Let’s Talk: Man and a Boy
People grow up in so many different ways and sometimes maturity is the weighing scale of knowing if a person has finally grown into a responsible human being. However, people from the Male spectrum are most of the time deemed to mature a bit later than a woman, thus opening the question of when would you say a male is a MAN or a Boy?
I surround myself with different people who comes from different backgrounds and the women my age seemed to be the right people to ask about when would you say a “male person” is either a MAN or a BOY? and I did get a lot of answers that is more on their Physical appearance. Some girls I happen to ask told me that a male is a man if he has 6 pack abs or is looking masculine than others. Others told me it is about the way the dress themselves, if they choose to wear more sophisticated clothing than those “DoucheBag clothing” that young adults sports right now. (I personally find this better than the first answer I got) then another group said it all depends on his maturity level. They all are valid answer because I was asking in a general manner on how women would know is their male counterpart is a MAN or a BOY, so I decided to ask some of the Male Population to know when are they considered to be a Man and when are they a Boy. (DUHH, we are the best critique of ourselves) And I was a bit caught off guard of their answers, majority of the guys I ask told me that there is no such thing as being a man or staying a boy.
The reason given to this is that every man out there has that little boy inside them no matter how old they get, they are not just going to “mature” and leave that child alone in the darkness. One guy told me that “men are also as complex as women” ( may not be as extreme as the female counterparts but we are complex) This is because we also do suffer from insecurities and sometimes that little boy inside comes out as a defence. That boy counterpart will always be inside us to keep a balance. Imagine if the men all women date are not as childish as they should? then they would not have a happy relationship. Sometimes that boy that women see is the reason they see a Man.
Now, to conclude this question I just randomly ask people, I have come up with the fact that a Man is a man when he has finally settled his priorities and has achieved what he wants to do in life, on the other hand his maturity is not a valid reason to size him up. Men needs to be understood as much as we try to understand women. (Please, we don’t always think about sex, drink beer, play on the computer and what so ever majority of women think we do)
*Please note I have asked the people in a series of one month, I tried to compile as many opinions or ideas from different people. This may sound one sided but it’s not. The idea just came up when I was having a conversation with a friend talking about how a lot of women call guys boys, immature and other things. I believe there is a reason to every behaviour we all receive from different people.
Look 1: H&M Checkered Fedora, MiuMiu Sunglasses, Calvin Klein Mens Polo Shirt, Hilary MacMilan Colour-Blocking Pants ( Fall 2014 Collection), Zara Suede Booties.
Look 2: White Cutout Polo Shirt and Lace Crop Top By Francine, Black Jeans, Black Platform Shoes.
Look 3: Hilary MacMilan White Suit from Fall 2014 Collection, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag, Sparkly White Shoes from Aldo.
Look 4: Orange Tank Top, Blue Oversized Pants, Green J.Crew Clutch, Skull Sunglasses, Picasso Scarf Black Pee Toe Booties.
Look 5: Blue Checkered Shorts from American Eagle, Topman White Flat Shoes, Hilary MacMilan Button Down Shirt (Fall 2014 Collection), Crop Top Francine, Striped Short Pants, Brown Vintage Flat Shoes.
Look 6: Zara Studded Jean Jacket, Blue Club Monaco Pants, Michael Kors Nude Mid Heel Pump, Blue J. Crew Clutch.
Look 7: Two Piece Ensemble from Francine, Zara Mens Blazer, Black Peep Toe Booties.
Look 8: Long White Dress, Goddess Inspired Dress by Francine, paired with white sparkly shoes from aldo, Red Peep Toe platforms Shoes from Shoe Candy.
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The Search for the Perfect ManBag
Bags are used in our daily life and having the perfect everyday bag is an adventure. If you are not a bag collector but want to have a bag that is at the right price, fashionable, durable, spacious (specially for girls) then you might have tough luck on finding one. Luckily for me, I found my one true everyday bag through an impulse buy last year. The bag sports Genuine Italian Bovine Leather with an Army Camouflage Canvas. I completely fell in-love with the bag and with the brand without looking at the tag. The bag was priced at $395 in Holt Renfrew last year and now it is down to $120 on the Rag & Bone website. Yes the bag that I am talking about is a Rag & Bone Rugged Army Briefcase.
Why did I bought it and named it my Perfect ManBag? Well this is because it fits my specifications. I am a student and to have a bag that can carry what I need is a must. Thankfully the impulsed buy for this bag was worth it.
Here is why it is the best ManBag ever:
Fashionable: The camouflage army canvas is so cool it is a head turner. Also, it is from a well respected label.
Spacious: I can fit two laptops already, or a laptop and a book, or anything in between.
Durable: Well, it is made with leather and canvas together.
Price: Well, yes it is quite a pricey bag but hey now it is reduced to to $120.
So I told you what makes this bag awesome… are you now convinced and giddy to buy it?
Man Repeller X Style.Com
Trends are the ones that fashion experts think will be great for a specific season, however, it’s also hard for normal people to pull off trends such as crop tops (ladies), denim and other more. Thankfully, our lovely fashion hero Leandra Medine (ManRepeller.com) has teamed up with Style.com to help all of the fashionistas out there style or inspire you to style such trends in a way that will make us awesome.
The fact that a blogger has teamed up with a fashion website to give a little bit of insight on how to carry trends that are in our closet but not necessarily seen outside of those doors is a treat. It is a treat because they are letting us digest their personal style in a way that we can use or project it on our own style. I myself struggle when it comes to wearing denim even when it is a staple in my closet but with Leandra’s advice (not necessarily for men) I can get a glimpse of what she say and turn it on a more masculine manner.
So if ever you have nothing to wear (which one hundred percent is not real) just go to style.com to watch Leandra turn normal things into awesome ones.
Alexander Wang For H&M
Is it true? Yes, it is! Alexander Wang will be the next famous designer who will be creating a collection for H&M. The designer has revealed through his Instagram that he will be creating a mens and women’s collection for the said retailer.
I know, I know, this is so exciting. Being the creative director for Balenciaga and his own line there is such a huge anticipation for this collaboration. The Wang X H&M is set to launch on November 6 of this year. So if I were you guys I will surely MARK my calendar and start saving money for a shopping spree.