Simone de Beauvoir once said that “one is not born a woman, but rather becomes one” and many would argue that the same could be said about being a man. The social nature of masculinity is a pattern of practice, and one rife with complexity and contradiction. Today, it seems more apt to talk about ‘masculinities’ in the plural, to underscore the many ways in which one can be a man, or become one. So - what makes a Man?
The 7th issue of Vestoj, the annual journal of sartorial matters, focuses on Masculinities. Studio Blanco and Vestoj editor-in-chief Anja Aronowsky Cronberg edited the content and art directed the issue, which features contributions from artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Jason Fulford, Karen Knorr, JeongMee Yoo, Titus Simoens and Pawel Jaszczuk.