Friday, October 24, 2008

Men Love Shoes

Can a man possess an extensive shoe collection without defending his sexuality? Perhaps a little controversial, but surely a topic worth discussing.

This week I’d like to applaud men who take an interest in shoes. According to Grazia this week, 40% of Melbourne women own more shoes than anything else. 60% say high heels make us feel beautiful and 57% of us say we’d be willing to suffer for fashion by wearing incredibly high heels (Grazia October 27, 2008).

For men these numbers would no doubt be very different. In general men fall into two distinct camps; those who are interested in fashion and those who are not. Of course the men who take an interest in fashion vary in their tastes; some possess a classic style, while others embrace the indie or more eccentric aspects of style.

The term ‘metrosexual’ has been bandied about over the past few years and really doesn’t give enough credit to heterosexual men who embrace style and fashion. Relating style to sexuality in men isn’t fair, and as more men become confident in expressing themselves through their clothes and accessories, we need to lose the idea that men’s style = questionable sexuality.

So let’s celebrate men who love style and shoes with this collection of photos taken from Facehunter and The Sartorialist.

And don’t forget the humble brogue. Often referred to as wingtips, as they’re known in the United States. Brogues are low-heeled shoes made of heavy leather originating in Scotland and Ireland. Brogues are considered traditional men’s dress shoes. Women are of course stealing this shoe and the trend has been huge in the past year across the globe.

1 comment :

El Notable said...

I love a man that takes an interest in fashion. Great post