Manly Men Should Wear Skirts

Men and women alike fall along a continuum of what we label as masculine and feminine. Women embrace the various facets of their own personalities. Women can be tomboys or girlie-girls and still be considered women. Yet it seems like men are expected to stay within the narrow confines of "manliness".

Many men are threatened by behaviors that could be considered in any way feminine. TV commercials show men who would starve without the convenience of pre-made microwaveable dinners or men who can't figure out how to wipe up a spill until their wife comes in with the paper towels. Men are hassled for wearing pink, liking sentimental movies, or not watching sports.

But have you ever noticed all the excuses men find to wear women's clothing? I'm not talking about cross-dressers or drag queens. They are straight-forward enough to not look for excuses. I'm talking about the straight guys wearing dresses on Halloween, the fraternity pledges "forced" to wear dresses, or the guys who lose a bet and end up in drag.

That's not even mentioning the male actors on sitcoms who inevitably get themselves in some fix that requires a female disguise. Or take your pick of movies and TV shows centered around men in drag: Tootsie, Busom Buddies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Big Momma's House, White Chicks. Or The Rock hosting Nickelodeon's Kid Choice Awards. Even Bugs Bunny was known to put on a dress on more than one occasion.

So why not skip the subterfuge and just start selling skirts for men?

Skirts are comfortable. They are versatile. And there's absolutely no reason why men shouldn't wear them. Other cultures have masculine skirts or dresses. Kilts, sarongs, the djellaba, and kaftans are all considered normal men's wear. Why not an American or European skirt for men?

Men's skirts do hit the runway from time to time. Google "men in skirts" and you'll see that there are men who want to wear skirts. Check the images and you'll see that there are some men that look hot in them, too.

Maybe a revolution is not too far away. Maybe there will soon be a day when men can wear skirts without judgement or shame.

For women, wearing trousers in everyday life was a big step toward gender equality. Maybe it's time for men to put on their skirts and meet us halfway.

325 comments:

  1. Evidently some men really do want to wear skirts. WTOP had this story on their website today:

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=456&sid=1669277

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  2. Good for him! When women first started wearing pants in public they were threatened with police action as well.

    We can't truly have gender equality if we are threatening a man (or even snickering at him) for wanting to wear a skirt. It's just a piece of clothing.

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  3. Yes, I agree, manly men should wear skirts. I also see a shift that more men are interested in wearing skirts but have still problems to get over the saying that skirt wearer are "weak".

    You are right about equality because there is no balance anymore, not a gender (role) equality and a sexes-equality. But we should come back to this. And actually today we do not just talk about feminizing of men but masculizing of skirts. Most women prefer to wear pants today, and that is okay if they want to, and more men tending to wear skirts because of comfort.
    I would love to see men in skirts.
    mara

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  4. I bought my first skirt today from Torrid. a manly looking camouflage skirt and wore it out of the store. The clerk said I looked great in ti and no one the mall or the rest of my day out and about said a word. Men should go for it, our time has come.

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  5. i love to wear short mini skirts but my wife thinks its for women only i shave my legs and i think i look good and they feel good on me but she keeps bringing me down what should i do.

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  6. Yes, I can uderstand you, it feels good wearing a short skirt. It is also well known by some famus physicias that waering no pants brings down blod pressure and earing skirts reduces stress.
    I don't know if mini kirts for omen only, but know that in the past in europe only men wore mini-mini skirts, women only long dresses.
    gus

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  7. Just in this moment your comment popped up. Yes, I think that skirts are the right wardrobe for men because of their body shape. I only can support men going to wear skirts because I think
    ony 'real' men, "manly" men will wear a skirt or dress. Men can do it when confident with their sex, ad I have to confess tha I like men in skirts much than in pants.
    brean

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  8. I have been wearing skirt's for awhile now. I love them they are way more comfortable than pants. My biggest herdel is my wife she does not like the fact that I wear skirts. Oh well maybe some day she might get over it!

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  9. You areright, skirts are much mre comfortalethan pants. I love 'em too. Wherever I go, people love it and I got numerous positive comments. I don't want to go back to 'just wearing pants'. I only can encourgae men to change -first their mind then the style of clothes - it's a positive way even some wives might be shocked for the first time seeing her husband n skirts.
    But remember: Are you shocked when you wife wears pants? No.... see ..... and wear a nice men's skirt.
    pete

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  10. There are no restrictions tht men have to wear pants. They do it just like their parens told, butif they ant to change thr style.... I would love to see it.
    Men cold not do something better than wearing skirts and dresses lke we wearing pants. That I can call equality, and it would help a lot to understand each other more, and it wuld be the biggest step toard a rel emacipation of both sexes.
    I cannot change men but I wat to encourage all men to go a lite bit more innovative into te future which provides skirs for men an much more. Men,be manly and take this chance, you'll never regret it because a skirt provides a comfort your body needs, makes you healthier and more manly, and help youto come out of streotyped dressing. It is a chance, take it and use the new posibilities.
    Dagi

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  11. I swear that my omment was without mistakes, but when it poopeup there are millions of spelling mistakes. Please check your server. Thanks, Dagi

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  12. I WEAR MINI SKIRTS ALL THE TIME.I LOOK LIKE GIRL SO I CAN WEAR THEM YOURS MINI SKIRT LOVER

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  13. i love to wear short mini skirts i do not think its wrong my wife says thats gross if i can get some female feedback. do guys look ok in short skirts if thay like it please let me know.

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  14. Help, I am a Goth guy and would love to wear a skirt but heres the problem. Where do I get one, it's got be cooler in the summer than tight black jeans. And why should women have all the comfort. I would like a long black skirt but I am only 5'8" with a 34" waist and most skirts are to long. Just a natural progression for me I guess, been wearing makeup and nail polish for years

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  15. It's not a natural progression to skirts from makeup and nail polish, what comes next, a wig and fake boobs? You don't HAVE to want to be a female to wear a skirt.
    I have a site for MEN who wear skirts as MANLY men. Come take a look and join if you like the parameters.
    http://skirts4men.myfreeforum.org/

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  16. Thank you for such a positive article! Main stream 'Western Culture' people are stuck in the
    Victorian era. It is high-time that men brought
    back into their wardrobes the skirted garment. I
    wear kilts as much as possible, and skirts around
    the house. They are MUCH more comfortable than
    trousers could ever be. Yet, it depends on the
    activies for the day. If I'm climbing a ladder
    to work on the roof, then it's jeans. If I'm
    enjoying a walk or shopping with my wife, it's a
    kilt. (I want it to be a skirt.) Designers come
    up with some of the craziest ideas for Mens
    Skirts--I would not wear them--but they are
    trying to get the point across--Skirts for Men
    are OK!
    Thanks again for such a wonderfully written article!

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  17. It's great to see such a positive response to this post!

    I dashed this post off just because the thought was rattling around my brain. Since there has been such a great response, I rehashed the idea here into two online articles:

    Is it acceptable for American men to wear skirts?

    Men in skirts: fashion of the future or source of ridicule?

    Again, thanks for the comments and kudos to all the men out there who aren't afraid to challenge the silliness of society's rules! You are men ahead of your time!

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  18. My first experience wearing a skirt was nearly 2 years ago. I was "experimenting" (really, trying on a different identity) and tried everything from a French Maid's outfit to a simple mini skirt. Nothing seemed to sync with me except the mini skirt. It felt completely natural. Without pausing for a moment, I finished dressing in a polo shirt, yellow wind breaker, and white tennis shoes and shin high white socks. I went to the supermarket to do that day's purchases, I went to another food store to buy food, I visited a bookstore and looked around for awhile, and I even gassed up the car. I was out for about 3 hours and saw and was seen by hundreds of people (only one old man in a checkout line looked at me askance). I repeated this outting a dozen times over the next 2 months, even walking around downtown Seattle at 3pm on a weekday twice. I never got an angry reaction or comment. However, these outtings ceased once my wife learned of them, and I have not gone out in public since. She is concerned about the revelation to family and friends and has been pretty insistent that I don't go out wearing one (I wear a mini skirt at home once every week or two - and I have 6 different colors and styles to choose from - subdued colors and materials). We are working through these issues and I hope to be able to go out in public again soon. I am not transgender although I feel great empathy for women and the feminine side of my personality. Wearing a mini skirt allows me to express 100% of my identity to others. Thanks for reading this.

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  19. I agree with it all 100%, and have begun to wear skirts after 60 years of trousers. I recently quit smoking, which was a relentless vicious circle of habit - I run out of cigarettes...I buy some more. I just had to break that circle to become free. As long as men feel they will be scorned for wearing skirts, because they are supposed to be men, and wear pants only as their relentlessly 'safe' clothing habit , they will also not be free. The symptoms of 'Trouserphobia' are an overwhelming awareness of the airless, cocooning, uniform discomfort of two leg tubes. Manufacturers - PLEASE address the situation of skirts for men product...and make things easier to give us all some sensible comfort!

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  20. Thanks for the positive press about men in skirts; every little bit helps! I've been wearing skirts since around 2004 or so, but the interest goes back into the 1990s when I first spotted a guy in a skirt on the Boston subway -- and he looked absolutely and completely at home in the rig. It's really rather amazing how our minds get so accustomed to the vagaries of "fashion" that we can reflexively reject possibilities. The main point should be that skirted garments can work really well on men -- in all settings from very casual to formal; it's all in the attention to detail that gets paid. I've worn skirts in casual settings and I've worn them in (semi-) formal ones as well, and always to good effect. Commentary I've received has virtually all been positive, and conversations that might start of with a bit of negativity have almost to a one turned out positive once the curious party was intellectually engaged. Too, beyond that basic fact that skirts are wonderfully comfortable garments, they can also be very flattering to a man's form and motion. The garment should not be dismissed out of hand simply because it's not common in western civilisation. Interestingly, even given that skirted garments on men in western civilisation are extremely rare, they seldom warrant much comment these days -- so long as the wearer is confident and acting in a civil and appropriate manner, it's actually rare to receive any negative notice at all!
    I might add three more words to guys considering the notion: "Put it on!" Oh, and, "Wear it proudly!".
    From the northeast corner of the US, Regards,
    -- Carl

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  21. Thanks for all these positive experiences and comments.
    Answering the question if American men can wear skirts I must say: YES! They can wear it and they should DO IT - proudly, as already said. Some European contries ahead with this new men's fashion trend, but we Americans should early at the finish line called "Emancipation for both sexes". That would be the greatest jump!

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  22. I am a 60 year old straight, ex hippy man (de facto reationship and a grandfather) who has been skirted, in one form or another, now for roughly seven years. Firstly in sarongs while in the Pacific tropics, then naturally progressing to skirts for the practicality of pockets. I have only ever encountered one hostile response, (and that was to a sarong!) otherwise, most reactions have been neutral to positive. The young are most positive, so change is on the way.

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  23. Yes, I saw some younger men in skirts just recently. Reaction around this shopping mall was neutral so far, it seems to me that nobody really took attention.
    In general I must admit that men should be ready for a change, especially the Americans.
    If nobody moves, there is no change, not in America, nowhere!
    Men reacting more like puppets, somebody holds the string but this guy is'nt visible. But all acting like the same, using same arguments when it comes to the new fashion, but nobody really can explain or even find a single reason why skirts for men are impossible, for instance.

    The truth is, they are possible, skirts or dresses are the absolute the best for a men's body, they are comfortable. People in ancient times did know that and survived all the time.

    Summary: The skirts are the best for the men, but men don't know it, women mostly can't understand that men are inflexible..... Okay I'm a women.
    Faith

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  24. Until there becomes a stronger presence of legitimate male skirts on the market, most men will not be convinced that skirts can be OK on men as well as women. They need their hands holding, but that's not their fault - society has made men scared to be different. The fear that they will be laughed at, ridiculed and lose face among friends. This is all rubbish. Any man who has the pluck to go for it, and actively oppose our stupid inequalitive dresscodes, is far more a man than most! It needs more bodies to get out there and just do it. Otherwise we shall still be having this debate in ten years from now. I congratulate you, Susan, on your articulate 'way with words' on this issue - thank you for helping to make some real sense of it all.

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  25. I would comment on the Helium.com articles, but it asks you to become a member. I don't know how many of these places I've signed up for in the past, just to post one comment and then never heard from again.

    I'll post here though. I've been wearing them on and off for a few years now, some men choose to wear makeup with their clothes (sounds like a topping on a food), and some also choose to paint their nails as well. Nothing wrong with individual expression. Most men wearing skirts today I believe wear them because they like them. Not to have some fantasy about them in skirts that is more set for private times.

    Maybe a small part and way to be seen is having many more sites or searches on major search engines come up with thing when you type in men's skirts or men in skirts - just an idea.

