May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
A NY Daily News article today warned about new waves of manorexia, or men with eating disorders, possibly encouraged by a new batch of store mannequins. The new mannequins have a 35-inch chest and 27 inch waist, as some claim the modern ideal physique for men is shrinking. Before we rush to feed our skinny male friends a sandwich I think it is interesting to note that the average soldier in WWII had a 33.5 inch chest, a 31 inch waist and protected multiple nations in combat; needless to say I don’t think any veteran would take too kindly to being called manorexic. The new mannequins may be cinching in the waist a bit, but after decades of perfectly toned gym bodies, perhaps fashion is ushering a more natural WWII body back into fashion.
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