March 13, 2007

Style Verdict: Hetero Men in Heels...

I'm at a loss with this one. I saw this over at the Style.com fashion forums. The forum topic is below:

Fashion Freestyling: Men in Heels
My friends and I have sought to incorporate high heels as an acceptable accessory to different types of men's styles. It's not fetish and it's not high fashion and we are heterosexual. It's a paradox now, like men wearing earrings and long hair used to be. We know it's different, but believe that the overall image can be projected with good taste (even if not high fashion).

Hmm. Well, I'm gonna kick things off with my opinion of this overall look. I don't like it. On a heterosexual man? No. Not even a little bit. That's my opinion. Now I really wanna know yours. Do YOU like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you (guys) wear it? Would you (women) like to see your guys sporting this look? I wanna know your style verdict.

82 comments:

  1. *furiously banging gavel on desk*

    NO! NO! NO!

    *in the voice of Judge Greg Mathis*

    "What are you, some kinda freak?!"

    *in the voice of Judge Joe Brown*

    "Get the hell outta my courtroom!"

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  2. I'm confused. Who said this would make all the girlies swoon? Who ever it was obviously lied. Seeing Justin Timberlake in a kilt in GQ last year is one thing (easy access), but guys in heels....hmmm. I'm hoping it doesn't catch on because even after writing this I'm still confused. I guess if you think you can rock it then WORK!

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  3. I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit

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  4. "nitabita", sustained! Heterosexual and heels don't even mesh, don't even sound right, don't even look right, AIN'T right! I'm through. ;)

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  5. HEll NAW!!! that's all I have to say only one man can do that and it's prince! lol

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  6. You know, as much as my man is always ragging on me to wear high heels, I totally support this. I'll wear them every day when he does!

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  7. That is so G.A.Y.! I don't care how they try to spin it.

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  8. I hate it...what type of drugs would a man be on to wear heels...if I ever see a man in heels, I'm taking off mines and clubbing him to death...then I'm going to take his pair depending on how cute they look.

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  9. COSIGN brwn_eyes_brwngirl!!!

    Well not to death, but maybe until he's unconscious...

    THIS IS JUST... WRONG. JUST... UGH.

    And I don't know about ya'll, but I've only seen Prince in heeled boots... but PUMPS??? Pointed-toe stilleto pumps at that... OOOH UH. UH.

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  10. Obviously these men are not heterosexual. I know a couple of "metro men" and if they stepped out in stilletos, I would certainly push them over to the gay side.... especially since I question their sexuality anyway!These men are in DENIAL. My uncle Billy (now deceased) used to wear "high heeled boots"...he was a strait pimp! I can only imagine if he saw men in high heels...
    Uncle Billy, "What the hell?.... boy didnt you daddy?...do you have a daddy?....well I be damn... look at these boots (pointing at his) and look at your shoes, tell me what the difference is...

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  11. LOL @ Chanel! You have me over here crackin up! Cuz I just pictured ol' boy in some heels and I think I would faint... lol- Whooo...

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  12. I just came to check my girl out and here is this foolishness. Men in heels, now who's gon' hold who's shoes when they feet hurt!
    Now it's gon' be this one dude standing in the club, by his self, watching his friends shoes and purses! What is we gon' DO!

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  13. I tried to be open-mided while I carefully studied this pic, but the whole thing just looks bizarre. I'm fine with a man in a boot with a smallish stacked heel, but pointy-toe stilettos are a whole different ballgame. Not attractive!

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  14. *peeps back into the courtroom...

    amazed that attorneys are still arguing about this mess...

    throws gavel at Little Richard on the witness stand tombout he was the first one to wear high heels and they stole it from him...

    runs back into chambers to play "I Will Survive" on my iPod*

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  15. This follishness has got to stop!

    The Ultimate in RIDICULOUSNESS!

    (Did I spell that right? I dont even care.)

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  16. The only man that should wear heels is Miss Jay. The last thing I need is a man wanting to borrow my shoes. Next->

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  17. A man wearing heels will never get any loving from moi. In fact, if I see a dude sporting heels, I'm going to make a concerted effort to trip the SOB.

    Why y'all wanna be cute? Be men.

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  18. I'm a heterosexual male who thinks high heels are silly... on women... so I don't know why men (of any sexual orientation) would be interested in them at all!

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  19. Absolutely not. Some things weren't made to be unisex, and heels are one of those things.

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  20. why does it matter if he's gay or straight? some things are just not made to be unisex, as someone aptly pointed out.

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  21. None of these commented on the biggest reason of all for a NO!
    HIGH HEELS ARE PAINFUL TO WEAR AND NOT GOOD FOR THE FEET!!!!!!

    for both men and women.

    (except if maybe you want to go with that Kim Jong-Il look....nah)

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  22. i think its great! Im a hetero guy and i think guys should be able to wear high heels again. The high heel began as a mens shoe...

