Gone are the days when straight men were afraid to wear pink

These days they are rocking florals, prints and even skirts.

While many still mock men who embrace a more feminine style, stars like Riky Rick and Jimmy Nevis are changing the perception of men’s fashion for the better.

Take a look at five men who are changing the fashion game

Riky Rick

Riky Rick is one of a few rappers who don’t embrace the baggy T-shirt and baggy jeans dress code.

Instead, the Boss Zonke hitmaker has his own unique style which includes man bags, skirts and colourful outfits. Some have ridiculed his ‘womanlike’ like style, but Riky Rick couldn’t be less bothered. His gender-bending style is taking off overseas. Riky Rick’s unisex bag range with MaXhosa by Laduma Okapi took London by storm in 2018.

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“As a kid I was borrowing my mother’s clothes and nobody noticed because they still looked good. Now people are more accepting of us borrowing styles from the opposite sex. It’s liberating to wear a piece of women’s clothing or women’s perfume. We realise the borders are being broken down,” the rapper told TshisaLIVE in an interview.



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Jimmy Nevis

Cape Town singer Jimmy Nevis has never been one to follow fashion norms.

The Heartboxing musician started his own fashion label, York Yard, to celebrate local fashion. While some have called his fashion too ‘feminine’ for a man, Jimmy is proud of his style.

“I don’t feel as pressured to succumb to the latest fashion trends. For me, fashion is a creative space which stems from my music. It’s not a separate entity. Personally, music and fashion go hand in hand,” he told Cue in an interview.



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