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#26
Old 08-07-2008, 03:26 AM

If you guys want to discuss things of that nature, create a new thread. ::shrugs::

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Old 08-10-2008, 11:34 PM

I know I'm a girl (if I didn't that would be bad.... o_O), but I think unbuttoned flannel plaid shirts are pretty manly.
We have the plaid jackets, I know, but I'm thinking more along the lines of this:

http://draven870.tripod.com/sitebuil...g.w180h226.jpg
http://traversa.typepad.com/photos/u.../25/grunge.jpg
http://www.zemskys.com/dickies/images/2007/611.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/...dc6be6.jpg?v=0

Pretty masculine. I mean, I tried wearing them once IRL, and I just looked butch. XD
Plus, y'know, great for all the grunge fans. XD

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Old 08-11-2008, 12:52 AM

Or Brawny fans? >.<


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Old 08-11-2008, 02:39 AM

I like Winterwolfgoddess's suggestion of military items. I know I'm a girl.. but I luv a man in uniform! (srry, couldn't help it) I'm sorry I don't have any pictures, but I could come back with some if anyone is interested in the least. I'm talking about camo and dogtags would be cool, but so would some of the dress uniforms :3 Oh, and the big guns...

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Old 08-17-2008, 11:35 PM

Alright... I'm not a guy, and I know this isn't for peopel like me, but I have lots of guy friends who won't go NEAR this site because the avatars either make them look like jailbait or bishies, and they don't have the freedom they'd like.

So first thing first, I suggest a change in the mail base art. Not replace it, but add some options... maybe make them more muscular, more manly looking? The first time I came to Mene, I couldn't even tell the difference between the girls and boys, and half the time they were interchangeable, anyway.

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9439/narastw2.png

That's a pretty good example of a male shape, I think. The faces are also a bit too round and babyish... maybe even get some facial hair, like a rugged viking beard or something?

http://www.pinwire.com/media/files/3...nsweet_med.jpg
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/..._470x312,0.jpg

BEARDS!

There are also virtually no masculine hairstyles. What, you got the Vegeta and the Sora looking one and a few messy short ones, and the rest are all long and feminine? It can be dealt with, but I'm sure there are other hairstyles that would be suitable.

Annnnnd..... just more masculine clothes in general. I'm sorry, but I've seen the suggestions.... Sweater vests, open flannel shirts? No offense, but those are incredibley GAY. You see, that's the way a WOMAN would dress a MAN.

Leather jackets. Sunglasses. Big, masculine armor. Skull helms. STUFF BEING ON FIRE. Thing big and scary, and clunky and HUGE.

THAT'S what boys want. They want BADASS.

http://images.google.com/images?gbv=...=Search+Images
http://www.warhammeronline.com/engli...osenImg_03.jpg
http://images.google.com/images?gbv=...=Search+Images

Sorry if any of the above soudns rude, I just calls em lieks I see em.

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#31
Old 08-18-2008, 12:07 AM

D:< FINALLY!!! I don't even go on this website at all because of the lack of male ball juice items. I just joined cause a friend of mine wouldn't leave me alone about it! Here are some freakin' ideas to make men look like men! And even more fucked up than that!

*Spiked armor item set.
I'm talking about big, black, sharp, and non-user friendly! It cannot show any part of your avi's body! It has to look like you're staring at the chibified midget version of that giant psycho executioner with the Battle Axe as big as the goddamn Sun. >DE Just nothing but black spiked up death armor.

*Mutant Body Parts.
Disgusting, horrifying, and not suppose to be there! Something like a giant sharp mouth separating your upper half and lower half. A small fugly (That's right FUGLY, not that wimpy ass Ugly) face growth sticking out of any part of your body (or all over)! A Giant Eye growing in your mouth! Green warty cannibal troll skin! YOU FIGURE OUT THE OTHERS INTERNET!

