Though one of the proponents of men’s skirts even Marc Jacobs would have to concede that they’re unlikely to become a common staple in men’s wardrobe any time soon. So when it came to his Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2010 men’s collection Jacobs approached the problem by fusing the man skirt with the more accepted dress piece: pants. With a left leg draped in match fabric and a kilt like manner, this is one fusion that will prove popular.
It wasn’t, though, Jacobs’ only experimentation with the male silhouette.
Differing interpretations of the cuts of trousers are common in the collection. While I don’t see this as the death knell for the male skinny silhouette (they’re in there as well), Jacobs is acknowledging that the men who popularised the skinny silhouette are growing up and looking for something new.