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by Charlie
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

Mrs C and I went to the Sidmouth Folk Festival for the contra dancing. I chose to wear a purple skirt which is quite heavy and flares nicely during twirls. One girl I danced with said she like my skirt. She was wearing a similar one and we agreed they flowed beautifully. A lady I danced with said th...
by Charlie
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1323
Views: 154096

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

Walking down Wells High street at 9:15 am. Coming towards me was a guy wearing a tartan kllt with no sporran, so I assume he was wearing it for comfort rather than getting dressed up. I don't think he saw me, even though I was wearing a denim miniskirt and a bright red fleece. Another brief encounte...
by Charlie
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

I took Mrs C to Weymouth (seaside town on the south coast) last week, to enjoy what was probably the last hot day of what we laughingly call summer. I wore a long, purple gipsy skirt and a black top; a kilt was too heavy and I was in the 'I don't give a ****** what you think' mindset. We took the tr...
by Charlie
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: It's happening
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: It's happening

The one guy I saw in a skirt was a member of band who was contra dancing when he wasn't playing. He must have been late teens or early twenties. As Pelmut said, there were a good number of kilts there, including a ceilidh dancer wearing a Utilikilt. Several women asked where I got the skirt from; it...
by Charlie
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Huffngton post
Replies: 34
Views: 2342

Re: Huffngton post

I've worn long, full skirts at ceilidhs for several years, they make a huge difference to the style and the fun of dancing. Totally agree, they are much more fun to dance in than a kilt, and much much more fun than trousers - as well as keeping you cool. I remember hearing some years ago from a wom...
by Charlie
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

Mrs C and I went to Denmark last weekend to a contradance festival in Tommerup. I wore Union Kilts all the time, for travelling and dancing. I took a couple of skirt to dance in, but didn't wear them; I wasn't too sure how the Danes, Germans and Finns would react. They were OK with me in a kilt, but...
by Charlie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

Walking through the backstreets of Wells, wearing a denim Union kilt and white knee socks. A woman comng the other way said "I like your (pause) skirt". Perhaps she couldn't decide if it was a skirt or kilt. I said "Thankyou" and we walked on. A short but nice encounter. Unusually, she too was weari...
by Charlie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: On crossdressing
Replies: 345
Views: 23762

Re: On crossdressing

Sorry to lower the tone of this thread - I saw the edited lowlights of the last Trump/Clinton debate on the BBC news yesterday. It occured to me that I've never seen Hilary Clinton in a dress or skirt; if elected, will she be the first cross-dressing US president? :mrgreen:
Charlie
by Charlie
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Do folks notice or not?
Replies: 747
Views: 47509

Re: Do folks notice or not?

Went to se the Doctor this morning. At the end of the consultation he remarked on my kilt (black Union kilt), saying you don't see many of them around. I told him I preferred skirts to trousers and usually folk-danced in them. He seemed accepting and remarked that they must be more comfortable. Char...
by Charlie
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

Ahhh skating. Take me back to the days of my yoof when they opened an ice rink in Bristol. Us lads all took up skating just to go and look at the girls in their short skater skirts. When the girls started wearing jeans our interest waned somewhat. Half a century later I've got my own skater skirt wh...
by Charlie
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

""That dress looks terrific on you!" While contra dancing I've had a few ladies say they like my skirt. Apart from the pleasure of receiving a compliment, I felt sort of accepted, almost as if the ladies were welcoming me into their ranks - not that I want to join the ladies - I'm happy being a man...
by Charlie
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: I was asked if I was Scottish
Replies: 13
Views: 1360

Re: I was asked if I was Scottish

I was once asked if I was Scottish by a woman in a cafe. When I replied no, she asked why was I wearing a kilt then? As she was wearing trousers, I suppose I could have asked if she was a man. and if not why was she wearing trousers?
Charlie
by Charlie
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Favorite M.U.G. one liners and comebacks
Replies: 21
Views: 2152

Re: Favorite M.U.G. one liners and comebacks

When I was a child, my parents and school told me what to wear. At work my employer told me what to wear. Now I'm retired and my own boss, I get to decide what to wear!
Charlie
by Charlie
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

Which direction were they travelling? If you let me know the name of the boat, I could nip over there this evening and go for a walk along the towpath. It would be fun to see their reaction to two skirted men in two days. I've no idea. We had just come up the steps from the railway station so I gue...
by Charlie
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2789
Views: 168765

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

Mrs C and I took a walk along the Kennet & Avon canal at Avoncliff yesterday. A boat passed us going the other way. When it was a 'safe' distance from us, someone shouted "He's got a skirt on!" (It was a denim Union kilt). Without turning I extended my arm and gave him the thumbs up, keeping walking...