Well, Fred Astaire was definitely a man with style. He often wore a tie as a belt. Ralph Lauren also featured some of his men’s fashions with the same look. I guess it all depends on how you wear it and with what look you’re going for.
I have to say that to stereotype a certain style as pertaining to one gender only is very passé. I do agree that this look is not very flattering (for men and women) but as the fashion world moves forward, so should our perception of acceptable style.