When it comes to supporting his son’s unconventional wardrobe, Nils Pickert talks the talk and walks the walk.
The German dad explains in Emma magazine that he wears women’s clothes (including nail polish) to help his 5-year-old son feel good about going out in dresses and skirts.
A picture of Pickert and his little boy, sporting matching red clothes — dad in a long skirt, son in a spaghetti-strap dress — has been making the Internet rounds, inspiring enough positive feedback to cancel out a thousand sideways looks and gender marketing fails.
That is taking “dress up” way to far. My boys are two and a half. They like to wear all kinds of shoes and try walking in them, especially if they are too big. They like their sister’s shoes. There is no way I would let them wear pink sparkly sandals out in public or a dress like this guy. And yeah, I have an idea about what constitutes proper male dress in this regard and what is appropriate.