Why we wear skirts and how does it feel?

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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Re: Why we wear skirts and how does it feel?

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skirtedbrit wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:01 am
I am an outdoor type living in the country and love hill walking in skirts for the freedom of movement, keeping cool and lack of discomfort caused by friction.
I like them for the same reason. Strange that women out walking in the country and hills, don't seem to have the same ideas.

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Re: Why we wear skirts and how does it feel?

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Same here. But skirts have less of an advantage over trousers when you are walking than when sitting down. If it's likely to be wet, or cold and windy, trousers have the edge. But there's always the option of wearing a light skirt and carrying waterproof trousers in case the weather turns.
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oldsalt1 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:44 am
I was formulating an answer to this question when I read CR's post I was thinking that he read my mind while he was writing his reply.

A little adjunct to his comments I also feel that I look better in skirts ,maybe its because I take a little more effort when I dress .

His last comment about being a little different also hits home. I have spent the majority of my life trying to fit in and slipping under the wire ,afraid to be different.
Agree with all these points :!:

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As, when wet trousers stick to the legs, a skirt not so much. I'd prefer a skirt in heavy rain than trews.
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For me, it comes down to aesthetics and admiration. I have always admired someone dressed in a nice-fitting skirt, regardless of length. I purchased my first kilt in 2006 and have since added many more. I now own more skirts and kilts than pants (work uniforms excepted)! I like the way I look in a skirt. I like the way it feels on any day, whether it is a cold day or a warm day. On cold days, I wear tights or leggings with a skirt or kilt. On warm days, I may go commando :D

Final thought, I am slowly coming out of my box and embracing skirts as a fashion choice. Wearing a kilt has become easy. Those who know me actually expect it! Wearing a skirt will (hopefully) come just as easy.
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Keep at it, KITV, and it will.
Keep on skirting,

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Re: Why whttps://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20970e wear skirts and how does it feel?

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Comfort is King.

Simplicity of wear and care.

I can look better dressed for less dollars in a skirt than pants-- at least given my predilection for Goodwill type thrift stores for my skirts.

I like the options; pants and shirts alone from the rack are quite boring -- no wonder so few men take much care/notice of their attire or look!

The above allows more indulgence of mood, occasion or subliminal messages! You can 'announce' most anything from drab, flirty/sexy, flamboyant, down-to-earth, formal, or melancholy.

Skirts provide more suitable options for a wider range of activities than pants -- hiking is a good example -- but maybe that is back to comfort.

Choice without dictates from others for conformity probably fits my history as a bit of a rebel.

The 'shock' factor can be a bit of fun; and educational which I like as I want to make people consider their biases, their conformity, assumptions. It easily opens the door to issues of gender ID, gender orientation, and all verities of sexism, cultural norms, and travel among others.

I get a hell of a lot more compliments, notice and inclusion wearing skirts than I ever did in traditional men's attire.

It's FUN.

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Unlimited stride
ventilation
freedom
comfort
dry crotch
no friction
no seams or wrinkles
great for driving, No pressure and allows air conditioning.

Perfect for movies, hiking, walking,
Minor problem with modesty and flashing, getting in and out of a vehicle.

Great for gardening and home projects

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Indeed,Faldaguy, it wouldn't do much good even if men did notice their attire, because there isn't much you can do with dull clothes.

In which case, you might as well pick something that you can just throw on without thinking about it.

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Being a bit corpulent, I would like to agree with the lack of friction, however, friction does become an issue with too much walking when ones legsrub against each other, then, a pants actually provides a barrier and prevent chafing. Obviously the answer is either a wider pelvis, not easy to arrange! or just less weight. It's a pity food is so nice!
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Ah yes, B&B. People who don't eat get awfully thin, but think of all that enjoyment they are missing out on !

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Re: Why we wear skirts and how does it feel?

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I usually wear skirt when driving for longer distances when I first started it was very noticeable how much easier it was in the crotch area. I also enjoy the feel of a soft breeze ventilating the same area when out.
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