Country Living Series

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Country fashions for men

My husband was on the internet this morning when he suddenly burst out laughing. "You've got to come see this!" he called to me. The girls and I crowded around and we all burst out laughing too.

"View what is stalking the menswear catwalks over in Paris for next autumn," announces this Fashion website. And here, dear readers, is what the Paris fashion mavens interpret as (cough) "country" fashions for men.


Putting aside the fact that these models look too wimpy to muck out a stall, much less lift a hay bale or heft a bag of grain, do you honestly think a rural man would be caught dead wearing stuff like this?

Bwaaaahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

Matching neckerchiefs? Oh please!

30 comments:

  1. THAT is outrageous! My youngest son said he NEVER wants to visit Paris. Hee Heee!!! As always, I wonder, WHAT are they thinking??? Yikes! Thankfully, Carhart and flannel is good enough around here. :) OH my!

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  2. Perfect for the monthly hoe-down at the all-male night club.

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  3. The look on their faces is priceless. That must be the macho look they attempt to teach these dipsticks in modeling classes. VERY FUNNY

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  4. I bet the blue plaid would make my eyes stand out more :)

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  5. As foreign service dependents, my sister and I lived in Vienna thirty-odd years ago. We were drinking hot chocolate in a countryside cafe when an honest-to-gosh German cowboy rode up on his horse. You may know that there's such a thing as the Karl May Society in Germany/Austria -- and they take their cowboys and Indians seriously. (They decline North American members because the latter are not sufficiently devout.) My sister's and my cups checked simultaneously on their paths to our mouths, my eyes swiveling to meet hers swiveling towards me. We didn't smile. With admirable poise for young girls we continued to sip our chocolate urbanely until he -- or the horse, anyway -- cantered away. *Then* we dissolved into giggles. The horse was about ten feet tall, purebred Arabian, and glowed with grooming; the saddle and kit were exquisite, tastefully fringed. The cowboy was in elegantly tailored turquoise suede chaps and a red and white check shirt, and he had a string tie closed at his throat with a chunk of real turquoise the size of my fist. "Needs a littler horse," my sister observed. "Dirtier. Much, much dirtier," I said. "And real hide." But if we'd *laughed*, it would have created an international incident. So we've been laughing ever since.

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  6. Woah. I think I'll stick with our American cowboys. Those sure are some snazzy pants. (There was a little bit of eyeroll along with that comment)

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  7. Oh....my....You really needed to post a *spew warning* on this [post...Those pants! THOSE PANTS!!! I am still choking and laughing.

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  8. I don't know, I think that's perfect attire for a FRENCH farmboy. Apparently they are as good at farming as they are at fighting. N'est pas?

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  9. I guess if N'est pas means means... I can't take it anymore. Take it away you American doughboys/GI's and grunts. May God have mercy on the French. At least they still remember the sacrifice made for them. Out in the country at least. They still recognise Memorial day faithfully. They are some beautiful final resting places for these heros.

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  10. I'm so glad to live in Montana where men are manly. My 10 year old son refuses to wear a hand-me-down shirt that sports the saying "Real Men Wear Pink" and yes, the shirt is pink. Some day it will get passed on to someone else who may refuse to wear it as well. Thanks for a good laugh today!

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  11. Wonder how long that trio would last in the local tavern? Hahahahahaha!

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  12. I dunno which is more disturbing, wearing something like that out in public or the fact that the "rural look" is now attempting to be a (fashion) fad.......altho that looks more like the old Seattle grunge look crashed into a "I've eaten to much & can't fit into my pants" crisis......

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  13. I don't know....those booties look kinda cool

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  14. NOW NOW you know that secretly your husband is trying to decide which color he just HAS to have.... He can use the scarf that is hooked to the pants for a nice ride on an animal....:)

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  15. I predict a shortage on Michael Jordan basketball shoe shoe laces. Isn't that what they're using for belts?

    And, I have NO idea what the hell that structure is at the neck. A feed bag?

    Bill Smith

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  16. kind of reminds me of those Victorian age pictures of "dandies'...I wonder how many trips to the wood pile those fancy pants would hold up for?

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  17. That is disgusting!!! Eeewwww!!!

    Gracie Wray

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  18. Gag a maggot!!! Just one more "flaming" example of the immasculated state of today's young males. They actually think it's okay to wear that. If my oldest son walked in the door wearing something like that, I'd take him down. And he's 6'2" and weighs 280 pounds. And I still buy everything my youngest son wears..which is wranglers and boots:)

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  19. I for one find it very hard to be politically correct and I have bit my tongue a few times looking at this trash. If anyone thinks these limp wrist fashions are rural America then we are all doomed. Anonymous Patriot is right, I think we have found the reason why the French (obummers top allies) couldn't fight themselves out of a wal mart shopping bag. Homo indoctrination at its best!

    Had Enuff

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  20. Sorry, but I'm confident that any of these three would soil themselves at the sight of a garden-variety barnyard creature.

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  21. I shall pass on the obvious "Brokeback Mountain" joke.

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  22. From all the rope hanging off them, looks like they just escaped a lynch mob.

    No need to take this seriously. There is zero correlation between the "fashion industry" and actual clothing.

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  23. can you say P T O ,, get off my farm boy !!

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  24. Why, mah boys wear them duds all the time. Your's don't? See all them zig-zag stitches? We jus' call that "patchin'"

    Je ne sais quoi!!!!

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  25. Why, them's some right purty city boys, ain't they?

    Reckon they can milk and plow?

    A.McSp

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  26. Looks like Brokeback Mountain to me or as my favorite common sense radio host (Neal Boortz) calls it " Hump Back Mountain" Thank you for this site! Im not much of a responder but I TRULY enjoy watchig how you guys deal with life!

    Good old NE Georgia Boy!

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  27. Well, was sitting here feeling really cruddy with a bad cold, or something, but this has made me feel tremendously better! Laughter really IS good medicine. 'Course, I'm a little short on breath already, so that laughing spell nearly made me pass out....but well worth it!! ;-)
    And Lamb is right - some kind of *Spew Warning* icon would save a ton of messes!!! Hehehehehe

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  28. I FINALLY get it! These cowboys will be working on farms like these:
    http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/should-cities-be-self-sufficient-an-argument-for-vertical-urban-farms/13785/

    Once again, fashion leads the way...
    KatieJ

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  29. I have lived in L.A, NYC, PARIS and I have never seen a man dress like that in my life, so please keep the sanctimonious "country people are better" BS attitude to yourself sweetness. No one in the city would wear this either, so I guess that makes us more equal than you could ever stomach.

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