What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Kilted_John » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:10 am

I don't think anything will change for me, if it occurs. Except that I probably would be more likely to be able to get away with a skirted job search.

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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby JeffB1959 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:20 am

To be perfectly honest, it doesn’t matter a lick to me if skirt wearing men were accepted by society or not, I’d go on wearing what I like. I wear skirts as part of an overall fashion statement since I look better in women’s clothing than I do men’s, so, nothing would change for me, even if society’s mindset about skirt wearing men did.
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:25 am

I would find some that were right for wearing to the office. As I am rarely trousered away from work, I would join the ranks of the never - trousered. (Except when they are necessary for protection.)

Actually I reckon I have some that would be fine for the office already. All I need is the critical mass to make it OK. I'm doing my bit; where is my support?
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Kilty » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:48 pm

skirtyscot wrote:I would find some that were right for wearing to the office. As I am rarely trousered away from work, I would join the ranks of the never - trousered. (Except when they are necessary for protection.)

Actually I reckon I have some that would be fine for the office already. All I need is the critical mass to make it OK. I'm doing my bit; where is my support?


Just wear knee-length skirts with dark tights, and say it's more comfortable than trousers should anyone dare to ask :roll:
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:22 pm

That's the general idea, kilty, and I have some which fit the bill. I haven't yet plucked up the courage to turn up wearing one of them, but I am softening my colleagues up so when the big day comes it won't be a complete surprise.

They have seen me in my plain kilts a few times; enough that they no longer get much of a reaction. But before staff parties people (mostly women) do ask if I will be wearing one.

When I arrived at a staff night out in my pink trousers and suede ankle boots, each seemed to draw roughly equal numbers of comments. I have since worn those boots and my leather pair to work quite a few times and nobody has commented or (apparently) noticed. I confess to being just a tad disappointed about this!
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Kilty » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:00 am

skirtyscot wrote:That's the general idea, kilty, and I have some which fit the bill. I haven't yet plucked up the courage to turn up wearing one of them, but I am softening my colleagues up so when the big day comes it won't be a complete surprise.

They have seen me in my plain kilts a few times; enough that they no longer get much of a reaction. But before staff parties people (mostly women) do ask if I will be wearing one.

When I arrived at a staff night out in my pink trousers and suede ankle boots, each seemed to draw roughly equal numbers of comments. I have since worn those boots and my leather pair to work quite a few times and nobody has commented or (apparently) noticed. I confess to being just a tad disappointed about this!


I guess as long as the right people like HR know, and if it's not really going to bother customers if in a customer-facing role, just go for it! If they've seen the plain kilts and its no big deal, just wear a lack pencil with black tights, and carry on as normal. All your pictures look good, and I'm sure some of your colleagues have already figured out! Under LGBT rules, it's fine, so the ball's in your court! People know gender fluid and I think more have issue with it being thrust in their face and forced to accept it, like how India on Big Brother made it such a big deal mentioning it every second :roll:
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Kilty » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:04 pm

Instagram pic of a guy in a black skirt
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Which looks quite respectful. Not my picture, but shows that it is gaining acceptance by society :wink:
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Wonderful Electric » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:45 pm

The above is a great look. I love it!
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby STEVIE » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 pm

Simples, our work would be done.
Nobody would care or even, notice.
I could live with that, could YOU?
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Caultron » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:42 pm

Mike wrote:...I've worn skirts everywhere imaginable, haven't been kicked out, ridiculed, or molested. In my world, skirts for men IS totally accepted by society. My pantyhose too!

Exactly.

I'm not sure that the idea of skirts for men is totally accepted, at least to the point of being commonplace. But the idea of being able to wear whatever you want does seem to be accepted, and for me that's good enough.
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Caultron » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:44 pm

kilty wrote:Instagram pic of a guy in a black skirt...Which looks quite respectful. Not my picture, but shows that it is gaining acceptance by society.

Yes, there you go.

I wonder what his story was? Like, is the jacket from a military uniform, or a hotel uniform, or what?
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Wonderful Electric » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:36 pm

The jacket looks military from the epaulettes and the brass chain. Great proportions and silhouette.
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby tesjolts » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:31 am

I'm not so sure what would happen, but seeing what happened with women after decades they have been wearing pants...and now you can hardly see them wearing skirts anymore.
Maybe men would stop wearing pants, or keep them for special ocassions only.

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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby Charlie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:50 am

No Skirt Cafe and all the like-minded friends across the world :(
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Re: What if men in skirts was totally accepted by society?

Postby crfriend » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:51 pm

Charlie wrote:No Skirt Cafe and all the like-minded friends across the world :(

Ah, the joys of living in a sub-culture.
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