And the resulting looks are far from the Priscilla Queen of the Desert-esque drag styles that are so often associated with men in heels.
Luke Nero, a promoter at Mr Black club in LA, told the New York Times: 'I went to a loft party yesterday, and there was a guy in normal shorts, normal tank and really hot red pumps. That’s it! Everyone was like, "Oh my God, I love those shoes!"'
At the club, Coy Barton, 24, and Mark Cramer, 25, paired their black heels with relatively conservative trousers and shirts.
Mr Barton said to the paper: 'I’m in Steve Madden, he’s in Chinese Laundry... These were $115. Mine were, like, $170.'
It's not the first time the fashion has rolled around - the Seventies saw many a platform shoe with chunky high heel attached adorn the feet of men - a style immortalised by the likes of John Travolta's Tony Manero in Saturday night Fever.