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Millennial Male Fashion Trends

The fashion industry is worth billions these days. And partly because men are just as involved as women. In fact, the top designers are male. However, there are some questions you might have relating to fashion. Some are common such as how the feminine has become masculine and the other way around. Here are some of the most asked questions about men's fashion.

Is It OK to Wear Shiny Jewelry as a Man?

Since the days of early man, men have worn jewelry. In fact, men wore jewelry before women. Gold, silver, and other precious metals were status symbols of your wealth and power. And some were reserved only for royalty in some cultures. Today, jewelry like diamonds is more associated with women, but there's no harm in wearing shiny jewelry. Finger and thumb rings for men are popular these days. And gold necklaces and bracelets aren't only for mob guys. Just wear whatever feels comfortable for you, and accessorize with your outfit style. Forget about it.

What's the Deal with Men's Thongs?

Thongs on women are among the sexiest and most stylish garments available. Whether part of a beach set or a more intimate piece, a thong is beyond fashion. Yet, as good as they look, many women don't like wearing them for obvious reasons. So what's the deal with guys wearing them? Well, male thongs are more comfortable than you think, and they're designed for extra support where it counts. And they're so much cooler in hot weather. Also, more men wear them than you think. And so what if you want to wear one? Only you know about it anyway. 

Is Cross-Gender, Cross-Dressing in Men's Modern Fashion?

Absolutely not, not in the true sense of the word anyway. Neo cross-gender fashion doesn't mean guys are wearing dresses. Modern men's fashion simply recognizes that some items of clothing traditionally worn by women look just as good on a man. And vice versa. For instance, it isn't uncommon to see guys sporting halter tops these days at the gym. Or wearing a sarong while strolling along the beach. Just as your wife or girlfriend might wear your shirts or jeans, there's nothing wrong with trying female clothes that look good and feel comfy.

Can Men Wear Makeup These Days?

Like jewelry, makeup was traditionally worn by men back in the day. But somewhere in the middle ages, it became more common for women. Then with the mass production revolution at the start of the 20th century, companies like Max Factor marketed makeup strictly toward women. However, men have always worn makeup. Rock stars, actors, and TV personalities always wear makeup. Some are obvious, and some are done so well you can't tell. But for the average guy, makeup isn't a problem these days. There's nothing wrong with looking your best.

What are this Summer's Fashion Trends for Men?

Summer 2022 is just around the corner. And that means everyone likes to get out and party. But you also might want to look great as well. Fashion trends aren't only for women, and men's fashion is bigger than ever. Here are some of the biggest fashion trends tipped for this Summer:

  • Casual: Sun-faded retro California style.
  • Occasions: Oxford shirts with striped blazers and chinos.
  • For work: Lacoste-style shirts with structured joggers and polished hiking boots.
  • On the street: full shirt and cargo pants Gorpcore style.
  • Events: simple tone striped polo tees with denim shorts and canvas sneakers.

Looking good wherever you are is an integral part of staying in fashion. But knowing what to wear can be a tough choice. Summer 2022 seems to be all about keeping it simple and not too formal. For instance, rather than chinos for graduation, denim shorts are in.

Do Women Find Long Hair Attractive in a Man?

Now is the time if you've ever wanted to look like your favorite hunk celebrity like Keanu Reeves. Not only do women love a guy with incredible long hair, but it's super fashionable at the moment. Because of guys like Keanu, long hair is seen as very masculine these days. Especially when you sport a terrific beard and a brooding look, as he does so very well. The theory is it ignites something primal since gladiators, Vikings, and early man didn't trim their hair or beards much back then. Just be careful of ruining your hard-earned style with a man bun!

Should I Wear Open-Toe Shoes this Summer?

There's a long-standing argument as to whether men should wear sandals. It's even a tricky case for women. First, of course, it's best to consider the state of your feet if you want to sport open-toed shoes. No one wants to look at dry skin and athlete's foot while they enjoy a seaside lunch. So if you're going to, get a good pedicure and rub-down before doing so. However, for the most part, the question isn't if you should wear them, but rather when? It simply isn't fashionable to wear sandals with your daily jeans. But they look great with beachwear in Summer.

Do I Need to Follow Men's Modern Fashion to Look Good?

Most men don't care about fashion. Nowhere near as much as women. However, a large section of men keep up with trending men's fashion and follow accordingly. Shoes and suits are one of the biggest fashion interests for guys. But no. You don't need to follow men's fashion to look good. Fashion magazines and trending ideas are best thought of as a guide. They can show you what's in and what looks good on a specific type of man. However, everyone is different. So to look good, you need to find what suits you and go with that.

Should I Be Involved in My Wedding Plans?

The bride-to-be traditionally does planning a wedding and arranges things like the dress and reception. But in recent years, it has become more popular for the groom to get involved. And why not? It's your day too. While your partner might be a little more enthusiastic than you are about certain things, you can help. Planning a wedding is stressful, and there's a lot to consider. So try to be as involved as you like, or let your bride take the reins. But either way, provide support and encouragement throughout the entire process before the big day.


As a man, you might be wondering about fashion. But fashion isn't only for women. To answer some common questions, you don't need to follow fashion to look good. And yes, women find long hair attractive. You also don't need to worry about cross-gender clothing, and you can wear that thong and sarong beach set you have been keeping an eye on for this Summer.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.