Stu wrote:We see stories like this but we don't seem to be making much progress, gentlemen.
Donning a skirt as a form of protest, whilst admirable, won't, as Stu postulates, making skirt-wearing by guys normal
Getting skirts accepted as normal
is going to take much more finesse and an attention to more than one perceived injustice or a spell of hot weather. It's going to take random normal guys getting the idea into their heads that they can actually give it a go, that skirts really are a lot more comfortable than trousers, and really aren't all that much hassle to deal with -- unlike what they hear their wives/girlfriends whine about all the time. The difficult part for the guys who do adopt skirts is that they really need to be ambassadors in a way -- and that can be a tough line to toe. It's also going to likely involve getting away from the insipid drabness that defines men's styles now and for it to men to actually get interested in style, how it works, how to use it to their advantage, and how to wield it with skill and panache.
Yes, it'll be a long road, and it'll be the road less travelled. But, the travellers on that road will be more interesting, visually and, likely, intellectually than the ones on the heavily trodden one.