Huh. Would you look at that. The man-dress has gone from the provenance of high-end Givenchy acolytes like Kanye and Jared Leto to low-end (but cute) Bieber-bot Austin Mahone in record time. Check him out as he arrives at LAX in a black and red, mini-skirt looking shirt. Gotta say, I love it, and I love young straight dudes playing with proportion and length, and really dressing outside the cookie-cutter thug look that’s been so pervasive this past decade or so. Unfortunately, I worry that if it trickles down TOO quickly, it will be ruined for those of us who JUST BOUGHT new man-skirts, damnit, and have yet to wear them anyplace fun. I just went through this with a brilliant lace blazer from Comme des Garcons that I bought a few years ago and never got to wear – because I got too fat – and now that I can fit into, lace has become ubiquitous and it’s already out of style.
Anyway, back to Austin and his red leather miniskirt… Another angle:
And in sort-of-related news: Justin Bieber is currently being detained at LAX after arriving from Japan. Developing.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)