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Our bodies, our clothes

Breasts and bras, men's swimsuit issue, what's with blondes, mustache survey, tattoo saga, San Diego fashion mistakes

Chad Murphy: "That's what it's all about out here on the beach, you try to attract the opposite sex." - Image by Joe Klein
Chad Murphy: "That's what it's all about out here on the beach, you try to attract the opposite sex."

More Than Support

Breasts and bras.

“I first started to notice breasts when I was ten years old. Not my own, because I didn’t have any yet, but my mother’s. I had seen my mother dressing often enough; she was small-framed, and her pear-shaped breasts were average in size and proportionate to the rest of her.

April 24, 2003 | Read the full article


Gilbert David Diaz: "I'm kind of out of shape right now, but I'm going to start boxing again."

Men's Summer Swimsuit Issue

Protect your thighs from board rash.

“Now, you ask me, the male physicality wasn't built for aesthetics. Those angles and edges, the purely functional proportions: men's bods are too utilitarian, at least for my taste. (I prefer a woman's gentler curves, that smallness, the supple delicacy; that's just me.)”

By Geoff Bouvier, July 1, 2004 | Read the full article


The Natural Blonde Puts Lipstick On Her Forehead When She Wants to Make Up Her Mind

Life in towhead land.

"Here in San Diego, we bathe and breathe in the land of the blonde. Look all around you, blondes here, blonds there, blondes and blonds are everywhere. It’s either something in the air or something in a bottle. Natural or not, San Diego’s got lots of fair locks on top."

By Geoff Bouvier, May 6, 2004 | Read the full article


The man I married couldn't grow a mustache if he tried, Still, there's enough there that if he goes a day or two without shaving, I'm hesitant to kiss him.

Mustache

The men behind hairy upper lips.

"I was 15 years old. I was babysitting. The missus was out of town. When the mister came home, we sat and chatted. The kids were nestled in their beds, upstairs. We were friendly. I had babysat there several times before. The family owned a fancy hot dog stand at the local mall's food court; I was thinking of working for them. The kiss was brief, the mustache wiry and foreign."

By Deirdre Lickona, June 16, 2005 | Read the full article


I started the sleeves when I was 25 and finished last year, just after my 27th birthday.

Got Some Skin Left?

Ink gets under your skin.

"When I was eight, I saw a tiny red devil tattoo on my dad's left bicep. That devil might have been no bigger than a golf ball, but he couldn't have made a larger impression. In coming years my father would uncover tattoo magazines under my bed, find a cigar box I'd marked "Savings for Tattoo," and uncover checklists I'd made outlining the process of immigration to the Philippines."

By Ollie , May 26, 2005 | Read the full article


Tell Me What You're Wearing

Everyone is watching you.

"I used to see all these ads for Hawaiian prints, so I tried wearing those. I grew up in Iowa; it just didn't work. Neither do muumuus, which people wear out in public. And those sweats. Okay, you're a mom, you're busy. You're going to the gym, it's everyday use, but you can still dress up."

By Sue Greenberg, Dec. 13, 2007 | Read the full article

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More Than Support

Breasts and bras.

“I first started to notice breasts when I was ten years old. Not my own, because I didn’t have any yet, but my mother’s. I had seen my mother dressing often enough; she was small-framed, and her pear-shaped breasts were average in size and proportionate to the rest of her.

April 24, 2003 | Read the full article


Gilbert David Diaz: "I'm kind of out of shape right now, but I'm going to start boxing again."

Men's Summer Swimsuit Issue

Protect your thighs from board rash.

“Now, you ask me, the male physicality wasn't built for aesthetics. Those angles and edges, the purely functional proportions: men's bods are too utilitarian, at least for my taste. (I prefer a woman's gentler curves, that smallness, the supple delicacy; that's just me.)”

By Geoff Bouvier, July 1, 2004 | Read the full article


The Natural Blonde Puts Lipstick On Her Forehead When She Wants to Make Up Her Mind

Life in towhead land.

"Here in San Diego, we bathe and breathe in the land of the blonde. Look all around you, blondes here, blonds there, blondes and blonds are everywhere. It’s either something in the air or something in a bottle. Natural or not, San Diego’s got lots of fair locks on top."

By Geoff Bouvier, May 6, 2004 | Read the full article


The man I married couldn't grow a mustache if he tried, Still, there's enough there that if he goes a day or two without shaving, I'm hesitant to kiss him.

Mustache

The men behind hairy upper lips.

"I was 15 years old. I was babysitting. The missus was out of town. When the mister came home, we sat and chatted. The kids were nestled in their beds, upstairs. We were friendly. I had babysat there several times before. The family owned a fancy hot dog stand at the local mall's food court; I was thinking of working for them. The kiss was brief, the mustache wiry and foreign."

By Deirdre Lickona, June 16, 2005 | Read the full article


I started the sleeves when I was 25 and finished last year, just after my 27th birthday.

Got Some Skin Left?

Ink gets under your skin.

"When I was eight, I saw a tiny red devil tattoo on my dad's left bicep. That devil might have been no bigger than a golf ball, but he couldn't have made a larger impression. In coming years my father would uncover tattoo magazines under my bed, find a cigar box I'd marked "Savings for Tattoo," and uncover checklists I'd made outlining the process of immigration to the Philippines."

By Ollie , May 26, 2005 | Read the full article


Tell Me What You're Wearing

Everyone is watching you.

"I used to see all these ads for Hawaiian prints, so I tried wearing those. I grew up in Iowa; it just didn't work. Neither do muumuus, which people wear out in public. And those sweats. Okay, you're a mom, you're busy. You're going to the gym, it's everyday use, but you can still dress up."

By Sue Greenberg, Dec. 13, 2007 | Read the full article

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