    I can't tell you how many women I heard of wearing men's jeans before major companies started producing a pair that was cut for their shape. I think the looks and comments will start to disappear once society gets the idea that skirts aren't going to vanish from men's wardrobes, as men start wearing them more and more.

    One thing I've noticed in stores lately is because of this economy that the world is in, and the US (military spending mostly 2 tril a year), the designers aren't coming out with breakthrough designs that people aren't going to buy. Yet when I see something that looks really nice, I buy it and then I wear it!

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  26. I see the future of men in skirts will be aided or doomed by the ladies in our lives. Ladies, if you feel that it's a good idea then help the men in your life find that freedom of skirts in themselves. Men will and DO what the women in thier lives think is ok.
    So ladies help him get into it.
    My wife loves me in skirts and helps me with choices. It's great!

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  27. BTW -
    The people renting the house next door to us call my house "the perevts house" because I wear skirts and do my chores in the yard wearing one.
    But this is Tennessee, USA so whatelse do you expect.

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  28. Mark, I think it is not about Tennessee, it is about narrow minded people and sometimes a lack of education. In case of the people next door they do not mean your house when talking about "perevet" they mean their house. Think about that. Everybody who uses words must be an expert in using this word(s).
    If your wife already accept you in skirts whatesle could be better?
    Concratulation for your courage to do something different what might be 'normal' in the future. Go and encourage other men going like you.
    Meika

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  29. Your article is exactly what people should read, and understand.
    Men's dressing, indeed it did not change at all, also was not never really nice or unique, it was a uniform for business people.
    I would love to see men as manly and dressing something differently, and their option to extend their possibilities are skirts and dresses. I believe that skirts/dresses would fit male's bodies much better than pants. In all that I do not see any similarities to womens dressing. Women dress differently to each other, women can wear men's clothes and still looking feminine and elegant, men can do the same, should do like women.

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  30. Meika
    Thanks. Fully understand about people and local/education and "normalcy". What I meant by mentioning TN is it is a "Farmer" state and many people here have the "country farm family" education/values and beliefs. I've an advantage of wide cultural travel throughout the years. Honestly wished I had thought about wearing kilts/skirts earlier. It does answer many early questions in my youth about how I "felt" about clothing. Never thought myself as "misgendered" or had any "same sex desires", just looked for better comfort. Skirts are an extreme freedom, comfort and much cooler then pants or shorts.
    It is my hope that my posts here help out and I firmly believe that if women would encourage men into skirted garments the trend will grow tremendously.

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  31. If anyone reading these posts would like images of what a regular man dressed in a skirt could look like I would provide some of my pictures. A picture is worth a 100 words and internet searching can give a missleading image as the fashion world gets very wild in it's presentations of clothing. So clicking my name will open a web page the has my email at the bottom. Skirt inquiries welcome.

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  32. I live in Alabama and have worn skirts for 14 years, without any problems. So, you can't always judge by location; there are backward people and forward-looking people everywhere.

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  33. I would like to start a "support group" in my area. Anyone near zip code 37010 that thinks a group of like minded folks is a good idea let me know. As I posted before follow the link on my name and email is at the bottom of the page.

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  34. Mark, thanks;
    I fully understand people, but when I am talking about 'normalcy' I also include, not just thinkng of today, which means to be flexible, creative and innovative, it includes the understanding the past, and we learned that we must understand the past to solve the future.
    I see at you are o the right way to show men what's to do for the future, prevending health related problems -especially for men-.
    Looking forward to read more.
    Meika

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  35. That's correct that you can't judge by location. I am wearing skirts -I have to wear heavy support stockings all the time, under pants impossible- since two years in MI and have no problems at all. Just got nice comments from time to time.

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  36. Meika
    You are so right about the past, present & future. Knowing where we came from, where we are and open to building the future is so important. SO many people don't get it, unfortunatly. The internet is a great tool to help in these issues but people have to be willing to ask the questions, search for the info and be able to accept the answers. I hope that many of the people that notice my skirts are open enough to seek out information and not just blindly judge. I have been photo'd by people that just "had to turn around" and take pictures and make rude comments but I like to think that just one of them was willing to ask why and look up the info.
    Blogs like this are some of the info they would find. However, the internet is limited due to many people still ignore it. In that fact I really hope that women will go outside the box and invite the men they know to try wearing skirts.

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  37. Elsewhere on the net -
    Supporters and commenters on Men in skirts needed -
    http://www.skirtcafe.org/

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  38. I would also like to invite everyone to join me and other skirt lovers to http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440519051
    United Skirt Wears World Map

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  39. I make it quite clear on my own website www.tawmusic.com that I wear skirts (or kilts). At any opportunity to promote the initiative that skirts are OK for men too, why not?

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  40. I agree. It's not a question that skirts are an unisex garment and the most comfortable wardrobe for men too. As Susan said: The question is about equality! It makes sense to ask for that because women already use all men's wardrobe too, there are no exceptions at all. So Men should do the same way, but they are afraid to do so. Why? Men wouldn't lose anything, just winning, and I would love to see and meet manly skirted-men.
    Sweetheart

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  41. Hey Sweetheart,
    Men love to be taken shopping by the ladies they know - help the guys you know "find thier style"

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  42. I am a male , and I started wearing mini skirts about 20 years ago. For me ,it isn't a fetish .I have had very feminine legs all my life and feel that wearing skirts and minis is just the right thing for me to do ! I do not have a masculine body ,mine is very feminine! My measurements are 42-29-41 ,I just love wearing clothes that flatter my figure !

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  43. I love skirts myself and agree that men should feel free to wear it. It will be difficult to change the western culture unless some sport, music or movie superstar can start the process by wearing a skirt. The moment any popular star wears something, it often becomes a fashion trend. I think we should convince some Hollywood actors to show off some skirts in public. Wearing skirts will spread like a wild fire.

    Skirt lover

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  44. Hi skirt lover; I think the change is coming, what you men is coming faster. Indeed, it would be a good way to convince Hollywood actors showing off in public with skirts, but I think the press, TV and radio are important too. Rob Williams showed up two times in a mini skirt during a talk show in TV, a women asked why he was wearing a skirt, and the TV change pictures and topic suddenly.
    I think you men must go by yourself too, showing up what you like and what you want, first by newspaper, then magazines, radio and TV. Everyday actions would help, but you must be a huge group around the globe.
    @Susan: To the second article - Americans are always ready, if they have somebody around who tells [authority in any case] them what to do and, see above, press -I love your article- and radio, TV must go with them. It is nice that the presidents family have a dog now, but I think it is also important to tell in public what is going on with our men, struggling for more freedom in kind of dressing. How to arrange that?
    Bess

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  45. How to arrange that?
    Bess;
    Help you male friends find the freedom of skirts. Give them for presents, help them while shopping. When you go out with them, get them in a skirt. Use your womanly persuations and they will follow.

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  46. Okay Mark, but really I don't want to be leader for issues regarding men's wardrobe. I already talked to many men about skirts, wearing skirts in public asan everyday wardrobe, they agreeing, but almost nobody showed up in a skirt. Answering question why not I heard: 'not today, my wife don't like it, my legs are not nice, didn't find a fitting skirt...etc.'
    I still think that is only a men's problem, homophobia if you want, not to wear skirts.

    I never could go shopping for a skirt with a man. Womanly persuation always works, except trying a new fashion style on men, but most men looking really good in skirts!!
    Bess

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  47. Bess,
    Good to be trying. Baby steps is what I think to say. Maybe some other laies can help. Who knows - myself I actually got started in skirts because my wife made me some wraps for around the house as I didn't like keeping my pants on at home (sort of like the 2 year old). She cheated and got me a couple slips as cover ups and then I found the info on the net and she agreed. We got me some skirts and now I can't get enough.
    So guess to each his own right and others may follow suit some day.

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  48. I am surprised how many men really want to wear skirts. I agree with that skirts are the most comfortable garment for men ever. As I said in past comments, men encourage and wear your skirts. I can't add more, because this step men have to do, go in public with your skirt and feel proud that you did it. There are no restrictions, it is only a barrier in your mind.
    Meika

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  49. I would say the barrier is sometimes the thinking of the society, but you have to go over it. It is only that you have o do the first jump, all others are following.

    @Mark; Congratualtions!All what has NO crotch is fine for men. Most panties, even pantyhoe don't have crotches. As I read recently: 'Every skirt itself is a unisex garment and compare to pants each skirt has an own peronality to the wearer'. I don't know if this is really right but it seems to me that is a point of consideration.
    martin

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  50. I have worn skirts for years. I just ignore the comments or stares. If women can dress any way they want to, so can I.

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  51. I get more positive comments from men about my skirt wearing then I do women.

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  52. Men were wearing skirts long before pants. bifurcated garments are a relatively new invention. The horse culture is what changed it. Pants made it so a rider wouldn't chafe while riding. However the Greek Spartans, some of the toughest soldiers ever, wore skirts in all their campaigns including the last stand at Thermopylae. William Wallace and Lord Murray wore kilts as they were fighting the British for independence, I wouldn't dare call them weak. Today the Greek military still has a formal uniform that is skirted. Cultures whose militaries adopted the horse started wearing pants (like the Romans, who originally wore skirts). The Greeks and Scottish never really embraced the horse. So the tradition of a skirted and kilted style garment persists in their traditions. It used to be manly to wear a skirted or kilted garment. I wear both Kilts and Skirts. Kilts with knee socks and skirts with tights. But we are discussing the manliness of a subject wearing a skirt, so what if a guys aim is not to be manly? Then I say, so what, wearing skirts for whatever reason is an individuals choice. More power to them.

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  53. If you want to see how out of touch some people are in this world when it comes to equality and a mans choice to wear a skirt read some of the comments on this article:

    http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/mens-fashion-skirting-the-issue/

    There is still some real prejudice out there, but it doesn't stop me from wearing a skirt in public.

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  54. Bess you commented that some guys said the reason for not wearing skirts is they do not have nice legs. Well - (to all) - do they wear shorts? What's the diff? Legs showing out from shorts are the same legs in a skirt!
    Do "ungly" legs keep women from wearing skirts? NO.
    As for mens legs and shorts - Unless my story is simular to thiers I say it is not a reason not to wear skirts. My story?
    As a young man I recieved many comments about my "chicken legs" and the bonyness simular to my dads. Now these comments came from my own family but I was youngest and looked to the whole family for quidance. As the affect of these comments took hold and later life comments about the whiteness of them I was about 40 before I went anywhere away from the house in shorts. The reason I started then was that I had been wearing shorts cutting my yard and tanned really well. I then stopped changing into long pants when I had to run to the store. However I still mainly wore long pants because I still fely as i had ungly legs. My current wife and my job changed that. Driving truck in the southeast U.S. got to be hot work always in pants so, shorts became a daily wear.
    Now I suggest that anyone mention they have not nice legs for skirts then as them why they wear shorts?

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  55. I am glad I came across this article. I have just started wearing mini skirts (just inside the house). I am not gay, far from it. i am a happily married man, and the mini skirt idea was my wife's suggestion. We're trying to conceive and it was recommended that I wear boxer shorts, however, they are so freaking uncomfortable. The don't really keep the "special area" any cooler than normal underwear. My wife came up with the idea of why now wearing mini skirts. I am secure with my masculinity and I gave it a shot. I am glad I did, they are the most comfortable things I've ever worn. Inside the house that is all I wear now. I can see why at one time in history men used to wear skirts, they are the most comfortable things men can wear. I love wearing them and the wife says my butt and legs look good in the mini skirt. For any guy that is having second thoughts about wearing a skirt, go for it. Whether or not you do it outside your home, it is up to you. In my house, mini skirts is all I will wear from now own.

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  56. I would like to repeat my offer of friendship - I live in north central TN and need friends of like mind. I in no way am same sex oreintated, I am male and like females (my wife only actually so) However I would like to have some friends that like skirts as well. Seems I am the only guy in the state that likes it. Well, anyone feel like getting a meet up near the 37010 zip code let me know.
    imadube at bellsouth dot com

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  57. Mark, I hope you'll find some friends. Actually this friends are around you but the distances are too big. Yesterday I saw another men in a skirt, pretty short, pleated, dark-orange, white T-shirt, sandals. Nothing else to say.... it looked super.
    christine

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  58. Skirt Man
    I have been wearing skirts in the privacy of my home, I cant wait until wearing skirts in public for men will be a every day fashion. Skirts are very comfortable.Every man should be wearing them.

