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PAUSE Festive Gift Guide for Dad, Brother and Son

By December 11, 2015Fashion News

PAUSE investigates one of fashion’s most prevalent issues.

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From ‘The Full Monty’ to David Gandy’s M&S adverts, it seems as though men are becoming the face of objectification however, unlike females, sexual harassment in the male modelling industry goes undiscussed even though the issue has been happening for years.

Nowadays you cannot go anywhere without seeing an advert of a buffed up topless male model trying to capture the hearts of bypassing consumers to purchase their product. There have been countless cases in adverts where men are being showcased purely for the focus of their bodies and how it is sculptured.

When did fashion cease to be about the clothes and more about the body? Maybe the standards in the male modelling industry are too high.

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Scott Eastwood in Davidoff Cool Water campaign is a prime example of a man being used to sell a product. Paco Robanne’s latest female fragrance ‘Olympea’ which features a female model smiling directly into the camera signifying her enjoyment and pleasure after intruding on two male models getting changed. Men are becoming the forefront of objectification and it seems like this issue is happening a lot more frequently.

Even though the objectification of men is becoming a hot topic, there aren’t any in-depth discussions about men being harassed. PAUSE had an insightful discussion with model Aaron Miller about sexual harassment towards male models.

“Have I ever been sexually harassed at while at a photo shoot? The answer is no however, I appeared at a photo shoot at a university and a man asked me to basically get naked. While I stood there naked covering my bits with my hands, he was telling me the reason this is, is that as a model in the London Fashion week, I need to be comfortable with walking around naked, being able to let men see me and  being photographed naked. Afterwards I somehow found out that this guy doesn’t exist and now there are pictures of me naked in a basement somewhere. He was using my vulnerability as a model and the passion in my eyes to do to anything I need to do to make the dream work. He took advantage in a very manipulated way.”

One thing is clear, it seems as though sexual harassment happens in the smallest of ways. The model went on by saying “I was on the plane coming back from Milan this year and I was sitting next to someone who is a massive face and influence in the fashion industry. He looked at me and said I will give you fifty grand right now if you suck my dick on the plane and then I will drop you home by Uber. I said, brother I am your forbidden fruit, that’s never going to happen and I think he respected the fact that I said no straight away because he started to expose the industry to me. He started to expose some of the biggest London catwalk models that I see on the runway.”

What got to us at PAUSE was the last bit. “These designers used to tell me it’s about the power of your mind, it’s all about knowing and never stopping. I found out that a few male models that I see during fashion week and at castings are sleeping with some of the world’s biggest designers to secure jobs at their latest fashion shows. Male models are literally selling their souls for the quick fame and lying down with designers for money that is sexual harassment to the fullest.”

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Well it seems as though one thing is truly clear – male models do not want to talk about sexual harassment whether it’s currently happening or has previously happened to them or to one of their peers. If it gets back to the client and the culprit is identified, the models career could be destroyed depending on the culprits’ status in the industry. That is scary enough.

Admittedly, it appears this issue is going to be an ongoing issue due to success being the prime objective in a model’s mind, however is to worth your dignity and self respect being tarnished for a quick buck?

9th Day Of Christmas

 

Creative Direction and Styling: Samantha Ria // @SamanthaRia
Photographer: Benjamin Glean // @benjamingleanphotography
Assistant Stylist: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Hair and Makeup: Jaysam and Michael @ Jam Deluxe // @jam_deluxe
Fashion Assistants: Bernice, Emma and Albert
Model: Cameron @ Select // @camgreen11

On the 9th day of Christmas, PAUSE brings to you..

BENM3667 BENM3641 BENM3634BENM3680 BENM3672 BENM3671

Clothing credits: Roll neck – Reiss, Jacket – Levis, Bottoms – ADYN

Gift Credits • Vita Coco – @vitacocouk • Reality Dreams Top – @realitydreamscc • The Blue Beards Revenge Pomade [email protected] • Express Quinola @quinolauk • Structure Bonus Size Paste @structure_hair

From ‘The Full Monty’ to David Gandy’s M&S adverts, it seems as though men are becoming the face of objectification  however, unlike females, sexual harassment in the male modelling industry goes undiscussed even though the issue has been happening for years.

Nowadays you cannot go anywhere without seeing an advert of a buffed up topless male model trying to capture the hearts of passersby so they can purchase the product. There have been countless cases in adverts where men are being showcased purely for the focus of their bodies and how it is sculptured.

When did fashion become about the lesser clothes a person has on? Maybe the standards in the male modelling industry are too high.

Scott Eastwood in Davidoff Cool Water campaign is a prime example of a man being used to sell a product. Paco Robanne’s latest female fragrance ‘Olympea’ which features a female model intruding on two male models getting changed, simply smiles directly into the camera signifying her enjoyment and pleasure of seeing them naked. Men are becoming the forefront of objectification and it seems like this issue is happening a lot more frequently.

