Articles tagged with "Man Heels"
From the MasterClass website's Design & Style section, this is a great piece entirely focused on the origins of the Cuban Heel.
Often feared by many men for the higher heel profile compared to most men's shoes, the Cuban Heel is an easy, risk-free start for anyone who wants to start wearing higher heeled shoes, men and women alike, but don't take our word for it, read the MasterClass article and hear from their style experts.
From the Article:
"You’ll often find Cuban heels on lace-less boots, such as side-zip boots, men’s dress shoes, Chelsea boots, and some styles of cowboy boots. Cuban heels are a staple in flamenco and Latin ballroom dancing, as male dancers wear Cuban heels when dancing the tango, cha-cha, samba, and rumba."
"Early forms of the Cuban heel date to the ninth century, when Persian soldiers wore shoes with a rounded heel for stability while riding horses. The Cuban heel also appeared in men’s fashion during seventeenth-century France. In twentieth-century England, a shorter Cuban heel became what is now the modern Cuban heel style."
Original URL: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/cuban-heel
Posted: 20 January 2023
In this article the Bright Side website highlights the growing confidence of men in heels and explores the possible reasons why.
"It’s not known by everybody, but men did wear heels in the past, long before women started wearing them. High heels were originally designed for men, but this faded over the past centuries. However, surprisingly, heels seem to be breaking their way back into men’s fashion again, as more and more celebs have started to embrace their feminine side by wearing their favourite pair of heels."
"statistics show that the sales of heeled men’s shoes have been on an upturn since 2017. More and more men are embracing their femininity and showing off their beloved heels more confidently than ever."
"High heels are still associated with women’s fashion in the modern day, though more and more celebrities, like pop icons and rock stars, are keeping this trend alive for men. The expansion of heels in the male section at stores has gone beyond the stiletto.
Many different types of heeled shoes have become available. Designer brands, like Gucci, Maison Margiela, and Saint Laurent, knew that heeled shoes would break into men’s fashion again and took the opportunity to develop new models in this category."
While the article presumes that all men that wear heels are getting more in touch with their feminine side, which is somewhat stereotypical, it's generally a positive perspective and worth a read.
Original URL: https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/why-men-are-more-confident-about-wearing-high-heels-today-808517/
Posted: 3 October 2022
Jared Leto Plays With Color Blocking in Chic Suit & Stacked Heels at ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Premiere
Footwear News reports on Jared Leto's red carpet style at the Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere.
Original URL: https://footwearnews.com/2021/fashion/celebrity-style/jared-leto-spider-man-sheer-top-red-pants-heeled-boots-1203220844/
Posted: 22 May 2022
Business Insider magazine reports on a general up-tick in high heel sales as pandemic restrictions lift and we start to socialise and visit the office more. There's a notable mention of how men's high heels sales are also rising.
Original URL: https://www.businessinsider.com/high-heels-history-covid-pandemic-dress-code-2021-12?r=US&IR=T
Posted: 13 May 2022
Fashion magazine celebrates Tom Holland's (@TomHolland2013) red carpet outfit for the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home and highlights Tom's calling out of Misogynistic comments made about his height in relation to his taller partner Zendaya and how he regrets not wearing heels for his rendition of Rhianna's "Umbrella" in 2017.
Original URL: https://fashionmagazine.com/style/celebrity-style/tom-holland-heels-spiderman-premiere/
Posted: 1 May 2022
Hollywood's Top Stylists say that Cowboy Boots & High Heels are must have fashion items for EVERY man.
Original URL: https://www.eonline.com/news/1314515/22-fashion-items-every-man-needs-for-2022-according-to-hollywoods-top-stylists
Posted: 6 January 2022
This article from Fashion United reports on the results of a panel discussion organised by the Hetrick-Martin Institute and how the fashion industry needs to adapt to accommodate a rapidly growing demand by the gender non-conforming demographic. How can the shopping experience be enhanced and growth managed in a sustainable way? The article explores the options.
Original URL: https://fashionunited.uk/news/fashion/the-future-of-gender-non-conforming-fashion/2019032742414
Posted: 4 December 2021
The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 saw British singer Sam Smith step out onto the red carpet for the first time in high heels. Their black Gucci patent leather heeled boots clearly caught the attention they demanded, but for Sam this was clearly a euphoric moment for them as this short, but very sweet article shows.
Interestingly, the article uses the pronouns He/Him, though Sam now uses They/Them.
Original URL: https://www.popsugar.co.uk/fashion/Sam-Smith-at-GQ-Men-of-the-Year-Awards-in-Gucci-Heels-2019-46580958?utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=US:GB&utm_source=www.google.com
Posted: 10 November 2021
This article from Medium goes looks back at the way we used to dress and how societal norms have changed around the association of certain items of clothing and colour with specific genders. What was normal only 150 years ago is now considered by conservatives to undermine masculinity in today's society. The article concludes that today's genderless and gender-neutral fashion is starting to change the way we think about the clothes we wear and what they mean.
Original URL: https://historyofyesterday.com/yes-men-used-to-wear-dresses-high-heels-and-colour-pink-280dd5fa03bc
Posted: 24 October 2021
This article from Teen Vogue, published in 2017, highlights an exhibition on shoes at Savannah College of Art and Design and delves into the origin of the high heeled shoe. By now, many of us know the origin of high heels, but for the uninitiated, take a look at this interesting article on where they came from.
Original URL: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/heels-history-men
Posted: 5 October 2021
In their own words... “In today's video, I will be sharing my love for wearing heeled shoes. I will be featuring some fashion labels that brought heeled shoes in the market and the good thing is that they have sizes for men! No need to stretch those women's shoes! Plus these labels aren't as expensive as designer brands like Margiela or Rick Owens so I hope this is helpful if you are a guy who wants to consider adding man-heels into your wardrobe.
Also, I will be featuring the guys I follow on Youtube and Instagram because they wear man heels with attitude. What I wanted to know from them is HOW they do it?”
Original URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euz-NdA4LKo
Posted: 8 July 2021