When it comes to fashion, women are traditionally known to be the ones who wear skirts in society. A man in a skirt will cause several stares the same way a puss in boots wound.
However, it is interesting to note that although not common in many societies, men wearing skirts started way back before women began putting them on.
The piece of cloth around the man’s waist has been in existence for centuries and it’s a symbol of masculinity.
While many are aware that Scottish men wear ‘skirts’ (kilts), there are other countries from around the world where men do the same.
Men wearing skirts (kilts) in Scotland is nothing unusual. This clothing is mostly won during official occasions and weddings but nowadays, men even put them on while going for a stroll. The Scottish kilt has a thousand-year history, and with its colors we can find out where the man and what he’s clan. The kilt garment is made of wool plaid material, now known as “tartan”. Technically, the kilt is the lower part of the great kilt that is plaid Hiking with a length of 5.5-6 meters. In such a piece of cloth of the Scottish Highlander, if necessary, could be wrapped completely.
Burma, now known as Myanmar is located in South East Asia. Here, men put on a traditional skirt (paschou) which is 2 meters long and 0.8 meters wide. The men tie them around their hips with a knot at belly and are very comfortable to walk in.
Located in South Asia, men in Bhutan put on skirts known as ‘Gho’, usually formal wear. This attire is worn with socks pulled up to the knees and a special scarf known as Kani. Wearing Gho in the country is mandatory in many cases. In particular, these clothes go to all the pupils and employees of public institutions. To wear this article of clothing is not easy. and not every grown man copes with this task without assistance.
Men in Fiji started putting on skirts (sulu) not so long ago. This culture was embraced after they were colonized by the British. Fiji men began wearing the sulus to emphasize their difference from the Gentiles as a sign of Christian Faith. Skirt-Sulu usually have a length just below the knee, but no one stops to wear and model up to the ankles. Sulu as mandatory forms are military, police and schoolchildren. Also, this piece of clothing is a mandatory dress code in public institutions.
The Greek skirt (fustanella) evolved to become part of the military attire and is even a ‘tourist attraction’ as most people tend to take pictures with the soldiers when they visit the country. In the nineteenth century skirt-fustanella was a symptom of the particular manhood. In Greece, the clothes were an indispensable part of military uniforms for several centuries.