But your a boy . . . .

Everyone assumes that I’m a woman, I guess its the standard thought that people who write about womens clothes tend to be women. Even if the industry is full of men designing, just run through that list, yeah theres a lot of men on it aren’t there from Ford To Lagerfeld its quite the list. However at the writing level its different, its almost entirely female dominated.

I guess people think I’m female as being a male it makes me almost as rare as a Dodo.

This does bring the question, why?

I guess its because its more interesting, lets be honest mens fashion is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo dull, and seriously, enough with the ironic t-shirts already. Fewer designers, much less choice, to many rules about what “blokes” should wear. Its changing a little but its still years behind. Also I guess I’ll never be a “manly” man, I’m comfortable that I like things that are not considered masculine, a record collection that shows my love for Punk, Rock, Mod, and many others including Pop. Yep I have no shame in admitting that the two greatest musical acts in the world ever are The Clash, and ………… Madonna.

So when it comes to clothes I’m the same, I hate rules, I hate defining people by labels and societies expectations, and so thank you very much I’ll like what I like.

Womens fashion has so much more to it, I’m pretty sure there are more dress types than entire ranges for men, Empire, A-Line, Maxi, Body Con, Skater, etc. I go to the mens shops, and look at jeans, 3 choices, normal, skinny, bootcut, in either black or blue. Designers are allowed to do amazing things with womens fashion, I’ll set you a challenge here that I think proves it.

Name 10 womens Oscars outfits that you can think of,

now name 10 different mens looks at the Oscars,

Aside from that, its the social side, having lots of female friends its only natural that the should discuss these things at times, and its part of the fabric these days. We discuss many things from taxation and social issues, through sports, but every so often we end up sitting in a bar flicking through Vogue.

The general action has been very positive when people find out that I’m male and doing this. though a few people read the blog where I mentioned a girlfriend and where “oh i got that one wrong!” Only had a couple of people attack me over it, but as with everything in my life, I don’t care, its their issue, don’t like it don’t read it.

So there you go, question answered, and a foot note, be true to yourself, and who you are.

oh and one other footnote in life, if your gonna dance badly, make sure its in good shoes.

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments


  1. ‘I hate defining people by labels and societies expectations’, well said! We love you being part of the blogging community, we value your opinions exactly the same as any other blogger. We must admit though womens fashion is much more interesting and completely understand your reasoning for preferring it.

    ‘If your gonna dance badly, make sure its in good shoes’ – LOVE THIS 🙂

    x Roch & Tash x

    • ishbroken

      oh my opinions are of no use or value lol, but I have a right to them, though I advise nobody to listen to them.

      I’ll admit that is my friends saying, came to mind as I was writing sundays blog about him

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