*Guns.
BIG. ASS. GUNS. If you think I'm talking about something like a small handgun or an AK-47, THEN GUESS AGAIN!!! I wanna see Chain Guns, RPGs, The Davy Crocket Nuke launcher, Giant Rockets to strap onto your back, A whole suit of TNT! Basically any modern weapon that could destroy The Moon, The Death Star, and a Black Hole all with one shot!

*Robots/Androids/Cyborg items.
I don't mean cute little robots like Wall-E or R2-D2. I want me some Apocalyptic Robot Rebellion stuff! Sleek, violent, and that non feeling red LCD light eyes! I wanna see something cybernetic and futuristic that if touched, you will bleed, get shocked, burn, or will just make that giant ass droid stomp you into a can of Cracknorg-7X92's Human Noodle Soup!

*Fire!!!
EVERYTHING MUST BURN. Head lit on fire. Blazing flame armor and weapons of slow agonizing death. Your whole avi covered in flames! The fire itself manifesting into some horrid demon from the 7th layer of Hell! The area around your avi covered in nothing but violent, flickering, life taking fire!

*Skeletal Items.
That classic set of bones that you just love to poke at in your science class, except torn out of an actual human or animal and brought to life to take yours! Skeletal Armor/Weaponry, Becoming a skeleton yourself, having skeletal slaves by your side, and a whole horde of skeletal warriors cutting you down! Halloween's right around the corner so that would be the best time to pull it off!

*Battle Mutilations.
Aside from the traditional anime scar, we need some bloody stumps in here. Some brutal bruises, cut off limbs, sharp shards of anything stuck in your body, your eyes scooped out, or just your whole avi completely beaten, bruised, and mauled. Pretty can only last for oh so long.

>DE These are only a few of the needed things this website needs that I can make up with my MAN BRAIN. I've only begun to cure this website of it's ultra girliness. >8O THE LONE PENIS HAS SPOKEN.

D:l And no, I'm not trying to be a rude little troll. >DE It's just that this site really is more aimed for girls. Somebody in this website has to be a man and stand up for all the others who wish for these things to become reality.

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#32
Old 08-18-2008, 06:16 AM


this is what I want for my male avatar, a good set of boots, socks and a tartan KILT

And of course the leather motor jacket. <3

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#33
Old 08-19-2008, 04:34 AM

I vote for the kilt. Hands down. XD That idea is made of win. I also like the idea of beards, no matter how adamantly I swear I'd never buy one. XD I think we could definitely win some members over with some of that, who knows?

I'm not a guy, I'll just point that out. But I've got some suggestions too. I'd also suggest something along the lines of... job wear? I know it's kind of silly but like... along with the Brawny idea... Construction, fire fighters... -dies thinking this-

Since I don't have any examples of that, ignore this. XD Buuut, I think it'd be nice to have male punk fashion in here. The only things I see examples of are the spiky bracelets and the Mene shirt. I'm not sure. 50's punk, even! This means...

Maybe ripped jeans? (Not the greatest example -dies-)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1080/1019973739_5b24360470.jpg?v=0

Or leather jackets <3 <3 <3
http://acrylicstetson.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/vogues-homme-internat-_aac9.jpg

GOOD hats for the guys. And I mean ones that are actually pretty cool looking, like Frankie Sinatra-esque fedoras <3 (But then again, baseball caps and cowboy hats are worth their two cents as well <3)
http://www.poster.net/sinatra-frank/sinatra-frank-frank-sinatra-5000311.jpg

Zip up sports coats!! I think these look great on guys, so I think they'd work well here too.
http://images.smarter.com/blogs/Prj-Classic%20Old%20School%20Jacket.jpg

And lastly, what I think Mene needs more of for the guys is... more eye wear! I haven't seen anything really for eyes (excepting the new goggles, eyepatch, etc) and it'd be great to have, let's say...

Cop sun glasses? XD They're pretty dang manly.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-15557042.jpg?size=572&uid=%7BE5EB0574-CF1D-4EE6-B423-50008F78A088%7D

And even just square rims would be fine.

