Fashion Editorial

A Glossary of Men’s Fashion Terms – Mankinis, Murses and Man-bags

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When it comes to fashion words and terms, it always tend to portray women’s clothing and accessories. But did you know that some of the female’s fashion terms, styles and outfit do now have a male counterpart? Well now you know. Listed below are some of those men’s fashion terms along with my truthful thought about them.

Mandals

Man + sandals. It is a sandal made specifically for men and designed with leather straps. It reveals men’s hairy toes that can be a bit too much to look at especially if the wearer forgot to trim their nails. In my opinion, I would still say it is “OK” as long as it is used in the right place and time. I won’t say it is wearable footwear for everyday activity especially for occasions that calls for a much more presentable / professional look.

Mandals

Manbag and Murse

Man bag is a hand bag for men and Murse, yes; it is a purse for men. Some of you may be well aware of this trend already as a few Hollywood male stars are quite into it. I would agree to the trend “Manbag” as long as it is kept simple and mostly in black or dark brown shade. On the other hand though, I am not quite fond of the trend Murse. I seriously don’t see my man carrying a purse around even if it’s a Louis Vuitton one that I am very much in love with. This definitely has nothing to do with the brand. Even if my man carries my favorite brand I just can’t picture the whole overall look. The Murse trend is a bit too girly for me.

Manbag Murse

Mewelry

Mewelry is men jewelry. Gone are the days of silver and gold bling bling or accessories for men. Colorful, beaded chains and arm bangles are the in thing for men today, at least for Johnny Depp (thanks to his Captain Sparrow influence). I wonder if many will follow this fashion statement and buy their very own Mewelry collection as well.

Mewelry

Meggings

You guessed it – supposedly this trend is the fashionable leggings created just for men = Meggings. With all honesty, I highly dislike this trend and I am quite in awe that this “look” even made it as Men’s Fashionable Outfit! This kind of outfit reveals all curves and corners of the lower part of the body of any man. Sure, some women can appreciate to see those manly curves but really? I would rather see them on my own … privately! Not for public display. My eyes! They’re definitely hurting just by seeing stars like Lenny Kravitz, Russell Brand, and Justin Bieber [even if I am not a Bieber fan]! Really Hollywood, what kind of example are you setting? Crazy style idea don’t you agree?

Meggings

Marfists

This trend would pass as borderline OK fashion statement / trend on my standards. Few Holywood male celebs are already embracing this. Marfists is a man-scarf fashion statement where Men embrace the trend for all seasons. This trend is also referred to as Marfism.

Marfist Man Scarf

Mantyhose, Manties and Mankini

Big taboo here! Just think about it … pantyhose, panties and bikini for ladies are now embraced by a few men for the sake of fashion statement. Mantyhose, Manties and Mankini is really off and unsuitable for many to see. These men’s fashion term and statement is a big no-no for me. I just can’t see myself sharing a drawer with my man having his manties and my panties and another one for his mantyhose along with my pantyhose! Hello? I am not crazy enough to think this is something worth hyping about. Ugh.

Mantyhose Manties Mankini

Mirts

Simply put, it’s a man-skirt just like for the Irish. Except, on this situation this trend has nothing to do with “tradition” or historical detail to go along with it. The mirts, according to its creators are designed to allow men to flaunt their legs. Uhh … I can still see a guy’s legs with shorts right? So why skirts?! Ladies … would you say you’re up to have your men wear Mirts and who knows eventually end up borrowing one of your wrap around skirt so they can “look” fashionable? I highly doubt that.

Mirts Men Skirt

Meels

Men Heels is what Meels is all about. Sure, I don’t mind seeing men shoes with heels, but with the right design and look. Yes some might be wearing it as male heeled-boot [like what Tom Cruise had been seen with] to get additional height, which I think is okay but not as a male version of women’s high heels! When I’ve seen Lenny Kravitz with his Meels and Meggings I just can’t shake my head enough. This trend is just a big fashion disaster in my opinion.

Meels Men Heels


So now you that you have read the above listed Men’s newest fashion terms and outfits, I wanted to hear your thoughts and opinion about them. How crazy are you with these trends? Which one is a Yay and which one is a Nay? Let me know! xx

My name is Angela Ricardo Bethea and I am the founder and editor behind KoreanDoll.net ( and many other online publications ) ... I love the finer things in life, I'm quite a shop-a-holic and a certified jet-setter. So if I am not behind my laptop to blog, I'd probably be shopping if not traveling.

11 Comments

  1. working mama

    January 15, 2013 at 1:49 am

    first time to encounter these words.. and now I already know what it means.. thanks for the share

  2. Chubskulit Rose

    January 15, 2013 at 2:12 am

    My first time hearing Murse hehehe. You truly knows fashion.

  3. Dhemz

    January 15, 2013 at 2:22 am

    meggings? I’ll be laughing out loud if my husband would agree to wear it…:) oh fashion!!!

  4. Gven-Rose

    January 15, 2013 at 3:03 am

    I don’t think I allow my man to wear and carry those.. hahahaha…. but those are pretty cool

  5. jheylo

    January 15, 2013 at 3:13 am

    fashion icons 😀 those gay people they’re bold (not scared to dress up like women) when it comes to fashion.

  6. ~Ms. Joy mH~

    January 15, 2013 at 4:17 am

    i was gone crazy with the heels! lol but the manbags looks cute and fine with me.

  7. emzkie

    January 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    ahhh.. those men featured are not real man. lol. my man would never ever wear those stuff. lol. thanks for sharing!

  8. peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    January 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    LOL! I got really entertained reading about this glossary of terms!

  9. melandria romero

    January 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    ooh, i didn’t know that until now and i love the heart bracelet of johnny depp.

  10. Momgen Reviews

    January 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Hahhaha your post makes me laugh some of those stuffs for men are really weird..But I like the jewelry and marfist but leggings no way hehhhee

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