Despite continued news about women's academic success in college, concerns are growing that male students still call the shots. One symptom, according to some, would be what we'll call "fashion inequality." Specifically, it's only the ladies who are getting all dolled up.
The girlfriend who gives her dude a clothing makeover is a well-worn heterosexual trope. But are dudes who submit to such treatment defaulting on their "masculine duties?"
With the exception of the t-shirt (which only masquerades as gender neutral), in the U.S. clothes are designed for women or men, but never both. There is no option to buy clothes, one must buy women's or men's clothes.