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Monday, March 22, 2010

Are We Ready To Discuss Skirt Lengths For Men?

Comments on "Are We Ready To Discuss Skirt Lengths For Men?"


Blogger Nouvelle Fag said ... (5:12 PM) : 

real men wear skirts!
ps the fairisle sweater is to DIE for


Blogger Simona said ... (5:12 PM) : 

when worn as the second and third guy... I just love them!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:13 PM) : 

Nope, not working for me.


Blogger Café Naïveté said ... (5:13 PM) : 

ohhh what men!!! these sure have got the guts;) I like the first one the most.. the snickers rock!


Blogger kuan.ieong c. said ... (5:29 PM) : 

i quite like the way the plaid "skirt" in the second pic falls. the way its not pleated is a nice touch. so effortless and doesn't draw attention to itself as it looks so in place. <3


Anonymous Chantel said ... (5:29 PM) : 

I think they all look great! I was unsure about the whole skirt trend, but I think these men couldnt look more masculine!


Anonymous Helena said ... (5:30 PM) : 

These gents all look absolutely badass. I especially love the shoes on gent #3 - they look like a couple of polished beetles, in the best possible way.


Anonymous Fay said ... (5:30 PM) : 



Blogger Alan Li said ... (5:30 PM) : 

I really like the length of the second one, I also really like what he wore it with. I really like how he still looks very masculine with the skirt.


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (5:31 PM) : 

Only at a Scottish car wash! Woot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 

We tried in the eighties, but alas it still is a look that only the fashionistas are brave enough to attempt .....


Blogger Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said ... (5:31 PM) : 

no 1 - definite miss
no 2 - maybe, accompanied by many cocktails
no 3 - is he really serious? everything else looks fab

sorry, complete lack of sexy for a man in a skirt


Blogger Beverly. said ... (5:33 PM) : 

I love the last one; he's so BAMF-esque, yet wearing a skirt type thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:33 PM) : 

Thank god! I love men in kilts.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 

no, i'm not.


Blogger Terron B. said ... (5:35 PM) : 

No length of SKIRT is right for a man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Although if I was to try this, I would do it with the badass look, like the 3rd guy


Blogger AAT said ... (5:36 PM) : 

we are not


Anonymous C. said ... (5:36 PM) : 

The change it's good, very cool .


Blogger mrtwice said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Secondo me, this is going too far!


Blogger Ana said ... (5:36 PM) : 

yes we are :D!


Blogger Nicky Dunbar said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Yes, please. I attended a boy's Catholic school and the girls at our sister school had these enviable kilts. They used to roll their jeans up under the hem line so that the nuns wouldn't catch them wearing trousers. The third photo reminds me of this trouser-skirt combo. The shoes wouldn't have gone over well w. the nuns either. But what nuns don't know about shoes . . .

Love the second guy. I'd like to see a pin in that kilt.

The first guy looks nun appropriate (not the shoes). I'd like to sit down and have a good chat w. him.

Are these all in the same city, I wonder?


Blogger leddy said ... (5:36 PM) : 

ok so i'm a clothing traditionalist.. don't like men in skirts. sorry


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:37 PM) : 

It took us girls forever to get in trousers, so why shouldn't men wear skirts if they want too?


Anonymous C. said ... (5:37 PM) : 

The change it's good !
Very cool .


Blogger Katarina Kühl ~ PencilFashion said ... (5:37 PM) : 

oh, i looove kilts :)


Blogger CAPITAL THREAD said ... (5:38 PM) : 

Hell YES!

I love the 3rd guy - the length and the layering - the pants are a slim fit but not tights...chunkier shoes -vest - tie - and bag/cluth...

oh and tracks (eyebrow) so much, but not too much.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

never saw that...


Anonymous judy ALDRIDGE said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Guys in skirts are hot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:40 PM) : 

wow.. the last one blew my mind


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:42 PM) : 

as with women's skirt lengths, mid calf is just not flattering and tends to look dowdy. the knee length is spot on (and, for men, tends to look best in a pleated kilt silhouette imo). i love a man that can rock a skirt because they usually have the right confident attitude to pull it off.


