Boylesque: Men in Burlesque
Men's 1830's to 1900 trousers pattern.
Stage Door Johnnies are an awesome male Burlesque troop. Click HERE to learn about them.
The role of men in Burlesque is not just in the audience. As performers in Burlesque, Vaudeville and Cabaret, men traditionally played comedic or musical roles. In modern times, as the boundaries and "rules" of gender roles have been demolished, men's role in the Burlesque genre are just like everything else: anything goes. There are many all male Burlesque troupes performing today.
HERE is a link to an article from the Denver Festival on male Burlesque.
Suspenders are a typical aspect of men's Burlesque costumes.