Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

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Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby moonshadow » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:48 am

I'd like to extend a little challenge (game) for us members here...

We've all had experiences where we're told, or at least have read on numerous occasions that skirts and other such garments are NOT for men under any circumstances. However on the other hand, it's important to remember that there are countless images and examples of men wearing skirts, dresses, tunics, robes, etc everywhere in our culture...

I invite any member here to share or upload a photo of men wearing skirts, or other unbirucated garments that has become a part of our ACCEPTED culture...

The idea here is the photo needs to be "common", something that we all see all the time, nothing of a "novelty" sort or unusual, with the "name of the game" to illustrate how men wearing skirts, or skirt like garments really isn't such a brain buster after all!

I'll go first to set the trend:

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Men in mini-dresses unite! Adam... is that you?? :P
(He also appears to keep his legs... "greenly shaved!" :lol:

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Got a prescription you need filled?? I notice how both characters have garments with an open shoulder... 80's anyone?? :lol:
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby mishawakaskirt » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:51 am

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Ok moon, here is a couple I could find.

And another.
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I'm Not sure if this proves anything exactly. Like women, cartoon characters are exempt to standard clothing rules.
If you think about it how many cartoon characters are partly nude or completly nude.

GAHHH! My eyes can't take it seeing pastey white thighs and doughy mid section. :lol:
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby denimini » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:13 am

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I guess I would wear leggings too if I could fly

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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Judah14 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:21 pm

Michael Blanc and Alto Saotome from Macross Frontier, both wearing yukata:
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby oldsalt1 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:41 pm

great photos > I llike the one with the movie star holding the pole , the green giant ain't bad either. but unfortunately I think i come closer to Homer :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:49 pm

oldsalt1 wrote:great photos > I llike the one with the movie star holding the pole , the green giant ain't bad either. but unfortunately I think i come closer to Homer :lol: :lol: :lol:

D'OH!!
Me too!! I have worn a MUMU or what ever they are called around the house before, even way back when I was married. It was usually in the summer just after taking a shower. So I was not running around naked. :pukel: :woops:
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:whistle: Hi I am Fred and I wear skirts and dresses all of the time. :hooray:
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby mishawakaskirt » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:34 am

Flintstones. Unisex animalskins
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I got to thinking earlier the exclusively skirts/dresses are for women only. Is imprinted in us beginning at childhood look at a majority of cartoon characters. A skirt or dress is what makes them the female. Mickey and Minnie. Alvin and the chipmunks/ chipettes etc. Girl / skirt guy/ pants there are a few exceptions in cantoons but not many.
Check out the picture of Mickey and Minnie. Eyelashes, a bow, and dress. Otherwise they are drawn with the same features.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Grok » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:50 am

mishawakaskirt wrote:Flintstones. Unisex animalskins
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A skirt or dress is what makes them the female. Girl / skirt guy/ pants there are a few exceptions in cantoons but not many.
Which, ironically, makes these cartoons seem out dated. In real life most females now wear trousers most of/or nearly all the time.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Gusto10 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:27 am

Seen in the walls of Pierrefond Castle: https://www.eupedia.com/france/pierrefonds.shtml
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Ralph » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:22 pm

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Milhouse: "I guess I picked the wrong day to wear culottes!" [because they were playing a game at school that involved crawling between each other's legs]
Bart: "Every day is the wrong day to wear culottes."

Bart hasn't always been so narrow-minded. In an earlier season he had to borrow Lisa's socks for school because he was out of clean socks of his own.
Homer: "But how do you explain the culottes?"
Bart: "I had to coordinate, didn't I?"
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That being said, both of these images look more like s regular skirt than culottes, which are bifurcated. Simpsons writers didn't do their homework!
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Sinned » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:34 pm

But the trouble is, from my pov, if you show anything from a former time, as in like Greeks or Romans, or other places in the world, as in like India or South Seas Islands, then MOH would say that that was appropriate for then or that place but it's not appropriate for the here and now. She also says that when she sees other men walking around the streets of York in dresses and skirts then she will rethink. But how will you see other men in skirts on the streets of York unless someone shows that it can be done and be acceptable. I have heard from someone I have known for a few years and is in the same age bracket as my children that he knows some other men that wear skirts on occasion. As has been said cartoons are a special case and conventional rules don't apply.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby skirtyscot » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:04 pm

Sinned wrote:MOH... says that when she sees other men walking around the streets of York in dresses and skirts then she will rethink. But how will you see other men in skirts on the streets of York unless someone shows that it can be done and be acceptable.


OK guys, trip to York! Meet outside Sinned's house.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Stevie D » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:12 pm

skirtyscot wrote:
Sinned wrote:MOH... says that when she sees other men walking around the streets of York in dresses and skirts then she will rethink. But how will you see other men in skirts on the streets of York unless someone shows that it can be done and be acceptable.


OK guys, trip to York! Meet outside Sinned's house.

I'll come! York is only an hour and a half drive from me. I might be able to persuade my wife to come too.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby DonaldG » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:40 pm

I'll probably be in York again next year - will post dates once I know for sure.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby denimini » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:00 am

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