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  23. I'm a heterosexual guy and I love high-heels on women. I was brought up in a family where all the women wore heels and was always fascinated by them since being a toddler. Being a male I was also struck by their destructive qualities and as a nine or ten year old would put on my mothers stilettos and kick my teddy bear around. However, I grew out of that and my only flirt with heels on myself after that time was back in the 70's when I had a number of male platform boots and a pair of 4" high non-platform disco boots like John Travolta. Now I still find heels very sexy but only expect to see them on women! Without heels women have to be quite pretty and well shaped for me to find them attractive. But add a pair of heels and perhaps more than half of women become attractive! The thought of guys in stilettos in particular is quite worrying, - I don't find guys sexually attractive but the shoes are! There is also the fact that men are more violent than women; back in the 60's when men wore very pointed 'winkle-picker' shoes and boots, there were a number of serious groin and eye injuries that ensued from men using their footwear to kick other men who had been floored in fights. Imagine what would happen if stiletto heels became a male fashion, - how many people would be killed or maimed? It's bad enough as it is with only women wearing stilettos; there have already been a number of incidents of late where women have used their stiletto heels and pointed toes to injure and even kill people.

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  24. Stiletto heels are quintesentially femenine and long may they reign. It does exactly what it says on the box for legs, so why hide then under trousers?

    Back to the thread though, men in stilettos will remain a sideshow used by designers to focus attention. Unless a guy has a slender very femenine body, aesthitically the thinness of the shoe just looks out of proportion. However, good looking boots with a moderate heel, cuban style, can look good. Best of both worlds and unless you are way over 6ft, an extra couple of inches is always handy.

    What is really needed is a sense of proportion.

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  25. men in stiletto pointy womens shoes along with slacks out in public holding hands with a woman. I don't think it looks good and I don't think it will ever look good. I'm a hetero man, but to play around in them at home with your wife and/or girlfriend for fun is okay by me. Past girlfriends enjoyed that at times.

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  26. This is ridiculous! Your ready to persecute and mime another human being just because you don't want them to be who they feel they are inside. We have become accustomed to deciding for others what we want so much, that we have lost the idea of an individual's free-agency to choose from their own set of desires, wants, or needs. Society has really messed up on this topic.
    Just because the status-quo does not support a person's right of choice, doesn't mean it is right to belittle one for asserting that that choice. So they differ from your perspective. Isn't the world full of differences that can make our lives richer when we learn and understand more than our circle of existence. Tolerance and empathy are necessary qualities our world needs to use and develop. Most of the contentions and wars are due to the lack of concern for others.
    So, may be some men choose not to wear heels, that is all right. Some women don't want to wear them either. This did not make them less of a person. It is their right to choose. Let those who want to wear heels, excersize their freedom to choose. If they find wearing heels isn't for them, so be it! The important thing is they decided their path or look, not someone else.

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  27. Hey, if you like the way it makes your Jell-O shake, go for it. Beats me why the hell anyone would WANT to break out the bunions and fuck up the tendons that make those tight calves so luscious in the first place, but take your power-stride where you can get it. I would suggest taking a close look at your motivation, though--same as I would for a woman--and urge you to appreciate the lovely limbs you have without the need for semi-crippling apparati.

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  28. i am also VERY heterosexual and have been wearing high heels for many years i Love wearing 3"or higher pumps with wide legged trousers or miniskirts when the weather is warm.

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  29. Love The idea of men wearing high heel. Have been wearing them with my mens clothes for years. I am not gay. I think some woman are intimated by us men wearing higher heels than they can.

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  30. Just another example of women wanting women's lib to go one way for them .
    If a guy wears heels,then they dont feel feminine anymore?Then you have the problem,not a guy wearing heels.
    What else could they possibly fo with men's fashion?If it was up to me Id wear a t-shirt and shorts to work.....I myself could care less what ANYONE wears as long as I wear what I want without anyone looking at me sideways!You are going to judge me?You know what?I dont care about youre opinion.They want to try something new,go ahead have fun. When women started wearing spandex in the 80s and dressing like women,us men got flack for that too.Stop looking at me.Then it was cover it up ,you look like a slut.So you dress sexy and then youre a slut overnight?I dont get that either.People are so quick to JUDGE.women now dress like men(jeans and a shirt,no heels).What did you want to happen next?The fashion apocolypse is coming.Who threw the balance off?
    The groups judging !

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  31. Now Now Girls.....
    Why do you wear heels? Looks good? Feels good? You like the way it improves your posture? Or do you feel too short.

    All these reasons are valid for men too! High heels were worn by men BEFORE they were worn by women.

    For my own preference, I kinda agree about the Block heels vs the Stilletos, But I stand by freedom of choice in this matter.

    I myself wear boots with anywhere from 2 to 4.5 inches regularly. Obviously some situations are not appropriate for a man to wear heels, but this is true for anybody.