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  59. Skirt Man;
    The public is waiting for men who use skirts as every day fashion. If you want to wait until it is fashion and all men think like you, never it will happen.
    YOU must go out and show that you are comfortable and confident with a skirt. Don't wait.
    christine

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  60. Skirt Man,
    Try this out -
    Wear skirts while working outside in the yard.
    Move onto taking skirts with you to change into after running around town.
    Then stopping for pay at pump gas.
    Your comfort level in public should increase over time.
    Good luck. Working on those steps myself and yes it may be a slow proccess.
    Mark

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  61. Bad responses I have had include statements like "There are CHILDREN here!" Psychiatry took the lead from religious fanaticism in persecuting nonconformists. 5/27/1876 p. 6 NY Times called for women in pants to be sent to "the best conducted hospitals for the insane" meantime Greece had soldiers in billowy pleated skirts and they wore mustaches so the female impersonation accusation does not stand. Webshots has a big series on American boys raised in skirts, dresses and petticoats to age 6 including Franklin Roosevelt in a full skirted dress. Skirts were associated with CHILDHOOD (yeah "there are CHILDREN here" jerk at a folk dance group in Texas!) If men are not free to wear what they want, they do not own their own bodies---they have surrendered their bodies to the Collective. That's why totalitarian dictatorships are called "collectivism."

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  62. Yes male toddlers were dressed in "girl clothes" until the early 1940's, however conventions changed during WWII. Men who wear skirts are true individualists. Wearing a skirt in public is an individual form of expression for sure. I have always felt good about this, being one in a 100,000 has a certain zing to it. It feels good not to look like every other male walking the street, freedom from the collectivist mentality. I see males with tattoos and piercings and the other mechanisms the "in group" uses to express their individuality. Yet they look like a million others. When I wear a skirt in public, I am an individual even though I do not conform to the what society believes is "cool." The influence of society creates lots of "faux individualists." My reality is that it would be a shame for males to start wearing skirts again, then I wouldn't be the individualist that I am.

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  63. Barry, you are a an individualist, and if other men would start wearing skirts too,so you would have helpers to be individual. Believe me, the skirt wearer always will be a minority in future because most men like to be a member of "faux ndividualists", feeling fine in a group, actual in the mass.
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  64. Chrisine, many men "stuck" to the mass not because they want to, but they want to avoid the stereo-typing image created by women and the mass media. Put on a skirt, we are either
    1) gay
    2) pervert
    3) a nuts case

    We may even be arrested for disturbing the peace.... I long for the day men can be moer flexible with our choice of clothing, but I agree it may not be in my lifetime.

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  65. I wear skirts almost daily here in Utah of all places. I have always considered this state to be one of the most close minded places in the U.S. I call Utah the, Facist State of Utah. I have had more women give me negative comments about my choice of clothing. A couple of days ago here at the university I attend a lady (a stranger) told me that a man wearing a skirt was "weird." Odd coming from her since she was wearing blue jeans. But that is the the trouble of my choice.

    I will wear a skirt always, because it goes beyond fashion, it is about my freedom. By the way here in Utah a student was told to change his clothes at a junior high, he was wearing a kilt. Sorry I was slow posting this:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520454,00.html

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  66. It doesn't matter if the kilt is accepted as a traditional Scottish garment solely of Scottish usage (which it isn't - the Scots do not own the kilt design), or as a Welsh kilt or an Irish Kilt (neither do these countries have sole rights to their menfolk wearing one)...the fact is, a kilt is a universal MALE garment, and has nothing whatsoever to do with females.
    If we males, by wearing even an item of clothing meant for us alone, are confronted with crass attitudes of being gay, cross dressing or just a bit mad in the head, then society is proving its ignorance and should be ashamed at its lack of what is basic factual education.
    Along with trousers, even our kilt has been adopted by women simply by switching the fastening to the other side. Some women's blouses have become male style shirts - by switching the buttons across.
    If a skirt, initially intended for women, does not fasten from one side or the other, then it is not solely a woman's garment. A bath towel does not fasten around us in any particular way, and a man is not cross dressing if he wraps it around him in a similar way as a woman might.
    Skirts are made for women because that's their main market, but if a man wants to enjoy their use too as a change from pants, he should - and not have to be brave in doing so.

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  67. Addressed to Anonymouse, July 7th to Christine;

    I do not agree even I know that females and males doing the same mistake without thinking what they are doing. Lack of education or an issue of ignorance of personal freedom? I don't want to go the same way to prejudice things I don't know.
    When I am saying I don't agree I mean that men are NOT stucked in a field of mass, but they want to be like that. If a lot of men just say that they are not satisfied with their kind of dressing everybody would listen to them, because men created this world, and still most men selling/buying the old same stuff because all others doing the same.
    Women are more individuals, believe me, and they don't care what others might think about what they wear. Men doing nothing like this, just try to be quiet and fil the space in their mass.
    If you allow to be called -"gay, pervert or a nuts case" you feel like categorized and thats fine. Bu nobody is doing something against this prejudices - why?
    Fasten the seat belt and move on to tell everybody that it is not true what they are thinking or, the easiest way, just smile all the time when wearing a skirt. It will help you and all others.
    christine

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  68. The last sentence by anonymous July 8, 2:35 A.M. is extremely interesting in my mind. "...and not have to be brave in doing so." That is insightful and true. In order for a man to wear a skirt he must always be vigilante for some physical threat that may come as a result of clothing choice. Let me give credit where credit is due, women do not usually make physical threats, they usually come from men, women will usually just say what they feel about a man in skirts. If a man will just "play ball" with society and go with the "norm" of the bifucated garment the threat for clothing choice doesn't exist. It is a shame that society forces this on us. Let's hope that those men wearing skirts can make it through the day safely.

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  69. Hi Barry;
    I can't imagine that men could attack other men because or choice of dressing. I thought we are living in a civilization?
    And in my understanding civilization goes together with culture ....... now a question: Is attacking other people in case of different kind of dressing choices related to culture?
    What about diverse dressing regarding different believes/faith, religions, cultures oter countries - and we have 170 different cultures from all over the world in our country. That is a fundemental question, I believe, and has nothing to do with society, norm and 'play ball', or am I wrong?
    christine

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  70. christine,
    ever heard of a gang related killing? most times these are over "cultural" differances. one gang wears red clothes and anyone NOT from the gang wearing red gets beat up and/or killed. ever been to a town you are not from? notice that the way you talk, walk, dress or even sit will make you stand out as an outoftowner?
    as I live in a small "tobacco town" and NOT related to any "locals" I will ALWAYS be an outsider. that's all fine IF I would drive a pick up, own a pack of dogs and NEVER wear anything that Wal-Mart says I should wear. I have caught wind that I am The Pervert next door because I wear skirts and '80's shorts.
    It is the closeness of the diversities and the "threat" felt by each "sect" that causes the trouble within our diverse society.

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  71. correction;
    "NEVER wear anything that Wal-Mart says I shouldN'T wear."

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  72. Hi Christine
    You raise a good question, I thought we were civilized also. It seems civilization would mean that we treat each other well. then I look around me and I wonder...

    But let me be fair. In the U.S. we do have so many different cultures so the U.S. is a lot more accepting of men wearing skirts than say Bolivia or countries where there is less cultural diversity. Here in the U.S. there are people that come from backgrounds where males wear skirted garments commonly. Although there are a couple of redkneck (sorry for the stereotype) bars I wouldn't voluntarily walk into wearing a skirt, there certainly would be physical violence against me in that case.

    But I believe culture is what determines what a man wears. The problem being that culture is something a group of people try to hold onto, so views may be really slow to change. Also societies that promote a macho image tend to be less tolerant of skirt wearing, except Greece. They are the exception. The Greek army still has a ceremonial uniform that is skirted (a very short skirt) and the soldier wears white tights. Yet Greece is a society that has a history of machismo.

    So no real clear answer on cultural views of skirt wearing by men.

    Mark raises an interesting point that his neighbors talk about him behind his back and call him names. I believe that happens to me too, but there is a certain problem these gosspiers have. Is it possible that a man that wears skirts is not afraid, no matter who they are? Maybe the most effeminate man that wears skirts is still braver than the man who is willing to call names? There are some questions here that have no easy answers.

    I know that people talk about me behind my back, but for some reason I don't care. I get such an exhilirating feeling wearing a skirt whenever I want to, what they say doesn't matter to me. Wearing a skirt seems to free me. Strange isn't it.

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  73. Thank you Mark & Barry;
    There are a lot of things to think about. I agree that it willbe a longer process to change something, but where ever I look, read or listn, there are so many things comig up. Just recently a article in TIME magazin, 'Family Tech" talks about men, underwear, Spanx for men and this article ends with the thoughts about thighs (mannyhose). It explains why because "the that area of a man is meant to be 1 degree colder than the rest of the body....". That explains very clearly that men feeling free when wearing skirts because in pants it is all the time much warmer the the rest of the body. So, I would say it is not strange that you fel free in a skirt.
    I think sometimes it could be a feeling that peope talking about you; on the other hand I would say that people have the right to talk but never negative about a person.
    In the example you described "Rednecks" could be react differently.... would they do it also when they had met a famous person, maybe in a skirt, as an example?
    Sometimes, when I have read all the commets, I am pretty close to another question: Why some people have a sight into a tunnel instead outwards?
    christine

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  74. Christine

    The male anatomy is definitely better suited for a skirt than pants, thats for sure. I may feel free in a skirt for that reason, but it also has to do with the fact that I have made a choice that is maybe a little rebellious against society.

    I don't think that the redknecks would react so adversely against someone famous in a skirt. There is always a double standard for the famous.

    A question, What draws your interest to the topic of men wearing skirts?

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  75. Christine,
    The anatomy freedom/health is the broader cause to venture into skirts but also the design and cut of pants is also a major reason for skirts. I have never been able to get a pair of pants that fit my waist and the upper leg area comfortably. If I get the waist correct the upper leg is constricted. This causes a lot of itching and general chocking off the legs. If I get pants for the upper leg comfort the rest is so baggy I feel like a slob and have to walk with a wider stride as the material bunches up between the legs. This increases the itching and causes chaffing. So for for perfect comfort skirts work great. I have found that shaving the legs helps while wearing pants but they still are a bother.
    As for reactions to famous people compared to average folks -
    People tend to react the same to anyone however they are much more reserved when the person is a public figure. The public display of mockery will be with held when the public figure is about. Why, I can only think that so many people "worship" public figures sometimes to God like status and no one wants to think thier "god" is falable. Nor do they wish to feel the "wrath" of thier "blasphomis" actions.

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  76. Barry, my interest in men's skirt fashion is related to my husbands concern because he has to wear skirts after an accident and following all time wearing support stockings, which cannot be worn under pants. Secondly,I think it is time to go with "equmen" [short for equality for men].
    And it is time that men should thinking about that when they wearing skirts it means also that women reached their goal too: Equal in emancipation to men. So it is a wonderful opportunity that we are not just talking about a new men's fashion or trend-fashion, it is combined with a new feeling for men, new orientation for men and in result at least the same for women. Society has changed, women's picture has changed, men did not......[do anything for themselve] now it is time to see men and women not as a gender-role picture, it is time to see and enjoy each other in an emotional and honestly way. It seems pretty simple, but it isn't and it took a long way to come to this point..... lets tart with fashion, others are coming soon.
    Mark, yes, proper pants are hard to find even I would say that pants are really not the best clothes for men because of their body shape. I a sure that you know that te man's private area should be 1 degree colder than the rest of the body (from the point of healthy medicine). Who can tell me that you an reach this goal with any kind of pants? I already can tell the answer: Nobody, because it is impossible. Isn't it strange that only men in pant-conformized societies have problems with testicle and prostate cancer, and men wearing skirts and dresses in other parts ofthe world don't?

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  77. As far as health goes, can it be said that more women these days have troubles with health due to pants as well in our trouser society. It seems that more and more you hear about women having more and more concerns involving the private areas then in the past. So honestly we can say that for the health of us all skirts are everyones best option.

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  78. Mark, Christine

    I tend to agree that pants may be linked to health problems, epsecially when it comes to the male lower end cancers (testicular, prostate). I am sure it would cause the pant industry too much dismay to allow studies in this area. Chaffing is an irritation and sometimes irritations become disease. During the Victorian period of history women wore extremely constrictive corsets that were a serious source of health problems, although pants are not constrictive to that extreme, they should be relegated to the museum of restrictive garments. Mark are you a daily skirt wearer? My situation is that I am a student that can get away with wearing skirts all day. But in the professional world, I may have a tougher time, since some employers have draconian dress rules. I wish someday to be a college professor, that is where it is easiest to wears skirts.

    Christine you raise a new question. The skirt for those healing, or find pants a problem because of inury, I understand your interest now. It makes perfect sense to me, but then I am biased, I have been wearing skirts since I was 6 years old. How does your husband feel about wearing a skirt? Is he ok with it? Equality is a tough road. Maybe someday it will happen. I am in a minority here in Utah, as is Mark. But there are people starting to speak up on that issue, so piece by piece we will eat this elephant.

