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Gentlemen Do Not Wear Dresses.

For the most part 2017 has been a very confusing year, and I mean that literally, many people still haven’t figured out their gender.

2017 has been the year of political correctness and Lewis Hamilton is its latest victim, on Christmas Day the F1 superstar shared a video of himself telling his nephew that boys do not wear dresses. How he thought the twitter police would not punish him for this is beyond me.  To some extent I can understand the anger of many commentators who called on him to apologies. Many of those in the LGBT community who saw that video may remember memories of them being ridiculed for being different. But what many forgot to understand was that this incident took place in Lewis Hamilton’s own home and as he said he was only joking around with his nephew, I am pretty sure if Lewis Hamilton was really that against boys wearing dresses his nephew would not have been in the house in the first place. But I don’t think most people thought that far ahead, which seems to be a trend in 2017.

All this is to say, the gentleman is almost near extinction people. Although, many of you will be offended by this; I would not want my son to wear a dress. Not because there is anything wrong with men wearing dresses in the grand scheme of things. Dresses are not made for men, now I know many of you are saying there is no such thing as gender when it comes to clothing, I beg to differ. I would prefer my son look dapper in a tailored suit, but at the same time I wouldn’t feel indifferent if he chose to look cute in a dress.

Suits are made for the male body and dresses for the female body, this isn’t a shot at the LGBT community it’s just fashion ladies and gentleman. Name me one man who has looked dapper in a dress and isn’t Bruce Jenner and this site will start giving you a collection of the best dresses to buy every week.

Even retail stores like Selfridge’s have adopted the gender-fluid clothing movement. They opened a shop called Agender, with genderless clothing only.

“Androgyny, gender blurring, unisex clothing, cross-dressing or however you refer to it is by no means a new movement, but it is definitely having a moment now and it’s here to stay,” said Alice Casely-Hayford, online fashion editor at Hunger magazine. “It is growing more prevalent with every season as fashion embraces a new cultural shift and the breakdown of gender boundaries.”

I have no problem with gender neutral clothing, my biggest fear is this trend starts to infect my beloved suits, suit-making is an art from that has stayed consistent for years, because you can’t perfect perfection.

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