Friday, June 21, 2013

For those of the manly persuasion . . .

Let's face it, there are not as many Goth clothing products for men in the world as there are for women. While there could always be more for either gender, there has most definitely been quite a gap in the men department of the macabre. I aim to rectify that today. I have compiled a list of possible sites that our male readers could use to either purchase, or get ideas from. Before we start, don't ever forget that sometimes the best products could simply be found at a local thrift shop, all it would take as an addition would be some creativity (although, a knack for sewing would not hurt either).

1. First up is Enigma Fashions. Based out of San Diego, California, it has a handful of great selections for men to choose from.

2. The Gothic Shop. Based out of the UK, here is the description on their website: "Gothic Clothes for Men: A selection of buckle and laced eyelet black cotton gothic trousers and longsleeve formal and pirate romantic shirts adorned with eyelets, cord lacing, ruffles and buckles.  Also plain and printed short-sleeve workshirts and T-shirts.  The Gothic Shop also sells men's gothic accessories including shirt cuff-links, trouser buckles and ties."

3. Spiral Direct. Another one from the UK. This one may have a larger selection of T-shirts than one may be used to from a Goth clothing site, but some of these designs are amazing. The website is pretty interactive too, so don't be surprised if you find yourself playing around on the site for a good amount of time.

4. Rivethead. I'm not going to lie; when I look at this site, I have to keep my credit card far away when browsing their collection of boots. Too tempting. If I had a bit more money . . . actually, I don't want to imagine how that would turn out.

 5. The Black Angel. Another site with a superb collection of shirts, among other things. Very creative designs.

6. Kinky Angel Clothing. Another site I have to keep my wallet locked away while I view. Great selection, but (needless to say) certain parts on the rest of the site may not be safe for work.

7. Shrine of Hollywood - I have a love / hate relationship with Shrine clothing. I have gone to their location in Hollywood a few times, along with other stores that carry their merchandise. So, I can say from first hand experience just how great these items are. The fabrics used are perfect. The caveat, however, are the prices. It is a very expensive brand. I often tell people that I do indeed have great fashion, I just can't afford it. Someday though, those Red & Black Tapestry Pants will be mine.

8. Secret Secret - This link does not go to a shop for Gothic clothing for men. Instead, it is a vast compilation of links for that exact purpose (and for the ladies as well). The band behind it did a great job gathering all these links together (be sure to give them a listen as well).

Know any other good sites for Gothic male clothing? Be sure to let us know!

1 comment:

Margaret said...

That's a wonderful list :3

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