We’re living in a time where men’s fashion is becoming less and less strict. Thank goodness, right? Can you believe that it used to be a statement when a guy wore something pink? And now, when you see guys in pink, you probably just think “whatevs, it’s a guy wearing something pink.” I honestly love that society has been less strict on what a guy can wear, because it’s so repetitive and boring to see that a “best dressed” guy means “a guy wearing a tailored suit.” Sure, tailored suits look nice, but where's the artistry in that? Where's the sense of self-expression that shows their distinct taste in fashion?
Any guy can pull off a tailored suit, but can any guy pull off something like, oh, I don’t know…a skirt?
I mean, I think we all could.
When it comes right down to it, a skirt is just another type of short/pant, right? It just doesn’t have the individual leg openings that would make it considered as such. We usually see them designed in more “feminine” ways, but who’s to say that a man can’t wear them and look great in them?
The idea of a man wearing a skirt definitely isn't a new thing. Jaden Smith has been rocking skirts for almost a year now, and there are big name companies such as Hot Topic and Barney's New York that made skirts for men. It's gotten so much in the mainstream eye, that even Buzzfeed decided to have some correspondents try wearing skirts for a week!
Such a beautiful message, right? We should be able to wear what we want, and we shouldn't have to feel uncomfortable about it! If we feel it looks good with the outfit, and it's something that we think fits with our style, why should society tell us that we can't wear it?
So what do you think of skirts for men? Could you see yourself wearing some? Do you already own a skirt, perhaps? Let’s get conversational in the comments!
I like to add the following to my message above that I also wear leggings. This is another garment piece meant for the female, but it has two legs so in my view it can be worn by guys. Of course we have to take our body size into considerations when trying on leggings. That said I fully agree that women should also consider their body size as well. I have seen to many females on the street in leggings and asked my self “what were you thinking” women to put on legging that looked so awful on their bodies. In short it goes both ways. I am 150 lbs and wear size 12-14 skirts and kilts.
Due to a medical issue I wore kilts and skirts for more than ten years. As agreed above skirts give the men a much better freedom and they look nice on them. I wish that manufactures of men’s skirts will use male models and only male models. I see to many web sites for men’s skirts using female as models. So please put it out in the open that skirts are for man and women alike. But also don’t use outrageous designs for men’s skirts, we’re far away to dress in most colourful designs making it ridiculous on a men’s body. Neutral designs would be best.
I believe when skirts become mainstream, it will be sudden. The best customers will be women buying them for men. If I were creating an ad campaign it would show women admiring men in skirts.
They allow unlimited stride, ventilation, lack of tight restriction while driving, and fun to wear.
as a cross dresser in transition can testify that society is moving, but slowly. still find it easier to wear skirt or dress when presenting the female from head to toe, but welcome others to help break the barriers & share the breeze on bare or stockinged legs. And am happy to find pockets, though now often sport a cross body bag to carry about the necessities.
thanks Body Aware
I love that you are designing a skirt for men and I like the approach that you are taking. I currently have 18 skirts ranging from kilts to lungis to full length denim, fleece, or wool. While skirts on a man still draws the occasional odd look I’ve found a large number of folks to be very complimentary of this as a fashion option for me. Look forward to seeing some of your designs!