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Men in Skirts: Weird or Wonderful?

By March 27, 2009

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marc jacobs in skirtDesigner Marc Jacobs is a recent convert to the joys of skirt wearing. Can other men be far behind?

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March 30, 2009 at 10:54 am
(1) amy says:

make a diffrence between hot and person

March 30, 2009 at 11:39 am
(2) jma says:

If the garment in question is a men’s KILT, then that’s cool in my book…but if it’s an actual SKIRT…not so much.

March 30, 2009 at 1:56 pm
(3) Chrissy says:

Men should be allowed to wear skirts or what ever. As womend seem to get away with it all lastest fashion look for women is wearing mens attire. So why the one rule for them and not the other equal rights I say.

Most women are crossdressers any way.

March 31, 2009 at 1:55 am
(4) allan says:

Men should go for it, the girls get all the pretty clothes to wear, so the guys should wear the pretty clothes also.
Dont know about the legs coming out from the skirts, though, maybe wearing tights, with a skirt on top, might be much more attractive.

An in favour Male.

April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm
(5) Richard says:

What next women wearing pants.
In the late 1800′s there were ladies thrown in jail for wearing them.

There was a time that the only men wearing pants were land pirates who rode horses.

Pants on men only became popular when men started riding on horses and not behind them!

Don’t give me that Duet. verse for it also says “You shall not wear cloth of mixed fiber”
Cotton and Nylon, and were can you find a 100% linen or silk outfit.

April 8, 2009 at 12:17 am
(6) yenmax says:

It is great to see a guy wearing a skirt. It gives us a new look and unique feeling. Keep Tradition is great, but the new way fashion will lead us to have a great variety, this is what new century life is about. If women can wear pants, why men can not wear skirts. After all, we all want to look great, fresh and fabulous. The Scottish men have already worn them century after century.

April 8, 2009 at 10:46 am
(7) amber says:

something that people would actually like, buy, and enjoy.

April 15, 2009 at 11:14 am
(8) Lucky09 says:

Men should wear tights, skirts or dress even mini skirt as it just normal clothes also it help with health reason as well – wear same trousers still so boring and need to change to make nice fashion – Im straight mail and wearing tights, mini skirt and suede calf boots that look very nice and cool

April 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm
(9) jeromehej says:


I’m a man who wears skirts and you can visit my informations website about skirts for men and men wearing skirts : men.jupe-skirt.info

See you soon.


April 18, 2009 at 11:36 am
(10) anonymous_caller says:

Men should be allowed to wear anything they want so long as it is within the law. The whole idea that men
have to wear trousers is only being propagated mostly
by men who are either insecure in their identity,
homophobic, or intolerant of other people freely
expressing themselves. All of our ancestors wore
skirts 200 and 300 years ago. What is every one
afraid of, now? What harm is being done by a man
wearing a skirt, or even a dress, for that matter?
“It’ll scare the children.” ?? Well, yes, but only
because certain individuals have been teaching their
children a twisted set of morals and have forgotten
history. Polynesian children aren’t scared when
they see a man wearing a sarong. African children
aren’t scared when they see a man wearing a dashiki.
Indian children aren’t scared when they see a man
wearing a lungi. Why is this so? Because their
culture accepts these things and our culture could
too, if people would lighten up and stop being so
judgemental of every little thing they don’t like.
Wake up, people. There are 6.7 billion of us on
this planet. We are either going to figure out how
to get along, or we’re going to destroy ourselves.

April 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm
(11) mara says:

It is not a question about weird or wonderful, it is a question about men would like to wear or not. Most men do not! Maybe they are not encouraged enough or just simply cowards – for sure it is one of the best clothing which fits perfectly to a man.
I read and heard so many comments and talking. That is the problem: To make a problem where no problem is! If men likes to wear it, just do it, if not, don’t do it.
There is no rule or law what people have to wear, we are doing that in our imagination.

And I think we women should not judge it, just support what men like to do in the same way we are be treated with ways of dressing. Do men ask if some would be weird or wonderful?

April 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm
(12) Charles says:

http://www.letchworthgc.com/placestovisit/history/ww2_homefront.htm is a British site where a quotation from World War II appears—
“IT SEEMS STRANGE THAT TROUSERED WOMEN CAN RUN AMOK AT WILL, FOR FRANKLY THE SIGHT IS CRIMINAL AND AN AFFRONT TO THE SENSES.” Women in pants was an “attempt to merge the tewo sexes into one person;” they were afflicted with “permanent mental hallucination;” they were arrested by policemen because the cops were offended by pants on women; they needed “treatment” in “the best conducted hospitals for the insane”—NY Times, May 27, 1876, page 6. Then there are the Greek men today on You Tube twirling in petticoats, tutus or pleated skirts (“Tsamikos”). Skirts and pants are not sex differences because they are not anatomical differences, but only varying methods of clothing the legs. What, are women hermaphrodites today that they cannot be cross dressers? No, only men are slandered by psychiatric terminology—because men alone are targeted with restrictions as to what they may wear. It was factory work in two World Wars—and that alone—that freed women to wear pants. Men got into pants—the horseback riding garment—because horses were for long centuries the best transportation, and armies could not compete without them. But skirts and trousers as “sex differences” they are as sex neutral as H2O.

April 28, 2009 at 8:31 am
(13) Steve says:

Well, I love the idea of men wearing skirts! For one I am a man and I wear a skirt almost all of the time, except for winter months! I think it will take someone like this guy and a few other celeb’s of the male nature and high profile to push skirt’s main stream for men. What we really need is a company to actually make skirts for men that they would by. If that happen’s I can see a lot of younger men trying it out!

April 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm
(14) Jenny says:

I don not feel guilty when I am saying men should wear skirts because skirts are originally a male garment anyway.
I would feel guilty when I vote for one of the options because the options are not true and do not show the difficulty.
With this voting we would judge about a piece of clothes which we don’t know how it looks on men because our own imagination only reaches the point of our experience. To start at this pointwe would absolutely wrong, because we are showing up with our knowledge (which could be very little), our imagination (which is only related to our minimal experiences) and our own taste, which is very individual. Result: We cannot answer or vote on this options.
What we should do is just one thing: Encourgage and support all men to wear also a skirt as extented wardrobe. Nothing is easier than that, and more effective.

I see that almost all of our clothes are already sex-polarized, and we must stop that if we are really living the emanicpation and not the polarization. We want to go away from it since 1837!!
In summary: I want to encourgage all men to try a skirt, it would be the optimal wardrobe for his body shape and his health. So, please men who are reading here, just try it, you’ll never will forget the feeling of freedom like on a motorcycle.

April 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm
(15) Philippe says:

None of the voting options will represent my view on the subject. Neither weird nor wonderful , it should be quite normal than men can wear skirts , if they want to.
I am a man and often I do wear skirts and feel quite confortable with my wearing , though I will probably wear even more , if ….

April 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(16) Monica says:

Philippe, exactly right. Why you guys asking what to wear? Why is it in “trend” to wear skirt? I guess – it is about men which do not wear skirt because they afraid to give up their maleness when wearing a skirt. It is opposite. When men wearing skirts they are real men and manly.

May 2, 2009 at 9:12 am
(17) Tatjana says:

What kind of question is that? Weird or wonderful? No space what it is in reality.

A skirt on a man is a garment. If you already got stuck in your old fashion imagination it is weird because you think so. It reflects your imagination, not your opinion because for a long time a skirt was an garment for females. The truth is that a skirt is originally a men’s garment because women supposed to be wear long dresses. Would you continue in this direction you would find, that the trend of pants is going back to that it was: A garment -mostly under long dresses- for women.
I know, a change is hard to understand, especially with the background information that a skirt is optimal for men’s lower body.

If you are a creative and innovative human being it will be exactly you expected, so it will be wonderful.
I can’t go with either. I would say it is wonderful that men finally have more choices in kind of dressing, and it is weird that men [or women] asking for public opinion.
The result will be a lie anyway, because the skirt is just targeted to some few men, but everybody is different and it looks different on men.

I recommend just go over the word skirt and show men’s fashion how it is at this time and with the new skirted application. Don’t write any pre-comments as a question, then answers will slightly more honest.

May 4, 2009 at 8:47 am
(18) Lee Garcia says:

Get over it world. It’s coming. Once the world opens it’s mind to change for the better. IE: America having a black President. Mixed race marriges and Ladies wearing trousers. They’re comfortable, sexy and give your ball room to breathe. Der! It’s not rocket science. Stay away from mini’s, floral desighns and anything that will make you look stupid, but very brave.

May 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm
(19) Robert says:

It’s time men take back the skirt. If you go back in history and study what men wore, it was a skirt or tights, or a combination of the two. Moving forward, mens trousers had no back pockets, a fashion which is now women’s. Today, women’s underwear is the same style that most men wear. So my point is, what difference does it make? If a guy wants to wear a skirt, go for it. Anatomically(?) a skirt is a lot better, and yes I do wear skirts (mainly minis)around the house. When out and about I wear jeans because you never know what might try to bite. (I live in the southwest). Men around the world wear some form of a skirt, whatever it be called. I say do it, you might like it.

May 6, 2009 at 7:55 am
(20) nostalga says:

Going back in past for future? Men wearing skirts. Great, what’s next? Women in pants? Cross-dressing? Not at all, because women supposed to be in pants with a dress over it in past and men in skirts. That kept the people healthy and these people were our ancenstors. They didn’t have to fight ith all this “modern” stuff we call diversity, gender-role, sex-equality and many more.
They did what people should do. Dressing they feel like, feeling comfortable, nice and of course women were beautiful not just through clothes. But I am missing real men, individuals and not uniformized in pants, simple INDIVIDUALS!
Yes, Robert and Lee, you are absolutely right,
it is time that men should come back be real men, and wear skirts if they want to. I think it is not the question about the length of a skirt, it is a question HOW you carry it – be straight and confident, then you’re right. The world is an open field, and if you want to b apart in the change, change, just do it. Only you can do it, women already went their way they want.

May 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm
(21) mara says:

Yes, I want to add some to the last postted comment: The skirt and the dress was and is today still a sign of intellectual maturity, power, influence and strength, and that is the reason that today yet priest, lawyers and judge sress its gown.
Pants symbolize simple people or soldiers, and were carried by men and women. Women wore it invisible under long dresses, just men wore and wearing it without covering: A relic from the French Revolution.
Conclusion: A skirt is not just a garment of women nor does it symbolize a women, it is just worn more by women in western societies. That fact.
So what men should do is showing up with their strength, influence [if they want to] but never say anymore a skirt or dress might be a sign of weakness. Opposite ist correct!

May 7, 2009 at 9:31 am
(22) Smith says:

See no reason skirts aren’t part of a norm for guys attire. I question why skirts haven’t entered the department store men’s department. The Bloomingdales, JCPennys, Bontons, Sears and Targets !

May 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm
(23) mara says:

Answer: Just business. I found a website “Bloomingdale isn’t sold” the comment of manager why he didn’t set skirts in men’s department. Answer: It’s about business. High risk, and we have to sell what people on the street demanding.
Clearly, there are not enough men ‘on the street’ who want skirts.
Okay, where you want to start?

May 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm
(24) Jenny says:

Yes, mara, it is about business. But never before men did do anything for their own. Just follow the line, but what line please?

Men do not receive compliments about pants, maybe, if they are lucky, get a “nice tie”.
But nothing about style, because there is no style, just pants.
Recently I have read an article about “feminization” of men’s clothes, and indeed, men can not wear anything what is just men’s stuff. We have to re-think and we have to admit that in reality is no border between women’s to men’s clothes, it is already adapted. But we are not cross-dresser because it is in fashion. If men doing the same, they are automatically cross-dresser, gay and/or transvestites. This comes from really narrow minded people which have no idea what they are talking about.

Back to the question: Weird or wonderful?
There cannot be a weird, people saying that should first think about one little question: What could be weird on a men in skirt. And then this people should look in a mirror and try to answer that question.
I am saying that men MUST wear skirts, because that will show the real, the manly men.

May 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm
(25) Jay says:

Yeah I have alwasy belived and felt that males should be allowed to dress as they would choose a lot of us males really do want this freedom just like females now today can wear pants jeans and et all mlae attire.

why is it that males are still not allowed to dress in what is still considered female clothing.

like you still have to become a crossdressere to do this and or tg which is quite an alright thing unto itself.

I am tg cd myself but would still just love to be able to dress in cute skrirts and dresses outside of being this way and that is not to mention the softness of what is female underclothing just as well lingerie for males as well also!

I am in with the wearing of skirts of al kinds for males and dresses just as well!

so what is still holding it alll back why can we not adopt this freedom to dress as we choose come on let us have the same total freedom women now so enjoy males unite under this and let us skirt the whole sissue right now today!

May 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm
(26) Jenny says:

I see that some talking about “allowed to wear a skirt”. There is no law that somebody can break wearing a skirt. So what you need is nothing else than your courage and be confident to wear you want.
Women started the same way, and as everybody can see, they were successful.
Of course, there must be a lot of males to start with something new; but I doubt that males can be united in the same idea.
I learned that men are the problem to go with a new trend fashion, not women.
So, if somebody wants to wear a skirt or dress, just do it…… as a man, and start today!

May 18, 2009 at 4:44 pm
(27) sasgirl1 says:

I am a hetro cross-dresser in my early 30′s. I have been cross-dressing for years but still live in constant fear of being ‘found out’. Apart from 7 people who know, i would never dare to wear a skirt outdoors in front of anyone else because i would be ‘labeled’. (as alredy stated in this discussion) i would be gay or something along those lines, even by people who know me years!. I was lucky enough to have 2 understanding girlfriends, who embraced it, saying they had the best of both worlds because their boyfriend loved shopping as much as them. Recently i befriended a very caring lady, and not long ago, she invited me to stay. We went for walks in the garden, and it was wonderful to feel the wind against my nylon clad legs, and the liberating feel of wearing a skirt outdoors. Needless to say, there is more to this story, and its a memory i will never forget!.

May 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm
(28) Kay says:

If the only men wearing them looked like this one here- I’d say GO for it. But unfortunately they don’t!

May 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm
(29) breanna says:

Call a men’s skirt kilt, then you are right with it. No, it is not weird in general, but I think some men cannot wear a kilt (skirt) but most men are okay in it. For sure most men looking better than in pants.

May 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm
(30) mara says:

I found this recently in another discussion:
Maybe people don’t want to read and know the truth, because men actually should wear skirts and dresses, thin and smooth underwear –or no underwear- for best results preventing testicle- and prostate cancer, keeping up with enough sperm, etc. “It is unclear why men’s health going under the way of dressing,…….. it’s a fault of our society. “Men have to wear skirts or dresses,…….. knee-length are fine, little shorter doesn’t ……….hurt anyway. Wearing socks or stockings……….. are okay, stockings usually worn by men with an old-style garter belt and shorter to mid tights. That prevents cancer, and also enhances male’s sexuality much more than additional products. On the other hand short skirts and dresses are unhealthy for women’s body, long skirts……… and pants are best because of keep warming the sexual organs which are located inside the body compare to men’s…..”. All this “stuff” like silky underwear, stockings, garter belt, etc. we brought to women’s wardrobe and men who would wear it, would called “gay” or transvestite; and endless stupidity. Fashion makes it possible.

May 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm
(31) Manna says:

Why so many questions about men’s skirts? Who want to jugde that? Nobody can’t and with your opinion you just give a statement about your taste, maybe your experience or education.

It is okay for men to wear a skirt which could be a kilt. Both words “Skirt” and “Kilt” are knwon since the fourteenth century and was only a male garment because women only wore long dresses. The kilt was a knee-length pleated skirt which were used by members of Scottish families and the Scottish Army.
There are no clear answers about the skirt, just that the skirt was used by men in different length, mostly knee-lenght or above (sometimes so short that women complained in public about it in the 17th century.

The skirt and the special skirt-style, the kilt, is a perfect garment for men’s body shape and I think it is time to extent men’s wardrobe with this kind of clothes.
Why the alternative pants? Can somebody explain why they want to choose pants for men, I mean really explain with reason, argument?
I don’t think so, so let men go in skirts!

May 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm
(32) mara says:

Michelle Obama brought it to the point in an interview, “Find your space. Find your spot. Wear what you love. Choose the careers that may have meaning to you, because there’s always somebody who will say, “I wouldn’t have worn that color,” or “Why didn’t you work at that job?” But if you’re comfortable in the choice and it resonates with you, then all other stuff – it’s just conversation. People have the right to have conversations…..” Read full article in TIME magazine.
Even this says clear that everybody has his own space, but everybody must find it. And if men found their space with skirts, why not.

May 31, 2009 at 2:13 pm
(33) Tim says:

First of all, men ARE allowed to wear skirts. Second, women in women’s pants aren’t crossdressing. Men in men’s skirts aren’t crossdressing (unless that is what they are trying to do). The stigma of what is or isn’t “allowed” and fear of what someone else thinks of our own attire is typically transferred from our own thoughts. Simply accept yourself for what you like, and be comfortable with that. When others look, remember that they will look regardless of what we wear. People want to see what is cool so that they can adopt the same ideas.
Please enjoy skirts, sarons, kilts, pantyhose, et cetera… for everyone that enjoys wearing them. It certainly isn’t a requirement for those that don’t choose to wear them. :)

June 1, 2009 at 4:50 am
(34) Jesse says:

As a man who wears skirts, even other woman garments, at first my girlfriend thought I was gay even asked if I was, and I said no. Over time she loves looking for skirts and dresses for me even more than me. It benifits me and my girl even more than I can possibly dream, so guys who wear skirts let your partner know, and girls take full advantage of it.

June 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm
(35) meika says:

I am getting sick about reading what women can do, and men complaining that they can’t.
Boys and Girls, Men and Women!!! There are no rules or laws saying men can wearing or can’t.
So, we (women) took over what we want to have in our wardrobe, men can do the same. But they must be willing to do so.

I know this question above is not correct because it doesn’t let any space for a opinion which is not related to already stereotyped answers. Get rid of this leading questions because it is simply not fair. Someone might question if men are fitting in skirts, and the answer will be always “YES”.

So, men if you like to wear skirts, kilts or dresses, just DO IT. Maybe you want to adopt
some more out of the “women’s clothing box”, do it but remember always the borderline between taste and drag. And what you want to wear under it, it is only your choice and has to be accepted by all – because it is YOU.

Be yourself, and do what you like to do, but don’t hurt other’s. If I don’t like something, I just do Not Look on – so I am not getting conflicted.

June 13, 2009 at 2:59 am
(36) John says:

Unfortunately, the poll questions don’t match up with what I would choose, since I am male, and a year-round skirt/kilt wearer. In the cold months, I usually don a traditional wool kilt. Around mid-March, I begin throwing on the normal skirts. I don’t wear them in a crossdresser (or transvestite) fashion, but, as a guy. I tend to stay away from pantyhose and tights, don’t do the makeup thing, or false body parts. I do shave my legs, but that’s because I have some patchy growth otherwise. When I’m skirted, there’s not much different from when I’m kilted. Still wear my normal shoes and boots, my kneesocks (I admit, on hotter days, I will wear nylon knee highs, but I still try to kiltify the skirt I’m wearing), normal male t-shirts and jackets. That said, I don’t usually wear a sporran with a skirt. Just doesn’t look right to my eyes. I do have long hair, but, it’s usually worn in a normal ponytail or loose, but not in a bun or an updo, since that’s not my style.

I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work on me, over the past 7 years. I’ve also gone from someone who usually wore Levi’s 550 jeans with t-shirts that may have holes in them and untucked, to someone who rarely wears jeans, sometimes wears shorts, if I’m doing dirty work, but, usually is in a kilt or some skirt with a shirt that doesn’t have holes and that is tucked in. In other words, you’re more likely to find me in a denim skirt than a pair of jeans or a pair of denim shorts. I also try to color coordinate my clothes, instead of throwing on whatever smells clean that I pick up off the bedroom floor.

The only negative thing to my wearing skirts and kilts is that my sock drawer went from one to three, and I have probably 30-40 pairs of kneesocks, ranging from solid color wool kilt hose, to wildly colored kneesocks that I wear with shorts or skirts, (and, in rare circumstances, with kilts), to sheer nylon knee-highs that are worn on those really hot days, or when I need a liner underneath another pair of socks. That’s not even mentioning the amount of cashflow that goes to the local kiltmakers for kilts and accessories. At least, with the skirts, I can buy them from thrift stores or off eBay and pay as little as $2.00, plus tax… Sometimes less.

June 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm
(37) tim says:

when i was a little boy i dressed in my sisters clothes,mum had said if you aren’t in bed by the time i come up you’ll get a smack,
years later found it fun wearing sister’s skirts but this was sexual reasons, now i’m older and i still enjoy skirts/kilted skirts too (they are cheaper than men’s kilts,
this is because men,s fashion is crap, i have a wider choice of fashion, have fun, wear a skirt.

June 15, 2009 at 11:53 am
(38) Dave says:

Why can’t we distinguish cross-dressing from mere garment selection choices? Oranges & apples. Cross-dressing is the act of attempting to pass as a person of the other gender whereas garment choice involves selecting a garment based upon your mood, the weather & your planned activities. As a man I have worn skirts & dresses almost exclusively for the past several years mainly due to their comfort factor. You know your measurements. Buy something that fits you correctly. I have NEVER been viewed as being feminine. A man choosing to wear a skirt is on the same side of the coin as a woman who choses to wear pants. No one would nail shingles on a roof while wearing a miniskirt; however, wearing a miniskirt on a hot summer afternoon’s walk in the park makes sense to me. Garment choice shouldn’t depend upon one’s gender as much as it should depend upon common sense. My 100% feminine wife hasn’t a single issue with that logic!

June 16, 2009 at 8:34 am
(39) christine says:

I don’t get the question: A skirt on men weird or wonderful? Do you want to know the public opinion? Who is giving you any signal what’s weird or wonderful? It seems to me a question created from “yellow press”. For far too long, while the world has shrunk, most of American people haven’t cared what’s new in the world and probably they don’t know that 60% of all men in the world wearing skirts as an every-day wardrobe. Why? Skirts are comfortable and easy to wear, especially for men. And exactly this round about 60% of men don not have problems with testicle- and prostate cancer. How come? Those which can’t believe that the world is changing American people must recognize their own part in the creation of modern day Americaan isolationism.
I am really sorry, but I can’t understand WHY you want to put in public hands to judge it? Do we have something else to do instead talking and writing what men should do leaving their boring ONE OPTION DRESS? Unbelievable for me that women would vote on such question because what men could do better than waering skirts? A sign that men and women totally equal – it would be the biggest step ever in case of emancipation and equality of sexees (don’t misunderstand it with ‘gender’[role] because they’ll never be equal).
I am a strong supporter for men’s skirts even I wasn’t very successful to bring it close to my husband. He is still in fear what other people might think when he’ll dressing differently. In other words he has a sense of cowarding, presenting his wonderful body in public. But I am working on that because I know best that he is a real men.
I agree with all men which want to dress in a skirt or dress or something else which might be used only by women in the past. If they are not just transvestite or crossdressers but serious skirt dressed men, because they are the real, some might call it ‘manly’ men. There is no doubt that a lot of men have to learn what is really good for their body, what feels good and what will make them handsome and unique.

June 19, 2009 at 1:14 am
(40) sally says:


June 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm
(41) faith says:

I take the last comment: Elegant!! Want to add that nothing is more comfortable for men than skirts, because we’re not talking about global warming, weather changing, comfort, health for men, didn’t we? For women we made it! Comfortable, colorful, nice, light-weight,
wonderful for feeling and seeing. And what did we do for men? Pitiful…. nothing. All what is really worse for them in kind of clothes we offered and…we did not stop that. “Fashion” made it possible. Now they have a chance But men should take care of their bodies, too. What they are missing is the courage to stand against silly expressions, comments when they dress differently. Men, come out of your hole, think about you and start a new dressing life!

June 21, 2009 at 8:21 am
(42) Terry says:

It was websites similar to this one that gave me the idea to try skirts. I bought a mini skirt from a company that I found on the internet and wore it in public on a springlike day in February of 2008. I really enjoyed it, I did not know that clothes could be so comfortable and fun to wear. The mini skirt was much more comfortable than shorts. My first time out in a skirt got me to thinking, just because I’m a man why do I have to wear pants all the time? Why can’t I wear something that is comfortable and fun to wear? I decided to make skirts a part of my life. The next week I went to a women’s clothing store to look at some skirts. The lady that worked at the store was very helpful and suggested that I look at some women’s tops to go with the skirts. I bought several skirts and tops and started wearing them everywhere I went. I loved every minute of it. I got a lot of compliments from women. Later on I bought a dress and tried my luck at wearing it in public. That was a very wonderful experience, the dress was so comfortable and fun to wear. I fell in love with dresses. I bought several dresses and started wearing them regularly. As I have added more skirts, tops, and dresses to my collection, I have gave away a lot of my pants and male shirts. In addition to wearing skirts and dresses I also wear nail polish. I started wearing toenail polish a while before I first went out in a skirt, now I often paint my fingernails as well. It’s about doing something different and having some fun. Hot weather is here, when I’m not wearing a mini skirt I will be wearing a sun dress. I know a lot of people don’t approve of what I do, I get a lot of strange looke when I go out in public, but I don’t let that bother me. I have the attitude that if anybody don’t like how I look they can keep their eyes off of me. I encourage other men to give skirts and dresses a try, you will love them. Don’t waste one second of your time worrying about what other people will think, enjoy life and have some fun.

June 21, 2009 at 5:17 pm
(43) Bess says:

Bravo Terry; It is not just using some ‘stuff’ which is used usually by women, it is your courage to go with it. I admire that.
All that you mentioned you use for yourself are not specified for women, it is used by women because they like it – make them feeling more nice, looking beautiful, and I do not see any reason why men should not look nice or even beautiful – some might call that also ‘handsome’.
It is only an very poor opinion that everthing what would a person lets beautiful appear are just for women. No, beautiful things also can make men more valuably.
I know in old times men were afraid to wear pink. Why? Pink is originally a men’s color? Skirts were originally men’s wardrobe. So what? Dresses were for both sexes!
We purposely sexualized our world and clothes – why?
What I can add to this comments: Men go and wear what you want, feeling comfortable and nice in it, but be a men and do it as women already did. It is the time now, don’t waist time to start with it.

June 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm
(44) mara says:

Skirt and dresses for men, yes, of course. But red fingernails? I don’t know. I agree that men should take care of their finger/fingernails too, but decent colors. No red. I know that in some areas it was common, also in USA, that men used colors in face, eyes, hands and feet, but just went they went to war or a battle was coming up.

June 22, 2009 at 11:42 am
(45) Terry says:

Red polish is mostly what I use on my nails.

June 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm
(46) Terry says:

I usually wear red polish on my nails.

June 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm
(47) Terry says:

I’m sorry about the 2 messages that are almost alike, number 45 and 46. After I typed message number 45 I had a problem with my internet and the message did not show up on this board. I typed another message almost like it. A few minutes later both messages showed up on here.

June 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm
(48) mara says:

Okay, Terry that might be working on you. But I can’t imagine, and maybe that is the reason that some other people can’t go with men in skirts, too. I have to learn this too.
I am on the way to learn and adapt to the new MAN.

June 26, 2009 at 6:03 am
(49) bill says:

Well, I tried a skirt yesterday. It has been hot, and even wearing shorts is uncomfortable.

I was browsing in the Good Will store, and started looking at jeans skirts, and light weigh cotton skirts. I was afraid people were looking at me oddly, but no one paid any attention. So, I picked a couple and went to the dressing room to try them for fit. They fit, and they were awsome, I thought as I looked at myself in the mirror. Most of all, wearing one felt very cool, the air circulating freely all the way up my legs.

I quickly changed back to my shorts, picked my favorite (above the knee “jeans” style, off white), and quickly exited the dressing room. No one noticed.

After I had replaced the other one onto the rack, I quickly made my way to the check out, and paid for it. The young girl paid no attention to what I was purchasing.

When I got to where I was working (I’m self employed, and was working alone at a home), I slipped into the skirt, and took my shirt off (it was very hot). The skirt was wonderful. Just plain wonderful.

The only drawback I noticed was when stooping down, I had to do it with my knees closer together (more “like a girl”) because of the obvious restriction. But that was a minor thing in my opinion.

I think I’m hooked. :)

June 27, 2009 at 9:30 am
(50) Bess says:

Congratulation! You got it. That is eactly what I mean, don’t talk about, just do it. You are on the right track.
Comment: Wonderful.

June 28, 2009 at 10:16 am
(51) Martin says:

Welcome to the “Fourth New Deal Program” for men’s wardrobe.
Remember, FDR created a new America, and probably we are back on this track. I would love to see USA as a leader again (and not only in case of financial issues), in this case for men in skirts and dresses. That means actually back to the natural, ‘normal’ and healthiest kind [type] of dressing for men.

We changed in the 1920′s The traditional young boys color (pink) to a favorite girls [their traditional color was light blue= standing for heaven] color today, so we can change some other things, too.

June 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm
(52) chuck says:

Martin, you might be right. I doubt it a little bit because a lot of people have a pretty high fence around their point of view, sight and opinion, and you know the old saying: “The fence is only for those who can’t fly”.
It does not mean that it is impossible that we could something new or different, but it will be a hard way. Just manly men who are confident with skirts can break down some fences.

June 29, 2009 at 6:23 am
(53) Bill says:

Thanks, Bess.
Terry mentioned wearing nail polish. I have been wearing clear polish (Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails) for many years, because I play classical and flamenco guitar (just for fun). I had a comment from a lady one day in a fabric store when I went in to buy thread for my wife. She said my nails looked so nice, they looked better than hers!

I have also put some polish on my toenails, just for fun. However, I put some “wet look” color on them.

I love breaking out and doing what I’ve always fantasized about, and I’m glad to find that some women approve and think it’s just fine.

I’d like to try a dress too. Baby steps … baby steps. Not just yet, but maybe one day soon.

My wife lets me wear pantyhose and panties (she started it really, one day when all my undies were in the laundry). She thinks they “look cute” on me! Ha, ha.

June 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm
(54) Bess says:

Thanks Bill; It is always a question of a good taste what people wearing, but I don’t want to mix up taste and things like “men can or can’t do that”. I do not see restrictions for women, so I think that we have to work on that what men should do – torn down walls where no walls are, just in somebodies brains.

I encouraged you to go with that you like because I try to encourage everybody, it is one of the most important things we can do. Waiting and saying: Oh, no we did not do it in the last 100 years doesn’t count. If we want a change, we have to do it, nothing is popping up by itself.
What you wear with your skirts is only and alone your choice, even panties which are normally invisible.
Just go keep going on with your esprit.

@chuck – yes of course it will be a hard way to go, but I am waiting for men who are moving on, trying new things. Only to mention what could be done and that it would be a hard way, etc., doesn’t help, action must be going on. Just show up that you can do it.

June 30, 2009 at 5:56 am
(55) Bill says:

Hey Bess: Thanks again for your comments. I love reading what women think about this topic, and there have been very few negatives.

As far as the choice of undies goes, I’m sure you have noticed as I have (and my wife has commented on this often) that much of womens underwear is styled to look like mens traditional “tighty whities”, even with fake “Y” front fly. I really think they look cute, but the point is this: If women can wear underwear styled to look like mens, why shouldn’t it work the other way around?

I know that there are mens “fancy” undies out there (you can find them on the Internet), but they are not easily found in department stores. I actually prefer panties, because I find them much more comfortable, if I find a style that is wide enought in the crotch for decent coverage (not too hard to find, really). I also like to feel “pretty” sometimes (maybe not the best choice of words, but for lack of a better one). It’s just that even the half hearted attempt by the fashion industry to give men some color and style in underwear is still just plain UGLY in my opinion. Also, womens underwear is lighter weight and much softer, which I like.

These are the reasons that I was so easily hooked that morning so many years ago when my wife and I got out of the shower and I discovered I had no clean underwear. I looked over at her, and she quietly went to her panty drawer, pulled a pair out and tossed them to me simply saying, “Here, put these on”. Imagine my shock! But at the same time, I felt my pulse rate increase, and they felt positively wonderful as I slipped them on! Hooked. Instantly. I knew life would never be the same. Ha, ha.

June 30, 2009 at 6:15 am
(56) Bill says:

Martin, you mentioned the color of pink for boys. I remember when I was in junior high school in the late 50′s that pink was “way cool” for boys to wear. Pink and black was a HOT fashion choice, and I had at least one pink shirt that I wore with black trousers.

It’s actually back again, too, as I have seen meny men in pink lately. Check out the TV news anchors. You’ll see a lot of pink on men.

And just for the record, if anyone is asking: Yes, I do have some pink panties that I wear (blush), as well as white, blue, green, and all colors in between. I just like variety in my clothing.

Speaking of which (variety), men used to wear lace, too, and ruffles. My wife and I were little hippies in La Jolla, CA when we got married. My wedding outfit was tapestry bell bottom trousers, with a matching vest, and a green crape shirt that was all ruffled down the front. The buttons were covered, with three on each cuff, and I believe if I remember correctly, the ones on the cuffs fastend through loops, like a woman’s blouse. But it was a mans shirt (we bought it in a mens store at Fashion Valley Mall).

June 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm
(57) Martin says:

Hi Bill;
I mentioned the color pink for that reason that we are saying today it is a girls color, but it isn’t. I also wear pink shirts, tie, panties, and always I can hear that it fits so well to my person as well to my outfit. Together with a black or white skirt it looks always nice.
Back to the question “weird or wonderful”, I never heard a comment that skirts on me looking weird, always I hear that a skirts ‘fits’ better to my person/personality than pants. I got a lot of support wearing skirts by my “Boss” [female], so I just can do what I like/want.

July 1, 2009 at 6:02 am
(58) Bill says:

Hey Martin: That’s awsome that your female boss has no problem with you wearing skirts. How lucky can one get?

Back on Memorial Day, I took part in the activities in Mercer, PA, and there was a group of “Pipers” (bagpipes). Some of them were young boys, and they looked really great in their kilts. I was thinking at the time how much I would like to be wearing one. The boys and men looked very good and very comfortable with wearing them. There was also at least one girl with them.

They were good “pipers” too. Fun, fun, fun.

July 3, 2009 at 6:49 am
(59) Kevin says:

Enjoyed the comments…I bought my first skirt in 1985. It was a khaki skirt that went to my knees, and felt very comfortable with it. My wife liked it as well and I began buying more skirts. Then, it made sense to buy a few matching tops to go with the skirts, all from the women’s section. I’m not a crossdresser, but felt very comfortable in the skirts and matching tops. A few years ago, my wife bought me a full dress to try out. I tried it on and it felt better than the skirts, because there was no belt around the waist.
The first time in public wearing the dress was quite liberating, to be honest. So, I started buying more dresses. I haven’t bought a traditional man’s outfit since the dress, and wear dresses and skirts almost exclusively. I do have 3 pants suits that really like, when I go someplace that maybe a dress or skirt wouldn’t be the best choice, a wedding for example.
The only men’s clothes I have is for doing dirty work around the house. I can cut my lawn in a denim skirt, which works with most around the house tasks. We need to change our perceptions of what is acceptable to what is comfortable. Thanks to all the posters here.

July 3, 2009 at 9:16 am
(60) Lucky09 says:

Men can wear any type of skirt – either knee length or full length or even mini that look nicely with legs also it good to get cooler when it hot weather but think it best for fashion change as trousers are so boring – Im male and wear tights, mini skirt and either boots or flat shoes that look really nicely that give me lighter, comfortable and feel good. I dont see anything wrong with it plus buy skirt seem so cheap than trousers (I bought quite a lots from Ebay between new and used)… wear skirt as it your body and dont let anyone tell you what to wear, have fun :)

July 4, 2009 at 10:09 am
(61) christine says:

“Don’t let anyone tell you what to wear”, that is the main point.
We have to jump out of the box to be able to think out of the box, and that we have to practice – maybe to learn first. But it is possible.
I believe that men have pretty soon the same possibilities like women, wearing what is comfortable and practical. Men, you have to get your skirts for summer/fall (I’m not a retailer!).

