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by JRMILLER
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Skirts vs. Gender

It is truly amazing a simple thing such as a skirt can evoke the kind of reactions we get from our wives. Our lovely western culture has done a pretty thorough job of brainwashing most participants. The people that make up and support this group are the pioneers that will lead the rest of the cultur...
by JRMILLER
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Wife

Sambuka, Oh, only if we were just logical creatures! The logic is clear, even for skirts. So long as I am not wearing breast forms, wigs and makeup and disguising myself as a woman, I have the perfect analogy to her beloved jeans. She loves jeans and pants in general -- why I don't know. I guess the...
by JRMILLER
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There are days where I wish I could leave my job,
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Fathers

Skip, I will add my 2 cents about my dad. We grew up in northern Ohio and although he didn't have the robe and pointy hat, I do believe he would have joined there been a local chapter. Otherwise, he was a nice guy. During highschool, I invited my friend Eric to visit. Eric had shoulder length hair. ...
by JRMILLER
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Interesting men's pattern links!
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

TravelSmith

Guys, Have a look at http://www.travelsmith.com -- the Men's section. They make a lot more use of fabrics and color than the average retailer. I can see a lot of possibilities for combining some of their blazers with skirts and appropriate shirts of course. There are some very exciting items on thei...
by JRMILLER
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Spoke with wife just now

Peter, Sapphire, Just got off the phone with my wife, she is out of town this week on family business. She asked about my skirt wearing this week and what is happening, so I went ahead and told her my feelings. Here is a summary of what I said and how I put it -- and this is a summary and somewhat t...
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Kilt

John,
Haven't tried that angle yet, I can certainly see what she would think of it. She may accuse me of not being Scottish enough, only 25%, the rest is English & German!
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Stomach

Sapphire, Yes, I have tried to coax it out of her. So far, I am getting that she grew up in an Italian family with 5 boys, 3 girls. The boys were pretty macho and always trying to see up her skirt. Ironically, she is more of a tomboy now and shies away from strongly femme items. Skirts kind of fit i...
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

conservative?

Ziggy,
Ankle length denim with pockets for most appearances, manly attire otherwise.

I have trotted out my ankle length tie-dye for her once, she liked the colors, but it still turns her stomach.

I just don't see what is so hard about this (for her I mean).
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

More about wife

Sapphire, I have tried all the logical arguments and shown her tasteful pictures. I have also shown her that other cultures embrace the skirting practice. She is level headed enough to "agree" on a logical basis, but she is still having an emotional reaction. Things like, "seeing you in a skirt does...
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Wife

Sapphire,
Spoken many times. She simply says it makes her stomach knot up to see me in a skirt. Hard to fight that kind of perception, I am hoping it will simply go away over time.
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What are we wearing as we post, part deux
Replies: 373
Views: 24932

Also at work

Also at work. Wearing a guys brown sweater, white polo, broomstick, ankle length, tie-dye skirt (blues, browns on white background), knee-socks and boat shoes! Egad.
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

So?

OK, then it seems to boil down to "if you like it and are comfortable wearing it, wear it and don't worry about it." Don't worry about the "why", we are all a mixed bag anyway. Does that sum it up? I know I have stepped to a different drummer than most of the other "guys" all my life. I have done a ...
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Where do we put our wallets?
Replies: 42
Views: 7128

That's why

Pythos,
That's why I hang around this group, seems to be the best fit for me.
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Where do we put our wallets?
Replies: 42
Views: 7128

A bag is a bag?

JeffB wrote "A bag is a bag is a bag, nothing to get one's knickers in a twist over. " I am sure everyone of us who have been shopping with our SO's has been handed "the purse" at least once to hold while our SO tries something on. The look on most men's faces including my own is generally sheer hor...
by JRMILLER
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Clothing as an Outward Expression
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Point

Thanks for your comments guys, got a full range -- When I first put on a skirt it was like, wow, I have finally arrived! The feeling was pure joy and I am really scratching my head trying to figure out where that is coming from. Like most guys, I have done a fairly decent job of covering up and elim...