this is why alister mackie is the most ridoinkculous stylist ever. waiting for the bi-annual issue of another man magazine is like anticipating christmas morning everytime. but the gifts are always nice because of mackie and fellow stylist nicola formichetti. inspired by the photographs of horst p. horst, and robert mapplethrope's almost surreal approach of photographing the male body, nick knight twisted, stretched and androgonized the male form with the help from the other sex's unmentionables. while the sexualized male image and towering billboards of male models in their underwear have become a modern marketing phenomenon getting more and more risque each year, the male underwear has changed very, very little in the past fifty years. unless you consider boxer briefs to be as relevant as the woman being freed from the corset, male underwear is basically boring. although i really can't see anyone outside of a drag bar wearing lace underwear, it is quite a fascinating idea.
photography: nick knight
creative director: alister mackie
models: marko brozic, anthony thomas