Wednesday, January 9

Men In Skirts

Firstly I want to thank Metro newspaper here in Calgary for mentioning me in their article that talks about Calgary born models that have made a name for themselves in the fashion industry. It is nice to get some recognition in my hometown.

Every morning, while I am drinking my coffee, I peruse the online newspapers and magazines from around the world. Today I came across a photo from London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Mens Collections. The male model was wearing a tutu! In the past Jean Paul Gaultier has shown men in skirts (with his great sense of tongue-in-cheek humour), Marc Jacobs has attempted it too (and failed miserably in my opinion) and last but not least, the future Mr. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West wore some horrific leather sarong thing at the Sandy Benefit Concert just a few weeks ago.

Don't get me wrong. It takes a lot of chutzpah for a man to wear a skirt. The Scots have been doing it for centuries and I do admit there is nothing sexier than a kilt and a Scottish brogue.

Polynesian men have been wearing sarongs for centuries as well and they are no less manly.