No matter how developed or open-minded we think we are, there are still some medieval boundaries that exist in our society around ideas like what are “fitting” for a man or woman to wear.
Today’s inspiring story is about a man who stands against this superficial society norms. He is an open-minded person who wears whatever he wants and expresses himself freely, He is here to proves that it’s finally time to get rid of gender stereotypes, especially in clothing.
Mark Bryan is an American, who currently lives in Germany and is a talented robotic engineer. He lives a pretty normal life just like every other person, except that he loves to challenge gender stereotypes every day. He almost always wears a skirt and heels while he goes to work, shopping, and even at home.
In an interview given to the magazine, Bored Panda Mark told that: “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.”
“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.”
“I feel no different as to me, it’s just clothes. Naturally, on a cold or windy day, it physically feels different. 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,”
This legend in a skirt and high-heels is breaking all restrictions, questioning false standards, and reinforcing the new norm that; Clothes Have No Gender!