History Repeats Itself: Men Are Wearing Stilettos, Yay Or Nay?
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History Repeats Itself: Men Are Wearing Stilettos, Yay Or Nay?



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/>Men are not left behind in this androgynous rage right now, as they borrow a feminine element from the women’s closet.

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/>The New York Times has spotted a man, 23-year-old Mr Wagner, at club sporting “a pair of eight-inch bright neon green lace-up stiletto ankle boots, procured from the Ladies Studio Exotic Shoes on Hollywood Boulevard”.

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/>Wagner and his friends are bringing back history—back in the 18th century in France, high-heels were worn by aristocrats (both men and women); the height and hindrance of the heels were to show that they could afford to live a luxurious life with the lack of doing hard, manual labour.

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/>But could these “high-heels for men” be just a passing fad?

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/>According to The Times Of India, some men (especially those that are vertically-challenged) are willing to give it a try.

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/>“I’d wear them; I’ve been short all my life,” says India’s MTV VJ Cyrus Sahukar. “I think men’s heels are going to be a huge fad in India with more than 50% of the orders coming from Bollywood alone! Why not do away with women’s heels and let men wear theirs, to even out the balance?”

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/>Some men think otherwise of the fashion trend, and that brain makes one more attractive than brawn.

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/>Comedian Vir Das told The Times Of India, “I definitely won’t try them! I’m happy with my feet. As for height issue, I’m a funny guy so having a sense of humor is far better than wearing a pair of heels.”

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/>But what makes these towering shoes so appealing to men in the first place? Well, Gregory Alexander, who runs a party A Club Called Rhonda told The New York Times that: “It’s a power thing. You’re higher than everybody else. You make more sound. You walk a different way. It makes your legs look better.”

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/>“A power thing”, a height above the rest, “your legs look better”—sounds like the same reasons why women are attracted to wearing the stilettos.

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/>However, some men think women shouldn’t wear them at all, since “walking in heels puts so many women in a bad mood”, Das said.

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/>What do you think of stilettos for men?

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/>[via Oddity Central, New York Times, image via Aaron Amat / Shutterstock]
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