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It's not easy to be Met phly

2013-01-28 09:10:47.0 | Boitumelo Tlhoaele |

THE yearly J&B Met is characterised by all sorts of opulence: expensive food and drink, attendance by high profile personalities and, of course, the glam fashion that graces the Kenilworth racecourse.

For most women this is the most exciting part - putting together a stand-out outfit suitable for the dooh.

But for most men it seems that living up to the theme remains a challenge as most come in their everyday suits.

Fashion blogger Sandiso Ngubane says menswear is highly conservative.

Unlike women's clothes, it isn't easy for men to interpret this year's theme - "Made to Fly" - with their normal clothes.

This equestrian affair is also characterised by a level of seriousness and formality.

"Just like a birthday party theme, you could wear a Spiderman or Batman costume, but I wouldn't advise it in this instance," says Ngubane.

Designer Paledi Segapo of Palse Homme says: "I often find that themes create obscurity, let alone unnecessary pressure to look the part for men in general.

"The trick is to decide what works and have a sense of fashion identity."

Segapo says it comes down to expressing style and following trends.

He says one should be able to marry the two aspects to follow the theme.

tlhoaeleb@sundayworld.co.za or Twitter @MsTumiTJ&B Met is on February 2

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