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  79. As I am unemployed and disabled Yes I wear skirts daily. Unless I have to go some place - doc, store and such. However when I am finished with my running about if I am some distance from home I will change into a skirt for the drive home. My wife was born and raised in Utah so we fully understand your situation there.

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  80. Barry; I long time my husband had problems to wear skirt, because was thinking about what other people >might< think. For almost a half a year he did not wear skirts as prescribed but two days in an ER helped him going the right way now.
    Yes, I know that men in skirts are a minority, but in my understanding it is a group they KNOW what they want -as wrote before- and not just following the mass or something what others are doing. I learned this from my husband, too. Earlier I wan't a supporter for mens skirts, but then I saw some [not Scots] and all looked fabulous -just very nice and manly- in their skirts. since this time I discovered the truth how mn can look in skirts I changed, I believe.
    Additional information, not directl related to the skirts but the change all over, visit: time.com/manscaping - youll find more about 'man's-stuff' in changing process.
    chrisine

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  81. Some how society has been successful at changing peoples perceptions on what a manly man should look like. When King Leonidas took his 300 Spartans and 1800 Greek Mercenaries to the pass of Thermopylae to stop the 700,000 Persians under Xerxes the standard uniform for the Greeks and Spartans was a leather blouse, a breastplate and a skirt the would be considered a mini-skirt by todays standards. Leonidas knew that his small force could not stop the Persians, he also knew that it would be a fight to the last. For Seven days the Spartans/Greeks held their ground, until the traitor Ephialtes told Xerxes how to get behind the Spartans. The Spartans were now surrounded, all but two of them died. Men in Skirts holding off near a million persians for days. The Spartans and Greek slew thousands of Persians who assaulted the Greek position. I wouldn't call anyone of those Greeks or Spartans weak. Yet if a man wears a mini skirt or any skirt he is considered weak. How society has a keen ability to manipulate realities, it simply amazes me. I wouldn't dare wear a mini-skirt in public, but it doesn't bother me to wear a long, knee length or slightly above the knee. Its too bad I can't post picts to show me in a skirt.

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  82. Christine

    I went and looked at the Time Magazine piece, very interesting. Oddly I harp against wearing pants yet I wear tights with my skirts, so I still wear a bifucated garment, oh well. I would never go bare legged, because I don't feel like shaving my legs, I have never liked hairy legs (that is a dislike that I was conditioned to by society, huh...), although guys usually have hairy leg when they wear shorts, I don't like the hair. Make-up is a different deal, I am not so interested in that, but to the guy who wants to wear makeup, I say, I support you brother. I have tried to carry various purse type conveyances, but I find that my trusty back pack is easiest. I however will continue to experiment with some kind of hand bag. I have to keep my keys and wallet in my back pack since I have no pockets.

    The one problem that men face with the choice to be skirted is the fact that skirts marketed to males are sooo expensive, and then most men are uneasy about walking into a women's section to look at skirts. I know how to sew, I make a lot of my skirts, but I have also found that the women's section usually are staffed by ladies more than willing to help, since they realize that you are a paying customer, and they need a livelihood, plus I think some of the ladies who help me get a kick out of helping a guy find a skirt. I have never had a problem with buying skirts.

    It seems that it is not in the male gene to want to shop, but I get a kick out of shopping for skirts and accesories. Besides one lady at J.C. Penny told me that she helps 3-4 guys a week with their purchases. So there are others out there in the same boat, although I think that most of them only wear the clothing around the house, they have never made the step out of the threshold into the sunlight to experience a little taste of freedom of choice. Once I made the choice to crosss the threshold I have never been happier, regardless of the problems that may arise. But the reality is that I have had few problems wearing skirts, or maybe I have just chosen to ignore that bigots who don't like it.

    Here at the University where I am completing my studies there has been an impetus to recruit students from Asia, they started coming in droves a year ago. I remeber the first time I walked past a group of these kids an animated chatter in their native language broke out, I could tell they were dismayed to see a man wearing a skirt. I ignored it, but a few days later they sent an elected representative to question me about it. I told them about how I have a right to the choice of pants/skirt and now they are my friends. It is funny here at the computer lab where I am sitting right now, to see them cluster around as I sit here. In the Asian societies they have a peer system that keeps them from deviating from societies "norms." That is why they find America interesting because so many of us live how we want.

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  83. Thanks you guys; Next time my husband want to tell you something, too. I don't know what it is, we'll see.
    It is really interesting how you are working with the topic skirts for men, and I love your frankly nd honest answers and talks. I don't know about other men wearing skirts but in some blogs I read alays that men would support it, soe are asking for a change make it allow to wear skirts in public, etc. The only way to come to this point is just doing it, means wearing skirtsall the time in public. I do not mean the public around the house, I mean it everywhere. That could change the "norms" which are not existing in reality nor they are laws.

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  84. I just saw a commercial on TV that makes the cause of the skirt-wearing male more difficult. It was a Motorola commercial where an Indy 500 car pulls into the pit stop and the pit crew dressed in heels and mini-skirts awkwardly climb over the wall to service the racecar. The men are shown in extremely awkward positions trying to keep their skirts down and trying to bend down to service the car, so much for eliminating stereotypes. The problem is there is not enough skirt wearing men to cause uproar and let Motorola know they are wrong to air such tripe. I won't be a Motorola buyer; unfortunately I am only one out of 300 million who do buy.

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  85. Barry,
    Maybe some potioning help can be found at
    www.skirtcafe.org
    Site for men in skirts. Several of the members will be active in voicing concern to Motorola.

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  86. But on the other hand it shows that men can wear skirts. You'll find stereotypes all over, but I did not see this commercial.
    Okay, I'm the husband of christine and she asked me to write some comments about my experiences with skirts.
    I don't like to go too far, just in short: No negative comments, even during work/ at the workplace/ no problems at all.
    I am not listining or pay attention what other people might think or tell to others, I am just smiling all the time, and that works: I always get smiles back. One time two teenage girls were pointing at me in a grocery store but saying nothing so I made to fast steps to their direction and asked: Do you like it? Never I got an answer just open mouth faces were following me until they came out of sight.

    Maybe people do not react because I am a little bit older than average in our area???? My skirts are 17 - 21 inches long [short] but I don't want to wear longer skirts, it does not make sense because of my support stockings I have to wear.
    Martinus

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  87. Martinus, welcome to the discussion. The big first step (beside going out the door with a skirt on) to wearing a skirt in public, is ignoring the comments that people might make. I don't usually get too many comments. I however do get a lot of people who smile at me. I know that the environment fo skirt wearing men has improved. The motorola commercial causes me to bristle however, I feel they are trying to force us to take a step back, making light of something important to me (and many others).

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  88. I have only very recently taken to looking at men in skirts not only from this web site but others. I am a Scotsman and have a kilt which I bought around 3 years ago and wear it on special occasions (when I was 52).

    I felt I could not go and rummage in ladies boutiques or browse through shop rails to buy one (or more). So a good tip I heard was to buy through e-bay. A search for mini skirt will reveal thousands. I have found that a ladies 12 fitted me (being around 32-33" waist). I bought a stretch denim skirt 14" long which fitted perfectly. The only thing was to pluck up the courage to try it on outside. (That was two weeks ago)

    I have now worn it on 3 occasions, once into motorway service station to get petrol, another time on the way back at the same service station to get some food and a coke and the latest time to buy some tools at B&Q.

    At B&Q, I could not find what I wanted and asked one of the assistants for help, which she did. On no occasion did I get an adverse reaction just an occasional double-take (did I really see that?) - even from the two policemen at the Motorway service station ignored me and I know they must have seen me as I was only a few yards away from them at the time waiting to pay for the petrol.

    I have now bought another couple of skirts and have an eye on a third one - just waiting to see how the bidding goes. One of the women I bought an even shorter (12") skirt from was supportive and suggested dark tights to wear as well. Might just do that!

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  89. Ross

    Hurrah, I applaud you. I have been wearing skirting in public since the mid 80's. I used to get harrassed by the police, tweunty years ago, but here in the U.S. there have been some minor lawsuits against police departments on the issue of "transgender" people, so as a result any man can now wear skirts and the police cannot use that as a reason to profile that individual for harrassment. But I applaud you for taking that step. I was born here in the U.S., but I have ancestry that takes me back to Scotland, So I have a kilt of my Tartan (I too only wear my Kilt for special occasions). But I wear skirts because I feel it is freedom and I feel like I can make my own choices (mainly it is a feeling, because daily we loose freedoms to make choices, but that is another discussion on a different Blog).

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  90. Thanks for that Barry! Glad to hear that your harrassment is over. I've heard that North Carolina is not good as well for anything or anyone that "strays" from the norm. In particular gays have a very difficult time there - but that too, is a subject for another Blog.

    I have since worn my mini-skirt at a local supermarket and once again, nobody noticed - not even a sideways glance this time! I am getting more confident all the time which is good and feel great.

    You are right - it is a freedom to make my own choice as to what to wear - and I am glad I have done so! The transition from short shorts (which I much prefer to the mid-calf or even knee length ones despite them being "unfashionable") was much easier than I thought though the heart was going a bit the first time!

    Hopefully with more and more blogs like this one, attitudes will change somewhat and manskirts (or whatever you want to call them) become more commonplace and are sold in high street stores. That will require a push from the manufacturers.

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  91. Ross

    Yes I agree there are still a lot of areas in the U.S. where there is intolerance for those who don't "tow the line." I live in one such place, Utah. But let me give credit where credit is due, Utah is changing, peoples attitudes are changing so those voices that don't like a man wearing a skirt are getting weaker. Twenty years ago I used to hear some comment everyday. Now the comments are more infrequent. The younger generation are the ones who are more tolerant. I get a lot of affirmation from them. It is the older generation that used to be intolerant, but they don't say much anymore. There voices on the matter are null and meaningless. Here at the University where I am studying I get a lot of support, but academic situations seem to be more supportive of changes in the norm.

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  92. Barry,

    Yes - even North Carolina has changed and is now a "blue" state, voting democrat (and for Obama) for the first time in many years. As you say, the younger generation is more tolerant. My son has occasionally worn a very short skirt to fancy dress "bops" and the girls help him with the eye-liner and makeup! He also has a leopard print sleeveless top to go with it and looks cool!

    At the moment, I am looking around for a cargo type skirt say 17" or so beige or khaki to fill the gap between my short skirt and Scottish kilt - a few on e-bay.

    BTW, I have just joined a forum called "skirts4men.myfreeforum.org" - my name there is fluffy1 - are you registered with it?

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  93. Ross

    No I am not registered on skirts4men.myfreeforum.org, that looks like something I need to do. I will get it done this weekend and then I will look for your screen name.

    Barry

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  94. I am back from a short vacation down in South.
    There was no problems at all in skirts, just some people staring, one man shook his head at a petrol station, two ladies were so excited asking me where I bought my skirt (at this time wearing a 17 inches blue/white striped pencil-skirt), and commented it with "looks neat".
    It looks like people getting more open minded in case of wardrobe.
    See ya
    Martinus

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  95. Martinus

    This is a good thing when the responses are neutral or positive. I like to hear that.

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  96. Nice to read that. But it is not always like that.
    Anyhow men should find their way to wearing what they want. I read several other articles from Susan, and she is so right with her opinion. If I could I would help more encourage men wearing skirts, kilts and dresses.
    How is this manageable?
    Bess

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  97. Bess,
    Just start talking with people you know about skirts for men. Maybe even help some guys get started by shopping with/for them.
    Tell folks about this map on the internet - http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440519051 - this way they can see how many people really are out there doing it.
    Join and tell people to join - www.skirtcafe.org
    Online communtiy for skirted men and supporters.

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  98. Bess
    yeah I agree that the comments have not always been neutral or positive. Twenty years ago when I started wearing a skirt in public it was a little rough...

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  99. Mark, I checked the map... hm a little bit confusing, it switches always but I could see a lot of spot.
    In case supporting, well, the problem is that I am female, and men don't believe too much what I'm saying. Lately I heard the comment "You can talk easily about this but it's not your problem because you can wear what you want".
    @Barry: Did you wear skirts in larger cities, too? Did people pay attention to you?
    Bess

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  100. Bess,
    Maybe the approach or choice of words put the people in a defensive mode. As for the guys I know (on the net because no one near me is a skirt wearer or will admit it) Welcome a ladies perpective and honestly - for me as well - my wifes support makes things whole lots easier.

