Masculinity Is Overrated According To These Daring Modern Men

Some men get uncomfortable when they do something that puts their masculinity in question. You ask a guy to wear a dress and there’s a good chance he laughs and refuses. You ask him to hold his daughter’s pink backpack and he looks around to see if the other dads are watching. Then you have the exception to the rule; the guy that doesn’t care what other guys think. All he cares about is that he’s comfortable or that he’s being a good father to his daughter. Here are the best celebrities and normal guys living their best lives without worrying about their masculinity!

There’s Always Time For Tea

Life as a father in the marines can be tough. You don’t get to see your kids a lot, so when you do, you have to make the most of the opportunity. This dad doesn’t care if that means attending his daughter’s tea party.

She makes the best tea in the land and her crumpets are baked fresh everyday! Plus, you can’t beat the outdoor seating. What could possibly be more relaxing than drinking your afternoon tea with your daughter with the lake providing the perfect back drop?

The Power Of The Kilt

Vin Diesel surprised everyone at the 2003 MTV Europe Awards in this black leather kilt. A traditional Scottish garb, these days you get laughed at if you’re caught in one. Unless you’re Diesel because he’s an action film star who won’t take kindly to your snickering.

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Jon Furniss/Getty Images

For as much as Diesel tried to make kilts trendy again, their rebirth began and ended with him. Today, there are some men trying again, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out who.

A Nice Fall Stroll Through The Neighborhood

Here we have a father so determined to teach his daughter to ride her bike, that he is going to show her by example. And just like any good teacher, she began by pushing him, “promising she wouldn’t let go.”

The most important thing is he made his daughter happy. The fact that the bike and his daughter’s coat are pink only make this more amazing. Some would never be caught riding a bike with a such a “girly” color. Those guys must have sons.

Tony Hawk Loves Pink

Tony Hawk posted this picture on his Instagram with the caption, “Okay, I get it now; having a girl is a little different.” He must have never thought he would paint his nails glittery pink!

Once you had kids, punk rock became “pink rock.” Hawk doesn’t look happy about it, but at least he’s trying. Let’s just hope mom didn’t get mad when she came to find out all her makeup was missing. That stuff’s not cheap!

One Pink Princess To Rule Them All

We’re not sure why this dad had to wear his daughter’s pink princess backpack while he walked her to school, but it works for him. Right now, in his little girl’s eyes, he’s the best dad in the world. No other dad compares.

More importantly, are you noticing a pink theme? Apparently, young girls love pink, and they love to try and embarrass their dads by making them wear pink, too. It won’t work; not with the good dads, anyway!

Joe Jonas Loves Hot Pink

The pants you see Joe Jonas wearing above aren’t just pink, they’re hot pink. It’s a bold fashion choice for the music superstar, and one he looks pretty confident wearing. This picture was taken in 2012, during a spring stroll through New York City.

joe jonas in hot pink
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Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic

Joe Jonas, of course, started his career with The Jonas Brother in 2005. Being a celebrity at such a young age clearly emboldened him to dress how he wants. If only we were all brave enough to do the same.

Daddy Is One Of The Princesses

This dad got everything he wanted when he had five daughters. The only hard part was learning to let his masculinity go. Judging from his big smile while wearing his princess dress, he’s learned to “let it go.” He’s just happy to be included on the fun.

The real question is this; did he go out trick or treating with his daughters dressed like this? The skeletons hanging on the mantle in the background let us know this was taken around Halloween.

Prancing Around The Stage

Russell Brand threw his manhood out the window at Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York City in 2012. How many men do you know who could pull off prancing around the stage in skinny jeans and heeled booties? How many men actually know what heeled booties are?

russell brand in skinny jeans and heeled booties
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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Amnesty International

This isn’t the first time Brand has shown his more feminine side. He’s often captured in pictures wearing clothes that most men would leave on the rack in the store. If they looked this good in skinny jeans, though, who knows what else they’d wear!

Uncle Of The Year

There’s a story behind this amazing photo you need to know. According to the person who posted it, this little girl didn’t want to wear her princess costume to the movies. She didn’t want to embarrass herself. Her uncle, the incredible man that he is, wore a dress of his own to support her.

This might be the best uncle of all-time. He definitely gets our vote for “Uncle of the Year.” We don’t know what movie they saw, but it probably involved princesses and was made by Disney.

Scarfs Are More Than An Accessory

When your name is Lenny Kravitz, scarves aren’t just accessories, they’re a way of life. It could be a perfectly hot summer day, and Kravitz will still find and excuse to wear a lightweight and breezy scarf.

lenny kravitz in a scarf and skinny jeans
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Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

He’s also living the ultimate rock star life. Breaking out big with “Are You Gonna Go My Way” in 1993, Kravitz has always been more eccentric than his peers. It’s nice to see that in his 50s, he’s still rocking the same style that made him a music and fashion icon all those years ago.