    My wife supports my wearing heels and actually likes it and buys heeled boots for me often.

    Gary0618

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  32. Men are more violent than women? I guess that depends on which particular women we are talking about, doesn't it? To those women who would "...if I ever see a man in heels, I'm taking off mines and clubbing him to death ...then I'm going to take his pair depending on how cute they look" (or just "well not to death, but maybe until he's unconscious..."-- gee, thanks for the concession) or "in fact, if I see a dude sporting heels, I'm going to make a concerted effort to trip the SOB," let me write in terms you just might be able to understand: BRING IT ON! Just be sure that you are wearing pants when you do, so that I can show you how to wear them as a necktie. Yeesh, gangstas, thugz, hypocrites... Finally, a practical use for stilettos: vampire stakes.

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  33. Amazing....how people reacts when something new is thought. When I read you judgetments I get sick, especially the womens. You want the freedom to be yourself - you want the same rights as a man - you want to live a life your way. Funny that other people are not allowed to have the same rights. I wish all women back to the kitchen -stay away from education and well payed jobs - no pants anymore, no rights - only skirts - no tennis shoes only high heel pumps....!! Hmm...is someone stupid or what?


    I wear high heels boots everyday (really high) - also at work - I'm a marketing director. It's fantastic - the feeling is great. My experience is that most people dont' give a shit - and those who does is the ones with no self-confiendence and a bad life.....

    My life started the day when I said to myself - It's my life and I will live it the way I think best - and sence that day high heels iis part of both me and my wifes wardrobe.

    Stop asking - to many opinions - find yourself and be who you are.

    isn't life great.

    ;-)) Klaus

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  34. I'm a hetero guy in my early 40's. I think the look is great! Why the f..k not? If a guy has the gonads to walk down a busy street in heels, bow to his bravado. Personally, I miss the platform days of disco -- when the higher the heel, the cooler the look! Face it, high heels are sexy as hell. Women, you bitch at other women who can strut in higher heels than you can wear -- shut the f..k up! When you can walk in 6" heels, then maybe what you say will count.

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  35. DANG I THINK ITS FINE FOR MEN TO WEAR HIGH HEELS.....I WAS KIDDIN!!

    OKAY WAT THE HECK IS WRONG WIT THESE MEN THINKIN THEY CAN WEAR HEELS???
    MEN THESE DAYS THINK THEY'RE WOMEN I GUESS!!

    IT REALLY GETS ON MY NERVES WEN I SEEN THAT PIC...DANG THEY TAKE THINGS ND SAY THAT FEMALES CANT WEAR OR DO THEM BUT NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE WAT WE HAVE!! LOL!!

    OH WELL LET THEM HAVE PAIN IN THEY FEET ND HURTIN LEGS..!! TRUST ME THATS WHY I DONT WEAR MY HEELS VERY OFTEN!! LOL

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  36. DANG I THINK ITS FINE FOR MEN TO WEAR HIGH HEELS.....I WAS KIDDIN!!

    OKAY WAT THE HECK IS WRONG WIT THESE MEN THINKIN THEY CAN WEAR HEELS???
    MEN THESE DAYS THINK THEY'RE WOMEN I GUESS!!

    IT REALLY GETS ON MY NERVES WEN I SEEN THAT PIC...DANG THEY TAKE THINGS ND SAY THAT FEMALES CANT WEAR OR DO THEM BUT NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE WAT WE HAVE!! LOL!!

    OH WELL LET THEM HAVE PAIN IN THEY FEET ND HURTIN LEGS..!! TRUST ME THATS WHY I DONT WEAR MY HEELS VERY OFTEN!! LOL

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  37. what the hell is wrong with you people??? are you really, truly that pathetic? it's a pair of shoes for cristsake true those used in the picture are a tad femme but come on, guy's look at your shoes, take a good look, though it may be small they've all got heels on them, i myself wear heels, i've a great pair of kneehigh patent leather boots with a 4 3/4 inch platform heel, tand sersly can any of you give a decent reason (and no "heels are for girls" aint decent) as to why guys shouldn't wear heels? cos i'd like to hear it

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  38. i say yes yes yes omg yes do it why the hell not

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  39. Heels for male... why not..tight jeans with a jolo butt thingy, 4"heel boots... work for me..

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  40. High heels look great on men. My husband accepted my challenge for him to spend and evening out in 3" black strappy heels, shaved legs, and red nail polish. His only complaint was the below freezing weather.

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  41. Since people wore clothes, we have been into fashion. Fashion changes......regularly. Men wearing pink t-shirts and vest tops that don't look gay? It happens all the time! Men wearing high heels and not looking gay? It's already happened a couple of hundred years ago - the nobles wore high heels. The latest fashion, in fact! So why not again. Women have independence, so why not men too?

