Married Father of Three Wears Heels and Dresses To Work 'Because He Can' | 22 Words

A married dad of 3 has decided to challenge gender stereotypes when it comes to clothing.

People are loving his outgoing approach to a topic that not many men feel comfortable talking about...

Even in 2020, most of us have it ingrained in us that clothes have "genders."

Our society constantly enforces this through the media we are exposed to.

However, there are some people that choose to go against this stereotype.

And live freely wearing whatever they want.

Like this inspiring man...

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He proves that people should be free to wear whatever they want without the fear of being judged.

Mark Bryan is a robotic engineer from America that lives in Germany...

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He lives a pretty normal life, with the addition of wearing skirts and heels.

He wears them everywhere: to work, to town, and even at home...

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And he looks incredible doing it. Take a look at some of his pics below...

Mark said...

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"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."

He shared his thoughts on why he wears heels and skirts...

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"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."

His family is fully supportive of his stance on gender.

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"My wife often makes suggestions on what I should wear. My daughter wishes she could borrow my shoes at times."

He gave an insight into how it makes him feel...

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"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."

And shared what it's like to find feminine clothes that fit him...

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"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."

He gets most of his clothes from the internet...

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"I buy most of my heels online so that I can try them at home. This way I can have some shoe time and try going up and down the stairs. Feel how much they slip, the stability when testing stilettos. I’ll also wear them while sitting for half an hour or so. If they hurt right out of the box, then back in the box they go. So having a good comfortable shoe is important, but so is the style."

"My favorite is a 5-inch stiletto."

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"I just love the way they make me look and the feeling they give. My least favorite thing is walking on uneven surfaces like a cobblestone walkway or a sidewalk with pavers that have gaps big enough to swallow a stiletto heel."

He also described how people react to him...

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Men make comments or ask questions, but won't often compliment him, whereas women will. "Take a person with bright green hair. Green hair is not normal. You look up and see this person, your mind tells you it’s a person with green hair, you think to yourself, that’s odd or interesting, then you go back to do what you were doing and don’t give it another thought. I believe this is the same when people see me in a skirt and heels."

Mark shared some advice for men who want to be more open with what they wear, but are too afraid:

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"If you are asking about heels, then I would say to start with a low heel and work your way up as your confidence gets higher. You cannot be afraid. Some people are like animals, they attack the weak. Show confidence and show the world you are not afraid and nobody will bother you. The only fear you have is fear itself. Skirts? Just do it. Maybe not with high heels, but skirts are much more acceptable on a man than a man wearing heels"

He gave his reasons for doing it...

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"I do this for non-sexual reasons. Men can wear this style without being labeled as gay or queer. I don’t act like a sissy, which is one of the most frequent comments I get from men. They just assume I’m gay and a sissy until they start talking to me. I am just an average, normal, straight, and happily married guy. I love beautiful women, Porsche, and I just want to incorporate a skirt and heels into my daily wardrobe."

What do you think of Mark's non-conformity?

We love it, keep being your fabulous self!