10/16/2010 09:18 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Male Models Get Manly

"It's also, like comfort food, about the economy," he said. "Look back to movies during the Depression, and all you saw was real guys like James Cagney. In tough times, people want a strong man."

Or, at the very least, they want images of men who look old enough to vote. "The twink thing seems over," said Jim Nelson, the editor of GQ. "When people open GQ, I don't want them to feel like they're looking at clothes on 16-year-olds."

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