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Take Style Notes From These Men Wearing Skirts

Men wearing skirts has become an IT thing and so has gender tags associated with the skirts. “Man-Skirts”. WTF. A skirt is a skirt, irrespective of whether it’s a man or woman wearing it. How fragile is your masculinity that you need to add “man” prefix to a skirt to make you masculine? But then, that’s the whole point of gender neutral fashion statements – to expose the gender polarized society that we live in. Is men wearing skirts cross dressing? May be for the ignorant souls since skirts were predominantly worn by both men and women till 1800s. Skirt like silhouettes are still worn by men in various cultures outside the Western society. The lungi worn in India, Kilts of Scottish men and sarongs and wrap silhouettes are still worn by men in various cultures. Men are rediscovering the comfort and practicality of skirts. From international celebs to streets and even villages in India, here I bring you some sartorial inspiration – take notes from these stylish men wearing skirts.

1. JADEN SMITH

Young Jaden Smith has established himself as an important style icon who propelled the popularity of skirt among men in Western society. He wore skirt to prom, wore skirt in recent Louis Vuitton campaign and elevated the style game further by donning the skirt in Vogue Korea spreads. Jaden Smith has worn skirts on various occasion and Jaden Smith’s public appearance itself can provide you 10 different styling ideas. However, here’s one my favorite look of Jaden Smith casually teaming the skirt with shorts for an uber cool daytime look.

Jaden Smith wearing skirt

Credits: EOnline.com

 

2. WEAR SKIRTS WITH TROUSERS

Jared Leto not only provides us some of the wackiest performances and snapchats but uber cool gender neutral fashion statement. Black skirt + Black pants + Turqoise blazer = Red carpet worthy look!

Jared Leto wearing skirt

Credits – Wireimage

 

3. SKIRTS WITH WHITE SHIRT

And that’s how Marc Jacobs goes to office!Marc Jacobs wearing skirt

 

4. SKIRTS LOOK GREAT WITH BOOTS TOO

And floral shirts for those who like a bit of jazz…Wearing Skirts with boots

 

5. LET THE HEMLINES FALL

And play it up with textures.Lungi inspired skirt

 

6. LUNGI INSPIRATION?

Wrap the skirt like how South Indian men wrap lungi.

Lungi inspired skirt

Credits: The Sartorialist

 

7. MIX PATTERNS

Micro checks with plaids? Yes!Men's skirt fashion

 

8. GET COLOURFUL

Remember to balance the look with a simple black top.Colourful skirt

 

9. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH LONG SOCKS

skirt with high socks

 

10. VIN DIESEL LOOKS TOUGH IN A LEATHER SKIRT

Denims are an alternative.

Vin Diesel wearing skirt

Credits: WireImages

 

11. WHEN SKIRTS ARE A WAY OF LIFE

These two South Indian villagers are the last people to be affected by lights, camera and fashion. They didn’t wear this sarong-like silhouette to red carpet or to be photographed. Wrap silhouettes are a cultural thing than a fashion thing. It’s a way of life!

South Indian men wearing lungi

Credits: Flickr