Traveling skirted

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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby kidme » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:03 pm

@SFO last Friday, about to board the red eye flight to Singapore.
Uneventful, except some teen-girls commenting “that’s weird” when I walk pass them.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Kilty » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:33 pm

kidme wrote:@SFO last Friday, about to board the red eye flight to Singapore.
Uneventful, except some teen-girls commenting “that’s weird” when I walk pass them.

Don't worry about the teens :roll: my only observation is your top obscures your skirt, it would be nice to see what it really looks like :)
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby moonshadow » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:54 pm

Indeed, some of the nastiest comments I've ever received were from teenage girls.

I'm not sure what makes them this way, I guess they just figure they're the final say on all things social, and for what it's worth, the world does seem to eat out of their hand.... :roll:
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby crfriend » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 pm

moonshadow wrote:Indeed, some of the nastiest comments I've ever received were from teenage girls.

I'm not sure what makes them this way [...]

Let's see... No proper upbringing, an absolute lack of ethics, immaturity, absolute safety... Yep, I'd say that's a pretty toxic brew.

Know this: When they reach your age most of the youthful beauty will be gone -- and recall that whilst beauty is but skin deep, ugly goes straight to the bone. Guys, if they're fortunate, take on a patina of distinguish as they age; sadly, the gals mostly get haggard (or overdo plastic surgery). I'm not sure if that's sad or "just desserts".
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby moonshadow » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:29 pm

crfriend wrote:Let's see... No proper upbringing, an absolute lack of ethics, immaturity, absolute safety...


The last part caps it nicely. It's easy to be an asshole when you live in a consequence free environment, with scores of other people willing to move mountains just for a glimpse of the girls "pretty" face...

It's entirely overrated.

There are a few nice teenage girls out there. Just not many that I've seen. Among the "nicer" ones, also happen to be the ones that are not a "perfect 10". 'magine that!
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby crfriend » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:53 pm

moonshadow wrote:There are a few nice teenage girls out there.

Indeed, and know that I was not tarring and feathering all teenage girls with my statement. Sadly, however, the portion that do deserve the treatment seem to be in the majority. More sadly, the chance to interact with the ones of decent upbringing seems to be small because they tend to keep to themselves, or at least don't put on big productions so they tend to fade into the woodwork.

Personally, I happen to like living in a dangerous world. It makes me pay attention. Others might take the same cue; it might save their bacon at some point in the future -- the gals included.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby kidme » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:50 am

kilty wrote:
kidme wrote:@SFO last Friday, about to board the red eye flight to Singapore.
Uneventful, except some teen-girls commenting “that’s weird” when I walk pass them.

Don't worry about the teens :roll: my only observation is your top obscures your skirt, it would be nice to see what it really looks like :)


It is a triathlete skirt from running-skirts.com. It was a quick selfie before I join the boarding group queue, thus have the sweater on.

Yeah, the teens are nothing to be concerned about.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Caultron » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:44 am

moonshadow wrote:Indeed, some of the nastiest comments I've ever received were from teenage girls.

I'm not sure what makes them this way...

They're at that point in life where they need to break the shackles of childhood and assert their independence.

So they act like childish brats.

Forgive them, they're new at this sort of thing.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Freedomforall » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:02 am

And some never exit that phase!
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Fred in Skirts » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Many never get beyond being "LITTLE BITCHES". The nicest comments I have received came from young women who were about an 6 or 7 on the 10 scale. They were the nicest overall in many ways.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby geron » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:54 am

I'm just back from the south of France with my wife after a long, hot homeward journey to England by boat, bus, rail, airport bus and air, with lengthy queuing and mixing with the public at most of the interchanges. My Skirtcraft skirt (very practical for travel because of secure pockets for passports, tickets, etc.) seemed to attract no attention at all, except from one young man who was hawking newspapers in aid of the homeless at Marseille Saint Charles station. He made some remark that we didn't fully catch, but it sounded approving and he was smiling.

While over there, most evenings I wore a Hiatus kilt (a skirt, really - style 'Cow-Boy') -- it's light, really comfortable and has useful, deep pockets. If challenged, I was ready to respond with an unanswerable appeal to national pride by saying that it was an authentic French kilt. This happened only once, when a very alluring Frenchwoman was sitting next to me in a restaurant. Of course I enjoyed explaining it to her and she seemed most interested, but told me that her man, who was beside her, wasn't quite ready for one yet.

I get the impression that news and TV coverage in France, and probably the efforts of the Association Hommes en Jupe, have done a lot to introduce people to the notion of skirted men -- and while we may still look a a little unusual, nothing bad seems to happen.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Caultron » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:06 pm

geron wrote:...I get the impression that news and TV coverage in France, and probably the efforts of the Association Hommes en Jupe, have done a lot to introduce people to the notion of skirted men -- and while we may still look a a little unusual, nothing bad seems to happen.

I'm not sure how many people ever see specific men-in-skirts publicity, but surely the general trend toward broader gender and sexual acceptance has helped our cause.

And yes, I've found too that while some people will notice our unusual choice of clothes, the worst that happens is a shrug and an, "Oh well."
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Eborian » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:49 am

Have travelled by both bus and train recently while wearing a skirt. No comments made by anyone.
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby Caultron » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:41 am

Eborian wrote:Have travelled by both bus and train recently while wearing a skirt. No comments made by anyone.

Good going!

After all, why should reactions on a train or bus be different from anywhere else?
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Re: Traveling skirted

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 pm

Just got home from a day trip into New York City. My son lives there and I went in to have lunch with him. I wore short boots tights and an above the knee denim skirt. It was almost cold so I had a shirt and jacket.

Going in was a one hour ride on a commuter train on the LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD. it was sunny so I skipped the subway and walked across town . The total distance I covered was about a mile and a half straight across the heart of the city . I walked passed the empire State building .

It felt great I wasn't worried that I was getting looks I stayed right in the middle of the pedestrian traffic.

I did hear comments from two groups of guys who were tourists . The first was" hey did you see that guy he is wearing a skirt". The second was" look at what that dude is wearing". I am not sure but I think they took a couple of pictures. I felt so good that if they asked I would have stopped and posed.

I had as rough a start at wearing skirts in public as anybody else on the cafe. I am just happy that I reached a level of confidence that I could do this.
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