July 5, 2009 at 5:54 am
(62) Bill says:

Exactly, Christine. I have long thought about the fact that men have no variety in their dress. Pants are pants. There is little that can be done to vary the look. But look at all the different styles of dresses and skirts! And how about a mans suit? They all look the same, basically, and with the tie? All men look exactly the same. Boring! I want to have the same choices women have in clothes.

Besides, a skirt is so much cooler to wear in hot weather, even cooler than shorts. And it feels great to have my legs exposed.

I havn’t been brave enought to wear in public yet, however. :( Maybe soon. We’ll see. I hope this trend becomes mainstream soon!

I’ve only recently (with in the last two years) started wearing pantyhose, when I discovered that they make them for men, and they also make unisex. However, I just buy Nononsense pantyhose at the store. Love ‘em. They make my legs feel wonderful (I do shave). My wife approves, and also lets me wear panties (which was her idea first); they are so much more comfortable then mens undies.

Go for it guys! It doesn’t hurt, and you won’t know what it’s like till you try.

July 5, 2009 at 6:03 am
(63) Bill says:

Kevin, that’s great. You were a real trail blazer if you’ve been wearing since 1985. Even better that your wife approves and buys for you.

I was wondering your age? I’m over 65 (but I’ve been wearing panties for many years). What was it that got you started? Wish I had discovered this years ago.

I think the men in the pictures wearing skirts look stunning. Really great. Some I like better than others, but then, that’s the idea … choices.

I would never have thought of wearing a skirt until I started seeing articles like this on the Internet, and thought, “How cool, I want to try one”.

July 5, 2009 at 8:17 am
(64) christine says:

Thanks Bill; Actually the men’s skirt reached the mainstream in spring 2009, but most didn’t notice it. And, by the way, it is not a question about the age, it is never too late to start something different or new.

Congratulation to you that you found a comfortable way of dressing, now, just go out in public. It’s a slow process but you’ll like it, I guess.

@Kevin: I think a wedding would be one of the best possibilities to show up different, as an example in a skirt. A wedding is a wonderful event, joy, fun [everybody should be happy!], and men does not have to dressed up like penguins.

July 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm
(65) Bill says:

Christine: Mainstream? Spring 2009? Where? Did I miss something? Why don’t I see them in stores? Why not here? That would be wonderful. Tell me more.

July 5, 2009 at 10:19 pm
(66) christine says:

Bill; There were several articles in NYTimes, fashion magazines and TV shows last year -I think it was in September/October 2008 showing new fashion trend for men. One of the several hundred websites:
It was continuing in January 2009 with “Old fashion enjoys a comeback, men in skirts”.

I believe that you couldn’t find mens skirts in shops at this time because right now the retailer only selling what people demand, and as you know, men do not demand too much, just wearing what others are wearing. Thats all.

But by the way,some Parisian stores selling men’s skirts, but a little bit expensive I heard. I did not check that out.

Actually there are many things in motion but most men are afraid to go with the new trend which could become a wave – depends on that how men will react.

July 6, 2009 at 5:04 am
(67) Lucky09 says:

my problems is men size which dont fit me as Im suffered from weight loss that why I used women size denim skirt that fit me prefect same as trousers as well – I used jean trousers at work and skirt at home. Yes it very cool for men wear skirt and it will get more into market like selling from online or high street shop so dont be afraid, just wear and have fun :)

July 6, 2009 at 5:38 am
(68) Bill says:

Hi Christine: Thanks for that link. I had read another article from the same NY Fashion Site. I know that the designers are pushing this issue every year since several years ago, but I have not seen much progress, so when you said “mainstream”, I’m wondering, “where” (or if I want to make a pun, “wear”)?

I would expect to see men wearing skirts (maybe not hundreds of men) everywhere if it were indeed “mainstream”; but maybe in some places men do wear.

Someone posted (maybe here, I’d have to check back) that they can be seen frequently in L.A. If so, the trend should spread, and I know that there is a manufacturer in the Pacific N.W. that makes the Utilikilt. But I don’t know how widespread the acceptance of the trend is.

For me, I want to wear. I tried it and like it. I love the freedom, and I do actually like the look; but, I think men should definitely shave their legs, if they are very hairy. I do shave mine (men shaving their legs is not that rare or unusual. I once knew a guy in construction that shaved).

As you said, it will take men just “doing it”, but first someone (like the designers are doing) has to plant the seeds and dispell the myths to ease the fear many, who would want to wear and would, have of actually going out in public in a skirt. Especially in an area where I live, which is rural, though close to several small cities.

July 6, 2009 at 7:34 am
(69) Lucky09 says:

one of my work staff who has problems with something in left leg after has operation – small tube attached to his left leg and dont feel very comfortable with trousers as he cannot lift or bend knee so I told him that he better wear skirt so he will try out and see if it help – that why trousers are too tight that hurt inside his left leg so skirt can help a lots easily.

July 6, 2009 at 10:46 am
(70) christine says:

Hi Bill;
Actually I do not have too much experience where most men wering skirts, but last year in late August I was in Seallte, WA. Within one hour I saw 4 men wearing skirts – different style of skirts, and only one was a kilt.
I case of mainstream: When more men would wear skirt the mainstream would be spread, but most men don’t care about. In N.Y.C. for sure you’ll see more skirted men, especially during weekends.
I am saying “just do it” that means, do what you feel like, and if you are confident with it, everybody will accept it. Even in rural areas where you can talk to people, they will accept it. In large cities nobody really cares, better nobody will pay attention, because people on the streets running for their own business.

@lucky09: Absolutely recommended because we have almost the same situation at my workplace. This men had an accident long time ago and has to wear support stockings which is a torture under pants. He’s wearing skirts with “permission” of his boss. No problem at all.
(permission means he asked the boss and her answer was: If you feel confident with it, do it. It is more important that you stay healthy than all other issues)

July 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm
(71) Marcel says:

For more than 20 years I hated the warm weather because the combination of wearing overalls, working with large engines and skin which readily suffered from prickly heat made life a real misery. For the last five years I have used skirts almost exclusively in the three hottest months in the UK and it has made a huge difference to my life as well as saving a small fortune in bum ointment.

Women’s skirts are mostly useless as they are designed for people with larger hip to waist ratios than men and who rarely engage in climbing or working in extreme positions. I have mine made to my specifications by an excellent dressmaker. The working skirts are in heavyweight denim, fully lined and with a large hem length so that I can step up almost height that I can get my foot to without anything becoming tight. Large and plentiful pockets for keys and tools etc. For leisure I prefer something ankle length but still very full with a long hem.

There is plenty of ignorant prejudice from both males and females with comments of “tranny” despite the fact that I have a beard and am usually wearing steel toecapped boots. If I fancied a frilly concoction in pink chiffon such jibes might perhaps be justified.

You have to be both persistent and strong willed to wear a skirt in public but it is not illegal and the benefits, particularly for those with skin problems, can be enormous. It feels rather wierd at first but in less than an hour it will be obvious whether it will be right for you. If you have the guts or are in chronic discomfort just try one and be amazed.

July 8, 2009 at 10:31 am
(72) mara says:

Marcel, you did the right thing. Would more men acting like you – I think there would be no question happen about the issue “men in a skirt” or something like that.
For me it is no question that men supposed to be dressed in a skirt or dress rather than pants.
Even some people might say it is “usual” in kind of dressing style, but it is a absolute inproper wardrobe for male bodies shape.

July 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm
(73) mara says:

I have to correct some of my writing, in my last paragraph I meant it is “unusual” in kind of dressing style dress in skirts but “pants” are an absolute inproper……….
Clearly, I support men in skirts because it is the only and healthy clothes for men.

July 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm
(74) Martinus says:

Let’s say the facts: Men in skirts are not usual in western societies, but on the other hand there are some countries where men wearing skirts.
We are at a point of change, in our understanding and in case of acceptance. If you would read in the new TIME magazine “Family Tech” you would understand why. This article ends with some thoughts about mens tighs (manning hose) and tells everybody some truths from the past. It explains clearly, why that a man’s area should be 1 degree colder than the rest of the body. Please, try to do that with a pair of pants.
When people beginning to think about their health and body comfort they will come to the result that a skirt will be the best wardrobe for men. And that is the truth, even it looks strange for some people.

July 9, 2009 at 6:11 am
(75) Bill says:

It seems to me that women are quite accepting of men wearing skirts, which in a way surprises me, but perhaps it shouldn’t. Women have been borrowing from men for years.

As far as pantyhose go (tights), there are more than a few manufacturers of pantyhose for men, and also unisex pantyhose. I find wearing pantyhose very comfortable; I like the feel on my legs. I prefer hose that have a degree of compression for support. They feel the best to wear, and once I tried them (my wife totally approved) I was hooked. What I don’t understand is why today so many women shun them. I think they feel wonderful, and they make the legs look great when wearing shorts (or a skirt). Of course, shaving the legs is reccomended. Hairy legs under hose doesn’t look real great! :)

July 9, 2009 at 6:18 am
(76) Lucky09 says:

Yes I also agreed with you Bill that tights are feel great after shaving legs, i do wear black opaque tights and denim skirt and flat shoes that look really nicely, it still feel so good plus yes it look good on men wearing tights and skirt that would be nice change in fashion – if you still have hairy legs then i dont think it good to wear tight on, it too itchy, best shave legs first then put tights on. :)

July 9, 2009 at 6:27 am
(77) Bill says:

Christine, I had heard that in Seattle there could be seen quite a few men in skirts, but I believed that was mostly because the Utilikilt is made there (I think, unless it’s Oregon). But you said only one of the men you saw was wearing a Utilikilt. Awsome! I hope this spreads like a California wildfire across the nation, because I don’t want to have any hestation about wearing. As I said in an earlier post, after my first time wearing, I was hooked in less than an hour!

Besides being very comfortable, I think that a man in a skirt is a great look. I have always admired the kilted pipers that I have seen playing at festivals etc., and even then have wanted to try a kilt.

As we have all said, it has only been the Western world that gave up the skirt for men in favor of trousers.

July 9, 2009 at 6:36 am
(78) Bill says:

This is true, Lucky09, the shaving is really necessary in my opinion. Once I started to shave my legs (for the hose) I never wanted them unshaven again, hose or not.

I knew a guy years ago that worked construction with me that shaved his legs. At first I thought it strange, but when he explained why, it made a lot of sense. He was a cyclist, and said if you take a spill, hair on the legs can catch on pavement and actually rip the skin away (outch!). I never gave it another thought after that, but I swear I have seen many men who look like their legs are shaved, and they probably are. I just love the feel of smooth skin.

Again, with the skirt, I think it’s a better look than with hairy legs. But I suppose it depends on the person. Some could get away without shaving. Others, no.

July 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm
(79) Dave says:

Shaving produces a more even tan. Get a nice miniskirt tan, Much cooler. Less perspiration. I love the epilator more than the razor. Maybe once every two months instead of every few days to stay smooth. No more hairy arm pits or messy pubic hair. Even my dear wife likes the smooth. Now if I could just understand why she wears pants in the summer . . .

July 10, 2009 at 4:11 am
(80) Lucky09 says:

Yes I used the Braun epilator shaver that seem very good one – you can feel the hair roots pull out wee bit pain but use the wipe first then use epilator that give you really nice smooth for weeks.

July 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm
(81) Terry says:

The other day I was in a Dollar General store in a city about 25 miles from where I live. I was wearing a dress. I walked by 2 teenage girls, when they saw me one of them said, “look mom that man is wearing a dress.” The 2 girls started laughing so loud that you could hear them all over the store. Their mother told them several times, “girls, girls, be quiet.” “Be quiet girls.” I have had things like that to happen many times since I have been wearing dresses. Other men that trys wearing dresses in public might get laughed at all along, especially by giggly teenage girls. That should never keep men from wearing dresses in public. Nobody has to let things like that bother them. Dresses are wonderful, the thing to do is to enjoy them and not worry about how other people will react.

July 12, 2009 at 6:29 am
(82) Bill says:

Terry, just remember that these same girls are probably wearing underwear that looks like mens Jockey shorts. Then let them laugh.

Some of those “panties” are hard to distinguish from mens. The only difference is the fly doesn’t open.

July 12, 2009 at 8:07 am
(83) Lucky09 says:

Yes just ingore it – if these girls are too young then they dont understand all about it, just wear what you like. These girls might have wearing boxer shorts as well so ingored it and keep going on and yes dress make you feel good as it much lighter, I do have jumper dress (black/grey stripe) that look nice) – dont worry about other people think.

July 12, 2009 at 2:41 pm
(84) Dave says:

One incident that I shall never forget from maybe ten years ago. A young girl of maybe five or six who was holding her mother’s hand exclaimed in that loud outdoor voice common to the very young, “Skirts are for girls & pants are for boys!” Since both she & her mother were wearing pants I said, “Thank you young man. I’m glad your father brought you here to tell me that.” Her mother jerked that kid away so fast that one of her arms is probably still longer than the other.

In another case a few years back I was asked if I was a transvestite. My response to the pants wearing lady who asked, “No more than you are.”

Don’t let the hypocrites wear you down ! ! !

July 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm
(85) mara says:

If you just wonder how the education is that time….. only laughing is a sign of bullying. Girls in teen-age and below do not think, just keeping up with that they learned from parents or friends. It is the same with young boys.
Never take all that too seriously – it’s not worth. If you like dresses or you like skirts, just wear it. Wear it as a manly man and go on, smiling to everybody, don’t think what girls might wear as underwear (if they do) just know that YOU are steps ahead in case of equality (Equmen)[see: Time magazine, >time.com/manscaping<. This article is not about skirts or dresses, but will follow, I strongly believe.

July 13, 2009 at 5:45 am
(86) Bill says:

Mara, I looked at the referenced Time article. Some of the things pictured are not new. For example, when I was growing up (would have been late 50′s early 60′s) there were what were called “Deck Pants” made by Dickies. They looked like what is shown as “manpris” (silly term) in the article, and they were very popular among those of us who were sailors (my dad had a 20′ sailboat). Everyone wore them.

Of course pantyhose made just for men, and unisex pantyhose have been around for at least several years now. I really love wearing P.H. Make the legs feel sooooo good!

Many other compression types of clothing have been around a long time too, but looks like they have been modernized with new technology.

I’m a little leary of the make-up, however. That seems a bit vain for a man. Show biz, yes. Street wear; it’s a bit much.

July 13, 2009 at 9:53 am
(87) mara says:

Hi Bill;
I looks like that we grew up in the same time. But honestly I did not pay any attention to all things around fashion. It is not new to me either that pantyhose for men are around since 10 years, beginning just with the disapperance of the sign “Lady’s” or “Women’s” pantyhose. Today only pantyhose which are special designed for women have still “Women’s” on the package (which are just few). I learned the same for skirts, if they have “Women’s skirt”, they are designed for women, if there are skirts just called as “skirts” they are unisex, maybe since 3 or 4 years from now.

I gave the link for this article because of the main article in the TIME magazine “Spanx for Men” and the intention to come closer to that they call “Equmen” [short for equality for men” which show to me that is clearly a movement now.
Time magazine will continue with this kind of articles.

July 13, 2009 at 11:46 am
(88) Terry says:

Hi Bill, Lucky, Dave, and Mara. Thanks for responding to my message. It did not bother me one bit for the girls to laugh at me for wearing a dress. I just keep a smile on my face and go on. I love dresses so much, and I’m going to keep wearing them no matter what.

July 14, 2009 at 5:36 am
(89) Bill says:

Hi Terry, Mara, Lucky and all:
It’s interesting to note (as has been done many times above this post) that it is mainly just the West that has regarded skirts and dresses as womens fashion only. Looking at history, and artwork from centuries past, one can see many pictures of men in what appear to be robes, skirts (Roman gladiators for example) and even dresses. I’m not sure trousers had even been thought of then!

In fact, even in the Bible when we read phrases like “gird your loins” (for battle), it of course refers to tying up the garments to allow more freedom of movement for the legs.

Definitely an interesting topic, and I hope to see more and more offerings from the designers of skirts (and perhaps even dresses) for men. It’s about time we got away from the suit and tie which makes every man look virtually identical. What is it, a uniform? And of course, even for casual dress, the skirt makes so much sense, especially in hot weather.

July 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm
(90) Ross says:

I have always thought I would like wearing a skirt but with the social taboos, did not dare try it. However, a few years ago, I bought a kilt (what? a 50+ Scotsman without a kilt!) and have worn it on quite a few occasions. My wife likes it when I wear it in the house for some reason! ;) I am slim built, just under 6′ have moderately hairy legs but this is masked as I always take a good sun tan in the summer.

Recently, I have bought a couple of mini-skirts on e-bay and today wore one travelling to a meeting (stretch denim 14″ long). I filled up with petrol at the motorway service station and paid for it still wearing the skirt. Saw a few double-takes from both sexes – even from the two policemen having a Costa coffee!

At the meeting a chickened out and pulled on trousers (too many work colleagues would have been stunned) but took them off again for the return journey. I bought some food and drink at the service station on way back simply to know that I could walk about in public with the skirt on – and again there was little noticeable funny looks.

It felt good and liberating and I will be wearing it again sometime – like going shopping. I do not see why more men cannot “take the plunge” and try it!

Skirts for men have been worn throughout history – why not start the trend again. I hope articles like this encourage more people to try it.

Noticed the article about women in war-time wearing trousers – what a fuss was made at the time. All it needs is a slight change it attitude and a bit of confidence to go for it.

July 17, 2009 at 5:21 am
(91) John says:

I have been wearing womens panties for 20 years. I finaly Had my first trip in public wearing a miniskirt.I did it on a dare. It was the best ride I ever had. Driving across the desert in 100 degree heat, I was very comfertable and at gas stop no one noticed my skirt. I plann to wear skirts more often.

July 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(92) martinus says:

You are so right, John and Ross; I remember wearing first time a skirt in public – I was excited and nervous – later I was a little bit disappointed because nobody really took notice, it was like ‘normal’. Today, people do not pay any attention anymore for men in skirts [speaking for myself].

July 25, 2009 at 10:41 am
(93) Heriby says:

Just a short voice from a all time medical stockings wearer: After an accident I have to wear medical stockings all the time, no matter what weather, hot or cold. They are looking neat, but they are extremly hot, and under pants not usable, so there is no other way than wearing skirts – just a (the) way to survive.
I can’t understand the original question above: “Looking weird or wonderful”, only a silly combination. For me it looks wonderful wearing a skirt because of keeping me alive and feel good – as far a can say that.
Sometimes I’m feeling alone when I am wearing a skirt, but all my friends are accepting how I am looking and never I heard a negative comment – living in a little community up north.
I want to encourge all men to wear what they want, wearing the comfortable clothes they can get, because you have only ONE health and ONE life to live.

July 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm
(94) mike says:

i deffinitly agreewith alot of you. i havent worn one yet but i would like to try. i look back in biblicle days and they are wearing the skirts and dresses. and now a days men need to go out and wear paints suite and ties but do you see that with the romans or in biblicle days. absolutly not. the ladies wear paints in the military so why cannt us men wear dresses in every day life. they made it so why cant we wear it.

July 25, 2009 at 8:02 pm
(95) christine says:

You can wear skirts in public, there is no law or rule that does not allow it.
It is just on you. Men afraid to wear skirts because it was a long time mainly a women’s garment, but only in area’s of western societies/influences. That’s all. So go on and try it, wear the skirt you like. Stand for your idea, and show up as a manly man.

July 26, 2009 at 1:27 am
(96) mike says:


Thank you for the confidence boost it is very nice to here that weman think that men wearing skirts and other items on a man is atractive. I will try one. in fact i tried one earlier today and you know what i kind of liked it but yet at the same time i didnt. and yes i know there is NO law aginst it. so i do agree with you wear what you want and what you are confrotable in.

July 26, 2009 at 10:10 am
(97) Lucky says:

Yes there is no law agaisnt men wearing skirt in public – it still allow to wear skirt and go out anywhere, last year I wear black tights, navy cord skirt (very short about 12″), black calf boots and then went out for walk to get fresh air and cops car pass other side and turn round and stopped ask me where im going – I just told them i just having walk with nice fresh air (it was late night cos it need cool air) and they just ingored and drove out, they just checking for drunk young people also people walking passing me plus cars, taxi,etc.. already that seem went ok – it still allow for men to wear skirt but need more into public and keep trying, dont be afriad – i was nervous at 1st time but afterward I felt much comfortable.

July 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm
(98) Skip Fraser says:

I’ve been wearing skirts of all kinds in public since 2005, and hiding in my house in them since 1973. Also, my mother put me in them when I was born and lived. My mom had 6 female babies, 3 were still-born, and the other 3 died between birth and 6 years old. I was the 7th child and the only one that got to adulthood. My mom had lots and lots of female clothing left over from her girls.

I got my first male clothes when I outgrew the hand-me-downs. I hated them, still do. Trousers are a bane to the male anatomy. I really really don’t miss the decision of which hole to put my jewels in and pinch them with my leg. Now, they are free in the air. Muuuuch better.

I think skirts and skirted garments for men are the future, get used to it, we are not going back. Just like women didn’t give up trousers after WW2. Actually, trousers are a wonderful invention. They fit female anatomy far better than they fit male anatomy.

M.U.G.’s forever! M.U.G. = Male Unbifurcated Garments. Bifurcated = 2 holes for 2 legs. Unbifurcated = 1 hole for 2 legs. :D :D

July 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm
(99) christine says:

It is not just looking for attractive men, I learned that a man is much more attractive when he feels comfortable and is healthy.
Yes, I am a strong supporter for men in skirts because of that I said above and when I saw my husband in a skirt. Just great, yes also beautiful (usual used for women) and really handsome. But wearing a skirt and all whathe want, as a real man, straight and with pride, that makes the difference.
I never would recommend any men wearing pants anymore – I learned my lessons.

July 27, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(100) Jermaine says:

My mrs wasn’t so keen when I first bought a kilt, but now she loves it! Kilts are so much more comfortable than trousers, in fact, I’ve bought a couple of denim skirts, after I had a denim kilt. My wife isnt so sure of that, but she’ll come around. I’ve started going out in the denim skirt, I get a few double takes, some smirks from small minded people, but in general I don’t care what others think.

Because it’s a pencil skirt, I just have to watch my modesty a little more and sit more careful than I would in jeans. :) It’s more healthy for a guy to wear a skirt than trousers, especially when it’s hot. Look up Rick Owens, he’s showing skirts for men in this year’s 2009 fashion shows. I think it’s stuff for 2010. I’d happily wear a skirt over leggings, the look is cool!

I think people don’t really care anymore. Anyway, skirts are cheaper, and in this recession we need to save our pennies:) J

July 28, 2009 at 5:30 am
(101) Lucky says:

Yes skirts are so cheap as I got a lots of denim mini skirt on Ebay for about between 99p to £2.25 (some used and some new) – seem prefect fit and look so cool plus yes we need save some pennies while it recession. My body need more air cool that why I went out for walk when it cool weather that give me nice airflow through under skirt :)

July 28, 2009 at 11:59 am
(102) Mark says:

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July 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm
(103) mara says:

Yes, skirted men are growing. But it is not enough to write emails or comments I think, we should getout of the house, maybe sometimes meet each other.
The map you mentioned give some hints, maybe it works out.

July 29, 2009 at 12:04 am
(104) la jupe says:

Somme lady dont like men in skirt. They dont like to see hairy legs. Do they ask there man to shave? maybe they like women. They said men in skirt,it is not nice, maybe it is true.Thing of a man 6 feet tall 160 pounds not an once of fat, I can tell you he look very great in skirt. Somme girl dont like it becose the boy was looking to nice in skirt. But i thing they are affraid of loosing a simbole of feminité if men start to wear skirt anny type of skirt except maybe the one with flower like or micro skirt that are for girl on sidewalk for money. In the future we may see more men in skirt. then the skirt will be unisex and just a normal piece of clothing. If the man find it very good to wear and like it, they will keep going to mwear it. And if the girl stop to wear it becose it is no more feminine. no prolbleme for me, i like skirt,it is fun to wear it after shower.

July 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm
(105) Lucky says:

Yes men should go out with skirt rather than write this comment, dont be afriad as it free country. Ive tried and seem it goes very well – ingored people if laugh or anything cos they are too chicken to wear skirt in public, it nice and feel so cool – I feel very easily and keep going on, been into the town for my cash at ATM machine with people queue at the back, at the park (quite busy) and at petrol – no problem at all :)

July 29, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(106) Mark says:

In response to getting out ad not just commenting – I partly agree, if it had not been for the info on the net about skirt wearing men my wife nor I would ave ventured into the area. I have raps that I had been wearing around the house and when I found the info on the net about men in skirts and NOT as cross dressing trannies or the like. Once my wife and looked some of the stuff over we felt it was ok and strated getting me some skirts. So, yes get out there (where you can safely I would add) but keep the net info current so others that need a little info, confidence or friends of like mind – will have a plce to go. The net is the best place as there is NO public support groups, meeting halls, news ads, or anything like that for people to see what’s going on. The map I mentioned has been a really good thing. Even though there are relatively few members listed it give one the sence of not being alone with a strange forbiden need. When lokking at the map and note – how many people actually live close enough to meet, not alot.
Also, I had ads for me to be contacted about a skirters group here my area and go no responses, so I figure I am alone in the area. So the net has been a good thing.

July 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm
(107) mara says:

Hi Guys;
I did not mean that anything is wrong with the net or writing comments …. it was a thought that it is important that you must go out in public, with idea and skirt. Presenting what’s new and exciting, and men in skirts are exciting.
Also, I think it is time that more wives should support their husbands getting off pants and start a new outfit with them. So the attention to each other would be increasing – which would be a very positive
way for future living together. Just a thought.

July 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm
(108) Dave says:

That is the key thought. A man’s spouse must be supportive of his garment choices much as he supports her garment choices. To allow the lady to wear pants while she refuses to allow her husband to wear a skirt is certainly hypocritical & closed-minded. My wife is intelligent & well educated; therefore, she never has even considered a double standard for clothing choices. The reality is that any man is more comfortable in a skirt. He will wear a skirt unless he wants to wear pants like 99% of the women do. Why any man would deny personal comfort just to dress like 99% of the women who wear pants everyday has always been a mystery to me. From the comments that state that a man can’t wear a skirt I realize that some people must think that women have been approved by God to wear pants although in reality no woman has any more right to wear pants than a man has to wear a skirt. Women AND men just need to realize that how you cover the genitals with cloth is really no big deal. Other than a jock strap or a tampon holder garments are not gender specific. Yes, I’ve seen women who wear a bra when their AAAA chest certainly doesn’t need one for support. Don’t forget attitude. If a guy is worried that someone might see him in a skirt he lacks the individuality to be a real man anyhow. I would much rather wear a skirt than low-rise jeans with four inches of a thong showing. I’ve worn a skirt exclusively for so many years that I would be genuinely self-conscious if I were to wear pants in public.

It’s all inside your head. Do your own mental surgery. Assist your spouse with the same. Then, get out there with your newly found freedom to think & choose for yourself.

July 31, 2009 at 1:25 pm
(109) Bess says:

A very good comment – unfortunately a lot of people do not read this.
What you said wasn’t just the key thought, it is the key point itself. Congratualtion.

August 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm
(110) la jupe says:

may be if more people ask big store like sears, wall mart etc. If those store put somme type of skirt in men’s corner it may help. Or may be if they sale kilt we may see more people wearing a kilt. Kilt are expensive, but if a big compétition start for saling kilt compagny will star to do somme skirt like kilt because they will be less expensive. with the time you will not know werre the kilt end and the skirt start. It is juste one of my reflection. forget my english but i do my best. The only english i use is on tv and internet. I leave in a french place at the north of united state.

August 2, 2009 at 12:34 am
(111) John says:

Yes it would be nice for stores to have a Kilt and skirt section for men.But they tell me no call for it. I went out car shopping and just got a few strange looks.The sale peopl treated me as if I had pants on. No postive and no negins coments. More outing to come. This site is the best I have ever been on.

August 2, 2009 at 11:35 am
(112) christine says:

Yes John and La Jupe:
The only thing is confidence. If you show up with that you’ll always the winner. That makes men manly.

August 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm
(113) mara says:

New ideas for men’s skirts popping up, I think. Today I saw a young man, maybe 18-20 years in a super-short black skirt with net-pantyhose and black sneakers, and he was really confident and a kind of pride was visible.

August 6, 2009 at 10:24 am
(114) Dave says:

Although it is not an original idea of mine, perhaps the clothing retailers could just have display areas arranged by the type of garment & size. No gender labels. No men’s section, girl’s section, etc. If you want a skirt it would be found in the skirt section. Now there are skirts in the girl’s, junior’s, women’s & plus size sections. Another suggestion is to size by body measurements. Everyone knows that a size 16 is not the same from store to store. Fitting rooms. Confusion. Wasted time. Dresses sold by bust (chest) size, skirts & pants by waist measurement. Rather than petite & tall sizes, just display by inseam or hemline length. It will reduce the volume of return merchandise so it will be a win-win situation for everyone.

A woman’s opinion is always appreciated. A special thanks to all of those who have contributed here. We need ideas to respond to those wives who seem to think that they have the right to wear anything that they please while their spouse must be restricted to pants. Equality isn’t going to happen until sexual restrictions are removed from our lives. Remember the days that there were job wanted sections in the newspaper by men & women since women were judged to be unfit for most jobs? Image a woman as a commercial airline pilot or as a geologist? The “who may or who may not” wear a skirt is just a lingering fragment of gender discrimination. What will Aunt Jane or the next door neighbor say if Samuel is seen wearing a skirt? It shouldn’t be any more troubling to anyone than asking what they would say if Samantha were seen in public wearing purple pants.

Gender belongs in the bedroom – not in restrictions placed upon us in our daily lives.

August 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm
(115) Bess says:

I like your statement, Dave. That is the point, again.
As I said in another post: “The full emancipation is finished when men wearing skirts and dresses” [actually this words are not mine, I adopted it from a very famous person in Netherland].
Your words fitting this exactly and actually it is a very clear message.
Question might be that who can really understand that.

August 7, 2009 at 9:02 am
(116) Mark says:

I sure wish some of you lived near middle Tennessee!
Would be so much easier to go public with supporters and not be alone when the name calling and homophobe stuff started.

August 7, 2009 at 11:06 am
(117) Lucky says:

When weather get hotter here in UK and I wear lighter opaque tights and denim mini skirt and flat shoes to make cooler and then went out for short drive and stop at the big park to get nice cooler — noticed people wear trousers included jeans that too hot for them… most women dont wear skirt as they wearing long jeans (quite mostly) and some men wear shorts but mostly wear jeans in hot weather that far too hot(about 26.5oC)… should wear nice cooler clothes – skirts would be good for air flow to keep body cooler.

August 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm
(118) Bill says:

Lucky, you are so right. The first time I wore a skirt in hot weather, discarding my shorts, I noticed a huge differnce in my comfort level. The skirt was soooooo much cooler to wear.

August 8, 2009 at 12:17 am
(119) la jupe says:

I am for skirt or kilt for man. But i am not for bra or tampax. A man is a man not a lady. If a man hoppe to passe for a women, it is not the samme thing. I hoppe to see skirt for men or kilt, but not to see bra for men, it will not be a good place to carry someting. I thing a lot of men will not wear skirt, because they dont wish to pas for gay. You may say they are homophobe. yes homophobia of passing for homo.

August 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm
(120) Allen says:

Have be reading these post so last weekend put on a jeans skirt yeaterday When got home and put it on again and ran some errands. Got some “Looks”. A freind just bought me 4 more mid thigh skirts.I guess I’, hooked.

August 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm
(121) Dave says:

Hooked? Doesn’t it make more sense to be comfortable than to complain about the heat while wearing ankle-length jeans as most men & women do these days regardless of the temperature? Jean skirts come in such a variety that I’m not surprised that I own about a dozen. Masculine. Pockets. Maybe men really can think for themselves rather than just be led around by the noose of public opinion. At least some of us can!

August 11, 2009 at 4:41 am
(122) Marsha says:

In my personal opinion it is wonderful!

August 11, 2009 at 9:46 am
(123) dallas says:

hi all. i am a blind person living in far north eastern australia, and have offten thought of getting a skirt and a top to match, due to the heat we get in the wet season here, 33 pluss degrese.
problem is, that as a blind person, and having grown up with it, i know what looks good on me when it comes to particularly male clothing, but not skirts and the like. so thats where i hesitate, not quite sure how to go about getting an outfit that won’t look horrible.

August 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm
(124) dallas says:

and today, when i asked my mum if she would help me, i got a rather sad put down speech.
and as a blind person, help is going to be needed, and although i can rely on staff of a shop to help, i would rather have somebody i know help me. and one thats not going to give me a major put down over my wish to atleast give it a go.

August 12, 2009 at 11:28 am
(125) Mark says:

Try going to http://www.skirtcafe.org
Loads of folks from all over, maybe there will be a match in local for you willing to help.

August 14, 2009 at 11:04 am
(126) Replica Designer Handbags says:

Weird or Wonderful ,subject to what’s the occasion they are.If in a show or some party,it is wonderful or creative,but in everyday it is weired exactly,I think it can’t be accepted for the public.

August 14, 2009 at 6:40 pm
(127) Dave says:

“but in everyday it is weired exactly,I think it can’t be accepted for the public.”

True, it is an weird as a woman wearing pants; however, both that &men in skirts have already been accepted by society. The world changes. No one dresses like Betsy Ross or Napoleon anymore. Personally I have been from Florida to Hawaii to Washington State to Cape Cod without any adverse reactions. I don’t even own any pants since keeping them my closet was just useless clutter. Driving across the USA. Flying on several airlines. Even in the Bible Belt. Never been expelled from a restaurant or theater or anywhere else. Acceptance. Yes. Certainly not by 100% of all Americans. Certainly I’ve seen thousands of people that dressed like trash in my humble opinion.

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August 14, 2009 at 10:21 pm
(128) Replica Designer Handbags says:

” however, both that &men in skirts have already been accepted by society. ”

Maybe it is still not acceptable in our country,and there is no men wearing like that in everyday.

August 14, 2009 at 10:44 pm
(129) martinus says:

Yes, there are a lot of “skirt everyday wearing men”
in our country. I am one of it, and I don’t like to discuss or argue why I am a skirt wearer. Just people around me accept it like I am. Never had a bad comment, sometimes strange views, mostly from elderly people. But believe me, I don’t care what other people “MIGHT” think, and in the words above: I am creative in every day life – not for entertainment or show, just for real. And that is fun!!

August 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm
(130) John says:

I have been wearing a skirk for 2 weeks now (every day). I am really enjoyong the comfort I never had befor.I get a few weard looks,but my wife supports me and my friends are behind me and thats all that counts.

August 16, 2009 at 9:40 am
(131) Lucky says:

Yes wear skirt make you very comfortable – I do wear it all time when Im not at work (cant use at work cos of dress code) – only I wear at home or during holiday, it feel so good also very lighter, cheaper than trousers plus easy to wash and ironing :)

August 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm
(132) mara says:

When reading all recently published comments I got the feeling that men were dressed completely wrong in the past. And that seems right because of the male’s body shape.
Yes, it is right, skirts are lighter than any pants, easier to clean and iron (except pleated skirts) and men feeling skirt comfort very well like women.

August 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm
(133) martinus says:

Mara; I think you are right and really I enjoyed reading a lot of comments in this discussion.
It seems to me that there is no question anymore about the skirt or dress on men, no question about comfort and practicability. It is more an important question how to change and how to act as man in public with a skirt or dress.
It also looks like that most men who posted know exactly what they want to do, how to dress.
Am I right with that?

August 20, 2009 at 2:10 am
(134) Lucky says:
August 21, 2009 at 11:46 am
(135) martinus says:

I didn’t see this video in past, but it shows that the men’s skirt is moving on. They are all in kilt style, and it is interesting how well they fit male bodies.
Actually it shows also that men can wear almost all style of skirts, or call it kilt 9which is actually the same).