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  101. Mark, I think men who wearing skirts are unique and refer to the highest compliments. I believe like you said that a lot of men living in a defensve field always explaining what they are doing and why.
    I think men do not have to explain when they want to change their wardrobe, or addidng some new styles for instance. But they do, and they asking for understanding, maybe excuses.
    I know this a fragile topic, but why is it so hard to change clothing or have new ideas.
    It is wonderful to see a man in a skirt, it is a change, coming out of uniformity and stereotyped dressing style.
    Bess

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  102. I think that if someone could get the Reality Fashion Shows to put mens skirts on air there would be a major positive change happen. I have sentr emails to a couple via thier (possibly ignored) contacts email accounts but never hear back. Also local news, if there could be public notices or stories for people to read then that would help too.
    There is a lot of bad press out there for the most part. The stories of guys commiting crimes or other things are hurting things. "Local News - Man In Skirt seen around school, Man in skirt areested for DUI, Man in Skirt flashes passengers"
    These things only do harm because there isn't any positive press. Like "Man in skirt helps tranded motorist, Man in skirt drives in river to save child."
    Human nature to want to read the bad press as we are driven to find cause for our own closed minded ideas and the bad press gives an outlet for "pointing fingers" at the "wierdos".

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  103. Yes, Mark, that is one point of view. On the other hand it is in the hand of those men to say what people want to hear, read or see. It is the lack of public information, because newspaper and magazines actually write what people want.
    Now, how make it interesting for people to see new men's skirt fashion? Men don't want to publish that, because there is one BIG point: Even it would be interesting for a lot of people, the business says just "no".
    Writing about and producing new clothes only "what people on the street are demanding" - that is the business, not hero-men in skirts saving lifes. That is a good story.... for one day.
    Pointing fingers? For what?
    Really, I am looking for this men who don't care and going with their own skirted lifestyle forward.
    Bess

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  104. This article will help understand the negative press issue -http://www.wafb.com/global/story.asp?s=8145461

    As you look this over notice that they say nothing about indecent exposer. There was a video but think it's gone. You could clearly see that his skirt w/out underwear was way too short for the work. But instead of a charge for indecent exposer they charged him for wearing a skirt.
    So it would seem that when a guy wears a skirt people get so confused they can not think right.

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  105. I am surprised. Who has the ability/right/
    lawsuit to charge somebody wearing a skirt? Was that happen in the U.S.A.?
    I heard opposite, men was charging police because they treated him not correct because he was wearing a skirt.
    mara

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  106. mara,
    Happened in Louisiana.

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  107. Bess
    Sorry for the latent response to your question of a few days ago, wondering if I have worn skirts in larger cities. The answer is, kind of. Denver is about the largest city I have worn a skirt in. It has a population of near 2 million people. But it is a far cry from los Angeles or Chicago. But I have been wearing a skirt in Utah which is not known for its tolerance of those who don't follow the community norm, of course in Utah the community norm for a man is pants or shorts (although some the shorts that men wear are so large and baggy that they flow like a skirt). But as years go on either I don't notice comments that people make, or the comments are fewer (I think it is the latter).

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  108. Hi Mark;
    Happend in Lousiana - can't believe it. Exactly there was the opposite thing happen (as I wrote above), man opend lawsuit against police (New Orleans) - or is that the same happening? I am still with my idea that men should wear skrts - comfort and health are the best evidence.
    mara

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  109. I read about the guys lawsuit, but I believe different guy. That guy was harrassed by a cop at the court house because he wore a skirt.
    The mower guy was clearly an exobitionist is my mind, he could have gotten a longer skirt to do just as well and not flashed his manhood. My trouble is that the city aurgued against the skirt and banned him from wearing one. I would have locked him up the flashing, skirt itself ignored.
    There are actually three stories on the new web site - go to that link then search the news for skirt and there will be two more stories.

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  110. Mark, I'd read the story. Nothing to say about, because if you will ckeck the writers background-opinion you'll find out that this was too much they could handle in this case (with this subject), because of the possible reader's. First writing the story and ad an opinion isn't the way to go, but people want to read this. In a neutral opinion this article doens't say that a man can't wear a skirt...... it is more about how to wear it.
    Again, a man has not to give any statements about doctor recommendations or health statements, that is absolute private and shouldn't published. A guy has to be confident what he's doing and does not have to find any excuses. But he is responsible for his actions. If he's wearing a short skirt with underwear he must facing that his private area could be visible - the kilted Scotts have the same problem when windy - and I think when a man is wearing such short skirts they have to wear underpants.
    Back to the main point: As I mentioned, men should wear skirts - and as more they do as more people will accept it, and the next story in Clinton might be coming up that too many men wearing skirts and they are missing shorts (just kidding). Seriously, the background about this is absolute correct, men sweating 30-40% more in their private area, but it has to stay cooler as minimum of 1 degree below body temperature - so how you can manage that with any kind of pants? No way, but anyhow men have to find their way to think about their health, comfort in combination with fashion possibilities. Short skirt would be the only solution, but underwear - maybe you'll find underwear which keeps the lower body cool when wearing a skirt?
    mara

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  111. mara,
    Finding man type underwear that will allow breathing is easy to find - IF you forget about Wal-Mart. Seems they will only sale "politicaly correct" malew underwear. The Jocky string are ok but to get the best for us in the states is only via the internet. Guys have to be willing to look past the tighty whitey concept but there are some good sets out there. Now the sizing thing is tricky many have too much of a pouch and some not enough.
    However if a guy is willing, getting some type of plain ladies brief are even better. Much better material for air. Just got to get a size or two on the larger side of size. There are stretchy kinds that actually work way better the any mans underwear too.

    That Clinton story is a good leason for skirters really - pick the skirt for the activity or fit the activity to the skirt.

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  112. Mark;
    I heard about "manties" (manties.com) and checked the website. Looks interesting for the future of men's briefs, and you do not have to use ladies briefs.
    You might be right with the Clinton skirters lesson, I still going with that men just have to try it, going forward and wear skirts. That helps!

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  113. The right underwear is one thing, and I know there are not so many Scotts around in originally kilts without underwear.
    So I think it is necessary to wear proper underwear as women usually do [we know there are alos exceptions but this girls usually don't mow the lawn]. I also heard about this "manties" underwear and it seems there are more upcoming possibilities for men.
    One thing is really interesting: More and more men don't want to look like the average pictured men and coming up with more individuality - congratulation to all men which have the courage to show up with new dressing ideas, might be skirt or dress. Most importantly is that men getting away from a picture which is not anymore typical "MAN" because man is a sex and not a gender-role.
    mara

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  114. What makes you think that underwear of any flavor has any more of a gender identity than pants, dresses or skirts? My basic premise has always been, "If it fits & if it is comfortable, wear it." Fit & comfort are the key concerns rather than what side of the isle in the clothing store that you found the item.

    Yes, those who will pay $$$$$$ for the kilt type of skirt only to fail to wear full-coverage underwear can't be the brightest candles on the shelf. Those skirts aren't wash & wear either. More $$$$$$ spent. And that is supposed to be manly rather than stupid? No wonder women are wondering if God really gave men brains . . .

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  115. Hi everyone! Great to see the conversation still going. I just found this great TV show called Three Sheets that travels around the world drinking at local pubs. I thought of you all when watching the one on Scotland, since there's a great part where the host gets fitted for a kilt. A link to the video is in this post: Three Sheets

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  116. I've been wearing skirts out and about for some time now. Not a problem. Sometimes groups of children laugh or act strange.

    Been to neighbours house and had my in-laws in for a visit. they all reacted very natural.

    Men who want to wear skirts: do it, you are not alone. Change the world!

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  117. Yes, correct - if it is comfortable and it fits, wear it. The difference in case of flavor or color is made in the heads, but sometimes there are significant differences in the underwear in case of shape.
    @Wichor;
    Yes, men who want wear skirts have to do it, just wear it.
    mara

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  118. Counting all the comments on here tells us that men definitivly should wear skirts and dresses.

    The author, Susan, was right to start ths discussion and she was right in her prediction.

    I think there are many ways to go with this new items in men's wardrobe, so we can hope that men will find soon their style.
    Shirl.

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  119. How nice...I have been wearing skirts for years. Interesting side story..I also like to wear cut-off jeans (aka Capris). You should see the looks I get when I wear a pair of jeans with hems that fall between 1" below the knee to 1" above the ankle!

    Thanks Susan for waking people up !!
    Glen

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  120. Sometimes I think people have nothing else to do than to talk or criticize new things or news that they can't understand.
    I have to admit that Susan Quitly was right to come up with this topic men's skirts. But why men just do it what they want. Nobody needs a permission to wear a skirt or dress, why, why???
    New talks about murses, mandals etc.
    YES, of course, let men do it, and just do one thing which make all easier: Just ACCEPT it. It makes the world just easier and colorful.
    Troy

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  121. I am a straight guy.
    I would love to buy and wear a jean skirt.
    On which is long and wide at the bottom and narrow on the top. I am glad to see that other guys feel the same way. I am also glad to see females support this.

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  122. Yes, anonymous, it is only how you wearing a skirt, as a man, than there is no problem. Don't hide, just go out as man in a skirt and do not think what are you wearing, be yourself. Then it will be okay.
    Troy

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  123. Anonymous
    Just go ahead and do it. I have been wearing skirts for years in public. People who are against it now keep their mouths shut mostly. I once heard that a guy in a skirt can't be tough, not true, a guy in a skirt in public is a symbol of toughness. They are people who obviously don't care what others think about them. There is tremendous freedom to the person who feels that way, when you know that peoples words can't bother you. That in my mind means that the skirt wearing man is above the fray. Besides, like I have written before, some of the toughest men in history wore skirts: the Spartans (300 of them took on 700,000 persians, who by the way also wore skirts), Romans soldiers, the Greek Hoplites, the Assyrian warrior, Scottish soldiers and mercenaries to name just a few. Men wore skirts before we redefined our male and female attire. The horse force men into pants. Those societies that did not embrace the horse were slow to embrace the wearing of pants. History is on the side of the skirt wearing man.

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  124. Susan
    I hope you don't run out of storage space, because we want this discussion to continue.

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  125. A little earlier Shirl made a good comment to consider: "I think there are many ways to go with this new items in men's wardrobe, so we can hope that men will find soon their style." Right on Shirl.

    I have worn different styles of skirts over the years. Here are the styles that have and have not worked for me:

    Short Skirts as defined as 8 inches above the knee when you kneel-absolutely do not work. They are just an all around pain for the male who is active. There seems to be a tendency to experiment with the unknown of wearing a skirt, but trust me short skirts are tough with the male lifestyle. It is really difficult to sit in them. It is a lot more difficult for the male to cross his legs is such a way that good taste in all instances is maintained.

    The Hobble style skirt, works when you are knee length or longer. Do not purchase anything with too much hobble if you have an active lifestyle. They are wonderful on really windy days, because they stay put.

    A-Line Skirts. They work well. No windy days though, they love to fly. Most A-lines on the women's racks are fairly light material, that allows the skirt to keep its shape. So trust me when I say they fly.

    Pleated. They work if knee length or longer. Make sure there is some weight to the cloth so they don't fly easily.

    The Kilted style skirt or kilt, my favorite, because the apron in the front works well as an adaptation to the male. You want one that has heavy enough material so it stays put in the wind. They love to fly.

    I also wear an undergarment, because you never know when your skirt may fly or some other unusual circumstance tries to reveal all. Most states or country’s have laws against what could be revealed if you have no undergarment. Some of those laws are ambiguous; therefore they will be applied to you in a capricious and arbitrary way that is real expensive for you to get free of. Besides this issue is a matter of civility.

    I wear knee socks with the pleated or kilted skirts and tights with all others. On cold winter days I wear cable knit tights with all. I hate showing the hair on my legs, so I do my best to cover it. There is no defined style yet for men, but it will develop if men will embrace the skirt.

    My shoes vary from slip on loafers to heavy hiking boots.

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  126. This thread is getting very knowledgeable. Good stuff. I'm glad that we are sticking to men who wear skirts in the same manner that women wear pants rather than men who want to be women who wear skirts although most women today wear pants.

    The garment tags are usually in the back on a skirt. The zipper might well be elsewhere. Check your hemline in a mirror.

    Echo the panty thing. Don't even look for bargain undies. You are a man. A mini thong isn't going to accommodate everything comfortably. You are not your wife or daughter.

    I agree that the micro minis have their limitation. Having worn skirts for many years I go for the above the knee variety, but not micro mini short. Check your skirt with your hand when you stand after being seated. Jean skirts are comfortable as are field hockey uniform skirts. The safari dress is quite functional.

    No one has mentioned the purse. The purse is required when you don't have pockets. I've found it is much more comfortable on the spine not to be sitting on a wallet. Get a practical size in a neutral color that will hold your wallet, a cellular telephone & a pen. You can size up if you have a gun permit. Shoulder straps are so practical.

