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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby SkirtsDad » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:56 am

Feeling freedom wrote:
This is the challenge, we need the everyday consumer to be purchasing on a regular basis to increase what we see on the street. We the few know what we would like to see and notice that the trend is moving that way but how does it turn from the few to the many and not take 2-3 generations as history show?


I think that unless you can market it to the young then it will never happen. Sad to say, but us older people flaunting a skirt probably does not do anything to help that. In your youth did you want to wear the same clothes as your parents? Although some icons of the pop and sports world have appeared in sarongs, skirts and the like, unless they are seen to embrace it consistently then I cannot see how they are going to set a trend.

Another factor is choice. I rarely even see people wearing the clothing that is in the shops or online. As I've mentioned before, I do not think that mass clothing trends really happen any more. There is probably too much choice for most people and clothing is, on the whole, much cheaper than it used to be. My parents had a two door wardrobe between them and everything went in that. Before I really started collecting skirts I had a five door wardrobe to myself.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Feeling freedom » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:50 pm

The good thing about the youth is they are not influenced as much when it comes to old school thinking and are much more open to gender fluidity. Most likely why men's skirts is increasing in popularity. When it comes to affordability the product must still be produced in numbers to bring costs down. Such as 1,000 stores carry 3 styles of men's skirts with 2 of 10 sizes. That is only 60 skirts on the shelf for each store but that totals 60,000 skirts to be produced. Now we are talking production numbers. 60 skirts per individual small store at a wholesale price is a minimal investment and a drop in the bucket for large chain stores. Retailers will only buy if they see it is a growing trend not a fad though and they need to see longevity to forecast a strong ROI.

Like electronics what is in today is out in 6 months so what is the next line to replace what has been sold? As mentioned, a business plan would need to be produced and they always have a 5 year plan. It is a huge mountain to climb but so was Everest and now thousands climb it every year. There is a lot of work that would need to be done in order to see men's skirts mainstream and challenging to get entrepreneurs to invest time and money due to high risk.

In the business world our saying is "if you fail to plan you plan to fail!"
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby tesjolts » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:27 am

Both looks are great and very casual!!. The denim skirt front pockets seem to be rather small. Not like in male pants or shorts.

If you have to carry wallet, cellphone, keys and other stuff you end up needing a bag or purse in order to help carry all that stuff!!

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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Feeling freedom » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:01 pm

Hey Tes, thanks for the compliment, much appreciated! The pockets are larger, it just looks like they are small because how I posed. I travel light so when I go out I take only what I need. I don't like the look of bulking things in my pockets so I tend to only take the ID and payment cards I need without the wallet and same with only carrying the keys that I need. The cell phone I slip into the back pocket.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Feeling freedom » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:35 pm

Today's outfit. We have been having amazing spring weather, up to 18 degrees here. Only 13 today but beautiful sunshine! Very comfortable for a walk in this. Best denims skirt so far! Has stretch to it and fits great! Made by Jag Jeans. Boots are Ecco. There is no belt loops on the skirt though and I need to get another one I can wear a belt with. My old one in the other pics is gone.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Dick Ackerman » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:46 pm

Looks really good.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Kirbstone » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:41 pm

FF, You will be pleased to learn that at Forum Sartorial Police H.Q. it has been decided that the black boots go better with blue denim. Just thought I'd let you know :idea:

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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby tesjolts » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:39 pm

FF another awesome look !! Coordinating what to wear with the skirt can be very challenging, not like wearing pants or shorts. Your styles will help a lot of us here.

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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Caultron » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 pm

Feeling freedom wrote:Today's outfit. We have been having amazing spring weather, up to 18 degrees here. Only 13 today but beautiful sunshine! Very comfortable for a walk in this. Best denims skirt so far! Has stretch to it and fits great! Made by Jag Jeans. Boots are Ecco. There is no belt loops on the skirt though and I need to get another one I can wear a belt with. My old one in the other pics is gone.

Great look, and don't swear the belt (or lack thereof). If you're not going to tuck in your top, a belt only makes it look lumpy.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:26 am

Very good outfit, F-freedom.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Feeling freedom » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:28 am

Thanks gents, much appreciated.


Caultron wrote:Great look, and don't swear the belt (or lack thereof). If you're not going to tuck in your top, a belt only makes it look lumpy.


Sorry I was not clear. I need one with belt loops for when I want to wear a t-shirt or collard shirt and need to tuck in.

This a thin sweater and I do not tuck it in. This skirt is stretchy and does not need a belt, it hugs the body great. By far the best fitting skirt I have had.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Feeling freedom » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:02 pm

Might go to Whistler for a day outing and it is still cool in the mountains. Last days of wearing winter cloths.
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby oldsalt1 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:06 am

Outfit looks good . again it looks natural
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Caultron » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:30 am

Feeling freedom wrote:Might go to Whistler for a day outing and it is still cool in the mountains. Last days of wearing winter cloths.

Another victory!
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Re: Men can "rock" skirts too!

Postby Feeling freedom » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:56 pm

Gotta love the days when working from home! Hoodies go great with denim for a casual look.
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