As a journalism major in the early 1970s, there were two things that captured my attention….the Watergate Investigation and shopping in Men’s Departments for clothing.   The female budding reporters thought the male-look was really cool and somehow helped establish our credibility in the campus newsroom.  But Menswear-Inspired Fashion is something that has come and gone several times since women became more accepted in the corporate world.

When reading Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange this summer, I made note of her suggestions in a section called EFFORTLESS STYLE. She writes:



*Hunt for Vintage men’s scarves and wear them with everything.


*Wear your teenage son’s shirt with a push up bra underneath (And don’t try to hide it) (Just a note, I will not be seen doing this one)


*Cinch everything with a big, well- worn man’s belt. Tie the excess length in a loose knot.

Man World Shops are decorated differently from
Girl World Shops!!



So, I decided recently to do a little shopping in MAN WORLD. It was not as much fun as I hoped it would be. It is too early to find the vintage scarves…not that many men wear them in Texas anyway. The belts were too new….I am still in search of the well-worn belt. I did find one denim blue men’s, V neck, T shirt which had a great feel and fit very nicely. It is a thicker cotton, so I will wait until cooler weather to wear it with a jacket and jeans.

This is complete male consignment and located in
a higher income part of town in order to solicit designer
items.



But, I think I will just stick with styling MENSWEAR INSPIRED looks for now, instead of actually shopping for MENSWEAR…unless I happen to see a great scarf…”wear it with everything??” Really?

I did make one purchase in the men’s
section of Marshall’s. This T fit better
than many women’s T-shirts do on
me.  I love the fit and the color…it is
what I would call DENIM.

 Has anyone had great success shopping in MAN WORLD??

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