When we talk about androgynous fashion, we usually mean female-presenting people in outfits that incorporate or echo menswear. One seldom sees male-presenting people doing the same with womenswear, at least in the mainstream.
I think some of that must be a side effect of the privileging of traits, roles, and characteristics associated with masculinity over those associated with femininity—a woman in masculine-associated roles or clothing is moving in the direction of higher status and increased social privilege, at least implicitly; a man in feminine-associated roles or clothing, lower. We associate women in menswear with freedom and assertion; men in womenswear with deviation, grotesquerie, and parody.
How fucked up is that?
Good commentary, and FUCKING EXCELLENT OUTFIT.
Glam rockers did this sort of thing all the time back in the seventies, unfortunately, it went out of style in the eighties. Another messed up thing is how, when certain previously masculine or gender-neutral articles of clothing, such as kilts, berets, tights, sandals or tracksuits, become popular among women, and are then percieved as “tainted” by femininity, and, thus, no longer acceptable for men to wear.
(Source: boysofmontreal, via brokenblumenkind)