An American man wears a skirt and heels every day, proving that clothes don’t have genders.
Mark Bryan, who currently lives in Germany, goes around town with his outfit and there’s no doubt he looks fabulous with his get-up.
In an interview with Bored Panda, Mark said: “I dress like this because I can. Just to be different. I have always admired the women that wore tight skirts and heels.
“Not sexually, but the power they presented. I don’t dress to be sexual, but to dress like any professional woman would,” he continued.
“To me, clothes have no gender. I prefer skirts to dresses. Dresses don’t allow me to mix the genders. I prefer a ‘masculine’ look above the waist and a non-gendered look below the waist. It’s all about clothes having no gender.”
When asked by Bored Panda what inspired him to wear skirts and heels, he answered: “All the fashion options. With men’s pants, you have just a few color options: black, gray, navy, and brown, and no pants with prints. With skirts, you can add reds, green, brighter blues, floral prints, animal prints, etc.
“Same with shoes, but then you also have many more styles and heel types. Plus you can wear open-toed shoes when the weather is nice.”
He continued: “When wearing heels, I feel taller, but also empowered for some reason. In all, maybe having the inner strength to have the confidence to wear non-conforming clothing has also given me the confidence and strength to handle my pressures at work.”
Mark receives amazing support from his family. “My wife often makes suggestions on what I should wear. My daughter wishes she could borrow my shoes at times,” he shared.
“I buy most of my heels online so that I can try them at home. This way I can have some shoe time and try going up and down the stairs. Feel how much they slip, the stability when testing stilettos,” Mark went on.
“I’ll also wear them while sitting for half an hour or so. If they hurt right out of the box, then back in the box they go. So having a good comfortable shoe is important, but so is the style.
Mark also shared some advice for men who want to wear heels and skirts but are still scared: “If you are asking about heels, then I would say to start with a low heel and work your way up as your confidence gets higher. You cannot be afraid.
“Some people are like animals, they attack the weak. Show confidence and show the world you are not afraid and nobody will bother you. The only fear you have is fear itself. Skirts? Just do it. Maybe not with high heels, but skirts are much more acceptable on a man than a man wearing heels.”
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