What a species.
Aside from being, you know, certifiably crazy, I'll admit that they do have a few interesting quirks up their sleeves.
And since this a "fashion" blog - not a dating one, I'll address the sartorial situation surrounding the lesser sex.
"Men's fashion" seems to be something of an oxymoron, from what I've observed. Not in reality, of course, but in a psychological sense. I say this because many men shy away from the notion that they're susceptible to "fashion" of any sorts.
Which is absolute rubbish, as my Hogwarts friends would say.
To be fair, we do hold them to sort of an unattainable standard. We don't want them to obsess over their outfits, but we want them to look like they do. We want Mr. Darcy, Prince William, & Ryan Gosling, but we don't want the forethought that comes with it.
So what's a single-n-ready-to-mingle man to do?? Dress in unloved crap and succumb to the "I don't care" persona, or look like a gentleman but admit that he tried?
The New York Times has a few suggestions. Dad Jeans, which they admit never went out of style with dads in the first place [[but are now exploding in Brooklyn]], secret butt padding.....which, well, no comment, and ever so slight (read: barely noticible) summer variations.
But what if guys want to branch out a little more than usual? What if they don't want to wear button up shirts and suits, t-shirts and jeans, etc, etc. What if the staples aren't cutting it, and they need a little something extra in their life to break from beneath the banality?
It's actually scary to think about what I would do if I were a guy, and dressing as strange as I do were even less acceptable than it is now?
As a girl in weird clothes I'm "quirky", as a guy, though, I'm often either homosexual or crazy - which isn't fair. (And if you are homosexual or crazy, wouldn't you prefer not to be so damn type-cast?)
|if Pocahontas were a man|
Do most men literally have a different set of genes that prohibit these kinds of dressing urges,
or do we as a society squash their creativity? Do we force them into all or nothing outfits rather than allowing them to fall on a spectrum?