FLASH'EM STUDS
L'Officiel India|October 2020
Men’s jewelry never got out of style then why are men judged for donning them? We flipped through the pages of history to bust some ignorant stereotypes that keep men from wearing earrings.
RATAN PRIYA

Dior’s Pre-Fall 2020 show’s key highlight was the coffee bean shell earrings paired with the designer, Kim Jones’ new collection. We can’t say that the award winning designer brought a seismic shift in the fashion industry because he just proudly embraced a style that ages back to the ancient times and has been a big part of men’s fashion ever since. However, there is a lot of stigma around men sporting earrings and we don’t get it.

Gender “rules”

The arguments mostly revolve around jewelry or rather earrings being the sexual indicators. Men shy away from accessories because they have heard that jewelry emasculates them. Well, surprise surprise! Nobody who really cares about you is worried about how masculine you look besides what is masculinity anyway? It is you who define yourself and not the age-old ideas of gender identity. If jewelry makes men less masculine then why are the most famous rappers in the world such as Offset, Kanye West and others not worried about it? It’s simple, if you like it, wear it!

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