models are primarily very built, yet there are some I see on runways where they are very tall and thin, not necessarily built at all, but very thin. Is that a niche, or is that the norm? Do high end fashion models have to be built? Or does the industry actually have a place for skinny tall male models as seen on some runways? If so, is that more common or less common? Just looking at the opportunities smile

we are very in right new)

Dec 22 08 04:57 pm Link

Model

Rolling Gnome

Posts: 490

Los Angeles, California, US

Yay for skinny guys! I personally like this trend for guys, but not for women (slim is fine, just not dangerously so). Of course, I am biased.

Dec 22 08 05:02 pm Link

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Midnight-Art

Posts: 1059

Abingdon, Maryland, US

Gareth Wilson wrote:
Yay for skinny guys!  Of course, I am biased.

Skinny power,brother!

Dec 22 08 05:04 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Lindsay Choi

Posts: 20

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bad Karma Photo wrote:
I have a question, I see many models are primarily very built, yet there are some I see on runways where they are very tall and thin, not necessarily built at all, but very thin. Is that a niche, or is that the norm? Do high end fashion models have to be built? Or does the industry actually have a place for skinny tall male models as seen on some runways? If so, is that more common or less common? Just looking at the opportunities smile

Blame Heidi Slimane.  In the words of Elton John: "Where does Heidi find them? they were so skinny, you couldn't fit a credit card up their arses" on FW06/07

Dec 22 08 08:31 pm Link

Model

ASYLUM - Model

Posts: 581

Washington, District of Columbia, US

*pokes head in*

Can I has frendz here plz?

Dec 22 08 08:43 pm Link

Model

Engel Schrei

Posts: 14456

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Jade Noir wrote:
Now, as far as what turns me on, chubby guys do it for me.  smile

I love men that are like cute, comfy teddy bears.   I like skinny men for photography purposes.

I like stocky guys. Not so much chubby.. not a fan of squish.

Nice to know I'm not the only one lol.

Dec 22 08 08:47 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Lindsay Choi

Posts: 20

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dec 22 08 08:54 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Lindsay Choi

Posts: 20

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

-loren- wrote:
Ummmm this=YUMMY to me.



http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/071225/01/47709f7390588.jpg


Seriously. I think tall skinny male models are so f'n sexy. And pale too. mmmm. My boyfriend looks like that so I guess I'm biased. He refuses to model though, the lame.

Tell this man to wax his 'tator!!!

Dec 22 08 08:55 pm Link

Model

MYS Britt

Posts: 10720

San Diego, California, US

skinny is great if fit and muscular too

looking like you're  a weed who cant even push a chest of drawers or are close to death is not sexy .. health is sexy

Dec 22 08 08:58 pm Link

Model

Greg0riaN

Posts: 454

Athens, Attikí, Greece

what ever size you are it has to suit you i think!...
some look better skinny.. some don't. But as for Fashion and the new trend it is surely is the skinny year(s)! Not that much for Shootings ... mostly for Fashion shows, and runways.

Dec 23 08 01:50 am Link

Model

Stephen Crowe - London

Posts: 6

London, England, United Kingdom

I am quite skinny but being a dancer im also quite ripped as well, i feel this helps. At the moment skinny guys r in lol but if ur skinny but rely tonnd u almost posses the bst of both worlds...what does every1 else think on this? x

Dec 23 08 08:33 am Link

Model

xinactivexaccountx

Posts: 603

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm glad skinny is in for male models... now if the economy would just pick up so it actually mattered... smile

Dec 24 08 01:06 am Link

Model

Daniel Libra

Posts: 131

Miami, Florida, US

WAIT!!   Your saying there is a chance that a tall skinny guy like me actually COULD make it in the industry???   HOT DAMN!!

I am 6'3, 145lbs...SOME tone to me but VERY little

Nov 15 09 12:02 pm Link

Photographer

jahnhall

Posts: 1437

Brooklyn, New York, US

Mister Graves wrote:
NEW trend? As long as I've been looking at fashion magazines, ALL high fashion male llamas have been skinny and pale.