Sorry, wrote a lot. Hope my input is worth something <3

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#34
Old 08-19-2008, 08:19 AM

I'd wear those boots....

and a kilt for the boys would be great.

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#35
Old 08-19-2008, 09:07 AM

Ehhh, just trying to be helpful when I say this, but really non of the suggestions by girls have hit the mark for me, though yeah probably not enough guys to actually post here, ahah.

I'm terrible with suggestions and references myself, but I'd really rather have game-styled male clothing, rather than current t-shirts and jackets.

And yeahh, what someone said before, we really do need something that really is just plain badass XD;; A weapon that actually looks like a weapon, and not a toy/fashion accessory would be appreciated :) A giant detailed scythe, etc.

I can't really think of many items that seem evil, as well. I've always liked dark looking items, since they've seemed interesting. Torn flowy black clothing, but yeah clothing that looks more cool than cute.


Ahah, probably not too helpful since I don't have pics, but as a guy I just wanted to give my opinion since not many guys have said anything and I didn't see any girl's suggestions appealing to me.

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#36
Old 08-19-2008, 01:14 PM

That's the main reason why I made a point of saying I wanted the guys to make suggestions in here, not the girls with male avatars, because they're not looking for the same kind of items :)

But you're right, not enough people are posting. We'll still get complaints that there's not enough masculine clothes, but people aren't posting to tell us what they'd like to see..

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#37
Old 08-19-2008, 06:27 PM

I'd like to see a lot more of medieval knight like clothing. Like uniforms and such...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...rt/art-017.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...%20art/Roy.jpg

maybe long coats:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...rt/Vampire.jpg

And we girls with male avatars do have a certain style, but hey, we're stylish.

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#38
Old 08-21-2008, 06:16 PM

Are the kids still even into these sorts of things?

Popped Collar Polo Shirts and Jnco Jeans are two different sub culture male clothing items that, though their time has passed, still evoke quite a response.

The Cyberpunk Style is quite masculine and may appeal to gamers.

Here are some Hoodies. Hoodies are a fall/winter staple of menswear for the college aged.
http://shop.pacsun.com/guys/hoodies/...odie/index.pro
http://shop.pacsun.com/guys/hoodies/...odie/index.pro
http://shop.pacsun.com/guys/hoodies/...odie/index.pro
http://shop.pacsun.com/guys/hoodies/...odie/index.pro
http://shop.pacsun.com/guys/hoodies/...odie/index.pro

What's important about jeans is the fit and to an extent, the color; not necessarily the amount of fringe or pocket allocation. In my age group (20 - 25), The Gap's "Loose Fit" style of jeans is very popular while for younger people, tighter straight fit or girly jeans seem more popular at the moment. As far as color goes, it varies from person to person, but most men I'm acquainted with STRONGLY prefer simple middle tones (NOT stonewashed or incredibly dark) and feel silly in some of the colors that women's jeans come in.

In general, if you want to go with masculine, simplicity is the key. Look at the details. Something in a solid, darker color is probably going to be more popular for masculine avatars than something bright yellow and striped, I think.

I've heard The Gap described as the best place for a "normal guy" to get his clothes because all the clothes there are so perfectly "normal." While I, personally, find the men's selection kind of uninspiring most of the time, my tastes would obviously be different as I am a woman; I can understand where the guy is coming from. Checking out the Gap's website, or, more specifically, a spring/summer catalog, would be a great place to find decent inspiration.

This is mostly just what I've seen from being on a campus. So the average age is like 18 - 24 and it may not appeal to the high school demographic. Loungewear is also icnredibly popular.

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#39
Old 08-22-2008, 02:37 PM

D:l Are you kidding me? Not to be a douche but all of the suggestions that I'm seeing are just so LAAAAAAAMMMMMME!!!! Kilts? Fire Emblem clothes? Hoodies? Polo shirts? The Fucking Gap?! Sweet Monkey Balls people stop swimming around in your giant olympic estrogen pool and put on your testosterone thinking caps and see the itchy ballsack that shows the true path to manliness! This is suppose to be an avatar based website! Why are you limiting yourselves to such normal pansy gear?! JUST FOR THE GUYS does not equal how you would dress up your boyfriend like a french poodle so you can show him off like it was a shiny new toy.

