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Lace Shorts Are Here for Men This Summer

For a long time, men’s fashion was kind of boring. While women enjoy different styles of all kinds of outfits, there was not much variety for men from the well-worn suits, jackets, socks, etc. However, fashion is a way for people to express themselves and men’s clothing designers are starting to diversify their collections. But remember, the difference between chic clothes and ugly clothes is often a matter of opinion. So as new designs for men come out, not everyone is going to be on board. Which is definitely the case for lace shorts for men designed by LA-based brand Hologram City.

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New Lace Shorts For Men

As the weather heats up, people are placing their coats in the back of the closets and bringing their shorts to the front. But Hologram City found a gap in men’s clothing designs: lace. Yes, lace shirts for men are already available, but how about lace shorts? Pastel-colored lace shorts that are see-through, in fact. That’s definitely one way to let the skin breathe during high temperatures.

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This set was designed by the owner of Hologram City, Hoza Rodriquez, for one of rapper Cazwell’s music videos. There, Cazwell and four other men wear colorful lace pants and shirts. And they aren’t the first ones to wear this. Versace had male models wearing lace in 2013, as did Gucci in 2015. Plus, Hologram City has designed for other celebrities like Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Jordyn Woods, Fergie, and backup dancers for Jennifer Lopez.

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Now, Hologram City is known for its bold and revealing party-wear, but people are mixed about these lace shorts for men. They cost $42 and are available in pastel purple, blue, pink, green, and yellow. You could also buy matching lace button-up shirts. The colors are not accidental. In fact, many people praise the company for introducing more “feminine” colors for their male customer base. [1]

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The Response

Of course, Twitter had a lot to say about the new trend.

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Not sure what direction this new Power Rangers is going…” joked a user.

I could almost — ALMOST — understand standard Bermuda-type shorts with a lace overlay,” said another user. “But you can see the guys’ tighty whities through these.”

Lace shorts for men??! Y’all gotta chill with this stuff man.”

The problem is not that they’re “for men“... even if they were made for women, I would still hate them,” said one commenter, and another person agreed, saying, “Agreed. The chaffing, the seeing too much, pairing them with high white socks…just so many problems that don’t even have to do with gender.”

Yet not everyone was against the idea. “Jayden smith and myself will endorse this,” said a user.

Said another, “I would love to see my boyfriend in these! Especially with contrasting underwear? Hell yes. Pastels for all.”

Many people believe that designers should be more adventurous when it comes to men’s clothing. After all, fashion is a way to express oneself and men deserve more options. Skirts for men are already a thing, after all, and more recently, rompers are as well. Equal rights go both ways. Plus, many people thought lace shorts for men could work but with some tweaking. 

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However, one person wrote, “I wanted to write something along the lines of ‘well, equal rights.’ Or something. But then I noticed. And it was like lightning. They are lace shorts. And yet, they have spacious pockets. Just how unfair can the fashion industry be?” [2] Hard to agree here. Perhaps as designers reconstruct “feminine” outfits and lace for men, they could take a leaf out of men’s clothes to give to women. Pockets are very important.

Rompers for Men

Speaking about reconstructing “feminine” outfits, the rompers for men had received a mixed reaction similar to the lace shorts. As it is, many people were on board and many were not.

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However, ACED Design, who created the RompHims, didn’t sweat the criticism. Said a spokesman, “It was very cool to see so many people supporting the Kickstarter [campaign]. We knew the product was something we would wear, and we had gotten positive initial feedback from a wide range of people who tested it out, but we really didn’t foresee it being so popular on day one.

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With any new fashion, there will be supporters and critics, but we look forward to using the feedback to continue to make standout clothing. All that really matters to us is that those wearing the RompHims are confident and comfortable with their own styles. That’s part of the fun of fashion.” [3]

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Keep Reading: Boy Wears Sister’s Skirt To School After He Was Sent Home For Wearing Shorts

Sources

  1. “Lace Shorts For Men Are Happening.” Bustle. Kali Borovic. June 2, 2017
  2. “Lace Shorts For Men Exist And We Don’t Know What To Think.Bored Panda. Rūta Grašytė.
  3. The RompHim: The latest in weird fashion for men.NZ Herald. Carly Stern.May 23, 2017
Sarah Biren
Freelance Writer
Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender.
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