A Tall Story:

The Rise of Men in Heels!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - UPFRONT -

Lock your shoe clos­ets ladies, your men may soon be ask­ing to bor­row your Louboutins...

What started off as a New York

e trend has now grown into an all-out phe­nom­e­non. Guys like Gre­gory Alexander, a club owner in NYC, and fash­ion blog­ger Bryan­Boy, are strut­ting their stuff in sky­high shoes. And it isn’t just the gay com­mu­nity that loves them, straight men are wear­ing heels too!

Pair­ing them with wide-leg trousers, Gre­gory says, “I love plat­forms. It’s comfy to be off the ground and the added height is al­ways nice. I love a good wide-leg trouser with my heels.” Men in Europe were seen wear­ing pumps un­til Napoleon banned them in the 18th cen­tury... and now it looks like his­tory is re­peat­ing it­self. Niche de­sign­ers like Rad Hourani have al­ready cre­ated spe­cial col­lec­tions of high­heeled shoes for guys. But the big Q re­mains: are you ready for straight guys in heels?

Fash­ion blog­ger Bryan­Boy is rarely seen with­out his heels ‘Honey, are th­ese mine or yours?’ Fash-for­ward guys in high heels at the New York Fash­ion Week Mar­cel Ostertag was known for his love of stilet­tos on Project Run­way

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