June 14, 2004
So, what is the male fashion equivalent of décolletage? Women's top wear has uplifted and emphasized cleavage in many ages and cultures, and these days, the limits of cleavage spelunk beyond the limits of the shadowy chasm to reveal the tumblehome of hitherto hidden convexities. Does any male fashion tease, taunt, flaunt, proffer pleasure, suggest vulnerability and reveal contours of the body in public as explicitly? None come readily to mind; ties are suggestive, not literal. Men are mammals by association rather than by anatomy, and perhaps, at the end of the day, it is all about mom and food.