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by Dust
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wendy Williams backlash over "men in skirts and heels"
Replies: 30
Views: 743

Re: Wendy Williams backlash over "men in skirts and heels"

- if you are comfortable wearing an outfit, then likely you feel good about the image you project, in turn you should be confident. Being confident about your look is 'owning your image' and that is a big part of acceptance in my mind. Own it and people will be able to accept it. They may not under...
by Dust
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably
Replies: 161
Views: 6923

Re: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably

In the US, you sometimes see signs on businesses that read:

No shirt
No shoes
No service

These signs apply to all, but are generally targeted to men, as women simply don't go around topless. I'm not sure if such places would turn away a girl in a bikini top and shorts, but they might.
by Dust
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wendy Williams backlash over "men in skirts and heels"
Replies: 30
Views: 743

Re: Wendy Williams backlash over "men in skirts and heels"

And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?
I would respond to this with "what do men have for themselves?" I don't see any honest person answering with anything other than "nothing", or an "okay, I see your point."
by Dust
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably
Replies: 161
Views: 6923

Re: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably

While women may be expected to cover their nipples, they get away with far less total fabric on beaches (never mind other settings), at least in the US. Men are expected to be in shorts, and while technically legal, avoid Speedos, which still cover more than a woman's bikini bottom. This is just one...
by Dust
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably
Replies: 161
Views: 6923

Re: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably

Right or wrong, women have special legal protections... Not in the U.K., the Equality Act of 2010 abolished the last remnants of that.  I don't know about U.S. law... Hasn't heard about this "Equality Act" in the UK, but here in the US we have the Equal Protection cause of the Constitution, and sti...
by Dust
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably
Replies: 161
Views: 6923

Re: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably

It's not their choice - it's mine. I would not refer to someone as "Doctor" or "Lord" just because they felt inclined to use a title to which they were not entitled. Formal titles like those have legal implications and cannot be used by people who are not entitled to them.  Pronouns are the choice ...
by Dust
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably
Replies: 161
Views: 6923

Re: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably

I understand the problems with the dog analogy. Let's look at some other human differences, though. Many physical sex differences are on a spectrum, with quite a bit of overlap. Take facial hair. Some guys cannot grow any to save their lives. This is common among men of Asian or native American ance...
by Dust
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Denim dress
Replies: 31
Views: 816

Re: Denim dress

In reflecting on my comment about the "hyper-casual" nature of what passes for modern "society" I became aware of a subtext to that which has likely been driving me for a few years now, and that's an active rebellion against what modern "society" has become -- and as that gelled in my mind I realis...
by Dust
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: men in business skirt
Replies: 42
Views: 3581

Re: men in business skirt

You can get fitted men's shirts. I tend to buy baggy, but I know guys who are generally in tighter shirts. Some are in good shape and pull it off, others are carrying a spare tire, and look awful. A more fitted top will often go better with a something fired on your lower half, be it skinny jeans (w...
by Dust
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Rainbow utility kilt.
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Rainbow utility kilt.

The Pakistani made kilts I have are lower quality than I would like (and sometimes than the pictures suggest), but wearable for around the house. I can't say that I plan to buy more. The narrower apron makes it lay differently than a traditional kilt, but done right can be better, IMHO. The actual U...
by Dust
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Denim dress
Replies: 31
Views: 816

Re: Denim dress

I haven't one in mine either, nor would I as I positively detest the fabric in all its forms, shapes, and symbolic meanings. It's a harsh scratchy fabric that degrades rapidly with moisture, its symbology harks to a time I find backwards and primitive, and I try to seek things out that are comforti...
by Dust
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: One recurring theme...
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: One recurring theme...

Galileo did not get in trouble for anything about his assertions on our place physically in the universe. He got in trouble for asserting that there was nothing true that could not be known through science. By doing so, he denied all of Divine Revelation. Plus, he was kind of an a-hole about it, and...
by Dust
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Getting found out - sorta???
Replies: 30
Views: 1000

Re: Getting found out - sorta???

I first wore a Utilikilt around my now wife while we were just dating. She's fine with them. Her parents and siblings are fine with them. And her parents are very conservative and religious. So you never know. But I was open about it from the beginning. My wife actually told her parents about my kil...
by Dust
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: 5.11 kilts
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: 5.11 kilts

I have several, and I have to agree, they are great! Lightweight, with a flat panel in the back instead of pleats. Easily the lightest weight and most compact packing utility kilt type thing I've found. Quality construction, and very good summer wear, though the material doesn't breathe as well as I...
by Dust
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Fast Company / What will it take for more men to wear skirts?
Replies: 21
Views: 960

Re: Fast Company / What will it take for more men to wear skirts?

Moon, you are exceptional. Starting when you did took guts. Jenn's a lucky gal to have you. But even you don't wear at work. Still, you are the exception to what I am talking about. I started out as a college kid pushing the boundaries very carefully. I took the Utilikilt route, as it seemed safer a...