Articles tagged with "Menswear"

The TheIndusty.fashion website explores the reasons why more men are shopping in the women's department.

From the article:

"This increasing band of fashion-forward men are purchasing larger sizes in feminine womenswear and thanks to celebrities like Harry Styles and Lil Nas X, and designers like Marc Jacobs, men now have the “permission” to buy and wear womenswear as their own. From clothing to accessorises, these men are buying what they like, regardless of where is comes from, just as long as it fits."

“Where I’d like to see it trickle down more is the high street. I think certain brands are afraid of looking too feminine which could potentially ward off their key shopper, but I think that’s the beauty of online shopping there’s a space for everyone,” says Hobbs.

“THIS IS NOT A TREND. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A TREND,” says Glazin. “It's not something I just jumped on the bandwagon with, it's really because I want more out of my wardrobe. And I think I speak for every man who does the same. I truly think brands need to have more unisex sections in stores, there doesn't need to be segregated sections!” he says.

“As there’s a wave of more gender fluidity, there’s also less pressure to stick to clothing made for your gender. Womenswear has always had a lot more styles, shapes, fabrics, colours etc. so when considering the options it makes sense that some men are opting for more expressive pieces,”

"Clothing doesn’t reflect people’s sexuality anymore. The vast range of new role models has promoted an attitude of inclusivity."

Original URL: https://www.theindustry.fashion/crossing-the-floor-why-more-men-are-gravitating-towards-the-glamour-of-the-womenswear-department/

Posted: 10 December 2022


Vogue magazine reports on the growing trend of male celebrities wearing platform heels.

Red carpet events present a great opportunity for celebrities to get themselves into the media. One way to get noticed is to push the boundaries of what's normally expected and for some stars, they achieve that in what they wear. The outfits in general are not what we would call "traditional" red carpet wear, but many of them are now also including heels in various flavours.

There's some new faces in town too, bucking the trend for men in heels such as musicians Troye Sivan, Conan Gray and Maneskin front-man Damiano David. It's also great to see a consistent style commitment including heels from others like Lil Nas X and Timothee Chalamet.

There's some great photos in this article and it's well worth a quick read.

Original URL: https://www.vogue.com/article/mens-platform-heels-trend

Posted: 8 November 2022


Which male celebrities have been known to wear heels?

Which male celebrities have been known to wear heels?

It's our aim to make the regular men in the street rocking heels our focus, but we should also acknowledge those celebrities who contribute to our fashion movement by wearing heels in their every day lives, red carpet events and performances too. It's great for visibility. If you can see it... you can be it!

We've compiled a mouth-watering list of celebrities who are known to wear heels. From Cuban heels to stiletto high heels, to thigh length high heeled boots, they've worn them all. We've made every attempt to validate each and every one of these entries by ensuring that you can easily find photos of them in heels online.

