A few months after the “double standards” occurrence, I was again at the same club and speaking with two ladies. Something in the conversation prompted a third to disclose that she was municipal police (and although the club was not in that city, municipal police in this state have extended jurisdiction for the entire county in …
The social acceptability of men wearing skirts is by no means a nascent subject, but has has anything really changed since the Industrial Revolution? In 1984, the New York Times ran this piece regarding a Paris fashion show featuring men in skirts that was, according to French designer David Hechter, “the most important thing to happen in fashion in the past 20 years!” Hechter was one of the first designers to break fashion norms previously “when it was scandal for women to wear pants.” Rodney Martin it puts a sharper point on it: “It makes me feel free. It’s a statement by which I can say I am free to do whatever I want. It does cause hostility on the streets, though. Sometimes I keep my coat closed over my skirt so no one will see it. And I do have to sit differently. But it’s not about being a woman.”
Skirts for men and pants for women. Poor translations of Deuteronomy 22:5 lead to errant dogma and foolish sterotypes of sociocultural and religious tropes.
Right now I’m on a train headed to Toronto, writes Travis Martin, and I will be on another train coming back, late tomorrow evening. I’ll be participating in a photoshoot at Ryerson University as part of a research project on men’s fashion. The focus of the study is men of my generation who are using …
Journalists, sociologists, and artists are looking into the history of skirted men and sharing their findings with the public at large.
Instances of men wearing skirts in non-traditional regions is nothing new, but now the world is starting to take notice.
For the curious and the novice, this how-to guide will tell a man all he needs to know about finding, wearing, and accessorizing skirts. Skirts need not be frilly, froufrou, or feminine, and can indeed be very masculine.
A fashion model sporting a man’s skirt suit.