It’s a well known fact that frilly tutus are about the most anti manly type of attire a fellow can wear, which is precisely why men should wear them. It’s also well known that women who wear pants are home wreckers only good for burning cheap lingerie, but we women have never let that stop us.
I have to thank Kevin for passing a link along to me that made me aware of the wider male skirted movement in Japan. Many of you will be aware that there is a section of the male Japanese population rejecting traditional notions of masculinity. What you many not be aware of (as I was not) is that these men are also embracing feminine clothing as part of their movement.
This is a doozie of a leap for many men to make. It is one thing to accept yourself and have fun wearing women’s clothing in the privacy of your own home, but to go out of it and expose yourself to the eyes and judgment of the world, now that is quite another thing. But if you really want to wear women’s clothing in public, this article may help you do that.
Further to my last post, I have disappointing news. Givenchy did not make skirts for men. They made hideous skorts.
So Givenchy recently came out with a line of what looked like skirts for men but turned out to be skorts called ‘Bermuda shorts’. I know fashion designers like to bend the rules and break with traditions etc, but let’s face it, a spade is a spade, a pair of Bermuda shorts are a pair of Bermuda shorts, and a skort is a skort. If we start redefining what words mean in order to sell over priced monstrosities, then where will it all end?
Givenchy has picked up the torch of skirts for men and flown it high in its Fall / Winter collection. Not content with putting a solo skirt in there for a bit of gimmicky androgynous draw, skirts make up around half of the men’s collection, along with feminine jewelery, and shoes styled to look like strappy women’s sandals, sorry, correct that, strappy velvet sandals that are unashamedly for men!
Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a princess, who like many princesses of her time had been locked away in a tall tower because she was so pretty and her hair was so shiny and her feet so tiny and her eyes so large and her nose so pert and her femininity so feminine. She was so pretty that other women would projectile vomit with jealousy if they laid eyes on her.
Men’s fashion is fast becoming a delicious minefeild these days, especially with the slow trickle of skirted fashions into the mix. As something of a comprimise for men who are used to bifurcated garments, many designers and retailers are now putting out men’s skorts. What’s a skort? It’s a cross between shorts and a skirt. Outwardly, the man looks to be wearing a skirt, however, under the skirt, there are a pair of shorts to allow him to keep his modesty.