How the perfect body for men has changed over the last 150 years

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  • The founder of Lammily, Nickolay Lamm, who introduced realistically proportioned dolls to the market, created these images of idealistic body shapes of men throughout American history.

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Comments: 397

  • Teo Larrosa Granolleras

    it looks like Cool3dWorld

  • amarsbarr
    amarsbarr 6 days ago

    that was an interesting video and it makes perfect sense

  • Jump Bros
    Jump Bros 6 days ago

    how tall r u? im 6 foot 5 and in 7th Grade

  • KOL1AK1S
    KOL1AK1S 9 days ago

    F*ck...! In 1890 i should be living...! Hot and rich, ladies!

  • M H
    M H 10 days ago

    1930s-1950s is the best body type here

  • Jack Slater
    Jack Slater 13 days ago

    I feel like the 1930s physique was the proper man's man physique. Lean from actual function and naturally strong, not just some metrosexual trying to force his body to look a certain way.

  • Silver wolf
    Silver wolf 16 days ago

    These computer-generated men have bigger bobs than me, and I'm a girl. lmao😂😂

  • Chrisxchambers
    Chrisxchambers 22 days ago

    I prefer the 1930s to 1950s guy. he looked healthy but not overweight or underweight or unnatural. I liked him best

  • J William Pope
    J William Pope 22 days ago

    And how it has effectively not changed in 2000 years. Fuck off.

  • Bawin Victor
    Bawin Victor 26 days ago

    This applies only for the US and some other countries, not the entire world.

  • M C
    M C 26 days ago


  • Tim Jones
    Tim Jones 26 days ago

    Shit I was supposed to be born in the late 1800' wonder I think this world is crazy

  • JeepCollector91
    JeepCollector91 26 days ago

    I must be late 1800's wealthy then...

  • Malte Meinicke
    Malte Meinicke 26 days ago

    Just look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club and you are all set.

  • jhhwild
    jhhwild 27 days ago

    I kind of look like the 1960s guy without the long greasy hair and a little more of a belly.

  • Mohammed Alameri
    Mohammed Alameri 27 days ago


  • Ausintune
    Ausintune 27 days ago


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      Ausintune 27 days ago


  • 미셜비
    미셜비 28 days ago

    Damn, 1800's guys were THICC.

  • Lyca31
    Lyca31 28 days ago

    Personally, I prefer chubby guys, but really, personality is more important.

  • Lemon MacButtons
    Lemon MacButtons 29 days ago

    OBESITY! I resent that.

  • S.M. grimbldoo
    S.M. grimbldoo 1 month ago

    Short answer, it hasn't. Some literature just claims to know the ideal body type and histories believe it like it's the word of God.

  • Stephanie wills
    Stephanie wills 1 month ago

    so we went from way too muscular to looking like we didn't eat anything to being just right

  • saiaddict
    saiaddict 1 month ago

    hey does anyone have a time machine ? i wanna be sent to the 1800`s please , i got gas money

  • IDS
    IDS 1 month ago

    Am i from past because i think im from 1800

  • Commander Erik
    Commander Erik 1 month ago

    i guess 1970-1980 also was trendy to get a tan? lol

  • Remi Jansen
    Remi Jansen 1 month ago

    damnit i'm living 217 years too late...

  • CptMikeTango
    CptMikeTango 1 month ago

    I don't belong to this period

  • NiftyTheLynx
    NiftyTheLynx 1 month ago

    I wish my hips weren't so wide

  • Hodor
    Hodor 1 month ago

    2020: Dad bod

  • superbdog46-Chan
    superbdog46-Chan 1 month ago

    1960s is so ugly

  • Science butReversed
    Science butReversed 1 month ago

    1970 made me gay

  • Scorch1028
    Scorch1028 1 month ago

    In spite of the "metrosexual phenomenon" of the last 15 plus years, men (per capita) are still less focused on maintaining a particular look than women are. This is largely because women are less focused on men's appearance, than vice versa. It's like women who get graduate degrees hoping to be able to attract men with the same level of education or more. It doesn't work that way. A man with a graduate degree will chose a woman 'half his age' with only a high school education if she's more physically attractive than a woman with his same level of education, income, status, etc. By the same token, gyms throughout the U.S. are filled with fit "women" who are married to successful men with 'dad-bods', These women work out alongside much "poorer"muscle-obsessed men who can't compete with these women's trophy husbands or boyfriends whose physiques are modest compared to the gym rats'.