Anonymous smiley said ... (5:42 PM) : 

middle one is gorgeous!


Blogger Michael said ... (5:42 PM) : 

Evidently, we aren't.


Blogger Lorena said ... (5:44 PM) : 

Skirts on men can be totally hit or miss but when done right I think they are really awesome. For me the second guy in the tartan skirt completely nails it, he still look so masculine, such a great look on him!


Blogger Malena said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I'm definitely not ready!


Blogger kGresh said ... (5:46 PM) : 

Yes, we are ready. And yes, these are fabulous. I think the first young man has really gotten it right!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

the manlier they get, the shorter they get.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I love the bad boy attitude of the two tough guys in combo with the skirts. Not sure about the bare ankles/leggings but they are growing on me. In my circles, we women SWOON over men in UtiliKilts. More Skirts On Men!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I love this post because my 2-year-old son is very into wearing his twin sister's skirts, and while it's probably a phase he'll outgrow, I don't agree with all the people who are constantly telling him skirts are exclusively for girls. The second guy here, in particular, looks quite masculine and sexy. It's true not everyone has the kind of job where they can show up looking like that, but nonetheless I don't want to impose gender-related rules on my kid!


Anonymous sarah said ... (5:49 PM) : 

without a doubt, yes! i think this is rather fantastic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

i don't really know what to say...
sounds interesting :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Please don't.


Blogger Nina Nagy said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I really like the second one!


Anonymous jac said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Glad to see that mid-calf length skirts make even skinny asian men look frumpy..... best avoided by all!


Blogger Beth Lee said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Love the second guy!!


Anonymous Sean said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Oh no! Please, a frock ("Gehrock") is so demode. Please, gentlemen, trousers do a good job, in the summer shorts are an option. But, I beg you, no skirts for men.


Blogger Garrett Naccarato said ... (5:55 PM) : 

No skirts at all


Anonymous mary said ... (5:55 PM) : 

I think the cut just below the knee seen in the second picture is just PERFECT.


Blogger A said ... (5:57 PM) : 

I love that these men exude masculinity while wearing a skirt. The refined punk look of photo number two is my favourite.


Blogger David M. said ... (5:58 PM) : 

We are not ready to discuss skirt lengths for men because men should not wear skirts.


Blogger Yours Truly said ... (5:58 PM) : 

I think an almost capri length, cut right below the knee looks best.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 

Absolutely, but then again, the photographs of these people that you take make them look extremely hot.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 

The first skirt for men I found in anno domini 1999 in rip Jigsaw Menswear i London UK. It was an anthracite scotch skirt with large brown leather belt, very manly. I was so confused it took me a couple of years finally to admit that i actually liked it. It didn't change my theory that on models everything can look great and manly but on the other hand it challenged me to reconsider genderization of some fashion items.


Blogger sam said ... (6:02 PM) : 

the first one looks a little like a grandma to me, but the last two are stunning.


Blogger Theophilus Davenport said ... (6:02 PM) : 

At the knee! And wear some good hose with it too. And learn from my mistakes, no plimsolls.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 PM) : 

No we aren't.


Blogger Marqués de Leguineche said ... (6:03 PM) : 

Definately NOT.


Blogger WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i said ... (6:03 PM) : 

This is a tad difficult! Style is in the eye of the beholder - in other words, what I find stylish, in this case appropriate, may not be to the next person! Thus I say - what ever floats your boat!! 3 cheers for those who turn a blind eye to the norm!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

#1 - too long
#3 - too short
#2 - just right.


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Absolutely NOT!

Having said that, the man in the second picture still manages to look masculine in his skirt (the Scottish kilt is the only thing that I could ever imagine a guy wearing & still look good).


Blogger Jo said ... (6:04 PM) : 



Anonymous Gene Wicker Jr said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Way, way cool. I'd say the first one is a tad long, but the other two seem appropriate.


Blogger balmainizator said ... (6:04 PM) : 

I think that maxi skirt is too much.
I prefer classic kilt lengths.


