Monday, March 28, 2011

A Rebel and a Gentleman

I wonder if the Finuccis know about this?

Sylvester Stallone is readying his very own clothing line for launch, with designs inspired by his Rocky and Rambo movie franchises. Stallone said the inspiration for this new career move came when he lost twenty-five pounds in preparation for Rambo 2. He told TIME, “Nothing fit so I started buying custom clothing. I found out I really like this world.”

The upcoming collection is meant to combine the lover in Rocky with the lone-wolf masculinity of Rambo. According to Women's Wear Daily, Stallone fashions will be available at department stores such as Macy's, with the target demographic of the "guy's guy" aged 25-40. The Guardian reported that the line will include jeans, shirts, outerwear, underwear and watches, with later additions of eyewear, fragrances and athletic shoes. More products categories are expected to follow. The earilest roll-outs include an olive-green military-inspired vest and silk boxing shorts.

Stallone told Men's Week,"I hope what worked for me will work for others. I really believe I have an understanding of the male psyche on all levels." Allow me to add my two-cents: The man has proven to be a classy, sensitive, and intelligent gentleman with a cool, laid-back, classic sense of style. I'm really excited to see what this collection has to offer, and I think my husband's probably going to do a happy dance all the way to Macy's when the line's finally unveiled.

There are some serious gaps in men's clothing. It seems like all I see these days are graphic tees or dress shirts, with very little in-between. The shoe selection is all but non-existent (my Target has, literally, one aisle of the shoe section devoted to guys. Kohl's has only slightly more, and don't get me started on the department stores). Jeans are either completely destroyed or look like your mom ironed them, and if you want shorts, I hope you like cargo. It's depressing, and my poor style-conscious Thomas is nearing the end of his rope. There are gaps. I'm hoping Rocky here can fill those gaps.

1 comment:

  1. if this breaks the american male's addiction to MMA-inspired t-shirts, i am 100% in. if i see one more affliction t-shirt, i think i'm gonna scream. even my cousin, who actually participates in MMA, hates them.


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