Hm, I don’t like the term “pretty testosterone.” It assumes he’s a hetero man who simply chose to dress in an effeminate matter for the sake of fashion. It sort of misses the point – or at least the possibility that he’s gay when you categorize his self-expression as part of a larger trend.
Thank you! Agree with you, Scott. I could never dismiss someone who has the COURAGE to be TRUE to himself/herself. Stacy London, on What Not to Wear, once said, “bravery is being scared of something – and doing it anyway.” That line jumped out at me, even if she WAS only talking about wearing a print for god’s sake …. the line itself stuck with me. She has a knack for popping out these gems.
This young man, who clearly identifies on a deep level with appearing feminine, is definitely fearless.
Hi Giselle, you are very kind to Nick. I would have been very, very rude.
I write this comment after I made my comment yesterday, later in this list. I am still trying to hold back myself to be very, very rude.
Thank you for your comment and greetings from my beautiful Amsterdam.
Fearless and hardship are words that both have a myriad of meanings. A firefighter and this young man can both be fearless, they are not mutually exclusive. There are all kinds of hardship, be it economic, physical, social, etc. We should broaden our concept of these terms and set aside our shallow notions of the level to which one person experiences something over the next. On another note, he looks beautiful in these colors.
There are many different types of fearless acts. Yes, firefighters are brave – granted. However, I think the rather innocent point being made here is that this young man’s fashion sense is fearless. Indeed, dressing this way takes a lot of courage. If he wore this outfit in many neighborhoods, his personal safety would certainly be at risk. Furthermore, what makes you think he would not run into a burning building to save someone? Or perhaps he has faced many struggles in his life fearlessly. We know nothing about him other than that he looks bloody fantastic in that outfit.
There is truth in what you say, Nick. Firemen, War Corespondents, soldiers, people who live with certain disabilities, all have amazing courage. But, there is more then one sort of courage. His is courage too. But admittedly of a lesser sort then the aforementioned. Being true to yourself does take guts, and it enriches the world. In most neighborhoods this guy encounters, he will certainly NOT be in any danger, and we all know it. And probably his courage comes partially from being young and silly. A lot of courage does. But it is STILL courage.
Hey! You should probably ask this person which gender pronouns they prefer and which gender they would like to be classified under (you can’t just assume they would like to be under the “Men” category).
That being said, this is a beautiful picture and this person has wonderful style.
It’s not necessarily a good idea to assume the opposite way either, though! People express their gender in a way that makes sense to them–and there’s no foolproof way for others to guess what their gender is.
If anyone knows this person and which gender pronouns they prefer, will you let us know?
Here’s a guy who can wear pink skinnies extremely well, rather than the skinnies being the focus. AND he looks good wearing the dark cool colours on top. The high contrast of his dark hair/eyebrows and paler skin tone work with well with the high contrast of bright cool colours – fuschia pink and sharp black. Even his lips work well as they reflect the deep pink of the skinnies. I wonder if he thought all of this through as he pulled this outfit together?!
Looked at this quickly and thought, okay, cool, whatever. Then I did a double-take and really saw it. This is why I love your phototgraphy, Scott. There’s often a bit more to it than what first meets the eye. A similar photo that comes to mind is the girl on the bicycle with the prosthetic leg. Beautiful subject!
For sure not my cup of tea ( but I am already 52), but I like that in this blog we celebrate style independently from gender, race, body type, and sexual orientation. If you feel comfortable with your skin, who I am to criticize you?
Sadly this mans androgynous style is still considered fearless. I love nail polish on men….especially black polish…always will. I’m stealing this look for Monday with my wedge sneaks…Who’da thunk a nearly 50 yr old woman would be inspired by young man on the street in NYC. Thanks!