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by rivegauche
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: GQ articles
Replies: 32
Views: 906

Re: GQ articles

When I was a child we had an aunt who made better tea than our mother. I transferred to coffee when I was a teenager and the number of cups of tea I have had since does not achieve double figures. I also stopped taking sugar when I was a teenager. I can't recall the reason but now I hate sugar in co...
by rivegauche
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Observations.....
Replies: 27
Views: 1215

Re: Observations.....

Replied to this yesterday but it disappeared. I admit I may have been a bit hasty in making the remark about tattoos. In my defence they were metaphorical not literal. I once entered a local bar (conventionally dressed) and got the sort of universal hostile pause you assume only happens in films. I ...
by rivegauche
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: what to wear underneath?
Replies: 30
Views: 715

Re: what to wear underneath?

In hot weather I ditch the tights, which gives a wonderful sense of freedom and comfort on muggy days. I have asked women why they persist in wearing trousers in stifling heat, and the answer was 'chub rub'. I am fortunate that I don't get this, but there is a garment specially made to cope with thi...
by rivegauche
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Observations.....
Replies: 27
Views: 1215

Re: Observations.....

I like that leather skirt. As far as being noticed is concerned, you probably will be. A woman in a nice skirt is noticed, and often appreciated. But no one reacts - that is the important thing. In the great scheme of things a man in a skirt is a very minor event in anyone's day. I have seen two men...
by rivegauche
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: I don't remember this one being pointed out before
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: I don't remember this one being pointed out before

Some of us dabble in subject areas where people who make a difference are remembered. I regularly read stuff written more than 100 years ago and revere those responsible. OK I might not be up there with Plato or my own personal favourite in that band, Aristotle, but some of us do stuff that some (pr...
by rivegauche
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1332
Views: 160063

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

There has actually been a skirted superhero though I think he always wore a dress. Not a costume that looked like a dress, but a DRESS dress. Dragman was a comic strip that appeared in The Guardian and then as a book - reviewed here https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/03/dragman-steven-appleb...
by rivegauche
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: I don't remember this one being pointed out before
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: I don't remember this one being pointed out before

...presenting in public as a woman (usually far from home but there is that advantage here of disguise). I am not at all religious but the deception side of this bothers me. If you are not using it for nefarious or harmful purposes, where is the deception?  You are expressing in public what you fee...
by rivegauche
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: I don't remember this one being pointed out before
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: I don't remember this one being pointed out before

Two things come to mind over this one. There is more to it in my case than just doing it. I agree that the reaction in the street to a man wearing a skirt is almost zero. The reason I still don't do it routinely in public (at work, socialising with friends) is that I have achieved something with my ...
by rivegauche
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Heeled knee high boots
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Heeled knee high boots

I have several pairs of high-heeled boots and my black pair has pointy toes. I don't wear them very often as I find boots enclose my legs even more claustrophobically then trousers. Funnily enough on clod days I have taken to wearing black leather flat-heeled knee-high boots to go out in trousers. D...
by rivegauche
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Kilt-Entry Level Skirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Kilt-Entry Level Skirt

I think the only time I was worn actual skirts in England I was dressed as a woman. My male skirt wearing has been done entirely in Scotland. No one in either country has given me a hard time in either presentation, though once a woman running a shop in a Highland town did give me a withering up-and...
by rivegauche
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Tesco man employee wears skirts at work
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: Tesco man employee wears skirts at work

Yup. If a Free Church minister turned up to preach in a dress he would probably lose his job. He would be unfrocked. On the other hand some Hollywood star was at a Church of England service where the vicar or bishop or something was in full rig, swinging an incense burner. "Love the frock, darling, ...
by rivegauche
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?
Replies: 41
Views: 1465

Re: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?

ne who wears skirts and dresses in a variety of situations, my dividing lines are the breasts and the walk. If I am earing a bra and breast forms and attempting to walk like a woman (which I can do quite well) then I want to be perceived as a woman. If I use my normal walk and don't wear a bra I wan...
by rivegauche
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?
Replies: 41
Views: 1465

Re: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?

I don't think I fall in any of your categories. I spend a lot of time completely dressed as a woman including bra and breast forms but no make up or wig. Even when I add the make up and wig and go out shopping or to have coffee with a woman friend I do not identify as a woman. I find the clothes com...
by rivegauche
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Ladies' tops that are not feminine
Replies: 39
Views: 6055

Re: Ladies' tops that are not feminine

I have a foot in two camps here as I wear women's clothes when presenting as a man or a woman. I think blouses with darts at the bust can only be worn with a bra and breast forms - they would just look wrong on a flat chest. I have had my style done as a man and a woman and do not suit frills even a...
by rivegauche
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Mens Suiting Is Drab
Replies: 44
Views: 1062

Re: Mens Suiting Is Drab

I think male suits can look very classy if it is well cut from good material. If you are going to wear a skirt suit you can get away with slightly cheaper material. I have one women's trouser suit but it doesn't work and I don't wear it. I probably have about 15 skirt suits. I find a straight skirt ...