Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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Skirt shopping is bleak for those who have male-tailoring tendencies. I can’t abandon my Y chromosome, but some can. But to make the change one has to be more brutally personally and publicly honest than most of us are prepared to do. Too, I like some relatively feminine styled skirts that I would not wear just because of not wanting to confront my own gender identity. Yes, I need to establish my identity as an eccentric, rather than a TG, because I fit neither category. I guess they haven’t studied me or those like me yet. I just don’t fit their cubbyholes.
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dillon wrote:Skirt shopping is bleak for those who have male-tailoring tendencies. I can’t abandon my Y chromosome, but some can. But to make the change one has to be more brutally personally and publicly honest than most of us are prepared to do. Too, I like some relatively feminine styled skirts that I would not wear just because of not wanting to confront my own gender identity. Yes, I need to establish my identity as an eccentric, rather than a TG, because I fit neither category. I guess they haven’t studied me or those like me yet. I just don’t fit their cubbyholes.
Unless you're in a Utilikilt or regular kilt / denim skirt, most other forms of skirt are generally regarded as feminine. Some are petrified of the TG label, and prefer to tough it out as a macho 'man in a skirt' (usually poorly dressed as well), and would prefer to be in court, than in court shoes :roll:

Mark, now of YouTube fame it seems :shock:
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set the bar for acceptable fashion whilst still not abandoning his Y chromosome.

I think we've reached a point where most are not 'unseeing' us, but are just too busy to care. Aside from kilts and denim skirts, all mine would be regarded as feminine, along with their accessories... but with celebrities "in the wild" like Eddie Izzard, it shows that just because I'm in a nice pencil skirt with black stockings, doesn't mean I have to take on a girly persona (unless one wants to) :twisted:
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moonshadow wrote:
It begs the question though, where did these thrift shop skirts originate?
Perhaps some of the skirts had originally been ordered online?

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Perhaps some of the new skirts in the charity shops are end of line from the local fashion stores ...
Some of the fashion stores are needing the rails for their new stock.

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pelmut wrote:
weeladdie18 wrote:Recently , I passed a shop in Exeter U.K. which sells very expensive sewing machines .
The shop advertised Sewing Machine Courses , sewing classes and pattern making courses.....Perhaps there is a similar shop on your doorstep
There is one in Bath.
Pelmut , Thanks for that comment , I have not been to Bath for years . If I remember correctly , just outside Bath ,on the way to Shepton Mallet there was
a Wild West Museum . Great Stuff . Must have been ten years ago .

There are also craft and sewing groups in many local regions . There are two within a few miles of me .

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weeladdie18 wrote:Perhaps some of the new skirts in the charity shops are end of line from the local fashion stores ...
Some of the fashion stores are needing the rails for their new stock.
Nevertheless, if few women now wear skirts on a regular basis, one would expect second hand skirts to gradually dwindle to small remnant.

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Yesterday afternoon, here in Seattle, the weather was spring like. (Last February we had snow storms).

Noticed a woman in a dress walking her dog. She wasn't wearing a jacket or anything over the dress.

Notable because I have hardly seen any skirted women since early autumn last year.

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Grok wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Yesterday afternoon, here in Seattle, the weather was spring like. (Last February we had snow storms).

Noticed a woman in a dress walking her dog. She wasn't wearing a jacket or anything over the dress.

Notable because I have hardly seen any skirted women since early autumn last year.
There have been a few over the past couple weeks, but mainly on the eastside, closer to where I am. Next week, looks like close to 60 deg F and sunny again.
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I think we need more skirts in general out there !
Women and men wearers !

I'm often the only skirt in some of the companies I visit - and its amazing how some companies - or perhaps staff are all opting to wear pants rather than a skirt ! Why I don't know - all the women I refer to are in retail or admin support for small to medium companies. Larger corporates I think have more skirts?

Anyway - I would not mind seeing plenty more skirts and heels around the place. Its hard work being a guy - and the only person in a skirt and heels.

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Again another day of relatively mild weather. I should clarify-weather like early spring. Two young women I saw:

1. One wearing jacket, skirt, and black pantyhose.

2. Another woman wearing jacket and long skirt.

The general pattern seems to be...if the weather is like early autumn or early spring, a few intrepid souls will venture out skirted.

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