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August 25, 2009 at 9:14 am
(137) jo says:

considering the number of sites where the item “men in skirts’is being discussed, I do wonder why it is still considerd by the general public as not done. There are sufficient reasons why it should be normal, especially looking back into history. Maybe by starting to let people know that those who considered such in first instance as peculiar, like Dr Jung, were looking from their own point of view and not looking beyond the borders of their home town. Create a psychosis and you have got clients…

August 25, 2009 at 7:42 pm
(138) mara says:

Maybe it might be considered as done, but nobody wants to proof it.
I think the topic is actually not the skirt on men, it is like mentioned psycho-analytic unclear for some people. The history already tells you that it was ‘normal’ for men wearing skirts, and Mr. Jung as an Austrian Psycho-Analyst did not more than dividing the sexes and building for ech of them a role which they have to play. That was called gender-roles, but already out of order – actually since end of WWII.
But the people can not change, and that is amazing: Every day they learn hundreds or thousands of new things, information, etc. but do not change that the closest thing what could change men’s life. Just this simple little step – put skirts on!

August 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm
(139) Dave says:

We have two distinct types of people here; this distinction has not always been maintained in a sharp focus. For men who wear skirts there isn’t a continuing issue. They are presently accepted just as readily as a woman who would choose to wear pants.

The other group, hopefully never to be confused with the first group, is that of the males who refer to themselves as “Fairy Mary” or “Nanci Boy” or other such non-masculine names. These people take a female identity, attempting to physically be identified as being a female. These are not accepted by society. The critical point is that they are NOT being harassed because they are wearing a skirt but rather because they are attempting to become something that they simply aren’t.

Those who say that skirts are accepted by the public if worn by the guys who wish to remain guys are indeed correct. Those who say that the second group hasn’t found acceptance are likewise correct. In my humble opinion, the second group isn’t going mainstream within my lifetime. It is NOT the issue of a skirt with this second group. It is much more complex than that.

August 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm
(140) "Joan" says:

I like wearing skirts! They give so much freedom of movement. I frequently wear a black skirt with a white blouse at home, but when I go out, it’s all the way with oadded bra, slio, and panty hose and panties, + high heels of course. I’m able to get by with it as I have even been to movie theaters and rode the city buses with no ine seeming to know the difference. I like the makeup also,enjoy a good lipstick even when at home.When I walk along a street it seems that women look at me moreso than men! ?? I guess they are comparing me to themselves as I have a good bosom shwiung through the white blouse.

August 26, 2009 at 11:46 am
(141) Mark says:

You sound like you like to be seen as a woman while wearing skirts. While that is fine – to each thier own – however in this forum we are putting in the public eye Men In Skirts Totally OTHER then cross dressing or other such behavior. It is the wish of many of us NOT to be thought of as crossdressing, trans-whatevers. SO unless the idea of simply replacing pants or shorts with a skirt and not doing ANY other female type “drees-up” Please allow us to have a forum free of such behavior.
So please all here – to wear a skirt as a Man & NOT with fake body parts, tuckings or other stuff is the idea.

August 26, 2009 at 1:01 pm
(142) Dave says:

Mark, you are a genius who represents the real guys of the universe. I am happy as a guy. My wife really likes it better than way. I wonder what kind of a relationship with real women a wannabe female would have. One thing for certain is that all of those fake women do absolutely nothing to advance fashion freedom for real men like most of us who are husbands & fathers. We are loved & respected by real women.

Speaking of those fake women, I must admit that I miss a few; however my wife can really spot a fake female. I don’t understand the workings of her inner radar. Women tolerate the fakes but according to my spouse real women think the fakes are in the same category as court jesters & clowns. That obviously has little to relate to fashion freedom for men as is the subject of this site. From time to time some guys take a fake women from the bar to assist them in becoming more feminine. As in castration in the back alley. A few of the fakes meet their maker that way. So the fakes are respected neither by women or men. They have a target on their back.

Again, getting society to accept frauds is not related to fashion freedom for real men. Amen, brother.

August 26, 2009 at 8:02 pm
(143) mara says:

Yes, Dave, the second group has its problem, if you see this group as the men wearing skirts as manly men.
I notized that make the difference how men wearing skirts, it goes with their behavior. Our neighbor is a skirt wearer whenever he likes it, he does it. He is wearing skirts with pantyhose or socks, no high heels. Even when we might think about that some of his clothing mainly was only used by women, there is no doubt at all that he is showing up as a very manly man. I think parallel to women when they wearing pants, they are still women. It is how men wearing this kind of wardrobe.

I think most men can wear skirts and dresses and still be doubtless men. Using skirts and dresses only gives more comfort for their body and maybe freedom, but men also have to watch how to sit or bend down, that all. Of course pleated skirts given some problems on windy days.

August 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
(144) La jupe says:

If people will not think of me as a man who wish to pass for a femalle, i will go on street with a skirt. But i do not whish a second to pass for a lady. But there is so many people who wish to pass for femalle, make me think twice before to go out in skirt. Like a lot people may think i will tell.( when they will be a lot of men in skirt and they will be know to be very true male, not people who whish to pass for femalle, i will wear it outside.)
But for today no.

August 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm
(145) Mark says:

La Jupe,
How you wear the outfit really makes a differance. Just replace the pants with the skirt and not go with stockings, make-up and padded parts. Keep your look as you would in shorts ot pants.
I find that doing things around the house – inside and out – wearing a skirt has helped my comfort with them. I admit I do not try to go public in skirts as of yet but it is mostly due to my location then anything. Middle TN US is not really the right place right now to be a pioneer in such clothing. Now, had I the income to afford a nice kilt (did once by the time I got it it was too small in the waist and had to return, then the company stopped making the affordable kind) it would be an adventure.
But I still say, wear them at home, start going outside around the house – check mail, water plants, get stuff from the car – and let your comfort grow. Just maybe you will find someone near by interested in it as well.

August 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm
(146) jo says:

Back to the way women might react. For years my wife indicated that she would appreciate if I would wear a skirt like garment. Not knowing whether I would like it I tried it during her absence and in order to get an idea as to how other might see it I used my camera. Due to her illness I had many a sleepless night and did a bit of photoshopping with these pictures. When she found out, her reaction was great, I had never ezxperienced her as h…y, later on after she had discussed it with her friends her attitude changed and after three months she filed for devorce as I would be sexual deviant, an expression she learned from her friends or psychiatrist. During the court session she even threatend to make the pictures she had found public if I would not answers the question in compliance with her wishes. I did answer the questions posed by the judge as I felt right.
Whilst trying whether or not I would like to wear a skirt, I learned to appreciate the comfort and I do think that even when a skirt is worn in combination with stockings – it were hers eventhough now one can get male stockings easy enough- normal loafers all in a shade of chocolate brown, jacket and tie it could even be considered fashionable without becoming feminime. Apart from the experience it was also something I had for myselves, which was considering the nature of the illness and the effects of the medication, enhancing her dominant nature towards borderline like behaviour, something which got my mind of the things going on in the house also due to the fact that I work from my home as self employed person. Such did not interest her at all and now she tries to degrade me as much as possible and in first instance she even thought that she would be able to get herselves a new life with out child.
The essence of the story is how a positive attitude can change withion a few weeks to a serious negative attitude without allowing for a dialogue in order to overcome the situation, but such behaviour is normal for people with borderline (like) attitude.
I guess it is an extreme case with a cause that can be partially attributed to the illness and medication.

August 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm
(147) bess says:

Jo, the impact and influence of negative people can be very strong. But still I think it is not the discussion between your wife and you would help, it would change anything.
One bad word you never can replace hundred good, and people tend to stay on negative – it is more exciting than positive.
Lately I saw a male teacher at our school changing his outfit completely from traditional pants to skirts with pantyhose (he has to wear support stockings). First day everybody was talking about, and the principal heard about it. He did not react because in his opinion should everybody wear he/she want.
Second day some people did not talk to this teacher, but students gave him the “super cool” ‘grade’. He smiled to everybody, was friendly and frankly. After three days nobody took more attention to him as normal, but some parents came to school and want to see him skirted. That was very positive for the school and its publicity. That was happen six or seven weeks ago, I never saw him wearing pants anymore, and in my opinion he looks much more ‘manly’ than in pants ever.

August 28, 2009 at 10:57 am
(148) Dave says:

Two thoughts:

Perception. Jo or Mary or Samantha or any other feminine name conjures a feminine persona. That’s great if you are a biological female but not so great if you are not. If you presume a feminine name how far has the appearance changed to match the persona? Virtually every wife wants to be married to a 100% genuine man on a 24/7 basis. I could easily side with a woman’s reason for divorce court in such a circumstance. Just think of how you would feel if your wife suddenly wanted to be a man. Yuk. I would be out of there. FAST.

The second thought. If a woman really believes that skirts & dresses are items of womens clothing & pants are items of mens clothing then she may no longer wear pants unless she is guilty of everything that she is accusing her mate of being. Very few women are stupid enough to take that stance. A female crossdressing hypocrite. WOW!

August 28, 2009 at 11:52 am
(149) Mark says:

You may need to clearify a point or two to make your point and gain acceptance (I say this due to the response from Dave)
1 – Is Jo your real name or a female adaptive identity?
2 – In the pictures you made did you try looking at all female or just a man in a skirt?

Knowing the answers to these can clear the air sort of speeak.

August 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm
(150) jo says:

Mark, as to your points:
1) an abbbriviation, not having given thought to what dave wrote, no intention of adepting to a female identity. Same as trying a skirt, it was curiosty in first instance due to the remarks made by my wife.
2) just a man in skirt, pictures by means of selftimer to see from the side and rear. If you are trying to see whetehr there would be a form of crossdressing, the question does rise as to when such is the case. I guess when one goes into make-up and wigs and thus creates the illusion of being a woman. I guess a tweed jacket and tie are an indication of the opposite.

Also, psychiatrist Binet, living in Nice in the late 1800′s was the first to use stigma’s which were later incorperated in the thougts of Jung and more recent psychiatrists. At the time Binet formulated his thoughts it was still quit common in rural areas for men to wear skirts or skirt like garments. hence if mr Binet would have gone into the rural areas more often, the issue being discussed would be a non-issue.

Taking loads of pictures has always been a hobby. Used to do parties and weddings.

As indicated my wife is ill, hence I took over quit a bit of the householdchores next to my normal work. As the last retion therapist indicated and such might contain a word of truth, the combination of doing the household chores and the skirt, might have rang alarm bells as I was getting to close to things associated with the female identity under normal circumstances. As my wife has created the illusion, in which she is supported by her friends and family, that nothing is wrong with her eventhough she gets regular treatment, she was not able to see things in a proper perspective as seems to be normal with people who are cronically ill.

The medication she received and receives does alter the personnality.

Just a small story, a number of years ago my wife was in the habit of taking socks from my socks drawer and when I asked whether she would mind if I could have her stockings, she really was rattled and never again borrowed socks.

Mark, can you see the stars twikle again now, or should I say, have things been clarified sufficiently?

August 29, 2009 at 3:37 am
(151) Mark says:

Your answers do clear any gray area’s. I do not belive anyone else will question your position as Dave had done.
Good lcuk on the home front.

August 29, 2009 at 8:19 am
(152) maninfl says:

Older guy here, 65+. I wear kilts and skirts and love both. Yes I still wear trowsers and shorts but the kilts and skirts (which are really the same thing) give a whole new sense of freedom of comfort and coolness. Pants are really great, but when you think about it they fit a womans anatomy waay better than a mans.

August 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm
(153) Bess says:

I think it doesn’t matter what age you are – it only make a difference in the length of the skirts. As long you feel comfortable in it you should wear it.
About idendity: A skirt does not change an idendity, the person must do it. Also, a wig or some other items in the wardrobe can not change the idendity.
Please don’t be worry about that. If a cross-dresser comes up with real crossdressing, it is still not a change, it only gives the crossdresser the feeling that he is in the role of the opposite gender (not sex).
I think we are mixing too much in this case: Crossdressing is originally a very positive word for dressing cross, like wearing white and black together. Now we are using it for reasons that we can’t really combine: Men wearing skirts are not crossdressing otherwise we have to say that nearly 100% of women would be crossdressers when using or having pants in their wardrobe.
That cannot work because it is wrong. When men like to wear skirts and/or dresses it is nothing else than using a different style of clothing, in my opinion, it is not cross-dressing. The same goes on when men wearing a bra. Opposite would than women do not use this support

August 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm
(154) Mark says:

Well it seems that my thoughts about going skirted away from the house here are right on the money. Found a local chat board and posted the question about men in skirts and the flaming that fired up – I expected but hoped wouldn’t see – my advice “anyone in/near Ft Campbell, KY-Clarksville, TN area AVOID going skirted in public, may cost more then it’s worth”
Just my luck – I live here, outcast at home.

August 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm
(155) La jupe says:

The men who are affraid of man in skirt, they may juste are afraid of liking it to much. Becose of that, they will try to beat the real man who wear a skirt to proff they dont like it but inside thereself they just dream of it.Ho i am not a crossdressing, i beat them, i am a very rude man.I think somme of those guy who goes in number to beat a man are juste sisi guy whit no bal.

August 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm
(156) martinus says:

Mark, can’t see that wearing skirt goes together with money. I’m wearing skirts and kilts at my workingplace too, very public. Just positive reaction, best comment: “We like international flair”.

August 30, 2009 at 12:50 am
(157) Dave says:

Cross-dressing. Men wearing skirts is fine in the 21st Century. That is not cross-dressing. Men who want to be women wearing skirts. That’s cross-dressing. It simply can’t be compared to women who wear pants since very few women attempt to use a male name or try to pass as being a male just to wear pants in public. However, beware there are portions of the country stuck back in the mid-20th Century. Wearing a skirt when surrounded by cave men & cave women must be rather challenging. No matter whether you are a man who is a real man or a female wannabe. My sympathies to those guys who live in prehistoric America. Hope is limited.

Names. Take Jo for example. An Internet search. http://deron.meranda.us/data/nicknames.txt follows:

JO JOAN 0.15

Note that every one of these names is normally associated with a female. That would be a problem with most men. Hard to deny that Jo isn’t feminine.

August 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
(158) Jo says:

What about Jo as abbreviation for John, Johnson, Joseph or Johan, hence the list found by you should start with a legal frase:
“including but not limited to”

If you still consider the abbriviation Jo as solely usable in a feminime context I’ll refrain from using it and start using another alias after consulting you as to whether such would not cause the same problems as now experienced.

August 30, 2009 at 11:19 am
(159) Dave says:

Jo – It’s not what you think it means, it is what the mass of the populace perceives it to mean. Yes, you have the right to call a moose a butterfly; however, it will lead to some confusion.


Isn’t this close to Kentucky & Tennessee?
This poor lady will never taste a good cold beer again?
A Muslim part-time model will be caned next week, becoming the first woman in Malaysia to be given the punishment under Islamic law, after she pleaded guilty to drinking beer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

An Islamic court in July ordered that Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, be lashed six times with a rattan cane after she was caught drinking alcohol in a raid on a hotel night club in eastern Pahang state last year.

Prosecutor Saiful Idham Sahimi said Kartika will be the first woman to be caned under Islamic law after she chose not to appeal the sentence.

“This is the first case in Malaysia. … It is a good punishment because under Islamic law a person who drinks commits a serious offense,” he said.

On Tuesday, the court set a one-week period starting next Monday for the sentence to be carried out in a woman’s prison, Saiful said. It is up to prison authorities to decide when to cane her during that period.

He said Kartika will remain in prison during that time and will be released “as soon as possible” after the caning is carried out.

Saiful said the rattan cane to be used on Kartika would be lighter than the one used on men, and its purpose was to “educate” rather than punish.

August 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm
(160) Mark says:

“can’t see that wearing skirt goes together with money”
If you haven’t the money to pay for the skirt/kilt you have been limited to how you can present yourself.
I am currently unemployed and limited income that will not allow the cost of the kilt I would like to wear. With a kilt I feel and has been advised to me going into the public would make things easier.

August 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm
(161) Dave says:

A kilt is great if you are in Scotland. In the USA it is just another skirt. Most kilts in the USA are in fact worn by women.

More men just need to start wearing skirts & stop being swayed by the opinions of others. Be more like women in that regard. I read one woman’s comment on another site that stated sometimes it is just too hot to wear slacks. So where exactly does that leave us guys? Us real guys? No choices unless we get some courage to change the opinion of the misinformed masses. Sooner rather than later perhaps? Or we just do it like several of the guys on this site have done.

You make the decision!

August 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm
(162) Mark says:

It is common back into the full history of the Male Names that can be considered abriviated as “Joe” and the female names abriviated as “Jo”.
When the female version of the male “Joe” names was constructed the “E” was dropped to seperate the Male from the Female.
As in mine name – the Female conterpart is Marky, Markie. SO when people call a male “Mark/C” Marky/ie it is an insult.
If you wish to find a Male?Female name conterpart I am sure searching the internet for “Naming Childeren” you will find a list of world used names and be able to “counterpart” them.
Now I am not saying the Joe information is gospel, due to many languages and cultures throughout the world there are names used in English as male but may be used in (eaxmple) Dutch as Female. Then the oposite is also possible.
I personally knew a family in The Netherlands that when the spoke of the younger sibling – whom I had not met – until the said “he” I thought they were talking of a younger sister. I do not recall the name but I do remem ber that in the U.S. this name was strictly Female.
I hope you find a common piece of ground and I do feel bad that due to the skirt issue that your name can cause so much trouble. However on the net with the varied languages, backgrounds and lack of photos in these areas it is best to configure a “international” discript seperation for clarity.

August 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm
(163) Jo ore what it may become says:

Dave, As Mark indicated, things have to be seen in their context, hence what might be common in e.g. the US, might be totally differentb elsewhere. In the example of Jo or Joe, if you would plpace iyt in a French context the “e” would imply a fiminime word.

In respect of what Mark indicated that names in the Netherlands might be used for a boy in stead of a girl of vice versa, Maria is a grand example if seen from the catholic point of view, than it is a unisex-name, same in other parts of Europe.
If I’m not mistaken, the most used name in the Netherlands at present is Mohammed…

August 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm
(164) Mark says:

“You make the decision!”
I do say I guess I need to say I did not really mean to present this thread post as a skirt wearing stopper for me. I do wear skirts daily however I am unemployed, disabled and limited in transportation. I wear my skirts everyday inside and outside. I do my yard work that way mostly but do only activities while skirted that prevents exposure. I have a skort for many activities that skirts disallow. Also shorts as well. I usually go pants or shorts on away missions but mostly carry a skirt along to change into for my return trips. When I go out where I mostly will not need to go into any place I will go skirted. I have gotten gas in a skirt, but I paid via a debit card.
Now along with the comments I mentioned I am almost daily – pointed at, remarked to and photographed in my yard by passerby’s. Several times people have turned around to get a “better” look. I usually wave and/or stand watching and waiting for them to get their jollies and leave. My next door neighbors have labeled me a pervert so I do try not to give them chances of having their fun – while they are out I usually just go around the other side of the house.
Not caring what they say or think is one thing but hearing it is difficult when you do not want conflict.

August 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm
(165) martinus says:

Mark, I got my skirts from Salvation Army, there was a Saturday deal, 5 pieces with a special colored tag for 5$. I found five pieces. Not necessary to have a lot of money for me. Maybe, you have Goodwill?
But never I’ll miss my skirts anymore.

August 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm
(166) martinus says:

Sorry, thinking faster than writing: I mean never I want to miss my skirts anymore and I’d miss it when wearing pants.

August 31, 2009 at 5:50 am
(167) jo or what ever etc says:

Thanx Mark.
By the way, the whole issue on usage of aliases is interresting as it shows that the prejudice concerning activities and labeling them is broader than solely the matter wheteher or not a man should be able to wear a skirt. But let’s get back to the issue on hand, bearing in mind what Bess wrote, people like Jung and Benit could be concidered as superb mass media users, as their ideas have become the common ground of judging each ohter. In addition there is a passage in the bible which forbids people to wear clothing of the other gender eventhough Adam and Eve were dressed uni-sex with figleaves. Hence the question rises why did the Bible include this fragment, the answer is that the bible was was also the codification canonic law and in order to prevent criminals etc. to escape by means of dressing up as a member of the other gender.
Bess could such be the origin of the expression crossdressing, dressing for the cross in order to forthcome punishment?

I guess we shan’t be able to retrieve the origin of the problem on hand, so lets get back to the daily activioties and share each others thoughts and experiences and assist where possible with providing support for thise who prefer crotchless garments.
Recently I purchades via the internet a skirt for men as was indicated – ankle length – studying the way the zipper is placed such could be considerd correct, as it is facing the same way as on trousers and if you have a closer look at skirts with front zipper as offered by internetstores like OTTO, Heine and Sears you will note that the front zipper is often placed for righthanded people. Aren’t these than not all skirts for men eventhough sold as womens garments?

Mark, would you by chance know whether you male neighbours would be wobbling along in the house or maybe in the garden with only a towel draped around their buttocks? Why not get a skirt made of towel cloth and confront them therewith. Stitched or not stitched that is the question…

August 31, 2009 at 7:33 am
(168) Lucky says:

Im male and my body is pear-shaped (low waist and wee bit wide hip – cos of my weight problems) but I dont mind my own body – it depend on your body and men can wear skirt as well no problems at all. when I put skirt on and look on mirror it look nicely (cant use men clothes cos of size problems which is too big for me) only I wear women clothes size that fit me prefect. At my work some women wear men clothes that still allow but that for men clothes! also short hair cut… so men should wear other way to wear at work to equal that would make easier.

August 31, 2009 at 6:45 pm
(169) Bess says:

jo or whatever: It is correct that actually crossdressing in modern understanding goes back to the bible. But the bible says clearly that man should not wear women clothes, it is in translation Latin to German (Martin Luther): Men should not wear the same clothes like women, that does not mean the style, it means (still until today) the original the same clothes what men or women used before. Very often it was misinterpreted
At the time when the bible was written it was a question about hygiene because in time of the female periods they were labled as “dirty”.
I did not think about dressing for the cross nor did I ment that.

September 1, 2009 at 1:29 am
(170) JohnA says:

I am on a fixed income. I wear dimem skirts and if other peopl don’t like it to bad. I don’t tell them what wear. Wear the kind of skirt/kilt you can afford..

September 1, 2009 at 1:30 am
(171) whatever says:

Bess, interesting the origing of the bible quote. I ran across that item in my studies of amongst other things Roman Law where such was also indicated, for other reasons thus. Hence my thought of dressing for the cross and just wanted your opinion.

September 1, 2009 at 5:41 pm
(172) Mark says:

“Mark, would you by chance know whether you male neighbours would be wobbling along in the house or maybe in the garden with only a towel draped around their buttocks?”
No wouldn’t know that. Not really sure I want to either. They are just products of their family, locals, farmer bred.
I do have towel wraps, but not wearing them much any more since I started with regular skirts.

September 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm
(173) martinus says:

Bess; You are right, but after the bible translation came from M. Luther it was the written hebrew bible, translated in Latin, then German and English. You know for sure that each translation has some ad’s and loses.
Back to crossdressing. Cross dressing was a long time common but never it meant women’s clothes for men or the opposite way, that is a very new interpretation.
By the way, today I saw in the new edition of the “TIME” magazine that John F. Kennedy wore skirts too. And, going back in history, Quincy Adams was the first US president who wore pants for his inauguration.
So, we are not new in our ideas wearing skirts because of comfort and elegance (yes, a skirt brings up more elegance than a pair of pants).

September 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm
(174) whatever says:

Mark, are your neighbours of the type black stockings without seams?

I.r.o the remark concerning Quincy Adams, whilst inauguration he wore long trousers instead of breeches… hence the remark by Martinus implying that J.F K. would be following suit is not correct as far as I could check. But indeed in history skirt for men was normal, hence why should it be a problem now, especially as most of us are not using
means of tranpsort like horses, bicycles and such which require space between the legs.

The other night I drove back to the place where I reside at present including the walk from the car to the frontdoor, wearing my recent purchase, an ankle length skirt, black, sold as kilt/Goth skirt. I must say, it was the most comfortable ride I had in times, save the ride of the car which by itselves is more comfortable than the average car. I guess I’ll take along that purchase for future return trips. It might become an addiction…. better than bose and smokes. As the car does at least 30 miles to the gallon, the chance of have to get petrol dressed as described is slight.

September 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm
(175) martinus says:

Whatever, check TIME magazin, edition September 7, 2009, page 28-29 and you’ll see JFK with his two brothers Bob and Ted. He is wearing a skirt, jacket with tie.
I never wore a long skirt, I have no idea how does it feel, because I have to wear support stockings and I can’t wear it under pants, so I use skirts, a little bit over knee in lenght. Wearing a skirt is wonderful but a “must wearing support stockings” is a torture. I believe that normal pantyhose must be comfortable, but I have no idea.

September 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm
(176) herby says:

Every person expresses its own personal style throughout its clothing, its language and its education. After the motto: “Knowledge is power, ability the super power”, actually an expression, says; each person makes that visible to everybody in their depth and development of the education in combination with its personal style. In case of wearing different style than the mass around means expression of education, show the own courage and open itself to other people vis-à-vis, to inspire others, let make the own creativity clear and open new ways of understanding and acceptance.
I do like cars and I want to bring in into a comparison with wearing a skirt as a male and driving an automobile. Wearing pants is like driving a deliver-van, wearing a pair of shorts is like driving a sedan, and wearing a skirt is like driving a convertible at sunny days.

September 7, 2009 at 9:52 pm
(177) la jupe says:

Herby it is a good réflexion. If the man where not affraid of men wearing skirt, the skirt will have been already accepted. But somme menare affraid of men in skirt because in every human there is a litle bit less or more of the opposite sex.And somme time the men who yeld the arder is the one who dream of wearing a skirt but also a bra. The man who said nothing about men in skirt,he is a real men and he dit not have to yeld again men in skirt that juste does not affect him. but the men who are not sure about them self will yeld a lot. Like the litle boy in the wood when he is affraid.

September 8, 2009 at 11:06 am
(178) Dave says:

A man (?) who wants to wear a bra or maybe even a tampon is extremely confused regarding his/her/its sexuality. Sort of like a woman who wants to wear a jock strap. A man who knows that he is a man should have no reason to wear a bra unless he is 150 pounds of blubber overweight. That is going far beyond fashion freedom for the normal man into the realm of the bizarre. Kinky. Just plain weird.

September 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm
(179) la jupe says:

Some men will speak a lot again man in skirt.They will trye to lower the man in skirt as they can. They do that to trye to prove to ther self they are real man. If they are real man they will not be complining about man in skirt. They will just see and other way of getting dress.

September 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm
(180) Bess says:

Of course, la jupe, men always put others down, that is in their male nature. It is about strength and power. But I do not see the problem in that or in power, it is a very personal ssue, because men don’t like to be laughed at when wearing something different. Even the laughter is coming from teenagers, men often react badly. So, the easiest way is not to change anything and stay away.

Men are to be brought easily in embarrassment if it concerns clothing, that women also use. But the skirt, indeed is a male garment originally, but American women 1837 used it for a sign to gain equality and to force women’s emancipation. Nobody knows what’s coming up with the pants, because it turns more and more into a dominated female garment.

The only way for men is to find this dressing style he supposed to be in, and that is a skirt, because it fits the male body correctly, pants doesn’t,

September 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm
(181) whatever says:

Isn’t it all about equality of sexes as laid down in the universal decleration of human rights? Ant discrimination etc.? Using double standards?

September 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(182) Mark says:

There are now 659 skirted men be counted on

Are you one of the counted?

September 11, 2009 at 11:48 am
(183) Martyn says:

Have been wearing kilts for 15 years. Confidence is key, it seems that if you have it nobody ever takes a second glance. Second is that you need to be cognesent of the world and how you look, a kilt is accepted fully as a mans garment; worn on the knee with proper hose and a suitable belt and it will always look good. Unfortunatly it is expensive and hot in summer. I would never wear a skirt in public, however I would love to if it becomes the norm!!!

September 12, 2009 at 8:34 am
(184) Lucky says:

That ok if you dont want wear skirt in public but try and take it easy – I wear black tights, blue denim mini skirt and any top to match plus flat black shoes and then went out for walk plus drive to petrol that seem went well – people dont care but some were looking at me but ingored it, mostly ingored as it keep going on. At first time i was wee bit nervous but later I feel much relax so try and see if it goes well (ingore the younger people if it laugh at you – I already ingored them). People need read it any site and understand what it all about it :)

September 12, 2009 at 9:43 am
(185) Dave says:

Men in skirts won’t become common place unless men begin to wear skirts on a daily basis. I retained three pairs of pants when I made the change many years ago but have about 100 skirts/dresses that are the norm unless I need to renail a shingle on a roof or crawl under an automobile.

Kilts in America are just a costume. I have been known to ask a guy in a kilt if I could help him find his lost bagpipe or help him back to the parade route. In my opinion the kilt in America is grossly overpriced, uncomfortable when compared to a typical skirt & simply looks unusual (weird). That commando stuff in a kilt will most likely get you on the registered sex offender list in most states. Then try getting a job. You will have to register with the local police department. Where you live will be posted on the Internet. You can’t live close to a public school or other location frequented by young children. Forget the kilt crap!

Get a denim skirt for a starter. Just above the knee. Pleated or not as long as it isn’t a windy day. Leggings are just pants Pants. Yuk. Shave the legs. Hair shouldn’t be the only evidence of male hormones. Ever seen a hairy woman? Of course you have. Smooth is comfortable. Tan in summer is good. Pockets like with a demin cargo skirt. Long skirts are great for those frigid winter days; however, they do restrict your movement. Go no shorter than mid-thigh, about the length of short pants or “shorts”. Don’t buy cheap underwear.

Comfort. Amen, brother (and sister too). Get your skirt on. Get out there. Make it the norm.

September 12, 2009 at 10:53 am
(186) Lucky says:

I live in the UK not in USA, are you live in the State, Dave? I wear skirt what Ive mentioned and cops car passed me and didnt care that already many time as it normal that why I have to careful what Im wearing. I used 14″ denim mini skirt that ok and I usual shaving my legs first that make yer legs very smooth when tights on and then denim skirt.

September 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
(187) whatever says:

The male uniform of a beer company becomes the kilt
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 19:36
In Germany, a brewery chose the kilt as a uniform for its male staff.

Very hot summer, cold beer and the driver of beer comes in plaid skirt: The brewery Welde of Schwetzinger introduced the kilt as a uniform and drivers are involved with pleasure.

It is originally an idea of beer deliveryman. He proposed it to other employees, and the youngers persuaded the olders. This does not concern only production but also the offices. Moreover, there is no constraint, it does not come from above, so no reverse discrimination, and especially the argument that prevailed was the heat of summer, in a cab truck without air-conditioned. In the film we see the driver Robert Clark wearing a kilt and the operator wearing trousers.


September 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm
(188) whatever says:

One step ahead, comapny unifom:In Germany, a brewery chose the kilt as a uniform for its male staff.
Very hot summer, cold beer and the driver of beer comes in plaid skirt: The brewery Welde of Schwetzinger introduced the kilt as a uniform and drivers are involved with pleasure.
It is originally an idea of beer deliveryman. He proposed it to other employees, and the youngers persuaded the olders. This does not concern only production but also the offices. Moreover, there is no constraint, it does not come from above, so no reverse discrimination, and especially the argument that prevailed was the heat of summer, in a cab truck without air-conditioned. In the film we see the driver Robert Clark wearing a kilt and the operator wearing trousers.

September 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm
(189) Lucky says:

that cool video clip in Germany and yes it help to cool down and look good with kilt as uniform – better mixed to choose with kilt or skirt that would be good idea. When I drove in long drive and I wear lighter sheer tights and denim mini skirt in very hot weather (drove for about 510 miles with 2 or 3 stop) that help me to cool down. I would say it much important for men to wear skirt for any reason.

September 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm
(190) Mark says:
September 14, 2009 at 9:17 pm
(191) martinus says:

Dave, I do wear skirts on a dily basis, I do it in public and workplace. I always could hear that men saying “oh nice, looks comfortable, etc.” but no other man tried to go in skirts too. But I am stubborn – I do just wear it. Okay, I do not have so many different skirts like you, but I think I make already a difference to the uniformized pants-wearer.

September 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm
(192) Mick says:

This is a great debate! It’s not the style it’s the arrogance and the stigma that feed the “phobic’s”. With a thread full of pro’s in terms of medical advice and negatives that suggest only good looking men would get away with it I fear the whole issue means there is a need to equalize (not masculinise) the skirt/dress argument in the way trousers (pants) have been accepted into the feminine wardrobe.
The best way forward (IMHO)would be to design a range of garments from a number of fashion houses whilst simultaneously getting “buy-in” from major male “faces”. Not just your TV/Movie types but those in other industries that would regularly were them. This would have to be counter balanced by an equally supportive feminine stance, due to prejudice coming from both sides. Finally, and equally as crucially, a “mass conditioning” campaign to say to the arrogant and uninitiated “ITS OK TO DO THIS!!! – Its happening in cultures all over the world right now – your are the ones being left out – there are bigger problems than this…MOVE ON…GET OVER IT!!!”
To the shallow minded it might not be a bad idea to start to feed into society the statements, that whilst every man may not look as good as the guy in the top shot, not every woman looks hot in trouser (pants)!

Yes it would be wonder full to wear a dress and not have to worry about mindless abuse!



September 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm
(193) Bess says:

Not much to add. Exactly, those are the points. We have to stop bullying and as said mindless abuse. That goes in a one way direction with more men wearing skirts and dresses.

September 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(194) whatever says:

well, isn’t that a beautifull task for Cyntia Nellis whom’s blog/forum this is?

September 20, 2009 at 8:32 pm
(195) martinus says:

@whatever; Yes, you are right, C. Nellis opend a discussion and when keep reading you’ll find out, that most post talking about that men should (or can) wear skirts and dresses. Which is okay!. But I do not see any men around me wearing a skirt, it looks always that I am the only one.
A lot of men do not know the freedom of clothes, the air-breeze between legs because they are afraid that somebody could judge them. I got my freedom like P. Henry said: “Give me freedom or give me dead”,,,,, well I chose freedom.
Really, who want to stop you when you’ll like to dress comfortable, healthy for your body but just different to others? Where is our American spirit to do so?

September 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm
(196) John says:

martinus: I live in southern California. I wear old glory and deium skirts allday and everyday.I have no problem when I am out & about. I hav not seen anyother skirt wears, but that is not going me. I hope to meet more people like me who enjoy the comfort of skirts.

September 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm
(197) John says:

martinus:I live in southern California. I am a skirt wearer. I have not seen anyone elis in my area that wears skirts.I wear skirts full time now. My wife likes me in a skirt. All I had is positve feed back from other people. Yes more men and women need to wear skirts. The one that do should keep wearing them. Keep On Skirting

September 24, 2009 at 8:31 am
(198) Lucky says:

I was wearing black tights, white t-shirt and denim mini skirt with black suede calf boots and took my dad to dentist (18 miles away) and seem it went ok. it nice day and very warm that why I need cooler and lighter clothes, that ok for me to wear as you can see women wearing trousers, jean trousers so men can wear skirt as “swap clothes” like 50/50

September 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm
(199) Dave says:

Colorado here. After awhile you get a closet of everything from long flannel dresses to mid-thigh miniskirts so that all weather conditions are covered by choices on hangers. Can’t share with my spouse since she is strictly into pants whereas I am strictly into skirts or dresses. Yes, my wife likes it that way. Also I will confirm that I heard several women complain about the heat last summer while wearing trousers. I mentioned to one that the temperature wasn’t too hot for me since I was wearing a rather short skirt of a light weight fabric. Common sense. Those tall boots are great when it is really cold. With a miniskirt. No. Try sandals with that short skirt. Common sense. Comfort. Skirts are here now. If us guys don’t buy them they may vanish within the next five to ten years. Think about it. Women strongly prefer pants. I have no problem buying skirts or dresses. Why should any other man? Frozen in the ancient past? This is a new century. Times change!

