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The Influence Of The Media On Men’s Fashion

By Shannon Holland

The media plays a major role in influencing men’s fashion, particularly in a society that is obsessed with beauty. The media’s impact on women and the pressure for females to succumb to the idealised ‘size-zero’ body shape has featured in news reports regularly in recent years, however recent findings suggest that this pressure to succumb to society’s idea of perfection is affecting men in a similar way.

A strong feeling of insecurity amongst males has emerged as a result of the pressure for men to live up to and strive to meet the media’s depiction of a well-built, muscular ideal male figure. In spite of knowing that millions of people will see these idealised images and respond to them, advertising on the television, in magazines and online continues to contribute to this unobtainable quest for perfection.

Some shoppers believe that by buying the clothes worn by their favourite celebrity or model, they will look the same as them. Some fashion experts are aware of this and play on this concept through advertising. An increasing number of men are experimenting with steroids and dietary supplements in an attempt to achieve the ideal body, highlighting that men will dabble in potentially damaging and harmful substances in order to fit in with the media’s portrayal of the perfect man.

Another worrying issue involves the rising cases of anorexia amongst males. An eating disorder typically associated with women, this life-consuming and potentially fatal disease is often linked to the way society portrays the ideal male body. Evidence shows that teenage boys are the most likely age group to be affected by anorexia, however the damaging physical and emotional effects of the disease can last for years.

The number of fashion blogs aimed solely at men are on the rise and men’s magazines are making fashion sections a fixed feature in their publications. Although there are some campaigns in the media which encourage men to take pride in their appearance, the high volume of confidence-crippling images featuring unobtainable body shapes means there is still a long way to go.

Whather it’s the latest designer means leather jacket, must have t-shirts or top end jeans, the media has the power to showcase and gather a following for items and ranges from various designers.

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Holland, Shannon "The Influence Of The Media On Men’s Fashion." The Influence Of The Media On Men’s Fashion. 7 Oct. 2010. 28 Aug 2014 <>.

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