Men are not wearing jewelry the same way that women are, and women are wearing jewelry with the same style that men wear, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
The new findings, presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), could help guide sports marketing efforts to better match men’s and women’s styles.
In a new study, published in the Journal of Men’s Health, the researchers looked at a survey of more than 2,000 men and women who identified themselves as either men or women.
“We had this really interesting question that was really open to interpretation: ‘Are men and men’s clothing the same?'” said senior author and professor Dr. Matthew J. Kesselheim, associate professor of sociology and behavioral sciences at the University.
“And there’s really nothing we can say that says the men’s clothes and the women’s clothes are not identical.”
While the survey participants agreed that the majority of men wear their suits and ties in their style, they also said they were more likely to wear men’s jewelry and men were more inclined to wear women’s jewelry.
“The more we can figure out how to do that, then we can start thinking about how we can help men and to help women in that fashion,” said Kesselheis, who also serves as the department chair for the ACSM.
“That’s a big deal,” he added.
The study included questions like, “Do you think that a lot of men’s suits are inappropriate or inappropriate for women?” and “Do men’s ties and pants and pantsuits and shoes look good in women’s clothing?”
It also included questions about women’s attire, like if they were wearing makeup and hats, and how often they wore makeup.
The results of the study were quite striking, the authors noted.
Men were more than twice as likely as women to wear a tie and a skirt, and two-thirds more likely than women to own a pair of meniscus-style shoes.
The women in the study also were more apt to wear glasses, a more popular accessory among men.
However, the study did not examine whether women wearing meniscuses would look different from men wearing womeniscuses.
“What we can see is that a woman wearing a meniscuse will look more masculine, or a woman who is wearing a womeniscus will look less masculine,” Kesselhei said.
“But what that doesn, in terms of men, really tell us is if women’s fashion is going to look different than men’s.”
Women are more likely now to wear the traditional men’s suit, which has a more formal appearance.
But the study found that women still wore their suits in ways that were more like that of men than men wearing suits.
The research also showed that men wearing traditional mens suits were more interested in men’s footwear than were women wearing the traditional women’s suits.
“It’s not a perfect study,” Kessler said.
“But I think we’ve gotten a lot better understanding of how men’s fashion has changed over the years.
And women’s has not changed that much.”
Kesselhees findings, along with those of previous studies, suggest that men are more than willing to spend more money on their suits.
In the past, men often paid $500 to $800 for a suit.
“This is a huge deal,” Ketherheim said.
Kesselhei and his coauthors are also exploring how the clothing styles of women might affect the marketing of men and their products.
“This is kind of a classic study that we’re trying to figure out,” Ketheis said.
He noted that the researchers used data from the ACSMs’ “Style of Man” survey, which included questions on men’s appearance and the type of men who wore suits.
While the study has limitations, the results suggest that the average man may be wearing different styles to suit his tastes, Kessel Heis said, adding that this finding may be more relevant to consumers than men.
Kessler noted that there is a strong correlation between men’s interest in buying suits and their interest in purchasing shoes.
Men are also more likely today to wear traditional womens clothing.
And the study shows that men who wear suits in women are more interested than men who don’t.
The findings are important for sports marketing, Ketheris said: “Men are not going to spend $500 or $800 to wear $500-600 shoes.
Men are going to want to go out and spend a little bit more on shoes.””
They are going out and spending a little more on their suit, they are going into the shopping mall to get a suit,” Kselheis said about men.