Mark Bryan, an American living in Germany, is on a journey to demonstrate that garments have no gender. He dresses in public and wears skirts and heels to work. Therefore, many inquiry his sexuality. Notwithstanding, he has consistently clarified that he is straight and has been wearing ladies’ garments to challenge stupid stereotypes in the terms of fashion.
The dad of three is a mechanical engineering designing head. He began wearing heels when he was in school, when his then-sweetheart asked him to before he hit the dance floor with her. But, he began openly cross-dressing in drag 4 years ago.
At the point when people asked about his dressing and the reason/thought process behind it, Mark said, “I dress like this because I can. Just to be different. I have always admired the women that wore tight skirts and heels. Not sexually, but the power they presented. I don’t dress to be sexual, but to dress like any professional woman would. To me, clothes have no gender. I prefer skirts to dresses. Dresses don’t allow me to mix the genders. I prefer a ‘masculine’ look above the waist and a non-gendered look below the waist. It’s all about clothes having no gender.”
Discussing his choice of selection of clothes, Mark added, “All the fashion options. With men’s pants, you have just a few color options: black, gray, navy, and brown, and no pants with prints. With skirts, you can add reds, green, brighter blues, floral prints, animal prints, etc. Same with shoes, but then you also have many more styles and heel types. Plus, you can wear open-toed shoes when the weather is nice.”
He further added: “I feel no different as to me, it’s just clothes. Naturally, on a cold or windy day, it physically feels different. When wearing heels, I feel taller, but also empowered for some reason. In all, maybe having the inner strength to have the confidence to wear non-conforming clothing has also given me the confidence and strength to handle my pressures at work.”
Taking everything into account, he has been cheerfully hitched for a very long time and gets full help from his wife and family. He said, “My wife often makes suggestions on what I should wear. My daughter wishes she could borrow my shoes at times.”
Inquiring about how hard it is for him to find clothes for himslelf he said, “I am 6’ tall and weigh around 165 lbs. I also have medium to small feet. I wear a size 8.5 US and 41 in Europe. I have a 29” waist so I wear a size 8 skirt in the US or a 38 in Europe. I also work out 2-3 times a week. So, finding clothes my size is no problem.”
Marks’ style normally comprises of pencil heels and 5-inch stilettos however isn’t restricted to it. He says that he normally gets praises from ladies matured 30 to 40 however men usually ask him for what valid reason he wears such stuff.
He accepts pants were something ladies couldn’t wear years and years back, however now they have become a standard. Henceforth, skirts for men will likewise turn into a standard one day.