Guys with painted nails: a new trend or a tradition?Pictolic
Recently, more and more often you can see men with nails covered with colored varnish. Of course, such beauties are still rare on the street, but this trend is popular among famous people. Where did this fashion come from and can it be considered a completely new trend?
Many believe that men's fashion to paint their nails came to the world with the subculture of EMO and goth. But this is not so-the representatives of the stronger sex began to decorate their hands in this way in ancient times. It is well known that such a manicure was sported by Egyptian pharaohs and priests, Mayan Indians and Chinese aristocrats.
In the modern world, the first people to cover their nails with colored nail polish were rock stars of the 70s and 80s, including David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Fashion was intercepted by the idols of the 90s, for example, the leader of the group "Nirvana" Kurt Cobain was a fan of decorating himself in this way.
In 2016, this craze became widespread, thanks to the #PolishedMan campaign announced on the Internet. It was not about style and fashion, but about child abuse. The participants were asked to paint one nail on their hand, since according to statistics, one child in five is physically or sexually abused.
Over time, painting your nails has become simply fashionable and the owners of a bright manicure do not necessarily belong to any subculture or express protest. Moreover, this is not related to sexual orientation – just bright, unusual nails look beautiful and these days it matters to guys.
"You can be a good man And think about the beauty of your nails" – so Pushkin wrote in his immortal poem "Eugene Onegin". This is relevant today, as the legs are painted, first of all, by well-known and successful people. Rappers Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, actor and rocker Jared Leto, controversial blogger and rapper Morgenstern-you can list the men who chose this style for themselves for a very long time.
Not so long ago, Yegor Creed made an unusual manicure for himself – hearts and emoticons flaunt on his nails. The singer says that he treats the new decoration of his image as tattoos, only on his nails. Not all men are ready for such experiments and many are limited to plain varnish, most often black.
There are even more modest options – laconic ornaments and drawings that emphasize the brutality of their owner. Are you ready to join the stylish and daring and make a bright manicure this summer?