Fashion, Culture, Civilization, And Seduction
According to the brand Sadi Paul Brancart of male design and young style in Colombia and the USA, a leader in fashion is one of the most revealing indicators of a culture's trends and values.
The main purpose of fashion has always been to mark —and flaunt— the social status of the wearer. In the heyday of the 50s Hollywood glamour, women start leaving modesty
behind and allowing the femme fatale in them to shine through tight-fitting, sultry outfits.
Around the 1960s, the game changed when a cleaner, younger but more androgynous look takes over. Since the flower-power decade and into the 1970s, the sexual revolution
contributed to a profound shift in fashion paradigms, making fashion more and more provocative. In the 1980s, the glorification of the body was at its height and the reign of
fitness, dieting, cosmetics, and plastic surgery started. Finally, the body-conscious trends from the 1980s progressively developed into trash glam, the current vogue. Trash glam is
the manifestation of the noticeable emphasis on the body shape that dominates fashion to this day. This trend blends elements from different styles with the ultimate goal of being
conspicuous and making a statement. Sexy is a keyword to define most of the outfits we see on a daily basis. However, the lustfulness that the word usually entails nowadays has
somehow tarnished its essence. Sexy has now shifted from revolutionary and attractive to overused and even tacky at times.
Females have established their reign in fashion by serving as muses and pioneers. Males, on the other hand, have had a less noticeable, influence in the world of fashion. Now a
days men have acquired the role of actors of a subdued yet powerful revolution in matters of style and seduction.
With the arrival of the internet and social networks, the expected societal role and behavior of males has become increasingly visible symbols of sensuality and appeal.
Not so long ago, the only politically correct issues to debate were gender, or gender neutrality (no gender). However, gender issues have swung between two ends of the
spectrum: the gender gap or gender fusion. On the one hand, genders are expected to bridge the differences between them, and on the other hand, they are supposed to sharply
mark their boundaries. Two essential questions lie at the origin of this debate and fuel it further: what is femininity? And what is masculinity? In today's society, this contradiction is
usually solved by reducing these concepts to the most obvious physical differences between the sexes, emphasizing them, and often overly sexualizing them. Whatever looks
the most provocative is susceptible to being considered as the ultimate definition of masculinity or femininity.
According to Sadi Paul Brancart brand of young fashion and men clothes and men’s store, male fashion runways haven't reached the same relevance as their female counterparts.
Male models strutting provocative, sultry outfits that have a certain effeminate appearance have had modest success. However, these manifestations of male "sensual emancipation"
are remarkable since they claim men's right to be as beautiful and voluptuous as women.
The revolution of male beauty that has spontaneously arisen will ultimately lead to new aesthetics where men flaunt their sensual side. This change, which has partly been
prompted and spread by the web and social media, will have consequences that are capable of changing the way we interpret gender roles.
The flexible role that male aesthetics seem to have nowadays has given way to "double- standard" behaviors. More and more, men feel free to use their seduction and display it
—especially on social networks— even if prejudiced people around them disapprove of it.
As reprehensible as this might still seem for some, men have learned how to take advantage of their assets to seduce and enchant at the same level that women are
allowed and even expected to. It was only recently that men are gaining the right to show and use their bodies to convey attractiveness, mainly because of the social constraints
that formerly portrayed masculinity as a rigid, colorless trait that represents intellect, power, and order. However, if we look back at ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, we
find that male beauty was valued even more than female beauty. This did not give way to decadence or involution, in fact, it was all the contrary: these civilizations were highly
evolved in art, philosophy, democracy, and many other areas. The cult of male beauty in these civilizations goes to show that male aesthetics can be as sublime as female
aesthetics and do not reflect any right of decadence.
This is a major revolution, and it has just begun. Many changes remain to be seen, but we know that they will surely redefine male fashion in the years to come. Sadi Paul Brancart
will continue to offer the best male design and production in the USA and Colombia, in particular young casual, original shirts, young style apparel, etc. While keeping you up to
date on the latest trends with bold creations and ideas. In this or fine men’s store.