Anonymous chloe said ... (6:04 PM) : 



Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (6:06 PM) : 

Absolutely NOT!

Having said that, the man in the second picture actually manages to make his kilt look masculine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

yes, we are...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:09 PM) : 

At the knee; just like the ladies


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Brilliant. And here I was thinking you would never post about skirts.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

If not now, when? :) Personally I find skirts a bit oppressive so I'm not sure why men would want to wear them, but these guys are rocking them


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

I like the middle one, the proportions are just right.

I wish I could pull this ff


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:11 PM) : 

not yet.


Anonymous Teresa said ... (6:11 PM) : 

Love the third look.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:14 PM) : 

No, I'm not ready! Having a Scottish background, I understand the cultural significance of the kilt, but I think it looks a touch out of place outside of a traditional gathering. However, the second gentleman does manage to pull it off a bit somehow, perhaps by matching the tartan with the boots. While I believe in "to each his/her own", I think skirts on males is taking the androgynous angle a bit too far.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Hmmm... were the bottom two taken on St Patricks Day? I think knee length is most flattering, and masculine... if that's the right word to describe a man in a skirt. lol


Blogger owearetheoutcasts said ... (6:15 PM) : 



Blogger (e said ... (6:18 PM) : 

I don't think America is ready.
The guy in the middle is HOT. It is a good look for him and the third man with the cool shoes.

Great pictures.



Blogger Unknown said ... (6:18 PM) : 

it's a-ok as long as they have other redeeming qualities. like that gentleman's loafers!


Blogger Ania said ... (6:19 PM) : 

Unless a man in question is Scottish, we have nothing to discuss ;)
A big, fat n o.


Anonymous Fan said ... (6:19 PM) : 

Uuuuu! You had crossed the rubicon!


Anonymous Guto said ... (6:19 PM) : 

i'm not a big fan, because i think that can remind a cross-dresser or something like it... about the photos i only like the second one, perfect! the skirt fits well, and the proportion is ok... and the it matches naturally with his face, hair and tatoos.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:21 PM) : 

none are acceptable.


Anonymous nga waiata said ... (6:21 PM) : 


particularly liking the skirt over leggings/trouser look, exciting to see a change in menswear at last.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Ahhh, I think the guy in the middle picture got it right, not because its a kilt but purely because the other two are too camp/feminine and take away the masulinity of how i feel the look should be.

Picture 1: the length is too long and the bag on the arm isn't working

Picture 3: with the clutch bag and leggings and...


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:22 PM) : 

The last phot has my vote, sans pants of course!!


Blogger Izzen said ... (6:23 PM) : 

The middle one actually looks hot with his kilt. Also, the last guy has excellent shoes.


Anonymous Alex said ... (6:23 PM) : 

I love how they all give off such bold attitudes too, in their stances. Or is it defiance at being photographed in "skirts"? Oh, so great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:26 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:26 PM) : 

to the knee length is the best! loving Mr. tough guy at the bottom with the metallic shoes too.


Anonymous loolah said ... (6:26 PM) : 

If the skirts are on men who look like blokes, as in the case of pictures two and three - absolutely. Number one, however, is a problem for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:27 PM) : 

I like them long, thank you very much :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

Standard Kilt length [eg the 2nd and 3rd pics] is perfect.


Blogger Catherine said ... (6:29 PM) : 

I dare you to go to Scotland and complement a man on their "skirt"... actually there's a slightly scary but awesome Latin lecturer at St Andrews who routinely wears a day kilt you should ask him about the length he prefers his skirt. Anyway, I'm being pedantic. Conventionally I believe kilts are worn on the knee, but I love all these looks, especially the first.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

2 and 3 pull it off. 1, not so much.
in other words: around knee length is good, and the shoes should be a strong, balancing, masculine presence.


