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17 hours ago, kneehighs said:

Several men in patent high heel boots at the SS20 Margiela Show.  John Galliano is the designer.  It is a "co-ed" collection.

I can't help but wonder how much those jeans cost, probably a month's pay for me. Heck, I could buy a pair of cheap Levi's from K-Mart, take a box cutter to them and fake that look like a pro!  :giggle:

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1 hour ago, JeffB said:

I can't help but wonder how much those jeans cost, probably a month's pay for me. Heck, I could buy a pair of cheap Levi's from K-Mart, take a box cutter to them and fake that look like a pro!  :giggle:

You still have a Kmart?

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I wouldn't wonder too much Jeff as these runway models live in an exclusive bubble far away from the unwashed masses having to shop at Kmart or other budget stores. We'll never run into them, know how much their clothes cost, or have a conversation with them. The images of heels on men are the only interesting thing here. HinH

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5 hours ago, JeffB said:

...Heck, I could buy a pair of cheap Levi's from K-Mart, take a box cutter to them and fake that look like a pro!  :giggle:

Why not!  (or go to the dark net...:cool:)

3 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

You still have a Kmart?

NYC still has one in Astor Place (Greenwich Village)

13 minutes ago, HappyinHeels said:

I wouldn't wonder too much Jeff as these runway models live in an exclusive bubble far away from the unwashed masses having to shop at Kmart or other budget stores. We'll never run into them, know how much their clothes cost, or have a conversation with them. The images of heels on men are the only interesting thing here. HinH

I'd venture the buyer of the runway model's clothes is more the socio-economic strata you're referring to (top 1%).  The model himself probably doesn't even get paid to walk the Margiela show.  Margiela probably tells model agents the prestige, status, and circulation is the compensation (lol, lol, lol).  

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9 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

You still have a Kmart?

As a matter of fact, there is one some two or three miles west of me.

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18 hours ago, HappyinHeels said:

I wouldn't wonder too much Jeff as these runway models live in an exclusive bubble far away from the unwashed masses having to shop at Kmart or other budget stores. We'll never run into them, know how much their clothes cost, or have a conversation with them. The images of heels on men are the only interesting thing here. HinH

As Somebody who's modeled in the past, I can say with conviction that models rarely make enough to live on. It's a pretty weird world, and the clothes-hangers who wear the clothes don't profit from it, unless at the highest echelon. 

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The thought occurred to me of a new definition for the word chasm. That would be the difference between the retail price of the garments displayed and the cost of their manufacture in the country of origin.I would bet the models struggle to live on the wage they're paid whilst the designer is bathing in money. Same old song! HinH

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Our Blue Chip Media, freestyle fashion supporter, Christian Allaire pens another freestyle supportive article for Vogue.com.  It's about the outfit Ezra Miller wore to the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week.

https://www.vogue.com/vogueworld/article/ezra-miller-saint-laurent-show-paris-fashion-week?utm_social-type=owned&mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=vogue&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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On ‎9‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 4:12 AM, bambam said:

As Somebody who's modeled in the past, I can say with conviction that models rarely make enough to live on. It's a pretty weird world, and the clothes-hangers who wear the clothes don't profit from it, unless at the highest echelon. 

You were a model, very cool indeed...I'm sure you have some stories to tell.  And yes, I can only imagine that the modeling profession is a cut throat industry. 

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11 hours ago, kneehighs said:

Our Blue Chip Media, freestyle fashion supporter, Christian Allaire pens another freestyle supportive article for Vogue.com.  It's about the outfit Ezra Miller wore to the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week.

https://www.vogue.com/vogueworld/article/ezra-miller-saint-laurent-show-paris-fashion-week?utm_social-type=owned&mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=vogue&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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My, my! This young man certainly loves to stand out! Pretty cool!

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On 9/28/2019 at 8:24 AM, kneehighs said:

Our Blue Chip Media, freestyle fashion supporter, Christian Allaire pens another freestyle supportive article for Vogue.com.  It's about the outfit Ezra Miller wore to the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week.

https://www.vogue.com/vogueworld/article/ezra-miller-saint-laurent-show-paris-fashion-week?utm_social-type=owned&mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=vogue&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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Not a fan of the face-decoration, gives the wrong impression... Otherwise, way to go!

