Most recently it has been a point of discussion in my fb group that Jamaican men are a bit behind in the category of well dressed men. Don't get me wrong, a guy can look very good in blue jeans and a white shirt. The default outfit for many occasions is actually t-shirt and jeans/button up shirt and jeans. From observation on the streets and at parties, Jamaican male fashion varies from the very simple or outdated to trend overkill and over the top. There is no doubt in my mind that this is what makes them comfortable. But, why is it that the most put together men I've seen in Jamaica, straight or gay (since sexuality is also an excuse for many), have been members of the fashion world? Is it that most men have taken less time in developing a true sense of personal style because they don't feel any encouragement from society to do so? Or is looking good a girl's job?
...and I ask, what is this?
Now, no one is suggesting that a man wear suits all day because it all depends on what you spend your time doing. Corporate wear works for corporate people; semi-casual wear works for a more relaxed environment; casual wear is reserved for a regular day out; and a bit more umph should be put into what you wear out to dinners and clubs etc. Also, there is no forgetting that a man in a suit doesn't automatically mean he'll look good. Like the saying goes, "wear yuh size". There is a lot to think about when it comes on to dressing well. Here are just a few examples of well dressed men doing it effortlessly.
This post deserves a follow up. Ladies and Gents, tell me your thoughts on male fashion in Jamaica.
Peace, Love & Blaze,
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