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Zara selling skirts for men

Postby andrewsh » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:55 pm

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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Sinned » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:45 pm

Well, yes it does. But with the trousers underneath but any step forward is better than none. I not that right at the bottom with the "Similar items" it shows some short skirts modelled by .... women! But it is a skirt that I could see me wearing.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Kilty » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:55 am

Not bad, but the trousers annoy me. Nice it is sold as just a separate though. I would rather just go and buy this

https://static.zara.net/photos///2018/I ... 9108258829

As it's more comfortable and won't blow open :shock: :roll:
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby andrewsh » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:10 am

Sinned wrote:Well, yes it does. But with the trousers underneath but any step forward is better than none. I not that right at the bottom with the "Similar items" it shows some short skirts modelled by .... women! But it is a skirt that I could see me wearing.

It is not sold with trousers, they’re just suggesting how to wear it — which is understandable given it’s autumn and the weather isn’t very good for wearing skirts without trousers.
But my girlfriend’s reaction was also: Hey, doesn’t it defeat the purpose of wearing a skirt [for you] as not having to wear trousers?

FWIW I’ve ordered both the skirt and the trousers they’re suggesting, since they will also match my other skirts (of which I don’t have many) should I decide to wear them, say, in November :)
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Daryl » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:31 am



A nice development. Boo to the trousers by yay to the even marketing a skirt to men.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby skirtpettiman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:59 pm

Peterintights also posted this. Yes, I'd be happy to wear that. Price reasonable too at £29.99.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Keystone » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 pm

(new to skirtcafe) Do you believe that Zara, not knowing their market's response, included trousers as a measure of caution to keep the identity of the item as masculine as possible? Are they trying too hard to "man it up"?
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Daryl » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:55 am

Keystone wrote:(new to skirtcafe) Do you believe that Zara, not knowing their market's response, included trousers as a measure of caution to keep the identity of the item as masculine as possible? Are they trying too hard to "man it up"?


Yep, that would be my theory. But I can't be sure they are wrong. Maybe trousers under skirts is a crutch most men would need. I notice Muslim men around here often wear trousers under their thawbs even though izaar (aka lungi) are at least equally traditional and probably more so.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Daryl » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:58 am

skirtpettiman wrote:Peterintights also posted this. Yes, I'd be happy to wear that. Price reasonable too at £29.99.


As soon as I read "asymetric hem" I lost interest. I think those are just silly additions trying to add some "attitude" to things.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Grok » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:37 am

Daryl wrote:
Yep, that would be my theory. But I can't be sure they are wrong. Maybe trousers under skirts is a crutch most men would need.


Perhaps some form of leggings would do?
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Keystone » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 pm

I think the crutch explanation for Zara's trouser-skirt is accurate. It looks like the stepping stone approach taken by Mathew Guiver in his blog below. I'm not certain the approach will generate more sales. Wearing the trousers underneath certainly defeats the comfort factor. Previous comment on showing it with tights or leggings would have been a good fashion- comfort compromise.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mathewguiver/i ... for-a-week
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby steamman » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:33 pm

Wearing trousers with a skirt is completely pointless, why bother? You might as well just wear trousers! The first time I wore a skirt in public, the thought never occurred to me to do anything like that simply because the freedom of the skirt was so awesome.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Keystone » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:41 pm

steamman wrote:Wearing trousers with a skirt is completely pointless, why bother? You might as well just wear trousers!


Completely agree. A person could accomplish the same look by wrapping a sweatshirt or jacket around their waist.
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Grok » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:15 pm

Perhaps more men might be willing to try a skirt...if they thought they only have to go as far as wearing a skirt-with-leggings?
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Re: Zara selling skirts for men

Postby Freedomforall » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:55 pm

I ordered one of these today and shall endeavor to report back on the quality and appearnce. It was a bit more cost than I like to spend, but I like to support any company fashioning skirts for men. That is when the price is within reason.
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