Blogger the style crusader said ... (6:31 PM) : 

wow! this is such a great post!

they are all actually totally working it and love that they each have such different looks. you've definitely got to have the confidence to pull this off. as long as you can muster that up i don't think the length matters (as long as it's not bare legged and thigh skimming!!). xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:33 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:33 PM) : 

no matter how many cigarettes you smoke, or black leather vests you wear, or tough guy glares you glare, your still a girlie boy. If it's ok with you it's ok with me but admit what it is.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:34 PM) : 

wow. love this guy. awesome pants, awesome skirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 PM) : 



Blogger Tamara said ... (6:35 PM) : 

No. At least, for myself, I am not ready at all. Though the guy in the middle pic could probably wear anything and he'd look good.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM) : 

NO!!! NO!!! NO!!!!


Blogger Karoline said ... (6:36 PM) : 

I am actually a fan of the first skirt lenght.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:37 PM) : 

top and middle pictures are win. bottom mans skirt is too short for me (what am I doing comparing men's skirt lengths? but saw no comments and had to post); like his ankle/wrist combo though


Blogger Christianthomas said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Skirt length definitely the third one,

styling the first two, not a big fan of the metallic shoes.


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (6:39 PM) : 

i vote the last picture is the best length.

F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Absolutely love the second and third skirt, not so much the first. For me the whole outfit (and posture for that matter) of the first guy is too girly. Especially the way his bag is held around his arm. Love his face though, there is something smug and proud about it.

Length wise you could say I cleary prefer above-the-knee-skirts for men. :)

But to all three guys I just have to say: way too go!


Blogger ElementaryPenguin said ... (6:40 PM) : 

I actually think it's pretty cool... and while many people may be surprised to see it, it's really much more historical than men wearing pants. Pants have only been the norm since the middle ages. So we could just say that this is a return to the roots.. :)


Blogger 6-3-2 said ... (6:40 PM) : 

The bald bearded man clearly pulled off the look perfectly. He both looks incredibly masculine and yet playful and relaxed. He is now my example of how a man wears a skirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:43 PM) : 

I think it's fantastic. However, the last two images are not of "skirts", but quilts. There is a difference.

However, skirt or quilt, I think we are always ready to discuss hem lengths, male or female.


Blogger Marcela A. said ... (6:43 PM) : 

i hope so!


Anonymous Patty said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Yes please put in some rules quick before men start getting into miniskirts ;)


Blogger BB said ... (6:45 PM) : 

the kilt always has and will do it for me.


Anonymous Catch said ... (6:45 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 PM) : 

This is o so wonderbubbles...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 PM) : 

mini all the way! nothing provides such ventilation for hot and muggy NY summers


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:47 PM) : 



Blogger L. said ... (6:47 PM) : 

this made me giggle


Anonymous CK Dexter Haven said ... (6:50 PM) : 

I couldn't have ANY type of discussion with the first fellow. Not with a straight face.


Anonymous john said ... (6:50 PM) : 

personally, i don't like this for men. but, since it's a quite young trend i'm sure my kids will wear skirts and it will be the coolest thing ever while i drone on and on about tailored pants. then, when i hit my mid-life crisis i will run and buy a skirt (length #2) from abercrombie and fitch (by that time the trend will have trickled down) and pick them up from school. they'll be embarrassed and i will feel like i'm 24 again.


Blogger ECW said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Well in all honesty I think the Scottish had it right with their kilt length. The first one is too long..I don't like.... and the second one is not short enough. The third one is perfect minus the jeans under. If your going to wear a skirt just go all out and do it like the Scottish and wear nothing underneath.


Blogger najee said ... (6:51 PM) : 

This is honestly not something for the everyman. But I feel as though on certain occasions this sort of dress is appropriate,no pun intended!! A man could always use more options when getting dressed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

I'm not sure if I can get my head around it, only the precious guys at fashion technical college wore them and they usually were laughed at....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:55 PM) : 

oh well, first we get 100 women shots to 1 men's, and when we finally get men's shots they are wearing skirt!

Please Scott...


Blogger Raul Villalobos said ... (6:56 PM) : 

Sorry Not a fan. Its seems to be trendy rather than fashion taste. That being said, everyone has their opinion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

I am sorry to say that I never really got the whole skirts for men thing, but looking at these pictures I really get it. It can be over the top and strange but the way these men have styled them it comes so naturally i don't even notice.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:59 PM) : 

It's too weird for me...not sexy at all...


