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.