    I never wear socks or tights unless the weather is miserably cold. No hairy legs. That isn't a welcome sight. Get an epilator. Far better than a razor. Get smooth. It feels much cooler. Get a better tan. Takes less soap. Just because you are a genuine man does not mean that you have to be as hairy as a primate in the zoo. Sandals in the summer. Easy. Light weight. Get the compliments from the real ladies. I haven't worn socks since the last sub-zero day last winter.

    Guys, do you hear the word? Just do it. Not even Jesus wore pants. He is certainly THE MAN.

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  127. THE MAN

    Hurrah for your comments. I haven't carried a purse for years, but what you say is true, you do need one for keys, wallet, etc. I have been a full-time student for a while so I carry a back pack for the stuff I would carry in a purse. But back in the day I carried a purse that was as you described, neutral etc. The gun permit issue also require that I check the strength of the purse straps and the bottom of it so the pistol wouldn't show or wear through. That was a good point that you brought up. You are right shoulder straps are a must for a purse, it must be shoulder slung for maximum comfort.

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  128. What is it with these gun carrying comments?
    Honestly, got a gun and permited to carry just use a holster. But really does everyone have to be concerned weather they have place for a gun? Don't think so. Maybe someday way things seem to be going but not know. In fact if it becomes a every person concern I think "fashion" will be the least of our concerns.
    However to the where to put my stuff while skirted thing, many guys find that Messanger bags, backpacks and non discript clutch bags work well. Personally I have a bag that is plain black, handled and clutchable. Is actually a gameboy game case but works great. Now, someone may find on the web a European seller of Man Bags but may be costly.

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  129. Most skirts today have pockets somewhere. Interesting the thoughts about purses, or bags, in new-English "murses". If the skirt you want to wear does not have pockets just use a plain murse with shoulder straps.
    Cot.

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  130. Well it seems that my thoughts about going skirted away from the house here are right on the money. Found a local chat board and posted the question about men in skirts and the flaming that fired up - I expected but hoped wouldn't see - my advice "anyone in/near Ft Campbell, KY-Clarksville, TN area AVOID going skirted in public, may cost more then it's worth"
    Just my luck - I live here, outcast at home.

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  131. Mark, I am sorry for you. I didn't know that some areas in USA could be so far behind the "moon" in case thinking and understanding. Very different in Michigan, and I first thought people tend to be provizial, but no, they are pretty open minded. No problem with skirt or kilt here, even not at work.
    martinus

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  132. Just a thought for the men & women who post. Give your general location. Thank God I'm not surrounded by ignorant southern white trash with minds encased in concrete to completely eliminate the chance of any new thought ever entering their bland existance.

    Born in the south. Live in Colorado. Best move I ever made. Got fashion freedom here.

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  133. Locations are good idea.
    Been getting people to go here for that too:
    Check this map on the internet - http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440519051

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  134. I am already on that map, metro area Detroit.
    I saw another spot close to me, but never met or saw him. I believe he's not checking this wonderful website/link. As said in past, I do not have any problems to wear skirts and kilts.
    martinus

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  135. As for the map, you should be able to click on anyones map location and get a profile page. There would then be a Send Message link. Try contacting him there.

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  136. Thanks Mark;
    I'll try it. We'll see, maybe I can contact him.
    martinus

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  137. Mark, I'd try it. Even it is close to me on the map, he lives almost 300 miles south. But I see some other guys in our area in skirts, I think next time I'll stop and ask. It looks like that I am one of this guys wearing skirts daily.
    But thanks again.
    martinus

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  138. Where should I buy skirts? I want all of the ones I wear to be ankle length and wider on the bottom than on top. I want a denim one, a khaki one and one without a zipper and button.

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  139. You really don't want ankle length skirts. Gets caught in car doors. Try slightly above the knee. Much more comfortable. Unless you have hairy (yuk) legs. Get a razor or better yet, an epilator. Smooth is so much more comfortable. Women like the smooth better.

    Durable fabrics are fine. You are right in not wanting a pencil skirt. Where? Try eBay, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Target, Roamans, Lands End, etc.

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  140. Um, yeah I'm pretty sure I know what I want.

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  141. Teacher in skirts. First I couldn't believe it, a famous teacher first time came in a skirt. It was very quiet in class, nobody try to ask him why he was wearing a skirt.
    He began the class as usually with the attendance, he wasn't different in his behavior than in pants. But a girl in class said "you are looking awesome in this skirt" and all were waiting for his reaction. No reaction at all. At the end of class the teacher gave us 2 minutes to talk about his new outfit. He answered the question about "Why" with the answer, "because i like it". That was all, he now is wearing different skirts every day.
    Claudette

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  142. Let's hope that the school district is tolerant enough to allow the teacher to keep wearing skirts. Some dsitricts have dress codes that don't allow a male teacher in skirts. As for the question where to buy them. I buy them at the second hand store and I make a lot of the skirts I wear. I've never had anyone question why I am shopping in the womens section for skirts. The store employess know it is business and that my money is as good as anyone's.

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  143. Cool about the school
    There are now 659 skirted men be counted on
    http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440519051

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  144. Okay, but we don't know how many are not registered, and I think there are some thousands.
    In Germany a brewery let their male employees go in skirts, they HAVE to wear it because it a uniform. A big step toward skiretd men in public.
    http://men.jupe-skirt.info/news/122-luniforme-masculin-dune-societe-de-biere-devient-le-kilt.html
    (the movie is only in German available).
    martinus

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  145. I have been wearing a skirt for nearly 50 years now, when I first started I used to go out which created quite a stir it was very humiliating, but I had the desire to wear a skirt, so I ended up in the closet, I came to the conclusion that the only way I could go out and feel free was to dress as a woman that means is a wig, bra, and every thing else that a woman would go out in, I was fortunate that I had a bust 42b, I developed the art to wear makeup, these days tights are easily available, I wear size 9 shoes, but I don't wear heels as they make me look too tall, pumps are very fashionable these days, I now go about my every day life without any problems, I find the only way to enjoy wearing a skit or in a dress is to be able to look like a woman, I have now got used to go about my every day life as me. I live in Wales GB
    in a little country village, the people no who I am, but don't take any notice of me now. So if you feel like you want to wear a skirt, I say go for it.

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  146. Mark

    That is probably only a small percentage of a percentage that could be registered. Some guys aren't willing to admit it, or they don't go out in public.

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  147. I think I am not encouraged enough to dress me as a woman. Maybe because I feel like a man and just wearing skirts and kilts in every day basis. And that is okay, never I heard bad words or comments, just I saw thumbs up. I use it in public and for work and I feel great in it. I am living in USA, Northeast.

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  148. Dressing as a woman is great ONLY if you are a biological woman. In America you may be subjected to great physical harm for trying to pass as something that you simply aren't. If you want to look like a circus clown, join a circus. Why the gender confusion? Have you EVER seen a woman who tries to look like a man just to wear pants? You probably won't have any difficulty trying to pass as the village idiot.

    I wear skirts ALL of the time. My wife, a 100% biological woman (of course) wears pants ALL of the time. I always look like a real man; she always looks like a real woman.

    Fashion freedom shouldn't involve a sex change surgery!

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  149. That's exactly the point: People coming up with the confusion and it looks like that some of these people believe that clothes can changes the sex (must have a wonderful imagination).
    I am also wearing skirts all the time, at work and at home, for shopping, no problems at all.
    But I wear it as a man - so we are back on that point Susan Quilty mentioned.

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  150. If a guy wants to dress as a woman, that is fine. But I believe that a man has the right to wear a skirt as a man, especially since it is a historical fact that men wore skirts daily for any activity they engaged in. Skirted men were soldiers, blacksmiths and any other craft that men tended to have more of an interest in than women. And so it can be again if we can convince the world that it is acceptable for us to wear skirts as men. Men wore skirts before the horse became prevalent in society. Of course we no longer use the horse, so it is time for men to embrace comfort and wear skirts again.

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  151. I agree that men & women have an equal right to look stupid. A guy dressing as a woman would appear rather stupid. Did anyone see the recent "Price Is Right" program where a female contestant appeared wearing jeans with huge holes in the knees & several small patches elsewhere? She certainly exercised her right to look stupid on national television.

    Common sense & comfort. Unless you really want to look stupid.

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  152. Men can wear skirt as it normal clothes - Look at women wear men clothes like trousers,etc.. so men can wear skirt as "swap-it". There is nothing wrong with men wear skirt or dress, it just normal clothes also it help to cool when it hot weather plus cheap to buy than boring trousers.

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  153. Im straight male and wearing denim mini skirt with black opaque tights and either flat shoes or boots (calf and Knee high) that seem quite nicely also Im quite slim body (slim waist and wee bit wide hip). Men can wear any type of skirt and it still allow go out in public as Ive done many times - no law against men wearing skirt but need more men skirt in public as women already done with trousers. I cannot wear men clothes cos of size problems so I wear women clothes size that fit me prefect - I have lots of mini skirt that seem really nice.

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  154. Cheaper than pants. Yes. A large national department store recently had a great sale. I bought one of each color of their miniskirts from their juniors section that were originally tagged at $28 for $2.80 each. Thankfully they are still selling skirts although I'm certain that these were liquidated at a loss. Young women are wearing jeans rather than skirts. As soon as this finally sinks into the financial reality of their corporate consciousness, skirts will become one step further down the road toward extinction.

    If a skirt is ever to become a man's garment men need to start wearing - and buying skirts. My miniskirts would look exactly the same if I had purchased them from the men's section (which currently doesn't even carry skirts). Skirts don't have a gender. Go to the size charts. Shop the clearance sales. Ask the sales people.

    Wear a skirt as a man if you are indeed a man. Trying to look like a prostitute isn't a good thing. Key comment: You don't have to wear pants just becfause your wife. sisters & daughters do.

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  155. From Anonymous above, "You don't have to wear pants just because your wife. sisters & daughters do."

    Great comment! :-)

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  156. I wear skirts that have a subdued tone, neutral colors, nothing flamboyant. I have several that look like kilts, but they are not tartan. I wear knee socks when its warm and ribbed tights when it is cool. I wear men's slip on shoes or hiking boots. Usually with a heavier cloth t-shirt, or sweater if it is cool. It doesn't look like womans clothing.

    A guy can look manly in a skirt, male warriors did it for centuries. Two problems with the acceptance of men in skirts: 1. what society teaches and 2. a place where men feel comfortable buying skirts.

    I have been in the women's sections of many stores to buy skirts, I've never had a problem. The sales people are usually helpful (its a commission for them), but a lot of guys have been told that is a taboo section so they won't shop there.

    Yet wearing a skirt is the only way to travel.

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  157. have look: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8272962.stm

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  158. Interesting article from the BBC. I don't get anyone complaining about my skirt wearing, but then I don't hear from the people who don't like it, they keep quiet. I get lots of compliments that range from "that is cool," to "finally a man with enough ****'s(sorry, this is a well behaved forum, I want to keep it clean)to wear a skirt in public." I am sure there are detractors but they keep their comments to themselves. Occassionally I get a person who gives a startled look, like they could never imagine a man wearing a skirt. Thats O.K. even if they say something, I don't care. They can throw the first punch, then they will see how much trouble a man in a skirt can cause. But in 20 years of skirt wearing it has never come to that, that makes me happy.

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  159. Barry, what would makes you happy in this case?
    Mara

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  160. According to "Nancy Friday" ; 10% of men wear skirts behind closed doors ...

    I have been wearing skirts in public on a regular basis , and , it seems like I'm the only one in my neighbourhood that shows up !!!

    Just like "Barry" , my skirts are casual , in a subdued tone, neutral colors, nothing flamboyant ... I wear a short beard , and I go about in a manly fashion !!!

    Skirts offer a degree of comfort and freedom unknown to men !!!
    "Margaret Mead" says that ; men who wear skirts , do it , to distinguish themselves from other men ... In other words : they like beeing "original" !!!

    Whenever I put on a skirt , I feel the need to show myself in public !!! Because , I'm a non-conformist , and I like to break stereotypes !!!

    So , you think you've got balls ???
    Show yourself in public , wearing a skirt !!!

    MickMack from Montreal

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  161. Hurrah MickMack, you've got the spirit that more men need. I agree its about being an individualist, you hit it right on the head.

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  162. Im wear Gipsy 100 denier luxuy black tights, black warm polo-neck jumper, denim blue mini skirt and black mid-calf suede boots that keep me warm cos my area is very cold weather with icy -it nice warm with tights and skirt that seem nice fashion as Im straight male :)

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  163. Why not try a long ankle-length or at least a knee-length wool or flannel skirt with the boots? The plus with a mini is that it is cool when the weather is at least 80 degrees. IMHO tights always look best when hidden by your skirt. A mini in a blizzard? To each his/her own!