Celebrity Instagram name Followers # Wikipedia
Adam Lambert @adamlambert 1.7M #AdamLambert https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Lambert
Bad Bunny @badbunnypr 42.8M #BadBunny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Bunny
Billy Porter @theebillyporter 2.2M #BillyPorter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Porter_(actor)
Bootsy Collins @bootsy_collins 132K #BootsyCollins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootsy_Collins
Bowen Yang @fayedunaway 482K #BowenYang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen_Yang
Cody Fern @codyfern 1.1M #CodyFern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cody_Fern
Damiano David @ykaaar 5.1M #DamianoDavid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damiano_David
David Bowie @davidbowie 2M #DavidBowie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie
Dee Snider @deesnider 130K #DeeSnider https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee_Snider
Eddie Izzard @eddieizzard 203K #EddieIzzard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Izzard
Elton John @eltonjohn 4.1M #EltonJohn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John
Eric Nam @ericnam 4.2M #EricNam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Nam
Ezra Miller - #EzraMiller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Miller
Gene Simmons @genesimmons 636K #GeneSimmons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Simmons
Harry Styles @harrystyles 47.3M #HarryStyles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Styles
Jaden Smith @c.syresmith 19.1M #JadenSmith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaden_Smith
James Charles @jamescharles 22.6M #JamesCharles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Charles
Jared Leto @jaredleto 10.9M #JaredLeto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Leto
Jo Kwon @kwon_jo 1.2M #JoKwon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Kwon
Johannes Radebe @johannesradebe 357K #JohannesRadebe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Radebe
John Lennon @johnlennon 2.5M #JohnLennon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon
Jonathan Van Ness @jvn 5.6M #JonathanVanNess https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Van_Ness
Justin Bieber @justinbieber 256M #JustinBieber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber
King Louis XIV - #KingLouisXIV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIV
Lenny Kravitz @lennykravitz 4.1M #LennyKravitz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Kravitz
Lil Nas X @lilnasx 12.4M #LilNasX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Nas_X
Marc Bolan - #MarcBolan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Bolan
Marc Jacobs @marcjacobs 11.3M #MarcJacobs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Jacobs
Mark Bryan @markbryan911 661K #MarkBryan911
Mark Tuan @marktuan 12.9M #MarkTuan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Tuan
Motley Crue @motleycrue 1.7M #MotleyCrue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6tley_Cr%C3%BCe
Noah Beck @noahbeck 9.1M #NoahBeck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Beck
Prince @prince 440K #Prince https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician)
Quentin Tarantino - #QuentinTarantino https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino
Rick James @rickjames 81.5K #RickJames https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_James
Rick Owens @rickowensonline 1.7M #RickOwens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Owens
Robert Downey Jr @robertdowneyjr 53.3M #RobertDowneyJr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Downey_Jr.
Ru Paul @rupaulofficial 4.3M #RuPaul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuPaul
Sam Smith @samsmith 14.5M #SamSmith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Smith
Shawn Mendes @shawnmendes 70.2M #ShawnMendes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Mendes
SHINee @shinee 4.8M #SHINee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinee
Sylvester - #Sylvester https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_(singer)
Timothee Chalamet @tchalamet 17.8M #TimotheeChalamet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timoth%C3%A9e_Chalamet
Tom Daley @tomdaley 3.3M #TomDaley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Daley
Tom Holland @tomholland2013 68M #TomHolland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Holland
Tommy Lee @tommylee 1.6M #TommyLee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Lee
Troye Sivan @troyesivan 13.4M #TroyeSivan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troye_Sivan
Volodymyr Zelenskiy @zelenskiy_official 16.8M #VolodymyrZelenskiy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volodymyr_Zelenskyy
Wisdm @wisdm 2.2M #Wisdm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_Kaye
Yanis Marshall @yanismarshall 1M #YanisMarshall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanis_Marshall

(Follower counts are correct as of 8 September 2022)

As always, of course if you know of any more, please let us know!

Posted: 26 September 2022


This article from the Catawiki website, reminds us of the history of men and high heels.

Heels have long been a symbol of status, style and femininity but once upon a time they were synonymous with masculinity too. Dating back to ancient Egypt, walking in raised shoes was at first a practical choice for working men that was quickly adopted by the men and women of upper classes as a sign of nobility and status. Since then, high heels have continued to feature in men's fashion throughout the ages from King Louis XIV to the late David Bowie. Fashion experts Fleur Feijen and Stefania Jesi help unpack the long history of men and high heels and why heels are still a statement shoe for men today.

You will see many articles on Men's Heels Revolution about the history of heels. It's important to know where heels came from and how changes in our society have affected the way people wear them. We are once again in a societal shift where people are re-evaluating gender norms. Heels, skirts, dresses, make-up and more are all returning as options for men to wear. Similar societal reactions can be observed, we're not doing anything new here, just doing what we used to do.

Original URL: https://www.catawiki.com/en/stories/753-the-forgotten-history-of-men-and-high-heels

Posted: 15 September 2022


Stylus Media Group, an industry think-tank founded in 2009, reports on the collaboration between Jimmy Choo (@jimmychoo) and Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) to create heels for men in sizes up to US 15.

"While drag performers can find well-fitting footwear at specialised stores and retailers, many others including transgender women can often struggle to find appropriate heels in larger sizes. Reuters reports that transgender women can often be forced to “choose between more masculine styles and the hyper-sexualised designs of specialist retailers – with nothing in between.” Jimmy Choo and Porter’s collaboration taps into this market gap, providing more versatility in terms of sizing as well as everyday options, like classic heeled boots and suede pumps."

It is surely now only a question of time before the mainstream designers and retailers follow suit.

Original URL: https://www.stylus.com/unisex-heel-line-backs-fashions-blurred-binary

Posted: 18 August 2022


Authority Magazine interviews Bentley Wederski about the creation of his brand, UTILITARIAN.

"Growing up as a gay man in rural Wyoming and surrounded by conservative beliefs, UTILITARIAN founder Bentley Wederski faced discrimination throughout much of his childhood for his identity. Bentley moved to New York City after high school graduation to attend university at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and study Fashion Business Management, eventually forging his fashion career at companies from The Row to Anthropologie. Upon returning to Wyoming in 2020 to start his fashion brand, Bentley vowed that his brand would be at the forefront of advocating for equal rights and social justice. Through that vision, UTILITARIAN, which connects modern construction with minimal design to offer a collection of timeless clothing and accessories embracing the intersection of gender inclusion and equity, was born."