Anonymous Grace said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Not my favourite look, but I think the man in the second photo does it best.

Something about the man in the first photo reminds me of Tavi from Style Rookie...


Blogger TMFA said ... (6:59 PM) : 

I like the 2nd one

I think a skirt on a man needs to be worn with a certain attitude.


Anonymous Kat said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Kilt = YES.
Any other form of skirt = NO!
A kilt on a man can look quite sexy.


Blogger SaraKateSwan said ... (7:06 PM) : 

I think there is something utterly sexy about a man in a skirt! I dont know what it is, maybe its because it gives off a kind of 'im comfortable enough with my sexuality to wear this' kind of vibe. Well whatever it is, i love them.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:10 PM) : 

I like skirts for men, and I like the style of the man in the middle.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 PM) : 

OK, I don't like them. I feel like it's the last province of women and they are intruding. Also, the only men I've seen wearing them happen to be so scruffy, like with dreadlocks, that I can't take them seriously.


Anonymous Adam said ... (7:16 PM) : 

The second guys outfit is pretty sick. But the skirt.. to each his own. Looks pretty good but personally I wouldn't rock it.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (7:16 PM) : 

It doesn't look that strange to me actually. Probably due to the lengths. Right below the knee is best for men =)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 PM) : 

Gah, not yet! This is way to... weird looking. I mean, the second guy rocks it well, but that's only because its a kilt. I dunno, it's way to, not even feminine, but odd. Like restricting, and old. So it's definitely to early to talk about lengths I guess.
But, that's one heck of a Fair Isle sweater!! I love it.


Blogger Carlos said ... (7:30 PM) : 

I think the men in the second and third photos are wearing the skirts best. Come on, it must be hard to look so bad ass wearing a skirt! The first guy, although I do love the sweater (Burberry Prorsum?!), has too much going on.


Blogger SieveMaria said ... (7:36 PM) : 

My question is why do women wear pants ? They are so uncomfortable. The Kilts are great ! very athletic - I like to wear them as well !


Anonymous Beatrice-Ngan Huynh said ... (7:36 PM) : 

I know fashion is about taking risk, but I don't think I'm ready for this yet. I really like the 2nd pic. That is the only skirt that I would approve. I don't know why, but the I think the only masculine man could wear skirt. These pic remind me of Maid of Honor.


Anonymous alice said ... (7:38 PM) : 

no. me no likey.


Blogger Kwame Panther said ... (7:41 PM) : 

only if its a kilt...then its good


Blogger iliketweet said ... (7:42 PM) : 

The third guy is so filled with tude, love it!




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 PM) : 

that's so true: it seems like it's going to be freaky by the title of the post, but looking at the second and third guy especially it doesn't seem odd at all. Though I probably would giggle a little if I saw a man in a skirt walk down the street.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:52 PM) : 



Anonymous Lea said ... (7:52 PM) : 

I guess if women can wear menswear it goes the same for men.


Blogger Katie G said ... (7:52 PM) : 

The ideal length for a man-skirt: when he kneels down, the hem should just touch the ground. As in the kilt in picture 2. Fantastic!


Anonymous Michele said ... (7:55 PM) : 

1 outta 3 'aint bad!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:00 PM) : 

I am sorry but personnally I don't like it. I like my man in pants !!!


Anonymous adelaide... said ... (8:06 PM) : 

I like the second one.

Not the first.

The third is weird.


Blogger I V E S T I T I ! said ... (8:06 PM) : 

When I cover the top half they look like women, something I don't quite like about it, but they wear it with confidence which is the main thing...


Anonymous Dana said ... (8:07 PM) : 

The men in the kilts look bad ass.


Blogger Tabitha said ... (8:11 PM) : 

to the knee .... not any longer


Blogger valentina bulycheva said ... (8:15 PM) : 

wow!!! this looks so good!!!
I love it.


