|Men’s fashion for summer: shorts and gladiator heels?!|
November 12, 2010 Lela 0 comments
Trends such as cardigans, scarves (keffeyehs), blazers and what not have caught on from Lagos to Johannesburg, while other fashion trends such as short shorts haven’t!
I mean Nigeria is probably on average 28 degrees, which induces a whole lot of sweat for the totally covered, so shorts should be a breath of fresh air, don’t you think? Well I do, just like every trend that existed prior to this day, short shorts have been around since the 70′s and 80′s and i think they’ve made a great comeback.
From the runways of Dolce and Gabbana, to even Nigeria’s Onyx and Pearl, short shorts seem to be the latest trend to rock the fashion industry.This trend is huge in Europe and America but hasnt quite caught on on the continent. If you (or your man) are considering it here’s how to rock the look properly.
A casual look for cocktails by the sea or nice summer’s day out. The shorts look great paired with a pair of tennis shoes:
For the more conservative dresser , a longer length, paired with a formal shirt, and tie or bowtie looks dapper and wikll take you from meeting to drinks, seamlessly
Here’s a few runway looks that you can interpret for yourself. The look in the middle is only to be tried by truly avant garde fashionistas:
The short and medium shorts look as seen on the street:
We’re being told that another trend for men this summer is gladiator sandals. The shoes has been given a masculine edge by the house of Givency and Burberry, Kurt Geiger and Russel and Bromley:
Here is a montage of the Givenchy Sandals fresh from the runway:
Top Man has released a gladiator ‘mandal’ in conservative brown:
Stylist Terence Sambo was spottend rocking them at an event in Lagos:
Here’s a look at Russel & Bromley’s gladiator look for men:
Kurt Geiger’s gladiator mandal:
I do love both these trends. (well the medium shorts and the mandals) I think it’s so attractive when a man gets both trends right. I do know that African men can be more conservative when it comes to trends like these so time will tell if the looks catch on.
Personally, I do not like the mandals things. I struggle with feet… and toes for that matter… They can be so detached from the actual person because often when I see someone twiddling their toes and I look at their faces, they usually carrying o like nothing’s wrong. At which point they’ll probably say “What?” Now this fuels my anger even more because they’re completely oblivious to what it is they’re doing. I’ll write more about my opinion of feet next week in fact.
But my point is, these shoes that expose men’s feet and toes and even try get artistic around them, thos emake me ill. I like a manly man… not a guy whose worried about the intricate detail of a MANDAL (male version of sandal). It works for some guys, I will admit, but should there be anything wrong with the owners feet, all it does is draw more attention to them.
My final say on this is that my gay buddies can rock these. Yeah I said it.