September 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm
(200) martinus says:

Thankse for responding. Yes, I know there are some – including you two- which are going with skirts because you know that is the most comfortable garment for men.
It is almost useless try to find reasons why men don’t want wear skirts – probably they are just afraid, it is more important to tell them how successful men in skirts are. It is indeed another world, feeling free around legs – my longest skirt is 20 inches = knee-lentgh, so I feel really the air at the legs and lower body.
When fashion needs goes with health needs, it is okay, that would go for skirts on men.
But I do not see that men following this line.

My own experiences: I never had bad comments, but tons of compliments, wherever I was. And that counts. John and Dave, thanks again and thank you for all supporters. I think, time is changing as you mentioned.

September 25, 2009 at 3:31 am
(201) Scott says:

Men should be able to wear skirts. What were they wearing not so long ago before pants. Also, men were the dress up persons, wore makeup and displayed wigs. Why not skirts too. As long as they are correct for the gender then why not ?? !!

September 25, 2009 at 7:49 am
(202) Lucky says:

also men do have “pear-shape” like women body shape that depend in body system to make size – my body is pear shaped (waist is 25.5″ and hip is 34.5″) that how it still same for years – i was suffered from weight loss 9 years ago and thought it would change back to normal but it still same and found that I cant wear men clothes so I have to wear women clothes to make prefect size included skirt, jumper dress that make me look nicely – ive seen women wear men clothes and shoes at work plus anywhere else so yes it best for men to wear other way also it would save money when go into high st shop instead of men and women each dept – I would think it better to put both into one big dept clothes room to make easier and save a big pocket money to pay house bill — dont you think?? :)

September 27, 2009 at 11:01 am
(203) Lucky says:

I also have some jumper dress (mini) with hooded – look nice with tights and boots (I have some good boots and flat shoes) that seem nice and very lighter. Men can wear skirt, dress or anything that normal clothes as it feel so good as comfortable.

September 28, 2009 at 8:36 pm
(204) sonny says:

Yes, I think everybody cn wear skirt and dress. When I was tired to wear all the time my pants to work, some weeks ago I decided to go in a skirt. I talked to my boss and she said: “You can wear what you want, you must looking proper and confident with it”. I did! Wearing a skirt short above knee with mantyhose and shirt with tie. I have not to tell that everybody likes it, since that time I wore just skirts. Some days ago I wore a pair of pants with the reaction that I was asked if I am not feeling good today.
Today my boss called me in and told me that I surly changed the spirit of the company “it is like every day new”. Thank you, Boss, and thank you skirt!

October 5, 2009 at 7:27 am
(205) Lucky says:
October 12, 2009 at 10:06 am
(206) whatever says:

the other day whilst driving to my destination my ey caught something which had not triggered something in the past.
An elderly couple dressed similar, thus same jeans and same sports jacket and shoes in the same colour.

Isn’t such an action an invitation for broader unisex dressing?

October 12, 2009 at 10:49 am
(207) whatever says:

Just an ad found by clicking Latest fashion below:

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October 12, 2009 at 7:51 pm
(208) Mark says:

Whatever – would like to see that skirt, got a link?

October 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm
(209) MickMack says:

According to “Nancy Friday” ; 10% of men wear skirts behind closed doors …

I have been wearing skirts in public on a regular basis , and , it seems like I’m the only one in my neighbourhood that shows up !!!

Just like “Barry” , my skirts are casual , in a subdued tone, neutral colors, nothing flamboyant … I wear a short beard , and I go about in a manly fashion !!!

Skirts offer a degree of comfort and freedom unknown to men !!!
“Margaret Mead” says that ; men who wear skirts , do it , to distinguish themselves from other men … In other words : they like beeing “original” !!!

Whenever I put on a skirt , I feel the need to show myself in public !!! Because , I’m a non-conformist , and I like to break stereotypes !!!

So , you think you’ve got balls ???
Show yourself in public , wearing a skirt !!!

MickMack from Montreal

October 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm
(210) Mark says:

Question -
Skirt wearing male, crossdresser or not?

October 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm
(211) martinus says:

Mark, I am wearing skirts and kilts in public, also at work (school), but no crossdressing at all. I have to wear support stockings since 27 years. Under pants no way, tissue extends because of warming up, and blood-circulation goes down to “0″. No other way than wearing skirts. As MickMack from Montreal says, neutral, causal.

October 14, 2009 at 4:30 am
(212) whatever says:


http://www.fashion.about.com/od/latesttrends/tp/longerskirts.htm or hereunder under by catagory, latest fashion trends etc.

also an interesting one

crossdress according to the concise Oxford dictionary: wear clothing typical of the opposite sex.

If something is describes as a menskirt or herrenrock which is the same than one can’t say it is crossdressing. In addition thereto if women may wear what is considered by the blessed ignorants men’s clothing without comment, why not vice versa. Isn’t that a double standard?

October 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm
(213) Lucky says:

Men wear skirt is no xdress – it normal clothes you can see women wear trousers — at my work when I go for newspaper and 2 women walked front of me, one wear skirt and one wear trouser (very smart) and same colour, type but look at this — one skirt and other wear trousers so men can do the same as well. It still not word as xdress as people still think it is but it all wrong, it should mixed as equal – Ive wear skirt in public seem ok also cops car passing many time but nothing happen – just checking, they look for idiot drunk only.

October 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm
(214) martinus says:

As we can see, the topic is not anymore interesting to most of the people. Especially after comments which gave a clear direction and good arguments. It is also clear, that the skirt (kilt included) is a unisex garment, and it is only in hand of men to work that out. Adopting as a every day wardrobe or not, waering just at home is like hiding to me, so I am wearing it in public. And I found numerous supporters and even more admires.
I wish I could talk to some other skirted men in the area I live about their experiences. My experiences throughout were very postive – excluding one complain from a lady which was saying that she would like to have such nice legs like mine.

October 23, 2009 at 1:32 am
(215) JohnA says:

I for one am a skirt wearer. Alot of men and women have no problum of me in a skirt. I think all men should try a skirt on for a week. They just might like it. To many men are chicken. But more should try. As for this topic, I hope it keeps going. As I check it daily. Along with 5 other sites. Let us all keep on Skirting

October 24, 2009 at 7:53 am
(216) Aman says:

I can’t go with the original question. Who want to judge it what is weird or wonderful because weird could be wonderful and opposite often wonderful is weird.

Or the question is going to address what the public think about a new way of dressing for men? That can’t be answerd because nobody see’s it, nobody knows how does it look in different styles, nobody knows nothing. And then judge it – not possible and inhuman.

For sure that skirts on men could be a new way of dressing, but men mostly are not trying it because expressing out of the crowd could be difficult. All people are born as a unique creation of God, but short after birth pressed in a tiny cage just following unwritten laws or imagination of society, following a narrowed path of rules and regulations. But how about using creation, innovation – in other words, using the right side of humans brain too?
If more eople would do it, never a question like above would be popping up – and men and women could follow a wonderful way to dress they like, expressing their wonderful taste and feeling comfortable in their wardrobe. Much less stress would be the result, and more healthier people are around you – what a thought.

October 26, 2009 at 4:55 pm
(217) Strikemaster says:

Weird or wonderful? Wrong question! Healthy or ill, thats right. Do you know the mechanism, that keeps the right temperature for male genitalia? It is simply, just a pair of muscles can change the distance between testicles and body, if testicles are overheated the distance increases. In trousers that mechanism doesn’t work, testicles are kept forced to the body and are overheated all the time (even in freezy winter). Right temperature for male genitalia is about 1 or 2 degrees lower than normal body’s conditions. Overheating in longer terms causes infertility, impotence and testicular cancer. But that’s no all, also causes hormonal instability. Urgent testosterone level changes (especially in plus) damages a prostate! Thats the mechanizm, Mara is looking for.

October 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm
(218) mara says:

Thanks Strikemaster that makes it clear. Skirts are not to feel comfortable, it also improves health for men.
Hopefully a lot of people will read your explanation/ statment and wake up. It would help a lot of men to get over any fears wearing skirts.

October 30, 2009 at 7:02 am
(219) Lucky says:

Yes wear trousers that something like testicles crushing – by wear skirt it make much comfortable also need plenty of air flow through the body and it much important for men health that need protect.

November 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm
(220) Lucky says:

When Im at work at University and noticed female students wearing jean trousers mostly and few wear skirt (include black tights) and male students only wear jeans — seem it not right as it need to mixed it that would be nice change in fashion dont you think?? Anyway I have lots of denim mini skirt included black tights cos it look nice and very comfortable.

November 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm
(221) whatever says:

how are you going to stand out in the crowd when wearing the same as the girls?

November 5, 2009 at 8:17 pm
(222) martinus says:

Sorry, I’m not ‘Lucky’ but I’m a daily skirt wearer at an Academy for girls as a teacher.
My experience is easy to tell: They like it because they feel that they are more accepted when they have to wear their skirts. And plenty of compliments every day. In past when I wore pants nobody took notice, yes, once a year they noticed another tie. That’s it.

November 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm
(223) strikemaster says:

Mara, You welcome.
There is strong asymmetry between males and females in our culture. Women are allowed to wear whatever they want, we are closed to the trousers (I hope, this topic is a sign that situation is changing now).
I wrote about the health consequences of wearing trousers by men, these are serious. Prostate cancer cases number still incerases in western countries. Also skirts are much more comfortable than trousers. Thus I hope this topic is a sign that something in changing now.

November 10, 2009 at 11:26 am
(224) Dave says:

That’s it! “Women are allowed to wear…” is a simple excuse. My wife does not have a license from Jesus Christ that allows her to wear whatsoever she chooses. She doesn’t need a license nor do I. She wears the pants in the family; however, she will quickly admit that being married to a retired military officer doesn’t mean that she is totally in charge even though she does indeed wear those pants. A trained war-time killer in a miniskirt shouldn’t be taken as a wimp.

The summary is that you shouldn’t judge anyone by what they are wearing.

November 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(225) martinus says:

Hey Dave, or hello colleague (in case of military);
I left Army as Lt.Col. and wearing skirt – because I have to, after an accident with my legs which now requieres wearing support hose all the time. No way under pants because the tissue expands during heat and would make all worse (and very dangerous). So I came to skirts, but not really mini skirts, shortest skirts has 18 inches.
My wife wears what she want, like I do, and she bought most skirts and kilts for me I own.

November 11, 2009 at 11:11 am
(226) Mark says:

Dave, Martinus -
Hello – Medically Discharged SSG here!
Wasn’t into skirts at the time, but am now.
Wife loves it – kids tolerate it – everyone else hates it.
Being on disability and no work keeps me at home.

I think if I could afford an everyday kilt I might go places in it, but can’t say for sure. Have too many other place to send what money I do get.

November 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm
(227) martinus says:

Mark; Yes never you be sure what others are thinking. I am sure that a lot of people will hate me in my skirts/kilts, but they do not tell me that.
I believe that they hate me because they looking at me in this outfit, ignoring all others in traditional stereotyped pants uniform.
Some of my kilts/skirts I got at Goodwill – very good and cheap.

November 12, 2009 at 2:13 am
(228) Mark says:

I have more skirts then a person should have really. Just can’t get a real kilt the cheap way.
Besides the social factor is my biggest herdle.

November 12, 2009 at 11:42 am
(229) Dave says:

A real kilt is still a skirt. A kilt is basically an ethnic costume of Scotland, therefore, in the USA it is just another skirt. I always wonder why anyone would pay $$$$$ for a plaid skirt with pleats. Seems totally insane to me. You make the social factor as it is only what you want it to be. I have never experienced such a restriction. FYI – I can not even begin to imagine having too many skirts. Micro, mini, knee-length, calf-length, ankle length, with each of those in a-line, pleated, straight, then with pockets or not, in lightweight to heavier fabric weight, not to forget colors to match your tops, etc. Just thinking about it makes me want another nap!

November 12, 2009 at 10:25 pm
(230) martinus says:

Sure Dave, a kilt is still a skirt, but that isn’t the reason that I have some. The reason to buy one was that some told me that kind of skirt has a special feeling when wearing. Of course, it did, after buying one my wallet was not so haevy anymore. Well, my feeling was that this skirt is real wool[ish] and requires a underkilt because of my support-hose. But this underkilt makes it warmer, maybe fine during wintertime, but I don’t like it.
I am using more ‘simple’ skirts now.

November 19, 2009 at 8:54 am
(231) robert says:

I believe all men should wear skirts. Mothers should begin dressing their sons in skirts at around 5 yrs. of age. This will become more normal and gain acceptance over time. The skirts can be plain or with more masculine design (utilikilts) or plaid pleated skirts. The tops could be regular boys shirts, but should be coordinated. I own 13 skirts, both pleated and plain. My favorite is my scooter skirt with built-in loose shorts. The shorts are made of a light nylon and are extremely comfortable. So yes guys do youselves a favor, FORGET THE PANTS, WEAR A SKIRTS AND ENJOY.

November 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm
(232) Dave says:

This brings to mind a couple of observations. From an early age girls today are being clothed in pants. I’ve even heard of one high school girl who was disciplined by her parents for borrowing a skirt from a friend to wear to school. Many young people seem to think that only a whore would wear a skirt.

The other observation is that inexpensive skirts & dresses are becoming a thing of the past. Many of my skirts were purchased for under five dollars. Retailers are marketing pants to everyone of every age regardless of gender, drying up the super low clearance prices on skirts & dresses. I have two closets full as I saw this trend in the making about a decade ago.

My thought is that unless men start buying, the dress & skirt market will continue to shrink & perhaps even disappear at some point in time.

November 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm
(233) martinus says:

Dave, you might be right. I also noticed that the offer for women’s skirts is smaller today than a decade ago. For that you’ll find a huge selection of women’s pants, all very different in style, color, fabric and pattern.
I bought my skirts at different places, mostly women’s departments, and some years ago when Nordstrom offered men’s skirt I bought one pleated skirt for men there. I still use it, all other skirts, kilt style, I bougth at Sportkilts, an American company. But compare to your skirts I never got one for $ 5 or under.
@robert: You are right, but a lot of men don’t want to follow – afraid to start something new.

November 20, 2009 at 12:24 am
(234) JohnA says:

Dave: I buy Old Glory skirts in deuim and cortroy from WalMart. THe look good and I find them on sale for as lowas $3.00 each. I also find my self looking at yard sales. My wife likes me in cordaroy better than demium. I am doing more shopping around. Get ouy and look. You will find styles that you will like .

November 21, 2009 at 7:55 am
(235) john says:

2dave 232: I do recall when visisting highschool in the early 70′s girls were not allowed to enter school whilst wearing trousers. During winter it was allowed but once in school they had to change to skirt. During the winter of 71/72 the mandatory changing was dropped for the rest of the academic year….
No hassle, no protests by the boys, nothing

November 22, 2009 at 11:24 am
(236) martinus says:

At that school I’m teaching it is allowed (girls-school only)to enter the school in pants but then girls have to change into a school-uniform skirt. On “free-dress-days” girls never came in pants in the recently. Then I am the only skirt-wearer.

November 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(237) Bess says:

Who wears a skirt better – or opposite: Who wears a suit better? An interesting poll: http://blogs.fashionweekdaily.com/?cat=20
It looks like men already lost the battle around pants and suits – what to wear now?

November 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm
(238) Dave says:

Add to that a woman can even get paid for not wearing anything in a strip bar. When will men finally realize that skirts, dresses, shorts & pants are readily worn by women everywhere? It is indeed rare that a man such as me will realize that pants are not an exclusively male garment. Considering the percentage of women wearing pants it seems that if a man really wants to dress like a woman he would choose to wear pants. Take yesterday. Ran errands. Out & about. I was the only person of either gender wearing a dress. Given that you would have thought that a dress was a male garment choice? Traditional male clothing is boring as well as being rather restrictive & uncomfortable. Bruised body parts are not the way to be macho.

November 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm
(239) martinus says:

I agree, men’s wardrobe is boring, and Dave you are right that most men do not recognize that pants are NOT a male garment anymore.
I am going with skirts, and I don’t have any problems wherever I go with it. Sometimes a nice smiling from women, recently a “cool” from a man, that’s all.
I only can encourgage all men to try wearing a skirt, and they will consider to change… I am pretty sure. But they have to try it, that is the first and important step.

December 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm
(240) phyllis says:

And the result so far?
We got the whole man/women, trousers/skirt thing the wrong way around – trousers being anatomically correct for women, and anatomically incorrect for men.
Am I right?
What could be the reason that men still wearing “their” pants which are also our pants now – but men still not calling skirts “their” skirts?

December 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm
(241) martinus says:

Phyllis, skirt is an attitude! while pants are platitude – they are just a garment – especially those for men. Women pants are much more different, stylish, adapted to the body-shape.
To your question why men do not call “their” skirts – the same reason that men cannot call “their” pants anymore, and most don’t care, anyway.

December 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm
(242) strikemaster says:

Phyllis, You’re partial right.
In some cases trousers aren’t correct for any sex, it depends of some enviromental factors (temperature, daily routine for example), but in fact, trousers are worse for men than for women.

Phyllis said:
“What could be the reason that men still wearing “their” pants which are also our pants now – but men still not calling skirts “their” skirts?”

IMO men don’t know the comfort of a skirt, medical consequences of wearing trousers in long terms. Many are prejudiced, so call a skirt feminine. They think that if women wear skirts these aren’t allowed for men, but don’t recognize that women wear trousers more ferquently than trousers. It’s strange but true. Some women look and behave masculine at our times so men are trying to be more manly than women. It causes that men aren’t interested in their health and comfort (true macho must suffer with smile on his face).

December 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm
(243) phyllis says:

Strikemaster, it isn’t the masculine behave of women in recent time it is the kind of clothes which allows more flexibility, i.e. pants. When men wearing skirts or any non-pants clothes and they sitting down have a typical ‘feminie’ behave.
What I try to say is that men do not have a so called “own” – typically masculine kind of wardrobe, even not an own style.
That means it is time to change, and take over an own style in skirts or dresses. The possibility to have that with pants are completely gone and away. Check that website and scroll down to the 4th article:
Enjoy it.

December 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm
(244) Dave says:

It is well accepted that skirts & dresses are much less restrictive than pants. What about those constricting neckties? The necktie is very restrictive. Women have not only enjoyed the comfort of skirts & dresses in the past but also the comfort of not wearing restrictive neck ware. So if women wish to wear trouser suits with neckties, then bless them. I’m happy with my comfortable skirt suits with an open neck. More power to women for breaking the gender-based clothing stereotypes.

Perhaps a final gender stereotype? Will women go topless at American beaches as most men presently do? When will women take on that issue? Pants are a start; however, the war on gender-based discrimination is not yet successfully won. European women do seem less inhibited at the beach. Thoughts on equal rights for all?

December 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm
(245) Eliza says:

It’s hight time for men to wear skirts or at least kilts (or something like that). Women have had the ability to wear pants and skirts for a long time an no one thinks that’s bad anymore. We need to push for men to have fashion freedom too!
I love the look of a knee-length skirt on a fit man. Very sexy.
I think a little bit of gender bending by teen boys is good to.
SKIRTS FOR MEN! Lets do it!

December 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm
(246) strikemaster says:

Phyllis said:
“Strikemaster, it isn’t the masculine behave of women in recent time it is the kind of clothes which allows more flexibility, i.e. pants. ”

Maybe but not at all, women were a second-class citizens in the past in Europe and Americas, so started to fight for their rights and one of that was right to wear trousers allowed them to take masculine jobs.

Phyllis said:
“When men wearing skirts or any non-pants clothes and they sitting down have a typical ‘feminie’ behave.”

It depends of the type of skirt.
I agree that there are some restrictions during sitting in short, tight skirts, but I didn’t notice any “feminine” behavior when I’m sitting in a kilt. Kilt have two aprons in front and proper lenght that allows me to sit “manly”.

Phyllis said:
“That means it is time to change, and take over an own style in skirts or dresses.”

That is in proceed. An utility kilts, traditional kilts, modern kilts, skirts offered by H&M, pareos, sarongs, lava-lavas, long black leather skirts for Goths etc. are the styles of skirts available for men already.

December 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(247) phyllis says:

I believe after the so called “second class citizen” story (this name came by the way from men) time women just want to be more independent, and as you know that the first major movement was 1848 with the Seneca Falls Women’s Convention – iniciated from men. In kind of clothes it was to get rid of corsets because of the health of women (i.e. corsets). The style with shorter skirts and pants under allowed more flexibility. Short after this time men complained about their clothes, just using pants while women could wear skirts (1879).
Sitting down mentioned as feminine behavior means keeping the skirt on place at that time because mostly women did not wear panties with long skirts. Today it is a sign that the skirt gives more movement when it is around the legs -and it has not ironed so often-.

Yes, I saw read some comments, and it is a clear demand. When some companies selling men’s skirt -by the way, I don’t know the difference, a skirt is a skirt including kilts- that might be a step forward. On the other hand I must say I’m just missing some encouraged men who are going in skirts – I read a lot of comments that men want to go skirted – but seeing a man in a skirt is rare.
I like to go with Eliza, but don’t want to restrict length of skirts depends on how the legs are looking like -.

December 14, 2009 at 5:47 pm
(248) strikemaster says:

I agree, kilt is just a type of skirt, but not ordinary, kilt is widely recognized as a man’s skirt. It changes social attitude to this garment even in country, where there are no Scottich peolpe. Thus a kilt is the easiest way to bring men a freedom and health of a skirt. Some men are restricting themselves that they aren’t allowed to wear a kilt because aren’t Scots, it’s not true.
First, there are tartans for nan-Scots (all States, Canadian provinces, and many European countries, larger companies and military units have their own tartans).
Second, the “holy clan’s tartans tradition” was established by Wilson in 1772 only for gain. There were no clan’s tartans before, so I can wear even clan tartan if I like it, especially outside Scotland.
Third, similar garments were in use in many cultures since begining of known history. There are some evidence that people in Caucasian Mountains wore similar pleated, knee-lenght tartan skirts about 4000BC, Ghauls wore not pleated minikilts in Ancient times, first kilted (knee-lenght and pleated) in Europe were propably Vikings. Kilts appeared in Scotland in 17th century, millenias after were invented.
Fourth, the weight and discomfort of a kilt is a lie. Kilt may be made of lighter, non-woolish fabric and then is very comfortable.
Fifth, there are many modern versions of a kilt, made of whatever You want, without tartan patterns for example.
I know that some inhabitants of Northern UK may want to kill me after reading my post :) , but it means that kilts are just pleated skirts for men, not only for Scots, for all men who want to feel fresh and comfy and not enough encouraged (or live in conservative social enviroment) to wear a skirt in public.

I’ve red many comments about the men’s skirts too. I agree, there’s demand, but not as strong as ought to be, and mainly virtual. I think there must be stronger advertising to show men they have choice already.
Main proplem is that men simply don’t know they can wear a skirt instead trousers.

December 14, 2009 at 7:05 pm
(249) Dave says:

I wouldn’t even consider wearing one of those grossly overpriced so called men’s skirt. I have absolutely no desire to look like a dork playing a bagpipe. If the choice were limited to kilts or pants I would definitely wear pants just like most women do. Most men couldn’t care less about all of that tartan crap anyhow. I have seen more women in the USA wearing a traditional kilt than men so all of that talk about kilts being just for men is certainly rubbish. Thank God men don’t have to wear kilts. We won our independence in the Revolutionary War and again with the War of 1812.

Please keep your kilts in Europe where they belong.

December 14, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(250) Mark says:

Just a note to show the seperations in male skirts vs. female skirts -
Look at traditional kilt sales web sites. Note that there are more types of kilts in the womens sections then in the mens.
Do you notice that appearently a man can not wear a full lenth kilt? They are made ONLY for women and do not over lap the proper way for male use.
So even with kilts the male styles are limited as well.

December 15, 2009 at 10:14 am
(251) strikemaster says:

Dave, why are You so prejudiced?
You haven’t reat the whole text I guess? I said kilts are for men who aren’t encouraged enough or live in conservative social enviroment, not for You anyhow. Also there are many modern kilt styles available. Are the kilts overpriced? AFAIK cost the same as trousers, I saw kilts for $21 for example.

Mark, I noticed, but women in kilt is rather uncommon view. Women wear tartan skirts. There are some reasons why I wear kilts, not skirts. In the place where I live kilt is the only one style of skirt I can wear in public. Society is homophobic there, attacks against minotities are common, so wearing different-styled skirt is almost a suicide. Also I like kilts, IMO these are more comfortable than ordinary skirts (if made of light non-woolish fabric of course).

There are skirts for men in new H&M spring 2010 collection, I hope these will sell good, but aren’t in stock in my country, are simply hard to sell in conservative societies, available only in coutries where people are more open-minded.

December 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm
(252) Dave says:

Prejudiced? I don’t think so. I just know stupid looking when I see it. This whole kilt thing would compare to women who could only wear pink pants since all other types of pants would be reserved as mens wear. Pants are pants, whether or not you call them by any other name. The same goes for hypocrites who think that a kilt isn’t a skirt. Get over it! Either you wear skirts or you don’t. Pleats. Pockets. A pig with lipstick is still a pig. I’m sure that a few Bible-thumping Republicans have heartburn over my clothing choices. They probably think that I’m bound straight into the eternal burning fires of hell. I plan to wear whatsoever I please. If you don’t like that you can always go **** yourself in my opinion.

December 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm
(253) strikemaster says:

It no matters for me what do You wear, but don’t cry You have no followers. It’s fact that if You wear clothes sold for women, You’re recognized as transvestite or homosexual in public opinion. Nobody wants to be taken as a gay if he isn’t. Kilts are known as a men’s skirts, sarongs in some regions too, You’re right there are to many restrictions connected to men’s wardrobe, but it’s fact. Have You done something to change that situation (except wearing a skirt in public, it changes public opinion very slowly and have local range)? I read some discussions about kilts and men in skirts on American forums and I met them many people thinking that guy in a kilt is a transvestite, why didn’t You just enter those places to tell them they’re wrong? What are You waiting for and why are You wasting time fighting with me?

December 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm
(254) Bess says:

Hey guys, it is not the place and time to fight about a skirt which could be a kilt or not. See you in a skirted kilt or kilted skirt would make many people, mostly men, happy because most men do not know that there are other choice to wear instead of pants.
Blind or narrow minded is not the question, the change is it.
To calm down again, just check this website and read the comments to each of the pictures, too:

Maybe you are closer to your goal than you thought.

December 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm
(255) Dave says:

Strange. Dave has never been recognized as a transvestite or as being gay although he wears nothing but “women’s” skirts. Maybe it is that wife of his who looks extremely female even though she always wears pants. The biological mother of two children. Gays & transvestites probably don’t marry real biological women. Maybe you didn’t know that?

Yes, in your mind kilts are men’s skirts. Good for you. I don’t see anything good coming from having kilts being associated with men. They are expensive, heavy, uncomfortable and make the wearer look like a clown marching in a circus parade. Like I said, a skirt is a skirt. Perhaps men in Scotland do wear kilts. In the USA it is the women who wear anything tartan. Having said that I seriously doubt that you could pay me enough money to look like a nutcase in a parade with a bagpipe. Most people look upon guys in kilts as perverts who don’t have the decency to wear appropriate undergarments. Fortunately most will hopefully become registered sex offenders in the near future. Not in my neighborhood.

December 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm
(256) strikemaster says:

Dave, I give up. Have a good fun in your “democratic” USA. I prefer Europe. :)
The kilty trend is catching on in European countries like Italy, Germany and Sweden now and luckily we have no stupid regulations.

Bess, I hope You’re right, some of this otfits are to strange to be worn on the streets, but some looks good and maybe this trend will catch on. Unfortunately these skirts aren’t in stock except the black pleated ones in some countries in H&M.

December 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm
(257) Roy Schilling says:

Skirts are wonderful and a great alternative to wearing only pants. I love wearing kilts as well as skirts, denim, cotton, rayon, whatever and in patterns, gores, circle, pleated or whatever style. Great feedom for men.

December 16, 2009 at 2:08 am
(258) MickMack says:

Dave says “Most people look upon guys in kilts as perverts who don’t have the decency to wear appropriate undergarments . Fortunately most will hopefully become registered sex offenders in the near future.”
-Who is the victim here ???

Thank U for showing us , that your vocabulary level is equal to your intellectual level !!!

December 16, 2009 at 11:35 am
(259) strikemaster says:

There are many companies selling skirts and kilts for men, watch the Midas Clothing (utitility kilts and simple skirts), Utilikilts (utility kilts), Macabi Skirts (unisex skirts), J’Dez (simple skirts, kilts and sarongs), AMOK by Sandra Kuratle (long skirts), Aderlass (gothic skirts and cotton kilts), Cargo Man Skirt, Utility Skirt form Sweden (utility kilts), Rockmode and many more. Problem is that they are rather small companies and have no enough power for wide promotion of their products and an idea of skirts for men as well. There are some articles about men’s skirts like this, but are visited only by interested in ones, so I suggest that we should enter the main forums about society, fashion and show people that skirt is healthier and more comfortable for men than trousers are.

December 18, 2009 at 4:36 am
(260) ILikeWearingShirts says:

Men have been borrowing from WOMEN because women WERE ALWAYS THE SOWERS IN THE HOMES, women sowed all men’s clothing.
so they been living off our making’s.
And stop complaining about “acceptance” at least your not being chased down by cops, or beheaded for wearing a skirt, you aren’t experiencing half the things women had to go through.
You complain that women clothing has more designs, because obviously women know how to work with what we have. =p I even sow my own clothes and can think of a million ways to make a new dress and skirt, lots of designs and accessories to add. :D
but, you can EASILY put lots of designs on your suits
put some strips,polka dots, wear top hats like men used too, have some yellow,red, and orange jackets and under shirts, hell, put some rubber duckies on that shiit.
listen you girly men, it was written in the bible hundreds of thousands of years ago BY MEN, that pants are for men and dresses are for women,(don’t even have to be a believer in the bible, was still written by men, because they wanted it that way) a skirt is a dress not connected to a top. Men MADE the rules that women should wear dresses and men wear pants. CAUSE MEN WANTED IT THAT WAY, men have been trying to separate themselfs from women for a long time in style, they wore tights because it shows of their masculine parts,and just like male animals in the wild,male humans love showing off. soon pants were made, they loved wearing it, it made them feel more masculine,they never had to worry about exposing their selves, and therefore the rules were made.
Men never wore such skirts like todays skirts, besides in Scotland where men who wore skirt-like clothing were pipebag players and wore kilts. men wore ROPES not dresses and skirts, they did not wear JEAN skirts nor puffy skirts, they made sure their clothes look different from women; and to those saying its better for a man’s health o.o
If its so bad, then men must be dropping dead like crazy for years, and their must be barley anymore on earth.Lol. (don’t worry, there’s plenty) only thing is their testicles should be a bit away from the rest of their body, which the testicles do this on their own unless he wears tight clothing, wearing a skirt and boxers will still cause heat, and if he wears tighty whities then that will push his testicles closer to his body, which is bad, remember? so in general best clothes for him to wear is baggy cotton pants and boxers, cotton lets the air go right through it, so no reason to wear a skirt, because a skirt still blocks, and wind does NOT blow UP. i wear skirts and dresses all the time, I know.
Skirts and dresses look and feel feminine, they hug the feminine shape and flatter our curves, the roundness of my hips makes skirts and dresses look beautiful on me, my bf LOVES IT and tells me that all the time. and hes manly, he’d never wear a skirt, or dress, simply because he loves his masculinity, and we both don’t want him shaving his man hair, and folding his legs like a lady. I’m very feminine girl, so i love me a masculine man to compliment my femininity, hes not “scared” like you people are trying so hard to brain wash people into believing “if men don’t do it, they must be scared” No. we’ve talked about it, me and him are okay with men doing whatever they want, as long as they do it right (meaning fold their legs like a woman has to, be modest!) and don’t shove it in our face, don’t say men SHOULD wear a skirt, but you people do, and are being as bad as anyone saying a man shouldn’t wear a skirt, you’re being closed minded, to closed minded to even disagree. My bf just embraces his masculinity, hes not gonna go through the trouble of shaving to look like a woman just to not look ridiculous in a skirt,(even tho a mans shape and leg muscles already do) when he likes himself how he simply is, and hes not gonna wear a skirt just cause its hot out, when there’s better options.(cotton pants,male type shorts) he has never and still doesn’t have a problem with his sperm count and is perfectly happy with his masculinity, hair,pants and all, and i love my femininity,skirts,dresses,no natural thick hair, and all.
Biggest problem people have? accepting their selves how they are and the gender they were born.

December 18, 2009 at 4:53 am
(261) ILikeWearingShirts says:

Also i’ve read that wearing trousers are worse for a man’s health then women, which is hilarious, Since more women in America get UTI’S (urinary track infection, which is/can be DEADLY, and interesting fact: American women get more often then Russian women because Russian women still wear skirts and dresses a lot) because of wearing jeans/pants, that make women sweat and bacteria starts to grow in sweat that can’t be aired out and dried, and women have a shorter urethra then men so we have shorter amount of time to pee it out before it gets into your urinary track, and wearing skirts/dresses helps air flow and less restriction of the the labia,urethra,and vagina in general.(yes, i said VAGINA.) so that they sweat less and if they do sweat, it dries to quick for bacteria to grow, many less men get UTI’S and wear pants all the time and more often then women, from young boys to old men they wear pants and only might get a few, while women who wear tight skin smothering pants/jeans can get many, and even recurring UTI’S and have this problem for a long time because they keep wearing the jeans.

December 18, 2009 at 4:59 am
(262) ILikeWearingShirts says:

and in first post, i meant ROBES, not ropes, sorry.

December 18, 2009 at 5:20 am
(263) ILikeWearingShirts says:

and where i read the trousers are worse for men thing was a comment here, so I’m just correcting them.
Oh and any theory of pants causing cancer in men, is just that, a THEORY.
Trust me I’ve read all about it, and am studying to be a scientist myself.

December 18, 2009 at 9:34 am
(264) strikemaster says:

ILikeWearingShirts, women in the West were allowed to wear only robes, long tunics and long dresses till the beginning of the 20th century. In opposition, men wore many styles of skirts, tunics all lenght in the past.
Skirt is much more comfortable for me. Your text about why men wear trousers is an absurd. trousers were invented to survive reezy winters in the North and were UNISEX! The same like skirts and dresses in Ancient and Medieval Times.
I don’t know if my previus post will be approved by moderation, so I’ll repeat some parts.
More importand, trousers increases risdk of prostate diseases, it’s theory, but very propable. All simple conne

December 18, 2009 at 9:46 am
(265) strikemaster says:

Sorry, I pushed ‘Say it’ by mistake.
So I continue: connection in that chain was confirmed however there was no reasearch about whole theory, so it’s still unconfirmed, but PROPABLE.
UTI, I know that. Do You know that men suffer similar diseases, maybe not as deadly but trousers for us aren’t good in that way.
Bible, where You read men aren’t allowed to wear skirts and dresses? People in Ancient Middle East and Mediterreanean didn’t know the trousers so wore robes, tunics (Roman soldiers), skirts (Greek soldiers, Ghauls etc.).
There are many styles of skirts and dresses worn by men in many cultures of the Ancient, Medieval and recent world: Greek soldier’s short skirts, Roman soldiers short tunics, Ghauls wore micro mini made of tartan, Arabian males wear galabijas, dhotis in India and Nepal, sarongs in South Asia and East Africa, lava-lavas in the Pacific islands. Kilt were invented propably in the Caucasian Mountains about 4000BC, then were used by Vikings, and appeared in Scotland from France. There are many modern styles of men’s skirts (long, black goth’s skirts used by goth and metal bands, modern kilts or even ordinary skirts like in the H&M collection, Macabi and Midas Clothing.

December 18, 2009 at 11:06 am
(266) strikemaster says:

At last but not least, I’m not girly in my kilt. However is fact that women want to look manly recent times, also women are allowed to wear whatever they want, men aren’t. Why? It’s a discrimination, SEXISM!

ILikeWearingShirts, You must learn a lot if You want to be a sciencist.

