Goth Guys do not have standard gothic outfits or set rules for what a male goth should look like. Gothic subculture fashion is based on expression of individuality and personal style, and goth guys draw on their inner creativity to create the gothic clothing look that conveys their unique look.
There are a few points to note, however:
The no-hair shaved head 'convict' look is so last year. You'll find that most hot goth guys now have anything from very short hair cuts all the way to long haired. Gothic guys have learned to express themselves in the ways they like.
Hair dye is popular. In fact, removing black hair dye has become an industry in itself. Gothic hair is either black or multi colors. Popular Gothic hair dye includes black, pink, dark blue, deep purple, red, green and orange. Manic Panic Hair Dyes are very popular to view the colors visit Hair Dye Gallery be sure to click on all the colors at the top of the page.
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The traditional color of gothic clothing is black, but there are many colors that are secondary favorites within the gothic subcultures. For example, the romantic goth typically wears black, dark blue, deep purple and blood red.
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Here are some of the styles that you might see within each of the gothic sub cultures:
Style: Medieval period through the Victorian Age style clothing
Coats: 1700's through 1880 Chauffeur's Style Jackets, duster coats
Shirts: Georgian Style Shirt with ruffles, pirates shirt (Hollywood style)
Pants: Trousers, Breeches and Hussar Pantalons
Accessories: Cloaks, vests, gloves, top hat, cane and pewter and silver jewelry with elaborate pendants
Footwear: Boots, Edwardian shoes
Romantic Gothic Hairstyles:
Style: Dark, bondage look, punk, band merchandise, various
Coats: Trench coat, hoodie band sweatshirt, duster coats
Shirts: Band t-shirts, t shirts, mesh shirts
Pants: wide leg with lots of zippers, straps, buckles, D rings, etc.
Accessories: leather cuff wristband and collar, studded belt, pewter and silver jewelry, flesh plugs, piercings, tattoos
Makeup: black eyeliner, black lipstick, painted nails
Footwear: Platform boots with laces or buckles, converse sneakers, platform shoes
Gothic Hairstyles: dyed black or black with color block of other colors like purple, pink, blue, green
This is a leading category, and punk haircuts and gothic punk clothing are popular.
The most popular gothic male icon was Dracula, made famous through horror movies. Another popular goth icon, Robert Smith - lead singer from The Cure, will deny that he had any influence on how gothic fashion for guys started. Roberts' wild hair, pale white completion and smudged lipstick as well as his trademark black trench coat image was idolized by many goth guys.
Another huge influence was the band Bauhaus who pretty much designed the first goth look for guys through their music, clothing, art and style. Another model was Dave Vnian of The Damned who liked to dress as a vampire just for kicks. A continued icon influence is David Bowie who has always walked on the side of eerie through his on screen characters and music.
Gothic fashion for guys does not have any rules; they have little interest in popularity. Goth guys like to create their own unique style. Common goth guy looks include a fishnet shirt, vinyl or leather pants and boots.