The men at the beginning are in stylized gladiator skirts. Not necessarily streetwear, but my thought is that they help to show that men have worn skirted garments in the past. The background dancer skirts and tights (leggings?) are an interesting touch, and I feel their outfits manage to maintain a feeling of historic weight while also appearing very current.
Let's talk about the man on the wire. While this is definitely a take on the toga, I don't think anyone can argue that it's pretty much a one shoulder white dress. This is my favorite outfit of the lot, simply because it isn't as stylized as the others, and it looks pretty ready to wear. There's no two ways around this one, it's a man in a dress. And it works. Pretty cool look for such a high profile section of the performance!
I've been saying for a little while now that I feel like we are on the verge of a fashion freedom breakthrough, and I think this performance lends that some credit. I just feel like I'm seeing a lot of men in skirts & dresses in the media recently, whether it be performances like this, on the runways, or in news stories. A search on Twitter for "guy in skirt" will reveal numerous posts about sightings of men in skirts in public, so I believe that men are out there wearing it now. Regardless, seeing men in skirts at the Super Bowl was a pleasant surprise. The more we get out there and rock it, the sooner people will realize that there's nothing wrong with a guy in a skirt.
Is this Super Bowl performance a sign of changing times, or just a flash in the pan? What do you think?