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by Myopic Bookworm
Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Pretty Skirts?
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Pretty Skirts?

But if someone sincerely complimented something I wore as "pretty", I'd take it positively. I am really glad you said this, since one of the things that started this idea for a thread, was the tartan skirt you wore to the Skirt cafe meet in November. Thanks. It's from our local brand, Sup...
by Myopic Bookworm
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Pretty Skirts?
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Pretty Skirts?

It's blue, so obviously it's a boy's skirt. And you are wearing it like a man!

My own taste tends towards things that are "smart" or "elegant" rather than "pretty". But if someone sincerely complimented something I wore as "pretty", I'd take it positively.
by Myopic Bookworm
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Don't worry, most people know we're not trans
Replies: 55
Views: 1534

Re: Don't worry, most people know we're not trans

For those members of this community who are interested in the ways that clothes can be adapted/designed across the male-female spectrum, I have found a set of four articles that explore the subject from an explicit "non-gendering" perspective: Thanks: that's really interesting. I am gener...
by Myopic Bookworm
Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: International Men Can Wear Dresses Day
Replies: 49
Views: 1229

Re: International Men Can Wear Dresses Day

Unfortunately 15th May is our wedding anniversary and since my wife is "uncomfortable" with me wearing anything from the other aisle (despite her mostly wearing trousers and, as she's small, often "boy's" "leisure wear") I'm unlikely to be able to participate without c...
by Myopic Bookworm
Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Don't worry, most people know we're not trans
Replies: 55
Views: 1534

Re: Don't worry, most people know we're not trans

I generally identify as "male but nonconformist".

In the shifting quagmire of modern identity terms, I guess that you could say my gender identity is male, but my gender expression is non-binary.
by Myopic Bookworm
Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: So my wife got me a handbag for Christmas….
Replies: 46
Views: 1336

Re: So my wife got me a handbag for Christmas….

I'm sort of introverted - which is why standing out from the crowd is the last thing I want. Yet at the same time, I don't like anything conventional, so am stuck really in a place that is never happy. I empathize. What I really want is for people to notice what I am wearing, briefly compliment it,...
by Myopic Bookworm
Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Streetwear Footwear
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Streetwear Footwear

The trouble with dresses recommended for women with small boobs is that they are designed to flatter the bust, or disguise the absence of boobage. I want a dress that neither flatters nor disguises, but silently accommodates or even accentuates my lack of boobs. I have an Incerun dress (which I wore...
by Myopic Bookworm
Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: "Kilts are ‘well and truly back’" - The Guardian
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: "Kilts are ‘well and truly back’" - The Guardian

Kilts are certainly in favour in this household: my son wanted one for his 15th birthday. As they are very expensive, and he is still growing, I gave him my old Black Watch kilt, with a new sporran and some socks and garter flashes. He wore the whole kit today, with shorts underneath.
by Myopic Bookworm
Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1722
Views: 239118

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

Today in the station car park, a guy wearing a fairly long, very shiny purple skirt (with white trainers). I managed to say "nice skirt!" while on my way past. (Back from a run, so in leggings not skirt myself.)
by Myopic Bookworm
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3466
Views: 293261

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

geron wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:30 pm
Myopic Bookworm wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:13 pm Our new College President, who is a very distinguished Scot, made an approving comment when she saw my get-up.
No Black mark for you, then ;-)
;-)
by Myopic Bookworm
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3466
Views: 293261

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

I had a formal college dinner on Friday, so I wore the kilt. (Lindsay masquerading as muted Stewart of Atholl, in an 18th-century style with box pleats, semidress sporran, dark red hose, Prince Charlie jacket.) Our new College President, who is a very distinguished Scot, made an approving comment wh...
by Myopic Bookworm
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: So my wife got me a handbag for Christmas….
Replies: 46
Views: 1336

Re: So my wife got me a handbag for Christmas….

I have just acquired a small pouch with a shoulder strap so that I can lug my mobile phone around the house while wearing something without pockets (yesterday it was a jersey dress).
by Myopic Bookworm
Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: And this is still part of the problem..
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: And this is still part of the problem..

I posted the article on Facebook. A female friend replied saying that women can be as bad when it comes to ridiculing fashion choices: she was continually mocked by office colleagues for wearing what she liked instead of conforming to the -- much broader but still restrictive (and age-ist) -- female...
by Myopic Bookworm
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: National Skirt Day
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: National Skirt Day

Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans. Its members waged an undergro...
by Myopic Bookworm
Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Couture
Topic: Oscars 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Oscars 2024

I was just wondering whether the Oscars would be boring, and this turned up on the BBC live feed. (I totally want to wear something like this one day!) "US filmmaker, actor and author Eugene Lee Yang is making a statement in a huge, billowing skirt and matching fitted jacket. He's following in ...