Articles tagged with "Prince"
Style magazine Luxuo sizes up heels for men and how the fashion industry is adapting to more inclusive, genderless fashion.
From the article:
“People who are buying status footwear want to be recognisable,” said Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director at Neiman Marcus. “We’ve been moving in that direction of having more statement-making footwear. That means making bigger, higher and thicker shoes.”
“When I strut down the street in my heels, every part of my being feels right.” Shaobo Han, co-founder of Syro stated. “Wearing heels allows me to connect and embrace my femininity and explore the limits of fashion. I don’t believe that heels should have a gender, it belongs to everyone.”
"Similar to apparel, the declassification of heels as a “woman’s” shoe continues to unfold as clothing become less tied to one’s gender identity and sexuality. As men hit red carpets and magazine covers in gowns, there’s no reason they shouldn’t have a nice pair of heels to accompany them."
Original URL: https://www.luxuo.com/style/inch-up-your-footwear.html
Posted: 3 April 2023
Mydroll.com covers Lenny Kravitz's 2022 Grammy Awards appearance in knee length black leather boots.
It's great to see another article covering Lenny's stunning outfit of chain mail, leather pants and knee length heeled leather boots.
As editor of Men's Heels Revolution my personal opinion is that we should share all articles we find on men in heels and boots to amplify the effect of those articles, even when the content of those articles may be quite small, as it is in this case. It's more the fact that someone else is talking about men in heels and boots and bringing men's heeled fashion to a wider audience, breaking down gender stereotypes and social norms. We generally try to link to articles when they've been published in the 12 months prior to when we post them. We don't always find them just after publication, though if you do find something of interest which I've not posted, please do get in touch and let us know!
Posted: 28 November 2022
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.
Posted: 3 October 2022
Lillian Stone (@originalspinstr) writes for Mel Magazine on the rise of men in heels on social media and how some women are falling in love with the growing trend.
From the article:
"Mesmerized by their confidence and how their heeled shoes make their ass look like marble, women are falling head over heels for guys who dare to don a pair of pumps"
"Wearers are posting their videos to Instagram and, increasingly, TikTok, where videos with the hashtag #meninheels currently have more than 82 million views. Someone’s grandfather even went viral for pairing masculine silhouettes with a tasteful pump.".
"Seeing a man wear heels without a hint of irony confirms what we’ve always known, if only subconsciously — that heeled footwear is sexy, no matter the wearer’s gender. It speaks to a simple truth: If you find a pair of shoes that make your ass look like it’s made of steel, you should wear those shoes."
Men appearing to have more confidence comes across as one of the key attractions to women. Having greater confidence is often a reason stated by women as to why they wear high heels, but it's still interesting to see this coming across when the roles are reversed.
Posted: 29 September 2022
UK newspaper Daily Mail reports on the multiple outfits featuring high heels worn by Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. It was a moment pure rock and roll fashion excellence with Kravitz sporting 3 different pairs of high heeled boots, including a pair from Christian Louboutin's new "Our Angels" inclusive sized collection.
Posted: 24 June 2022
GenZ Social Media sensation, Noah Beck caused a stir when he appeared on the front of VMan magazine in Fishnet Tights and Stiletto Heels. As with many features of men in heels, this one also comes with the usual brief, but important history of men in heels.
Posted: 15 June 2022
GQ Magazine looks back upon the style of legendary music artist Prince. Prince will first be remembered for his music, then arguably for his style which was never without a pair of custom made high heels.
Posted: 10 May 2022
The Irish Times reports on “The Beautiful Collection” and exhibition at Paisley Park which showcases many of Prince’s legendary high heeled shoes and boots.
“Constructing dangerously high heels that were embellished enough for Prince’s taste yet secure enough for his talent required ingenuity and engineering”
Posted: 16 April 2022
The Cut reports on Lenny Kravitz’ stunning Red Carpet outfit for the 2022 Grammy Awards where he wore knee length leather heeled boots. He also wore two other pairs of heeled boots on the day elevating him to our modern-day high heel hero.
Posted: 13 April 2022
Dapper Confidential (@dapperconfidential) looks at the current trend for Men’s heels, contrasting against previous times when heels for men were popular and offers some great tips for what and how to wear higher heels today.
Posted: 31 January 2022
This article from Catholic University's "The Tower" newspaper asks if we're entering a new era in gender neutral fashion, centred around recent coverage of @HarryStyles' non-binary style. It looks at the origins of gender non-conforming fashion and why it is gaining in popularity now.
Posted: 5 January 2022
When he died, Prince left behind a shoe collection that included more than 1,000 pairs of custom-made shoes, nearly all boots with high heels. Now, for the first time, Paisley Park — where Prince lived and worked in Minnesota — will showcase 300 of the artist's most famous and outrageous pairs.
Original URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHPXwLg9HrA
Posted: 16 December 2021
This great is a great article by @LandonPeoples for @Refinery29, which quite rightly points out that if you have an issue with men in heels, you really need to take a good hard look in the mirror as maybe that's "a you problem". I can't paraphrase any better, so I'm going to tempt you with a few of the best bits...
"The inquiry has become more of a reflection of the insecurities of those asking it than the actual subjects who wear them."
"A man's interest in style, no matter the color of their shirt or the height of their heel, should not be a litmus test for their masculinity"... "The feat of wearing heels, even a chelsea boot, should be celebrated as an act of bravery."
Great article. Well worth a read.
Posted: 23 November 2021
@eugenerabkin, founder of @stylezeitgeist, gives us his perspective on dressing in women’s clothes as a straight man. He shares his mindset for wearing womens clothes and how, like many men, it’s become more of a position of expanding his options when it comes to what he wears.
Posted: 24 October 2021
If you can get past the click-bait title without blowing a blood-vessel, Jill Maurer (@jillmaurerdesigner) presents an honest and entertaining video, explaining why “Men can’t wear heels”... or can they? You’ll have to watch it and find out!
Original URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=YgVuvWc-jCI
Posted: 25 August 2021
The Daily Targum looks at gender, society and fashion trends and concludes that men can wear dresses, heels or whatever else makes them feel good.
Posted: 21 August 2021
British newspaper The Guardian takes a look at the music and style icon that was Prince. Always more than a musician and singer, Prince spoke about himself through his style, which most notably included his trademark high heeled boots and where Prince led, others followed.
Posted: 7 August 2021
This article from Medium highlights a feature on Harry Styles wearing a Gucci gown which appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. The article covers how gender norms around clothing are changing and highlights some of the resistance against it, but ultimately "we just want to see sexy people in beautiful clothes" and a dress is just a dress.
Posted: 14 June 2021