Gotta reply Fred, emphasis in your quote is mine -- because when we depart politics there is so much more agreement! Yes, I can understand leggings of various sorts for style, and even warmth -- but indeed they are just another version of pants, and if you are wearing skirts for comfort -- something does not compute with tights, pantyhose, etc.by Fred in Skirts » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:49 pm
COLD is a matter of where you live and how long you have lived there. I originally came from Philadelphia, Pa. and for many years after I moved to the South I was still only wearing just a shirt and no coat. While the locals were bundled up in heavy coats and sweaters. Now after 53 years I too bundle up at the first sign of temps going below 50 degrees F. Of course some of that is due to my old worn out body soon to be 78 years old. But most of it is acclimatization to the local conditions. But I do not wear tights nor pantyhose to me they are just trousers of a different style and something that is just not my style.
Also like you, I've lived in cold climes -- based in Yellowknife, NWT for a couple years where -40F (which also happens to be -40C) is not that unusual. Those weren't skirt days thank goodness, but yes one can acclimate to some extremes; or loose their fortitude when we enjoy consistent warm weather. Right now it is "cold" here on our tropical zone mountain, maybe 62F (17C) and I changed to a long skirt when the sun was setting! No hosier, but warm memories of BBQ's and sea swims during Kiwi Christmases to add a bit of psychological warmth! So, maybe I just don't have adequate empathy for ye in the cold zones, but the inconsistency of "I wear skirts for comfort (pants aren't well designed for the male anatomy argument) and then adding some form of pants right back under the skirt???