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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2011, 12:03:41 am »
Eddie Izzard used to wear skirts and high heels on stage and made a career out of it.

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2011, 02:03:52 am »
This is Ewan and his brother in kilts



Here's another one just because I love him



The below is Ewan in a dress.  I couldn't post the pic because the webmaster prefers that fans don't and I don't want to piss the guy off because I love his site

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2011, 02:16:15 am »

When Bowie wore his dress on the cover of The Man Who Sold the World in 1971, that cover was censored in many places so that an alternative cover had to be produced for certain markets. One of the interesting things about Bowie's dress from the cover (and others like it) is that it was a "man's dress" designed specifically for a man's body.  He's not technically in "drag".  He did his first tour of the U.S. in his "men's" dresses like this.



Bowie's 'dress' actually looks more like an overlong frock coat or priest cassock than a dress.
  


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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2011, 04:21:55 am »
Good looking group!  :)

My thinking, too. Some fine, manly looking men.  :)

Why thankyou! Callum, his dad and bestman will be pleased!!
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2011, 07:56:24 am »
Yes Scots would never call a kilt a skirt although for description purposes thats essentially what it is. A kilt is a mnaly thing.. skirt is essentially a feminine expression.



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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2011, 07:57:51 am »
Do women wear kilts, by the way?

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2011, 08:30:59 am »
Thanks Sophy! So sweet!

Monika...

They do but much much less often.

There are the women's kilts used for country dancing (although for adult country dancers often its just a sash instead) plus they would wear a kilt if they were in a pipe band just like the men.. also kitls were quite popular as uniforms in scottish hotels etc.



Me.. I do have a kilt - a mini one that I use when I got to Whit Friday with the Scottish Brass Band that goes down. You can see me wearing it here... (avc=ctually yop can also see a lot of guys in kilts here too!

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2011, 01:16:40 pm »
Bowie's 'dress' actually looks more like an overlong frock coat or priest cassock than a dress.

Yeah, I can see the similarity in the design.  But he did call them "dresses".  They were designed by a guy he was dating around that time (c.1970-71) named Fred Burrett (sometimes known as Burretti).  Burretti was a fashion designer and was developing a line of men's dresses at the time for his shop in London.  I guess they were specifically designed to account for a man's flat chest. The one in the picture is, I think, the same one from the cover of The Man Who Sold the World, so is the most famous.  But, Bowie had a lot of them, since he wore outfits like that fon stage during the period.    

Burretti also designed some of the very, very early Ziggy Stardust costumes (early 1972).  Most of the more famous Ziggy costumes were designed a bit later by a Japanese designer named Kansai Yamamoto.
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2011, 01:18:49 pm »
More pics by photographer Roberto Foddai. I find these pics very interesting.

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2011, 01:28:11 pm »
^Wow, yeah.  Those are interesting.

I've been trying to find good examples of Kurt Cobain in his dresses too... I know he occasionally wore them on stage.

This is the best example I've found so far (granted I've only been doing basic Google image searches).  There must be better photos out there somewhere...

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