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Are men's plus size fashions encouraging unhealthy life styles or just being rea

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Are men's plus size fashions encouraging unhealthy life styles or just being realistic?

    There is a definite difference in the way women view plus size fashions than men.
    Men don't appear to have the same mindset as women.
    Why does society seem to accept over size men more than women?
    Why does Hubpages not list plus size fashions under the men's fashion category?

  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    You're assuming that men who wear larger sizes are unhealthy, which isn't always the case. I can't think of a single person who opts to be large just so they can fit into these sizes, so no, a rack of clothing in larger sizes doesn't encourage anyone to live an unhealthy lifestyle, if they are, in fact, living one. Perhaps they are just genetically predisposed to being larger, like the men in my maternal line. All the guys are big and wide, and no amount of belittling is going to change that.

    Large sizes just align with the reality that there are people who need a little more fabric to cover what needs covering, and that those people shouldn't be punished for being the size they are. Everybody should have access to clothes that fit them.

  3. Daddy Paul profile image72
    Daddy Paulposted 2 years ago

    Are men's plus size fashions encouraging unhealthy life styles ? What does one expect? Men to run around nude?
    Last time I went shopping in the woman's department I saw size 48 and 52 dresses. I am sure the gals who bought them were not fashion models.
    Does one assume that they wear a plus size they are unhealthy? The guys in the NFL are not wearing medium sizes!

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12791736_f260.jpg

    Men generally are seldom as weight conscious as women.
    When I was growing up I was an overweight kid and in the boy's section they had a size called "husky". I can't imagine girls or women being okay with a "Husky" size listed in department stores.
    Some stores for men specialize in "Big & Tall" sizes and state so on their signs and marketing materials. They say "Big" not "Plus" size.
    Big is often viewed as "strong" when it comes to men.
    Pro football players, Heavy Weight Boxers, Sumo Wrestlers, Body Guards/Bouncers...etc Some women claim they feel "safer" with big men. I've known big guys with nicknames like "Tank", "Truck", and "Cannon". I can't imagine many women being fine with that.
    If an overweight guy looses a tremendous amount of weight and poses in a pair of swim trunks other men aren't going to accuse him of "fat shaming" them. By the same token there is no "Real men have curves" slogan either to shame small guys. Very few men set out to compete regarding physical appearance.
    People Magazine often posts photos of two female celebrities wearing similar outfits with the caption: "Who wore it best?"
    Another factor is most men don't spend nearly as much time as most women do on their physical appearance. You practically need a GPS to find the "men's section" in most large department stores.
    Aside from clothing, handbags, and accessories there is also cosmetics, shoes, perfumes, hair products, and jewelry primarily geared towards women.
    Business people invest in marketing to those who are inclined to buy. I'm not sure if "society" is to blame or if it's simply one of those "gender differences". You look at every awards show on TV and just before the start they have a "Red Carpet" stroll where the women are asked "Who are you wearing tonight?"
    Trust me these "pre-show" red carpet strolls aren't designed for the male viewer. It's primarily women that comment on what other women wore, their hairstyle, and jewelry.
    "Why does society seem to accept over size men more than women?"
    I think (in theory) women accept oversize men more than men accept oversize women.
    However if you go to any Wal-Mart, movie theatre, mall, or church you're bound to see many "overweight couples"!

 
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