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General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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Another idea I have been thinking about is a sort of shirt-dress.

Basically, by adding a skirt to a man's shirt. Find a shirt in a thrift store, somewhat larger than what I wear. A shirt with a flat bottom rather than a shirt tail. Sew skirt to flat bottom of shirt.
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Grok wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:25 pm
Another idea I have been thinking about is a sort of shirt-dress.
Again, old news. Shirt-dresses have been around for a long time indeed and represent nothing new.

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I've also been thinking about how to make a dress that would be something different from the usual female dresses. The problem is that feminine clothing has expanded to cover everything you can think of. It's hard to come up with something really new that could be co-opted as "male".

The idea of a dress=skirt+top seems attractive, but the entire point of a dress is that the top and bottom form a set. If they don't there's no point combining them into a single garment. Unless you're aiming for stealth: that it looks like you're wearing a skirt, but it's actually a dress.

So you end up thinking of stuff that men wore in medieval times, long tunics and robes (or the skirt from the Gladiator). Which are nice as far as they go, but hardly innovative. That said, I have been thinking making a dress based on a hoodie/jumper for the top, and then at the waist a cord, and under that a straight dress, perhaps pleated but in any case wide enough that you can walk in it. All the same material that you make jumpers from, and long. I don't think I've seen anything like that IRL, but seems appropriately warm for the winter. Perhaps it's a modern take on a robe?

It would probably suck in the rain though, which is likely why it doesn't exist.
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Isn't that just a monk's robe? They had a hood, a cord belt at the waist and was a full length garment made from a thick material for warmth. As I recall Moon has at least one of them.
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rode_kater wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:43 am

The idea of a dress=skirt+top seems attractive, but the entire point of a dress is that the top and bottom form a set. If they don't there's no point combining them into a single garment. Unless you're aiming for stealth: that it looks like you're wearing a skirt, but it's actually a dress.
I think dress=skirt+top could work if the two sections are matched in terms of material and color.
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Grok wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:31 pm
I think dress=skirt+top could work if the two sections are matched in terms of material and color.
That's what's known as a two-piece dress.
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I kind of think that there is nothing really new under the Sun.
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STEVIE wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:19 pm
I kind of think that there is nothing really new under the Sun.
I think we've got a chat-bot that doesn't have the historical background to make sensible comments.
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