Exactly. Sounds like you're doing great!Rocketdawg wrote:...I guess it's all a confidence-booster. It makes me want to be able to wear what I want, when I want, and where I want within the constraints of the moment...
Man, there are days I wish I were that quick-witted!Mike wrote:I was at a bar once, shorts and suntan pantyhose on, wife sitting next to me, and a guy asked me if I was gay. I said, "What, because of the pantyhose?" He affirmed, I said, "No, but I have a gay friend and he has a shirt exactly like yours." He got the point.
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Well, the other way 'round has been the norm for a few decades now, so why not? There's a reason I started using the terms "male-marketed" and "female-marketed"; it's only the marketing distinction that differentiates things -- that and an absolutely opaque and highly-variable sizing tactic for female-marketed stuff.Sinned wrote:Maybe I should think of anything a woman wears as being open season for a man. Period.
This goes for footwear as well. When women started serving in numbers in various armed forces around the world, some level of confusion was had on footwear and whether separate patterns would have to be deployed to fit the woman soldier. It turns out that there wasn't enough of a statistical difference to warrant that and that a boot for a small man would fit and average-sized woman just fine. It cuts the other way as well. Once I nailed the size, it turns out that a female-marketed size 14 in US shoe-sizing fits my US (male) size 12 foot just fine. I just won't put up with anything i can't walk in for an extended period of time; I need to be practical.
In short, if something appeals to your personal aesthetic, and you can pull it off without looking outlandish or clownish, then do so. Just make it believable.
Why not?Sinned wrote:...Maybe I should think of anything a woman wears as being open season for a man...
Wearing a skirt, you've already broken the barrier. Just do a good job of it, and therein lies the rub, because you have to pick, choose, and blend styles from both sides with few rules to guide you.
As are we all.Sinned wrote:... I've come a long way but still have a but further to travel on life's fashion and gender role journey.
Great to hear Rocketdawg, making your skirted outfit look masculine is sometimes difficult. It's easier with kilts. It's great that you get good comments from other people.Rocketdawg wrote:Thanks Jeff! It's been getting cool here so I've been having fun putting some outfits together with a skirt over leggings.
I try to make it less Femme. . More than once I have gotten comments from straight guys saying they wish they had the balls to do it and they would wear a skirt in public too. Gals have commented that I wear the look well. I guess it's all a confidence-booster. It makes me want to be able to wear what I want, when I want, and where I want within the constraints of the moment. Great experiences!
viable option just as trousers (and anything seen as masculine) are currently to women.
Personal preference dictates my style and choice of what I wear and my usual daily appearance consists of black leggings with a mid thigh length or just above knee skirt with either a T-shirt, sweatshirt or patterned button collar shirt, I usually wear tights underneath leggings as they look smooth above the ankles unlike socks which look horribly bumpy and also tights provide extra warmth in winter, footwear to go with my leggings are black Caterpillar boots which are supposedly female one's. In summer on hot days it's black utility kilt, T-shirt and black socks with either black or beige Caterpillar boots. My wife influences my style and has given me confidence the way I dress as she sees clothing as having no gender but she will tell me if she thinks if things no don't match in her opinion.
As for going out and about I have no issue's at all in public, most of the time people don't even recognise the difference or not bothered and at most I get is a frowned look or indirect comment from a much older generation 20 plus years my age in which case i know intolerance and ignorance is indoctrinated into many (not all).
Breaking down the barriers of normality through education is the key for skirts to become mainstream for men, skirtcafe and men in general as an organised group need to get petitions going to retailers and manufacturers and become more present in public spaces either on media such the net or in the community wearing skirts, there needs to be some kind of movement starting.
You're extremely fortunate to have such an understanding wife. Are there any occasions where you don't wear a skirt?
I don't wear skirts at work because of them being impractical as neither do women either so for a few days a week it's just trousers. I would'nt mind to go bare leg or at least nude tights more often but UK weather is usually rainy and cold even in summer.
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Welcome to the Skirt Cafe Equall83.
How long have you been wearing skirts? I look forward to reading more of your posts. Tell us more about yourself in the introductions area.
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