International Men’s Day is celebrated every year on November 19. The day is observed to commemorate the achievements and contributions of men and boys to the nation society, community, family, marriage and childcare.
International Men’s Day was inaugurated in 1992 on February 7 by Thomas Oaster. In 1999, the event was revived by Jerome Teelucksing. He chose November 19 to acknowledge his father’s birthday and to celebrate how on that date in 1989 Trinidad and Tobago’s football team had united the country with their efforts to qualify for the World Cup.
In India, the inaugural celebration of the day was organized by the leading Indian Men’s rights organisation named Indian Family on 19 November 2007.
And here is a list of some men who broke stereotypes in the fashion scene, encouraging men to think beyond being “manly”. They refused to conform to gender constructs in fashion dictated by the “rules” of masculinity and rewriting what it means to be a “strong man”. These men took mainstream, gendered fashion trends and reversed them so that it is became acceptable for men to wear the kind of clothing that is usually considered ‘feminine’.
Singer and actor Harry Styles made headlines for his Vogue cover shoot which includes styling that has him wearing a dress. This is nothing new for the star, who is known for not conforming to what was previously considered unacceptable for men’s fashion. Styles has received tons of praise for both his aesthetic sensibilities and his willingness to ignore outdated gender norms. “When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women’, once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play,” Harry Styles said while posing for the Vogue magazine. “It’s like anything-anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself.”
Ranveer Singh, loves experimenting with fashion choices. He took gender roles and fashion norms and neatly tossed them out of the window. He made quite the statement when he stepped out sporting a skirt for an event.
Speaking of throwing away normative notions of gender, Billy Porter has entirely transcended the fashion for men. From his tuxedo dress in 2019 Oscars to full-on ball gowns on red carpets, he is making a statement with his newfound liberation.
Who said mini purses are a trend meant only for ladies? Singer Lauv can definitely carry the trend in an epic way.
Hollywood actor Will Smith’s son , Jaden Smith has no limits when it comes to fashion. Jaden has also been photographed several times wearing skirts in fashion spreads.
The list would be incomplete, without mentioning them. From fancy nail art to wearing items from the women’s collection, there’s nothing stopping popular K-pop band BTS from expressing their artistry and their perspective through the outfits they wear.