Sandals on men?
Am I wrong to find the strident injunction against men wearing sandals and shorts that emanates from #menswear to be more than a tad homophobic and perhaps misogynistic? The injunction comes with this idea that men’s legs and feet are gross and no one wants to see them. However, I’m guessing that many gay men and straight women actually like the sight of men’s lower limbs.
How about we struggle against the straight male hegemony of our culture and confront where some of our style ideals come from. Of course, this does not mean there are no legitimate reasons for objecting to shorts and sandals. It just is not on the grounds of dismissing men’s uncovered bodies.