    I'm a straight bloke and tried on a pair of my girlfriend's boots as a joke..... they were a little uncomfortable (they were too small) - but they looked quite funky! Green fabric, 2.5" brown heel. They looked good with jeans.

    Stu

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  42. It was almost painful scrolling through the vast majority of disgustingly pitiful, prejudiced women here. As a gal myself I have no problem with a man who wants to wear heels. Eddie Izzard, by the way, is a transvestite and is heterosexual himself. He's hilarious, intelligent, and fantastically good looking. Well worn heels look good on anybody if you pick the style that works for you. And beyond that? There are some women out there, probably some of the same broads posting here, who'll go out of the house wearing slut clothes I wouldn't put on a 2-bit hooker... and yet that's "okay." But heels on men?

    Shut up, ladies, get over yourselves and your pathetic, peurile notions that you own someone else's fashion tastes. The beautiful thing about "I want to hear what you think" is that it's just that. Your one, single, solitary opinion in a world of opinions.. and opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.

    But that doesn't mean yours is the right one. Women like that make me sick to call myself a feminist. Gender equality means fashion equality. Women were thought of as horrifying back in the day when they first started to wear trousers, now it's commonplace. Now the only "men's" clothing is clothing also adapted to women. So why all the selfish fashion-hogging, ladies? If you don't want to be with a man in heels, don't date the guy in 2" pumps. Leave those clearly self-confident gentlemen to the ladies like me, who understand that anyone wearing something that stands out and raises eyebrows with the confidence and poise required to make themselves look GOOD despite the flurry of comments... is somebody well worth taking the time to look over once more.

    Men: Don your heels if you wanna. Don't if you don't.

    Women: Do the same.

    But ladies. Come now. Quit your bitching... it looks bad on all of us.

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  43. Por que no si queda bien? como es el caso, a mi me gustaria poder elegir entre llevar tacones o no, con unos vaqueros como en la foto, queda perfecto. No soy gay aunque me encante vestir ciertas prendas a priori femeninas, como los pantys. Seria una maravilla el poder salir a tomar una copa con tacones. Espero que esto sirva para algo mas. Un saludo desde la capital de España. Por cierto, me aburren los zapatos de hombre...

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  44. I personnaly do not care if a guy wants to wear heels. Guys should be free to wear whatever they want. As a guy I would not wear them for the fact they do damage your feet. My mom had foot surgery and it is not fun. Especially you may have to do it several times. My wife does not wear heels and it is ok with me as well. I guess I feel that women can look very attractive with flat shoes or not high heel shoes. But who are we that we can decide what people can and cannot wear.....

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  45. I'm a Straight male and I love wearing womens shoes and the way I see it, if a women can wear men's style shoes why can't men wear womens?

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  46. I'm a hetero guy who likes to wear high heels. I've got about 40 pairs, from pumps to boots, from 2" block heels to 6" stilettos.

    So what is the big deal? It is a shoe made of some pieces of leather so why make such a big fuzz about it? And infact the high heel trend originates from king Louis the 14:th if I am not totally wrong. So men were the first ones!

    As usual the women "steels" our styles, pants were ones mens items, and so were suits and high heels. Today you can see almost any garment on a woman without raising an eyebrow but if if a guy should were something from the femimin wardrobe all eyes are at him.

    Let's face facts; it is just a piece of clothing and why should it bother people this much?

    Just last week-end I was in Copenhagen and I were in heels both in the city at day-time and out clubbing at night. And not as much as a comment from anybody. And the heels were not hidden, I wore skinny jeans with 4" boots, one day with a tapered heel and the other with a stiletto one.

    So go out and be your own, we only lives once.

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  47. Putting it short: women can wear male ties, suits, military boots and many things they got from male wardrobes. They don't look in general as feminine as they did.
    So why can't a hetero man wear stilettos?

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  48. Ok, I HAVE to comment on this. I am an "MAN", as I smell when I dig a ditch, I love to get dirty, I am straight as an arrow, I absolutely WORSHIP my beautiful wife, and I am an avid outdoorsman who like to wear leather, buckskins, denim, and military clothes. I also LOVE to sit for hours and gaze as fashions, and I ALWAYS BECOME SICK TO MY GUTS when I see the acres and acres of women’s fashions, and then view the impotent puny little 3 shelf men’s sections. I see everything in the women’s sections from satin lace shoes to red thigh boots. I see dainty long dresses with lace trim all the way to skimpy little leather outfits. Now for the guys; some feeble assortment of "dress pants and golf shirts" and that is about it, save some real ugly suits. I have also noticed that most of the women that I have encountered would rather see their man in some ugly pair of brown shorts, an ignorant looking tee shirt, big untied tennis shoes, and (of all stinking things)a stupid looking ball cap. Why? Because they want us not only to be dumbasses, but to look like dumbasses as well. This way, they can keep us under control. Gracious forbid that we should not think like an oversexed dumb animals, but have a brain and know how to use it. Heavens forbid we should be able to express ourselves with some trace of equality. Well, it is ok for a girl to work on a construction crew, wear coveralls, operate a bulldozer and chew on a camel or cigar all day, but for us guys to get colorfully fashionable? Hell hath no furry! "Now hear this; Every year I dress up in the baldest Halloween costume in the world! I have a log black and red cape, Long vinyl past the elbow length gloves, black lipstick and fingernail polish, a long black (38 inch) wig, spider earrings, black vinyl pants, about a hundred miles of chrome chain, AND MY BEAUTIFUL RED PATENT LEATHER LACE UP PLEASER THIGH-BOOTS WITH SIX INCH PEFECT PLATFORM HEELS, AND I LOOK COOL! Back in the 70's heels were in for guys, and WE HAD CLASS! Now girls, quit your gripping and make room, and guys, were what you want. Oh and by the way, if anyone were to trip me and cause my to scuff or damage my beautiful thigh-boots, I WILL pull my pistol (44 Desert Eagle)!.

