I have a random question about your experiences with patterns and knitting books for men. A friend and I have been discussing how frustrated we are with knitting books for men and the lack of practical information and techniques found in many of them. We're thinking about starting a blog specifically on how to design knitwear for men and the issues men's bodies present for a knitter (broad shoulder, large biceps, a distinguished man gut, etc.) and techniques that can be used to adjust patterns for certain body types (not all men are rectangles) or create your own design. I know most male knitters (and those who have knitted for men) have needed to adjust patterns, but there seems to be no one place to find these techniques (unless I'm missing something, then feel free to point me in the right direction :))
For example: we talked about how the hem you chose for the body of a sweater can make a belly look bigger, ride up the body, and even make the shoulders look abnormally large. And how the broadness of the shoulders effects how certain sleeves will look. We know this information is in places, but we want to really go in-depth and tailor the information for men's needs.
I'm wondering what experiences you've had with knitting books for men, and what issues you think really need to be addressed when it comes to designing knitwear for a man's bod?. Also, what information for men's design is missing from the literature on men's knitting?