Often when I mention the word ‘fashion’ people get very disturbed by it. But none more so than men. You see, despite there being rapid growth in menswear over the last few years, there’s still a stigma attached to being male and overly interested in clothes.
If you’re a guy and you take an interest in your personal style you run the risk of being the butt of the jokes amongst your peers. So instead, you end up looking nondescript, happy to be average, like a poster boy for a Grattan catalogue.
While idleness, your age, or the fact you’re in a relationship, maybe an excuse you give yourself for not taking an interest. I know the real reason is that you’re afraid… scared of what others may think of you. The glances, the jokes, the whispers behind your back, the gossip at the water cooler. I empathise with you, but you know what… it’s time to grow a pair.
Don’t you want to be liberated from having to rely on your wife or girlfriend to pick your clothes? Be able to navigate the rails beyond Marks & Spencers without breaking out into a cold sweat? Have an opinion and choose to wear what you actually want without fear of being ridiculed for it?
It’s time to start being a man and taking pride in how you look, despite what others may think. If you’re comfortable, you’re not growing and if you’re not growing then you may as well be dead.
Push your comfort zone, get out there and try something you’d never normally wear. I promise you, you’ll be happy you did it.
Some will mock in a feeble attempt to make themselves feel better because they too are afraid. When they do… you can tell them to grow a pair.
People will take notice. You can walk tall because you didn’t pussyfoot about. You defined yourself. You showed that you care. Not settling for average. You met the challenge head on.
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