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dc.contributor.authorWeiner, Nathaniel
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-31T00:07:08Z
dc.date.available2019-05-31T00:07:08Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-01
dc.identifier.citationWeiner , N 2019 , ' Fashion vs style: The repudiation of fashion in online menswear communities ' , International Journal of Fashion Studies , vol. 6 , no. 1 , pp. 3-23 . https://doi.org/10.1386/infs.6.1.3_1
dc.identifier.issn2051-7106
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 16836048
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85073388718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21355
dc.description.abstractMembers of online menswear communities spend their leisure time engaged in extensive textual discussions of menswear. This article presents some of the findings from a study of these online menswear communities. It is based on an online ethnography of six online menswear forums and 50 in-depth interviews with men from Britain, Canada and the United States who use them. It details how the research participants, despite their passion for clothing, produced a rhetorical distance between style and fashion. Fashion was rejected in favour of what was described as ‘classic menswear’, ‘style’, ‘timeless style’ or simply ‘clothes’. This was a productive critique of fashion’s temporality, with online menswear communities offering a more democratic, inclusive and participatory alternative to men’s fashion. However, this rejection of fashion also reflected the persistent gendering of fashion. As spaces for the discussion of clothing, as opposed to fashion, online menswear communities allowed men to enjoy clothes and consumption without their masculinity being tainted by fashion’s associations with femininity.en
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dc.language.isoeng
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dc.titleFashion vs style: The repudiation of fashion in online menswear communitiesen
dc.contributor.institutionArt and Design
dc.contributor.institutionDesign Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Creative Arts
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Creative Arts
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