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Off4thandGraham
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Off4thandGraham
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Recently there has been a new trend among the fashion men in the world, wearing skirts in a trend that is slowly but surly gaining momentum and I love it. I mean granted only a few men an pull it off but when it’s wore right it’s a win for me. What do you think?

I wrote a post about it if you care to take a peek

http://www.kimberlylove.net/2013/01/the-marc-jacobs-effect-men-in-skirts.html

posted over 1 year ago
FakeBlikeu
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nice post!

posted over 1 year ago
 
AnErin
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I have seen it a time or two in real life.
Honestly – it doesn’t really work well. To me it gives more of an impression of someone walking around with a towel around the waist.
Skirts are kind of an article where the whole outfit has to come together for a skirt to look good.
Well kinda like some things can stand alone and some cannot. Example – a coat/jacket can be independent of the rest of the outfit but a skirt cannot
Not that a man (dressing as a man) looks silly in a skirt, it just looks, well, plain. Not bad, not good, not silly, not like a fashion statement but just, nothing.

posted over 1 year ago
 
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It really depends on the man that wears it. If he looks confident and happy, I would say go for it dude.

posted over 1 year ago
 
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I think people should just be allowed to wear whatever they want. I think a lot of guys would if it weren’t for fear of upsetting societal norms. Also we only have so many options. Dresses and skirts and women’s clothing is just more fun.

posted over 1 year ago
 
KoohBuh
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Confident and happy would def fit Marc Jacobs, but we can’t deny the fact that long dresses , or skirts on a male looks rather silly, of course any male can wear whatever they wish, but i still don’t fancy this new “trend” :x

posted over 1 year ago
 
TheDashingDiaries
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I checked out your post and somehow I sort of like that trend on Kanye West. Maybe it’s because he looks very confident and manly. Apart from that, it’s definitely a no-go.

posted over 1 year ago
 
Senta
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I agree about Kanye West. Somehow it looks great on him! Maybe it’s the perspective, ‘cause the skirt doesn’t work on the last guy in your post for me. He’s got slim legs but he looks kinda disproportional. Like his legs are way too short. I’m sure some men can pull this look off, but only very few.

posted over 1 year ago
 
tightsandtea
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like your blog! I’d actually call it the Rick Owens effect, not so much Marc Jacobs. I think a small minority of menswear is shifting towards assymetrical/longer layers/monochromatic/etc., which is merging with streetwear.

but I don’t think it’s something the majority of the population will adopt too literally, and I’m not really feeling it.

posted over 1 year ago
 
amorphous_face
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I really like it.

posted over 1 year ago
 
robin77
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i followed that link and had a real laugh – ridiculous! a big NO!

posted over 1 year ago
 
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I think its perfectly fine! I would totally check out GregoryGORGEOUS on youtube. He wears skirts, dresses, and doesnt care! Hope I helped!
xx

posted over 1 year ago
 
priscillaraq
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Although an interesting idea..I say nay.

posted over 1 year ago
 
themostbeautifulface
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i hope this trend doesnt last…

posted over 1 year ago
 
Couns
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For me (I’m am man) skirts can become an interesting aspect in manswear. But not because of the photos in the blog post. I think if man wear skirts, it can look really fashionable.
One of my favourite examples is the second guy on this blog post (not mine):
http://newmalefashion.blogspot.com.ar/2012/09/street-scene-skirts-2.html

posted over 1 year ago
 
Cephaela
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All for it.
I think for us to have sexual equality we have to let go of stigmas that men can’t express themselves in the same way as us. I think it’s kind of oppressive that here we can wear pants without it being scandalous (because it was at one point), but they can’t wear skirts unless it’s traditional garb(I know a lot of women with kilt fetishes lemme tell you something)
Personally I find it pretty hot, but I’m pansexual and find myself attracted to femininity regardless of who it’s on…
THEN AGAIN our levels of attraction of something shouldn’t completely dictate how someone’s allowed to express themselves.

posted over 1 year ago
 
misstiem
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Nay, I don’t like it. But I guess some guys can pull it off.

posted over 1 year ago
 
sailormoonusagi
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Absolutely not.. A man needs to wear trousers.. And a woman has to wear skirts and dresses! I really dont like it that women wear jeans and trousers these days.. And now the men wear skirts!?

posted over 1 year ago
 
Siesie
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Siesie
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I’m all for people dressing however they like, regardless of gender. I’m waiting for the day we no longer have “menswear” and “women’s clothes” as separate categories.

Frankly, I think it’s stupid when people say men “should” wear pants and women “should” wear skirts. If it’s just a matter of stating your personal taste, that’s fine. But what’s the point in restricting everyone to some arbitrary societal norm? (And it IS all arbitrary. In the past, pink was considered a masculine color and blue was a feminine color. Things only look “silly” to us now because we’ve been conditioned to think that way and we’re not used to seeing it).

I have a few guy friends who wear kilts. And Utilikilts are a big trend in goth/geek communities.

posted over 1 year ago
 
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since the ancient Egyptians men have always worn skirts. Look at the hieroglyphics. Men had 3 different length kilts. Short for sports, knee length for daily wear, ankle length for formal. Then women “did not wear skirts or kilts”, they were men’s clothing. The knights of old times wore kilts and tunics, even leather leggings underneath in the winter, again they were men’s clothing. So whats the big deal if men were skirts or kilts they were men’s cloths anyway. Think about it.

posted about 1 year ago
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