December 18, 2009 at 11:13 am
(267) Dave says:

I think everyone seems to be missing the essence of the message. Women are free to wear whatsoever they may wish to wear, whereas men must wear pants or just certain types of skirts such as a “kilt”. Why is that? As long as men continue to restrict their own freedoms, men will continue to enjoy fewer freedoms. I choose not be a second-tier person who can’t wear certain things. Women may wear virtually anything of their choosing without calling it by a different name or worrying that it looks too masculine. When are men going to beat their way out of that proverbial wet paper bag to allow themselves the same clothing privileges that women enjoy? No brains? Someone else tells you what is a man’s garment & what isn’t a man’s garment? It’s embarrassing to be of the same gender as those who don’t have the testicles to think for themselves.

December 18, 2009 at 11:20 am
(268) Lucky says:

Menneed to change in clothes fashion as skirt are much recommend for various reason included health – wear same trousers with different style are much bored also it much risk of any diseases included prostate – it need to make nice airflow through the body. I wear skirt most of time that help my health also I still cant wear men clothes cos of size problems and yes I would say “unisex” clothes that still normal clothes like shorts are using 2 legs and skirt cover in all in one.

December 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm
(269) mara says:

@ILikeWearingShirts; I’m not sure what you want to explain: Why men want to wear skirts, I believe. But you can’t answer this because in general men are very different. I know a man which has to wear skirts but don’t want to wear it, another want because of free feeling.

I do not agree your explanation what a skirt is and what does it mean to people. Skirts are worn by men 2,900 years before women did it. That’s just a fact, beginning in Hellenia (Greece) and Romans. This garment was already called skirt, there were no robes, yes, a toga, people with less money didn’t wore toga’s only dresses down to mid calf. To complete that, first skirts were worn by women in the mid 18th century.
And, I am sorry, again, in the medicine research it is very clear that overheating in male’s private area causes testicle and prostate cancer. It is also well known that is more affecting African-Americn males than whites because of their skin. Results about this research you’ll find in several medical maganzine, beginning mid 1930′s in USA, Australia, UK, and Germany. Today nobody really want’s to talk about, there are different reasons for that.

December 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm
(270) lajupe says:

The bible say: a man will not try to look like a women or pass for a women. He can wear skirt or dress, it is ok as long as he pass for a man. If he wish to pass for a woman and go to bed with men, it is absolutely wrong. But if he just wish to wear a skirt for confort and bien etre, there is noting in the bible again that. at the time the bible was made the men did not wear pant. women wear dress and men too. Did you ever saw a picture of Lord Jesus christ wearing pant. If you ever go to the vatican and look at the picture, most of men wear long men dress and you can even see and angel with a plated skirt. That angel is holding a glave (sword) and he does not have a feminine face.No men wear pant in encien time, it was to complicated to made in that time. A dress was a lot more easy to do. I still hope a day we will see skirt or kilt for men more ofen. Some men in montreal hospital wear kilt or skirt becose they wear not aloud to wear short during summer but women wear aloud to wear skirt. If it is good for women it is good for men too. Egality between sex. L’égalité des sex. I am 100% for it. Have a nice day.

December 19, 2009 at 8:44 pm
(271) strikemaster says:

I saw the site with skirted men map. While it contains kilted Scots it isn’t impressive. Why? IMHO because of lack of information. Most of You wear skirts in public, however You haven’t got a lot of followers. If You’re skirted, people don’t know Your reasons. If they don’t know, they create these theirselves. Firts connection is a psycho-sexuality, so reactions depend of homophobia level in local community. We know that they are wrong, but they don’t. I herd an opinion that man in skirt works as an idiot detector. Remember, some of those idiots are armed and dangerous. Thus I suggested that the reasons must be explained on the main forums. Also skirts for men have to be a bit different than for women to improve social attitude. Call it injustice, discrimination, sexism, You’re right, however it’s reality. Change must proceed evolutionary, step by step. Watch utility kilts, these are selling, are present on TV including CNN. I know that some styles of skirts should be unisex the same way that Levi’s jeans are, but thare must be demand much stronger than is visible now. Just go to the forums, show reasons, arguments for skirts for men and an attitude will change.

December 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm
(272) mara says:

So far so good, strikemaster; but all TV stations or even CNN will react when many men would wear skirts or dresses, that catches. It is not enough to bring some report on air.
@lajupe: Skirts are worn first time in public as you learned in your homeland history, it was during the French Revolution. Until this time women wore only long dresses in very different styles. Men startet wearing trousers during 30years war, especially soldiers.
Going back to the bible, the main type of clothes were a kind of robe in Middle East, but Roman soldiers still wore short skirts. The reality is that in the Middle Ages women adopted the skirts from men. If you want to go back to find out the history of the word “Skirt” you;ll come first to the old English “skirta” which was adopted from German “shirte”.

December 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm
(273) strikemaster says:

@Mara said:
“So far so good, strikemaster; but all TV stations or even CNN will react when many men would wear skirts or dresses, that catches. It is not enough to bring some report on air.”

Notice, utility kilts were shown on TV, so are catching now on. For other-styled skirts You have the Internet anyway. Start the topics on the forums and defend skirts for men, You have some strong arguments so it isn’t so hard.

December 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm
(274) Mark says:

“Start the topics on the forums and defend skirts for men, You have some strong arguments so it isn’t so hard.”

I had to stop going to places like Yahoo and other “everyday” sites inorder to stop getting gay porn because of skirt wearing comments.
I had put in things like this page and only got gay porn and sex contacts. SO – anybody don’t mind the gays then have at it. Me – I like skirts but can’t stand the gay people thinking I want to have sex with them.

December 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm
(275) martinus says:

Ilovewearingshirt, if your bf want to keep his masculinity.. but with what? Pants? Women tend to wear more pants than skirts. Would be pants the only sign for masculinity we would not have women anymore because of wearing pants.
So, what is the reason to keep clothes-”masculinity”- If a man is really masculine he would not question that when wearing skirts, which would make him more masculine. Most men are react cowardly when it comes to do something different than they learned, i.e. wearing a skirt in public.
I do not have any problems wearing a kirt or kilt but when I am going in a skirt I always notice that I got a lot of compliments…… from females which want to learn more about me. How come?

December 20, 2009 at 5:10 pm
(276) strikemaster says:

Mark, It seems an attitude for men in skirts in USA is worse even in Poland. I’ve started such topics on Polish forums and got support from both women and men who want to wear skirts, no gay porn at all. Thus I don’t know how can I help You, however I suggest to continue, just don’t reply any sexual offers. You should describe in first post that topic is about heterosexual men in skirts, You aren’t a gay and don’t want to receive such proposals.

Martinus, if a man wants to stay masculine, must throw away his trousers! Our sexual organs have to be kept in the temperature 2 to 4 (some sources says 2 to 8) Celsius lower than rest of the body.
Also I agree, women do wearing trousers more frequently than skirts or dresses, it means trousers aren’t masculine in fact.

December 20, 2009 at 5:37 pm
(277) strikemaster says:

Small correction, the face visible in previous post means eight Celsius.

December 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm
(278) martinus says:

Thanks strikemaster;
Really I did not know that the temperature should be more than 1 degree (Celsius) in difference. Anyway, I’m a daily skirt wearer because of my support hose which I have to wear. No way to do that with pants.

December 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm
(279) mara says:

Combining some comments means correctly, that women and men should not wear pants!
Okay, then let’s go back to that what our ancestors found out: Skirts and robes (for men) and dresses (for women) are the healthiest kind of clothing (which is true because it helped our families in the past to avoid diseases). Let us be very proud that we’ve found out that like our ancestors hundreds of years ago.
I do not see any single reason why men and women can not wear the same kind of clothes, styled for each of the sexes in their own, of course. The same counts for me with the underwear. I can’t see any reason why men should not have the same soft, silky and comfortable touch on their skin like we do have. Men are the same wonderful and beautiful creatures like women!
Since we are feminized the world (watch advertisements and comments) we have to back to the base, and there are two sexes, and we have to bring back the equality. It seems that the laws are equal but the reality shows that we are not equal any more. Let’s start with simple things like dressing. And if men like skirts more than pants, then lets help them to get out of their pants (which would make sense seeing a male body shape).

December 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm
(280) michael says:

i wear a very short skirt and i love the attention i get from both sexes so to all you guys out there get em off and get it on

December 23, 2009 at 8:15 am
(281) Lucky says:

I wear black stirrup pants (very slim), black warm sock and polo jumper and black boots with fur trim on top and went out to clean the snow cover on driveway and next door came to help as it very cold in my home area which is -14oC plus went to shop for newspaper for my dad – people seem dont care what Im wearing as it very cold – already wear warm tights, with 15″ skirt and boots few days ago.

December 24, 2009 at 3:41 am
(282) Bruce I. Tenney says:

As a scottish ancistor I am in favor of Kilts for men.

December 26, 2009 at 9:57 am
(283) Mark says:

scottish ancistor -
Wouldn’t this make you very old?
Are you not “of Scottish decent” instead?

December 26, 2009 at 11:50 am
(284) Dave says:

I would prefer a cargo skirt or a denim miniskirt rather than a kilt any day of the week. The kilt is a sign of failure in addition to being expensive & uncomfortable. Didn’t those kilt-wearing Scots get defeated by the English who were not wearing kilts? In fact if the choice were limited to a kilt or pants, I would hastily choose the pants. I’m in favor of kilts for women; however, they are too smart to exchange their pants for a kilt. Maybe a kilt would make good fertilizer?

December 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm
(285) Kilted Framer says:

I am a 47 year old married man with 3 grown kids.
I have a few traditional Kilts (tartan) I have several modern Kilts (Utilikilt, Sport Kilt, Stillwater, etc) and I have some skirts (no minis).
I don’t shave my legs, paint my nails red (clear maybe) and wear men’s shoes only. Tights if its cold, socks if it’s not.

I have no problem with skirts IF don’t look like something Boy George would wear. Cargo skirts (pockets are a must for me) and some pencil skirts in solid colors that look “masculine” are MY pick. I honestly don’t care what anyone should chose to wear under their clothing, however you should keep it under your clothes; it’s called underwear for a reason.
I quality Kilt will set you back $400 or more, a cheap Kilt is in the tune of a 100, skirts at Old Navy $8.00 on sale. Why buy a $600 Kilt vs. a $30.00 skirt. Think about where you are going to wear it, do you want to look like someone that is brave? Or someone that cant match clothes to the occasion. Wear a Tux to Wal-Mart and see how people stare.

Wear what you want, don’t believe everything you read and above all remember… You are going to die some day, and will you regret things that you try and fail or things you fail to try.

December 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm
(286) bess says:

Correct, kilted Framer;
After reading some comments it seems very clear that men want to wear something different and it is clear that there is a demand for skirts for men.
I think that is okay and I can’t understand that men want to explain WHY they want to wear a skirt or a dress (I assume that a kilt is still a skirt).
There are completely open fields what men can wear, not just one colored skirts or dresses, men MUST wear what they want. That makes a person independent and unique when expressing the personality.
Women, which are asked for their opinion, should only give some support HOW men can wear skirts, dresses etc.
It is totally wrong to come up with any kind of restrictions, men must have the same opportunities like women regarding clothes. That includes underwear, too. If they are would like to do it, now it is time to get out of home-hiding-places into public.

January 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm
(287) Bob says:

I am a 65 year old male that likes to wear skirts and dresses and sometimes with painties, garter belts and etc. I would like to wear them in public but have been afraid to. I have recently been thinking about wearing them in public and wearing them full time. What about a man my age wearing skirts and dresses in public. I do not want to totally crossdress as a woman. I just like skirts and dresses better than mens pants.

January 2, 2010 at 12:11 am
(288) Dave says:

Forget the garter belts. Prehistoric regardless of your gender. Why would you try to pass as a woman unless you have some severe mental issues? I have been wearing skirts & dresses everywhere for over a decade & never have been mistaken for a woman. Never have I ever harbored a desire to be a closet queen. If you want to be a women, get a sex change & get on with your life; otherwise, why are you even thinking about “totally crossdress as a woman” with the fake boobs & a tampon stuck up your ***?

January 2, 2010 at 5:41 am
(289) strikemaster says:

Dave, read carefully, Bob said he don’t want to pass as a woman, so calm down.

January 2, 2010 at 9:34 am
(290) Mark says:

They do make male garter belts – Hockey players!

January 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm
(291) mara says:

Bob, regardless your age… a skirt is always young on a man. I know some men which are older an wearing skirts and dresses in public, looking majestic around, wearing pantyhose or stockings (couldn’t find out – but maybe a garter belt makes sometimes more sense for men going to a restroom??). Again, don’t be afraid, if your encouraged to wear something different it will count on you.

January 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm
(292) Breanne says:

Skirts on men looking just great. It is a great change, and also I want to see men having same problems like women to find the matching outfit for different style of skirts becuse it does not make sense just change pants to skirts. But I believe that men can handle that, too.

January 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm
(293) Chris says:

For many people it is impossible to separate an article of clothing from a culturally defined gender definition of it. In conjunction with how we as humans normally categorize the world in terms of sexual identity and sexual orientation, it can be difficult for some people to understand modern behaviors one or two standard deviations from the statistical mean. Nature shows us that there is large variation in the manifestation of life on earth, and this is particularly true of human behavior. This behavioral plasticity is what has made humans so successful in our environment adaptations that we have radiated into virtually all known land environments.

In extremely hot and humid environments, the adaptation of a dress/skirt for males is adaptive in helping to keep the testes cool and well ventilated (testes need to be several degrees cooler than core body temperature or infertility results). Hence, the existent and widespread use of such garments in these areas up to the present day: the sarong in many asian and south east asian countries, the dhoti/lungi/mundu in most areas of India, the djellaba/caftan in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Africa. This is by no means an exhaustive list – in some locations, there is hardly any clothing at all.

In temperate to colder environments, a skirt, dress, or tunic was often supplemented with leggings. Pants are a fairly recent innovation in garments primarily designed for extended horse riding. Consequently, the conclusion that skirts/tunics/dresses are only for females is a world view based on a limited understanding of the origins and evolution of clothing – and based on no direct experience with travel to many parts of the world where men today wear “skirts” and “dresses”.

The above does not cover the topics of sexual identity or sexual orientation of particular individuals within societies that proscribe the wearing of skirts and dresses. Many men who wear skirts in the US today (and who are not from a part of the world where such articles are normative) see themselves as 100% heterosexual and 100% masculine. Many may participate in “Scottish Games” every year and don a Scottish Kilt – a skirt – even if they are not of Scottish origin.

In other cases, the wearing of such articles of clothing can appeal to the individual’s needs for simple comfort, but societal pressures keep them wearing skirts at home.

In yet other cases, some may wear these articles of clothing to match their own internal sense of who they are, and they don’t see themselves as 100% male in the identity sense. Although their sexual orientation may well be 100% heterosexual, they may feel that part of who they are includes elements of feminitiy, and the wearing of these clothes brings them closer to who they see themselves.

Others may be exhibiting patterns of fetishism in regard to particular items of female attire, and this can become pathological if taken to extremes.

Others may be transgendered and who are or are not interested in sexual reassignment surgery.

In fact, there is incredible variation in the expression of sexual identity and sexual orientation among men who wear skirts and dresses. It manifests itself in myriad ways and is often a function of the culture inwhich men find themselves and on the internal forces of each individual male.

January 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm
(294) strikemaster says:

Chris, You described as it is but not as it should be. Skirts for men aren’t a brand new idea, men in skirts were common through history. There are no reasons why men express their difference by wearing a skirt, tunic, dress or robe. However there are some reasons that men must wear skirted garment. Testicles have to be kept in temperature between 33 and 35 Celsius (hypothermia), how it can be achieved in trousers? Let the sexual minorities and men who want to show their feminine nature wear something different (e.g trousers which are more feminine due to the women’s anatomy and history).

January 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm
(295) David says:

Mark, your neighbors may say that you are a pervert, but they are pathological liars — THEY are the perverts. ANY lunatic who calls a man in a skirt a pervert needs psychiatric help.

January 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm
(296) martinus says:

David, you are right but unfortunately they don’t know it. Try to tell somebody the truth……. and pretty fast they will say that you are the liar.
Just ignore it, and men must get over that. As said in comment 278, I have to wear skirts and kilt, and nobody cares anymore. Some women ask me recently what to do when her husband don’t want to wear a skirt. That is most significant result I can tell.

January 8, 2010 at 10:07 am
(297) Mark says:

Maybe after 12-21-2012 noone will care what we wear.

January 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm
(298) strikemaster says:

Mark, are You superstitiuos? :D
There’s no evidence that armageddon could occure in 2012, but there are many reasons for men to throw away the trousers, best if before 2012, I don’t want to wait for the change for years.

January 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm
(299) mara says:

Mark, do you mean ‘noone’ as NO ONE? I guess you are right that at this time nobody cares when men wearing skirts.

January 10, 2010 at 7:00 am
(300) Dave Andrews says:

I don’t understand the problem people have with men wearing skirts. Apparently, the double standard, that so many women have fought to kill, is alive and well when it comes to clothing. Or is it that too many men have such fragile egos and are so afraid of what others may think of them should they dare to stray outside of the heavily fortified confines of their fashion box? I say it’s time for men in the U.S.A. to show the testicular fortitude God gave them and put on a skirt (knee length and pleated, please) and not give a damn what other people think. Why should only women have all the clothing comfort?

Concerning legwear, men are finding that hose are of a great benefit. Muscle support, warmth and yes even asthetics are taken into consideration when men CHOOSE hosiery. Shaving the hair off of one’s legs is simply anothor choice one makes, whatever the reason. No one has a problem when we shave our face. In my mind the precedent is set. There is no room for hipocrasy here. And sexual preference is not is the mix either. If anything, it takes a man who is VERY secure in who he is to wear a skirt and hose in public.

BTW, H&M is marketing a skirt for men in their Spring 2010 line. While not as far reaching as Kohls or Target, they are out there. Of course, there is always the denim and kakhi route available everywhere.

Finally, recently I asked a woman, who works in retail fashion, what she would think if she were to see a man in a skirt. She said, (and I’m paraphrasing here) “that the one thing that would come to mind is confidence. For a man to wear a skirt, in public, would take a lot of confidence in who he is and that that is the statement that would be coming through loud and clear by his choice of clothing.” I’ve also been told, by women, that it is precisely that-confidence- that they find the most appealing in a man.

January 10, 2010 at 11:04 am
(301) Dave says:

Men just need to consider their clothing choices. Women wear pants, trousers, shorts of all lengths, dresses, skirts, skorts, bib overalls, capri pants, jumpers, etc. Unless a man wants to go about his daily life naked he has no choice but to wear a garment that women wear. Since most women wear pants or shorts, pants or shorts are definitely not distinctive items of men’s clothing. Rather than wear pants like most women, why not choose the comfort of a skirt or a dress?

Knee length & pleated? Why say that men are limited only to certain skirts whereas a women may wear any skirt of her choice? A cargo miniskirt is great. A long wool skirt is great. A pleated skirt on a windy day is usually a choice best left to perverts. Denim skirts of any length depending upon the weather are usually a macho-looking choice.

Shaving is not the route to take. Get an epilator. I use mine about once every two or three months to keep the entire leg smooth. Takes only a couple of minutes to maintain. Sandals are comfortable. Lets the feet breathe. Boots for the snow drifts. Common sense.

January 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm
(302) breanne says:

What is the question? What men can wear? They can wear almost all, depend on their shape, weight, etc. But we can recommend a lot but, most men don’t want to change from pants to skirts or dresses. It is a problem of men, not a problem of skirts!
Innovation, creativity, theory?

January 14, 2010 at 5:34 am
(303) somedaysaskirt says:

Sure, men can wear what they like, and should.
I wear skirts myself, but not obsessively – just if I choose to. I enjoy them for their pleasant change of flexibility and coolness.
Who is bothered by what the reaction is to it. I reckon the sooner your closer circle come to accept that skirts are a part of your choice, whether they object to it or not, the better is the freedom it brings.
I think the skirted male image is a refreshing sign of individuality.
Men tend to dwell on things for too long. Where worrying about being seen in a skirt might extend to several days, weeks or even months – just thinking of it gathering more and more anxiety by the day – simply doing it, to an onlooker, isn’t the same big deal – because they haven’t bottled up the imagined problems like yourself. You’re just a guy passing them on the street in a skirt.
All the anxieties are in the mind.
I haven’t yet generated any apparent interest in my own skirt wearing. People are used to seeing examples of self-expression and freedom of choice these days.
So let’s give them something ‘wild and wonderful’ to fill their dreary day.

January 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm
(304) nanna says:

Nothing to ad. Skirts for men are wonderful “crazy”, and I think that a skirts fits most men better than pants. It is just the first try for you guys, I think you’ll never want to look back.

January 17, 2010 at 10:24 am
(305) Robert says:

I believe that not only should men wear skirts but boys as well. In Nov. 09, there was a big to do about boys wearing skirts to school, causing some schools to change their dress codes to allow boys to wear them. Of course they still had to meet the same criteria as the girls, which I support. Also in Japan boys skirts are a huge rage. Boys or their parents are buying them as fast as they are put on the shelves.
Like I said I believe in guys wearing skirts. Why, well first of all skirts are more hygenic then pants, they allow more air to circulate around the genitals, thus cooling them. Pants tend to cause sperm reduction due to heat being trapped by them. Thsi is a medical fact and confirmed by a University in Scotland. The rashes associated with wearing pants (jock itch) seem to be lower in rates with those who wear unbifurcated garments. Secondly, the comfort factor is greatly enhanced depending upon the style being worn. Naturally A-line pleated skirts are looser then hip hugger mini-skirts. For modesty purposes though boxer style briefs should be worn with a skirt. White light cotton panties could also be worn.
Another Item that should be in mens and boys wardrobes is SKORTS. Skorts are a full loose skirt with shorts already built into them. Usually the shorts portion is made of nylon for comfort and is generally 2 inches above the hem of the skirt. I also wear these items as that they don’t usually require underwear of any type.
I hope some of the info given here helps you in deciding to wear skirts or skorts. TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!!!

January 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm
(306) strikemaster says:

I read about the school rebelion in USA, there’s one big problem – most of these skirted boys are gays. It restores a stereotype that man in skirt is homosexual. It is problem because I’m not a gay or transvestite, however I like comfort given by skirt (casual kilt for instance).
I don’t know why You want to wear a skort, it looks as skirt and is uncomfortable as trousers. Thus might be good for beginners to get into a groove with new look.

January 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm
(307) martinus says:

I din’t know much about skorts, but would that not opposite you said with cooling the private area. A skirt must be warmer than pants or at least shorts, isn’t it right?
I think I like more real skirts. But we’ll see, maybe for men which are afraid going just in a skirt might try first skorts – as a ‘safety’ way to wear skirts.

January 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm
(308) christine says:

I love skirts! And totally can understand men which also like it. I believe that more men should wear skirts and dresses, the originally male garment in past.

January 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm
(309) John says:

@iliketowearskirts: You refer to the bible (writen in 300 AD). Please quote it correctly. Deutrimonium indicates that people are not allowed to wear clothing destined for the other gender. This is the incorporation of existing Roman law (200 BC). That law was drawn up in order to find criminals who tried to escape by wearing clothing of the other gender. Later on is was an approach by the psychiatrists late 19th century (Binet) and early 20th century (Jung) to state that wearing clothing of the other sex would be something done by someone who would require psychiatrict attention/help. In those days it concerned primarily the first women who started to wear trousers due to industrialisation.
As I noted that remarls were made concerning the usage of underwear, prior to the French revolution going commando was normal, underwear was something used by ladies of a certain reputation… So the gentry in order not to be found out as being gentry started derssing like the non-gentry, hence underwear is now common, dull clothing is “le must”.

More general:
After having read the contributions entered during the last month, not much has changed. Basically the are a number of men wearing or wanting to wear a skirt or skirt like garment, some have the guts to do it in puyblic, some don’t. Loking at the fashion shows with men’s fashion for A/W 2010, one will see more skirts or even the combination of skirts and trousers, more than previous years.

In my experience long distance driving in a skirt is much more comfortable than when wearing trousers. Also when sitting behind my desk as at this very moment, I do prefer a skirt.
Reason why I started wearing skirts was that my future ex indicated that she woudl appreciate such, bat was hesitant to go all the way. I did try it and experienced the comfort. In due course my wife used this as an excuse for filing divorce without realising that reason for wanting her “freedom” was the result the medical treatment she had received previously (a not much publicized side-effect of chemotherapy).

So, who is going to organise a global men-in-skirt-day other than on Carnival or Halloween.

January 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm
(310) John says:

while surfing I found the following site:

January 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm
(311) martinus says:

John, it is correct what you wrote about what the bible says.
At this time when it was written there were no pants. And in correct translation from Hebrew to English it should be understand in this way, that men nor women should wear the SAME clothes, in other words not sharing the same clothes. That includes underwear (which was very rare at this time) and outerwear, too. The styles for both gender were very similar at this time, but women did not use skirts at all, they used dresses. Men, influenced by the Romans, wore skirts.
That would be a nice idea to organize a men’s-pants-off day, but I think it would be easier to make for all men understandable what they miss not wearing skirts/kilts.

January 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(312) John says:

Martinus, what you indicate is something which is also not considered as popular knowlegde. The bible being derived from the Kabbalah and that the Koran was writen in the 6th century AD as a version of the Bible.
Underwear is still in many cultures non existent, especially where all where skirt like garments.

I guess that there are many men out there who do not realise that they wear a skirt like garment often enouh. e.g. those who tie a towels around their waist after showering. Are seams and a zipper essential for qualifying as a skirt? I don’t think so.

What si forgotten also, garments which were unisex during the Flower power era are now gender bound. I miss the logic.

January 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm
(313) martinus says:

Yes, John, you said it: “which is also not considered as popular knowledge”. Correct! But people talking about, telling stories about religious laws and even think that they would know the history (but I teach it) but actually have no clue.
And men using a towel after shower around the body is wearing a skirt, no doubt.
And if you look at the word “skirt” in a good dictionary you’ll find that it comes from old-English “shirt”, which makes it clear that is originally only a males garment.

But people don’t listen to that nor they would hear the truth – ….. I want to make it easy: I don’t care now what other people are thinking, when they ask me why I am wearing a skirt, I always tell the truth. And I noticed that really nobody speaks against me.

January 26, 2010 at 4:43 am
(314) John says:

Martinus. So right you are in respect of knowledge of history. Somethingg which surprised me the other day, a group of people, calling themselves the group of faithfull. They study the bible together without guidance of someone who has studied theology and than they have the idea that they know more than anybody else. Well they can recite it by heart, but won’t realise that it containes loads of history, hence a certain perspective is required.
Same with the usage of words. When a Dutchman wears white tie and tails it is referred to as (translated) skirt.
Another nice one the French expression for morningcoat: Robe du jour being a dress for daytime!
Hence, at times it is good to trace the origin of an expression as they contain history also.

Many years ago I asked my history teacher as to what the use of history would be. He never asnwered the question. In my opinion historical knowlegde helps to prevent us from making the same errors as our ancestors due to knowlegde beyond the scope of our lifespan, same as we learn from our personal history/errors. Also it shows us that it is possible for one (wo)man to change the course of things as they are natural experts in public relations. Marketing works due to repetition of a theme, e.g. the advertisements on the TV. Hence if journalists would pay more attention to what is happening on the catwalks without being prejudiced, acceptante of men wearing skirts could be achieved easily. One of the persons doing so in a positive manner is Hope Alexander on the Hubpages.

January 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm
(315) martinus says:

Yes, John, I know some hubs from Hope. She has a lot of common sense, which I missed sometimes when I talked to other people.
“To live for the future you must understand the past”. Now we have a problem, I guess. What is living? Copying the past for the future, that means no change, no development, no progress, just nothing. That is what some people think when it comes to men’s fashion. Grey, black, hite is the future for this guys, no creativity, no innovation.
The world needs rebels in this case, they have not to be “Rough Riders”, just encouraged and brave men taking a skirt or dress and show up as men, manly men. There is nothing what some people like to call “feminine” because ALL pieces of clothing are on their nature for everybody, unisex. I don’t care what people wearing under it or using pantyhose which would make this person even more interesting.
It is the way how we’ll like to see it, and we can try to style all things feminine, even cars, or make it masculine as well. The boundary is in the head, not in clothes or types of clothes.

January 27, 2010 at 8:24 am
(316) John says:

Well Martinus, at least the two of us agree and seem to have the support of 10762 additional pro=-voters on this site. how many million to go?

In my opinion the essence for the presentation is how you combine matters, and retain your own self at the same time and most important what makes you feel comfortable at which moment. And if one wants to wear tights or stockings which do facilitate an easier on/off of boots, indeed why not. Such was common in the Florentine time of De Medici. But in in the fashion as I saw the other day in a shopping mall as done by a woman eventhought is was a grand sight. The was wearing a black skirt with a blue belt, a black and blue stocking (same colour blue) and shoes also black with a patch of blue over the nose of the shoe. A men wearing such would spoil a good memory!

January 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm
(317) martinus says:

No, not millions to go, John. Just some more right now and they must be encouraged and brave should show up. Not too many, otherwise all men would wear skirts and dresses. And that, for sure, should not happen because then we would be again just one little part/piece of the crowd. We had this for a long time with pants.

January 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm
(318) strikemaster says:

Martinus, trousers increase frequency of some diseases and aren’t comfortable . I understand, You want to wear a skirt to stand out the crowd, but it means You’re pleased that milions of men suffer from trousers, fall into the disease etc.
Also I don’t agree about that mythical “courage”.
Question: why men don’t wear skirts?
Answer: they don’t know they are allowed (or they aren’t allowed because skirts aren’t for men in their world.
It have to be changed, milions must have the choice what toi wear and it means that man in skirt will become a part of the crowd the same as in trousers.

January 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm
(319) John says:

Well Martinus, if you take into account those living in India, the Far, Near and Middle East etc. already wearing skirts or skirt like garments, one could talk about the millions.

In the mean time I have taken a look as to what is presented on the catwalk for A/W 2010. Up to this moment I have seen skirts in the mens collection worn by men (some labels have mixed shows) with Gaultier, Givenchy, Pringle of Scotland, Raf Simons, Rik Owens and Tim Hamilton, some of these labels combined it with trousers. I have read some where that Viviene Westwood would have skirts in her a/w 2010 collection but have not yet seen the pictures. Other labels had men in legging (Long John’s without fly opening :-) ) and gloves up to the elbows or byond.

Strikemaster, you are so right with the remark concerning comfort and thus better for the family jewels. I have readd a number of remarks that trousers would be causing cancer in the lower regions. Due to circumstances I have been reading up on various forms of cancer and its causes, amongst others oncology magazine professionals only texts. I did learn that the partitions between the various forms are crumbling, I have seen that a number of forms other than lungcancer can be related to smoking, same as heartfailure. Also hairspray used by women is a cause for Non Hodgkin Lymphomia, but I have not seen that the could be a relationship between prostrate cancer and the use of trousers. Note most cancer forms are already present but need a catalist like stress to become active. So if you have information to substantiate your claim, please present it.

January 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm
(320) strikemaster says:

John, I haven’t found any straight medical statemen t combining prostate cancer and trousers. Just because is very hard to find proper sample for that research (there should be two samples on men, one wearing only skirts, second only trousers of the same origin, living in the same conditions).
However some relations were proved:
1. between wearing trousers and rtesticles overheating,
2. between overheating and very unstable testosterone level,
3. between too high testosterone level (it occures during instability caused by overheating),
4. between hign testosterone level and many diseases (including prostate cancer, benign – it’s main cause of this disease, impotence, and even heart diseases).

As You see, the theory is partially confirmed.

January 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm
(321) martinus says:

Well, there is a direct connection between the heat and growing cancers cells, like we know from women’s breasts, too. A male body in pants produces higher temperature than the body needs, this accumulate in the area where both legs come together, at the crotch. Heat and movement through walking energizes more heat which some bodies can’t equalize, rapidly growing of cells are the result. There are some articles in British and Australian medical magazines, but I forgot the year when they were published, but that must be in the late 60’s. As you know the temperature in male’s ‘private’ area should be 2-5 degree Fahrenheit below the average body temperature, in reality it is 4-7 degree higher.
In countries with traditional male-“skirt”-cultures are those diseases unknown, and guess why? But these diseases are rising, and nobody have an answer.
But that’s not all, overheating causes higher stress to the heart, stress-related strokes and heart attacks are the result.
As I said, I don’t know when it was published, but a good hospital or physician can help you n this case to find more.

January 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm
(322) strikemaster says:

Thanks Martinus. Thus we have two separate mechanisms causing male diseases connected to wearing trousers. It’s strong argument to promote skirted garment among men, isn’t it?

January 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm
(323) Rick says:

skirts are very comfortible and sexy.men should be allowed to were what ever they like just like women do.it should not matter what kind of cloths a person weres as long as you are happy.i like to were skirts,panteis and bras

January 30, 2010 at 10:17 am
(324) John says:

a short search revealed the following info:

factors: tribe, heritage and enviroment (smoking, alcohol (=> posioning of the body) etc.)
Another thing is the herbs used in some cultures. According to physicians of Kingston University hamilton, Kamakurka wuld be a herb which reduces the chances of developing prostrate cabcer and that is a herb used in many countries where men in skirts/sarongs etc are an everyday thing.

More important let comfort and virtility count!

January 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm
(325) martinus says:

Yes, John, I checked it too.
It might be focused on that you mentioned and written in this websites, and I could be happen that other countries than U.S. are checking different ways.
I don’t care acutally, and I could be close to strikemaster’s comment too, because I am wearing skirts because I have to wear havy support-stockings -hose for my legs (all year long), staying healthy after an accident. This kind of support with pants are impossible because of the heat which would increase and extend the tissue – and blood-circulation would be too low. First time I wore this combination with pants and supporthose, but I one day they brought me to an ER (don’t ask me about how I came to the hospital – I don’t know) and the doctor’s had just one recommendation for future: Don’t wear supports with long pants. Solution: Skirts.
But that is a special recommendation and does not fit what we are looking and discussing.

January 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm
(326) bess says:

Hey Guys;
I believe there is much more to discuss about men’s health.
I think that this blog was created just to find out if skirts are fine for men, looking good on them -which I can confirm- and the ability to wear.
Understanding that we stepped into a different era with new feelings, new ideas and progressive movements is actually the the topic. And I think that the old gender-role structure is moving away which an open end and a space for new men’s fashion and it’s new understanding.
We often make the mistake of assuming that a man who wants to wear skirts and maybe dresses and bright pretty things wants to be feminine. Sometimes he does, but quite often, he is simply seeking a form of expression denied to him in the realms of the fashion assigned to his gender. And that is new, that men showing feelings for things he never could do before. I also think there is no doubt that men deserves the same attention like women -this understanding is new, too. Am I right?

February 1, 2010 at 7:16 am
(327) John says:

HI Martinus.
I can respect & understand your resion for weariung skirts. I guess that most of the male supporters of men wearing skirts have been introduces one way or the other the the phenomenon of wearign skirts, may curiosity by his partner and/or himself, maybe need as in your case, whatever; any excuse is as good as another with all the same result: the experience of comfort and maybe the the fring benefit of a better health.

Bess. I do think that what you have put forward as to how people percieve the concept of a man wearing a skirt. Also the double tandard, if it is a scotsman in klit it’s ok, an Indonisian in Saring, it’s ok, an arab in his traditional gown, it’s ok but as soon as it is a caucasian wearting something other than a professional gown,morningcoat or towel somewehre somthing goes wrong.
Indeed the fashion is becoming less gender bound expecially in the direction of women wearing clothes considered mens fashion. Also on the catwalk you will see regularly male and female models during the same show wearing apparel which appears similar. I do think that it the people prezenting enad commeting on fashion would be less prejudiced,may more pro, that acceptance would become more easy.
And Yes men are human being with feelings and would appreciate toe be respected and not used like slaves as some women deem fit without obtaining prior consent. Roles are changing hence one has to accept all changes. If not, one has a serious problem!