  • fat-men's acceptance-movement

    Plus sized men are the future.

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  • Arno Dorian
    Arno Dorian 2 months ago

    Is that Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) at 1:06?

  • Anudeep Metuku
    Anudeep Metuku 2 months ago

    1:20 I'll kick your ass if you say the 70s and 80s body is of a bodybuilder like Arnold. That guy has chicken legs, his arms and shoulders are way too big for his narrow chest and back.

    I love how these non-lifters love to portray godly physiques they're envious of as hulky and "bulky". No classic bodybuilder EVER looked like that guy. Go check out Frank Zane and Arnold and Serge Nubret. It was quality over quantity; that ugly proportion and bloated look didn't even come until the very late 90s when steroids started to get abused. Every single Olympia and Mr Universe winner was of perfect proportions like Zane and Arnold.

    Get your shit right. What's worse about this is that this is made by "tech insider" which just makes ALL tech people look like weak nerds who're ignorant af about lifting and bodybuilding smh.

    You should understand the subject better if you want to portray a glorious age of gains le this.

  • ReallyStrongGuy
    ReallyStrongGuy 2 months ago

    Stuck in the 80s... Music loud enough to rumble other people's cars. Too much weightlifting. Working hard and smart to earn a lot of money.... Oh well.

  • Ethan Montgomery
    Ethan Montgomery 2 months ago

    The perfect male body

    Throw money out on cheap ass supplements
    Spend time looking like a bitch
    Has more interest in social network actual skills

    Spend money on piece of high end vehicles to show off they wasted time

    Spend a lot of money on hookers because they have no aspect of real people

  • ​​​ will ​​​ ​.

    Where is shrek

  • Robert Mathu
    Robert Mathu 2 months ago


  • Man Kev
    Man Kev 2 months ago

    Lol at the fatties in here complaining about unrealistic body images

  • Nina champion
    Nina champion 2 months ago

    the 1950s is my favourite

  • FalconGamer 58
    FalconGamer 58 2 months ago

    i like the part where the video was playing

  • robert Zhang
    robert Zhang 2 months ago

    Clearly America is still at late 1800s. Fat ducks everywhere.

  • robert Zhang
    robert Zhang 2 months ago

    Even if you are fat in the 1800s. Girl don't find you attractive. They only like ur money. If ur skinny girl don't find u attractive.

  • Xioxi
    Xioxi 2 months ago

    Fairly accurate

  • daddy khumup
    daddy khumup 2 months ago

    hmm calling channing tatum lean? that guys a beast

  • Christpapi0
    Christpapi0 2 months ago

    Do women now

  • Sean Watts Moore
    Sean Watts Moore 2 months ago

    All white....RACISMMM!!!

  • Sydney Patrick Marsh
    Sydney Patrick Marsh 2 months ago

    the first one wasn't a perfect body in any era

  • MSC
    MSC 2 months ago

    Guess my genetics are really stuck at 1960 :/

  • mrdealx
    mrdealx 2 months ago

    80's action hero is best look!

  • Ccreyescr
    Ccreyescr 2 months ago

    Kim Jong-un body type in North Korea is basically America's 1800's bodytype.

  • MayorOfMoetown
    MayorOfMoetown 2 months ago

    ugh, no time in history has a man with childbearing hips been "ideal"

    • MayorOfMoetown
      MayorOfMoetown 2 months ago

      I did? the 1800s guy?

