Nick Wooster is the Men’s Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus and well-recognized throughout the fashion blogosphere for his forward, inspirational and downright handsomely elegant sense of style. Being that it is a rare day for me to write about men’s fashion and that more and more men are requesting me to do so, I enlisted his advice and help. In this fashion interview, Wooster has some great tips for men and information on what will be hot for Spring.
LS: Why is it that men are not as fashion obsessed as women are? Is it the marketing, or is it just the way we’re built?
NW: I think it’s the way we’re built. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. I think it’s just built into our gene pool.
LS: But there has been change.
NW: The metrosexualization that occurred in the late 90s and the earlier part of this decade has given men the okay to care about how they look. What a 50-year-old guy looks like today is different than what a 50-year-old looked like 20 years ago, so guys have learned to take better care of themselves. They’ve got to go to the gym. They’ve got to use skincare products. And consequently, they are interested in how they present themselves and how they dress. I think it’s all the events, economical and societal, that have given them the okay. And I think it’s their own desire. Everybody wants to be told they look great. When men realize with a little effort and care they can transform how they look, they’re interested in doing it.