Will this be a new trend in men’s fashion for socially conscious African American men?

Omar Epps on The View 2014 Omar Epps recent appearance on THE VIEW has sparked a trending topic on Black twitter about men in “skirt like garments.”

Omar’s response: “It’s sad that we as African-Americans are so disconnected from our true roots, our heritage & our lineage that most can’t see the forest for the trees. For me, it’s about celebrating and honoring our ancestral history thru actions.

I walk on the shoulders of the ancients. And we’ve become so disconnected from our African roots that we give credit to others (who came long after) for “creating” that of which was our natural culture to begin with. We should embrace our history and be proud of our heritage!”

Back in 2012, Kanye West made the skirt-wearing trend cool among celebs after he rocked a skirt with leather pants during the “Watch The Throne” tour, and other celebs have been spotted in a similar style including Diddy, Chad Ochocinco, Vin Diesel and A$AP Rocky.

What are your thoughts? Do you think this will catch on in the DMV?

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