Category: Knize

Knize Ten, 1925

Perfumers François Coty and Vincent Roubert As a homo, I don’t really go in for the classic masculine thing.  It’s just not queer enough.  I’m more of a ‘cafeteria’ male.  Whether I measure up or not, I’ll take what I like from masculinity and leave the rest.  Femininity as well, for that matter.  Gentlemanly, yes.  Boorish, no.  Sports, no, but also Broadway…

Knize Two, 1978

(image OkayAfrica) Perfumer unknown Attire has been the greatest prop in the theater of gender. Men dress in one manner; women, another. Current standards tend to emphasize a hyper-gendered presentation through dress and grooming. Women in the self-confinement of higher heels than ever. Men packaged in increasingly conservative, less adorned trousers-shirt-jacket combinations. And it’s all so coded. Every detail is…