Although men's fashion doesn't get as much attention as women's, I think it deserves to. There's a lot men can do with their look, and this seems to finally be getting a bit more recognition thanks to a new generation of stylish men, such as my friend Nathan Beesley (whose fabulous blog you can read here). It seems that it's much more acceptable for guys my age to show an interest style and their appearance than it was for my dad's generation. This is definitely a good thing in my eyes.
As a single lady, I do often think it would be nice to have a guy for whom to choose the odd nice item of clothing - as hard as I try, there's only so much a girl can do to get her man-styling kicks out (my dad and brother suffer/benefit from this at every Christmas and birthday).
I recently wrote a post about my style 'no-no's for girls, so here are my style 'yes-yes's for guys:
1. Pointy shoes. Preferably in tan leather, but I'm not picky. (Yet picky enough that I couldn't find the perfect picture of what I mean online.)
2. Swishy hair. (I am powerless to resist)
|Could it be any swishier? (pic from dailymail.co.uk)|
|Oh Look Harry Styles is illustrating my point perfectly again. (from jamietuohy.com)|
|Definitely NOT a member of One Direction (pic from bombod.com)|
|See? I like other 1D members too. Here's Louis Tomlinson. (from collegefashion.net)|
Thinking about it, I really like these styles on girls too. In fact, it's basically my style. But on a man. Hmm. That's odd. I know it may also seem like I have just described Harry Styles, but I assure you that is purely a coincidence. He just happens to illustrate my points nicely. I think. Moving on... Here are my 'no-no's:
1. Skinny jeans. Just no. Even Harry Styles wears these some times. Not ideal. (I do love wearing these myself though.)
|Frankie Cocozza. Pic from sugarscape.com)|
|not even David Beckham makes an earring look good. (from studexasia.wordpress.com)|
4. Football shirts. You are not a professional footballer. And even they look stupid.
5. Long hair. Leave it to us girls, please.
|I just don't think this looks good. (from sodahead.com)|
UPDATE: The aforementioned stylish male Nathan Beesley has written a cracking response to this blog post which you can read here. Although he may not share my love of Harry Styles, it's refreshing and amusing as ever to hear his view.