Men in skirts is a delicate topic in the western world. I’m not talking about cross dressing here either, which seems to be more acceptable in a social context, for a variety of reasons. I’m talking about men ala Marc Jacobs.
Men in many other cultures wear skirts. Does this make them girly? On the contrary, at times it indicates power and authority. Do they look funny on men? I don’t think so. I saw a man in North Melbourne recently, walking his bulldog while rocking a blood red wrap skirt which covered his knees. It looked awesome. I even smiled at him, receiving a happy nod in return.
The Satorialist posted this article in March, asking if we (as a western society) were ready to discuss skirt lengths for men. A lot of comments left were in the negative. Must confess myself disappointed. If you don’t particularly feel comfortable with the idea, allow others to discuss it if they wish. I don’t see what’s so offensive in the first place.
Women felt a new sense of power and freedom when it became accepted for them to wear pants. I think it’s about time the same happened for men and skirts. It’s not every man’s bag but I certainly hope to see more of them in future. After all, it’s not fair for us to keep the comfort of a good skirt to ourselves, right?
You have to admit, this guy’s got style: