As Seen At The Movies

By Kimberly Reyes
Updated November 14, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

When manly men like Samuel L. Jackson and George Clooney drop trou for kilts, NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute takes note. And its new exhibition, ”Bravehearts: Men in Skirts,” which runs until February, doesn’t skirt the issues. ”It explores the changing ideals of masculinity,” says spokesperson Bernice Kwok-Gabel. Hopes participant designer Howie Nicholsby: ”One day men can choose between trousers and a [skirt]. Just like women.” But can they deal with panty lines?