Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Real Men Wear Kilts

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Watch the Throne concert featuring Jay Z and Kanye West here in Atlanta.  I'm a big fan of Kanye West's music as well as his keen sense of sense.  He tops my list of celebrity men whose fashion style I truly admire.  Kanye has never been afraid of taking certain fashion risks.  That's why it was at no surprise to me when I saw him come out on stage in a leather kilt.  He wore fitted leather pants underneath and some Air Yeezy 2's on his feet.

Love it!

I love when a man is comfortable enough in his own skin to wear certain articles of clothing that are otherwise considered to be girly, feminine, or even 'gay'.   The 'kilt' goes way back in history.  Kilts were originally worn by the clans of Scotland and their plaid colors signified their loyalty to a certain clan or tribe.  They were worn by the most masculine men of their time as battle wear or for ceremonial affairs.

Kanye West is definitely not the first man brave enough to throw on a kilt.  

Kid Cudi  sported a kilt on New Year's Eve in Miami last year (and caught a lot of slack for it).

Diddy wore a kilt last year during a performance in Glasgow.

Lenny Kravitz, another man who takes all sorts of fashion risks, wore a kilt during a show in Scotland.  Very fitting.

And even gansta Crip rap artist, Snoop Dog wore (of course) a blue kilt back in 2007 to the MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany.  He wore blue Chuck Taylor's with his.

The kilt is like an expression of fashion freedom for men of our time.  Any man that can confidently pull this trend off without worrying about other people's opinion gets an 'A' in my book.  Confidence is sexy. Go out and get you some.


Girl Elle said...

With his sexy ass!

Yakini @ThePrissyMommy said...

lol, i've never seen this trend before. i definitely agree that it takes a strong and confident man to pull this off! For real!