Even though the objectification of men is becoming a hot topic, there aren’t any in-depth discussions about men being harassed. We at PAUSE had an insightful discussion with model Aaron Miller about sexual harassment towards male models.

“Have I ever been sexually harassed at while at a photo shoot? The answer is no however, I appeared at a photo shoot at a university and a man asked me to basically get naked. While I stood there naked covering my bits with my hands, he was telling me the reason this is, is that as a model in the London Fashion week, I need to be comfortable with walking around naked, being able to let men see me and  being photographed naked. Afterwards I somehow found out that this guy doesn’t exist and now there are pictures of me naked in a basement somewhere. He was using my vulnerability as a model and the passion in my eyes to do to anything I need to do to make the dream work. He took advantage in a very manipulated way.”

One thing is clear, it seems as though sexual harassment happens in the smallest of ways. The model went on by saying “I was on the plane coming back from Milan this year and I was sitting next to someone who is a massive face and influence in the fashion industry. He looked at me and said I will give you fifty grand right now if you suck my dick on the plane and then I will drop you home by the Uber. I said, brother I am your forbidden fruit, that’s never going to happen and I think he respected the fact that I said no straight away because he started to expose the industry to me. He started to expose some of the biggest London catwalk models that I see on the runway.”

What got to us at PAUSE was the last bit. “These designers used to tell me it’s about the power of your mind, it’s all about knowing and never stopping. I found out that a few male models that I see during fashion week and at castings are sleeping with some of the world’s biggest designers to secure jobs at their latest fashion shows. Male models are literally selling their souls for the quick fame and lying down with designers for money that is sexual harassment to the fullest.

Well it seems as though one thing is truly clear – male models do not want to talk about sexual harassment even if it is being done or has happened to them or to one of their peers. If it gets back to the client and the culprit is identified, the models career could be destroyed depending on the culprits’ status in the industry. That is scary enough.

Admittedly, it appears this issue is going to be an ongoing thing due to success being the prime objective in a model’s mind, however is to worth your dignity and self respect being tarnished for a piece of green paper?

Verena Schepperheyn releases their new Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.

Elvis Jankus wearing VERENA SCHEPPERHEYN photographed by Nina Ra

Berlin based mens fashion brand Verena Schepperheyn have put together an incredible lookbook for their spring/summer 2016 collection.The outstanding collection, with varying styles, colours and fabrics really is one too watch.

Offering a range of silk oversized shirts, printed shorts and tailored trousers, the new collection is yet another fantastic range to add to the archives.

The collection is available at their online store www.shop-verenaschepperheyn.com

See below for more photos.

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Credits:
Photos by Nina Raasch
Model: Elvis @ Success Models
H&M: Katharina Handel


9th Day Of Christmas

 

Creative Direction and Styling: Samantha Ria // @SamanthaRia
Photographer: Benjamin Glean // @benjamingleanphotography
Assistant Stylist: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Hair and Makeup: Jaysam and Michael @ Jam Deluxe // @jam_deluxe
Fashion Assistants: Bernice, Emma and Albert
Model: Cameron @ Select // @camgreen11

On the 9th day of Christmas, PAUSE brings to you..

BENM3667 BENM3641 BENM3634BENM3680 BENM3672 BENM3671

Clothing credits: Roll neck – Reiss, Jacket – Levis, Bottoms – ADYN

Gift Credits • Vita Coco – @vitacocouk • Reality Dreams Top – @realitydreamscc • The Blue Beards Revenge Pomade [email protected] • Express Quinola @quinolauk • Structure Bonus Size Paste @structure_hair


9th Day Of Christmas

 

Creative Direction and Styling: Samantha Ria // @SamanthaRia
Photographer: Benjamin Glean // @benjamingleanphotography
Assistant Stylist: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Hair and Makeup: Jaysam and Michael @ Jam Deluxe // @jam_deluxe
Fashion Assistants: Bernice, Emma and Albert
Model: Cameron @ Select // @camgreen11

On the 9th day of Christmas, PAUSE brings to you..

BENM3667 BENM3641 BENM3634BENM3680 BENM3672 BENM3671

Clothing credits: Roll neck – Reiss, Jacket – Levis, Bottoms – ADYN

Gift Credits • Vita Coco – @vitacocouk • Reality Dreams Top – @realitydreamscc • The Blue Beards Revenge Pomade [email protected] • Express Quinola @quinolauk • Structure Bonus Size Paste @structure_hair


9th Day Of Christmas

 

Creative Direction and Styling: Samantha Ria // @SamanthaRia
Photographer: Benjamin Glean // @benjamingleanphotography
Assistant Stylist: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Hair and Makeup: Jaysam and Michael @ Jam Deluxe // @jam_deluxe
Fashion Assistants: Bernice, Emma and Albert
Model: Cameron @ Select // @camgreen11

On the 9th day of Christmas, PAUSE brings to you..

