Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Discussion of fashion elements and looks that are traditionally considered somewhat "femme" but are presented in a masculine context. This is NOT about transvestism or crossdressing.

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

Postby Orca » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:43 am

Magnus Robot Fighter 01 - 00 - FC.jpg


one of my childhood heroes, A fighting man wearing a skirted outfit
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Sinned » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:48 am

.... and it's as short as her dress! And there's moans about men wearing short skirts!
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Ralph » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:32 am

Then there was the unisex Star Fleet uniform from ST:TNG's first season...

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

Postby r.m.anderson » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:08 am

Don't forget the Star Trek SKANT
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Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby moonshadow » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:49 am

Santa's elves wear dresses...

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

Postby Sinned » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:12 pm

Moon, the dress I wore last Saturday was similar to that only longer and one half was red and the other green.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Freedomforall » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:58 am

What a cool thread!!
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 am

We're right back to Robin Hood.

I can't find the pic. of it right now, but when I was 15, for a fancy dress parade at a local fete my mother hired a Robin Hood outfit for me which had a short tunic belted at the waist, the bit below the belt being short miniskirt-length. This was worn over thick green tights. Little hat, bow & arrows quiver over my shoulder completed the outfit. Take away the bow & arrows and change the hat & I could have passed as Peter Pan! Yonks ago I did post that pic. on here.

In that last 'Santa' pic. the bloke? on the left looks like 'he's' wearing skinny jeans under that red tunic. Cancels it ll out, don't you think?

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

Postby Daryl » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:27 am

Sinned wrote:.... and it's as short as her dress! And there's moans about men wearing short skirts!


Moans about women wearing short skirts, too. I'm old enough to remember when the miniskirt was controversial, and it was very controversial. Modern dress codes for women usually include how short is too short.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Daryl » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:29 am

Orca wrote:
Magnus Robot Fighter 01 - 00 - FC.jpg

one of my childhood heroes, A fighting man wearing a skirted outfit


Mine too! Loved the series but sadly didn't have the foresight to save them.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Daryl » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:44 am

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

Postby greenboots » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:46 pm

Kirbstone wrote:We're right back to Robin Hood.

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I remember several TV series about Robin Hood (plus the Mel Brooks Robin Hood: Men in Tights). Interestingly, the earlier versions (in the days when you'd expect dress codes to be more rigorously enforced), Robin & co. really did wear tights:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Robin_Hood_(TV_series)#/media/File:The_Adventures_in_Sherwood_Forest_-_Broadcasting,_June_30,_1958.jpg

But in the more recent version on British TV in 2006, there is a distinct move towards trousers (mostly leather of some sort), for example,
this image of Much. http://www.tv.com/shows/robin-hood/photos/publicity/image-34#34

You'll even see this as far back as the movie A Knight's Tale http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183790/. (See the scene where they make an outfit from the green floral fabric of the tent).

How come, with supposedly increasing freedom of expression, the mass media are actually becoming more restrictive in their portrayal of men?

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

Postby Sinned » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:15 pm

Daryl, never moaned about women wearing miniskirts although there was controversy at the time. I remember in the mid-sixties sitting at lunchtimes on the Grammar School I attended watching all the girls walk up to the Technical and Secretarial Colleges in their miniskirts. But then I was in my early teens and thus easily excited. Interestingly one of the girls was probably my future wife although we didn't remember seeing each other and didn't meet until years later. :)

Now I even see older women wearing them and, in the most part, they look good in them.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Daryl » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:22 am

Sinned wrote:Daryl, never moaned about women wearing miniskirts although there was controversy at the time. I remember in the mid-sixties sitting at lunchtimes on the Grammar School I attended watching all the girls walk up to the Technical and Secretarial Colleges in their miniskirts. But then I was in my early teens and thus easily excited. Interestingly one of the girls was probably my future wife although we didn't remember seeing each other and didn't meet until years later. :)

Now I even see older women wearing them and, in the most part, they look good in them.


Yup, I watched the girls in miniskirts and got excited too, and guess what, that is why they wore them.
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Re: Men in skirts and dresses in our culture...

Postby Rokje » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:24 am

It is a shame that women don't seem to wear them anymore. At least i don't see them anymore, because all the women wear pants now a days.

In the Netherlands there is the annual skirtday (Not on a special date) when temperature rises above 20 C for the first time. They mention it at the weather forecast. Once a time the presentor was wearing a skirt while presenting the weather forecast.
Be proud to wear a skirt or dress they are just clothes. Yes , they are for men too :mrgreen:
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