Boys in skirts are a new fashion trend in Shibuya, Harajuku

20091024p2a00m0na014000p_size5 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?

2 thoughts on “Boys in skirts are a new fashion trend in Shibuya, Harajuku

  1. Why is he wearing lipstick? It seems this is rather not a skirt / kilt thing but rather a veiled attempt at publicly crossdressing without the negative stigma.

  2. Doesn’t look like he’s wearing lipstick to me @BR…
    It makes sense that the aesthetic would be appealing (and not considered feminine by default) to Japanese people because of the kimono. As the quote says, he likes the line.