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by Myopic Bookworm
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: A plea for skirts as a degendering measure
Replies: 90
Views: 1294

Re: A plea for skirts as a degendering measure

Yes, I think many men would be prepared to make the step to something which might, at a glance, be taken for shorts. I find that when I am looking for a skirt, I tend to favour all those "army surplus" colours which I so dislike being forced towards in standard menswear, because - consiously or othe...
by Myopic Bookworm
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: My look - I hope it looks normal
Replies: 30
Views: 1063

Re: My look - I hope it looks normal

That works well. Colour, but restrained, not in-your-face.
by Myopic Bookworm
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3173
Views: 230464

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

Yes, usually. But I've been described as wearing a "dress" by the music director when in a plain kilt.

Next time maybe you can jump in first with "You're wearing pants...again!"
by Myopic Bookworm
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Dutch Seamstress Makes Dresses fo Boys
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Dutch Seamstress Makes Dresses fo Boys

ScotL wrote:
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:37 am
The “wear a skirt cause it’s cooler” is truth. I mean that due to the temperature meaning for “cool” but it hopefully it will also encompass the other cool
I would love to be in a conversation about gender expression where I could use the line "I just identify as cool"!
by Myopic Bookworm
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: High Profile Kilt
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: High Profile Kilt

Just a wee historical note. The Prince Charles Edward Stewart aka Bonnie Prince Charlie lived from December 1720 to January 1788. The tartan in the picture was registered/designed in 1880 so he never saw it. He was born in Italy and first came to Scotland aged 25. In total he spent a whole 14 month...
by Myopic Bookworm
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Question
Replies: 67
Views: 1032

Re: Question

From my perspective, most guys won’t wear skirts, but some will wear a kilt. And I believe guys will react negatively to being told to get over it and try a skirt. I was trying to make the suggestion that calling skirts a name already accepted by men would help men accept them as a man’s garment. I...
by Myopic Bookworm
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: High Profile Kilt
Replies: 10
Views: 418

High Profile Kilt

Just had to mention that King Charles III wore a kilt today, both to meet the First Minister of Scotland and to attend the formal vigil for his mother at St Giles' Cathedral. The pattern is identified as the Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan.
by Myopic Bookworm
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3173
Views: 230464

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

Today I ventured out to the High Street in my Incerun black dress (over a grey T shirt, with socks and trainers), feeling a bit nervous, but no problem. Had to vsit the optician and the supermarket, but no one gave a hint of having noticed. Yesterday I wore a black kilt to Evensong, which gave rise ...
by Myopic Bookworm
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: My look - I hope it looks normal
Replies: 30
Views: 1063

Re: My look - I hope it looks normal

Looks good. The length of skirt works well with the masculine socks-and-trainers style.
by Myopic Bookworm
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rest in Peace Queen
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: Rest in Peace Queen

The Queen of the United Kingdom Queen of Canada and Australia too. And Bermuda and a dozen other countries of the British Commonwealth. I am broadly supportive of constitutional monarchy. It gives a continuity and focus to the national identity while politicians come and go. In the UK, it also help...
by Myopic Bookworm
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Progress - maybe lack of it
Replies: 103
Views: 2506

Re: Progress - maybe lack of it

As far as I am concerned a kilt equals a Scotsman and as I am English I would never wear one. I also view them as too heavy to be truly comfortable. I am English and have been wearing a kilt since 1987, starting with the tartan that is (loosely) attached to my surname, then branching out into a pla...
by Myopic Bookworm
Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eddie Lizard
Replies: 46
Views: 720

Re: Eddie Lizard

Crossdressing has a negative connotation that is associated with shame in doing something one ought not to do. We need a better term. We don’t have one already because this is a topic that’s not generally discussed rationally. Men wearing women’s clothing is always discussed as drag or negatively. ...
by Myopic Bookworm
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bots
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Bots

There are probably experts who can explain in more detail, but most such things are essentially indexers for search engines. A search engine can only list a page if it knows about it, and to do that it sends automated software (a bot) to check it out.
by Myopic Bookworm
Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Midlands UK
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Midlands UK

Welcome. Hang in there!

I hope to visit Northampton around Xmas, but the circumstances are unlikely to be favourable to wearing a skirt :(
I might manage a kilt though.
by Myopic Bookworm
Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A lesson in democracy
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: A lesson in democracy

That's not necessarily a bad thing. The one who worked his tail off to earn that money is probably going to be more careful with it than someone spending other people's money... Yeah, but a high proportion of the ones with the gold didn't work their tails off: either they gambled successfully on th...