A lot of dudes don’t get it. “It” being various style trends for ladies. I first struck a nerve when I asked my boyfriend honestly if he dug my new tallish combat boots. You see, all of my girl friends gushed over them, but he and my guy friends meaningfully looked away. Granted I don’t hang with the most fashionable of bros, but when asked straight-up what they thought of my kicks, none of them had a positive opinion. Instead of getting pissed, I got intrigued. What else do boys band together to scorn fashion-wise?
The reasons behind the anti-boot stance varied. My boyfriend grew up in an equestrian community (go ahead and make fun of him, I do all the time) so he felt they looked out of place when worn not en route to the stables. Another friend said he considered them too masculine on women. The most shocking response came from a former coworker who told me they look a part of a gestapo get-up to him.
In an effort to further investigate dude unapproved clothing for women, I’m working to rope in a few man writers to explain specific pieces and their inherent unpopularity with guys. So let’s get started. Fire ‘em at me. What are some pieces of clothing you feel guys don’t dig? Are there any trends you’d like a male opinion on? Sound off and hopefully soon we’ll get some manswers.