We generally like our men like we like our hamburgers: thick and beefy. Also: hairy, but that’s another matter. Regardless, the most recent subject of EVB’s hipster-as-muse series, Boy of the Week, reminds us that lean is just as hot.
There’s nothing like an adolescence overrun with fat jokes and ever-deepening insecurities to make you sort of prejudiced against skinny dudes. And this guy seems to represent the very worst breed of skinny dude: the skinny hipster. With his tousled asymmetrical haircut, cream-colored cardigan sweater vest thing, and rail thin chicken legs just waiting to have a pair of skintight jeans painted on to them, he almost seems too fragile for sex.
But something about these photos-maybe the grainy film, the ethereal shafts of sunlight or the way the thick black bars framing each image seem to cut them off from the real world-make all of those concerns evaporate. And the fact remains: pretty skinny boys look good. In reality we would never even go so far as to make eye contact with a guy like this, afraid of either inspiring disgust with our comparative jiggle or causing bodily harm with our bulk. Still, the pictures make for a pretty nice thing to fantasize about.
·Boy of the Week (eastvillageboys.com)