When you think about it, it’s kind of ridiculous that people are expected to wear certain types of clothing based on their gender. Women have been breaking down the walls that divide menswear and womenswear for quite some time now, and it’s not uncommon to see female celebrities walking down the red carpet in suits and ties. For some reason, though, society seems to have a harder time accepting men who want to change up their style. For example, even though summer dresses are comfortable and keep you cool in the summer, men who choose to wear them are often ridiculed.
One (straight and happily married) man is challenging this biased view of clothing by wearing a skirt and heels every day to his job, where he works as a robotic engineer. Mark Bryan, who is originally from the US but currently lives in Germany, knows how good high heels look, and he loves showing off his legs in them.
In an interview with Bored Panda, Mark explained his decision to look fierce whenever he leaves the house: “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. 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.”
Mark’s confidence helps him pull off these daring, creative outfits perfectly. His sense of fashion is on point and proves that a non-gendered look can look put-together and professional. Check out some of his best looks below:
We love this cool guy’s sense of style!
All photos via Mark Bryan’s Pinterest