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  49. why not? I am a guy that likes to wear whatever I feel like.Normal menswear is so boring! I like to women's shoes and other articles of clothing,ususually meant to be worn by women. I have several styles of platform oxfords and knee-hi boots and even a pair of b/w platform saddle shoes.When ever women notice, I seem to get a positive reaction, plus I have had several compliments. I think clothing and shoes, should be genderless, and worn by anyone that looks good in them, regardless of what other people may think. btw: I have had the most compliments from women on my outfit of platform lace up knee-hi boots with a 4 1/2 heel and 2 in sole, that I wear with a black corduroy mini, and I also a short denim mini-skirt, that i wear a lot in the summer. may peace come to you all

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  50. I would love it to wear high heeld boots, not for fetish not for the good looks but because i allways have to look up to people and i,m sick off this.

    Soo i hope it becomes as a good thing , but not stilletos only high boots and so.

    So bring it on and as much as soon as possible, at any news !!!

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  51. im a straight guy, and i love to wear high heels, i also enjoy wearing girls thong's and stockings and skirts! it gives me such a rush to wear them, especially out in public in them, maybe i wouldnt get that rush if they were accepted?

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  52. If you loathe the idea of a heterosexual man wearing high heels shoes, just say so. Don't go further, though, and smear the idea of it with thinly-veiled homophobic commentary.

    Even if your man announced he liked wearing them, so what?

    That's the problem with a lot of heterosexual women: you just can't stand the fact that men have a sexually kinky, sometimes feminine, side. Ever hear of the Kinsey Scale? Science figured out half a century ago that 90% of men have thought about, or acted out, homosexual or bisexual fantasies.

    This undoubtedly includes cross-dressing men, as well, but to hear the venom spewed here, I can't help but wonder if some of you women may be terrified of your own sexual uncertainty, and that your demand that the male of the species follow your dictate to act and look "masculine" is evidence that you doubt your femininity.

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  53. Maybe you guys missed this part of the post..."That's my opinion. Now I really wanna know yours. Do YOU like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you (guys) wear it? Would you (women) like to see your guys sporting this look? I wanna know your style verdict."

    That means that each person who commented on this post, should have given THEIR OWN opinion. The last time I checked, an opinion is any individual's personal thought and personal perception on a topic. Sure it may offend some, because not everyone has the same opinion, but we're each entitled just the same.

    With that being said, why can't people just follow directions? Read the blog and post YOUR opinions, not judge other people's opinions. If you like to wear heels...fine. If you don't...fine. If you like flip flops and socks...fine. Just say what you like or don't like and keep it moving. Nobody asked any of you to roll up in here and psycho-analyze every person who doesn't see eye-to-eye with you. Sounds like a little insecurity leaking out to me. Who cares about statistics? The post asked for personal preference and that's what was given.

    For those who don't like the way we roll over here, find another blog that suits your taste, but don't clog up the comment box with your foolishness. Name calling, and insulting people just to try to make a point? Uh, un...Hip Candy is bigger than that. We don't get down like that. Say what you gon' say, but don't come in here being nasty. Court adjourned.

    Snap for the kids.

    -nitabita
    *leaves the courtroom shrouded by a cloud of smoke and glitter*

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  54. The pointy high heel stilletos from the picture really look a bit ridiculous. A square or more rounded front end and some more large high heels would suit us men better. I use to have a 4 inches high heel boot in the 70's disco era and it felt great. Anyway, it's just fashion!

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  55. r1g0r (still not my real name)Tue Nov 27, 02:38:00 PM 2007

    so if the admittedly small sampling i read of the preceeding posts is even halfway near a concensus of the opinions here, then you have all agreed with the idea that (once again) a woman can do or wear anything she likes and it means almost NOTHING about her sexuality.

    however, if a man does almost ANYTHING a woman enjoys the priviledge of, then he's a screaming pillow-biting butt-bumper.

    frankly, i'm glad i disagree with y'all.

    you're ignorant hypocrits, and deserve each other.

