While Androgyny is fashion world’s latest fixation for menswear, I believe it’s not the fashion that’s a problem – the problem is to find men who can embrace it!
Critics say that menswear is boring, drab and inconsequential and designers who try anything different (meaning quirkier) than the usual hoo-hah are labeled overzealous and their innovation costumey - a confusing orgy of weirdness.
Today we have designers who are talented and open minded beyond comparison. They have all the freshest ideas that they can easily incorporate and translate into any fashionable man’s everyday wardrobe but they need daring and confident men with the right attitude towards fashion- Men who can push the envelope further– Men who are as open minded about embracing style that is different from their age-old and classic sartorial perceptions.
Anyways, Menswear is the focus in the fashion world today and this focus is not going anywhere anytime soon. And so is - Unisexual-ism in fashion which is relevant for today's men as they embrace androgyny - not just celebrating their individualism but also retaining their masculine prowess. :) I like this phrase -> beautifully masculine.
I wanted to highlight and show some amazing pieces of fashion that women are wearing and men should wear (or rather more men should wear)
Right now, it's these I think are 6 must-have items of a stylish guy's wardrobe in the summer of 2012, courtesy of women->
1. Two-Tone Footwear (Shoes/ Sneakers/ Boots included)
|Men's 1901 technicolor saddle shoes Picture -> stylebinge.ocregister.com|
2. Silk (blended) Blazers, Soft Jackets/ Summer Waistcoats / Single-Breasted Jackets
Summer waistcoats are popular add-on with women in summer that they usually put on over a top. Most jackets are short-length but for men, the summertime jackets and waistcoats can be softly structured in appearance,lightweight and comfortable to carry off without sweating it out! Cotton/ feather/ Silk (blended with cotton etc.) waistcoats are already popular in tropical countries. You will see me more in these this summer ->
|Me in my Diesel Jacket|
3. Layered and buckled Wristbands
|The Wristband is multi-layerd from Fossil|
4. Color Palette
This summer it's all about these colors for men. Tangerine, Deep Red, Rust, Emerald Green. More later on colors of the season in my next spring/summer 2012 blog-post.
5.All things Gold
Influenced by the surrealists and runway trends, willingly accepted by women - it's time for men to update the gold index in their wardrobe!
Belt buckles, cufflinks, pocket square, tinted shades, ties, watch, wristband - all that glitters is gold (well the color gold and not gold literally :) will rock this season!
6.Floral & Quirky Geometric, Paisleys and Polka Dots Prints + Seersucker (commonly striped or checkered)
We have all seen floral print tops on women. Not only the floral prints are selling this season for men but are also looking hot on us! Geometric prints are equally invigorating! Designers,Christian Lacroix and Dries van Noten and the likes showcased how these bold prints are so in!
Forget fall, this spring/ summer try a Geometric print tie or a pocket square to add that extra zing of vintage-ness to your persona!
Vintage 1970s Geometric Print Tie. From Schmoo1515
Picture -> etsy.com
Me in my fav polka dot print shirt ->
7. Khakis, Chinos and Jorts (men's shorts that are much shorter than expected and quite acceptable this summer :)
Checkout this blog-post for more info ->
Men’s Lib and the Male Diva
Khakis, Chinos and Jorts will be hot favorites coming summer. Invest in Jorts. Yup Denim, Cargo pants and knickers remains status quo. In fact, in Jeans - try ankle lengths if you can carry showing bit of your skin minus the hair. If hairy legs are a problem, by all means trim and shave or wax. It's "Normal" and Clean!
Poetry for Men in 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s
Men in 20's tend to be trendy
In 30's they mostly wear Fendi (indicating men becoming more brand conscious owing to achieving financial independence in their 30s)
While men in 40's become dandy
Men in 50's forget fashion, and have loads of wine, whiskey and brandy
There is an increasing amount of categorization in fashion today where men are concerned. Men are being categorized into age-groups, geographical and sexual orientation and even marital compartments!
So it's like fashion has different connotation for men in China from men in USA. Fashion for white, black and brown men. Fashion is different for men in their 20s from men in their 50's. Fashion for married and divorced men. Fashion for gay men and straight men; Fashion for tall men and short men.. and so on and so forth.
Seems like their is a sort of creativity crunch and an apartheid of thought in people today since they seem to write more about such absurdities and a lot less about fashion and style!
Fashion categorization and differentiation is acceptable and important to an extent (yes, geographical, size and height and sexual orientation could be the basis of such differentiation) but when we are talking about blurring lines of sexual/gender ambiguity - men and women embracing androgynous fashion, globalization of fashion etc. then why have stupid sub-categories (like fashion for divorced men?? Ha!) just for the sake of writing some piece of shit in the name of fashion wisdom????? Next, we could be reading about "fashion for broke men"!
Well, I can only say this - Men are men everywhere with the same physical aspects - genitals and all!
Feb 29 2012 - Leap Day
Today's the leap day! ’Leap Day’ is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long.
There are lot of superstitions that are associated with February 29 and I am dumbfounded as to why a day that comes once every 4 years can bring bad luck??
In fact the day is quite exclusive! It doesn't come every year and so it should be a day to celebrate!
This picture I gotta share with all. Isn't it cute? Happy Leap Day and Year!
|Picture by a FB friend who shared this on her timeline|
Updated on 10th May 2012 ->
Men are getting more attractive, so says research ->
Men are getting more attractive, so says research ->