MEN. WANT. THIS.
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs18/i/20...Johndowson.jpg
http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs7/i/200..._VegasMike.jpg
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs27/f/20...y_majoraex.jpg
http://spawn.com/comics/Spawn/monthl...ver_179_cl.jpg
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...NGTHANKYOU.jpg

Stop thinking cute. Stop thinking clean. Stop thinking normal. Open up your minds and just make up the most horrid, ugly, menacing, powerful, apeshit things you can think of that would suit a MAN and then post it here. Otherwise, there isn't much hope for attracting dudes.

Again, this is not meant to be offensive. It is meant to be aggressive and helpful.

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Old 08-22-2008, 02:50 PM

Lawl, I was under the impression that this was mainly a suggestion thread for 'normal' male clothing? xD
If we can go all out, then I'd like to see stuff like this;;

http://ui04.gamespot.com/611/auron_2.jpg
Resident Evil style stuff? http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-...nife-fight.jpg
http://gamedepiction.com/media2/mgs-solid-snake.jpg http://inventorspot.com/files/images...ist_custom.jpg

I also agree with Rawr's comment that weapons that seriously look like weapons would be nice XD I'm not saying I don't like what we already have, but something that actually looks like it would hurt if you got hit by one would be nice, lol xD;;

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#41
Old 08-22-2008, 02:55 PM

LOL

While our singular sex-organ here is being a little abrupt, he'd 100% accurate girls..and once again, this is why I specified that I wanted guys posting in here.

Your average male might tend to dress his own person in plain jeans, T-shirts and polo shirts. But they don't tend to want to dress their avatar like that, because it's boring!

Online they're not limited by social constraints, they can dress up like kick-ass game characters and so forth, if the items are there for them..they don't want to be stuck with wearing exactly the same online as they do off, where's the fun in that?

The girls get flamboyant and exotic outfits, and the guys get jeans and hoodies..not exactly a way for them to express themselves creatively, is it?

Edit for Creps: No, not normal, just manly as opposed to feminine, which a lot of our items are said to be :)

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Old 08-22-2008, 06:07 PM

I wasn't going to respond to this thread, but The Lone Penis's unbelievable rudeness pushed my buttons. Just what was the point of this thread if the dev team realizes that what male users want is "stuff that looks like video games." That's pretty obvious. Of course there are copyright work arounds, which is why I didn't make any suggestions; I figured the staff didn't need anyone saying "Make Kratos's god of war face tattoo and scar, and also blue overalls, a red shirt, matching red cap and moustache so I can be mario."

It's pretty clear that if you want to appeal to male users, all you need to do is put out items that look like the stuff in currently popular video games and then throw some guns on them. In case you aren't a gamer, here is a list of examples: the Gears of War crew, Master Chief, The Classes of Team Fortress 2, Gordon Freeman, Kratos, Bioshock's Big Daddies, the Call of Duty series is incredibly popular and all it is is period (generally WWII) military uniforms, and while Final Fantasy is rapidly losing popularity Cloud, Sephiroth and Squall are all still relatively safe to model items after.

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#43
Old 08-23-2008, 10:41 AM

*likes viewing this thread* xD

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#44
Old 08-23-2008, 08:19 PM

Considering I'm friends with The Lone Penis in real life, lemme say that that was NOT his intension.

He is not trying to be a jackass, it's just the way he talks. It says at the bottom of his post he's not trying to be rude, it's just meant to be aggressive and helpful.

And those pictures aren't him trying to say, "I WANT THIS EXACTLY MAKE ME SPAWN GRR.". He's TRYING to get his idea across; demented and bulky. He knows what a freaking copyright is. He's just frustrated at how gender biased this place is, and he's kind of crude to begin with.