Skinny men make fancy clothes look more fancy.

agreed.  nothing new here, however each market wants something different.

in paris, you can be super skinny and they love men of color.  the taller the better.
in la, you can sign at 5'10" easy and be much more muscular.
they love the taller boys in milan -- and don't mind the muscle.
in asia...muscles don't sell well...
in new york...almost anything flys so long as you're over 6' tall...

Nov 15 09 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

Daniel Libra wrote:
WAIT!!   Your saying there is a chance that a tall skinny guy like me actually COULD make it in the industry???

Until you get here, yes.

After that, you'll be officially corrupted, and only want to do teh sessy stuff. big_smile

Nov 15 09 12:29 pm Link

Photographer

All Yours Photography

Posts: 2414

Toledo, Ohio, US

Cris Ashley wrote:
Me too. And just men like that in general.

unf.

I shot with a new male llama last month.  He is 6' 8", 175 lbs.

Nov 15 09 12:44 pm Link

Model

Mark Pett

Posts: 1153

Houston, Texas, US

Midnight-Art wrote:

Skinny power,brother!

WE MUST UNITE!

Nov 15 09 02:13 pm Link

Photographer

Thirrouard

Posts: 50

Los Angeles, California, US

Lauren Vickers wrote:
Yes, that's the way they come nowadays...I miss the old times, give me a boy with muscles anyday rather than a walking coathanger...

I tend to feel the same way about chicks (in disliking the coathanger look I mean, not the muscles bit) but who am I to argue with high fashion?  sigh...

Well for photography, I don't really like shooting skinny-anything. Men of females. I like when men have shaped muscles, be it a little or more (but not body-builder style), and for females, some round shapes in the good places...

Nov 15 09 03:17 pm Link

Model

Now Deleted

Posts: 800

New York, New York, US

We are in.

And we are not going anywhere

wink

Nov 15 09 10:36 pm Link

Photographer

Shon D.- Homme

Posts: 3210

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Michael Mendieta wrote:
We are in.

And we are not going anywhere

wink

YAY!

Nov 16 09 08:07 am Link

Model

BrandonV

Posts: 533

San Diego, California, US

Rev  Arielle wrote:
Skinny male models are apparently the new "trend" for runway.

Learned something about it in college this semester. Professor was a model so he always liked to bring up stuff like that. tongue

I wish bald, asian, 5'8", 40+yrs old models are the new "trend" for the runway.

:-)

Nov 16 09 09:31 am Link

Makeup Artist

MUA Amy Elizabeth

Posts: 4985

Miami, Florida, US

Thin is sexy, I don't like ribs showing on guys.

Nov 16 09 09:33 am Link

Photographer

Le Beck Photography

Posts: 4114

Los Angeles, California, US

Mister Graves wrote:
NEW trend? As long as I've been looking at fashion magazines, ALL high fashion male models have been skinny and pale.

Skinny men make fancy clothes look more fancy.

You must not be very old. For the longest time, from the early 1900's to at least the 80's when I stopped caring about clothes. Male models, at least in print were athletic types, Built more like Sean Connery as he appeared in Dr No. Except for hair the Arrow Collar Man was the ideal as long as I could remember. Nowdays I couldn't care less. Khakis or blue jeans, combat boots, pinpoint oxford button down shirts, and A-2 flight jackets are as stylish as i get.

Nov 16 09 01:50 pm Link

Photographer

Shon D.- Femme

Posts: 24434

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Le Beck Photography wrote:

You must not be very old. For the longest time, from the early 1900's to at least the 80's when I stopped caring about clothes. Male models, at least in print were athletic types, Built more like Sean Connery as he appeared in Dr No. Except for hair the Arrow Collar Man was the ideal as long as I could remember. Nowdays I couldn't care less. Khakis or blue jeans, combat boots, pinpoint oxford button down shirts, and A-1 flight jackets are as stylish as i get.

Those don't sound like fashion models...

Nov 16 09 01:57 pm Link

Photographer

Alexandria Georgiades

Posts: 26774

Lancaster, California, US

Trevor Mark wrote:
What about us "average" guys who look good with clothing...

I prefer this to skinny waif men. Maybe the fashion industry is going for the androgynous look.

