Could the over-appreciation of trends and styles be fashionable…or fassy boy? A friend and I spoke on this two weeks ago, as it relates to male R&B singers, and Killer Mike and I had a similar conversation yesterday.
“it seems, the onset of blogs (and the ultimate re-blog of that one blog post) and certain famous men who have suddenly been bit by the high fashion bug who also make it a habit to vent their emotions on every public platform possible are to blame.
“as a straight girl who has many gay friends and an older gay brother to boot, if a straight guy approached me and said; ‘I LOVE YOUR LANVIN CLUTCH,’ my natural response would be ‘THANKS GIRL.’ i mean, it’s just too jarring. the only boys who compliment me on my labels are the ones who want to wear my pieces, ie: usually gay boys. i think a compliment to my style or fashion is nice, but a compliment to prove you’re versed in the language of fashion is too obvious.
“it’s not to say that a man can’t like or even love fashion, because i know plenty that do and are secure in their manhood – but this breed is different. being dapper has been important for for ages…but these boys who are SUDDENLY so forced about being fashion forward (and i say suddenly because it’s obvious which ones are trying) are a major scratch in a record that makes most girls stop and go ‘WHAT?’.”
Read the rest of “The Sissification Of The Modern Man: Fad Or Epidemic?” at VA$HTIE’s.