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  56. My style verdict: Wear the things that make you happy, even if it's high heels. If a guy in stiletto heels floats your boat and you and he can find a good relationship together, hurrah! Fashion is often ran by fads, but people know what they like and they know what they want to adorn their physique. Men and women have been known to want the same things. Why is it so hard to realize men an women aren't that different, dispite some of the attitudes that are being exploited through adverticements and other public venues? They (meaning men and women) are just showing who they are. Different in backgrounds and personalities, but the same in bring what they have so that they are able to work out solutions and making choices.

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  57. I'm a guy, wear heels when I feel like it and I'm used to the brain-dead comments that happen in real life.

    I got my own back a bit today in the Post Office when I was getting road tax for my car. A couple of scabby women with kids in buggies (moronic breeders living off benefits, since we're chucking insults around) were whispering uncomplimetary comments as handed over the paperwork to the cashier.

    She noticed that the insurance and the taxation papers had different addresses and asked why. "Oh, I own both properties," I said, just loud enough for others to hear.

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  58. Geez, it seems a lot of people here are pretty unsure about themselves, so they feel the need to insult other people. Or are they just entering puberty?

    Let people wear what they want...

    I think that stilettos> on that fellow on the picture are so-so best case. Good he's skinny, so I think he might get away with it because the proportions are right, but I would think he'd looked better if he had chosen thicker heels. Also somehow I think boots with heels are ok for a man, but shoes (leave alone sandals) are a no-go.

    I don't think the height of the heel is the problem, but a heel too thin looks not right on most guys.

    I could see myself (I'm a bloke, married, with a kid - and not gay in case you consider that relevant) easily buying boots with 3" heels or over, to wear with a pair of Levi's or so. Somehow I think that would look pretty hot.

    That said, there seem to be also some guys here who wear certain kind of things for kinky reasons. That's all fine with me, but puhleeze don't poison this thread with that kind of stuff, please. That's not what the original question was about.

    Now where do I buy my men's boots with a reasonable, thick heel?

    Shaun, London

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  59. I'm a man and don't like it - makes the guy look like a transvestite in trousers.

    For men, the high heels must be the block type - any height. Girly shoes for men is surely a fetish thing and is good at home.

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  60. here's a thought. show your faces. the masses will be one step closer to adopting your fashion. prove the critics wrong.

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  61. I can't understand us girls. We steal all we can from men fashion: trousers, low heels, coats, ties and we don't agree with men fashion freedom and accept men to wear what they want from our fashion.
    I don't understand men eather. Why they can't accept this fact: many heterosexual men love to wear heels or/and women clothes. It is a free world or not?
    You can find more comments about this subject in http://www.highheelspassion.blogspot.com

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  62. Wow...So much bitterness over a pair of shoes..

    I'm a guy who wears heels nearly all the time. They range from 2 1/2" wedges to 6" stilettos. Since I've put on a few pounds I have backed away from the stilettos but still thoroughly enjoy the feeling, height, and appearance of heels on my feet. And my wife totally agrees :-)

    IMHO heels are shoes. Protective coverings for people's feet. They're also a fashion statement, sign of self-confidence and strong indicator of how the person wearing them feels that day. But one thing wrangles me about all this...The insensitive comments made by some of the posters here and on other 'fashion' forums...

    It AMAZES me that so many people equate personal sexual preference with choice of footwear. I think just about the ONLY thing that would clearly state one's sexual preference would be an advertisement on a shirt saying "I'm STRAIGHT" or "I'm GAY" !! And I have yet to see anyone wearing either of these as daily wear. And even if I did see someone wearing a shirt like that it would make me question if it's true or worn as a joke!!

    The threats of violence posted here by some of the 'gals' are really interesting...So you would commit a criminal offense against another person for the shoes he/she's wearing?? How would YOU feel if I said I would beat someone because they wore a red skirt?? Or Black shirt? Or if I saw a woman wearing jeans or pants I'd kill them?? I would not harm ANYONE for what they're wearing...It's just clothing for Pete's sake!! But to even consider this type of action is just scary and shows the immaturity of the individual posters.

    As for my personal opinion, the shoes one wears depends on the overall look. If you're way overweight, skinny high stilettos won't look right. Period. Either for a man or a woman. If you've been blessed with a figure that is proportionate to a pair of stilettos, ROCK 'EM!! But put the entire outfit together...And be proud of your individuality!!!

    Heels were ORIGINALLY worn by MEN and adopted by women. Same for pants, suits, ties and many other 'hip fashions' women wear these days. So why not the small step BACK into heels for men?? They are only shoes...Right??

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  63. im a gay man ...and the verdict is hell no i cant picture a straight man with the same pumps as beyonce on .