Nov 16 09 05:07 pm Link

Model

Laurence Anthony Welsh

Posts: 57

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

I'm happy about this "trend", but I wish I was just a little taller..

Nov 17 09 11:04 am Link

Model

Jay Dezelic

Posts: 4945

Seattle, Washington, US

This thread was started a year ago.  Since then, I don't think anything is really in anymore due to the economy.  On the other hand, a recent report came out indicating that one in seven Americans is experiencing a food shortage.

Here's my recent skinny dude shot. I don't think I am very "in" though smile.

http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/091104/08/4af1af494ffb6_m.jpg

Nov 17 09 11:16 am Link

Model

Jesse Griffith

Posts: 7

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I'm 6' 150 lbs.    Do I get to play?

Nov 19 09 11:08 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

Jesse Griffith wrote:
I'm 6' 150 lbs.    Do I get to play?

Nope, not skinny enough. I can see abs.

Nov 19 09 11:10 pm Link

Model

M O S E S

Posts: 103

Los Angeles, California, US

jahnhall wrote:

agreed.  nothing new here, however each market wants something different.

in paris, you can be super skinny and they love men of color.  the taller the better.
in la, you can sign at 5'10" easy and be much more muscular.
they love the taller boys in milan -- and don't mind the muscle.
in asia...muscles don't sell well...
in new york...almost anything flys so long as you're over 6' tall...

Amen. Send me to Paris.

Nov 21 09 12:43 pm Link

Model

M O S E S

Posts: 103

Los Angeles, California, US

What about thin guys over 6'2? I'm 6'3 (And some change) but slim. I notice most of the models my height are buff (not high fashion models though).

Are my chances slim (pun intended)- or just none? Should I just cancel my flight to New York? smile

Nov 21 09 12:48 pm Link

Model

ThinManOneTwelve

Posts: 43

Montebello, California, US

Paul Bryson Photography wrote:

Nope, not skinny enough. I can see abs.

Threads like this give me hope.  ^_^'

I'm 5'9" and 108 lbs.  Do I get to play?  =P

Apr 20 10 12:40 pm Link

Model

Rebecca Evans

Posts: 812

Reno, Nevada, US

I love me skinny male models.

"IRL," I also tend to prefer slim, slightly toned men, such as 6'2" and 135 lbs.

I like waists under 30 inches.

Dec 29 10 02:09 pm Link

Model

Garett Knight

Posts: 2

Benicia, California, US

i'm pretty thin but i had agencies pretty quick to sign me. Once i was with them they wanted to make sure i was working out. I think the ideal look is to have lean muscle. No one likes a deathly thin model, it's creepy

Dec 29 10 09:33 pm Link

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Raven OHara

Posts: 98

New York, New York, US

I peep the Male  models in London and Milan are much thinner  Then *U.S* NYC,MIAMI,L.A.

Dec 29 10 11:03 pm Link

Photographer

JonSeneca

Posts: 416

New York, New York, US

Bad Karma Photo wrote:
I have a question, I see many models are primarily very built, yet there are some I see on runways where they are very tall and thin, not necessarily built at all, but very thin. Is that a niche, or is that the norm? Do high end fashion models have to be built? Or does the industry actually have a place for skinny tall male models as seen on some runways? If so, is that more common or less common? Just looking at the opportunities smile

For the most part high end male fashion models have been razor thin since 2000

http://www.hedislimane.com/fashiondiary … ing035.jpg

Dec 29 10 11:26 pm Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Kennedy Studios wrote:
well there is a market for both and they both work, it depends on the client, the boys being booked for say dolce&gabanna or versace are bigger while the boys being booked for say prada and burberry are skinny. it isnt about ebing in or our, different clients like different guys [/quote

yup, this smile

it's not a "new" thing either, maybe they get more focus now, but that's the way it worked for years. there are 2 types of male models.

It's not that different for female models by the way... even though they have to be skinny in general, there are still the androgynous, boyish types and the more feminine slightly curvier types. different clients like different things.

Dec 30 10 04:47 am Link

Photographer

Johnny Marble

Posts: 143

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom

am I too thin/tall to do runway tongue
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs349.ash2/62946_443639537837_704757837_5172875_5641695_n.jpg

Dec 30 10 12:05 pm Link