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An American in China

From the Global Times- Chinese Men, you Dress Like Shit!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 27, 2010

Lest I be called biased, I will not editorialize but merely pass along this information from the globaltimes. But if pressed to comment,  I would say, “amen brother!”


“The huge market potential speaks volume of the dire needs of Chinese men to improve their wardrobe. Take a look in your office, the subway or the supermarkets, and you’ll rarely see a sharp male dresser. Few Chinese men are clothes horses. Instead, many tend to focus on brand logos.

Chinese men don’t know how to dress. Compared to Europeans or Americans, the collective identity of Chinese men is rather uninspiring: monotonous styles, depressing colors, and strange matches.

You might have noticed their embarrassing mix and match habits, like white sports socks with shiny black leather shoes. Probably only pop star Lady Gaga could pull these styles off.

There are a myriad of reasons. Some men simply don’t care about clothing. Some don’t have the knowledge. Some try but in the wrong way. Some don’t have the bodies to pull it off. It’s not uncommon to see men in their 30s with beer bellies. The lack of sports takes a serious toll on many Chinese men.

Some cannot afford it. For those still struggling to make ends meet, like migrant workers, style is barely an issue. They’re just happy to have clean clothes that fit, when they can.”

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