Have You Ever Worn A Hair Bow?

There’s no shame in making yourself pretty, especially at your daughter’s request. This little girl only likes to wear hair bows when her dad does. He may not be smiling, but the fact that he’s willing to share his softer side online says enough.

We do wonder how she asks him to put the bow on. She doesn’t look old enough to be talking a lot yet. Maybe she’s learned the word “bow?” Or she points at the bow long enough to get the message across.

Purple Hair Don’t Care

Dying his hair purple was just about the least punk rock thing Good Charlotte star Joel Madden could do. If you’ve followed the career of the pop punk singer, then you know playing with hair colors is nothing new.

joel madden pink hair don't care
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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Pink might be the brightest he’s ever gone with his hair, but it’s not close to the first time he’s dyed it. At one point he had the bottom half dyed blonde. Later, after his adventures with purple hair, he went to the salon and had them go grey.

Little… Big Red Riding Hood

What do you do when your daughter wants to dress up as the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween? If you’re this fantastic father, you let her and you turn the costume idea into a father/daughter dress up for the ages!

Look at the joy on his daughter’s face. By putting on a pretty dress and a wig with braids, he has single-handedly made her day. Every Halloween from here on out will have a lot to live up to!

Eyeliner Means Danger

With a quick glance, there’s nothing about this picture of Dave Navarro performing with Jane’s Addiction in 2016 that screams feminine. Take a closer look, though; specifically at Navarro’s eyes and his use of eyeliner. Of course, when a guy wears it, it’s called guyliner.

Dave Navarro guyliner
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Ollie Millington/Redferns

When you’ve been rocking as long as Navarro has, you can get away with just about anything. Plus, with the kind of rock he plays, that guyliner just makes him seem darker, dangerous, and more mysterious.

When Sleep Is Necessary

Sometimes a man has to sleep. And sometimes there is no other place to fall asleep on a crowded bus than on your friend’s lap. It might not be the most masculine way to sleep in the world, but he’s not waking up anytime soon.

Plus, what’s more punk rock than upending expectations of how “punks” are supposed to act? They’re not destroying any property, just making sure they’re well rested for whatever their next adventure holds.

A Beautiful Bowie

Long before Vin Diesel decided it was fashionable to wear dresses, David Bowie took a chance on the male fashion faux pas. This photo was taken at Haddon Hall, Bowie’s home in Beckenham, Kent in 1971.

David bowie in a dress
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Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images

One year later, Bowie would don his most iconic garb as Ziggy Stardust. His show, featuring Spiders from Mars, was a huge commercial success and turned Bowie into a superstar. During his run as the character, Bowie admitted that being eccentric on stage helped him find emotion.

Pretty In Pink

More accurately, pretty in pink, purple, blue, mesh, leather, and studded heels. There’s a lot going on with this outfit, and it takes one confident man to wear it. Can you imagine what he thought when his designer handed it to him?

If you’re bold enough to try out this look, you can find everything you need at your local mall. You might have to go to a few different stores, but it will all be there.

Speaking Of Mesh

Marc Jacobs had no interest in wearing a normal tuxedo to the Met Gala in 2012. The iconic fashion designer instead decided to go bold with this mesh one piece, leaving everyone at the event stunned and speechless.

marc jacobs mesh top met gala
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Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images

Asked later why he chose such a daring and risque ensemble, Jacobs said, “I just didn’t want to wear a tuxedo and be boring.” His outfit definitely isn’t boring! Especially his leprechaun shoes (we’re not joking) that are just out of frame.

Nothing Quite Like A Denim Kilt

Bringing a whole new definition to the term “lumberjack,” this man is mixing his feminine side with his masculine side in a denim kilt and plaids shirt combo. He’s ready for a night in the woods, staying warm by the fire he built.

While denim kilts aren’t traditional, they have become popular in recent years. They allow men the breathability they’ve always wanted, while also giving them the rugged material they need to continue to work physically tough jobs.

Just Another Day At School

It takes a bold personality to pull off wearing a dress to high school. Jaden Smith, with his famous father’s pedigree, makes it look easy here, laughing his way off campus at the end of the day.

Smith has made a name for himself early in his career for his non-traditional fashion choices. He’s done just about everything with clothing and hair, moving on from these dreads to a buzz cut that has was dyed green. What can we say, he’s just not a classic jeans and t-shirt kind of guy!