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  64. It's probable some guys would wear high heels just to experience what it's like. That's what I did. I'm a male and I tried wearing spiked boots in public on a few occasions just to experience what it's like to walk in these novel heels. By doing so I found out the womens secret, high heels are really uncomfortable. I'll still wear heels on occasion just for the novelty of it, not as a regular fashion.

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  65. It's GAY when a man asks another man how he looks in high heels. He should ask the women that. Being I'm a man I don't look at men as being sexy, but I do admire nice clothing on men like a suit and tie or cowboys hat or even cool sunglasses. As for spike heels I see it as a sexy accessory on women but on men it doesn't do anything for them, they won't get any compliments from me on that.

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  66. well all the ladies seem want to wear those UGG ( UGGLY )boots that look like some kind of therepy boots, I don't see or hear many men protesting against them, so I don't see why women should be so opinionated about men wearing heels.

    After all if women won't wear the heels, I guess the men will, it's your world, do what pleases you and don't interfear with anyone elses world.

    I personally hate UGG boots, but don't stop everyone wearing them in the street and ask them if they have a medical problem with their feet or have some sexual identity problem!

    Live and let live

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  67. Well ladies I am definitely hetero and I truly enjoy wearing heels of all types ,shoes ,boots,nothing less than 4" and alot of wedge heels that seem to pass without wreckless comments.What is wrong with a guy wearing them ..alot of you woman have been dressing in mens suits for years..and if it doesnt hurt anyone why not.So have a bit more of an open mind or is it alot of you cant properly walkin them and would be jealous to see a good looking guy walk better in them than you can?
    If its fun just do it I say..

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  68. I'm a married hetero, and I ABSOLUTELY love wearing high heels, be they pumps or boots. The sexual gratification I get out of wearing them is worth the pain. I especially enjoy the looks I get from the ladies when they see me in the heels.

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  69. Why do men want to wear heels? Well, I'll tell you why I like to wear heels. I like how they look, I like how my legs feel while I'm wearing them, and I like how they improve my height and posture.

    Why shouldn't we wear heels? Really, give one GOOD reason. And women who say "O HELL NO I AINT DATIN YO ASS" ... I'm sorry that you think denying access to your vagina is enough to make every single man do what you want. In fact, thank you for making our dating choices simpler by taking yourselves out of the running right up front. Also, men who accuse us men in heels of being gay - get over yourselves. We're heterosexual, and we're tired of looking like Generic Middle-Aged Schmoe or Larry the Cable Guy.

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  70. god why cant these people get a grip, we are talking about shoes or boots here, not exactly a world crisis is it, and as has been said many times before, heels were origionally for men, like trousers were and many other things women have nicked off us in the past!!

    wearing heels doesnt make any one gay, does it mean a woman turns into a lesbian when she dons a pair of stilettos??? NO!

    how pathetic the attitudes of people are showing through in this topic.

    i always wear heels, and i am a guy, and i am deffinately not gay, i should know.

    women need to realise that mens shoes come in black or brown, look crap or we can have trainers.

    thats hardly an exciting choice is it now?
    and for those who call it freaky, gay or ridiculous, u are just prime examples of the narrow minded tunnel visioned bigots that we have to put up with in this free world!

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  71. Straight men in high heels look hott... Chris Crocker would love to see this.

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  72. Fine, so i'm a tall guy, but proportionally I have short legs. With the limited choices of mens' clothing - I could wear horizontal stripes on top - yes OK for golfing but not for dress wear. So I wear a 3-5 inch heeled boots or shoes comfortable, too. No pumps though, no nylons. Longer legged slacks and jeans - covering most of the shoe. I even have a very trendy oxford with a 5" stiletto heel that I'm in today. I could have walked passed you today and you wouldn't have likely noticed, other than seen a reasonably good looking 38 year old married man. I often get compliments in these oxfords and some of my other boots - all from the ladies.

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  73. somebaody posted the comment i shall posti n a second and i completely agree with them. Since most mens clothes have been adapted into womens, why not vice versa, i am a man and i wear high heels, i dont see a problem with it.

    This is the other persons comment, which i love and totally agree with:
    It was almost painful scrolling through the vast majority of disgustingly pitiful, prejudiced women here. As a gal myself I have no problem with a man who wants to wear heels. Eddie Izzard, by the way, is a transvestite and is heterosexual himself. He's hilarious, intelligent, and fantastically good looking. Well worn heels look good on anybody if you pick the style that works for you. And beyond that? There are some women out there, probably some of the same broads posting here, who'll go out of the house wearing slut clothes I wouldn't put on a 2-bit hooker... and yet that's "okay." But heels on men?

    Shut up, ladies, get over yourselves and your pathetic, peurile notions that you own someone else's fashion tastes. The beautiful thing about "I want to hear what you think" is that it's just that. Your one, single, solitary opinion in a world of opinions.. and opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.

