Including Brad Pitt.. Will skirts become men's fashion?

Including Brad Pitt.. Will skirts become men’s fashion?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)–When Brad Pitt arrived at the premiere of his new movie “Bullet Train” last month, his linen outfit made headlines around the world.

The actor, known for his role as hyper-masculine characters in films such as “Fight Club” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, continued his pink and brown look adding an eye-catching touch as he wore a skirt.

Pitt later told Variety about the reason behind his look: “I don’t know! We’re all going to die, so let’s screw it up.”

And Pitt joined a growing list of stars who have recently been photographed wearing gender-neutral skirts.

Basketball player Russell Westbrook is pictured wearing a skirt outside from the Tom Brown show, at the Spring-Summer 2022 edition of New York Fashion Week. , plain_textCredit: Credit: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

The phenomenon outside of Hollywood has been gaining traction for years, according to Carl R. Friend, Officer at The Skirt Café.

The Skirt Café is an online forum dedicated to men’s skirts.

Friend believes that ‘unjustified’ attention is paid to celebrities who wear the skirt.

Although skirts are common in women’s clothing, men have worn them at different stages of history.

This is conveyed by ancient Greek and Roman statues, while more contemporary versions have been worn in Balkan countries such as Albania, which consider them a national costume.

In addition, in many parts of the world, men’s skirt-like clothing is a part of everyday wardrobes.

Including Brad Pitt.. Will skirts become men's fashion?
A guest portrait of designer Dries Van Noten, during the Spring-Summer 2023 show. , plain_textCredit: Credit: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Men wear the sarong, a draped skirt embellished with bright patterns, in a culture spread across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific Islands.

Football star David Beckham became famous for wearing the striped sarong, in 1998.

Despite being ridiculed by the media, Beckham said in a later interview: “It’s something I never regret, because I thought it looked great and I’ll keep wearing it.”

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In recent years, elements of femininity that we regularly find in the wardrobes of younger millennials, such as singer Harry Styles, can be observed.

Websites such as ASOS, Mr Porter, Cettire and SSENSE sell men’s skirts.

In fact, it would be indistinguishable from women’s clothing designs were it not for male models.

The fashion world has also helped normalize men’s skirts, with designers like Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons bringing models to runways wearing skirts, in recent years.

“Skirts or any piece of clothing does not define your gender,” said fashion blogger Shivam Bhardwaj. “Clothes are made to express your feelings in front of the world’s people.”

Including Brad Pitt.. Will skirts become men's fashion?
Photo of singer Lil Nas X wearing a metallic pink skirt during a concert. , plain_textCredit: Credit: Jason Koerner/Getty Images

Friend, who is married to a woman, hopes to refute the idea that skirts are linked to specific sexual orientations, saying: “A lot of people assume it wrongly.”

He added that users of The Skirt Café constitute “a community unwilling to give up or discard our masculinity” simply by wearing skirts.

However, gender stigma makes wearing skirts in public a frightening prospect for many men, and those who remain in the minority.

Including Brad Pitt.. Will skirts become men's fashion?
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Friend’s passion for clothes was first apparent in the mid-1980s, when he saw a man on a train wearing a long white skirt.

For a long time, he was reluctant to incorporate skirts into his everyday wardrobe due to his job in a “clearly customer-oriented role”.

Eventually, he took the lead in 2002, when he made his own miniskirt out of fabric his wife had discarded.

“The first time I worked out of the house, I was addicted to the idea because it was the first time I had felt the breeze between my legs in decades,” he recalls.

“That skirt literally changed my life and helped me express myself in the best possible way,” Bhardwaj said.

While Bhardwaj said Indian society has “a very long way to go” when it comes to accepting men in skirts, he has won praise on the street where he lives in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

He explained that he is happy to wear these clothes in his daily life, and not only on social media.

He continued, “I thought no one would accept me in a skirt, but people proved me wrong and accepted me with open arms.”

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