You can shop the collection at UTILITARIAN and see their instagram page at @utilitarian_genderneutral

Original URL: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/young-change-makers-why-and-how-bentley-wederski-of-utilitarian-is-helping-to-change-our-world-be2567c820bc

Posted: 14 August 2022


Danish magazine 'BT' brings us an interview with Charoline Wenke and Anders Harder Bjerresgaard, originally published in 'ALT for the ladies' magazine and translated here from Danish via Google Translate.

The article introduces us to the couple and their relationship journey, from their early days exploring Anders' gender fluid fashion style and his passion for high heels to present day, and some of the triumphs and challenges they have encountered along the way. It's not always been easy, but they are both very happy together and want to share their story in the hope that it will inspire others to explore their self-expression too.

Original URL: https://www-bt-dk.translate.goog/samfund/mange-der-ser-mig-gaar-automatisk-ud-fra-at-jeg-er-homoseksuel?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

Posted: 7 June 2022



Vogue Business explores the issues around trans and non-binary inclusivity and how the fashion industry can take a lead in progression.

“Increasing Visibility of trans and non-binary models in advertising campaigns and catwalk shows also helps normalise gender inclusivity”

“The categories brands use to sell clothes also have an impact”... “Fashion has built up gender norms, so we need to de-gender fashion in general to move forward”.

Original URL: https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/how-fashion-can-lead-on-trans-and-non-binary-inclusion

Posted: 23 March 2022


This article from The Irish Examiner (@irish_examiner) reflects on the Spring/Summer 2022 runway shows at Paris Fashion Week and the rise of heels for men. It's not a new concept, just reinvented somewhat, as Jimmy Choo puts it "High-heeled shoes for men are unlike stilettos. The heel shape is adapted from the basic Cuban heel into a special shape that will bring out the best in the masculinity of the man wearing it.".

This is a great read for getting yourself up-to-speed with what's current on the catwalk.

Original URL: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/fashionandbeauty/arid-40343159.html

Posted: 31 January 2022


Vogue Magazine looks back on how men’s fashion changed for the better in 2021.

The article has the full detail, but in summary...

  • Hollywood stars took risks
  • so did regular men
  • The runways delivered exciting clothes
  • and the stores reflected that
  • The momentum isn’t going to stop!

Original URL: https://www.vogue.com/article/mens-fashion-recap-red-carpet-style

Posted: 20 January 2022


The New York Times reports on the trend in Spring 2022 fashion shows which is embracing new ideas about gender and its fluidity in fashion. They ask whether we still get freaked out by men in dresses and skirts because we're still holding on to old power structures? and "Is it seen as somehow disempowering for men to have access to classically female clothes? That it somehow... weakens them, since women are supposedly the 'weaker sex'". They conclude that "the balance of power is shifting. These distinctions are just old historical constructs."

Original URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/fashion/the-end-of-gender.html

Posted: 1 January 2022


Quartz looks at how gender lines are blurring in the Fashion industry. Originally published in 2015, it's clear that although the topic has been on the agenda for a while, there is still a long way to go. The article does acknowledge that the constraints around what men and women wear are loosening and with lines from numerous retailers now clearly making clothes of interest to non-binary and androgynous buyers, they have at least set the wheels in motion.

Original URL: https://qz.com/381790/sex-and-gender-arent-perfectly-binary-why-should-clothes-be/

Posted: 6 November 2021


The last ten years have seen a sustained interest in heels for men. Catwalks regularly feature men in high heels. Heels specifically made for men are making a sustained comeback. Vman's Sam Ford takes us through some of the best the fashion world has to offer, further bluring gender lines and offering an alternative to dated mens fashion choices.

Original URL: https://vman.com/article/the-mens-heel-renaissance/

Posted: 20 October 2021


Vogue magazine reports that skirt shopping is gaining popularity by men. Persistent presentation of men in skirts on the catwalk is finally paying off with more men adding a skirt or two to their wardrobe.

Original URL: https://www.vogue.com/article/men-are-shopping-for-skirts-thom-browne-lyst-report

Posted: 9 October 2021


Published only last week, @teovandenbroeke writes in GQ magazine that now is the time to bear our legs, and he’s not talking about shorts! Yes, it’s time we all stopped being so Victorian and let our legs loose!

Original URL: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/fashion/article/stop-skirting-the-issue

Posted: 17 August 2021


Meet @henrybae and @shaobohan, the creators of @shopsyro, the gender-nonconforming shoe brand here to cater for the new demographic of men and gender-nonconforming people who want to wear high heels. @evanrosskatz interviews Henry and Shaobo who give us the low-down on the brand that's there for those in search of "something to give them a more cunty experience on the street."

Original URL: https://www.allure.com/story/syro-shoes-high-heels-for-men-gender-nonconforming-people

Posted: 14 July 2021