BENM3667 BENM3641 BENM3634BENM3680 BENM3672 BENM3671

Clothing credits: Roll neck – Reiss, Jacket – Levis, Bottoms – ADYN

Gift Credits • Vita Coco – @vitacocouk • Reality Dreams Top – @realitydreamscc • The Blue Beards Revenge Pomade [email protected] • Express Quinola @quinolauk • Structure Bonus Size Paste @structure_hair

The Gifts for Dad, Brother & Son worth gifting

Most of us are guilty of last minute gifting which honestly is not a crime. However it would be criminal to buy your Dad, Brother or Son crap presents. We’ve put together the top 5 products in each category worth investing in. Festive gifts should last a lifetime, not till New Year.

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Ally Bee Alpaca Scarf

1. Ally Bee Alpaca Scarf – 

Knitwear label Ally Bee is known for its Alpaca wool scarves crafted in Scotland. You get quality & style guaranteed whilst not sacrificing its British Provenance. Buy here.

Braun Series 9 9040s Wet & Dry Cordless Shaver

Braun Series 9 9040s Shaver

 

2. Braun Series 9 9040s Shaver –

Braun is notorious for some of the sleekest wet and dry shavers. The series 9 9040s shaver when used feels like being stroked. Buy here.

Brydon Belt

Brydon Belt in Brown

3. Brydon Brothers Belt –

Brydon Brothers is a belt brand inspired by four brothers from England. Their belts are made with premium stretch webbing, 100% genuine Argentinean leather and solid buckles. They come packed in gift ready vintage wooden boxes. Buy here.

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Vitae Rose Gold Watch

 

4. Vitae London Watch-

Minimalist design fused stylish modernity, are some of  Vitae London’s design codes. Their classic range of watches are subtle yet sophisticated time-pieces suited to everyone. Every watch bought also supports a child in South Africa’s education for up to a year. Buy here.

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S’well Black Bottle

5. S’well Bottle-

A beautifully crafted bottle that keeps drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12 and has a mandate to eliminate ocean polluting plastic bottles sounds like a good deal to us. Buy here.

 

Gifts for Brother

ACW RAIL SCARF

ACW RAIL SCARF

1. A Cold Wall Rail Scarf-

ACW’s acrylic jacquard scarf features British rail graphics with its ‘Ready Mixed Concrete’ slogan that nods to British street culture in which the brand heavily draws from. Buy here.

 

Apple Core Sand Cap

Apple Core Sand Cap

2. Apple Core Cap-

French upstart Apple Core has won loads of fans this year with its clever 90’s inspired logo mania apparel. Its sand cap is a worthy wardrobe investment. Buy here.

 

Gosha Rubchinskiy Fur Collar Parka Khaki

Gosha Rubchinskiy Fur Collar Parka in Khaki

3. Gosha Rubchinskiy Parka –

No introduction needed here. Gosha has created a cult following and a tribe around his label. He’s made a statement for Russian streetwear and this jacket further evidences his growing influence. Buy here.

Gucci double G buckle Leather belt

Gucci Double G buckle Leather Belt

4. Gucci Leather Belt –

This echoes Gucci’s new sentiments. The double G has been delicately reworked. Buy here

 

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Vitaly Lourd Ring

5. Vitaly Lourd x Tungsten Ring –

The Vitaly Lourd ring is made with Tungsten, the hardest metal on the planet that can only be scratched by a diamond. It’s bold and contemporary. Buy here.

 

Gifts for Son

Anwar Carrots Hoodie

Carrots by Anwar Signature Hoodie

1. Carrots by Anwar Hoodie-

Eponymous menswear label Carrots by Anwar echoes street culture from the Los Angeles creative scene. Its signature carrot hoodie in black is a collector’s item. Buy here.

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Casetify Camo Apple Watch Band

2. Casetify Camo Apple Watch Band –

Custom Apple Watch bands are now officially a thing and Casetify makes the coolest you can find out there. Endorsed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Hilary Duff with a Billionaire Boys Club and colette collaboration under their belts, they are definitely the go to brand if you’re in the market for bands with some personality. Buy here.

 

Cav Empt Snow Glove

Cav Empt Snow Gloves

3. Cav Empt Gloves –

Cav Empt Snow Gloves aren’t ones to be hidden in your pockets whilst in use. The reflector print on the outside makes sure all eyes are on you, at least when you’re out at night. Buy here.

Converse 70s Suede Low Sneakers

Converse All Star 70’s Suede Low Sneakers

4. Converse All Star 70’s Suede –

Re-worked with cushion soles and side stitching, these are the coolest pairs of All Stars on the block. The premium suede uppers also add desirability. Buy here.

 

Palace Socks

Palace Socks

5. Palace Socks –

Finally a pair of festive socks that you will actually love and wear not just at Christmas but all year round. Buy here.

 

 

 

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