Monday. On a certain microblogging service the first day of the work week also carries the prefix “hashtag male model” to make “#malemodelmonday.” The trouble with this sort of hashtaggery is that it fetishizes the role male models play in the industry. Why should the male of the species be afforded only one seventh or roughly 14% of the week and the first and generally most dreaded of its days? That’s a rhetorical question best left tabled until this page becomes a fully peer-reviewed endeavor with an editorial board that includes curricula vitae that slay. Until then, I will just get on with this afternoon’s late story. That this page began Monday with a post about a male model, Matthew Terry, also means that it will close out proceedings with another male model tale. Ford Men’s Ethan James features in Huge No. 084 September 2011 photographed by Wataru. In this Masumi Sakamoto-styled story with the vaguely Engrish title of “Man in Outer,” Ethan takes to the waves sporting F/W 2011 outerwear by Phenomenon, Jil Sander, SASQUATCHfabrix, N.Hoolywood, and Kolor. As daft as wearing an autumn jacket to the beach is, Ethan makes it not only look plausible, but also alluring and on a Monday of all days. Male Model Monday? Rubbish. Monday, Tuesday, and clear on through to Sunday wouldn’t be enough for Ethan James and the rest of his brothers in the industry.
Credits include: Publication, Huge No. 084 September 2011; Title, “Man in Outer”; Photography, Wataru; Styling, Masumi Sakamoto at The Voice; Hair & makeup, Tomita Sato; Model, Ethan James at Ford; Editing, Masato Shinmura, Tomoki Takaso at EATer; Special thanks, Akao Resort Dukedome; Image source, Excellent Male Model.