Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Boys, boys, boys . . .

It’s true that men are the oft-neglected sex, not only on this blog but in fashion pages worldwide. Why? Well, because no one cares all that much how men look (culturally), and because there just isn’t as much choice out there …

Thu, Dec 2, 2010, 10:55

   

It’s true that men are the oft-neglected sex, not only on this blog but in fashion pages worldwide. Why? Well, because no one cares all that much how men look (culturally), and because there just isn’t as much choice out there for them as there is for women. Furthermore, men (in Ireland at least) tend to be quite conservative when it comes to dressing (has anyone seen Take Me Out, my reference to all that is fashionable in Ireland?).

BUT. The point is this: I got an email this morning informing me that Counter Propaganda is having a 25 per cent off sale for the next week – and they offer free Irish delivery. This has long been one of my go-to stores for Christmas presents for the men in my life (or, at least, for as long as they’ve been around). They do really clever, interesting T-shirt designs and seriously slick hoodies (if you’re the hoody type), and a colleague swears by their denims.

So what kind of thing are we looking at?

See? Clever, witty designs. It’s Che Guevara, but with clever slogans!

Cosy hoody – if I was cool enough, I’d wear this myself.

Another lovely hoody. Mmmmm, cosy. (Is it just me, or do you sometimes – if you’re single – wish you weren’t, if only for the opportunity to wear your other half’s oversized cosy sweats?)

Somehow, Counter Propaganda is one of the few stores whose logos I wouldn’t mind wearing emblazoned on my chest. Maybe because it’s quite a cool name, or maybe it’s because they’re not that big so I don’t feel like I’m selling out to the man . . .

And last, but by no means least. I would wear this. I am, in fact, considering ordering it (or asking Santa for it . . .). I would wear it over a black dress with LOTS of necklaces and ankle boots, Man Repeller style.