Ever notice how when we girls have an unhealthy obsession with heels, boots, sandals or just shoes in general it’s considered cute, girly, and almost like it’s to be expected. But on the other hand, when a guy has that exact same adoration of women’s footwear, he’s considered to be a creep with a gross fetish. Well, that’s not always the case. Take the online fashion magazine Feet Man Seoul, for example.
While here in the States, online fashion magazines are almost a dime a dozen, Feet Man Seoul stands out in South Korea’s online community. Mainly because it is probably the first of its kind in the country, as well as the fact that it’s written in both English and Korean (which is really rare, considering).
What I thougth was most interesting about FMS, are the photographs. Most of the time when you see “street fashion” it’s always either really avant garde or really generic. FMS’s eye for trends and unique styles goes beyond the norm to bring readers styles that are totally unique without being scary, and approachable without being boring. While the most posts on Feet Man Seoul are of course about shoes, photographer/blogger/expat Michael Hurt also showcases other fashion related topics such as clothing, hair, and even spotting those “fashion police” moments and it’s even more interesting because it’s coming from a male point of view.
Also, I like reading the “selca”(self camera) or “fashion diaries” from readers of FMS. Its so cool to see real definitions of what’s fashionable, not what is dictated by corporate magazines and TV shows. <33