Purushu's award winning fashion blog was founded in 2009 while studying fashion design at NIFT New Delhi. At the age of 19, he was invited by FDCI to write official show reviews at India Fashion Week, New Delhi. Following a stint as menswear designer at Future Group (Lee Cooper), Mumbai in 2013, he relocated to Chennai where he continued blogging and wrote guest columns for The Hindu. In 2017, Purush Arie launched India's first exclusive gender neutral fashion e-commerce. Purushu spoke about gender neutral revolution through fashion at TEDxChennai in March 2018.

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 Googling Jaden Smith’s public appearance can show up myriad of skirt styling ideas. 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 gave us some of the wickedest roles and  wackiest snapchats but uber cool gender neutral fashion statements. 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

Wear skirts with floral shirts for a trendy gender neutral statement.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

Lungis are the way of life for these two South Indian villagers. Wrap silhouettes are more of a cultural norm than a fashion trend.

South Indian men wearing lungi

Credits: Flickr

1 Comment
  • YouLiberalFuckbrain
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    February 9, 2018

    Men??? LOL!!!!

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