Brad Pitt attends the "Bullet Train" Red Carpet Screening at Zoopalast on July 19, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
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Brad Pitt's Reason For Wearing A Skirt Is Pretty Iconic: 'We're All Going to Die'

Brad Pitt is an icon. For more than three decades, the Oscar-winning actor has been the standard of male beauty all the world over and is revered for his daring and individuality in the world of fashion.

Recently, while attending the Berlin premiere for his latest film, Bullet Train, Brad sought to push conventional boundaries yet again by wearing a brown linen blazer, complete with a matching knee-high skirt. And the only thing more iconic than the outfit itself was Brad's reasoning for wearing it.

I painted my fingernails for the very first time at 15 years old.

Man kneeling down, with his hand covering his face, and blue nail polish on his hand.
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My coming-of-age took place at the height of the emo movement. I wanted to be like Tom Delonge in Boxcar Racer (not Blink-182) and Burt McCracken from The Used.

After applying a thick coating of jet-black paint to my fingernails, I was filled with immediate regret.

Grey cat with yellow eyes, looking terrified.
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"They're all gonna laugh at you!" the inner voice inside my head rang out. My mind became filled with images of me being stuffed into a locker and being cruelly mocked for daring to be different.

So I did what any sensible 15-year-old boy would've done in my place.

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I ran to my mother's bathroom, retrieved her bottle of nail polish remover, and desperately began scrubbing until my nails bled. I didn't have the courage, I didn't have the confidence, and I most certainly didn't have a role model like Brad Pitt.

While attending the Berlin premiere for his latest film, 'Bullet Train', the Oscar-winning actor sported a brown linen blazer, complete with a matching skirt.

Brad Pitt wearing a brown linen blazer, matching knee-high skirt, and a pink shirt to the premiere of 'Bullet Train' in Berlin, Germany.
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To say that Brad's choice of outfit was out of the ordinary would be an understatement. It was curated by private-label designer, Haans Nicholas Mott, who operates on a referral-only business model.

During the Los Angeles premiere for 'Bullet Train', Brad was asked what compelled him to wear such an outlandish ensemble.

"I don’t know," he said as a smile spread over his face. "We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up."

However, Brad gave an entirely different answer when he was asked the same question in Berlin.

Marilyn Monroe standing over a sewer grate in her iconic white dress, the wind is blowing it up.
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The breeze, the breeze,” he told a reporter from the Associate Press. Considering the record-breaking heatwave that Germany and other parts of Europe have been experiencing, a little breeze goes a long way.

All jokes aside, Brad is now being praised for his fearlessness in helping to normalize men wearing skirts.

Harry Styles dressed like Dorothy from 'The Wizard Of Oz' on stage.
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He joins the likes of Oscar Isaac, Harry Styles, and Kanye West — all of whom have been spotted rocking the historically female garment over the past few years.

But although Brad is willing to take chances when it comes to his red carpet wardrobe, his personal safety is another matter.

Brad Pitt tipping his hat in 'Legends Of The Fall'.
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"I love a stuntman," Brad confessed to Variety. "This one was action-comedy, something I’ve never done before."

Brad went on to talk about how he and director David Leitch are both longtime fans of the great Jackie Chan.

Jackie Chan sitting with two golden retrievers.
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"We’d been talking about him for decades," Brad explained. "He’s kind of our Buster Keaton. He’s so talented and underrated even!"

For context, Buster Keaton was one of the great film stars of the silent era of motion pictures.

Keaton would perform daring and death-defying stunts, without the aid of camera trickery. His films have become the stuff of Hollywood legend and helped pave the way for stuntmen all over the world.

Although Brad is content to let the professional stuntmen have the glory on set, his intrepid fashion sense is still unwavering.

Brad Pitt sitting down, arms over his knees, holding a bag in his two hands.
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Brad Pitt has been the standard of male beauty for more than three decades. When he talks, men listen. We would all do well to take from his example, cast aside our outdated preconceived notions of masculinity, and let the breeze flow where it may.