    • pino84
      pino84 2 months ago

      MayorOfMoetown watch the video again

  • Calin Malan
    Calin Malan 2 months ago

    I guess I'd be pretty sexy in the 60s...

  • Mazen Raouf
    Mazen Raouf 2 months ago

    im ideal for late 1800's now . any sexy lady interested ??

  • Sidsfitness
    Sidsfitness 2 months ago

    Great excuse for non lifters

  • Joseph
    Joseph 2 months ago

    damn......i would have been hot in the 60's...

  • Dr. Mantis Toboggan, MD

    And throughout it all, men haven't bitched, moaned, nor demand that society find their obese bodies beautiful. We've just accepted that women like what they like, and if you don't have that, well too damn bad.

  • kobyashi
    kobyashi 2 months ago

    Never skip leg day

  • Viknesh Jay
    Viknesh Jay 2 months ago

    Ahhh the late 1800s... those were the good old days

  • The Forced Edge
    The Forced Edge 2 months ago

    Why cant I just travel back to the 1800s

  • PoloBear
    PoloBear 2 months ago

    These are all fake men. REAL men have curves. Kappa.

  • Forte Astro
    Forte Astro 2 months ago

    I train to be better/stronger, not for a petty reason for women. Socrates said we must train.

  • Jacques Nicolay
    Jacques Nicolay 2 months ago

    was the bulky body builder style really popular? I would imagine not many people had this body type.... just like today.

  • daddyrichten
    daddyrichten 2 months ago

    This seems more like how European men's bodies ideals have changed over the years.

  • Kemeticone H
    Kemeticone H 2 months ago

    lol I love how the perfect body has always been white. sorry blacky no good physiques amongst the dark

  • luvguru
    luvguru 2 months ago

    now i wish it was 1960

  • Mrcabletwitch
    Mrcabletwitch 2 months ago

    Man why can't this be the 1800s

  • TheRobotbill
    TheRobotbill 2 months ago

    this proves that just like women we are indecisive as fuck

  • Peter Griffin
    Peter Griffin 2 months ago

    I would disagree tat the body of the 90 is still the icon, I think it has shifted into a more muscular direction again. with stars like the rock, or the two Chrises from avengers and many more. but not as muscular as in the 80s

  • Mojo Jojo
    Mojo Jojo 2 months ago

    This is bullshit

  • Horváth Benedek
    Horváth Benedek 2 months ago

    Correction: "How the perfect body for men has changed over the last 150 years, according to a few photographs". I am 99% sure that equal percentage of women prefered skinny, muscular, fat, or balanced in every single era - sexually. Social aspects like wealth should have nothing to do with it. Some women still get the hots for a fatter guy, regardless of salary.

    • Horváth Benedek
      Horváth Benedek 2 months ago

      T. Scott Herd mentality, yes. I'd argue that is not a bad thing, just a thing.
      But I think you overestimate the effect of culture and media. There is always a percentage of people keeping up with the trends, but the majority of people usually don't have the time for it.
      And if you actually look at the video, you can see a pattern. The one in the 1900s and the current one seems to be similar. In a functioning society, average is the most attractive on average. Being a freak will never be attractive on a global scale.

    • T. Scott
      T. Scott 2 months ago

      We're a social species and follow what we're told is acceptable. So if wealthy or famous people tell us XYZ is attractive then we subconsciously get attracted to it over time. Sure, SOME women go against the grain throughout every civilization but they're usually outcast or given odd stares for it. I've seen women have to explain and justify liking shorter guys instead of the now-acceptable tall guys, and still get outcast for it. It's shocking how many people don't realize how much of a herd-mentality species we are.

  • faraz farooqui
    faraz farooqui 2 months ago

    I was born in 1800, now iam a fossil.

