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Jean-Paul Gaultier

Manly men, without pants

At the recent opening of Bravehearts: Men in Skirts a fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, Andrew Bolton was holding forth on how alluring men can be when they wear something other than trousers.

"The male leg is a sign of sexual prowess and strength," said Bolton, who is a curator of Men in Skirts which first appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and author of an accompanying book with the same title (Harry N. Abrams, 2003.) "Think of the gladiators," he continued. "In ancient Rome, part of how men showed their strength was their display of a well-turned calf."

Hmmmm. If that's...

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