Articles tagged with "Cowboy Boots"
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
Online newspaper "The Citizen" highlights the change lead by a new generation of fashion-forward, stereotype challenging celebrities.
From the article:
"Gender stereotypes are taking a hit. In the fashion industry, as in other sectors, collections and products that are co-ed, unisex, gender-neutral or gender-fluid are multiplying at high speed, challenging all clichés and precepts in the field."
"It’s no longer rare — or surprising — to see a man on the red carpet wearing a dress or a skirt, towering heels and flawless makeup. And it’s a phenomenon that’s not just limited to the confines of Hollywood — or the showbiz world more generally — since it has been working its way into the mainstream for several months, if not years."
The list in the article is not exhaustive and you might also be interested in one of our Q&A pieces - "Which male celebrities have been known to wear heels?" / Use quick code 'cel'.
Posted: 22 December 2022
British Newspaper, Mail Online reports on Olly Alexander's (Years & Years, It's a Sin) performance at Harris Reed's Fashion in Motion show back in March of 2022.
At 5ft 9in already, adding towering platform heels to his outfit only added to his stature. Olly follows an ever growing trend of music artists, such as Lenny Kravitz, Lil Nas X and Damiano David (Maneskin) stepping out in heels, simultaneously challenging gender norms, providing representation and visibility for gender non-conforming folks.
When questioned about a potential second series of "It's a Sin", Olly suggested that the writer, Russell T Davies, would be busy with writing for Doctor Who, but he didn't entirely rule out a tie-up between himself and a part in Doctor Who.
Posted: 18 December 2022
Fashion retail spin-off of The Fact Site gives us another historical perspective on the origin of high heels.
From the article:
"The high heel did not originate to be worn by women as they are now, but rather as a man’s shoe.
They were most popular with kings and other noble and wealthy men long before they were ever adorned on women’s feet."
"Women did not begin wearing heels until the mid-1500’s. The first recorded high heel on a woman was worn by Catherine de Medici."
"King Louis XIV re-popularized the high heel during his reign in the late 1600’s and early 1700’s."
"The 1940’s and 1950’s saw the increased stability of the heel.
Wartime technology helped popularize the modern day stiletto heel during this time by allowing fabricators to utilize their metal in heels. The use of steel allowed the shapes of heels to change."
"With fashion trends changing from season to season, the high heel is a closet staple that has truly stood the test of time."
Posted: 14 December 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
Hollywood's Top Stylists say that Cowboy Boots & High Heels are must have fashion items for EVERY man.
Posted: 6 January 2022
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
This article from respectable UK newspaper The @Guardian, highlights the increase in sales of men's heeled boots and stilettos in the #MeToo era, with a focus on broader publicity created by public figures such as fashion designer @TheMarcJacobs and celebrities such as @SamSmith, @ShawnMendes, @HarryStyles and Timothée Chalamet (@tchalamet). The cowboy boot marks a resurgence in popularity too, perhaps backed by a desire by men for higher heels but with more broader social acceptance than slimmer and higher heels on footwear marketed towards women. However you look at it, the trend is upwards.
Posted: 20 March 2021