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L57
Posts: 10,908
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  Quote 
Photographer
Jade Noir
Posts: 7,629
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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Midnight-Art
Posts: 1,059
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
Engel Schrei
Posts: 14,455
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  Quote 
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Lindsay Choi
Posts: 20
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dec 22 08 08:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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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  Quote 
Model
MYS Britt
Posts: 10,720
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  Quote 
Model
Greg0riaN
Posts: 453
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  Quote 
Model
Stephen Model 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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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jahnhall
Posts: 1,431
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  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Bryson Photography
Posts: 48,035
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  Quote 
Photographer
All Yours Photography
Posts: 2,294
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  Quote 
Model
Mark Pett
Posts: 1,153
Houston, Texas, US


Midnight-Art wrote:

Skinny power,brother!

WE MUST UNITE!

Nov 15 09 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Shon D.- Homme
Posts: 3,195
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
MUA Amy Elizabeth
Posts: 4,985
Miami, Florida, US


Thin is sexy, I don't like ribs showing on guys.
Nov 16 09 09:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Le Beck Photography
Posts: 4,114
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  Quote 
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Shon D.- Femme
Posts: 24,369
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  Quote 
Photographer
Alexandria Georgiades
Posts: 26,752
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
Jay Dezelic
Posts: 4,639
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Bryson Photography
Posts: 48,035
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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