Coming Soon! Skirts For Men
You laughed when we said that men should be able to wear the same sort of clothes as women. You scoffed, saying men were too clunky to wear skirts and other forms of feminine attire. You thought the fashion landscape you were born into somehow reflected ultimate reality. You were wrong, so wrong, and skirts for men are now bubbling onto the catwalks of the fashion world.
As go the catwalks, so go the couture shops, the designer boutiques and eventually, yes, Target and Wal Mart. Before long, men's skirts will be common place amongst Westerners, and no doubt the same people who scoff today and whine “think of the children,” will be those buying their husband a new double pleated a line denim skirt for his birthday in a decade or so.
In January 2009, designers caught up with the trend that has been percolating here since 2007, and major fashion designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gautier and Alexander McQueen launched men's skirts onto the runway.
Of course, we should perhaps not get too over confident, men tried in the 80's to capture the skirt market, but failed, ironically at a time when women were dressing more in more masculine fashions than ever. That's right, at a time where ladies' shoulder pads made them look more buff than the Governator of California, men slunk away from the skirts and instead barricaded the gender defense lines where women were pouring in like Mongolian hordes.
It's now 2009, and in between frozen protein bars and facial injections which paralyze them for the sake of looking expressionless and therefore, beautiful, women have retreated from the domain of men (no doubt after finding that it was kind of smelly and hadn't changed its socks in several decades.)
In the mean time though, men have been launching sneaky incursions into women's fashion territory. Countless men secretly wear women's lingerie, so much so that many major lingerie retailers are now acknowledging the fact openly.
They have been surrounding women's fashion slowly, but surely from the perimeter, whilst ladies thoughtlessly bleached their brains blonde and giggled over their mocha lattes. Now the designers have arrived at the battle front, and though some might wail and complain, in many respects, the battle is already won.
So keep your eyes peeled, chaps and chapettes, skirts for men are bound to be appearing at a store near you any day now.