His family is extremely supportive of his style statement and his wife of 11 years even helps with picking out his clothes.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 23, 2022. It has since been updated.
Mark Bryan, 61, has been wearing high heels and skirts to the office for the past four years and, over that time, has won many hearts on the internet. The fashionable American robotics engineer lives in Germany, and wears towering high heels and skirts every day to prove “clothes have no gender,” he told Bored Panda. From red pumps and suede boots to plaid miniskirts, Bryan's wardrobe has numerous fun and stylish pieces. He 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."
Bryan currently has over 660K followers and uses his platform to help support charities and minority-run businesses. In one post he wrote: Enjoying my Freda boots from @kkirafeetshoes Support black woman business owner Mauryn as she’ll be glad to help you with your order @kkirafeetshoes Don’t forget the discount code MARKBRYAN15 when ordering for 15% off. With my new navy blue Weekender Willow bag packed full and also carrying my laptop, phones, wallet, and keys in my never leave without briefcase Everett, both from @buckleandseam. Remember 3% of sales goes to school children in Pakistan. Enter discount code MARK15 when ordering for a 15% discount. Stockings from @viennemilano Support yet another minority woman business owner.
At six-feet-tall, wearing stilettos and skirts, the engineer does get his share of attention from passersby and compares it with having green hair. “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," he said. His family is extremely supportive of his style statement and his wife of 11 years even helps with picking out his clothes. His daughter is even jealous of the shoes he sports! What advice does he have for other men who would like to follow in his... heels. “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,” he revealed.
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