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by rivegauche
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: First steps in tights
Replies: 66
Views: 6899

Re: First steps in tights

For high quality tights at good prices it is hard to beat TK Maxx. As long as you only want black. One day when shops are open again ....
by rivegauche
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Women's March Sunday -- What should a man wear?
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Women's March Sunday -- What should a man wear?

I really don't think the contrast between men's clothing rights and the inequality experienced by women are on a par. Despite the advances made by feminism women are still much more poorly paid and treated in a patronising manner )or worse) by some men. Puts clothing into perspective. I would be war...
by rivegauche
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: One recurring theme...
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: One recurring theme...

It is not my friends and colleagues I worry about. They would be fine. The thing is I do other stuff with my life that I want to be remembered for - I don't want that diluted by the "guy in the skirt" reputation. I wear skirts in public but only where I am unlikely to be recognised. I am also a cros...
by rivegauche
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Musical Tribute to Auld Lang Syne
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: A Musical Tribute to Auld Lang Syne

Haven't opened the link. Can I just make a plea. It is NOT Auld Lang Zyne. It is hard s. Syne.
by rivegauche
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: You must be mad
Replies: 3
Views: 360

You must be mad

I was in a Highland town yesterday in very cold weather. I went into one of my favourite boutiques and though the usual owner was not there she was happy for me to try on dresses. I bought a dress and a skirt, then she noticed that I was no longer wearing the trousers I had on when I came in, but a ...
by rivegauche
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: skirted member of Parlement in Portugal
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: skirted member of Parlement in Portugal

The Liberal Democrats are not the third party. They are the fourth, and have been since the previous election. When the Scots vote for parties that are clear about wanting a referendum on independence, then win rather more decisively than the Bounder Boris, and he says no, we no longer live in a dem...
by rivegauche
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: skirted member of Parlement in Portugal
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: skirted member of Parlement in Portugal

Eddie Izzard is about to enter politics. He has said he would attend Parliament in a skirt - he would wear the type of clothes women MPs were wearing. Unfortunately I don't think he is standing in this election.
by rivegauche
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Wet weather advantage
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: Wet weather advantage

I think the advantage is in wearing a shorter skirt in wet weather. Your tights get wet and possibly muddy but they are easy to wash compared with trousers or a skirt.
by rivegauche
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Feeling Pretty
Replies: 32
Views: 2373

Re: Feeling Pretty

I do full crossdressing as well as wearing skirts as a man. I don't identify as a woman when I am in full fig and I aspire to elegance rather than being pretty. The husband of a female friend described me to her (out of my hearing) as pretty which I think was a compliment - I think he had been expec...
by rivegauche
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Why we wear skirts and how does it feel?
Replies: 29
Views: 1549

Re: Why we wear skirts and how does it feel?

Obviously the comfort. I like to look good too, and I am sure I look better in a skirt than in trousers. I have great legs which I keep hair free and unless it is very hot I wear tights. I also wear heels to accentuate the legs. It is great to go out on a breezy summer day with bare legs and a billo...
by rivegauche
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Biker Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Biker Bar

As well as being a normal man in skirts I am a crossdresser. I was staying in a hotel in the Scottish countryside for a couple of days completely dressed as a woman. On my final morning I noticed that a few bikers had parked outside so I decided to postpone my departure until after they left. It tur...
by rivegauche
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Sam Smith and They
Replies: 113
Views: 5368

Re: Sam Smith and They

I have no problem with the principle of this. Someone I know changed gender and I would never dream of misgendering her but I still thought of her as him, and was fearful of saying the wrong pronoun out loud - I don't think I ever have. Calling someone it is just wrong. The French thing is a lost ca...
by rivegauche
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Couture
Topic: Vendor question
Replies: 28
Views: 6254

Re: Vendor question

Another boost for the dressmaker option here. I got involved in this first from getting clothes altered. I had skirts that were slightly too long and got them shortened to my preferred length of 21" - I hate anything between 21 and 34" - it has to be long or short. I eventually settled on one about ...
by rivegauche
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Getting there?
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Getting there?

I keep seeing men in shorts and tights, something that would have raised eyebrows ten years ago. This garb is now regarded as normal - no one reacts. Importantly, the men wearing these tights think they are doing something normal and not breaking any taboos. Then, when you think about it, when we we...
by rivegauche
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1286
Views: 145125

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

As a Scot I think we get far too uptight about this. A kilt is a type of skirt. Gender has nothing to do with the definition but a traditional heavy kilt tends to be worn by men. Only it isn't really much of a tradition - it is a modern invention in its current form. And modern tartans were thought ...