It's not just videogame bullshit that guys want, though I'm sure a few people would simply be GIDDY to get ahold of a ninja headband. They want the freedom to express more then just wearing jeans and a freaking t-shirt.

So many people put pictures of gap clothes and kilts and open flannel shirts as stuff guys want to wear. He's got every right to act like he is, because he's 100% correct; you people are just dressing the men like miniture toy poodles, and it's driving half of Mene's possible population away because they don't get the options they have at other avatar sites like Gaia.

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#45
Old 08-23-2008, 11:13 PM

*makes a poke at the Pin-up pants*
These pants would be nicer if they werent like bell-bottoms. XD

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Old 08-24-2008, 01:17 PM

Ah, but those are girls trousers ;)

They make your ass look a bit wide BTW :lol:

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Old 08-24-2008, 04:14 PM

I completely agree with the Lone Penis guy over there. :3
Not with all of the more crude language, but I'm pretty sure that I have a penis, too, and I'd like that sort of stuff a lot more than just video game items.
I've never seen an avatar site with that sort of stuff well done, either, and I think that it'd make Menewsha look good if they could do it correctly.
While it may be hard to keep the zombie and gore things done well and within PG-13, it's still worth a try.
Every single picture he gave, if it were an item, I'd collect every single one of, and wear them on my avatar all of the time. Especially that big ass chaingun.. that one looked pretty sweet..


*Goes to find pictures to share*

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Old 08-24-2008, 04:39 PM

...Piercings would be good.

More tattoos as well. The body art type. Think Ainu. And perhaps those Yakuza people but use Menewshan folklore? Like the Phoenix and Atlantis themed things.

Piercings are pretty tricky though. Practically any part of the body can be pierced. I've seen quite interesting piercings. Multiple piercings on the ears, nipples, belly buttons... Even eyebrows? So yeah... Lots of places.

Hah. We need 80's stuff. Glam and such.

Catering to certain masculine subcultures would be good too.

...Wait. Must look for pictures of those if possible. X_x;

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#49
Old 08-25-2008, 06:18 AM

Shorts. Like, knee-length shorts. Maybe jeans or something like this:



Also, hats. We need some fedoras.



Hairstyles are another thing. We need more short styles, definitely a buzz cut at least.

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#50
Old 09-14-2008, 02:25 AM

Okay, I'm a GIRL but I agree 100% with The Lone Penis. Coarse language and all. Most of the stuff that every one is suggesting isn't stuff that I want to wear, so I don't think that the guys would want to. XD

I say? Think medieval. Think gory. Think badass manly guys completely covered - with not a SCRAP of skin showing, mind you - in black armor with spikes sticking out every which way with a big-ass sword dripping blood from thousands of slain foes in his hand riding a big-ass black dragon spiting white hot flames.

Think evil, malicious, green skinned orcs with three foot long, yellowed tusk wearing armor made from bones, dragon scales, and the skin of their foes, wielding GIANT, very detailed maces brimming with gore-covered spikes.

Think out to kill the world, evil, grey skinned magicians powerful enough to destroy continents with a single glance, wearing long, flowing, torn, midnight black robes and gnarled staves.

And for guns, think missile launchers that could shoot down the MOON. Think machine guns, chain guns, GUNS LIKE THEY HAVE IN TRIBES. Plasma rifles. That kind of thing.

Badass. Evil. Malicious. Gory. Medieval. Army. Destructive. Powerful. Zombies. Vampires. Orcs. Trolls. Ogres. Everything that you guys AREN'T thinking of. XD

But, hey. I AM a girl. I may be completely off my rocker suggesting this stuff. All I know is that none of my male RL friends - or even myself for that matter - would want to be caught DEAD in most of the things that are being suggested. xD I mean... kilts. *snerk*

If any of the guys (The Lone Penis in particular) want to correct me on my suggestions, go ahead! I want to make sure I'm doing you guys justice, and that I'm not just suggesting things that make you guys gag. >.>

 


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