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  164. my body still much slim which is 25" waist and 34" hip that how wear mini skirt look nicely (Im suffered from weight loss for years also Im still male but my body still same all way) and prefer short skirt rather than long skirt

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  165. 25" is really very slim and together with 34" it is almost a perfect shape ... for women. Well I can imagine how you must look in black tights, and can understand that you like mini skirts. I like it too.
    mara

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  166. Yes it nice shape with 25" waist and 34" hip that my own body also my chest is 33.5" so chest is 33.5", waist 25" and hip 34" that seem nice shape for years, still same all way that why it look nice with mini skirt that my favour one :)

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  167. Please explain to me HOW women wearing pants instead of skirts is a step towards gender equality? You do realize susanquilty that women's pants are cut differently than mens pants to account for the fact that womens legs,hips, butts, and crotches are different than mens. THAT is one of the reason's why skirts are better suited to women, since most women have broader hips and fuller butts than men do. Pants did not exist in the time of ancient greece. Or at least not anywhere in the western world. Besides,the greeks were not modest and often went naked in public on a regular basis. Mens and womens clothing will NEVER be the same because men and women have bodies that are built and shaped much differently. Whats next, "real men" wear bra's? Liberated women wear jock-straps? If gender equality means men and women dress and behave exactly alike, then gender equality is nothing more than a pipe dream.

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  168. Gender equality means that a man or a woman can choose equally from trousers, dresses, shirts, skirts, shorts, etc. Skirts are much better suited to a man's body than pants since they are much less restrictive than pants. Women have no external genitalia; hence, a more comfortable fit in pants. Junior sizes are very similar to the typical male body shapes. They have a much smaller hip to waist ratio than women's or women's plus sizes. Mens & womens clothing choices should be identical. Just buy whatever item you wish in a size that fits your body's measurements. No, men will not wear bras nor will women wear jock straps. Gender equality is already happening. I haven't worn a pair of pants in years while my wife & daughters haven't worn a skirt or a dress in many, many years. We are all happy & comfortable that way. I would call that gender equality.

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  169. @ Anonymous on Nov 14, 8:12 pm:

    Women often have shapes that are very close to "masculine," and men often have shapes that are close to "feminine." With the exception of clothes obviously made for Barbie Dolls, women's wear and even some misses' can have nearly the so-called male measurements.

    Prehistoric paintings and the artwork of ancient China show forms of trousers, so your comment that pants did not exist at the time of ancient Greece is without fact.

    A-line, pleated, full, and circle skirts don't follow the hip outline and can look good (or terrible!) on any body shape, on any gendre. "Women's" slacks and jeans work better for those males that are somewhat curvy, and there are a lot of them. "Women's" pants and jeans look like hell on a female who is lacking so-called "typical" curves, and there are many of those, too; but they may very well look smashing in "men's" jeans.

    And as a male, if you think for one minute that I'm going to let my 40-C bust go flopping about as I exercise or go about my daily life, you are sadly mistaken. At 72, nearly 6 feet tall, and 185 pounds, I'm not slender but I'm by no means obese, so that's no excuse for the size of my chest. That has come about as a result of the medications I take for a series of medical conditions, and I'm not going under the knife to meet with your attitudes. So, yes, I wear a bra every day.

    I wear what fits me well and is comfortable, without regard to gendre labeling. If that makes you uncomfortable, so sad -- too bad. I'm married for nigh onto 50 years to the same woman, have three grown children and eight (currently) grandchildren, and I go forth into the world as a proud male who may happen to be wearing something (including shoes with heels, items that button right over left, nail varnish, side-fastening or rear-fastening bottoms, and a ponytail) that may not meet with your approval. And, yes, even the occasional skirt if the mood or situation suits me.

    Gendre equality means that people of any gendre (and I truly believe there are more than two) can find work, go shopping, go to school, step out for an evening, and attend church or synagogue or temple without fear of being put down or worse for their choices in clothing or anything else.

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  170. Actually, I have met several women who have told me that they find pants to be uncomfortable and strongly prefer to wear skirts and dresses. What I said about pants was that they were NOT present in the western world(or even the Near East) around the time of ancient greece and that IS a fact(Ive yet to see evidence of contact between China and ancient Greece BTW). Many skirts and dresses are tight around the hips and backside which is what makes them more suited to womens bodies. If you're a guy and you wanna wear skirs, GO RIGHT AHEAD. I wont stop you or even condemn you but you are NOT going to get me to wear them...EVAR! Some women do have shapes that are fairly close to "masculine" but such women are NOT the norm you know.

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  171. my problems is i cannot wear men clothes cos of size as I used women clothes size as Im still too slim as it still at 25" waist, It depend on your body shape - my body shape still same since April 2000.

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  172. @ Anonymous November 15 12:53 AM

    "I've yet to see evidence of contact between China and ancient Greece, BTW."

    Then I would strongly suggest you Google on "Ancient Oriental Trade Routes" and study through some of those historical tomes carefully. You might be very surprised at how far-flung the ancient trade routes (going back over three thousand years) extended. There was evidently a significant trade across the world between the Far East and the Near East/Eastern European regions in those times. The Silk Roads are very old, as are the trade routes between ancient Greece and Rome with Middle- and Near-East ancient civilizations.

    And trousers were certainly known to those groups whose lives and fighters depended upon horses. Trying to survive in colder climates such as Mongolia and even Northern Europe in winters without such clothing would have been nearly impossible without bifurcated garments of some sort. Those who were gifted with life in warmer climes would have been much slower to adopt such garments.

    Nobody suggested you should be forced to wear anything with which you are not comfortable. If you choose to overlook a substantial portion of clothing that, properly chosen, can be extremely comfortable and flattering, it's your choice (and your loss in my warped opinion). And skirts and dresses that are tight around the hips and backside not only can be damn uncomfortable, they can also be damn unflattering to the wearer, regardless of gendre. And there are a lot of thoroughly heterosexual males out here that are a good deal curvier than the men's clothing measurements would indicate; witness what one of the standard alterations is to men's suit pants and sometimes jackets, the nipping in of the waist to fit the guys with smaller waists and larger hips and/or backsides. When I went into the military in the 1950s I had to have every uniform tailored. My then-38/28/37 measurements and 130 pounds didn't work with untailored uniforms --or suits.

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  173. Great discussion. From personal experience, a long wool skirt over a slip is much warmer than any pants & there isn't the wind between the legs chilling effect either. No pants, no matter how properly chosen, can even be remotely as comfortable as a skirt or dress. The seams in the crotch do nothing good for the male body. Years ago when I wore pants I had to adjust my penis & testicles to avoid those bruising seams just as most other men in pants do on a regular basis. A skirts or a dress doesn't have a crotch. Hello comfort. Unlike pants, a skirt only attaches at the waist. Take your measurements to a sizing chart. You are probably a juniors or juniors plus like most other men. Most men & women avoid skin tight clothes. I have never known anyone to split the back of a skirt although I personally have known of many in pants who have split out of the seat of the pants. A good skirt is damn comfortable & damn flattering too, to borrow the thought of another writer. I will never again drive or fly or remain seated while wearing pants ever again. As in never. Just too hard on my male body parts. On the other hand if I were built like a woman those seams in a pair of pants probably wouldn't be so uncomfortable. No more bulge in the front of the pants when I wear a skirt or dress.

    If any real man experiences the comfort of a skirt or a dress he will probably give away all of his pants to the Salvation Army like I did.

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  174. I live in Portland,OR where the winters are cold and wet but the summers are QUITE hot. I have traveled to warming places here in the US(like CA and FL)and even there I hardly ever see men in skirts. Occasionlly I see men wearing kilts here in portland but the guys who actually wear skirts are almost always drag queen or crossdressers. So Im somewhat befuddled by all the posts here from men who talk about wearing skirts because clearly it is uncommon to say the least IRL.

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  175. As a wee boy I desperately envied my sisters right to wear what she wanted, and often tried on her clothes, not because I wanted to be a girl, or even to look like one, on the contrary I loved being a boy, “still do” but the clothes made for girls were so much nicer than those for boys. They weighed less and felt better, were more colorful, often had bright flowers and decoration and I loved the crunchy pleats of skirts, and soft warmth of under skirts, my sister had a pink cardigan with sunflowers on the front and daisies round the hem, I used to wear it, it was like wrapping myself in summer! I still love flowers, so dose my wife. Being a Scot I had a kilt and wore it on occasions, like school dances family gatherings ect but it was far heavier than the skirts of my sister and was jaggy! My father, though a kindly man, was very much in the mould of what was perceived as decent masculinity, He was badly upset on one occasion when he found me in one of my sister’s dresses, and simply said, ach get that off! I loved him, I’d never seen him look so hurt and disappointed, I felt terrible, and we never mentioned it again. I’d be about eight or so when I had heard that while under the anesthetic gas then used by dentists that people would talk and tell their secrets, this terrified me, way more than the thought of the drill, so much so, that I would be physically sick at the thought of being made unconscious, and despite the pain of having my teeth drilled or pulled, I refused to let them anywhere near me with the stuff. 40 years on, I can still hear and feel pliers grating on my teeth and the roots tearing out. It was horrible! As an adult I discovered that for centuries and as late as the 1920s young boys commonly wore skirts and dresses, I cannot imagine what sort of bullying peer group felt so insecure that they had their will pressed on enough people to make the custom die out. In Scotland most schools have a uniform, consisting of blazer, shirt, tie pullover, and either trousers or skirts, if there was no gender discrimination, and skirts and trousers weren’t only made available to all children but all children positively encouraged to alternate between the options, then we would have a foundation for equality and fairness that might well produce a far kinder society where even the very macho get to enjoy relief from their lot! All children regardless of gender should be allowed enjoy gentle, bright colorful, flowing and soft clothes, and I mean, any color or pattern, especially flowers! What a horrible crime it is to foist such brutal thoroughly discriminatory clothing constraints on anyone never mind a child! At least then it would again become the norm for boys wear skirts and this time in a world where people strive for fairness and equality it might at least provide a foundation for men to enjoy the freedom to dress as they please. It would certainly be no bad thing if wee boys weren’t terrified of the dentist or to be seen in skirts or to enjoy flowers on their cardigans!

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  176. Sorry for you that you always have to think about your experience with the dentist.
    But you mentioned that all children regardless of their sex should be allowed....... yes, that is right but the problem is till there: How to make that understandable to most of men?
    We see right no a lot of protests in U.S.schools when students try to destroy the gender bender walls, boys using purposely extrem different clothes, make-up, wigs etc. or girls dressed in tuxedo for school pictures. Educators and school administrastors looking helpless and don't know what to do, only help is using old rules for proper gender-role dressing.
    Parents try to understand their kids but can't find a way. And it is not just the kind of dressing, it has deeper roots in the society. Young kids don't want to follow over-aged gender roles, they want to live their own life. And dressing like they like is a important point, feeling free without pants like it should be.
    That is a new world, a wonderful world they want to discover. And men could help with, of course, wearing skirts.... and hy not? There is no single reason on earth why men should not wearing skirts.

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  177. My greating to U.K., too.
    It is an astonishing thing that women think they have a right to decide what men have to do, have to wear - whilst demanding the right to live, dress and work as they please without restrictions of any kind.
    Men have to do the same, and in this case women far ahead. The time is gone when told their wifes what to wear and what to do, and I think we should not restart that in an opposite direction.
    As a conclusion: There is nobody who will judge what men have to do - only the man itself can do it.
    Ma.

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  178. It troubles most people to find anything they take for granted as an absolute being questioned. There are many historical answers, including RECENT history, on persecution of women in pants, and how calling men in skirts roday "cross dressers" is the same type of persecution formerly faced by women. See the PDF file at www.dfwseekwoman.net

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  179. Men can still wear skirt,etc.. included tights (pantyhose) as it still normal clothes, i still dont see what is the reason for men not wearing skirt. I was wearing 100 deiner luxury tights, short denim skirt and black calf with fur trim on top boots and went to shop for newspapers as people already noticed but still ingore as weather was much colder as -16oc, i dont feel cold as I felt warmer cos i wear much warm clothes as skirt seem nice cool. for hot weather, best aviod wearing trousers or jeans trousers, use light sheer tights or without and put skirt on to get lots of cooler air, sweat body can cause red rash like damage skin mark which I got it already so take care yourself.

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  180. Thank you for addressing this situation. I wear skirts as often as possible. They keep me cool in the summer months. They compliment my legs. They are less "binding" when I sit. I prefer knee length. In the summer I prefer an almost sheer linen style. I also wear string bikini panties under my skirt because I feel more free and sensual. But, is it ok to wear a slip so I do not have panty lines?

