The progress we have made in embracing personal style regardless of identity has definitely been thanks to gay and queer fashion icons who have pushed—and continue to push— the boundaries. Although celebrations for queer fashion trailblazers are often reserved for Pride, we should celebrate these style icons every single day. As the L. Masculine and feminine? Fashion and style know no gender or sexual orientation—and the 17 queer style icons below are proof.
Be dressed like a GAY man
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It used to be a tribal signal but as gay style has moved into the mainstream, the look has become harder to pin down. W hen he was studying at Central Saint Martins, London, in the late 00s, Craig Green wrote his dissertation on the adoption of gay style subcultures by straight men. In the preceding decades, perfumed dandies, dilly boys, mods, skins, clones , new romantics, scallies , fierce vogueing divas and muscle Marys had all been sieved out of their natural habitat on to the high street for brief moments of mass consumption. But by the time Green — currently reigning menswear designer of the year at the British fashion awards — was weighing up his thesis, things had changed. A reciprocal shared wardrobe, common across menswear emerged. Most of the men who dressed like that were straight. Gay men all seemed to be growing beards, too.
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Women always say that it is easier for men to shop, and straight men claim that there is nothing left for them to buy since all the fast-fashion retailers have turned their focus from straight to gay guys and are now catering to their fashion needs. To some extent, this is actually true — gay guys now have plenty more fashion options, options that reflect their style. Still, when you are in your twenties, you are bound to make mistakes, especially due to the abundance of choices that can quite often be the wrong ones. That is why we are here with some seriously good style tips to help you define your gay fashion persona.