What we understand of ‘menswear,’ A-Z


You’d think it would be easy, as a womenswear writer, to shift gears and cover menswear once in a while. You’d think that. You’d be wrong. There’s a certain genre of men’s fashion writing on the Internet that is insular, obsessive and hilarious — approachable enough to stoke your interest as a reader and peer, but too opaque to dive into with much confidence. Inspired by our own blurry understanding of the topic and all its attendant buzzwords, my co-worker Chantal and I put together an A-Z guide to menswear. As far as we understand it, which is maybe a B/B+.