Two hundred years ago, if you were to mention the word “pants” to someone, they would think you were crazy (and ask what you were talking about.) Most societies wore skirted garments (yes, even men!) until these skirts were “split” to make riding horses a bit easier. The political working class of the 1800′s transformed the workman’s garments into a symbol of power, and it stayed that way. Fast-forward a few years to 2010 and the thought of a man in a skirt may inspire laughter–though it may not be as crazy as you think! I have spotted men in skirts and kilts on the streets lately and I also know that the handsome Marc Jacobs is a lover of the look. This trend really exploded on the scene in Fall 2009, but has not gained mass popularity in America (though Europeans have begun to wear them.) Maybe in 5 or 10 years men NOT wearing skirts will be a silly thought! Personally, I believe you should wear what makes you feel good, but I must ask you men out there: Would you wear a skirt or a kilt? Do you think this trend will catch on in America?
Leave your thoughts in a comment and let me know what you think (ladies too!)
p.s. Check back here tomorrow (Tuesday) for a post from our newest Guest Blogger!
**Have a look at the gallery and see for yourself how men are wearing skirts. I think some of the looks are very chic. See for yourself!**