"Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal introduced national dresses for men and women during the 17th century in an attempt to lend a unique identity to the people of Bhutan. All Bhutanese citizens are required to observe the national dress code, known as Driglam Namzha, while in public during daylight hours. All Bhutanese have to wear their national dress in government offices, schools and all formal occasions. It was always customary to wear it but since 1990, it has been the law of the land and police may fine any Bhutanese who is not wearing official national dress in public. The law is said to be an effort to preserve and promote Bhutan’s cultural heritage." http://www.himalaya2000.com/bhutan/nati ... dress.html
The gho is an long and ample robe (think of a large dressing gown) that is worn hitched up to knee height with a belt so that the extra fabric forms a "pocket" at the waist and folds like a box-pleat at the back (see http://www.raonline.ch/pages/bt/visin2/bt_dress01b.html)
Lots of pictures (of men and women) at https://duckduckgo.com/?q=men+bhutan+tr ... &ia=images
Looks comfortable and practical!
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Agreed! What is described in this thread isn't freedom at all... its.... dress tyranny!Gusto10 wrote:It would take the fun away
Can't say that I support this.... but it's their thing.... As long as they're happy.
I wonder if there's a member known as "Sunlight"  who constantly complains about almost getting fired for wearing pants on his own time??oldsalt1 wrote:I heard that someone in Brutan a started a new website its called pantscafe. It has something to do with men wanting to be able to wear pants if they want
 I am just going to assume "Sunlight" would be the logical opposite of "Moonshadow"....
Sunlight wrote: Pants didn't help, but really it's been going on long before that. The pants just put the final nail in the coffin. In fact, it could be said that this problem ultimately helped with my choice in dress. As they say... if you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose.
Oh, and there's probably a member named Dennis, who's real name is actually Sinned, and for the life of him, he just can't get his other half to get on board with the whole pants wearing thing....
Sorry Dennis, I chose you because your username was the most reversible....
Of course, "NewPepper" (who could that be??) Who FINALLY gathered up the courage to go to his temple in pants!
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What a wonderful thought -- a country that actually cares how happy its citizens are not how rich the upper-crust is getting or how disgusting the politicos can act!
When I first started with skirts and thought that you had to go all the way in dressing up as a woman I also had, for a very short while, the alter-ego Denise. But that was five or six years ago. My name is thus quite flexible.