Another clothing site hints towards skirts for men.

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Another clothing site hints towards skirts for men.

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Came across this comment while surfing the net.

From a clothing website emp.co.uk on their skirts page. Looks like things are slowly changing for us :D


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Hi Victor
Just had a look as I had never heard of this site.
Some interesting skirts, I must say.
The good point is that they are just saying that skirts aren't just for women.
That makes a refreshing change from calling it a "manskirt" and adding a premium with the label.
This is one that I will definitely keep in mind, thanks.
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If the media is going call it a skirt should we just call it a skirt and not try to own it by any other name
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Bikerkilt wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:02 pm
If the media is going call it a skirt should we just call it a skirt and not try to own it by any other name
This author's opinion is that we should own the matter indeed own the matter under the guise of "skirt" and be done with. It is what it is, no matter what we might call it, It is, ultimately, a skirt.
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Very true about a skirt being a skirt and that we should embrace it for what it is.
The concept of a "manskirt" is just a blatant exploitation of the insecurities that a lot of men have around alternative clothing choices being perceived as less than masculine. I would place the use of the word "kilt" used as a descriptor in the same category.
What is more, as a commercial ploy, it has worked to some degree. The success of the utility/tactical kilt has is surely a good indicator. The very fact that a segment of men in skirts will pay a hefty premium just for the manskirt on the label similarly attests.
When men can comfortably drop the man in manskirt, perhaps we will really move fashion freedom forward.
Just don't hold your breath.
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Well said, Stevie.
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I've noted here before my experience when at Legacy hospital in Portland last year when a nurse asked if what I was wearing was a kilt. It took her a moment to recover when I told her "no, it's just a skirt". :)

She did explain that she had to ask that way, because other men had gotten offended when she said something about their skirt -- the men apparently insisting they were wearing kilts. :? :?:
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Yep, I remember it. Probably those men are not confident with the idea of wearing a skirt which is seen as feminine garment while at the opposite a kilt is often seen as purely masculine.
I know that if someone asked me what I am wearing when I wear a skirt, I would answer "a skirt". No point to call it with any other name (remember: people can see the skirt you wear, unless you have another bigger garment to hide it :D)
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Interesting web site, there are a few skirts I kind of like, most of the items are No my style on either side of the aisle. Im not quite into that look.

I could not find that particular page where your screen shot came from. I was rather hoping to see it for myself.
I figure I'm Not looking in the right spot apparently.
I'm hoping you will share the exact URL.
MIS need to comment a word of thanks to sites that publish statements like that.
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mishawakaskirt wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:11 am
Interesting web site, there are a few skirts I kind of like, most of the items are No my style on either side of the aisle. Im not quite into that look.

I could not find that particular page where your screen shot came from. I was rather hoping to see it for myself.
I figure I'm Not looking in the right spot apparently.
I'm hoping you will share the exact URL.
MIS need to comment a word of thanks to sites that publish statements like that.
Just looked on the website and i can't find the page I took the screenshot from, it looks like they have updated their website (which they do often) and the info page about skirts is not there. I will post the link if I find it again :D
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victor1964 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:29 pm
mishawakaskirt wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:11 am
Interesting web site, there are a few skirts I kind of like, most of the items are No my style on either side of the aisle. Im not quite into that look.

I could not find that particular page where your screen shot came from. I was rather hoping to see it for myself.
I figure I'm Not looking in the right spot apparently.
I'm hoping you will share the exact URL.
MIS need to comment a word of thanks to sites that publish statements like that.
Just looked on the website and i can't find the page I took the screenshot from, it looks like they have updated their website (which they do often) and the info page about skirts is not there. I will post the link if I find it again :D
You should contact them, send them the screen shot and ask them what happened? Or and tell them you support the MIS look, and that skirts should be unisex.
They more than likely had someone complain anti MIS.
So we need to say something PRO MIS
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I suspect that the Trump Pandemic has only broadened the schism between America and the UK/EU even broader. I can only hope that when/if vaccines make it possible to reconnect, we can all agree that men deserve the same fashion rights as females.
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I don't need the end of the effects of the pandemic to agree with that dillon. I want equality with wumen. EQUALITY, EQUALITY, EQUALITY.
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The original text is back on their website again.

To view the page: go to emp.co.uk, enter "skirt" into their search box. When the skirts have loaded, scroll to the bottom of the page. :D :D :D

The websites full text comments on skirts, not a bad sales talk :wink:


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