Men dabbling with manicures is hardly a new concept. Plenty of dudes have long enjoyed the relaxing experience (and tidy cuticles) of the classic treatment. But it seems that you might have to start fighting some guys at the salon for your favorite bottle of lacquer.
According to W Magazine, designer Marc Jacobs is responsible for popularizing #MalePolish. In recent months, he has been taking to his Instagram account to post selfies featuring the hashtag, which drew attention to his neatly painted fingertips. According to legendary manicurist and Jacobs's friend Jin Soon Choi, he came up with #MalePolish himself.
"He always knows what he wants and he finds the perfect colors for himself," Choi noted of the designer's taste in lacquer. Jacobs has been seen rocking a variety of moody manicures, especially black ones, but his passion for polish has expanded far beyond his own Instagram feed.
A multitude of men have utilized #MalePolish to show off their own masculine paint jobs, varying from acrylic talons to a simple smattering of vampy lacquer. Read on to see some of our favorite Instagram images boasting the hashtag.