The Man Repeller
blog by Avery Hartmans • July 08, 2011 @ 3:32pm
As much as I love women’s fashion, even I have to admit that it’s not always practical, useful or attractive to the opposite sex. Fashion blogger Leandra Medine has realized just that and started a blog entitled “The Man Repeller.” Just hearing the name made me want to look it up and I’m glad I did: Medine is witty, sarcastic and likes to take pictures of herself wearing some fantastic ensembles.
The interesting thing about Medine’s blog is that the outfits aren’t hideous conglomerations of the worst clothes she can find. In fact, I would wear nearly everything she features. That’s the thing, though: these are outfits that women love, clothes that we all “ooh” and “ahh” over when they hit the runway, but that men generally do not find hot under any circumstance.
Medine defines man repelling as “outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex.” This style of dress includes some obvious fashion faux pas (harem pants, jumpsuits, clogs), but also items that we probably all have in our closets, like boyfriend jeans.
Medine’s writing is quite humorous and kept me laughing right up until the point when I realized that one of the outfits she featured involving a full high waist skirt and a crop top looked an awful lot like an outfit I recently sported. I guess I’ve been repelling men this whole time.
Check out Medine’s blog for a good laugh as well as some fashions tips. Or, perhaps, warnings—however you want to look at it.