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Manolo’s Monday Miscelleny | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo’s Monday Miscelleny

Manolo says, here are the few links that may perhaps amuse…

Monumento a los zapatos viejos

…if we fellows were not all so uptight and worried about our status we would have all begun wearing them a long time ago

We had no idea that Tim has some acting chops, too.
via the Manolo friends at Blogging the Project Runway

11 Responses to “Manolo’s Monday Miscelleny”

  1. Never2ManyShoes January 22, 2007 at 2:38 pm #

    I’m sorry, but no man should every wear leggings. Ever.
    Unless he is warming up to perform in the ballet.

    Is it just to make their feet look longer?

  2. Rondi January 22, 2007 at 2:59 pm #

    Never2Many, you read my mind!
    Frankly, I’m not even convinced *women* over a certain age and larger than a certain size should wear leggings.

  3. leiarenee January 22, 2007 at 3:17 pm #

    Who are these men who wear leggings around the house? And is it possible they are uptight about wearing leggings because they are (disregarding age and size) hugely unflattering? And not just leggings, but STIRRUPS? Stirrups are far less comfortable than a pair of jeans that fit properly. I’m appalled.

  4. Leah January 22, 2007 at 6:38 pm #

    I think the idea of men in leggings (I’m all for Robin Hood’s men in tights, but LEGGINGS on my average men-about-town??) might actually give me nightmares.

    But, squee! Tim Gunn on EVEN MORE television!

  5. Andromeda January 22, 2007 at 6:50 pm #

    No leggins for the men! (unless they are worn under pants, or under a skirt) For every man with the gorgeous legs there will be thousands without them… a sorry sight.

  6. g-dog January 22, 2007 at 10:37 pm #

    Didn’t Milli Vanilli wear leggings in their most famous video – we all know what happened to them….

  7. Cat January 23, 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    Leggings on women are bad enough, but on MEN? No. I won’t allow it. My Congressperson will be hearing about this.

  8. VeddyVeddyBadAng January 23, 2007 at 5:54 pm #

    Oh, not to worry. No self-respecting (straight?) man will ever be caught dead in leggings! And I know of no men who wear leggings around the house – the comfy pants of choice around our house are either pajama bottoms or sweats.

    Leggings for men. Snicker snicker.

  9. RSM January 28, 2007 at 8:54 pm #

    Leggings for men is not a new trend – one that’s been around for years. It’s time to get over the body image constraints and go for the comfort. Just wear them. Leggings are perfect casual wear for women AND men. Having worn leggings for years, I’m aware of people’s comments both negative and very positive. After all, it’s not the leggings on the man but the man in the leggings. Everyone looks good in leggings and some people look great!
    If more people, women and men, wear leggings then it will just be another apparel choice. At one time denim jeans were worn only by miners digging for gold. Now they are everywhere.
    So never say never – when you do decide to wear leggings, choose a well made pair – not with cotton fibers that bag out over time but a high tech fiber that retains it shape. Go for the comfort and support. Leggings that go to the ankle look better than capri style that chop the leg. Plus the full length leggings support you from your ankle to your waist and give you an energetic lift. Laugh, Live, Love & Enjoy!

  10. Adam Kassur March 1, 2007 at 2:20 am #

    I’m a 23 year old metrosexual male. I personally think leggings are a wonderful concept at that! I think females need to stop whining and feeling akward about men who want to wear leggings! “Gender is nothing more than a physical construct.” It has nothing to do with what sex they are. Both men and women can and do actually percieve the world in similar ways. A man doesn’t always like to wear heavy, thick and dark apparel. We too enjoy the luxuries of lfe like silk and nylon. Clearly a man that is well built and assertive like most men, but perhaps is better groomed and enjoys wearing leggings doesn’t mean he is any less of a man. A man or woman is determined based on how kind, helpful and positive we are toward others, not what we eat, wear, sleep in, or how we act like outside of these pathetic gender roles created my society that something thought up as being the ONLY way. It simply doesn’t work that way. Individuals are very complex living beings with mixed emotions, new developing feelings about ourselves and others, and our own need to be distinctive among others. In conclusion, open-mindedness and the ability to let change occur is not a punishment but a gift to express oneself and enjoy life on higher and newer levels. Judge not another and they won’t judge you!

    Now for all the men out there. Give it a try if you choose. Fear of rejection means you are dependent on what others think and want of you.