Blogger Kati Kov said ... (8:18 PM) : 

nope... im not ready for this "men" look...............


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

uhhh, rather not
but if men insist... i would tolerate


Blogger EML said ... (8:29 PM) : 

I knew there was something going on with skirts in menswear.
h&m sells which means they expect the broader mass to be interested.

It's so ironic (in a good way) that those men can wear such a feminine item and still look 100% masculine


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:33 PM) : 

Not yet..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 PM) : 

not okay


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 PM) : 

no im definitely not ready


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 PM) : 

I love their style but for me, it's not a good look, men in skirts. Sorry guys. It probably sounds unfair.


Blogger The Kilted Coiffeur said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Image #1 is really bad

Image #2 the kilt is too long, but the lace up boots work

Image #3 the length on the kilt is perfect, put image #2 boots on and you got a winner!


Blogger KohCo said ... (8:44 PM) : 

Brave but they carry it off so well :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:44 PM) : 

Not sold on it yet... I think someone has to come up with a genuinely masculine concept first. There is something emasculating about the first and the third looks... And maybe the only reason I'm not rejecting the second look is its traditional feel.

Maybe something more Grecian (long tunics/robes) or Romanesque (short gladiator style)?


Blogger Christine said ... (8:47 PM) : 

Love Look #2. It's the 'most likely to be picked up by straight men' for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:51 PM) : 

only the second one works and that's because it's a kilt. the first and third look ridiculous imo. the difference between those two is that the first will definitely get made fun of by some ignorant homophobe and the last will not because he looks like he can snap someone's neck with his bare hands despite wearing a skirt.

men's skirts only work if they're a kilt or a sarong (indian, southeast asian, or polynesian style).


Blogger Sunshinemom said ... (8:52 PM) : 

Oh WOW! And I thought only Scotts wore skirts! The sweater in the first pic is beautiful and the man in the second picture is carrying off the whole thing very well!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 PM) : 

i think if men rte going to wear skirts ,its really important that they balance the look with a very masculine edge otherwise they end up looking like the first guy, he looks like a lesbian asian lady with fashion flare


Blogger B said ... (9:04 PM) : 

It seems that the most masculine of men are the ones attempting these new gender-blending styles. Is this because they are the only ones not afraid of having their sexuality questioned?


Anonymous $5 Basics said ... (9:08 PM) : 

my internet wouldn't load your website all of a sudden and i think it was a sign...

but regardless of how i feel about this particular trend, this is all about proportions rather than length. the last man takes a feminine piece like a skirt and makes the look masculine. the pieces are tough but the fit is right. i also like the proportions on the first man and that bag is perfection.


Blogger Molly said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Haha, strange. I was actually thinking earlier about how long it took for women wearing pants to be acceptable, and yet the same has not happened for men in skirts. Not sure they wear them as well as women wear pants, but I am always open for some boundary pushing when it comes to gender stereotypes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 PM) : 

Women have been playing with the masculine/feminine thing for years; guess it's time men jumped on the bandwagon. I am surprised at how much I like these photos.

It works WITHOUT A PURSE. I think the purse/skirt combo just looks tranny.


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (9:15 PM) : 

They should take it shorter. Way shorter. Mini mini mini . . . That would be funny.


Blogger Emily said ... (9:19 PM) : 

You certainly need guts to pull it off, and I think that you need an absolutely impeccable eye and a skirt that's not too feminine (like the first one... I'm not in love with it, but I do like the second and third photos)



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:26 PM) : 

I absolutely love this! The third guy is my favorite though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 PM) : 

fuck no - honestly, why is this a good look for a man. We're finally at an age where any cut of suit, pant, shirt, etc is acceptable so now we're suddenly bored with that - get a life, leave the skirts to women, let them have something for crap sake.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 PM) : 

the first guy looks like an old lady!!! please, the 2nd and 3rd can do better...


