I have no idea what "recent social and cultural changes" prompted this prolonged diatribe regarding men in skirts. It's not going to take the world by storm. It looks bad. You can't justify it with gender studies thesis length posts, no matter how much you may try.
Hakamas are not skirts, but they still look bad on 99.9% of people who wear them. You are not practicing aikido in turn of the century Japan.
This self absorbed gender shit is like the fly that lurks around your room but always flits out of reach when you try to kill it. Then when you assume it's left and settle back down in your chair and turn on the TV it buzzes by again.
I have no problem with most of the arguments here except the bold. I don't use pockets in cargo pants. Or wear blazers to a strictly formal event. And other pragmatic applications of other menswear items.