In fashion, my primary interest is womenswear. I am admittedly still quite uninitiated in menswear, not because I'd think men's fashion is boring, it's just that womenswear is so rich and complex it consumes all my time and attention (there's still so much I want to learn about its history, it's an ongoing task that I've elevated to my no. 1 priority for summer). However, to me, signature menswear pieces make much more powerful statements than those of womenswear. Minimalism + tradition.

cufflinks

Missy Industry cufflinks

Perhaps I perceive menswear elements as more powerful because I don't wear them myself – unlike good old womenswear, they are foreign to me in practice and therefore more intriguing. Crisp white collared shirts, cologne, cufflinks, and let's not forget that somehow – I don't know how and why as I really don't believe that "clothes make the man" – a suit makes every man look dignified and respectable ... though I am aware all this is no less of an idealisation than male designers' vision of "the perfect woman".