We are such a curious species. One part of us loathes anything new and untried, because it makes us fearful that the change will end up being a bad thing, even when the existing things aren't that great. Another aspect of us desires the unknown passionately. Our innate curiosity about the world, and about how everything in it works, makes us continually try to re-configure the existing reality into another form.
Enter the Avant Garde. Yes, I know I've written about this before. It is such a powerful force in design, art, and Attire that it needs to be regularly revisited. And going back to it is important because no area of the Attire language shifts more rapidly, or as far.
Now that attitudes about sexuality, and indeed about the nature of maleness are being examined more closely, we are seeing these restrictions develop weaknesses. The design community, and in especial those proficients who create clothing at the outer edges of wearability and reason, are presenting clothing options that challenge masculine ideals, resist traditional forms, and open up options for greater freedom of expression.