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  181. Yes. Don't wear a tight skirt & you won't have panty lines anyhow. Remember, panty lines weren't an issue until women started wearing tight-fitting pants.

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  182. I think men and boys should have equal access to skirts or dresses. I have been wearing skirts and dresses since 1962 at 12 yrs of age. I do not wear them for sexual thrills, nor am I gay. I wear them for comfort. They are much cooler than pants, especially during the summers here in the midwest (Ohio). I now own 12 skirts, 7 dresses and 3 skorts. I have gone shopping in them and have yet to be accosted for it. In fact some women have stated that I look good in what I'm wearing. I DO NOT shave my legs, but do my underarms for better hygiene purposes. I look like a male in a skirt and do not attempt to hide that fact unlike crossdressers who attempt to mask their true image. More men would wear skirts or skorts if they wear offered by department stores. I did a poll and it cames back with a 82% favorable rating for allowing skirts for men. On your site you should conduct a poll, you will be surprised by the results (mine is over 3 yrs old).

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  183. No one should suggest that other follow suit based on the fact that “this is what I do, so you SHOULD too.”
    Those that say (here and out loud) “all men should wear skirts” and in the same basket as those that say “no man should ever wear a skirt,” only the words are changed the narrow minded view is the same.
    Men and women alike should be allowed their own choice. Choice (freedom) of religion, school, foods, and clothing; these were the things our founding fathers were trying to say over 200 years ago. No one has a RIGHT to impose their beliefs or opinions on another regardless of how they try to justify it. Should the collective body of the population decide this is the way things should be, then we pass laws.
    Men do have the right to wear skirts, just as the right to pray to their God as they see fit. A skirt will not send you to jail, it may cause others to stare, make rude or threatening comments. Should a man choose to wear floral print neon pink mini-skirt you SHOULD expect someone to look and some will be vocal of their views.
    I wear Kilts, I do have some skirts. A nice Kilt will set me back $200 (at best) a nice skirt $20. If you are bad at math, that’s 10 to 1. I don’t wear women’s undergarments, wigs, shoes or shave my legs (too much time). I have had pedicure with clear polish, I like the way it looks nice and clean. I use a moisturizer, eye cream at night and sometimes even chap-stick.
    Companies that market to us are seeing things they can do to make money in these tough times. Companies like NIVEA, Lancome and ZIRH have seen a gain in sales and market share by the addition of a men’s line. Are these truly a men’s product or just a repackaging of something they make and put in a pink box? I do not know. But none the less they are an indicator of a market with money. Estée Lauder launches an exclusive men’s line in 1987 called Lab Series.
    Do a search on Men’s pantyhose; they are now made with a fly so one would be hard pressed to say they are women’s just in a different box. One easy tale sign of a woman in a pair of men’s LEVI’S is the waists and length numbers on the tag. I have seen many women that have taken a magic marker and mark over the numbers. I had an opportunity to ask one such female as to why? Her reply was “I prefer the way they fit”…. enough said.
    Everyone should be true to themselves, from full drag (queen or king) to uniformed media approved attire. Wear what you want, pay for it and be happy. Until we all have a place without prejudice someone will find fault with something you chose. NO ONE will ever make everyone happy.

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  184. Yes that right women wear most of clothes include men clothes so men can wear as well - my problems still for years as cant wear men clothes cos of size as Im too slim as Im using women clothes included jeans trousers (size 8/10 - mainly are size 6) but lots of short skirts (denim, cord, velvet and cotton). I already wear black stirrup ski pants leggings, long sleeve polo-neck bodysuit and black suede boots with fur trim on top cos it so cold here my home area with snow cover (temp still at -12oC) - it nice and very warm. No law agaisnt men wear skirts cos cops already seen me in denim skirt many times when I went out for wee walk - thier van passed me but ingored it as it still allow, people seem wee bit wake up and understand about men wear skirt, so wear skirt as it your body not by other people tell you what to wear.

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  185. Wearing a skirt can be comfortable and together with long boots and tights even sexy (there are shops who sell tights for man, but problem is with buying a long boots yet). My friend who is girl said that man can looks interesting like that. Problem is that more current skirts were designing for women. I know that most designers try to associate the man version of skirt with kilt, but in my opinion the kilt doesn’t make a man good looking.
    The key factor to succeed the skirt for man is to acceptable this kind of fashion by woman, so if a man knows that he can be attractive for a woman by wearing a skirt he will do that, otherwise the man’s skirt never will be use widely.

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  186. 1. Tall boots are readily available at a number of stores up to Paul Bunyon sizes. I own about a dozen in various colors.
    2. Kilts don't do anything good for any man.
    3. Skirts & dresses are not overly feminine, whatever that is. Try a denim shirtdress or a cargo skirt as an example.
    4. Before my wedding the lady of my life was totally aware that my closet was almost all skirts & dresses. The deal was that she would be allowed to wear pants while I wore dresses or skirts.
    5. Forget the tights. Do an ankle length over a tall boot with a petticoat if it is really cold.
    6. All women aren't going to buy in. As an example I have never given any woman permission to wear bib overalls to an opera. We are equal. You don't need approval from the entire galaxy or even the entire solar system.

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  187. this morning after having dne a number of chores and driving for about 2 hours, I changed from trouser to skirt. What a relieve it was.

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  188. The problem why more men do not wear say skirts is that the designs are terrible. I have a number of them and enjoy wearing them, but they are wrap around khaki max 35cm long or tight khaki also around 35cm long. Also have had a beach model made, wrap around made from batik material. Reason for wearing skirts is that U spend a lot of time sitting either in the car or behind a desk and my private parts get squasked behind the zip area. If T take a walk outside nobody seems to notice.
    If you guys have never worn a skirt, try it and you will be converted.

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  189. I am lucky and can walk around the house in a dress or a nightie and my wife seems not to care. You have to start slowly - first junk all your mens underwear and replace with ladies cotton bikinis (they fit better and don't leave an elastic would around you waist). Later upgrade to satin items. Once whilst we were making love I said I would like to put on the nightie. I did and have worn it ever since. Then I bought a dress which looks a bit like a nigtie and wore that to bed. Still she did not mind. Now I am free to wear anything as she got used to the program.

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  190. Cotton bikinis are great but so are the hipsters, hi-rises & almost anything except those old "granny panties". Satin looks good but doesn't breathe as well so it isn't as comfortable. My wife & I are nudist so we don't waste a lot of useless wear & tear on our clothes while we are at home. Since we each know the other's body quite well, what is the purpose of wearing clothes to protect our "modesty"?

    I hope that you are out of the closet, so to speak. You did not mention what you wear to the grocery or to visit relatives. Skirts & dresses are garments for the outside world where you have to mingle with the "prudes" who cohabit the earth with the rest of us. If you still own pants you need to be asking yourself why. I haven't worn pants in years. Cold? It happens. A long wool skirt deals with that. Hot? A cotton miniskirt deals with that. Outside the house - PLEASE!!!

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  191. No problems atg all with skirts, but I don't have long skirts. Quite well the length little bit above the knee, going to an opera with similar jacket or shopping in denim style. Lot of nice comments, mostly from women. Most men when watching me, have a frozen smile, thats all.
    I only can encourage YOU to take advantage and the opportunity you got with the new dressing style. It's awesome

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  192. Good Article. men should allow other women stuff 2. what do you think?

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  193. When I wrote this post, I had no idea it would get so much attention. It was just a random idea that popped into my head from time to time. I'm glad to see that there are so many men interested in wearing whatever they want.

    Clothes may "make the man" in the sense that they are a form of self-expression and they do influence the way others look at us. However, I don't understand why skirts automatically equal feminine. There was a time when all men - even rugged, fighting men - wore skirts. (Have you see Braveheart or 300?)

    I happened across this article today that says there is still a law on the books in Paris banning women from wearing trousers because that is "dressing like a man". The law is not enforced, however as recently as 2003 a push to remove the law was denied.

    I just don't understand that at all.

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  194. I wear skirts and skorts. I prefer the skorts since I play tennis. It is similar to what women wear to the courts, but the skirt is slightly longer. It allows for greater movement on the court as opposed to the mens tennis shorts (no binding or pinching of the groin area). I have another friend there now who after seeing me ask me about them. I told him where he could buy them on the internet. Two weks later there he was on the courts in a khaki skort. He told me he loved them and had bought several of them for everyday wear.
    Although not every man can wear a skirt or skort, it is not something to be overlooked. Just as some women should not wear spandex. I am in good physical shape (no beer gut) and healthy for a 60 yr. old man. I don't shave my legs as suggested here. I do it for comfort, NO other reason, nor am I gay. If more men would start wearing them (skirts/skorts) maybe some of the stigmas associated with it would ultimately disappear.

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  195. Those stigmas were build by men to find excuses to clear a line between men and women. Nobody was thinking that women would tear down this clothing boundary and wearing pants. A lot of men still believe that this stigmas are true.

    I saw some men in skirts and one in a dress, and I must admit that this men looked perfect and really handsome in her outfit - I don't want say "feminine" outlook, because the skirt nor dress, especially the short one's, are feminine, they are unisex or manly.
    We are be able to turn things to opposite, see color 'pink' which is originally a typical boy's color (the little red - and red stands for power). As a solution, men must take the power to bring back the skirt as a male's garment.

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  196. I have been wearing skirts for about 20 years now and currently wear a skirt about 80% of the time. For me it is all about comfort. Nothing more, nothing less. In winter or colder periods I wear a kilt but when warm a sarong or short denim skirt. I am accepted by friends, neighbours and familiy here in Great Britain, and am fortunate to live in an area where people are *civilised* and not generally given to shouting at others in the street. (though this has happened to me on occasion - always by males).

    I long to see the day when male skirt wearing, if not the norm, is as socially unremarkable as women wearing trousers. There are many skirt wearing men out there and many more who want to but don't.

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  197. I couldn't agree more with the concept. I did a little research and found the following information:

    1. After looking at more than 6,000 mini skirts on www.eBay.com I found plenty that would look great on a guy. The average "mini" worked out to be 12 inches long and that just happens to be the same length as regular men's gym shorts. A "micro mini" worked out to be 10.5 inches long and that is the length of many men's running shorts...so "mini" doesn't mean TOO short.
    The category of skirts that looked best for guys in my opinion was "Cargo Mini Skirts." These tend to be plain with many pockets and belt loops. (far better looking than pricy, hot, heavy, ugly looking kilts).

    2. Another tip...be sure to buy in "Juniors Sizing". The hips are not too big for guys and they tend to fit perfectly without modifications.

    3. When buying a skirt without trying it on I recommend you compare your actual waist measurement (flat across the waist) of your favorite best fitting pants with the dimension given by the seller on E-Bay. If it isn't shown ask for it. They will fit perfectly every time.

    4. In order to prove a point, many photos of guys regular guys in skirts were pt together on a site to illustrate what a "non-event" a man in a skirt represents! After looking at these photos one realizes a skirt on a guy looks completely normal just as pants on women have become! http://picasaweb.google.com/Patagoniakid

    Hopefully most men and some of the women who suffer from homophobia can get over it and accept a skirt on a guy as one of the most practical pieces of clothing ever invented for the male. Perfected and used for thousands of years till the "Prudish Victorian Era" which so far refuses to die in the western world. Obviously a skirt makes more sense for a male to wear than a female due to anatomy alone. No crotch binding seams for the first time! Something women will NEVER understand and very few guys have experienced.

    Careful... once a guy tries on a skirt on a hot summer day he will be hooked on the idea and not give it up!

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  198. I wear skirts,and skorts. Unlike a lot of individuals here I got started at an early age, preteens. I even got the rare luxury of having been able to wear dresses. Dresses are just skirts with the top attached. I looked like a boy in a dress, just as today I look like a man in a skirt. There is no significant reason for boys or men not to wear skirts or dresses. A skirt with proper length covers as much as a pair of shorts, but is considerably more comfortable.

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  199. Robert, you are right. My everyday experience shows exactly how it is: Most of all - it it the most comfortable garment for men.
    Next: Wherever I go, people here in north Midwest changing their behavior when seeing a man in a skirt. Much friendlier, women try to find out why a man wears a skirt, very helpful when you go shopping, men, even stranger, greeting you almost in that way you are a king, just amazing. And every day new experience.
    My skirts are in the length of 20 inches, some slightly shorter, kilt style and A-line skirts, always worn with pantyhose with regular (normal) shirts, vest, jacket or coat.
    martinus

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  200. Women always seem to ask why I am wearing a skirt. I reply that comfort is the motivating factor. Then I ask why they are wearing pants. Usually do not even get an answer to that one. It's almost like the male human is some sort of a lower life specimen when compared to the female human. So much for equal rights?????

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