    But that doesn't mean yours is the right one. Women like that make me sick to call myself a feminist. Gender equality means fashion equality. Women were thought of as horrifying back in the day when they first started to wear trousers, now it's commonplace. Now the only "men's" clothing is clothing also adapted to women. So why all the selfish fashion-hogging, ladies? If you don't want to be with a man in heels, don't date the guy in 2" pumps. Leave those clearly self-confident gentlemen to the ladies like me, who understand that anyone wearing something that stands out and raises eyebrows with the confidence and poise required to make themselves look GOOD despite the flurry of comments... is somebody well worth taking the time to look over once more.

    Men: Don your heels if you wanna. Don't if you don't.

    Women: Do the same.

    But ladies. Come now. Quit your bitching... it looks bad on all of us.

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  74. I'm a heterosexual guy, and I enjoy wearing high heels. That said, I obviously don't have a problem with other guys wearing them.

    However, men, just due to our proportionally larger and heavier frame, generally don't look quite right in the very thin spiky stilettos. I find those ultra thin heels generally look best against a small, slight, slender frame. There are some guys with that sort of build, and it would probably work for them. But for most guys it seems too, well, dainty. That doesn't mean I don't own some like that. I just wear them at home for the enjoyment of wearing them, even though fashion sense screams "No!"

    Generally speaking, in the high heeled footwear spectrun, boots seem to me to be the most at home against a man's body shape. A heel diameter of anything a half-inch or larger seems to work best with the male build. Larger heels, such as block, blade, or cuban heels seem to fit the best. Current fashion sense would have the trousers pulled down over the boot, but I wouldn't mind being able to see men be able to bring the knee-boots-over-the-trousers look back into at least a minor level of fashionability at some point in the not too distant future. After all, what's the point of a good looking knee boot, if you hide 80% of it under your trousers?

    I'm still undecided on men in high heeled sandals look, because heels were designed to accentuate the leg. And generally, sandals are supposed to be worn some sort of legwear that bares some of the leg (short pants, shorts, or skirts). Frankly, hairy legs, like most of us guys have, defeat the heel's purpose.

    It's intimidating

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  75. Ummmm....I'm not even sure what to say about that...

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  77. Heels for guys...works for me..4" wood stacked heel on boots..wear 'em with tight miss60 jeans...{;o)

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  78. This isn't going to work... Well not like this it's not. Though heels were an originally male item these shoes were designed for a woman. As such if me want to incorporate the heel into their wardrobe then the design must be for them. It's not the idea that's wrong it's the visual balance of the clothing. Don't think me a bigot for this in fact I'm far from it. I'm a hetero male and I do drag performances all year long including going out in public and promoting for the show I perform in. I dress all the way though until I actually pass as a woman to others. Just as when I go out male I go all male. I'm not saying the heel can't make it in a man's world but it has to be done with male class. Otherwise it's just lazy fashion. Try thicker heels and rounder points or even a squared off toe. Though well worn by a man in full drag(we do have killer legs!) the shoes shown here are too delicate to suggest a masculine image. Same outfit but with a solid, square point boot and a stacked heel and you have a different approach with a harder edge. All those that love fashion have to experiment constantly or we'll all just get bored. Good luck!!!

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  79. see, what I dont understand is.. Women get to wear anything a guy wears and get away with it.. I think it is a matter of choice.. they guy isnt hurting anyone by choosing to wear heels... I think it should be by choice!

    why is it okay for a women to wear guy stuff, but a man cant wear heels? bulll crap :)

    guys, if you wanna wear heels, GO FOR IT!!!

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  80. Very cool. The reactions by some of the women are here are bizarre. So much for those open minds out there. For God's sake, a shoe is an inanimate object, it is neither feminine not masculine in and of itself; it only becomes what we make it.

    It's funny because the high heel started out as a man's shoe. The more decorated and ore ornate the better, they were symbolic of royalty. True they didn't have stilettos, but that's only becasue they hadn't invented the steel rod for the heel yet. Maybe it's one of those things women don't want men to discover, just how comfortable they might actually be and how they make the wearer feel.

    It's so silly that women can wear anything they want, including any item from what society calls menswear. However, you turn the table and let men have access to the things women have and there is ferce opposition.

    From what I can tell, a large percentage of men would like to wear stilettos every day. So, fashion designers keep it up.

    Look at the kilt. What a lot of people call a skirt is one of the most masculine forms of dress ever developed.

    Bring on the high heel for men!

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  81. I love it! That's the way to go and for those girls who don't like it, I'd remind you that about a 100 years ago both men and women hated from the bottom of their heart women in pants. So, let's imagine just for once that that hatred had banned this trend? Which would you girls be wearing today? Not pants for sure. So, if your are so squared you can't accepted men wearing shoes that wear originally meant to be worn by MEN, think twice and get over it.

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