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Re: Gender Neutral Dress Code

Postby crfriend » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:59 am

Grok wrote:
beachlion wrote: With a skirt, it gets only better. :wink:
Which they haven't experienced.

Indeed, and with that the question becomes, "How does one facilitate the jump?"

Now, perhaps wrapping a towel around one's self, or even the semi-luxury of a male-marketed bathrobe, isn't the best example possible -- but it is a gateway.

Skirts are an entirely different dimension for most guys -- and it's not merely the (perceived) fear of one tube rather than two. There's also fabric choices involved as well as the myriad of style choices that exist with skirts that just simply don't exist anywhere in the male-marketed world. This, alone, might unhinge some guys. What, for instance, is a guy who's worn nothing but denim in his life going to do when faced with satin or velvet? Panic. That's what. The stuff is absolutely alien. It'll look alien and it'll feel alien until he gets used to it.

However, I believe that it is possible to get guys over the hump. It'd be easier if their girlfriends/partners/wives were on-side, but that's seemingly a long-shot based on the experiences reported here. I seem to be one of the very few that had one on-side, and that was before her brain imploded -- she was leaning anti- late on in things.

Sarongs and the like are probably the best "gateway" target for guys who live in temperate climes. Hard logic and thermal theory might be better for those of us who live in a cold wet Hell like I live in (1 degree C and raining today with 100% humidity -- the cold cut like a knife). There is nothing like a lightweight summer skirt to set one's legs and feelings free! (Six months and counting...)
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Re: Gender Neutral Dress Code

Postby beachlion » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:11 am

Grok wrote:
beachlion wrote: With a skirt, it gets only better. :wink:
Which they haven't experienced.


My argument included also the last part of the first line.
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Re: Gender Neutral Dress Code

Postby beachlion » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:26 am

crfriend wrote:....... Skirts are an entirely different dimension for most guys -- and it's not merely the (perceived) fear of one tube rather than two. There's also fabric choices involved as well as the myriad of style choices that exist with skirts that just simply don't exist anywhere in the male-marketed world. This, alone, might unhinge some guys. What, for instance, is a guy who's worn nothing but denim in his life going to do when faced with satin or velvet? Panic. That's what. The stuff is absolutely alien. It'll look alien and it'll feel alien until he gets used to it. ......


I have not much sense of fashion, at least not the amount that was developed with women from an early age. I still have no drive to develop that sense. Fabric-wise I still wear the same types but now in the form of a skirt. I'm sure I'm not the only one with an attitude like this. In my opinion it is easier to make the step in skirts with familiar fabrics and forget the fashion side of skirts and the rest of the outfit. As soon as a man is getting comfortable in plain skirts and the feeling is there, he will get more interested in styling and coordinating his outlook. In the Netherlands we say:"Je weet nooit hoe een koe een haas vangt" or more or less translated:"You never know how a cow catches a hare." I know the answer but that is too much off topic. :wink:
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Re: Gender Neutral Dress Code

Postby Grok » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 am

Perhaps the first gateway garment might be one discussed in other threads-a knee length denim skirt. Perhaps a design loosely based on blue jeans, with jean like details? The skirt that would be the least different from what the average male is used to.

Later, a few might try sarongs or kilts.

This may seem too conservative for members-but members are iconoclasts.
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Re: Gender Neutral Dress Code

Postby Gusto10 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 am

Grok wrote:Perhaps the first gateway garment might be one discussed in other threads-a knee length denim skirt. Perhaps a design loosely based on blue jeans, with jean like details? The skirt that would be the least different from what the average male is used to.

Later, a few might try sarongs or kilts.

This may seem too conservative for members-but members are iconoclasts.


Not necessarily. I do not own any jeans, but still I do have some demin skirts. For some odd reason I do appreciate the look and feel of the last contrary to the first. I do have the feeling that the way the materials used aren't woven in the same way.
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Re: Gender Neutral Dress Code

Postby Grok » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:45 pm

moonshadow wrote: I think so too! Which is one of the pleasures of doing this, to provide encouragement for others who may have contemplated the same, yet have not ventured out.
In the near term, those who might be encouraged are likely Skirtonians-people who particularly like skirts/enjoy wearing skirts.
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