I’m as passionate about menswear as the day is long, which is evident in almost every post on this blog. Let it be a styling trick, an attitude, an oversize cut or the eternal love for trousers; I find inspiration in menswear the most. Actually if I were a little taller I’d probably shop from mens sections even more, now I can only go with Topman‘s XS. In fact last week during a conversation with my husband about how lots of men (especially in Turkey) lack sartorial gusto, I opined that even though the sources and options are scarcer than womenswear, it should be a lot easier for men to dress up sharply even in their daily lives simply because if a man wears what I wear he would look really cool whereas I look like a schoolboy (again, insert here that I’m only 5′ 3″). I think at some point I said (out loud) that I wished I was a guy. As a woman working in fashion, I am somehow pressured to wear something feminine every now and then and day after day I find it so hard to come up with new, cutting edge outfits meanwhile my hubby is always a good-looker, even if it’s just a simple work day for him.
Luckily for me (or for men, depending on your perspective) menswear and womenswear are closer than they ever were. Everything a man wears, a woman can wear conveniently – so much that when I was browsing through menswear F/W 2013 collections I freaked out due to inspiration overload which ended in me buying that gorgeous pair of Miista oxfords which I had my eyes on for a long, long time. So come join me in saluting menswear and all its glory!