How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

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Men have always strived to be attractive, stylish, successful and, of course, to please ladies. If the fashion demanded it, they became more masculine or more sexy, carelessly careless or emphatically laconic. Hairstyles, mustache-beards, tan and a pumped-up torso played a special role in this transformation.

We have collected for you real beauties from the beginning of the XX century to the present day.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The 1900s — the time of wrestlers and strongmen

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

Strongman Eugene Sandow's performances at the beginning of the XX century caused women the same delight as The Beatles concerts in the 60s. There are several figurines with the image of a bodybuilder and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The First World War brought a mustache a la bicycle handlebar into peaceful life, which was considered extremely beautiful and courageous.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

Everyone is crazy about cinema and Rudolph Valentino is a silent movie star. Almost any man with slicked-back hair and a parting closer to the middle, like the first Hollywood sex symbol, automatically became a written handsome man.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The world is increasingly imitating the stars. The ideal of male beauty is a fit figure with good posture, broad shoulders, narrow hips, strong muscles. Clark Gable's famous sexy pencil mustache was shaved by every second man.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The key image of a man during the Second World War was severe, courageous, pulled into a uniform, without any facial hair, as required by wartime.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The 50s were remembered for the rockabilly style and the tall sexy handsome Elvis Presley, who sighed languidly into the microphone and danced his signature dance. A popular hairstyle is a cook slicked over his forehead.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The audacious handsome Marlon Brando from the movie "Savage" is imitated by thousands of young men on motorcycles around the world. They wear leather jackets and are called "cool guys".

1960s — soulful look and ruthless sexuality

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

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

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The end of the decade was marked by the heyday of hippie and psychedelic rock. Jim Morrison — the frontman of The Doors — fascinated with his unique charisma and deep lyrics. At the very sight of him, girls were fighting in sexual ecstasy, and young guys were doing crazy things.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

While the hippie movement is growing everywhere and men are indistinguishable from women, Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a six-time "Mr. Olympia". Women go crazy, men are jealous, applaud standing up and go to the rocking chair.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The series "Rescuers of Malibu" is increasingly fueling interest in athletic men with a stunningly smooth bronze tan, prominent muscles and preferably in red underpants.

1990s — grunge wave

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

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

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

The era of metrosexuals. The standard of male beauty is considered to be David Beckham — a professional football player who has all the attributes of a gentleman's set of the new millennium: six cubes of abs, salon styling and expensive clothes.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

Hipsters are flooding the world. Easy carelessness and beardiness, vintage things, thinness or muscularity to choose from, a cage or a stripe, glasses, a tattoo and a carefree look. The perfect man is ready. Especially if it's Ryan Gosling.

How have the standards of male beauty changed in some 100 years

Now the beard and long hair gathered on the top of the head are becoming more and more popular. This trend is so powerful and ubiquitous that it was even given a name — lambersexuality, or "lumberjack style".

Keywords: XX century | Changes | Beauty | Men | Last century | Standard

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