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6 hours ago, hiddenheels said:

Not a fan of the face-decoration, gives the wrong impression... Otherwise, way to go!

Prince wore "face-decoration" yet was admired and desired by millions (of women).

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Hideous, truly hideous.

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Christian Allaire from US Vogue, arguably the most powerful blue chip fashion magazine in existence, with another pro Men In Heels article. 

 

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Well, I'm guessing Vogue magazine is just doing its job... Calling that a heel? 1.4 inch? Ok... but in that case, 90% of men wear heels then - trainers, dressing shoes, boots, slippers, etc.
I've just read an article about some new Nike Air Max. Approx. 1.5 inch heel. Many people, many men wears them... but no Vogue article...
Vogue... making a fuss out of nothing. They have to sell, I know.

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Indeed most hiking boots have heels of an inch or just over - mine certainly do. Sturdy Vibram soles. But such is the remarkable sensitivity to any leanings towards perceived femininity in men's wear - especially as regards to heels, one of the great taboos - that any increasing in height, however small, is seen as rather daring.    

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14 minutes ago, Shyheels said:

Indeed most hiking boots have heels of an inch or just over - mine certainly do. Sturdy Vibram soles. But such is the remarkable sensitivity to any leanings towards perceived femininity in men's wear - especially as regards to heels, one of the great taboos - that any increasing in height, however small, is seen as rather daring.    

In my industry, one of the "manliest" boots you can wear are logging boots, and those always have at least a 2" heel on them. Obviously, they are a lot more rugged looking and heavier than those Gucci loafers, but still.  .  .

I guess we should be thankful to have a mainstream article which mentions men wearing heels, and the subject of whom is not wearing outlandish garb along with his heels, low though they may be.

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On 10/10/2019 at 6:15 AM, mlroseplant said:

In my industry, one of the "manliest" boots you can wear are logging boots, and those always have at least a 2" heel on them. Obviously, they are a lot more rugged looking and heavier than those Gucci loafers, but still.  .  .

I guess we should be thankful to have a mainstream article which mentions men wearing heels, and the subject of whom is not wearing outlandish garb along with his heels, low though they may be.

Funny you should mention Logger's - The ones I usually see barely make 1-1/2"s but I did get notice that a steel mill has recently banned those from the mill.

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Have you guys covered Fernando Berlin? He’s got guys modeling high heel boots. 

 

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Those heels look expensive.  Not for me, I'm a sandal guy.  But it is nice to see high heels that are for guys openly marketed.  Maybe there is some hope for us guys who like to wear high heels.  Maybe...   have fun...  sf

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From what I've heard, Fernando Berlin make very good quality boots, including sizes for most men. They're expenisve but probably no more so than Jean Gaborit.

Not sure how often you'd see women wearing heels like that, very rarely in the steet. OTK, high heel and platform is a very strong statement that some might misinterpret on a woman.

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6 hours ago, Rockpup said:

Have you guys covered Fernando Berlin? He’s got guys modeling high heel boots. 

 

Jim, yes I have noticed that Fernando Berlin has started advertising men in his boots!

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On 10/12/2019 at 8:28 PM, Heelster said:

Funny you should mention Logger's - The ones I usually see barely make 1-1/2"s but I did get notice that a steel mill has recently banned those from the mill.

As well they should! Those are horrible, horrible boots for a place like a steel mill, and it has nothing to do with the heels--it's the gigantic, aggressively lugged sole, just waiting to trip you up on steel grating. Don't ask me how I know this. I have limited my purchase of logging boots to exactly the one time.

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On 10/17/2019 at 6:26 AM, Rockpup said:

Have you guys covered Fernando Berlin? He’s got guys modeling high heel boots. 

 

Well now, that's certainly interesting. I already own thigh boots, but it's cool to see them marketed in such a manner.

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I think they market very much to the club, fetish circuit so perhaps not that much of a surprise

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On 10/17/2019 at 11:26 AM, Rockpup said:

Have you guys covered Fernando Berlin? He’s got guys modeling high heel boots. 

 

That’s one hell of a look though, i would definitely go for those outfits 

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1 hour ago, maninboots said:

That’s one hell of a look though, i would definitely go for those outfits 

Would you wear boots like that on your Costa jaunts?

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3 hours ago, Puffer said:

Would you wear boots like that on your Costa jaunts?

Yeah definitely mate, why wouldn’t you?

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