We’re all familiar with the animal print craze that has been taking over the women’s fashion scene since last year. It is apparently still in and ladies of varying ages and style inclinations have been spotted with a leopard printed piece or two mixed in their daily wardrobe. What about the men in leopard prints?
Why don’t these blokes in leopard prints get their bold fashion sense hyped up by society or other men and embraced openly by men-folk?
Just yesterday evening while having a stroll in the park, I spotted at least two men jogging in their casual pink tees. A decade ago, they’d suffer the wrath of their manly friends and uber fashion conservative parents and be the subject of unsolicited jokes for being too … well, flamboyant in their choice of color.
Leopard prints have always been associated with smokin’ sexy women with perfect figures that the human species has been trained to think that they’re only appropriate for the females. In the jungle where the real leopards of both genders roam, you’d be in a pickle trying to find anything feminine at all about them.
Society and the media plant weird things on our collective fashion thoughts that when it comes to men in animal prints, you’d been trained to expect them on rockstars who are too cool or simply plastered too care or blokes of questioning sexuality.
Nevertheless, I am inclined to believe that some men can definitely pull off the leopard print themed look. Their sexuality will probably still be casually questioned upon by snooping drones but if they look good all donned up in wild prints, I say, go for it.
Below are some of the best leopard looks worn by a list of my favorite male fashionistas from lookbook.
So what’s your verdict on men sporting the leopard trend? Do you think it’s too much of a fashion risk? Or do you say go for it?
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