Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man heels?

By Tenisha Mercer

First man weaves and now man heels? More men are wearing women's heels -- and they're killing 'em, as reported in this story in the Daily UK Mail and Guide, via the New York Times.

Man heels
It's not the first time men have worn heels. The trend dates back to European royalty in the 15th century. And us old school folks know that androgny ruled the day in the 70s/80s, when artists like Prince were notorious for sporting 4-5-inch heels. Even men wore platform heels.

These aren't cross dressing men, either. But men who find the perfect finish for their suspenders, dress shirts and men's dress pants to be a pair of heels. Do you, but something about a man wearing heels better than mine is irritating!

The taller, the better -- 15-inches or more (cost: $3,000+). And there's a healthy used market for Louboutins size 10 or larger. I know their feet gotta hurt!

This is what Gregory Alexander, 26, said about wearing high-end designer heels to clubs.

'I love the height... It helps when you’re in a club. I’ve bought Louis Vuitton. I’ve bought Gucci,' he told the Times. 'But a lot of designers don’t go high enough for me. I found a company in Arizona that will do 15-inch heels for $3,000.'

Time to step our game up, ladies. We got some competition!

What do you think of a man wearing heels?

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