Are you familiar with the hot, up-and-coming social media platform called Pinterest? You may have heard of it, but not really been into it. Their CEO describes it as a way for people to share their taste. Pinterest is dominated by women and more or less runs on fitness inspo, fashion, interior design, recipes, DIY and braid how-tos. Despite that, I've spent a fair amount of time looking at pins, scrolling endlessly and wasting an hour or two. It's essentially the Tumblr dashboard on crack.
Like many things on the Internet these days, #menswear has found a home there. Although, I'm not sure "home" is the appropriate word. In fact, I don't know if it feels at home there at all. If I could, I would give the community there some personality—a hypebeast, a Four Pins reader, a GQ type or even a V Man champion—but, no. Menswear on Pinterest is fucking weak. If the platform was created to show your taste, I have little to no faith whatsoever in the menswear taste of the Pinterest community. I'm talking boot tuck fanatics, jeggings lovers and generally lost souls. That shouldn't come as a surprise to most, but let's delve a little deeper. Join me on this brief exploration of Pinterest's "Men's Fashion" vertical to see what I'm talking about. [Editor's note: If you like what you see, click the "Pin it" button at the top of the post!]