How did the standards of male beauty change
Men have always sought to be attractive, stylish, successful and, of course, like ladies. If it was demanded by fashion, they became more manly or sexier, carelessly nonchalant or pointedly concise. A special role in this transformation was played by hairstyles, mustache-beards, tan and inflated torso.
Time wrestlers and strongmen
The performances of the strongman Eugene Sandow at the beginning of the 20th century caused the same delight in women as in the 60s concerts of “The Beatles”. Arnold Schwarzenegger has several statuettes depicting a bodybuilder.
The First World War brought a mustache a la bicycle handlebar (handlebar) into a peaceful life, which was considered extremely beautiful and courageous.
Licked hair and a languid look
Everyone is crazy about cinema and Rudolph Valentino - the stars of silent movies. Almost any man with licked hair and parting closer to the middle, like the first sex symbol of Hollywood, automatically became a written handsome.
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 began to shave every second man.
The masculinity of the war years
The key image of a man during the Second World War is austere, courageous, drawn into shape, without any facial hair, as wartime required.
The 50s were remembered by the style of rockabilly and high sexy handsome Elvis Presley, who sighed languorously into the microphone and danced his signature dance. A popular hairstyle is a poured lick on his forehead.
The daring handsome man Marlon Brando from the movie “Savage” imitate thousands of young men on motorcycles around the world, they wear leather jackets and are called “cool guys”.
Penetrating gaze and merciless sexuality
At this time, the standard of male beauty was Alain Delon: a tanned, athletic young man with boyish features and a penetrating gaze of blue eyes.
Freedom of expression
The end of the decade was marked by the rise of hippie and psychedelic rock.Jim Morrison, the frontman of The Doors, was fascinated by his unique charisma and deep lyrics. At the very sight of him, the girls fought in sexual ecstasy, and the young boys committed insane acts.
While the hippie movement is growing everywhere and men cannot be distinguished from women, Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a sixfold “Mr. Olympia.” Women go crazy, men envy, applaud standing and go to the rocking chair.
The series “The Rescuers of Malibu” is increasingly fueling interest in sports men with a stunningly even bronze tan, relief muscles, and preferably in red shorts.
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 didn’t stop him from being handsome and driving hundreds of thousands of female fans crazy).
The era of metrosexuals. David Beckham, a professional footballer with all the attributes of a gentlemanly set of the new millennium: six dice press, salon styling and expensive clothes, is considered the standard of male beauty.
Hipsters fill the world.Easy negligence and beardiness, vintage items, choice of subtlety or muscularity, cell or strip, glasses, tattoo and lighthearted look. The perfect man is ready. Especially if it's Ryan Gosling.
Now more and more popular are the beard and long hair gathered at the crown. This trend is so powerful and ubiquitous that they even gave it a name - lumbersexuality, or “lumberjack style”.