Men have a lot to put up with in the modern world.  The latest onslaught being women rifling through your wardrobe to steal key pieces.  Androgynous fashion, it seems, is here to stay.  Chances are you've heard women talking about 'boyfriend jeans' and 'lumberjack shirts'.   Since women entered the workplace around the second world war, their fashion choices have been growing exponentially.  From initial forays into workwear back then when manning the factories, to tailored power suits for the female boardroom executive, now there seems no area of men's fashion that women are leaving untouched, the advent of 'boy shorts' underwear seems to prove this!

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So the question is... what can men steal from women's style?

Brooches / Lapel Pins

Stag's Head Pewter Lapel PinHorse Head Pewter Lapel Pin

Why do women get to decorate themselves in shiny, glistening jewels and men don't?  Well, lapel pins are making their way back, as seen on Usher on the red carpet, a bit of sparkle can really make an outfit.

Coloured Trousers


Spot the difference!  Women have been sporting brightly coloured trousers for a few seasons now, and men have started to follow suit with bright blue versions being a hot tip for spring.


Women have attempted to take these from us and have been wearing them with gusto for a few seasons.  They started off on men.  "Maybe it's time to take them back!" Say the fashion gods.  Oddly, the one thing that seems to have been stolen from the ladies' style is how to wear them.  Not a sock in sight, time to free the feet, gents!


Baltimore Coffee Brown Men's Manicure Kit

A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a man to openly admit to caring about their nails.  And we are by no means suggesting you plump for a full set of acrylics, but a simple plain manicure or pedicure is just considered good grooming these days.  Of course, if you can't face the local, pink-fronted salon full of girls, you can always keep your nails clean and tidy yourself in the comfort of your own home with an inexpensive manicure set.

Skirts - The Future?

Kanye West wore a leather kilt, David Beckham wore a sarong, native cultures have worn kilts, dhoti, and hakama for centuries.  Is this a taste of things to come?

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