This New York Times article expresses more than I could just how inane the world of men’s fashion is. (I say “inane” of course, because usage of the word is otherwise almost exclusively confined to the Times crossword. But it fits here.)

For years, I have seen articles about these attempts to treat men as if they were amenable to the same forms of suggestion/coercion as women. In addition to wondering just who, in real life, pays money for shit like this, this highlights, to me, just how crazy it is that anyone of either gender would allow the influence of the creeps who run the fashion industry to affect them.