Fashion Police for the Boys: Marc Jacobs pants-skirt

By day, they were a an ordinary pair of pants:

Pants-skirt

But by night the Secret Skirt came out and they became….THE PANTS SKIRT:

Marc-jacobs-pants-skirt

From what we can gather, the skirt can be removed at will, allowing these pants to live a double life, but we just can't for the life of us figure out why anyone, male or female, would want to wear a skirt over pants. And far be it for us to suggest that men shouldn't wear skirts: it's always been the opinion of The Fashion Police that if women are allowed to wear pants, men should be allowed to wear skirts – fair's fair, after all – but if we wouldn't like this look on a woman (and we wouldn't) we're not going to pretend to like it on a man either. Nuh-uh.

What do you think, folks? Are you fans of the Pant Skirt? Enough to pay $798 for one? If so, walk right this way

[Thanks to Matthew for the report!]

12 Comments

  • July 7, 2009

    Madeline

    Wait a sec! Are these meant to be worn by MEN? That’s just too much. I’m trying to imagine my reaction if a guy came dressed like this on a date…

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  • July 7, 2009

    Mona

    Why not design a real skirt for men then? This reminds me of these skirt/pants for women from the late nineties. Also: the first pants for women looked a lot better than this!

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  • July 7, 2009

    E.

    Oh, I used to wear something similar. When I was 11. How perfectly fashionable of me. I burned them, thank god.

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  • July 7, 2009

    Charlietheman

    I agree with Mona; design a decent skirt for men. Its a question of perception, if lots of men wore skirts, you’d think nothing of it, same as women wearing pants (which was unusual 60 years ago). As for the pants-skirt, I’d lose the pants and just wear the skirt. To wear both at the same time is just plain greedy.

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  • July 7, 2009

    wichor

    Why do skirts for men have to be so expensive? Women can find nice skirts for $10. And that’s why I go shopping in the women’s department from time to time to find me a nice skirt. Not wearing pants under it of course! Just a skirt out and about, occasionally with hose and boots, but masculine.

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  • July 7, 2009

    Bethany

    See http://www.kiltmen.com. Excellent site on the philosophy and history of male unbifurcated garments.

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  • July 7, 2009

    chocoholic

    They would be perfectly inoffensive if only they were separate.

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  • July 8, 2009

    John

    Always thought that the skirt/pants combo on either men or women doesn’t look right. There are many ways to stay warm while skirted that don’t involve a pair of sweats or a pair of jeans underneath. Firstly, heavier skirt. As an example, an 8-10 yard wool kilt in a fairly heavy wool. I have a 9 yard military weight kilt, which, when combined with wool kilt hose socks is quite warm, even when the temps get below freezing. However, even a lighter-weight skirt, can be warm. If someone prefers, they can put tights or leggings on, or, again, just wear heavy kneesocks and a warm jacket.
    Anyway, I’ve never had the desire when I’ve been skirted (or kilted) to put a pair of pants on underneath. It just looks stupid.

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  • July 8, 2009

    kevie

    So Marc thinks boys will wear this…and pay $800 for the privilege. He thinks well of himself. It would be an ideal garment for the half man-half woman in a freak show. But that is a tiny audience indeed.

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  • July 8, 2009

    Lauren

    When I was in kindergarten wearing your pleated netball skirt over your track pants was cool. This was over a decade ago so my look was so in, haha.
    I agree with everyone, this look shouldn’t been seen on anyone – male or female.

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  • July 8, 2009

    SkirtedMan

    Methinks someone (MJ)is thinking with a wool filled brain space. Nice skirt, nice pants, but as a duo..eeeeaaaagggghhhhhh!!!Why in the name of the Almighty would anyone wear, much less BUY that abortion. OR BUY it for the next 2 rent checks.
    YES, it’s time for the Western world to join the Restern (rest of the) World and start accepting Unbifurcated garments for men to wear. (Bifurcated means 2 holes for 2 legs, UNbifurcated means 1 hole for 2 legs.)Trousers were INVENTED for MEN to wear on the back of a horse. Those originators of trousers, the Romans and the Vikings, when they retired for the evening away from their horses, switched back to something comfortable. A toga, tunic, kilten or robe. NOT pants.
    Men can get physical problems from trousers. They restrict the flow of blood to the male plumbing. When it was for horse riding, they didn’t do it 24/7. I don’t NEED trousers, I don’t HAVE a Horse, Harley or any other thing that requires me to split my legs to ride it. I don’t NEED trousers. Period.

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  • July 9, 2009

    Willie G

    I really don’t like the style of the pants-skirt and, like others, I think it just looks stupid.
    I’ve often wondered why it’s such a taboo for a man to wear a skirt. It would certainly make the summer heat we are having here a lot easier to tolerate. I’d do it if other men did.

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