February 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm
(328) martinus says:

John, indeed, first time I used my leg concerns as an excuse for me, because I never would wear a skirt before, I was one of this guys which said “never”. That was a reason that I needed an excuse. I had a problem with myself, maybe the same as many men have when thinking of wearing a skirt.
I thought all people will staring at me….. but nobody did. Opposite, people had nice comments and encouraged me. And with my first wearing a skirt I felt the difference in comfort, I saw that a skirt fits perfect on me, and I changed my mind. That took 2 or 3 month!
Today I do not need any excuses or support from anybody, and I can smile/laugh about the time when I had to go skirted.
I am a full supporter for men’s skirts, now .

February 3, 2010 at 1:38 am
(329) somedaysaskirt says:

Getting back to the ‘weird or wonderful’ element, in my humble opinion I think men can either look weird or wonderful depending upon their choices of skirt. Simply imaging a man in a generic skirt isn’t enough to go on. I think either sex can look good in either skirts or pants, as long as they fall loosely withing the realms of being a typical male or typical female choice.
A skirt which has a sensible cut to it can look a million dollars on a man, can indicate total self confidence with two fingers very much up at social clothing stipulation – and look sexy too! Actually very sexy to some women. And if that last plus isn’t a bonus I don’t know what is.
Mens’ choice (and womens’) cannot, and shouldn’t, be limited by the stupidity of society’s blinkered obsession with an enduring gendered mindgame which insists that a man in a skirt is not 100% masculine.
I wear plain, mainly uneventful, but cleancut skirts of what I consider to be male-appropriate, and wish I’d climbed into them much sooner. Now being over 60 my years left to appreciate this newfound freedom from pants whenever I feel like it has been slightly diminished.
But I’m damned sure I shall make the most of the time I have left to enjoy not only the flexibility of skirts, but also being seen blatantly to enjoy them.
As I also wear trousers, my choices in lower body cover have effectively doubled…almost as much choice now as women have! And there’s the rub.

February 3, 2010 at 10:33 am
(330) Dagmar says:

If you see the element of “Weird or Wonderful” and going to find an answer for that, you’ll find out that this question came from a female. Mention this question should include what most people don’t want to say nor think: How about the emancipation of men? Are we so far away from the reality that we do not see the increasing difference between the gender-roles (which by the way not longer existent – beginning 1970s) made by society throughout all possible propaganda?
I think all men deserve the same attention, support, maintain, any kind of aid, appearance and comfort like women. And that includes fashion, whatever it might be.

Women always will look different in their wardrobe than men, that is the difference in the sex, behavior and interests.
But to say men which are not following so called “straight” men’s dressing style are not 100% masculine is just silly and stupidly.
And in my opnion a skirt anyway is a loan from men’s former wardrobe to women, and we shouldn’t mix it up with “typical Women’s clothing”.

February 4, 2010 at 9:47 am
(331) John says:

way to go Dagmar! Same 4 u Somedaysaskirt.

The essence of the story is that one can put on what ever one likes as long aas one is critical of himself and shows proper taste. And that is a problem by itself as one does see often people wearing clothing which doen’t suit them, like they don’t have a mirror at home.

February 11, 2010 at 9:32 am
(332) Greg says:

Despite I’m not Scottish the kilt has become my favorite casual skirted garment and so it has been for the last 12 years.

I like it because: 1) It is comfortable like no other manly garment I know of. 2) It is versatile – can replace shorts and pants and be used for both dress-up and dress-down functions. 3) It is different. 4) It brings variety to an otherwise rather dull manly wardrobe.

The only problem: It is like smoking your first cigarette, have you once tried on a kilt you are hooked. I think I have brought it to about 25 kilts by now and more are coming, I’m afraid/sure/I hope.

Greg – a Danish kilt wearer

February 11, 2010 at 9:35 am
(333) Robert313 says:

This issue of weird or wonderful is without merit, it is an issue of self. I wear skirts and kilts, I am not gay, and take pride in my anglo-saxon heritage. Now why don’t or won’t wear skirts and/or kilts it is because of what #27 sasgirl 1 stated pure and simple. Labeling He/she said that for fear of being label in a box he/she is not comfortable with holds him/her back from leaving his/her home dressed in a skirt.
There is a site called Labels are for jars, it is a very interesting site. I don’t believe in labeling people whether they be hetero/homo/ or what ever they are HUMAN. A vast collage of individuals who make up this world of ours. I don’t follow the beliefs of some but that is my right to accept or decline their doctrines. I do follow the laws of each country I have been in as far as morality or criminal doctrines are concerned. I do not have to follow their religious beliefs. I am a christian and would never attempt to press my beliefs upon some others who follow a different path and expect the same from them. I know I’m off topic but it is that labels like straight, gay, lesbian or the like only perpetrate hostilities or prejudices. If you want to put labels on something then go open a canning company because thats the only place they belong……

February 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm
(334) christine says:

Hey guys, I think we are writing the year 2010 and we are not anymore in an isolation like in Monroe Doctrine stated. So we are open, creative, innovative and flexible.
Weare over that:
“I have come to this country to introduce an entire new state of society; to change from an ignorant, selfish system to an enlightened social system which shall gradually unite all interests into one and remove all causes for contest between individuals” (Robert Owen, 1827).
So I believe we all should accept fully that men want to go their own way, expressing themselves, and we can hear the men’s demanding from so many countries going skirted like old cultures. I think that is the way: “Just understand the men like they did with us.

February 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm
(335) Kat says:

Good Lord! Are there any MEN left?
They are wearing make up, using hair products, and now wearing skirts!?
What happened to men being men and women being women?
I am all for someone wanting to express themselves and do their own thing, but this is going a little to far.

February 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm
(336) strikemaster says:

Kat, what happened to people that they prefer to travel by car or by air? Why we don’t like to ride on donkey’s back like real people done many years ago?
Next question, why we wear clothes? Notice ,first people were naked, they didn’t know any garment, were in their population any real men or women?
Next, skirt is a traditional male garment, better fits our anatomy thus is comfortable and healthy.
And at last, I don’t want to use make-up, don’t like any hair products except shampoo and I wear a kilt (I’m not a Scot), so am I real man?

February 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm
(337) dagmar says:

Hi Kat;
Maybe I missed something on myself: Are you only female because wearing skirt? Is a skirt the sign of feminity for you? How about wearing pants? Are you turning into maleness with pants? for sure I don’t. And why should men do?
I just wonder!
And ‘make-up’ which we adopted from native Americans and before from (male) Egyptians? I just want to learn a little it more.

February 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm
(338) Perlita says:

Kat said: “…tis going to far” That is exactly what many men said when woman were asking for the right to vote, or in muslim countries when a woman is not wering a vail. How about that Kat?

February 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm
(339) martinus says:

Dagmar, nice comment. But Perlita, there is a way to interprete ….”little bit too far” in two directions. In case you described it is manly to protect women (the old way of thinking) doing something wrong, going out of the house, being involved in politics instead managing household and children. We all know that was the wrong way.
I see in Kat’s “going too far” the comment that actually women should not take care what men might do in case of fashion style because men do not do like women do: criticizing what men are doing, wearing, want to wear. They support women, so why isn’t it like this way? Isn’t it going “too far”, but from the women’s side, too. How about the equality – or do we have always measure with double standards?
Just wondering.

February 22, 2010 at 7:36 am
(340) CHRIS says:

Nothing to discuss about this topic. Men can wear skirts or dresses like women can wear pants. No restrictions at all. That’s the way to go!

February 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm
(341) martinus says:

Thats correct, Chris. Let us use some words to think about, too: “Inspiration is not garnered from the litanies of what may befall us; it resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine and reconsider.”
Use the last words and think again.

February 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm
(342) John says:

Guess that reinvent is part of therow of words mentioned. Most important the aspect of RE, doing it again as our history teacher would tell us.

February 24, 2010 at 5:34 am
(343) Lucky says:

Yes that right this is no law against men wear skirt in public – still allow but need more men wear skirt in public, Ive wear most of time as cops already passing me many time – it still allow for men to wear – problem is people need to understand and accept it.

February 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm
(344) John says:

hence: reaccept

February 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm
(345) martinus says:

Yes, John, let’s re-think the problems of the society and re-doing it again – wearing skirts all the time – and the reconstruction is perfect for a reform. (smile)

February 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm
(346) John says:

Martinus, indeed and let’s also REmember our roots.

In the mean time I have been ging some thoughts to the issue mentioned previously, why would it be that skirtwearire would be less prone to protate cancer than others. As cancer is greatly influenced by stress my idea would be that skirts wearers are more (self)contious and therefore more sure of them selves, hence less stress and thus less prone.

February 27, 2010 at 7:55 am
(347) strikemaster says:

John, I think there’s another link. Trousers can cause stress, especially when is hot weather or are too tight, so can cause cancer in that way (and heart attack as well).
Another thing is that as I described, overheating of mammal’s male sexual organs conduce to hormonal instability. If it works on animals, why somebody deny it works on human males?

February 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm
(348) martinus says:

John, yes I have read your comments to this issues. Strikemaster, you are right, and it is not just the the question of healthy body and organs, it is for most people how does it look like. If you see comments inother links, just the question about it looks. It seems to me that there is no other perspective for some people.

As you know, that count’s. What the industry is producing must be in fashion. Because the fashion industry is just that, an industry. It is cold, dispassionate and responds not to love, nor hate, joy nor sadness, nothing about elegance, healthy-ness, but only to the call of money. But a lot of people don’t see that …. center-point…..

March 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm
(349) John says:

Strikemaster, thnx for your comment. I do think one has to distinguishe between cause and symptom. Trousers, weather, the decease of a beloved person etc. are causes, stress is triggered by these causes and when stress is experienceed for an extended period, it will trigger a secondary reaction in the body, which could be an ulcer or cancer.

Ans yes Martinus, the peer pressure does influence the choice of dress. For one reason or the other people whant to be fashionable and trendy which translates itselves into buying what is found in these trendy stores which in general excist only for a number of years and than either fold ot change into a style which goes along with the age of the entrepeneur. If one looks at the fashion shown in Paris and Milan, haven’t we seen it all once or twice, the catwalkshows in NY, dull, but those in London (UK), they do show something new! And for what is shown in London the same question rises as the one which is being discussed on the initiative of Cynthia, will it withstand the peer pressure?

I do wonder whetehr Cynthia is still following the dicussion.

March 7, 2010 at 10:07 am
(350) John says:

Recently there was an article in a newspaper of the skirt for men with H&M in Europe. Within 4 dayd there asmuch comments as in this blog in about a year. Comments were both positive and negative, but mostly from neutral to positive. One could say that it is an item which is getting a live of it own now.

March 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm
(351) Meike says:

I agree, more neutral or positive comments especially since TV-shows coming up with this new men’s fashion style. In Europe men wearing shorter skirts, I would call it mini-skirts, but these guys looking fabulous in it.

March 8, 2010 at 4:24 am
(352) Lucky says:

yes short skirt call as mini skirts that I usual wear cos it feel so good and it much shorter and yes it look great on men as well :)

March 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm
(353) John says:

Meike, where would that be, haven’t seen such yet.

March 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm
(354) Meike says:

John, what didn’t you see: Men in mini-skirts or men in skirt or dress in USA – TV?

March 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm
(355) dennis says:

I am 14 years of age and i like wearing skirts they are less restricting and they feel and look great. I started to wear them at 13 and i have since last year and at school i might not wear them because of the teachers being so homophobic. But everyone knows and the girls think its cool and i gotta say im just wearing something that men have been missing out on for a long time. So i say men wear a skirt youll like it

March 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm
(356) John says:

Meike: you mentioned the shorters skirts in Europe. Havent’t seen those around.

March 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(357) strikemaster says:

Men’s skirt day – 15th May I found on Skirtcafe. In fact it’s not brand new idea. One guy on his (now expired) website wrote 1st May as a International Men in Skirts Day many years ago. Some of You might think it’s wrong because every day (especially when is hot or You want to step outside the crowd) should be a skirt day, but IMO that initiative that can popularize skirts for men. It could be a good opportunity for many men to try a skirted garment and show that there is nothing to be afraid with men in skirts.

March 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm
(358) Brian says:

Doesn’t look right for normal day wear to me—

March 19, 2010 at 11:09 am
(359) strikemaster says:

Brian, why?

March 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm
(360) Lucky says:

Just wear skirt if you feel like to – Im keeping wear denim mini skirts with black tights that much comfortable – went out for walk and been in petrol very busy time – people already look at me and just very normally, nothing like stare or bad calling,etc.. so need more men wear skirt in public that may change rather than wait too long to be accept.

March 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm
(361) pete says:

Don’t write endless stories – wear a skirt or kilt, that’s what we need to do.

March 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm
(362) Patagoniakid says:

It makes MORe sense for a guy to wear a skirt than a girl from the anatomy standpoint alone. No crotch binding seams for the first time ever! Something most males have never experienced thus do not think about it! A short skirt on a hot day is significantly cooler than shorts!

Don’t believe guys don’t look great in skirts? Here’s about a thousands pix of guys in skirts: http://picasaweb.google.com/Patagoniakid NOTICE one thing… guys still look like guys in skirts just as women still look like women in pants! In fact notice after seeing so many the skirt effect wears off and it becomes Oh Hum. Notice the hits drop off rapidly as bepole become bored looking at guys in skirts…. INTERESTING eh?

Guys need to loos their homophobia and enjoy a really great piece of clothing…SKIRTS!

March 25, 2010 at 7:34 am
(363) Ross says:

I think the web-site you mean is this one (the one you specified has only a few pics)


March 26, 2010 at 8:35 am
(364) John says:

looking at the pictures of Patagoniakid one would say that the sirted girls are becoming an endangered species also. Shouldn’t they be invited to participate in this discussion?

March 26, 2010 at 10:23 am
(365) Dave says:

Skirted girls endangered? Definitely. In fact they are even having problems wearing pants. Have you seen “The Price is Right” TV show lately? Virtually every woman is wearing pants with several of them wearing ragged & ripped pants with patches of skin clearly visible. Even some homeless people are more acceptably attired. With this wide-spread degraded feminine appearance I also suspect than their personal hygiene has suffered. I wouldn’t want to be downwind! I don’t personally care if skirts ever regain acceptance with females since they are my exclusive attire. This way I am attired as 1% of women rather than the 99% of women who wear pants. As a male I do not think that women should be deprived of their right to look stupid. The roles have clearly changed.

March 29, 2010 at 8:18 am
(366) John says:

Dave, isn’t that what you are discribing as what you have seen a uniform? Most probably made in China, home of uniforms. Where has individuality without becoming narcistic gone?

March 30, 2010 at 7:10 am
(367) Terry says:

Thanks Cynthia for this great poll. I am a male who has been wearing kilts and skirts for years. I find skirts very comfortable and stylish, especially broomstick skirts. I’ve worn a long, three-tiered skirt to a Contra Dance and had so much fun twirling and spinning all night. I don’t think skirts are for everyone, but men should be encouraged to wear them if that is what they prefer. I set up a blog called Skirting into the Future: Guys in Skirts to offer my support for men in skirts.

March 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm
(368) martinus says:

I think the men’s-skirt wave is rolling and becoming bigger. Watch the new men’s collection for Fall/Winter 2010 and you’ll be surprised. http://www.givenchy.com/
Go to men’s fashion, fall/winter 2010, ready to wear. You’ll see more than the half of presentation are skirts for men. Men will wear tights with the skirts, skorts are also offered. That’s great….. but so far I could see, all in black.

March 31, 2010 at 4:35 am
(369) somedaysaskirt says:

I was wondering what others feel about use of wraparound ‘kilt skirts’ on men…that is, they buckle up on the (left) feminine side rather than the accepted kilted male side (right) . I often see these on ebay quite inexpensive and am tempted. They are usually a bit shorter than the male kilt (20″). With a sporran, who would spot the difference, apart from a Scot?

March 31, 2010 at 9:36 am
(370) Dave says:

With a sporran? Why? Add the bagpipe for the complete ethnic costume look while you are at it.

All of my skirts were purchased from the womens side of the retail outlets. More than two-thirds have the buttons or zippers on the right (male?) side. Who cares? There isn’t such a thing as a “male kilt” in the U.S.A. since a skirt is a skirt is a skirt. Get over it. Is your masculinity that threatened? It won’t cause a sex change! Pants are a womans garment of choice anyhow. Do women worry about what they wear? Why appear to be so fragile?

March 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm
(371) somedaysaskirt says:

Over here in the UK kilts are NOT female garments – argue that a kilt is a skirt with any Scotsman at your peril! Hospital food is not like homemade.
I use sporrans simply because kilts have no pockets, not because I hope to pass as a Scotsman.

March 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm
(372) James says:

I am a clean cut, short hair, clean shaven, heterosexual man. Recently I just turned 40 and have been getting into some great shape. The thought of wearing a skirt in public has just been out of the question for me up until the last two weeks. I found a skirt at REI. (That’s the outdoor and recreation store for those of you that don’t know.) It feels wonderful on me. I don’t know why, but I could trade all of my pants and shorts for this skirt. I feel covered but at the same time my private area is not squeezed as I have put up with for so long.

I have a problem, Houston, though. My wife is not supportive at all. She doesn’t mind my wearing it around the house. She is so against it in public. She says it will embarrass her and is worried what people will think. She said it will make me look like her. I told her I would drop it, let the whole thing go, and take the skirt back to the store. She doesn’t even know that I am writing this right now. I really don’t want to make waves with her, since we have been married almost 12 years. However, I have never felt something so wonderful on my body. I am really bummed and not feeling good at all. Anybody out there got some advice for me?

March 31, 2010 at 7:50 pm
(373) Martin says:

James, there is no ultimate way to solve this particular problem. I recommend to read some hubpages from H. Alexander, see below:
I had the sameproblem in beginning, but I wore skirts in public and one day somebody of my wife’s friends told her how fantastic it looks on me. My wife changed, and the last skirts I got she bought for me.
Just try it in different ways.

March 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm
(374) Dave says:

James, I have been wearing skirts for a minimum of a dozen years. I have experienced very positive reactions. I shave to be smooth excepting my head. More comfortable. Better suntan. Hairy legs. Yukky . . .

Why would she be any more embarrassed by you wearing a skirt than you would be embarrassed if she were to wear pants in public. She thinks that men should wear pants. Pants must be a a mans garment in her mind. Why then does she want to wear a masculine garment in public? A ridiculous double standard is the only answer I have ever found to cover such circumstances. To be fair both of you need to dress as the genders did 100 years ago. She needs to dispose of every pair of pants while you need to forgo the wearing of a skirt. Each of you must be gender restricted; otherwise, each of you needs equal rights to wear whatsoever you please. No party should have any more choices than the other party. She is simply not superior to you in that she can wear mens clothing (pants) while you can’t wear skirts (womens clothing). Pants are really womens clothing since only about two percent of women wear skirts more than pants.

When we were married my wife & I decided that she would wear the pants in the family. I live in skirts. Yes, many women have complimented my legs. I get praise from women not criticism. If skirts really a feminine garment, why aren’t women wearing them all of the time?

You desperately need equal rights with your wife. Simple. You are not a second-rate being. Your position with your wife is embarrassing. Stand up & act like a man!

March 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm
(375) James says:

Thanks, Martin I read that material! I appreciate your answer and perspective. Actually it was just last September that I began to shave my legs which is something my wife didn’t want me to do for years. Today she doesn’t think a thing about it. I just wonder if the skirt wearing in public will be the same?
I told her at first I would start wearing a skirt in the woods on hikes rather than in every day life. What do you have to say about that? Should I go for it in everyday life or just out in the woods to start?

March 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm
(376) James says:

Thanks Dave! I need to stand up and act like a man in everything not just some things. I think you raise a great point. I feel like what has happened in my marriage today with this skirt issue is causing me to open my eyes to some issues in our marriage.
I really appreciate you and others out there(strangers no doubt but encouragers) for the insight and comments.
Thanks again!

April 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm
(377) Martin says:

James; Start with that you feel comfortable with it. I started going to church on Sunday some years ago, people were reacting surprisingly. The greeting pastor asked me what is happen and I said I don’t want to go in pants. He laughed and made later a nice joke, all people were looking at me and some came to shake hands.

My wife did not want to go with me at this day but when she heard from others what was happen she felt she missed something. And now? She don’t care, as I wrote before, she is buying the skirts for me now. But I want to reduce that, because I like to make my own choices when it comes to fabric or color of skirts and kilts.

April 2, 2010 at 1:28 am
(378) James says:

I was wondering what you thought of wearing pantyhose with a skirt in public? I must confess I have been doing that around the house since I was fourteen. The idea of wearing a skirt has just popped up since I have been getting in shape. When I am running I notice every little restriction that clothing has on my body especially you know where. Thanks for your answers and support Dave and Martin.

April 2, 2010 at 4:56 am
(379) Lucky says:

that ok for you to wear skirt in public – Ive done many times as people included young women already seen in my black tights with denim mini skirt but just ingore as I was as Bank atm as they passed behind me.. it just much normally.. have look at video clip: http://www.givenchy.com/ for men new fashion in the late 2010… look nicely.

April 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm
(380) James says:

Dave, what brand and type of epilator do you use? I have always heard that this a very painful way to remove hair. However I am tired of shaving my legs 4 times a week.

April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm
(381) James says:

As I am walking around in the house with my knee length REI skirt. I am aware that my private stuff shows through a little. It’s a little buldgy. Am I just wearing the wrong skirt? Or am I too self conscious? I guess this might be the reason that might stop me from wearing skirts in public life.

April 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(382) Dave says:

Greetings: (Attn: James)

I purchased the Emjoi epilator (http://emjoi.com/detail/EMJ+AP-99) with the counter-rotating heads. Forget the lower-end epilators since you will not get acceptable results. I would certainly buy another AP-99 when I need a replacement albeit it won’t be soon since my seven years-old unit is still in mint condition. I use it every month or two. Beats shaving the legs every few days. After the first few uses it is not painful at all. The first time is somewhat painful but the long-lasting results are well worth a little discomfort. Us men aren’t wimps anyhow, are we?

Avoid those skin-tight skirts & dresses. It sends the wrong message to everyone. A good denim or khaki skirt over a good quality hicut or bikini panty that provides support will eliminate that “buldy” permanently. Avoid thin fabrics at all costs. A-line skirts are great. Pleated skirts are great except on a windy day. Elastic waist skirts get my vote. You might try a skirted swim suit bottom. I own several. A firm support panty under an attached skirt. No problems with this combination no matter what. Just suggestions. Aren’t you a man who is capable of thinking for himself? I know that you are!

Keep the great exchange of ideas alive. Let’s help end distasteful male bashing that is all too common. You don’t need a vagina to wear a skirt any more than you need a penis to wear pants. Think about it.

April 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm
(383) martinus says:

Clear words, Dave. I like it, and I like when men can talk about clearly about what they think. In your case I must say that you have great experiences. Thanks.

April 3, 2010 at 12:25 am
(384) James says:

I would like to get back to the original question. Weird or wonderful? The people that rang in the beginning were just concerned about whether a man could wear a skirt or not.
I do not read that any of these people were concerned about what type of skirt is worn by a man except for #2 JMA. To summarize most of them said that a man should wear whatever he wants.
Dave, you have put restricitions on what type of skirt to wear. One thickness might be okay to one man, but not to another. We have a real problem here. If we’re going to say that men wearing skirts in public is okay, then we have to let them wear whatever and face whatever consequences or benefits that may occur.
Please go back and refer to how the beginning of this argument started. Maybe nobody was thinking of the male private area.
I’m sorry, jean skirts and khaki skirts are uncomfortable in the legs. I would benefit in the private area but not in the legs. Also I was looking at women’s swim skirt bottoms on ebay. There’s no way that looks comfortable to wear. I chose my first skirt because it is comfortable on me.
If we really believe that we can be equal to women in dressing then we must be able to wear any skirt that a women can, could, or has worn.
It’s the soft and thinner fabrics that make skirt wearing fun and wonderful to me. Every man is going to have a different preference. Why now are we putting restrictions on what type of skirt to wear? After all women don’t!
The sales lady that helped me out said that people should be able to wear whatever they want. She didn’t make restrictions on fabric thickness.
One more thing about hight cut panties. NO WAY! How do they promote healthiness for a man. 99.9% of panties aren’t designed for the male body. Boy shorts and the Bali Freeform Panty are the only ones that come close. I actually wear the Freeform panty. It is shaped much like a man’s brief.
If there is any ladies out there reading this. I would like to have you respond to what I have said. Dave, I would also like to hear what you have to say in regards to my arguments.

April 3, 2010 at 6:58 am
(385) Lucky says:

I used Braun 7781 > http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001NXCMZY/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001NXCMZE&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1K8JQRFZDTYKCA8YRYTT that included shaver,etc.. seem quite good and yes 1st time I felt pain when the hair roots pulled out but afterward I didnt feel any pain cos I used most of time – it make your legs so smooth and easy to use with this Braun 7781

April 3, 2010 at 7:15 am
(386) Lucky says:

@Dave: that right no need to chop your willy and make vagina to wear skirt. keep your own willy and wear skirt that make more comfortable without crush our willy like flat as paper. Wear skirt is like as clothes we like to wear that nothing wrong with staring,etc.. people need to get new battery for thier head to wake up..dont you think?

April 3, 2010 at 7:38 am
(387) John says:

@ Martin 377. What you mention as how your wife is not reactiong to the nes situation is nothing other than trying to regain control. Domination within relationships is a separate issue of course but wearing a skirt as a male might give women the feeling that you are on their truf, hence they will either oppose and file for divorce as my wife did two years ago or she will adjust to the new situation and go along and try to regain the control. Funny thing is that women in southern France were more emancipated in the 12th century than they are at present and in the 12th century skirted men were common.

James, as to the words of Dave I guess that one should see these as a suggestion. Of course you may wear whatever you feel like. I guess that Dave’s suggestions are based on the appearance and what do you want to present as an image, just a man wearing a skirt or a kilt or are you an exibitionist at the same time who, likes the gays when having their festivities e.g on the boats through in Amsterdam or the SFO ….street event, wants to show his family jewels. Could it be that your wife opposes to you wearing a skirt in public for that reason and that a skirt like the ones suggested by Dave would resolve that problem? As always give and take. Neither party is alone in a marriage so at times you have to accomodate to each other. Ask her why she opposes to public wearing, is it in general or the specific skirt and if it is the specific skirt, what sort of skirt would have her preference and where would she be willing to let you wear a skirt in public for the first time and would she be willing to jon you at such an occasion as a good supportive wife… may a wager i.e. a bottle of champaign to drink afterwards in case of foul comments by third parties, from yopu to her and no comments from her to you. It is an afrodisiac… have fun

April 3, 2010 at 10:47 am
(388) Dave says:

John, you are exactly correct. I just can’t see a man in a skirt version of the infamous college coed wet t-shirt contest nor can I see a man in a ballerina costume shopping in the grocery. Thin fabrics will reveal that a man is much less streamlined than a woman below the waist. Certainly you have seen the outline of the legs & panty of a woman who was wearing a thin cotton skirt on a bright sunlit day. I wouldn’t like to have that be me.

We all may have different styles. Mine come from years of experience. Some looks get you more compliments & wife approval than others. Yes, I have abandoned anything that my wife says looks like a hooker.

There are great Jockey for Her brand & Hanes Her Way brand panties, to name only two, that provide great male support. Very comfortable too. Avoid the feminine thongs for obvious reasons. Comfort is the key in what you wear. Common sense is king. Don’t look stupid. You will know when you hear comments of small children to their mothers. Tell your wife than your value her input. Wouldn’t you tell her if she had hideous panty lines in her pants? Compromise is the word here. You are not on a mission to embarrass her but rather to just wear comfortable clothing such as skirts & dresses.

April 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm
(389) John says:

Indeed Dave, a dialogue based on equality is required with mutual respect. Give and take. Just a thought, when you go out to shop for a skirt, why not by two so you and your wife can go unisex like when wearing trousers?

April 6, 2010 at 9:12 am
(390) steven says:

I get it there are some of us that like skirts or kilts or what ever you want to call them. We would wear them in public based upon public acceptance, but the reality is that men do not talk to other men about wanting to wear skirts or kilts, JC Penney’s, Walmart nor Nordstrom sell them and most single minded ppl do not accept them. If I work a skirt to the office, I would be sent home and given a week off w/o pay to think about my compliance to some company dress code and that would be it. My wife prefers me in pants, sorry that is the reality of it. W

Norms do not allow us to wear a kilt or a denim skirt out to the office or anywhere else. I find it annoying but until JCP, Wallmart and Nordstrom see the bucks in it, it will not be accepted. Plus most men are not confident enough to wear a kilt or a denim skirt. It just is not possible specially in small town usa.

April 6, 2010 at 9:16 am
(391) Steven says:

Sorry, I am a bad speller and need to be punished. Maybe make me wear a skirt in public all day, specially to work so I could spend that week off on the golf course thinking about my dress code. (LOL)

April 6, 2010 at 9:36 am
(392) Dave says:

I have been wearing dresses & skirts everywhere for over 20 years. San Diego to very small towns across the “Bible Belt”. No acceptance issues. Basically, it is a no guts wimp versus being a real man decision that you must make. “Norms” do not restrict me to wearing pants, the preferred garment of 98% of American females. You are stuck in the “chicken vs egg” argument here. If you remember the 1940s & 1950s as I do you will recall that women wore “mens” pants since there wasn’t a market for so called “womens” pants. In a similar vein you won’t see a market for mens” skirts & dresses until a substantial number of men switch their garment choices. The retailers will sell into an established market. I seldom see other men exercising clothing choices such as I do & such as virtually every American female does on a daily basis. I simply refuse to wear uncomfortable pants since I am not built like a female. I prefer my wife in a skirted garment but the reality is that hell will be frozen over before that occurs. So what does that have to do with anything. I see myself as a first-class human being with the same clothing choices that any other human being may enjoy. No ring in my nose with a chain attached to some female who restricts me to a second-class status. How unmanly & downright wimpy that would be.

FYI: Jut last night I got a compliment from a lady about my skirt & top. She said that I looked great.

April 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm
(393) martinus says:

Steven, I have to agree what Dave said: I am an everyday wearer of skirts in all kind in public and at work, never had a problem with. Some compliments, mostly from women once a while, no negative reply so far – since 3 years now.

April 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm
(394) dagmar says:

I think there is no doubt about that boys and men always wore skirts and dresses. Check out: http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/561793926MRPsxT
After that you’ll learn that is no more discussion necessary.

April 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm
(395) strikemaster says:

Dagmar, if they learn. In fact, people generally don’t know the skirts are our clothes too, most men have never tried the comfort of a skirt, so I think that discussions have to be continued. If we want to fasten catching on that trend more activity is needed, not less.

April 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm
(396) ISA says:

My uncle, David Hall was the pioneer in Skirts for Men


April 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm
(397) strikemaster says:

OK, it was in 1976. Now we have 2010 and almost nothing have changed. I think it’s time to discuss how we can change social attitude to men in skirts and allow men to wear skirts. As I said, the Men’s Skirts Day (or the Men in Skirts Day – sounds better) could be helpful. Men will have an opportunity to try the comfort of skirts by fun and without any suspicions of being weird, gay etc. We must do something to popularize the trend. Otherwise future people in 2076 will show us as pioneers of men’s skirts to prove that men should be allowed to wear these garment. Have You got any other ideas?

April 14, 2010 at 1:43 am
(398) Lorena says:

I am a cd and love wearing skirts,In fact I’m wearing a med length black one now ,with a slip of course. (white with lacy hems).Not to brag but I have turn eyes and have not but singled out as a male in the public so I must do thing feminine right.Ok bye, LMR

April 14, 2010 at 9:02 am
(399) davy says:

I think it is a great idea! I bought a skirt recently on a lark and wore it a good part my vacation and it was great. It definitely turned heads, but being away I didn’t care. One thing is clear; they are way more comfortable than shorts. [Shame on you girls for keeping this "secret" from us guys all these years!] Now I have two, one long and one short, as the short one is a bit chilly in cold weather.

April 14, 2010 at 10:07 am
(400) strikemaster says:

Lorena, look at the girls You meet on the streets. If You want to be dresses as a woman just wear trousers. Skirts are original men’s garment!

April 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm
(401) Dave says:

If you are a man trying to pass as being female you are the brunt of many distasteful comments to be sure. My wife seems to have a radar for “fake” women. She explained it once as checking the throat, wrists, shoulders, voice, etc. She really checks the ones in skirts & dresses since biological women such as she is rarely wear anything but pants on a regular basis. It’s like a red warning flag.

In my case everyone knows I am a man. I have never been mistaken for being feminine. Probably never will. As far as being labeled as being gay because I wear skirts all of the time, I usually have my wife beside me who could be recognized as the “real deal” even by a blind man. It does nothing for men to realize that they already have fashion freedom when they see a “female wannabe”. We need positive reinforcements rather than costumed fakes.

April 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm
(402) martinus says:

My wife also can see (or smell-I don’t know how women can do it) a “fake” woman, but she tolerate it totally. She never would tolerate dressed as a woman on me, I believe – on the other hand I never tried it because I personally do not like it. But wearing skirts and kilts almost all the time – I do it not just is becomes more and more fashion or because its comfortable, I wear skirts regarding health issues with my support stockings.

April 15, 2010 at 9:17 am
(403) Lucky says:

Yes just wear skirt as it fashion clothes we like to wear – it still nothing do with anything and it not gay as people think as people need to learn the English word what it mean. Im still wearing black tights, denim mini skirt, t-shirt, black denim waistcoat and black suede flat pump shoes that look really nice and very comfortable – been out many times.

April 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm
(404) MG says:

I just bought a hiking kilt for men made by Mountain Hardwear. It is the most comfortable garment that I own. If it were more accepted for men to wear kilts/skirts in our culture, I would wear it everywhere; it is really that comfortable.

April 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm
(405) strikemaster says:

MG, “if”. Maybe You have some ideas how to change “if” with “is”?

April 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(406) John says:

The other day I was just serving around a bit and encountered a site http://www.bestinthecountry.co.uk where they sell a mens waterproof skirt. Clientele in mind are hunters.
There are also special skirts for the drivers of carriages , amongst others during 4 in hand races. I would say that those activities are typically male activities with special skirts!

April 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm
(407) Dave says:

The basic thought here is that skirts for men will never be as widely acceptable as pants for women until men follow the path taken by women of an earlier generation. If men insist upon waiting for ‘mens’ skirts it will never take place. You won’t see skirts in menswear stores until men in everyday life are wearing skirts as frequently as they are seen wearing pants. I’m doing my part by wearing a skirt as a 100% man doing my normal daily activities. Other gentlemen on this site are doing their part. Our spouses are supporting us. We definitely need to increase our numbers. I speak of comfort as a response to my clothing choices. We must destroy the sexual connotation of clothing. A kilt for men could just as easily be worn by a woman. Just as easily a skirt from the junior size racks will look fantastic on most men.

If this is a war, us guys need to get serious in the battle of total clothing equality.

April 18, 2010 at 10:46 am
(408) Lucky says:

in my big wardrobe and drawers are full of women style clothes with small size that why im still too slim – still cant wear men clothes -plenty of skirts, jumper mini dress, tights, denim shorts (nice with black tights and pump shoes). That ok for men to wear it – you can see women wear men clothes already included underwear even wear tie at work… so men can wear other ways so that would be equal plus rid of recession problems as well.

April 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm
(409) Intolerant of Intolerance says:

I have so much to say on this topic I could write a whole book about, and maybe I will.

There are so many angles and perspectives on the myriad of ways that the issue is so full of crap that I at once have everything to say and am speechless at the same time.

Everyone should be able to wear whatever they want without having to be assumed to be a sexual deviant.

Not everybody looks good in everything. Plenty of females don’t look good in the clothes they choose to wear, why should you apply a blanket statement that all men look either good or bad in a skirt? It’s something on a completely individual level. A person has to dress in a way that suits them.

Clothes are just bits of fabric. The fact that people get so upset about whether or not there is a stitch of thread in a garment separating one side from the other boggles my mind. How can people be so narrow minded and petty?

