Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:25 am

Another interesting story...this time from GerdG......It did make me think....I have changed my outlook over the years....
...But the World around me has not changed....the men in skirts are in communication with each other...................
but their number across the Western World are very small
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby dillon » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:26 am

Jetblasted wrote:Great post, GerdG.


I especially like the Amerikilt with tights look.
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby weeladdie18 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:23 am

dillon wrote:
Jetblasted wrote:Great post, GerdG.


I especially like the Amerikilt with tights look.


If I remember correctly the Amerikilt was designed as a Men's Skirt in Seattle and has become
a very popular male orientated garment......

It is unfortunate that the garment was called a Kilt as the design of the garment bears little resemblance to
the construction of the Traditional Scottish Kilt..............

However the Amerikilt is well designed and marketed specifically as a male garment...

Dillon's suggestion of wearing the garment with tights does reflect the Medieval Style of Male wear by Horsemen

I feel that by wearing our own style of.. Men In Skirts ....we can mix and match our style of clothes as we wish....
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby Dick Ackerman » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:09 pm

weeladdie18 wrote:
dillon wrote:
Jetblasted wrote:Great post, GerdG.


I especially like the Amerikilt with tights look.


If I remember correctly the Amerikilt was designed as a Men's Skirt in Seattle and has become
a very popular male orientated garment......
...


weeladdie:
I think you are confusing "Amerikilt" with "Utilikilts". The Utilikilt was designed in Seattle and the Amerikilt was designing in Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia area soon after, I believe. Both are very good products and both companies are alive and well.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby weeladdie18 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:53 pm

Dick Ackerman wrote:weeladdie:
I think you are confusing "Amerikilt" with "Utilikilts". The Utilikilt was designed in Seattle and the Amerikilt was designing in Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia area soon after, I believe. Both are very good products and both companies are alive and well.
Dick


Thank you for your correction Dick ....worth noting there are two suppliers of male garments in a America
Men in Skirts are spoilt are spoiled for choice with male wear off the Peg......

I remember meeting one male English Hiker in a U.K. Youth Hostel , who had chosen this style of wear....

I was wearing my Traditional Clan Tartan Kilt at the time...

It is unfortunate that our chosen style of garment is limited by cost and availability and each of us rarely sees
another Man in a Skirt...out in the wild.........at least we are lucky to be left to explore our own chosen style of wear
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby weeladdie18 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:58 pm

I find the origins of the cult of Men in skirts interesting......when we were boys we were taught to wear
trousers in England ....There was distinct difference in the 1950's between the Male in his shorts or trousers
and the female in her skirts.......If I generally speak of the older male , who is possibly now retired,
there was no thought of him actually dressing as a male and wearing a skirt out on the street........
It does seem that the Idea of a Man in a Skirt was suggested by the Fashion Industry in the Swinging Sixties
but the Idea was never promoted as an acceptable way for a male to dress.

There was generally no way that the male would wear a skirt before he became a man in the late 1960 's
This was perhaps when the young fully trained Male chose to explore the world of Men In Skirts..

It does seem that the Man in Skirts remained in his closet until it became culturally acceptable for him to
to explore the world of the Man in Skirts out in the wild....possibly when he was in his Forties in say
1980 s or 1990 s .....Perhaps the world of Internet Technology Communications helped this Generation to
advance their understanding of the world of Men in Skirts......Certainly this communication helped
younger males jump on the Band Waggon.......

Am I correct in suggesting that nowadays Young Men do not join our Male Fashion until they reach
" A Mature Age " .......?

....This logic would suggest that more Males will join the Men in Skirts for a longer period of their lives..........

So the size of the World Wide Man In Skirts Group will increase by a mathematical progression.........weeladdie
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby nzfreestyler » Sat May 25, 2019 2:53 am

I have had a thing for high heels since I was a teen.
Apparently as a toddler I would get into my mothers/grandmothers high heels.

I started wearing high heel pumps with pants and I just didn't like the look, so I tried skirts and fell in love.

the rest, as they say, is history.
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Postby Happy-N-Skirts » Wed May 29, 2019 6:14 pm

I have been hoping to find a hiking group wearing kilts. There is a gay male nude hiking club, but that would not be for me. I am not one of them and probably wouldn't fit in. (Would that be discrimination?)

I enjoy hiking in skirts and do it alone a lot. I have met people on trails and had conversations with, who don't seem to notice, which is fine with me. It is rare to see other men hiking in skirts, but I have on occasion.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea to wear a skirt?

Postby Freefrom » Thu May 30, 2019 10:37 pm

moonshadow wrote:All,

As the title says, I'm interested to know where you all first got the idea to wear a skirt.


No firm memory really; I am aware that I have always been envious, as apposed to jealous, that my female friends and relations could wear what they wanted to. Colours, fabric, style; the world is their oyster. They could look good and felt confident, I was stuck with drab, unisex, men stuff.

There are times, for instance when I'm lying under a truck fixing the transmission and heavy cotton trousers are the most practical and modest solution. Walking about on a summer evening with fresh air flowing about my thighs whilst wearing a skirt is another practical and enjoyable solution. I call to question that evolution did not design a gentleman's personal area to be permanently constrained in a clothed confined space?

Without actively seeking girly colours, fabric, style. I'm beginning to find the solution. :)
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