Brooches For Men
This feminine trend started off on the streets of Europe and is sweeping the world of fashionable dandies, further pushing the androgynous agenda that we have seen recently embraced in Givenchy's Fall / Winter 2010 collection. I tell you, it is an exciting time to be writing about the world of fashion, an exciting time indeed. Some people thought that by the time we got to 2010, we'd only have shell suits and antennae ornaments to write about, but instead we are watching the continual mutation of fashion back and forth through time. Brilliant.
This trend was picked up by Fashionizing, a site that includes lovely fashion blog that devotes a great deal of time to obscure trends and models with impossibly long legs. (Really, impossibly long. I call either Photoshop or genetic engineering with Daddy Long Legs DNA.)
Anyway, to cut a long exultation short, brooches for men are in right now, which should please men who always looked yearningly at the shiny, pretty metal objects their mothers pinned to their pinafores, but which were entirely out of reach of the young men who ogled them like eager magpies.
The Key To Fashion
Now in the picture, the fellow is simply wearing some keys on his brooch, which also looks a little like the back of a large safety pin, which, my friends, opens up an exciting world of DIY men's brooches. All you need do is take shiny pretty things that will fit on a safety pin and attach the contraption to your lapel to look both stylish and edgy. Stydgy.
Alternatively, if you're worried that your brooch / lapel ornament will draw attention away from your sparkly two piece. (Alors! A sparkly two piece! And to think that they cut Marie Antionette's head off simply for saying people should eat brioche! Life is so unfair.) Anyway, if you fear that the brooch will draw too much attention away from your most excellent outfit, then you can take the lead of this tussle haired fellow and simply shove a long pin into your lapel.
Be warned, that thing looks fairly dangerous and there is every chance that you won't be allowed to fly with it and that you may not be able to wear it in public places in England anytime soon. They've already got silly knife laws, silly pin laws can only be a few drunken pieces of legislation away.
Of course, if you're too much a of a straight up fellow to be bothering around with additional dangly bits (it's always the dangly bits that cause the trouble, then why not simply stick a kilt pin in your jacket lapel, wear a matching silver hooped earring and pretend to smoke a cigarette. Because nothing is hotter right now than early onset lung cancer.