Skirts were originally men’s garments. So were tights, high heels, and piling on huge amounts of powder and makeup, as well as wigs. It was also a symbol of power to be able to dress that way as it wasn’t cheap.

Check out Louis the 14th, King of France.

Short skirt, tights, high heels, wig, makeup, the works.

So you guys wanting to reclaim skirts but make it be exclusively “macho” are not getting down to the full truth of it.

The full truth of it is that a man should be able to butch up or pretty himself up as much as he wants to. The main reason they don’t is because of a smaller group of hyper homophobic testosterone-overloaded men who enforce the idea that being a man somehow involves what you wear… And here is your choice: Wear standard cut full length jeans, and a t-shirt, or you can wear slacks and a button up shirt. For your leisure clothes, we have oversized versions of those items.

There are tons of blogs right now raising a huge fuss about men that are wearing what they are calling “manpris”. Why does everything have to have “man” in it when men wear it. I have seen “megging” (leggings “for men”), manpurses, this manpris (mid-calf length pants). People are going crazy over how awful it is. Who are these devolved morons that can’t stand for someone with a penis to put on anything but one kind of clothing.

I understand the need to sell regular western macho guys the idea that it’s okay to wear an unbifurcated garment, but there is a certain hypocrisy to saying one kind of skirt is okay and not another. Ultimately a guy should be able to wear anything he wants without the sexual deviant label. In the USA it’s not even safe to be fashion free as a man. You get called very derogatory words that even if you were gay it would still be offensive, and it’s not unusual for groups of wild ape men to assault people who dress differently. There doesn’t need to be a LAW against it because societal opposition to it is so rabid and insane.

All of this makes me so mad because I feel like I’m living on a planet full of complete idiots. It’s refreshing to see the number of intelligent ideas being expressed in these comments.

There are prime examples of hypocritical closed minded evil in comments such as Kats though.

Clothes are so SEXUALIZED in this culture, and sexualization is only allowed for females. Male sexuality is perverse, disgusting, gross, while female sexuality is celebrated and “empowering”. I don’t think males realize how much they’ve been trounced in modern society.

They are nothing but expendable laborers who are allowed no freedom of expression. The brainwashing is so complete that a large contingent of men help to continue this twisted status quo.

Girls like Kat come on here and ask if there are any “real men” left? WTF is a “real” man? Having a penis makes you man, and that’s it. If she’s talking about men who are harry and wear pants, well why can’t she find any, that’s about all there is out there?

I see all the time these comments from women about what men can and cannot wear, and how men have no fashion, etc etc. Men are afraid that having style or fashion is gay. I think dresses, skirts, makeup, everything for men would be designed for men, to suit the male body and to compliment the male form, just as clothing made for females do.

A lot of times in these types of discussions men are always trying to argue about functionality and health and all this stuff, which are all very valid, yet utilitarian points. What about fun, and sensuality? Did your fear-of-transvestite sensor go off when I said sensuality? It just means to feel good. Clothes should make you feel good, they should be nice to wear. There’s no reason that men’s clothing can’t be nice to wear, comfortable, feel good, and all those things. Feeling good in your clothes doesn’t make you mentally ill like some here suggest.

I bet there would be a lot less cases of transvestism and those who feel they are not the right gender if male self-expression was not so completely oppressed. A guy find he likes to wear soft things and garments that aren’t restrictive, and likes the way it looks, he figures he must be screwed up because society is saying only women get to wear those things. So he hides in his house and he’s ashamed of it, he does it in private and maybe even hides it from his wife or whatever. The prohibition of it causes confusion, guilt, shame, etc. None of that would exist if men would just get over the oppression. Men are suckers right now because they’re policing their own oppression.

I don’t have a solution because because I think the public is too idiotic to really change. Until all the TV shows people’s brains are filled with show men wearing skirts, and until skirts and tights and things like that are available in the men’s section of the store, the masses are going to keep it an object of ridicule and objection.. And men who wear skirts will continue to be assaulted by psychopathic lunatics who would injure a person over the shape of the fabrics they put on their body… And they will be accused of being homosexual, or sexual deviants of some disgusting sort.

I saw a couple walk by my house today, a guy and girl holding hands. They each had the EXACT same clothes on. A hoodie with hood over their heads, jeans, and sneakers. The jeans and sneakers and hoodie were the same colors and looked exactly the same on both of the, except the girl’s jeans and hoodie had a slightly more fitted cut. I looked at that and I thought.. Gee, nobody gives a crap about that, but if they were both wearing the same dress, it would be a huge public spectacle and everyone would make a scene about it.

Women who suspect their husbands or boyfriends of being gay or having a psychiatric disorder because they want to wear skirts or anything like that, please go die in a hole you ignorant hypocritical morons.

Men who ridicule and assault other men who choose to wear things that you don’t like, I hope you die and rid this planet of your evil worthless, selfish selves.

On TV there is a commercial for “booty bump”, a product women wear to make their butt look bigger. Men get mocked mercilessly for wearing a wig when they lose their hair, but they also get mocked for being bald. They get mocked for everything, but women can wear fake breasts, fake eyelashes, fake hair, FAKE ASSES, and nobody cares.

All this crap has to stop.

I don’t want to have a war against the sexes, I want equality, and I want a war on ignorant hick idiots who make the world suck by not just living their lives and instead going around making trouble for others. If you don’t like what someone looks like, look away.

April 21, 2010 at 10:49 am
(410) martinus says:

Nothing to ad to the last comment, it is just the truth.
Thank you for speaking out clearly what is true and right.

April 23, 2010 at 5:42 am
(411) John says:

Well Intolerant of Intolerance, well spoken. It reminds me a bit of the book Atlas Shrugded by Ayn Rand.

Furthermore, I noticed recently that in the Netherlands a magazine is launched called “Mannen van Nu” which would I guess translate into Present day Men.
You can find it at http://www.rokvoormannen.nl

April 23, 2010 at 10:48 am
(412) Davy says:

Hey KAT: Why would a man not be a man just because he is wearing a skirt or dress? Did women stop being women when they started wearing pants?

An interesting aside: A few weeks ago I wore a skirt on a trip to the mall. I was there about 2 hours, including lunch at the food court. In the entire time I did not see a single woman wearing either a skirt or a dress. So how does anyone get off saying a skirt is “woman’s” wear, anyway?

April 24, 2010 at 8:21 am
(413) Lucky says:

Yes same as well most women wear jeans and few are wearing skirts so men can wear skirts if want to – no need to be afriad, it still should marked as unisex mean to mixed not by split each women and men own clothes – best to mixed that would save more money in pocket – just now Im wearing Wolford Fatal 50 black tights, white t shirt with grey denim waistcoat, blue denim mini skirt and black suede gladiator flat sandal plus black velvet choker that really look nice fashion when I checked on mirror – nothing wrong with it as it just fancy change that still much better than boring trousers all time so dump trousers and wear skirt more – need more air through the body…

April 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm
(414) tucki says:

Is there a question that men can’t wear skirts or dresses?
Answer: Check the poll.
So why not just wearing what you want?
Don’t ask anymore, don’t discuss, just do it! That is the way to go – and it will work!

April 26, 2010 at 8:42 am
(415) Paul says:

I’ve never thought that it made any anatomical sense that men should wear pants. It’s just easier to not have to “dress to the left- or dress to the right” in pants. Let comfort prevail- and fashion will follow!

April 26, 2010 at 11:23 am
(416) Dave says:

A “masculine-feminine” look? Check this interesting
note from another of Cynthia’s web pages:


2. Camo Skirt

I really like the faded print look of this simple straight camo skirt from Gap. It sits below the waist, hits above the knee so it will work on lots of body types. Go for a masculine-feminine look by pairing it with a soft voile blouse or just a simple tee for the weekend.

April 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm
(417) strikemaster says:

Seems to be too tight for normal life activities.

April 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm
(418) maggie says:

Walk across any high school or college campus and you will see men with long hair wearing earrings, nose rings, ear loops and a variety of other status giving devices once deemed to be female. It is not so much a process of becoming more feminine as it is a statement of culture.

To these young people it is more a process of declaring their independence from their parents culture and claiming their own. When I was in Paris I couldn’t help but notice how many men wear the equivalent of Capri Pants and carry man bags or purses depending on what you want to call them. It is no big deal just a minor part of their culture.

So why are skirts different, in many instances they are far more practical and comfortable. As a matter of fact in my opinion if men will never truly be equal to woman until their ego is strong enough that they can wear a skirt down the street without fear of what people will think. I’m all for it but then again guys since you’ve never seen me you have no idea of just what sexy legs I have hidden under these trousers.

April 29, 2010 at 2:08 am
(419) john says:

1) Pirats etc. used to wear all sorts jewelery. Such can still be found in cultures which are less posh.
2) why, if you claim to have such sexy legs, won’t you show them to the world and let the world decide thereon?
3) Paris like most capitals in Europe has a Culture of its own, what you see there you might see in Nice ansd Amsterdam, but hardly in Lyon, Marseille or even London which is becoming a bit of a trendsetter.

April 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm
(420) maggie says:

Yes, John, you might be right, not everywhere you’ll see men in skirts or dresses. But if some men would take advantage, there would be a big change coming up. We just have to accept that we are facing a new era with completly different people. Not so fast like you can switch on a light, but it is working.
Check that out, and you’ll see what I mean:

April 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm
(421) Matthew says:

There’s a newer kilt maker in America called Kilt This. They make kilts for men and women.

Head to Kilt This.com to check out their kilts!

Speaking of skirts for men, if you go to Midasclothing.com, you’ll see skirts for men there as well as kilts, it’s in the UK, but, it just goes to show you that skirts are coming out for men.

May 1, 2010 at 11:34 am
(422) strikemaster says:

Matthew, their kilts are custom-made. It determinates that are very expensive. I’m waiting for cheap kilts that should appear in chain stores, supermarkets. Some chains offers cheap kilts, but olny in Scotland. IMO they don’t know these could sell outside UK too, but must be in stock and some ads could help.

May 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm
(423) Matthew says:

Strike, I hear ya, but for right now they’re about as low as one can get, at least that I know of, anyway. The one I’m getting was ordered off of ebay, and I went through make offer as well, that’s why it was cheaper for me. The company is basically two people now, but they hire outside help when they can or need it. So it’s basically a startup kilt company, that may be why the kilts are selling cheaper than most, they also recycle as well which cuts cost and they pass that on to the consumer.

But as far as Walmart carrying these things, well, unfortunately it’ll probably be a while before that happens, because consumer demand for kilts is still very small compared to the masses of men wearing pants.

Remember, pants will always have practical uses, like in industrial sectors, because of safety concerns, where a kilt will be a safety hazard because of moving machine parts and the like. I ought to know, because I work around razor sharp metal that’ll slice into a person in half a second!

But, to sum it up, I’m waiting for cheap kilts too. :)

May 3, 2010 at 10:10 am
(424) john says:

Maggie, thnx. Indeed interesting but nice on the catwalk, not so for daily use I guess. It would sure evoke comments on the street.

Matthew, indeed the attire used might be dictated by the circumstances and in my opinion such should be the only circumstance.

For all:
The website mentioned under the sponsored links “guys with style” is an infected website.

May 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm
(425) maggie says:

John, it is only for a catwalk. But it shows clearly the change for men. I came up with that after reading the book “The New Male”, and it is really interesting.
I wish you guys just to keep on with this movement, not just wearing skirts, much more important is to be homest to yourself. What you like you have to do, not hiding.

May 4, 2010 at 4:01 pm
(426) strikemaster says:

Maggie, it is only for a fashion show, it means that shows nothing for men. I wondering if You know that Men aren’t interested in what is going with the fashion? Maybe You don’t, however it’s a fact. Thus actions including male models in skirts causes opposite reactions, men are convinced athe trend is only for fashionistas, homosexualists etc. Almost nobody will follow. We need a real men’s skirts for every men to wear instead trousers, not weird coloured, not too feminine, just kilt-like or A-line made of “masculine” patterns for daily use, cheap and available in local stores.
Also we need a wide spread of informations about the medical consequences of wearing trousers.
And at last we should take some actions ourselves to popularize skirts foe men (web activity, some Men’s Skirts Day feasts, concerts or something similar). Shall we stay on this blog’s comment board and wait ’till somebody will do it for us?

May 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm
(427) strikemaster says:

Fests of course, not deasts. However if somebody wants to establish Anniversary Men in Skirts Feast, just do it. :)

And watch the poll, there are almost no opposition on this blog, so it’s time to educate society in other websites.

May 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm
(428) Matthew says:

So let me get this straight Strike, in reference to your post #426.

Are you saying that this may be an underhanded attempt to thwart men’s skirts and/or kilts? Because men will often do the exact opposite of what’s being shown to them? Like reverse Pshycology to prevent something form occuring? Hmmm, very slick conformacy tactic!

Only thing is, (watch out a little common sense here), Homosexuals wear pants, just like straight men/women! Very few Homosexuals, if any, don’t skirts or kilts! Go figure! Those are the facts as I’ve heard them.

May 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm
(429) maggie says:

Strikemaster, thanks for your response. I am not a big fan of fashion and I don’t know too much about. I am working in the field of males depression since the “Lost Generation”. And so I came to the point of new dressing for men and the new male’s way to live.
Thanks again

May 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
(430) strikemaster says:

Matthew wrote:
“Are you saying that this may be an underhanded attempt to thwart men’s skirts and/or kilts?”

I don’t know if it’s intentional or by the way.

Also wrote:
“Because men will often do the exact opposite of what’s being shown to them?”

Men usually don’t know what is going on the catwalk, so only a few will follow, rest will attempt to stop them. They are afraid that trend.

“Homosexuals wear pants, just like straight men/women!”

You know that, but what about the society? People think if homosexualists are different, have to look different.
A lot of people live in simple black and white world where priest is an incarnation of God, politicians they voted never lie and men wear trousers. They avoid any complications during thinking.

May 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm
(431) Matthew says:

Strike wrote: “You know that, but what about the society? People think if homosexualists are different, have to look different.”

Shoot, that’s just common sense speaking! Of course, I personally am not for the crossdressing thingy, but Dang! Give us men some clothes too! It’s almost understandable why some men do that sort of thing! I mean, EVERYTIME you see one of those fashion show things or whatever, you see women having a wide variety of new and exciting cloths, while for the men, (that’s only if they’re lucky to be included), get nothing more than a shirt and pants that most men wouldn’t be caught dead in, BOOOORRRRINGGG!

Basically saying, Men’s fashion SUCKS big time!

Thing is, a lot of men these days are trying to get women and doing all kinds of bizzare things to get them, including playing gay. I’ve heard of this, trust me on this.

What they don’t realize is that a man wearing a kilt will have a much better chance of getting women than a man in pants! I’ve experienced this myself, no, I wasn’t trying to get laid or anything,(no that didn’t happen either, at least not yet). Anyway, I never had any women looking at me (that I know of) or coming up to me in any pair of pants, but, as soon as I threw on the kilt, well, let’s just say the saying about women loving men in kilts is true! Sure, I got looks and stares, but dang, some of the HOT women were really checking me out! It was sooo surreal, yet almost magical!

Basically, I’m saying that if men are willing to play gay to get women, why not throw on a kilt, act straight and be true about yourself?

May 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm
(432) john says:

Just as topc of interest, an ols law from 1811 applicable for Paris, France has recently been annulled. It prohibited women from wearing pants….

May 9, 2010 at 8:27 am
(433) strikemaster says:

John, but, except Itlay, there’s no law prohibiting men from wearing skirted garment.

May 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
(434) John says:

strikemaster, so right you are and still as I saw in Times Magazine one has to check the goods prior to obtaining the services of a lady or ‘lady’ along the Via Appia one has to check the goods…

May 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm
(435) John says:

times don’t change. Peter Tinker of Northampton UK for breaching the anti social Behaviour order bij showing his legs whilst wearing a skirt!


May 9, 2010 at 5:06 pm
(436) breanne says:

After reading this article I only can say: Welcome in the stone-aged …… community.

May 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(437) strikemaster says:

And so? I think we all know society is not educated about the men in skirts. Why? Because we do almost nothing to change the situation. There’s only a few websites showing our demand and arguments, topic doesn’t exist at the mainstream social discussions. Do You think somebody will do it for us?
Notice there are many organisations made to help women in similar situations and almost none supporting men.
And there’s question if he was sentenced for wearing a skirt or exposing his genitals (lifting things from the ground in miniskirt may cause it)? This article doesn’t answer.

May 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm
(438) strikemaster says:

@Martinus, it seems Hope Alexander likes to cut my posts so I do answer You here.

Pants off days? I didn’t notice such days, so could You say something about it?

Men’s skirt day as a fun? Of course, men will have fun wearing unusual clothes. Meanwhile some of them discover a skirt is very comfortable, easy in handling (if is not too short), allows temperature adjustment. Also their wives, GF and neighbours will see there’s nothing wrong with men in skirts.
Notice the only skirted men that huge part of society have seen or heard about are transvestites trying to pass as women. Some of them will change their minds if saw manly men in skirts. Manly and well known to them in many cases.
I read website promoting May 1st as a Men in Skirts Day, but site is now expired and meanwhile new term was announced. 15th is better, is a normal workday and give an opportunity to go skirted to workplace, mall etc.

And at last, as You can see in article linked above, ther are some restricions.

May 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm
(439) martinus says:

Hi strikemaster – yes, pant’s off days we have had for two years in row now. Just in bigger cities, but 3 major countries were involved: USA, Australia and England (not whole UK). It was around March 2009 and in April 2008; people took off pants, men wore just underwear or used skirts, women did the same. Whereever they where, subway or on streets, you could see it even in TV. It was managed from some young guys in Australia.
Yes, I heard also May 15th as a men skirts day. Well I’ll go in a skirt for work, this day like everyday.

May 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm
(440) strikemaster says:

Hi Martinus, THX for info.
Unfortunately, I won’t go kilted to workplace. My boss knows nothing about the men’s skirts and reaseons to wear these. I think the economic crisis is not the right moment for considering him.

May 12, 2010 at 8:31 am
(441) John says:

Hey guys, if you dare, you can do as women did when women as for wear pants otherwise you really are disgusting to wear it because the public will not accept once and for all. It’s useless to say in this comment. Go ahead to make demonstrate to wear the skirt if you dare like women did.
Strange and disgusting guys if you still keep going on wear it because the sociality will not accept forever.
Think about it before you do it

May 12, 2010 at 8:51 am
(442) John says:

Look at this article : http://www.thorninpaw.com/mt/archives/000230.html

Eventhought they march and protest to wear the skirt but they still failed to change the sociality so don’t expect too much to be accepted to wear it. it won’t that happend forever. If you brave, do the march much more 200 men to go to white house or anywhere otherwise it’s useless to leave comment in here. Like my wife said it’s disgusting a men wear skirt ( a men must wear pant not skirt).

May 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm
(443) strikemaster says:

John, I knew about this march before.
I think Ypour wife is afraid You’ll try pass as woman or You’ll be laughted. There are a lot of people who think the same about the skirts for men. Our task is to show them they’re wrong.

Are You sure they failed? The social attitude to men’s skirts is changing (not as fast as some of us expected, but it’s a fact). Why not faster? Just before some of You do nothing except lament as herd in posts above. I repeat my question: why not enter the mainstream social websites with this topic?

March to the White House?
Here You have former US president:


:) ))

And ther’s another thing. Look at the picture in linked article, some men wore high heels. What for? I think shoes that kind causes extreme discomfort and also are connected with feminity. If You want to use makeup, high heels just go to the websites for crossdressers. We must show the society (and John’s wife too) that skirts for men have nothing common with crosdressing. IT’S JUST RETURN TO TRADITIONAL MEN”S CLOTHES!

And don’t look at fashion designers. They have no interest to popularize skirted garment through male population. They just need to get to newspapers. To achieve their goals they are ready to ridicule the trend by showing male models in pink mini dresses.

John said:
“Strange and disgusting guys if you still keep going on wear it because the sociality will not accept forever.”

Notice I don’t live in USA. Some of You said the boss told You “it’s free country”, in some countries management prefers words: “you’re fired”.

And I’m not going to leave this comment board.

May 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm
(444) John says:

Please note that the John under 441 and 442 isn’t the same as under 434 and 433.

May 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm
(445) Matthew says:

Strike, this is the type of conformacy that’s a tyranical stronghold over men. Because you’re a man with an appendage between your legs, you’re considered sooo wrong if you wear anything that’s not pants. This is call trouser tyranny! Some poor souls are doomed to it, some, like us, say screw you to society.

May 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm
(446) strikemaster says:

And which John is under 444? :)
Notice that John number 441 to 442 told us that men must be brave and confident to wear skirted garment. Next he laments he is not allowed to go skirted. Has he got an internal conflict? :)

Matthew, yes, I know what is trouser tyranny and I fight against it as I can. Men have sexual organs between the legs so are obligated to crush these by using trousers. If more folk notice it’s an ultimate nonsense, trouser tyranny will disappear. Problem is how to get through to their minds.

May 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm
(447) John says:

John 444 = John 434 and previous profiding this answer whilst wearing a skirt

May 14, 2010 at 3:05 am
(448) somedaysaskirt says:

Selfishness is the main reason for any reluctance to join the skirted world of men.
The selfishness of wives and partners mainly.
They are thinking of themselves when they say ‘no’…they don’t want to be embarrassed…they don’t want folk to think they’ve married a ‘weirdo’.
I’ve even heard of someone who’s wife employed professional help to sort out her husband’s ‘problem’ of wanting to wear skirts after he learned through forums like this that his was not a ‘problem’ but a legitimate choice shown by many other straight males like him.
Marriage is about give and take.
He gives her flowers to keep her sweet, and in return for that kindness she takes away his freedom of choice. How familiar is that scenario?
It used to be called ‘under her thumb’. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the expression ‘under ‘HIS’ thumb’ much.
Because this is a domestic issue, the oppressive discrimination of the female partner towards her loved one isn’t considered to be seriously politically incorrect, but it most certainly should be…everyone is allowed some justice.
And for most men, the phobia of looking effeminate, and therefore daring not to get involved with a skirted choice of garment, all comes down to the collective selfishness of society, who only approve that which they personally consider to be correct. Luckily this only occurs in pockets of animosity – certain towns, cities, or counties which have no real future when it comes to healthy lateral thinking.
So any show of individuality is frowned upon, or mocked. ‘Diverse’ needn’t be a dirty word. It can simply mean a different path towards contentment.

I never married, thank God.
But I have friends…many good friends, male and female, who have accepted my choice of kilts and skirts. There has been no interference in trying to quosh this preference.
Recently I wore a skirt to a meeting of both male and female presence – about twenty of us. The skirt was from Midas and, I think their smartest for not trying to look too trendy…the front inverted pleated a line one. It wasn’t in any way queried and I felt cool and confident. I also felt like a hero for having the guts to be that outward going, which I think even surprised myself!
It was liberation with one heck of a feel-good high about it.
And I wish that level of contentment, whether now or as a future goal, to all who are gathered here.
If you are ‘under the thumb’ may I suggest leaving a few printouts around the house from forums like this. Don’t keep it bottled up or you’ll pop your cork.

May 14, 2010 at 3:27 am
(449) John says:

March to the White House?
Here You have former US president:


It’s kilt not skirt as women wear usually and kilt more expensive and heavy (not comfortable)
eventhought the former president didn’t wear the real skirt (just kilt) so the society still refuse it until now, he..he.
my wife said man who wear the women skirt must be a sissy and disgusting.

May 14, 2010 at 8:11 am
(450) John432 says:

@John449: please do ensure to differentiate so our comments will be recognised as being from different persons.
In your last comment you expressed your wifes opinion. What is your own opinion. Such you may ventilate on this and other fora concerning this subject. What does your wife wear? Leggings (formerly know as Long Johns), boots (cowboy or pirate style, low heeled?), jeans??? All previously know as garments for men. Why is her opinion a guideline for you?

@ somedaysaskirt: my wife indicated in first instance she would like it if I would wear a skirt, she would even buy me a kilt she indicated as well as she asked me to wear one of het lace panties (tickelish, not my cup of tea), thereafter she when to a psychiatrist for herselves and she was referred to a relationtherapist where she stated that it was my fault as I would be a transvestite. Thereafter she filed for devorce (2.5 years ago and still lawsuits going on). NB she is ill and had a chemo treatment just prior to the escalation. If we would have been living in France as was once our intention, she would not have gbeen allowed to file for devorce as she would be considered non compos mentis due to the treatment.
She wore my shirts and, socks, her own leggings and boots, hence a double standard. According to a psychiatrist who has met her outside a professional setting, she would be a grave case. After having read 2 feet of relationship/problem etc. books, I do have to concur with the opinion of the last psychiatrist.
As is written by Jurg Willi in the book the Partner relation, there are many women dominating men. We all are familiar with the subject of domestic violance, mostly seen as physical violance. The question rises in how far is mental violance used by mostly women like unconsented domination a form of domestic violance.
As I indicated to the shrink of my wife: a whip, thight leather garments and high heels would have suited her personallity well.
After having read the previous mentioned books I had to conclude that those who lead a sm lifestyle, are doing one thing much better than most other couples, being that they talk with each other about one and anothers feelings and needs and there is more equality in the end than one would see in first instance as the one considered submissive is in the end the most dominating person as (s)he holds the key in the form of a “stop”word.

May 15, 2010 at 6:43 am
(451) strikemaster says:

John449, kilt is a kind of skirt. Word “kilt” is taken from Old Scandinawian where means nor more, not less just a skirt.
Also it’s not a traditional kil, it’s the Utilikilt, modern variation about kilt, made of cotton. However I agree, is too expensive.

May 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm
(452) strikemaster says:

…and the silence has come.
It seems You do not agree the society must be educated about the reasons that skirts are better for men? Or maybe You’re afraid to be taken as gay people or weirdoes?

I suggested more discussions about the men’s skirts are needed. Some of You wear skirts in public, some haven’t got that courage or live in more repressive social enviroment. However notice, people don’t know the reasons to change male’s wardrobe even watching You skirted.

Are You interested in men’s skirts spread or just want to be unique (notice it’s against men’s health and equality of the sexes)? I think every man has to have right to wear skirted garment and to achieve that goal the topic must reach mainstream websites (not as freaky fashion but as a real demand).

May 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm
(453) John432 says:

Skirtmaster, how do you want to get this topic to mainstream websites to start of with, isn’t it the intention that one should be able to enter a shop with male garmenst and selecht the skirt one likes? Hence I guess that what we have seen what happened after the announcement of H&M that they would carry a skirt for men, the directors of H&M should be informed of the interest and also interest in respect of more styles. Basically what is needed is more presas coverage and keeping it in the focus till the moment people consider it as an ordinairy way of living and not a deviant life style. I guess that lots of water will pass the bridge in the mean time.

May 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm
(454) martinus says:

John 432 – not necessarly – men do not need more presas coverage – more men just need to go out and show up what they want and what they like.
Showing up in a skirt men doing two things: Symbolically show that skirts are original a male’s garment, practically for men’s health and comfort.
If men would go in ‘typically’ Men’s stores and asking for skirts – and as often as possible = that would make a difference. Ignoring a demand in public is hard to follow, but i am just missing the men which would go with it.

May 15th; I was looking for some other men in skirts – believe me, I couldn’t find any, I was the only one in our area. Everybody admires it, saying that looks terrific, giving compliments, shaking hands, but no other man was coming up with the same idea – just wearing a skirt or kilt.

May 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm
(455) Ross says:

Re May 15th.

I was on a charity walk on Saturday 15th May for Breast cancer in Scotland. It is a 10 (or 20) mile sponsored walk mainly done by women but there were quite a few men there as well. I walked the 10 mile route. Most of the people on the walk wore a pink tee-shirt (it is called the Pink Ribbon walk)

A few wore kilts, I saw one man wearing luminous pink cycling shorts (!!) but I chose to wear a denim mini skirt with the pink T-shirt.

I did not try and look feminine in any way – just acted as though I had shorts on. The reactions from the marshalls, helpers and other walkers was positive in the extreme.

Many gave a thumbs-up or clapped, others said “Like the outfit” One said “Man in a skirt. WOW! Cool” I heard no dissenting voices at all even though I was probably the only one in an obvious skirt (other than a kilt)

On the few other times I have worn a skirt outside, I have not had any adverse reaction – in fact, it seems indifference is the norm as though they do not even notice. There have been some sidelong glances but no comment or laughter.

It has encouraged me to wear it again in the future – without the pink T though!

More men should do it and see for themselves.

May 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm
(456) john432 says:

Martinus, the method you describe isn’t very original, it’s the same method as uswed by Heinekien in order to market the beer in the US.

May 15th didn’t get much attention in the old wold due to the financial problems of Greece, hitting the headlines all the time.

May 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm
(457) martinus says:

Yes I know, it isn’t a special method to encourgae men to wear skirt because it isn’t a method. It is only what I did actually, but thinking about a saying of a female founder of a school in U.S.A. in 1862 said: “Times change, and we must change, too, and modify our views”.
So, i always think if men would be able to change something, they could do, and should do it. And all starts in and with the brain -.
We are finally back to the main problem of men.

May 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm
(458) SKIRTMAN says:

It seems like most everybody on this site is okay with a man in a skirt. What about a man in pantyhose? I have not had the courage to openly do this. I wear them under my khakis to meetings sometimes. I have loved pantyhose since I was 6 years old. I always thought there was something wrong with me. My wife has been very supportive, but she said she would be uncomfortable going out in public with me if I wore pantyhose openly. I know some of you wear tights, but do you think that pantyhose on a man are okay? The reason I ask is because they are thinner. Do you think pantyhose are more feminine than tights? Thanks for the feedback! And yes I do shave my legs. This is something I just recently started doing.

May 21, 2010 at 3:13 am
(459) John432 says:

Skirtedman, I guess that such should be OK if you feel comfortable therewith. Acceptance by your wife is important also, wouldn’t want you to be in the same hassle as I was confronted with.
Just look back in history and you will see that the origin is also a mens garment as often pictured in Florentine paintings of the 11th and 12th century.
Also Leggings should be OK if such is your cup of tea as they are only Long Johns without flyopening…
Most important part is to ensure thta the total picture is still a man standing there. I saw somewhere a num,ber of pictures of a man propagating the skirt as male attire, but the total picture is basically a woman without tits (Long curly hair, sweaters and such which would suit a lady of 60+, blouses and sleefless tops etc).
If I would go outside in skirt in day time – the area is a bit conservative – than I would opt for a combination of loafers, pantyhose/thights in the same color as shoes, skirt in matching colour, shirt and tie, (tweed)jacket.

May 21, 2010 at 10:18 am
(460) Dave says:

Pantyhose in summer? Why? They are warm in cold weather. Another reason to be sweating & miserable during summer weather. A miniskirt with bare legs makes much more sense during the warm days. It is all about comfort. Get the razor or better yet, the epilator, since hairy legs are ugly as well as being an obstacle to cool comfort when the temperature gets hot.

Never, ever wear anything just because women do. You are a man aren’t you? That goes for spike heels & pantyhose. Comfort is easy to sell to everyone, including your wife. Keep it real dude! Yes, I am a miniskirt, t-shirt & sandal guy when the weather allows.

May 21, 2010 at 11:21 am
(461) Davy says:

I agree that pantyhose in the summer is crazy. Applies to men and women equally. As far as shaving goes, that seems like a particularly feminine thing (maybe this is just my prejudice). I don’t shave as I am not specifically trying to look like a woman. Likewise, no jewelry, makeup, etc. To anyone that says you need to shave to wear a short skirt I ask: Does a man need to shave to wear shorts? What is the difference? As an aside, on my last trip I discovered I could easily shorten my skirt a good 3-4 inches, depending on where I was which was lots of fun. Something all teenage girl are well acquainted with, I am sure.

May 21, 2010 at 11:34 am
(462) Somedaysaskirt says:

Dave, I think some of us might like to know how you wear a miniskirt as far as sitting down goes. And what length you have to stop at for reasons of modesty. I have mini skirts which I wear in the house, but because of the extra cargo that women don’t have, their use would look disgracefully vulgar in public unless I stay standing – which is just a bit inconvenient at times. Sitting cautiously in a feminine cross-legged way isn’t what guys are about, and I’m not into pantyhose or the like. Just a masculine fellow with skirts and briefs.
Wearing a mini must be the ultimate in coolness and attitude, but I can’t see it working. What’s your secret?

May 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm
(463) Dave says:

I shave strictly as a matter of comfort. Hair is hot. I won’t look like a woman no matter what I do. A man shouldn’t have to be hairy especially during the summer since shaving of the body is restricted to women. That sounds like the same old argument that a man can’t wear a skirt because he would be doing something that women do. Women brush their teeth too, but that doesn’t stop me from doing so. Women drive automobiles, so does that mean that I can’t drive since I am a man? Not really a convincing argument. Get out the razor & get comfortable.

Length. Depends. The 12 inch ones are worn below the waist. You don’t bend from the waist to pick up an object from the floor. Keep your feet together when sitting but don’t even think of crossing the legs since that will crush the man stuff big-time. You are correct in that a short skirt on a guy is approaching the ultimate comfort zone. Many times you are seated at a table so skirt length isn’t a modesty issue. You will find that even a really short skirt covers more than you may think when seated since the fabric in the front comes from the waist rather than following the contour of your torso. Don’t forget that matching the color of your briefs to the color of your miniskirt is a very good idea.

It works. It’s comfortable. Try it – you’ll like it.

May 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm
(464) strikemaster says:

Dave, You like to have shaved legs, OK, it’s not my bussiness. But, fortunately You can’t force me to do the same. I have hairy legs, it’s natural nad I don’t want to change it. I have no reasons to do that.
Yes, short skirt, especially worn without underwear is extremely comfortable in hot weather. However we do not live in Ancient times, when exposing male’s private area was common and normal. So I suggest to wear longer ones.
Pantyhose? What for? In summer is too warm and causes the same medical effect as trousers do. In winter? Maybe, but heavy kilt is very warm, too warm to wear anything under even when is freezing.

May 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm
(465) SKIRTMAN says:

You know what I dislike about these forums is that nobody addressed exactly what I said. you all went on your tangents and rabbit trailed everything. I never mentioned wearing pantyhose when it is hot. I agree that is crazy. At least for my part of the country it is still spring and very unseasonably cool. I live in the Northwest and typically summer arrives after July 4th.
As far as shaving my legs, its the best thing I decided to do. Male bikers and swimmers have been doing it for years. I am into swimming and running. For years, leg hair has bothered me especially in the summer time. I don’t like itchy, sweaty legs with hair on them. I am still fully a man and am not even close to being a woman.
As far as those of you looking down on me for the pantyhose, I will never figure out why a guy wears ear rings. Hosiery is very comfortable and soothing, but one can’t just buy anything. I suggest Silkies or Calvin Klein. Maybe that’s why women aren’t wearing them because they buy the cheap kind of pantyhose. I have read testimonials of prominent men on WallStreet who wear pantyhose under their suit pants.

I have been blessed with wearing skirts this past year. It is healthier and less restrictive. I just don’t know if I can do it in public because the material I like to wear is thin and doesn’t fully cover up the private area. Yes I could wear something underneath to fix that, but that would defeat the whole purpose of comfort.
I am sure I will be criticized for what I have said today. You know if we men keep beating up on each other, wearing skirts or pantyhose openly will never happen as mainstream.

May 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm
(466) martinus says:

You all must be lucky have the ability to choose, wearing pantyose or leave it in the drawer.
I don’t have this choice because I have to wear it every time. They come in two “exciting” colors only: suntan and black. I shave my legs because with stockings and hair on legs I could’nt make it.
Sometimes I got strange views wearing pantyhose when we had 92 degrees last year.

May 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm
(467) Dave says:

Wearing a skirt in the USA without proper undergarments may be comfortable; however, it may get you a police record when you are forced to register as a sex offender. A gust of wind. An awkward moment getting out of your car or truck. Then you may have a police record for the rest of your life. A slip, trip or a fall. Again, in the USA it simply isn’t worth the risk to ever wear a skirt without proper undergarments. You will not see a short skirt on the tennis court without a panty nor will you see anyone twirling on the dance floor without a panty. While a skirt is comfortable, especially a miniskirt, proper underwear is mandatory to avoid a court date.