  • John Allan
    John Allan 2 months ago

    I'm a mix between all of those. My body is ageless. My body is timeless

  • Consumer of Whipped Cream

    lol sorry fattys, you're just over 100 years too late

  • Fenomenoe9
    Fenomenoe9 2 months ago

    Dont watch the video guys,
    the catch here is "American history" Lmao

  • Armand Amiri
    Armand Amiri 2 months ago

    no color in this video whats so ever, only white bodies

    • Damian
      Damian 2 months ago

      If they were all black you wouldn't complain about there being only black bodies tho

  • Mashaallah Moradi
    Mashaallah Moradi 2 months ago

    1930s-1950s is probably the best nothing too fancy but healthy at the same time

    FALDRIZ 2 months ago

    mama told me get what you get and don't get upset

  • James L.
    James L. 2 months ago

    surprisingly low number of comments screaming about sexism or judging people based on physical appearance no just me ok then

  • TheLeporad
    TheLeporad 2 months ago

    Lean and muscular is the hardest to achieve.

  • Chibi Pantheon
    Chibi Pantheon 2 months ago

    I'd prefer to be body builder

  • King Elliot
    King Elliot 2 months ago

    I hate fat fucks

  • Chaee Price
    Chaee Price 2 months ago

    Let's bring back the days of Arnold 💪🏻

  • Petty Fap
    Petty Fap 2 months ago

    my chest is totally '80s ,but my legs are '60s

  • Calin Marie
    Calin Marie 2 months ago

    I personally prefer 1930s-1950s body type.

  • Sonny Sidhu
    Sonny Sidhu 2 months ago

    I'm like 1980s

  • Simon La Chance
    Simon La Chance 2 months ago

    Tech Insider so white...

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 2 months ago

    Wish I lived in the 1960s where I'd get appreciated. Fuck you, world.

  • Mick Figlet
    Mick Figlet 2 months ago

    Liberal: This video is Horrible! Telling young men they need to be fit and not be fat!!!!!

  • Brandon Colin
    Brandon Colin 2 months ago

    Lean is the perfect shape not to bulky and not too weak

  • King Samael
    King Samael 2 months ago

    This is all purely subjective and dependent on one's personal preferences.

    For example: I workour regularly and have made a few gains sizewise, but I am around the 1990's physique.
    To some, that's not really impressive. To my girlfriend, I have the best body in the world.

    Don't freak out or fret ovee how your body is shaped or sized, because men and women find all manner of bodies attactive. Just depends on who you are dealing with. There will always be some who find you disgusting and unappealing, while others will think you are a god.

  • GiantBananaHoldingAGrapeFilledHotpocket

    1960's for me.

  • Ty 27
    Ty 27 2 months ago

    Anyone Else Wondering Why This video is in Your recommend?

  • Get Down
    Get Down 2 months ago

    My dad is wealthy as fuck

  • ThatGuyAl
    ThatGuyAl 2 months ago

    1960s was rough...

  • fsociety
    fsociety 2 months ago

    Your version of "the everyman's body" is like maybe 10% of the population lol. Most people are out of shape. This is the equivalent of you showing a picture of Scarlett Johansson and calling her "the every-woman" haha

    • Charlton Lepkofker
      Charlton Lepkofker 2 months ago

      That's exactly what I was thinking. Almost no one looks like that-that's why that body shape is so attractive.

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover 2 months ago

    If only the 1960s trend was still around

  • Cameron Aminian
    Cameron Aminian 2 months ago

    These all looked retarded

    • Danny Boy
      Danny Boy 1 month ago

      Fixthings247 lmaoo

    • Fixthings247
      Fixthings247 1 month ago

      Danny Boy I know.....HE'S AN ALIEN!

    • Danny Boy
      Danny Boy 2 months ago

      Cameron Aminian so what exactly does that consist of if you don't fit into one of these categories??🤤

    • Cameron Aminian
      Cameron Aminian 2 months ago

      not retarded

    • Danny Boy
      Danny Boy 2 months ago

      Cameron Aminian so wtf do you look like ??🤔😂

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