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  1. Back in 2008 in London I had a bouncer challenge my re-entrance. Similar experience. Story is here:
  2. Did you guys see the GQ video that speaks to this issue?
  3. I agree with this "show then tell". Then she responds to the reality, not the runaway imagination inside her head. Did you have a chance to share your interest in heels with her yet?
  4. This is refreshing. Blue Chip Media site and arguably the world's foremost authority in fashion, American Vogue offers a serious look at Paloma Spain. Plenty of photos of men in heels. Quotes from Alejandro Gomez Paloma, the designer: "I feel that boys need to discover different ways to wear clothes that we haven’t been able to wear up until now," “I work with materials that are usually used for womenswear" I already know some here will have strong opinions against this line, because it's innovation doesn't represent the interests of "critical mass" (Sears, Debenhams). And that's fine. I look forward to hearing their strong opinions.
  5. I haven't Only time I've been to Japan is on Google Earth Virtual Reality and that doesn't even qualify as a true trip.
  6. Genderless Danshi in Japan. (Video shows man in heels) Genderless Kei in Japan. Links to specific examples of genderless kai. (didn't have time to find guys as guys in heels, but I'm sure examples exist)
  7. Fun survey distraction from June 2016. onehallyu calls themself "Your number one Asian Entertainment community forum!". Reality vs. idea distinction again is key to interpreting results.
  8. VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SUPPORTS UNISEX CLOTHING: supports swapping clothes with partner Her latest show, a unisex affair on Monday with male and female models, closed the four-day event. The men tramped down the runway wearing a range of outfits, including sharp suits (wide lapels, flared pants) and billowing capes and tulle tutus. The women wore the same. And that, Ms. Westwood declared, was precisely the point. “Unisex may sound like a joke, but, in fact, it’s all about styling and being able to dress however you like,” Ms. Westwood, 75, said. “Swapping clothes with your partner means you can buy less, choose well and really make them last.”
  9. Fun night out with content the audience here can relate to. #entertainment
  10. I posted it because it contributes to the thread theme "general public discussions of men in heels". Had zero to do with Amanda's comment.
  11. Australian actor, singer, and cabaret artist Adam Noviello.
  12. Wow, I bet you school everyone don't you. Next time, take it past 101 level okay?
  13. Link please. This comment mistakes the tree for the forest. A heel difference doesn't mean other parts in the product development cycle weren't shared. The design teams choice of materials, leather, buyers sourced these materials...production teams choice of manufacturing methods...manufacturing locations etc.
  14. Quick marketing argument for why the men in heels market has always stalled--and will probably always stall. The key to success for any new trend is to focus in on the dominant adoption type in the current phase of the market, learn to appreciate that type of person's archetype, and then adjust the marketing strategy accordingly. This is known as the Rogers Diffusion of Innovations Graph. This is the model widely adopted by the tech sector (and others) and repeatedly referenced by Goldman Sachs, Citi reports and other leading Blue Chip financial institutions. It's also referenced in the fashion industry. Once the Early Majority takes up a new trend, it crosses what Malcolm Gladwell calls the "Tipping Point". That's the point everyone here is hoping for. Innovators want to be the first among their peers with a new trend. They seek out new styles just to see if the new style will work. In fashion, this falls into the hands of professional insiders like Rick Owens (heels for men), Heidi Slimane (Saint Laurent/Dior Homme heels for men), and John Paul Gaultier (heels for men). Early Adopters by contrast don't invent, yet they are willing to buy into new styles early in their life cycle. In the fashion economy, this often falls into the hands of celebrities and digital influencers. Kanye West (wearing a women's Celine blouse), Prince (heels), David Bowie (heels/androgyny). Some may argue that likes, shares, and comments don't increase the velocity of cash flow in the economy. That argument is based on uneducated ignorance. Go to the CMO of any large fashion corporation and ask them which spend converts more. Blue Chip advertising/marketing (Vogue, Harpers, or NY Times) or Digital Influencers (Blonde Salad, Kristina Bazan, Aimee Song). Unanimously, digital influencer spend ROI outperforms Blue Chip ROI. It's a seismic shift observable in numbers at the C-Suite level. The catch is uptake by men in heels keeps stalling at the Innovator stage. There aren't celebrities or male digital influencers regularly wearing heels. While innovators see heels for men as a status symbol of innovation, Early Adopters still see it as a symbol of downward assimilation. Why? In most countries, males are the In Power Group. The Out Power group are females. Socially identifying with the Out Power Group decreases status (unless for charity). The value proposition then? Get proof of concept for men in heels in countries--not innovator tribes in the fashion industry-- where women are the In Power Group. Experiment on a limited trial basis. Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway consistently come out on top of gender global rankings. If market cap is even promising in these countries, then new ways of marketing to Early Adopters should be applied. "Be unlike everyone else, be unique. Wear heels." "Women unanimously think taller men are more attractive. Wear heels. Be taller." "Women unanimously think men with good posture are more attractive. Heels give you good posture. Wear heels". "Women unanimously think men with long legs are more attractive than men with short legs. Get longer legs by wearing heels" "people associate height with power. Wear heels to appear more powerful" etc. While totally not something I would ever invest time or money into, it's an interesting idea to explore.