How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

Categories: Fashion | History | Society

Men have always strived to be handsome, stylish, successful, and, of course, like the ladies. If demanded by fashion, they became more masculine or sexier, carelessly-careless or deliberately neat. A special role in this transformation played hairstyle, mustache, beard, tan and toned torso.

We have collected for you this handsome since the beginning of the XX century to our days.

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

1900s — time wrestlers and athletes

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

Speech strongman Eugene Sandow in the early twentieth century gave women the same enthusiasm as in the 60's concerts by The Beatles. Several statues depicting bodybuilder is and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

1910s — refined elegance

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The first world war brought to a peaceful life whiskers a La Bicycle handlebar (handlebar) that was considered extremely beautiful and courageous.

1920s‑slicked hair and languid eyes

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

Everyone's going crazy from the cinema and Rudolph Valentino — the silent film star. Almost any man with slicked hair and parted near the middle, as the first sex symbol of Hollywood, automatically became very handsome.

1930s‑sexy usatoll

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The world is increasingly imitates the stars. The ideal of male beauty — trim figure with good posture, broad shoulders, narrow hips, strong muscles. Famous sexy mustache pencil Clark gable began to shave every second man.

1940s — masculinity of the war years

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The key image of a man during the Second world war — a harsh, masculine, tight in shape, without any facial hair, as demanded by the war.

1950s — ostentatious sexuality

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

50s remembered for the rockabilly style, and high sexy handsome Elvis Presley, who sighed wearily into the microphone and danced his signature dance. Popular hairstyle — slicked forehead Kok.

Rebellious spirit

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

Daring handsome Marlon Brando from the film "Savage" to imitate the thousands of young men on motorcycles around the world. They wear leather jackets and are called "cool guys".

1960s — a penetrating look and merciless sexuality

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

At this time, the standard of male beauty was Alain Delon — tanned, athletic young man with boyish features and piercing blue eyes.

Freedom of expression

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The end of the decade was marked by the flowering of the hippie and psychedelic rock. Jim Morrison — The Doors frontman — charmed by its unique charisma and deep lyrics. At the sight of him the girls fought in sexual ecstasy, and the young guys did crazy things.

1970s — pumping iron

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

While everywhere is growing hippie movement and men can not be distinguished from women, Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a six-time Mr. Olympia. Women are crazy, men are jealous, standing ovation and go to the gym.

1980s — sports beauty

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The TV series "Baywatch" more stirs interest in the sports of men with awesome smooth bronze tan, muscle definition, and preferably in red shorts.

1990s‑grunge wave

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The 90s marked a grunge-rock wave that spawned a new generation of people who didn't care what to wear and how to look. Just look at Kurt Cobain the lead singer of Nirvana (although this did not prevent him from being handsome, and maddening hundreds of thousands of fans).

2000s‑metrosexual Millenium

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

The era of the metrosexual. The standard of male beauty is considered to be David Beckham — professional football player with all the attributes essential set of the new Millennium: six-pack abs, cabin styling and expensive clothes.

2010‑e — carefree hipsters

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

Hipsters fill the world. Carelessly and brodacast, vintage stuff, subtilest or muscularity to choose from, gingham or striped, glasses, tattoo and carefree look. The perfect man is ready. Especially if it's Ryan Gosling.

Our days

How changing standards of male beauty for over 100 years

Now becoming more and more popular beard and long hair gathered at the top. This trend is so powerful and pervasive that they even gave him a name — numbersixvalverde, or "lumberjack style".

Keywords: History | Fashion | Beauty | Men | Changes in society | The standard of the last century | The twentieth century

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