Unisex option for categorizing espadrilles
Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 2:08:57 PM
I have plenty of designs that men or women might be interested in.... I would prefer to not have to categorize them as specifically for men or for women.
Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 3:53:29 PM
I almost requested this myself.. so +1
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:43:45 AM
Agreed
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:08:01 AM
This can apply to almost everything I make.

Gender should be a sub-set of most everything, allowing non-gender specific items to be seen without having to search/post under both genders.
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:06:54 AM
BKMuir wrote:
This can apply to almost everything I make.

Gender should be a sub-set of most everything, allowing non-gender specific items to be seen without having to search/post under both genders.


Very true. I guess I haven't noticed too much before now, as I don't have too many adult clothing products... kid/baby clothes aren't broken out into boys/girls.
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:11:24 AM
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1+

In an age where we actively try to avoid gender bias, I have a problem with assigning a gender to my designs. I usually avoid it, but unfortunately it means to create products with identical designs several times and that I don't like either.
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:15:41 PM
I don't see many guys wearing these. They're a bit feminine.
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:17:17 PM
justthreewords wrote:
I don't see many guys wearing these. They're a bit feminine.


never the less there are bound to be some so I designed several pair with that in mind that could crossover.
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:31:29 PM
justthreewords wrote:
I don't see many guys wearing these. They're a bit feminine.


They don't look any more 'feminine' to me than sandals, deck shoes or canvas tennies....

Considering that Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters, Zappos, H&M all have them, it would seem men wearing them must be pretty mainstream.
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:42:06 PM
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I don't see them much in country but anywhere seaside they are very common and absolute gender neutral in my experience.
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 6:29:53 AM
Thanks for opening this up for discussion everyone. I'm happy to pass this on for consideration. Grin
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 5:41:06 PM
+1

Although most of my designs lean more towards feminine, I do have a few esigns that men can wear comfortably as well. Unisex.

This goes for other base items as well! (Not just the Afridrilles)
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 5:50:23 PM
Invincible Penguin wrote:
justthreewords wrote:
I don't see many guys wearing these. They're a bit feminine.


They don't look any more 'feminine' to me than sandals, deck shoes or canvas tennies....

Considering that Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters, Zappos, H&M all have them, it would seem men wearing them must be pretty mainstream.

The design matters more than the fact that it's an espadrille. Zazzle slants toward millennial women, so there's that.
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 6:59:13 PM
I totally agree there should be a unisex category for these.
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:22:18 AM
+100
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:26:33 AM
in my description on some I put can be worn by men or women OR suitable for men or women.
They are popular for men as well. do a search on google for mens espadrilles and you will see Ralph Lauren , Toms , Soludos, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Jimmy Choo.
G**ci <- got labeled as spam has some for over $500.00, Prada has $700.00 pairs they are sold on many platforms, GQ has done articles on them. They are suitable wear for men especially in beach, seaside, casual areas like that.

Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 7:11:30 PM
[quote=Invincible Penguin]I have plenty of designs that men or women might be interested in.... I would prefer to not have to categorize them as specifically for men or for women.[/quoteP

Perhaps just two catgories. "Adults" & "Children" with appropriate sizes, of course.

I'd also like a view of the back of the shoe (heel) for a particular design I'm working on.

Thanks

Nancy B.
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 6:29:25 AM
BKMuir wrote:
This can apply to almost everything I make.

Gender should be a sub-set of most everything, allowing non-gender specific items to be seen without having to search/post under both genders.


Agreed. A couple of years ago, I sent an email with the same-ish notion. Shirts, shoes, etc. have unisex designs. Since the product can be changed who limit it to male/female. This would (maybe) keep people from putting the same design on 15 shirts.
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:57:25 AM
justthreewords wrote:
I don't see many guys wearing these. They're a bit feminine.


I see guys wearing sandals and flip flops freuently whereas I wouldn't have expected that in the past but in this day and age, it's no biggie. We just have to design with men in mind sometimes. ie: A horse instead of a cute pony or a tiger instead of a cute kitten. A pit bull instead of a chihuahua. Of course, I'm very old so I remember when there were firm distinctions in design and everything else gender wise.

If we can get children's sizes, which I would love, we'd have still more possibilities.Grin

As for the size issue, someone said it's up to the manufacturer but these are hand made and I can't imagine these women would turn down a chance to make more money by making a wider shoe or children's sizes. Z has nothing to lose by asking.

Nancy B.
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 12:07:14 PM
TheClothesCloset wrote:
justthreewords wrote:
I don't see many guys wearing these. They're a bit feminine.


I see guys wearing sandals and flip flops freuently whereas I wouldn't have expected that in the past but in this day and age, it's no biggie. We just have to design with men in mind sometimes. ie: A horse instead of a cute pony or a tiger instead of a cute kitten.

If we can get children's sizes, which I would love, we'd have still more possibilities.Grin

Nancy B.


I emailed Ubuntu and requested smaller sizes for women and children since I am a size 5...

Zane said they will be working on getting them in the future. Smile
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