Sew it black

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 10:00am

When Jim Duran couldn’t find good menswear, he designed his own ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As a fashion-conscious gay man with a forward-looking sense of style, Jim Duran has always been on the lookout for the Next Big Thing in design. As a loyal Dallasite, he hoped to find it locally. He discovered [...]

Below the surface

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 8:15am

It’s what’s underneath that matters, as some sexy underwear proves Let’s face it: Gay men like their underwear. (Sure, they like taking it off, too, but that’s another story.) And Dallas is awash with many options, from stores in the gayborhood that offer the best and sexiest, to several retailers and designers based in the [...]

Diving in

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 at 8:15am

All those Olympic water sports got us excited about swimwear again We freely admit it: Seeing all those finely tuned male specimens at the Olympics swimming and diving in their technologically perfected briefs got us so hot, we felt like jumping into the pool with them. And while summer is trailing off throughout much of the [...]

DIFFA takes a drag

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 at 6:30pm

After years of denim designs, DIFFA mixes it up with a new concept: Smoking jackets  inspired by Yves St. Laurent ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor ……………….. DIFFA ’12: SMOKING HAUTE Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. March 31 at 6 p.m. 214-748-8580. DIFFADallas.org. ……………….. Ever since the design community came together more than 25 years [...]

His ‘World’ and welcome to it

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:06pm

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks one-on-one about his Dallas exhibition, celebrities and the most beautiful clothing a gay man can wear (hint: it’s not couture) RICHARD BURNETT  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Jean Paul Gaultier loves a fabulous rack. While he was in Montreal, he let slip that one artifact scheduled for display in [...]

Size does matter

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 at 5:03pm

Dallas graphic designer John March turned his eye toward apparel with Big Ol’ Boy, his clothing line for bearish gents RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com When John March wants something done right, he does it himself — or rather, if he wants it to fit right, he makes it himself. March was frustrated that comfortable [...]

SEX… in a fashion

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 at 5:03pm

The DMA’s exhibit on the fashions of Jean Paul Gaultier exudes sex appeal with a big dose of flamboyance   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com For a man best known for creating the Valkyrie-like conical breastplate that shot Madonna into the pop culture stratosphere, Jean Paul Gaultier is a surprisingly humble person. While he’s [...]

Prints charming

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 at 5:02pm

‘A-List’ photographer Mike Ruiz stands above reality TV royalty JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Remember on sitcoms when the family pet would die, and the parents would break the news to the kids by saying that Sparky went to live on a farm somewhere? Well, that works in the world of reality TV, too. [...]

Vision-ary

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:13pm

After success at running Fashion Optical, Morgan Gianni sets his sights on a new path: Designing an eyewear line FROM DRAWING BOARD TO YOUR FACE | Gianni started out sketching frames inspired by specific clients; two years later, the finished products are for sale at his shop, Fashion Optical. STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com [...]

Suit & tide

Posted on 11 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

Sand and deliver in sexy swimwear that doesn’t beat the heat but outshines it Breaking news of the obvious: It’s hot outside. If you’re tired of everybody talking about the heat, it’s time to do something about it: Get out there and show the sun who’s boss. Of course, in the gay community, you do [...]