Despite the fact the some of Hollywood's coolest men—Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto—have all been caught wearing nail polish, the trend hasn't exactly caught on. Most of us have just barely managed to get our boyfriends to join us for the occasional trim-and-buff manicure at the salon—which means we're assuming a paint job to top things off wouldn't go over well.
But nail polish company NCLA aims to change that. The Los Angeles brand has teamed up with HUF skate shop and pro surfer Craig Anderson to create the first-ever nail polish marketed to men: It's black, masculine, and for "the man who is bold enough to make a creative statement," says NCLA co-founder Elin Dannerstedt.
But who is that man? We asked some of the guys in our lives: Would you ever wear nail polish?
"No. Did Steve McQueen, James Dean or Marlon Brando ever wear nail polish?" —Joe Giarratano, financial analyst
"Wow, whoa, no. I would never wear it. I appreciate the male desire to have flair like the ladies but don't personally subscribe." —Sam Broekema, Harper's Bazaar Executive Accessories Editor
"#nocomment" —Steve Macari, founder of SLVRBK
"I'm pro black nail polish on men. I probably wouldn't wear it since it's a commitment to a look that I don't have the wardrobe for but, given the right outfit, I'm all in favor of it, especially in matte which is intrinsically more masculine." —Gary Ponzo, Harper's Bazaar Deputy Art Director
"No thank you. If I was into men's nail polish, I would wear it. Otherwise I will remain clean cut!" —Brendan Tadler, architect
NCLA X HUF Limited-Edition Nail Lacquer in Craig's Black Lust, $18, shopncla.com.