There’s a new fashion movement in Tokyo, and it involves men in skirts. The Mainichi calls them “the skirt boys” — one interviewee, who calls himself Shana, claims he was inspired by Harry Potter robes. He does not consider himself a cross-dresser, however:
Cross-dressers are people who want to be girls. I’m not wearing this because it’s what girls wear, but because I like the line and the texture of the material.
Men’s fashion magazine Smart is thinking of doing a special section on skirt boys for an upcoming issue. Maybe it’s similar to the Utilikilt fad in the US?