I’ve been thinking about starting a series dedicated to male fashion and lifestyle for a lot of time but something always restrained me because I didn’t exactly know how to approach this subject.
Then, leafing through a magazine I had a kind of “blogging epiphany” and I realized what I wanted to do.
For the title of the series, which means “the style is the man” in French, I chose the words of Georges-Louis Leclerc, earl of Buffon. Clearly, I have a tendency to be inspired by the words of noble men. I even have a Pinterest board about men’s fashion named the same way. While many people think that fashion doesn’t offer so much to men, I quite disagree. But one thing is sure, male style has a lot to do with good fabrics, cut and fit. While a woman can look great in a polyester dress, you can’t say the same for a man wearing a polyester suit.
It’s not a prerogative of women to get inspiration from style icons and great films. Men have plenty of choice when it comes to find style inspiration from cinema.
One great film to watch is “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Brad Pitt sports a lot of outfits from different decades. He wears elegant suits and casual clothes. My favorite look from Benjamin is probably the one shawled cardigan worn with a tee and a pair of jeans. Timeless. I have a thing for chunky knitwear.
Real men wear pink.
Did you know the habit of identify pink as a girly color was born in the 20th century and that, until then, pink was considered a male color? Pink is a light shade of red, a color associated with power, and even with war. A man shouldn’t wear pink only if he doesn’t like it. It’s a color available in many hues and it flatters every complexion.
Because style is in the details.
If you still think pink is not for men, remember Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby, with a beautiful pink suit. By the way, “The Great Gatsby” is another must-see film.
And since I like quotes…
What women want
Candles. As a woman writing about male fashion and lifestyle, I thought it was a nice idea to share my opinion (but also other womens’ opinion) about a subject. So, let’s talk about candles. They’re like pink. Some men consider them for women only, some like them but may feel uncomfortable about it.
Candles are a great way to make your house smell good and create atmosphere and they are available in “manly” scent. Some may find the word manly annoying but as a woman, I’m aware that men can find cutesy cotton candy scented candles way too girly. I don’t like sweet scents either and I prefer fresh or warm scents, it depends on my mood.
Unfortunately, many candles are made from paraffin, a derived from petroleum which makes breathing a candle’s smoke as unhealthy as smoking a cigarette. If you smoke or you don’t care, just think that unhealthy smoke can also give you headache. So consider buying candles made from natural wax and with cotton wicks. I know, they can be expensive but quality candles last longer than cheap ones. And keeping candles in the fridge for a few hours before lightening them will make them burn more slowly.
That’s all for my very first post about male fashion and style. I hope you liked it. Let me know in the comments!