French men are snappily dressed combining the perfect amount of class and polish for a look that’s all French all the way. But American men might not find French style so appealing. Here are some suave French men’s fashions that would never fly with American men!
French men’s fashion
Howdy, just want to preface this by saying that this post is all in good fun and I’m sure there are many Americans who would love these styles and French men who would never wear them. So please don’t take offense to me poking fun. Above all, wear whatever you’re comfortable with! And to all the French men out there, you look fab! 😉
So here’s a quick look at some fashion pieces you’d see if you took a walk around my town. Generally speaking, all of the more European looks below are fashions that American men wouldn’t wear (via Instagram):
French men young and old love to rock the man purse, something in between a wallet and a handbag that you wear crossbody similar to a messenger bag. This small little sac holds all your manly necessities including your money, phone, some gum and, of course, a pack of smokes. They come in all styles ranging from plain leather to colored ones. In my area, the North African guys like man purses with designer logos.
The French don’t have to choose between pants and shorts because they have capri pants for men called pantacourts. They’re usually somewhat fitted (and aren’t just baggy shorts that hit mid-shin). No matter your age or sexuality, the popular pantacourt — which is usually reserved for women in the U.S. — comes in a variety of colors and styles. Dead giveaway you’re European if you’re strolling around in pantacourts.
No, we’re not talking about scarves for the winter weather that keep your neck cozy. We’re talking about the scarves French men wear to show off their fashion sense. Even in warmer weather, men are commonly seen with a lightweight scarf worn around their neck as an accessory.
In French public pools, it’s prohibited to wear board shorts or any type of loose swimwear, so the French are masters at showing off their goods in an immodest Speedo. Totally commonplace and expected, the Speedo is a normal sight at the gym, French beaches and pretty much anywhere you go swimming (although the Speedo short is becoming popular too).