Say that he is not doing it to be effeminate or eccentric like George Clinton or Boy George but didn't adhere to social stigma that it is not masculine. He did it to pay tributes to them. If they're living, then the nail polish doesn't have as much imperative or initiative to be worn, just like sports athletes do for Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day. Dead or alive, doesn't matter. I believe it shows high class that if they're dead, to pay tribute with the nail polish. It shows he doesn't bind his life based on preconceived notions of societal acceptances but out of pure respect for a lost loved one.
Some men wear red, white and blue nail polish for Independence Day already.
Give me insight, please!!!