Blogger Giddy up Grandma! The Movie said ... (9:45 PM) : 

The first guy looks like a young grandma!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 PM) : 

"Are We Ready To Discuss Skirt Lengths For Men?" Only if you mean the length of skirt on a suit jacket.
Sure, kilts can work in the proper setting, but the man-skirt (something Gaultier's been wheeling out sporadically - and unsuccessfully - the last 30 years) will only ever be worn by uber-fashion types who revel in being ridiculed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 PM) : 

only on a scots man


Blogger Edmundo Junior said ... (10:04 PM) : 

I'm ready!


Blogger Branco said ... (10:08 PM) : 

I simply LOVE'em all.
Can't wait to wear one...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 PM) : 


I'm personally glad to see you posting photos of men in skirts. It's a style that's far too often prejudged and misjudged.


Blogger Tomás Esparza said ... (10:20 PM) : 

Is the sweater of the first guy from Burberry Prorsum? I think I've seen it on Neiman Marcus.

I loved their skirts, they look really good


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 PM) : 

nope..pushing it too far..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 PM) : 

I'm sorry but I really hope this dies very quickly before any more guys start wearing skirts! If its a scottish festival and you are a scot that is the ONLY reason to be caught dead with any kind of skirt on.


Blogger P and P said ... (10:26 PM) : 

The length, of course, depends on the time of day and the beauty of the legs.
I should have come to your site rather than watching c-span today.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 PM) : 

Love the third guy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 PM) : 

I think you like to push the envelope a tiny bit Sart! I'm not sure what other Aussie's think, but this gal just can't wrap her head around the man skirt - with the exceptions of a (true) Scot in a kilt or a sexy man wearing a sarong around a beach house.


Blogger Chris Wolfgang said ... (10:45 PM) : 

Wait. What? Kilts, I get, but ... shin-length skirts, oversize bags, and metallic shoes? No man is that manly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:48 PM) : 

Nope... This is not innovative or edgy... It's just ugly! It takes away all masculinity! Real men wear pants, end of disscussion!


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (10:57 PM) : 

oh wow wow, i don't really get the issues of men wearing skirts but i think this style is kinda unique, yet feels a bit wrong at the same time ;)
but the second man pulled the style really well. he's rad! gorgeous!

fashion atelier.


Blogger Me said ... (10:59 PM) : 

American guys can NEVER pull of this look-unless maybe they are in the fashion industry, and even much rides on the macho persona.

Too bad.


Blogger Vocab Word said ... (11:02 PM) : 

This look is amazing and I wish more people would go for it. It's odd that here, skirts are decidedly feminine. It's really just a wrap of fabric and so many other cultures think of skirts as completely unisex.

Anyway, I love pretty much every detail of the three pictures and the shots are great. As for skirt length, above the knee is more kick-ass, longer is cuter and more childish.


Blogger KC said ... (11:03 PM) : 

cool. I actually don't mind men in skirt. But you have to do it right. It's easy to look unflattering. I absolutely love the second look. That's a perfectly matched look. I love how the purple of his skirt matches with his boots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:11 PM) : 

i would probably do a double-take if i saw them walking past in real life.. but in your pics, they look.. just normal? judging from most comments, a lot of people aren't ready - but to say there are set 'rules' for what women must wear (which seems to be basically anything nowadays anyway) and what men get to wear is getting old

never say never, especially in fashion


Anonymous Takeru said ... (11:11 PM) : 

I like the styling of the first guy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:11 PM) : 

this is just... wrong, you know.


Blogger Mr. Andy said ... (11:15 PM) : 

Only if I were a Scot. I'd go sans underwear, too, I think. If you're going for it, you might as well go for it.


Blogger Daphne said ... (11:21 PM) : 

I often don't like this (probably just not used to it, like most of us) but that third guy does it for me. He really really pulled it off as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps it's that the pants underneath are so heavy that it is more reminiscent of a long coat. And the bare ankles help. I really love that outfit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 PM) : 

The last 2 guys have it right; anything longer and it looks matronly. Tartan guy and bald guy are so hot, confident. Love this post.


Blogger Filipe Alberto said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Still think this is too wanna be polemic! and ugly...can't forget ugly!


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