H&M appears to be dipping its toes into the cross-dressing (or Scottish? Marc Jacobs?) trend pool. The retailer’s Spring lookbook includes, yes, skirts for men. Sigh.
Well, looks like they’re going to have some competition, seeing as the kilt industry has really stepped up its game to include tuxedo, workman, and casual styles. H&M’s version falls a bit short, no? (And does nothing for your hips.) But seriously, people, is this for real or a publicity stunt? And if it’s sold at such a mass retailer, could we truly see a trickle-down effect of men in skirts? [The Thread] Keep reading »
There’s been a strange phenomenon occurring these last couple months, and I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon. Several companies have begun selling articles of clothing for men that had previously been reserved for women: bras, Spanx-like undershirts, pantyhose, girdles, and skirts. And it doesn’t stop there. Today, Just Jared reported that “All My Children” star Cameron Mathison wore a thong in last Wednesday’s episode of the show.
Most people have seen these items and been aghast. “I don’t wear girdles and pantyhose, and I wouldn’t want a man I’m dating to be of such a vain sort to want to either. And as shallow as it sounds, if a guy needs a bra, he needs a workout routine too,” said Frisky commenter DancerNinja. Contrary to popular opinion, I’m actually quite pleased that these items have become available for men and might enter their wardrobes. Keep reading »