Yes, it may be natural to be as hairy as an ape. I did not realize how comfortable a smooth male body can be. As a result I will leave the hair to the primate cages. You have a right to forgo true comfort if you wish.

I prefer a long wool or flannel skirt in cooler weather in lieu of the pantyhose. Kills the wind & conserves body heat. A long coat will also work well, even over a miniskirt. I own several tall boots that I wear under the long skirts to fight winter weather. Lots of choices.

May 22, 2010 at 1:55 am
(468) SKIRTMAN says:

You know Dave, you seem to have all the answers don’t you? If you read what I said carefully, you would conclude that I am not wearing a skirt publicly in the first place and probably never will.
Not that I support nudity, but it isn’t against the law to walk the street with nothing on so long as you keep to yourself. What’s up with the police record talk? Are you going to have a police record if your butt crack shows? How many women have I seen have that happen to let alone men.
You get in trouble with the law when you force yourself on someone else. That’s when you get in trouble. I am sorry to stomp on your parade, but I am tired of you being a know it all when you obviously don’t know it all!!!

May 22, 2010 at 2:08 am
(469) skirtman says:

May I add another thing. How does someone become a sex offender for not wearing proper undergarments? Are you kidding? This sound like a totalitarian government not the USA.
Those are pretty harsh conclusions that you make, Dave. There are many people men and women who would be in trouble if what you are saying is true.
I don’t need to worry about this because I am very careful how I dress in public.
Unless I am crazy, a sex offender is one who violates somebody else’s body. Where did you get the idea that it is anything else.
What you are talking about is indecency and unmodest dressing. This is certainly distasteful but not a crime.
Think about it! like you like to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 22, 2010 at 2:32 am
(470) Somedaysaskirt says:

I wear kilts mostly without underpants. And I guess many women, with the police included, assume none are worn more often than not. Not that they’d ever want to check for such best kept secrets of course!

May 22, 2010 at 4:38 am
(471) strikemaster says:

Martinus, I know You wear stockings for medical cause, ther’s nothing wrong with You. I don’t like to be forced to do it by phrase “men, if wear skirts must…” appeared on some discussions about the skirts for males. Men wore skirts by millenias (even miniskirts like Ghauls, Romans) without tights and shaved legs, also wear shorts with hairy legs. What’s the difference in leg’s look between shorts and the same lenght skirt?
About US regulations, I see some of You noticed United States in police country. There’s no underpants regulations in Europe. Why there are no protests against these stupid laws? That regulation means people can become sex offenders obliviously, at any time. It’s injustice against both men and women which needs to be changed.

May 22, 2010 at 11:24 am
(472) Dave says:

In America you do not have to touch anyone to be required to register a sexual offender.


Indecent exposure is all that it takes, especially if there are children in the vicinity of the incident. Notice on the referenced web site for my neighborhood, only a very small percentage, actually touched another individual. As you see from the web site, the whole world, including your relatives & your boss, know that you are branded for life as an undesirable person. A gust of wind may have placed some of these people on the offender list. Never forger the undergarments!

Europe is much more relaxed regarding public nudity or even a brief flash of the genitals than is the case in the USA. Certain southern states seem to have a murder sentence that is not that more than an indecent exposure sentence. Does that make sense? Not to me it doesn’t. Some states even ban nudity on pay cable channels such as HBO or Showtime. Go figure. It is clearly not worth the risk to go leave home without the undergarments.

Shaving is totally a matter of comfort. Hairy is not comfortable for many, myself included. I never knew until I shaved from the neck downward toward the toes.

May 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm
(473) martinus says:

Strikemaster, I’m going with you because I can’t stay with a saying “men in skirts must……”. Even shaving legs must be in hand of everybodies feeling and taste.
I wear my skirtsin length to kneeor little above, I would like wearing shorter ones, too, but I didn’t do it so far because thinking about that it could be wrong. Maybe I should try it.

May 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm
(474) skirtmaster says:

This is very alarming! I drive truck and sometimes I’ve got to get out and go. I try to find privacy but it’s not always possible. So far I have been lucky, and no one has spotted me going the bathroom. I just can’t imagine being labeled a sex offender for something so stupid and bizarre.
What is our country coming to?

May 23, 2010 at 6:45 am
(475) John432 says:

Looking from abroad the US ahs a total different image than when you live there. On one side very liberal in relation to sex, founders of playboy, hustler etc. but at the same time stringent rules in respect of the same matters. Also the “policing of the world” is not always the best thing to do whilst one has etc. but now I’m skirting the issue

May 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm
(476) skirtmaster says:

When I get the time when I’m home, I run one of our local trails. I checked with our police dept. They said that in order to be a sex offender one must touch another. At least where I live one can’t be charged with that for what one has on or doesn’t have on. I asked if I was seen going the bathroom on the trail would I be a sex offender?
The answer an affirmative no! At best I could be charged with indecency but only if it could be proven to have been done on purpose.
I don’t know what is going on in other parts of the USA, but it sound like too much control. So far I guess the NorthWest hasn’t caught up. Thank goodness!

May 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm
(477) mara says:

Nowhere in USA a person can be charged for wearing different clothes, and skirts doesn’t have anything to do with sex-offenders. There must be a mix-up regarding the terminology.
Police sometimes asking men when wearing a skirt for what purpose, but never they can charge or ticket a man wearing a skirt or dress. We have very clear rules for that.
Sometimes it could be a problem in a public place when a special event goes on. It is still not allowed to use a public bathroom for opposite sex, even you’ll see women using men’s bathroom more often than the opposite way.

No wonder that a lot of truckers using skirts during driving because they know and feel exactly the difference between a pair of pants and a skirt for long distance driving.

May 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm
(478) skirtman says:

Thanks Mara. You know I am getting the feeling that women are not nearly as judgmental on this subject as men. Thanks for backing me up on the legal issue. I can’t believe that someone can become a sex offender by just wearing supposedly the wrong thing or not enough of something.
If this was the case, how much more censorship would there be?
Maybe the garment wouldn’t be long enough or the right color. It’s pretty crazy to think that the law would even care.
Now of course on television we have decency laws and we censor carefully. When it comes to individual freedoms I still believe that our country grants us rights as long as we are keeping to ourselves and not trying to purposely cause a problem to someone else.
It is absurd to think that if one’s skirt(male or female) flew up because of wind that the person would now be labeled a sex offender. Very absurd and irrational. I agree with Mara that maybe we have a terminology problem. I think the men on this forum need to get some rational thinking going here. I think that they are living scared. For myself I know that I don’t want anyone to see my private area exposed.
The other day I changed clothing in my truck, and if someone was in the wrong spot at the wrong time I might have been seen. Again I wasn’t trying to be seen, but sometimes it can’t be helped. It’s kind of like having to go the bathroom while running or hiking. You try to find privacy. For women this is much harder. Are we going to label a woman a sex offender because we saw her pull down her garment and go the bathroom out there somewhere.
A friend of mine and his wife went cross country skiing and his wife had to go. She got about half way into what she was doing and someone came around the corner and saw her. Obviously she was embarrassed but what could she do expect maybe urinate her pants. It is ridiculous to think that one could become a sex offender over such ridiculous things.

May 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm
(479) John432 says:

Skirtman, indeed many are scared to shom their individuality. Such due to social conditioning. Most difficul;t part is that double standards are used and at times arguments are used by some who are not willing to look further that the knowledge provided by their elders and peers. An example at http://yeahshesaidit.com/2010/01/24/skirts-are-not-for-men/ where a Christine remains referring to the bible after things had been clarified from historical perspective.

May 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm
(480) herby says:

John 432; Reading this article from Christine I come to that point that she only says that men and women should not wear the SAME clothes, which could mean, men should not share the same clothes with women(perhaps). Skirts worn by men were never touched negative by her comment. I might be wrong, but I try always to read from different perspectives.

May 25, 2010 at 6:31 am
(481) John432 says:

Herby, the problem is that we can’t ask the auther of the text what he intended. Hence we can have a full discourse on the interpretation of that specific piece of text. The way one wants to interpret that text would provide also an idea as what his look on life is. Basically the discussion going on is being the question as to whether one is board- or narrow minded, a trendsetter or follower, or maybe even following an old trend, whether or not to “shock” others with ones own preferances.
Back to the issue, if one takes the point that neither gender is allowed to wear the same garments as the other gender, how to deal with all those women wearing jeans and cowboyboots as a fashion statement and stating at the same time that men are not allowed to wear skirts? Isn’t there something wrong somewhere?

May 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm
(482) herby says:

John 432, I think there is nowhere a law or restriction by law what men have to wear.
Broad-minded people are the majority everywhere, but sometimes we listen to the single, little narrow-minded what they say. Of course, we can’t ask the author what he intended with his question/comment. But believe me, as more men wearing different clothes as more supporter men will have.
Some people call me “rebel” because I wear what I want, skirt long or short (mostly with hat or cap), go shopping when wearing stockings with a short skirt, evening in a floor-length skirt, visit a museum in a kilt, next day I am in jeans…. depends how I am feel. And nobody never had a bad comment.
So, I want to say that there is nothing wrong somewhere, it is our brain, our head which plays sometimes a game with us.

May 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm
(483) John432 says:

Herby, indeed it’s partially between the ears, but also the peer pressure of the society surroundng us. What might be possible in NY, won’t be taken for granted in the mid west territories or the biblebelt.
That reminds me of the Deutrimonium text. It is cited by various as “same”clothing. The text of Deutriominium 22:5 is: The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on woman’s garments: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God (kings James version 1962). Afetr having compared the text with the owrding in other languagues, it means not “the same clothing” but apparel worn by the other gender.
Under 11 it is stated that one shall not wear garments of divers sorts as woolen and linen together. A practice not only abolished by many but due to new manufacturing methods even common practice. Also one would be required to wear fringes on the cornes of ones vest. Etc. Hence if one wants to refer to one item of deutrimonium, that one should take into account also the other directives; if not than one should be silent.
And is paragraphs like how to deal with a wife not being a virgin upon the day of marriage than the woman could be stoned (note the Shari’a which the Moslims want to bring back into our – western- culture) Deutrimonium 22:21.
In my opninion, those who want to cite the Bible should do so completely or should refrain from doing so if they only want to use these parts of the text that suits them under circumstances.
So basically we should realise that this canonicle law has had its time, eventhough the remark concerning ones liability for real estate is still in line with present law.

May 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm
(484) herby says:

Dave432, what I am saying is nothing else than I wear what I want, but I do not wear my wife’s clothes. That is my understanding of the bible-text Deutrimonium. On the other hand my wife bought the same kilt like I got before, some kind shorter, that’s all. No change in apparel to mine but it still her kilt. I am living in “Mid-West” (it is not in the mid nor west -Michigan) and I don’t have any problems with people here, only very friendly comments.
One more thing: In the time the bible were written no pants were existent at all. So I do not feel guilty wearing a skirt, and I do not try to find an excuse why I am doing it. I just feel free to act like I want.

May 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm
(485) Somedaysaskirt says:

The subject of this column has a wide sphere of possible interpretation.
I’m sure Cynthia Nellis’s original sentiment of the subject of male skirt wearing, by showing Marc Jacobs in a man’s skirt was about the weird or wonderful idea of wearing male skirts. Not female skirts.
As male skirt wearers tend to speak their mind aggressively on forums such as this, without a lot of time for anti-skirt lobbyists, not surprisingly it’s drawn in the wearing of any skirts, female or not. None of which is a crime…
…but female clothing products can hardly be a seriously taken main adoption if men en masse are to move forward with any notion that a skirt is an intelligent extra clothing choice, and verbal duelling, bible in hand or not, about whether a man should or shouldn’t wear female skirts is neither here nor there. I don’t think it has anything to do with the larger picture.
The subject of this column, I believe, is about skirts made for men. I don’t think it even involves kilts particularly, as it’s a bit late in the day to question this traditional male garment, which I have a dozen of.
I will support male skirt makers far more than women’s skirt makers. Not to do so is shooting in the foot any future hope of there being a wider choice of product.

May 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm
(486) John432 says:

Indeed. the questiom whether or not a man can wear a skirt. I do think the bias and the historical clarification of the protests should be made clear so all aspects are covered.
The essence at present is can a man wear a skirt or not and if not why not. Bearing in mind the trends shown on the catwalk one could say that it will become more acceptable. Right now the most important part is that acceptance by peers is the first hurdle to take. And if one appreciates the comfort than such is the most essential.

May 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm
(487) Davy says:

All this biblical talk against men wearing skirts causes me to wonder if we read the same bible. Does anyone out there really think Christ cares about what we wear? His message seems pretty clear; what counts is what is in our hearts and not what we look like, how much money we have, what we wear, or whatever.

As far as miniskirts are concerned, I love them in the summer and yes, I always wear underwear. However, I draw the line at pantyhose, as they are uncomfortable and serve no purpose in warm weather. Now I certainly don’t deliberately try to see how much I can show, but I also am not paranoid about my underwear showing occasionally, as many women are. I sit, I stand, and I do whatever else I need to do. If somebody is watching me constantly, just waiting to see if my underwear will ever show, well, guess what; I am sure it does on occasion. Big deal. Its clean.

May 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm
(488) Dave says:

Jesus never wore pants. No other man of that period in that part of the world did either. Greek & Roman soldiers went into battle wearing a miniskirt. Women do not insist on wearing “women’s” clothing since it seems that they wear whatsoever they may choose to wear. Why then should any man insist in establishing a gender distinction for skirts? Most junior size skirts will fit a man just fine. Get a durable fabric with belt loops & lots of pockets. About ten dollars or less? No problem. The label is but a small spot of fabric. Why pay dearly for a label? Most of my miniskirts are so generic looking that I could exchange the label with no one being any wiser. Really short skirts such as skirted swim suit bottoms make modesty a 100% sure thing.

Why do men feel for even an instant that they will start having a monthly menstrual cycle unless they wear “men’s clothing? Women don’t have that mental hangup. Why do men?

May 28, 2010 at 3:52 am
(489) Somedaysaskirt says:

Yes, some of us may feel truly liberated by wearing women’s skirts. Maybe just one in 100,000 do. The actual figures of adoption will never exist as we KNOW that most men wouldn’t be seen dead in a woman’s skirt.
So why do we insist on making out it’s the best deal for us? Cheaper, plenty of styles to choose, etc, etc. Yes, of course it’s a cheaper way to go. But it will always be just a compromise.
Why should men be settling for shared use of the opposite gender’s clothing? Are our desires that worthless not to be catered for in some reasonable way with our own?
Who cares what women wear of men’s clothes. Womens’ nature is that they are quirky about what they wear. It’s accepted as part of their fashion culture. A good few powerdress in a manlike way to deliver a more authoritive image in business. Very few men dress in full women’s clothing to deliver a sexy opposite image. But women do that too. They do it all, and are masters (or should I say mistresses) of the quick change of image. We aren’t.
Men don’t naturally follow much of a trend of dressing to kill, except a million years ago when we donned a fur skin skirt and went out with a handy club to thump the head of a passing deer.
How delightfully masculine.
Thankfully the bear skins are done with now, but we still wear clothes from menswear stores chosen with painful tedium. The majority of us always will do until the good Lord invites us up for a very long holiday with him.
Why cannot there be in our menswear stores a range of male skirts in the future – if, as we say, skirts for men are so brilliant? Which they are.
It’s easy to keep on saying ‘I wear womens’ skirts all the time…sometimes daringly short miniskirts; my nickers might show at times but I don’t really give a toss as I rung them through yesterday. I can’t understand why other men have a problem with doing the same?’…
…I don’t believe this world of fantasy some people live in.
These are remarks from lone female skirt wearers in a vast sea of men who will never be attracted to wearing women’s skirts.


For them to enjoy the same kind of garment -if we are actually promoting a big resounding ‘YES – men DO look wonderful in skirts!!! And they DO feel wonderful!!!’, then it’s necessary to promote male skirts as being the legitimate item of clothing.
Womens’ skirts, though OK for a few, have to be a dead end route.

Wearing a male skirt adds some intrigue as to what they might feel like to wear. And because it’s a male item of clothing it’s even more sensational to those who haven’t even heard of them. We don’t all live on the internet, reading volumes of men-in-skirts stuff.
I have had a lot of enjoyment so far extolling the virtures of the male skirt to seriously interested colleagues. They might not take up on it themselves, but at least I wasn’t seen as trying to convert anyone to cross dressing.
‘No, it’s not a kilt, it’s a skirt from the highstreet. You might give one a try and start to give your most valuable assets a holiday, instead of jamming yourself inside jeans all the time.’
How much easier is that scenario to follow than promoting a saucy little number from Dolly Daydreams Boutique with, if you’re in the right mood for it, just the merest glimpse of undies?

May 28, 2010 at 4:03 am
(490) Somedaysaskirt says:

I’d like to make it clear I’m not shooting down any particular person’s opinions here, other than those which are always generic of skirtmen forums such as this.
Any way of wearing skirts is acceptable in my book.
But the ideal which could really mean any great change in the way we men use and benefit from skirts has to be better than just a few demonstrating the balls to wear a skirt from the ladies department, and expecting everyone else to want to copy them.
But please carry on if you think it will work.

May 28, 2010 at 7:36 am
(491) John432 says:

Davy, I only tried to put matters into perspective as to where the much used no-go concerening men wearing a skirt came from.
As previously indicated the bible text was derived from roman law. In de late 19th century it was tranformed into a psychiatrict thing for both genders, now it is just a one way road according to many. If a resriction is lifted for one gender so should it be for the other.

Hence women have taken the liberty of wearing pants thus…

As the are only few typiucal male desinged skirts, like the hunting, the and goth equestrian skirt, one has to refer to the ladies department en find the front zipper right handed skirts, some which is already discussed previously. The length depends on ones taste.

May 28, 2010 at 10:20 am
(492) strikemaster says:

Jinh, trousers are original women’s garment, so women just returned to their roots. And guess, what is the historical and forced by our anatomy garment we should wear down from waist?

I agree that men won’t wear women’s skirts at mass just becouse are made for women (but in fact there are some other reasons couses men’s skirts are better for men). I don’t want to wear garment prepared for females. I’ve never tried these, so You may call I’m prejudiced. Maybe I am, I don’t care. I’m waiting for the moment when clothing companies will open for that (trend?, no, just return to health and comfort) and will offer wide range of skirts for men. Unfortunately it won’t happen this year (nor next couple of years), the demand in real world is too weak, also websites are too silent.

May 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm
(493) mara says:

What please, is a WOMENS’S skirt? I think you are discussing in a cricle. Women originally wore long dresses in past, and did not use underwear. Pants (pantaloons) were used in certain areas of Middle East and India. Skirts were used only by men in early history, later women started with using a long skirt after the old corset went out of fashion. That’s history.
We are talking about today, and still have the question what are women’s skirts?Differences in style, pattern, fabric, color? That’s everybody’s different taste, isn’t it?

I think I made it clear in some of my former comments that we should not talk about the skirt on men because a decision what men want to wear must be on their own. What we have to do is only one thing: Open heart and mind for everyone’s creativity, innovation and just accept everybody like he/she is.

May 29, 2010 at 4:41 am
(494) strikemaster says:

Yes Mara. We’re talking about recent times. TOday skirts are selling in the women’s departments, it means are made for females and is very hard to convince ordinary man to buy that skirt.

Mara said: I think I made it clear in some of my former comments that we should not talk about the skirt on men because a decision what men want to wear must be on their own.

Must nad should be. Unfortunately that decision is determined by unwritten (and written too) social laws. I am still not allowed to wear skirts, even kilts at workplace, and kilt’s patterns range I’m allowed to wear is restricted to crossed strips – tartan patterns, otherwise it’s a woman’s skirt in Poland.

May 29, 2010 at 6:49 am
(495) John432 says:

Mara, in order to designate a skirt as a typical male or female garmant, one could look at the way it is cut. In general t6he hips of women are wider than those of men thereore causing a skirt designed for women to fall with unintended pleads. But maybe the best indicvatyion could be what the tax office does when importing foorwear, just the size matters. But as there are more women doing 6’6″and more their feet will grow also hence they will require garments that will fit them and guess what they will turn to if the normal lady’s departments/store can’t help them out?
Maybe it is time that in respect of outer garments shops are mixed, ergo cater for all.

May 29, 2010 at 8:05 am
(496) bi-male says:

Isn’t it about time MEN were allowed to wear SKIRTS? I mean like Chrissy said earlier on this forum if WOMEN can wear men’s attire then why on Earth can’t MEN be allowed to wear a skirt??? It’s about time we had equal rights on this issue… I would love to see more skirts for MEN in the MEN’s sections in stores. I’d have no problems in buying and wearing one, cos I do already! I find a SKIRT sexy to wear and it’s so comfortable!!
WOMEN have all the best fashion varieties and accessories, MEN just have plain old boring shirts/trousers – we have the right to wear a SKIRT too so let us do it with pride!!!

May 29, 2010 at 8:42 am
(497) strikemaster says:

Article is about skirts made for men. Realize that some call these ‘kilts’ even talking about skorts from H&M. They do it to accent the difference between skirts for males and females. If one wear publicly skirt bought form women’s department is labelled as a transvestite and is not helpful in our revolution. Next we can see on the rorums comments like “what next? high heels? bras? makeup? pregnant men?”. No!!! It’s just fight for our tradition, health and comfort, like in “Braveheart” :) Notice trousers were originally women’s garment, skirts were for men. Women have returned trousers to their wardrobe, but they had to have fight for their rights. Now is time for us to do the same, but remember, don’t exaggerate.

May 29, 2010 at 10:14 am
(498) Dave says:

A skirt sold in the ladies section will fit virtually every man. That is why there are petites, womens, womens plus, misses, juniors, juniors plus, etc. It is all in how the skirt falls from the waist. Within each of these there is the pencil to a-line variation & more. Far more variety than you will ever find in any mens section of a store. Considering all of these variations the difference between a mans skirt & a womans skirt is the perception that lies between one’s ears. A woman actually can wear a kilt since she has the intelligence to look beyond the label. A bystander doesn’t see a label anyway unless the skirt is being worn “wrong-side-out”. I must also say that most of my “womens” skirts have the zipper or buttons on the “mans” side. To some of you that must make them a “mans” skirt even though the label states otherwise.

I have worn skirts from the womens section for 20+ years without being labeled as a transvestite since I look & act like a man just as a women who wears jeans from the mens department isn’t being mistaken as being masculine. Even women in bib overalls aren’t viewed as transvestites. When women ask my wife why I’m wearing a skirt she usually comments that it is the same reason that they are wearing pants. FREEDOM OF CHOICE! How can pants be a male garment type when virtually every woman wears them? So some men wish to restrict their garment choices? You WILL spend the rest of your life explaining that it is a mans skirt while no one will believe you. Is that your view of the future?

May 29, 2010 at 11:53 am
(499) strikemaster says:

Dave, it’s only Your personal opinion. In ‘political correct’ regions people are lerned not to show what they think about others, especially taken as the weirdoes. It means that alot Your neighbours may think You’re transvestite but are afraid to show You their suspicions. You wear skirts more than 20 tears, have You got a number of followers?

May 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm
(500) Somedaysaskirt says:

I’m with you on that Strikemaster.
People say the nicest things to your face because they are hoping to stay sociable.
A world where there is no doubt as to a man’s red blooded leaning; with the solid establishment of male skirts providing widely recognised extra comfort, avopiding having to resort to female clothes for that comfort, is the world I want to live in.
It’s not a very complicated wish…is it?

May 30, 2010 at 10:34 am
(501) Dave says:

If you want the freedom of choice to choose from a wide variety of skirts, you will find that a male skirt will be exactly like one of the hundreds of female skirts already widely available. Manufacturers will probable just sew in a different label in much manner that food retailers add their own packaging. This is just the old milk is milk and a frozen turkey is a frozen turkey.

A history lesson might be beneficial. How did women get womens pants? They started wearing mens pants since pants were strictly a mans garment at that time. After enough of them were wearing pants the retailers started to see visions of piles of money. In other words the retailers reacted to an existing demand in the marketplace. At this time I simply do not see any significant demand for a mans skirt. Demand must precede supply just as it did for womens pants.

Yes, virtually every women in America today is a transvestite. Some don’t even rip off that famous Levi label that gives the waist & inseam of their mens jeans. One rather petite lady who complimented me on my choice of a skirt stated that she buys many of her clothes in the boys department since she likes the fit. You can have fashion freedom without being transgendered since that is not the same as being a transvestite. Mens clothes are uncomfortable unless your male parts are rather small. A skirt doesn’t bruise or bind a real mans body parts. Mens clothes are just plain boring. Being a transvestite just like every woman who has no problem whatsoever wearing her husbands clothes is a situation that I would prefer rather than being a restricted to trousers or paying an absurd amount for a skirt that had a label stating that it was made for a man. Since a skirt is a skirt is a skirt you are always running the chance of being a transvestite unless you show your label to EVERYONE that sees you. Some woman may be wearing a skirt just like yours but with a different label. Then you will be known as a transvestite anyhow. If being a transvestite gives me fashion freedom then that seems to be better than trouser slavery. Red blooded leaning? As a trained killer from the Viet Nam War days I think of myself as anything other than a pansy or a wimp. Good luck in getting those reasonably priced mens skirts. It’s but a dream. Don’t hold your breath on that one!

May 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm
(502) strikemaster says:

Dave, I respect Your choice. However I have to have label “men’s” on clothes I wear, just because transvestites aren’t tolerable in area where I live.

Dmeand for men’s skirts is very poor, so we have to continue discussions. It’s one of the methods to educate society why men should wear skirts.

May 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm
(503) mara says:

strikemaster + John 432;
Yes, demandis poor because of that men can’t decide what they want.
Talking about women’s and men’s skirts: Again, women’s skirt are not different. The hips are wider, of course so this women have to use a wider/bigger size. What it makes the difference that the teille is smaller and so you see the wider hips. The clue is that men have to use skirts for juniors (they’re going up to size 18), and there are no differences to men’s skirt.
Same skirts looking different on men and women, both tend to have an onw behavior, way to move and the way to stand.

Going with the last comment: It’s okay to educate the society, but men have to go with that! “Be the change you want to see” (M. Gandhi), and men have to be confident to go with that.

May 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm
(504) Somedaysaskirt says:

Unless the concept of male skirts gains a much wider popularity, men in womens’ skirts will always remain the domain of just a few.
More to the point, the likelihood of allowance of womens wear on males in a lot of circumstances other than leisure is doubtful.
We spend most of our time at work, when a skirt would be of greater comfort, especially if seated for lengthy periods at a desk.
How long do you think it will be before, shall we say, banks allow male employees to turn up in a woman’s skirt?
How long will it be for a male magistrate to attend a court hearing in a woman’s skirt?
If skirts are to be of equal use to pants for any man, a socially acceptable road of adoption has to be taken which doesn’t have any perceived undertones whatsoever of a cross dressing interest.
There has to be a man’s version of the woman’s skirt in order to make them ‘proper’ mens’ clothing. And for that to succeed will require support for the entrepreneurs who see a potential market in that field, across a few years of growth.
Any more discussion on this is just a repetitive game of words.
We have to stand by whatever we believe in.
I am.

May 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm
(505) la jupe says:

I like skirt. My girl friend too. I hope the day of skirt for men will be the norme. Have you look at the price of a kilt? Make kilt or some skirt like a kilt at lower price, some ting every one will be able to afford even if we do not werre that ofen. kilt are too expensive to be popular and good loking women skirt good for men are hard to find. keep speaking in good or in bad of skirt for men but keep speaking it will make it popular at lease it will be know that skirt for men is not a bad thing. Have a nice day guy in skirt and all other one to.

May 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm
(506) strikemaster says:

Somedaysaskirt I agree. I can’t see a bank manager allowing his male emploees to wear woman’s skiers, however I can imagine he gives a permission for kilts, utilikilts or sarongs at workplace like one German brewing company last year.
But if we want to populaze skirts for men, clothing industry must feel the demand. So it’s time to discuss our tactics.

May 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm
(507) Dave says:

Clothing doesn’t have a gender – only a size. Kilts are overpriced, unattractive & uncomfortable. Men aren’t going to take to them unless they are in Scotland. I would only wear such a garment if threatened at gunpoint. The clothing industry isn’t going to feel any demand for a non-existent product. Only one or two percent of women still wear skirts on a regular basis so why the homophobic hangup? If enough men follow the womens example of many years ago, change will occur. The cart before the horse? The chicken or the egg? Men first must wear skirts in large numbers. The market demand must exist first just as it did for womens pants. Those early skirts must come from the womens shelves just as the first women in pants wore the only pants tey could get – mens pants. When ten million men are wearing skirts the worlds businesses will take notice.

May 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm
(508) strikemaster says:

Dave, people are convinced clothes have a gender.

Dave said:
“Kilts are overpriced, unattractive & uncomfortable.”

It’s Your opinion.

“Men aren’t going to take to them unless they are in Scotland.”

Or works in German brevery. :)

“The clothing industry isn’t going to feel any demand for a non-existent product.”

Then why we’re talking about the skirts for men. If want to follow Your thoughts I shall give up.

“Only one or two percent of women still wear skirts on a regular basis so why the homophobic hangup?”

Because percentage of skirt wearing men is far less?

“If enough men follow the womens example of many years ago, change will occur.”

Problem is that men don’t follow.

“Men first must wear skirts in large numbers.”

So show us the method You want to achieve that goal.

“The market demand must exist first just as it did for womens pants.”

This is why I have my website and take a part in many discussions about the skirts for men.

“Those early skirts must come from the womens shelves just as the first women in pants wore the only pants tey could get – mens pants.”

Why? It seems women that worn men’s trousers firts were stronger than men or had nothing to loose because were lower category persons. Trousers were just symbol of their revolution but other demadns were more important. We fight only for skirts, not for suffrage and we have a lot to loose (job, family, friends for example).

“When ten million men are wearing skirts the worlds businesses will take notice.”

When it will happen? Have You read the link from 1976. Notice we have 2010 now and almost nothing has changed. Imagine that somebody will use this Cynthia’s comment board as an argument for skirts for men
…in 2045.

May 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm
(509) la jupe says:

If kilt are not nice do not wear them. If kilt are at lower price may be more men will wear a kilt. And if more kilt are made it may generate different type of kilt and somme will just finish to look like unisex skirt. Pocket and zipper in front a litel bit longer. If you have to go for a pi with a women skirt most of the time the zipper is to short.You have to lift up the skirt and it his not nice when you go to a man pi place.have a nice day.

May 31, 2010 at 11:17 pm
(510) KeithCD says:

I am glad I came across this particular poll and question. I want to add my opinion,

First off, I agree that way back when in days of Rome when men wore what they did.

It may very well have taken years for the social evolution to “allow” women to wear pants as the equality issues came to the mainstream discussions.

I read comments in here that some males felt that a crossdressing male was or “tries to pass as a female, So why dont they get the sugery and go on with life” ,,, That right there is there attitude that keeps the social majority blinded and not thinking for themself, and realizing that whatever someone else chooses to do as long as its legal should be of no concern for others to try and place their judgmental and narrow minded attitude out there on forums such as this with the intention of making their “opinion” sound like it is and should be the way of thinking for all of society. I really wish I was the guys neighbor and knew how he feels, I would make a point of finding a dress, a skirt, breast forms and all and dress up and walk past the guys house all day long. Just to rash his a**. A person with sarcastic, judgmental, narrowminded, “my way or the hiway” attitude is or should be a far bigger concern to those of us that are still unsure of the wearing of skirts in public by men, than the mere issue of having to get used to the looks or the laughing. The comment I refer to, I wish I would have got the comment number, is far outshadowed but the unanimous show of support by men and women. I have to say I was surprised to see as much support for men in skirts by the female population. Thank you for being accepting and non-judgmental. As for the narrowminded judgmental folks, If only they could be sent somewhere with lots of sand and nothing to do but try and hide in it,,,,,, Hmmm,, if only….

June 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm
(511) william says:

this is passe at this point. 3/4 of the men in the rest of the world wear skirts daily. Also what about that fashion mlvement oh 25 years ago called the new romantics? I was wearing skirts and combats in 1985. Get over it alrewady

June 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(512) strikemaster says:

Fortunately I’m not a fashion trends follower, William. :)

June 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm
(513) Mandy sometimes says:

I’m a Streight guy that loves to wear Denim Mini’s & other womens attire.
What has been said in the above posts I totalyagree with.
Mens clothing is so bland & boring, I love shopping for Mandy.

Its a shame that society of today wont take there heads from out of there A#£es & realise that we live in a society of being equal, If women want to wear pants, whats wrong with us guys wearing skirts ect?

June 1, 2010 at 8:54 pm
(514) martinus says:

Mandy, nothing is wrong (and you are right)……only for people which are not narrow-minded.
For all others it seems that the world is spinning the opposite way – they never will be able to understand that actually the change is a part of the life.

June 2, 2010 at 11:14 am
(515) Davy says:

Recently I heard an amusing comment that I think sheds light on what men are up against in society. I had just come out of a convenience store and two women (wearing pants) had noticed me and were presumably making snide remarks to each other. One of them said “Now I wonder which restroom he goes into when dressed like that?” I very calmly turned around, went over to them and asked them which restroom they used when they were wearing pants? They snorted and stormed off without answering my question. I hope I gave them something to think about.

June 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm
(516) jeanfor says:

Davy, this was a very good question…..

I think it is important for the men who wear skirts to make it attractive to other men by looking masculine. Now I am not saying that if you want to cross-dress or have a more feminine look it is wrong, but we need to be good ambassadors and tell other men that they can wear a skirt but still look like men. That skirt may be a man skirt or a woman skirt, kilt like, camo, long or short. As far as length, I like just knee length for a formal look, for a casual look I like 2 to 3 inches above the knee up to mid thigh, shorter is too short.

June 2, 2010 at 8:18 pm
(517) martinus says:

jeanfor; To continue your sentence about ambassadors, yes tell men that a skirt isn’t just for women because it’s originally a men’s garment. But much more important is to show up in skirts, imagination and reality. But when see that is reality they will follow easier than words.

June 3, 2010 at 4:32 am
(518) strikemaster says:

Oh, really? Than we have millions of followers at this time, I guess. No, other men just treat You as a crossdresser or funny wierdo and don’t want to follow because they don’t know why You’re clothed this way.

Mandy sometimes, if You want to look like a woman, just pu some pants on.

June 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm
(519) christine says:

I must support martinus. Most men just following the herd, most do not think what they wear, just follow others, blindly.
Imagination and men in case of dressing? Just go in a men’s department store!

June 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm
(520) Charles says:

Two or three years ago I was living for a few months in a Washington D.C. suburb. I wore skirts at least 90% of the time, everywhere -churches, shopping, long distance walking (up to 7 to 10 miles in a day. I saw plenty of law officers of various departments pass me by. I even went up to a couple of cops to ask some questions. Nobody EVER hassled me or was rude, and I was not trying to pass as a woman. I just love the freedom feeling of wearing a skirt. I think the type of environment one is in has a lot to do with safey or acceptance. A place where t6here are a lot of different cultures mingling and there are some big colleges/universities are probably best.


June 4, 2010 at 11:44 am
(521) Dave says:

I think that most women who began to wear pants years ago, mens pants since that was all that were available, were probably labeled as cross-dressers and/or a “funny weirdos”. Men had a difficult time accepting a women wearing pants back then. Now I’m not surprised that men are having a difficult time accepting a man wearing a skirt. It just seems as if men have a difficult time accepting change. Fashion will evolve whether men grant their stamp of approval or not. A tiny label in a skirt isn’t going to address the issue of resistance to change. I have received hundreds of compliments from women about my dresses or skirts but only a small number from men. The “redneck” mentality isn’t going to change overnight nor will it keep many of us guys from wearing a comfortable dress or skirt. I don’t need anyone’s approval other than my wife nor do I really care what they think about any of my decisions, be those religious, political or fashion related. There are many men who are just plain gutless with no imagination. I certainly do not yield to their thoughts.

June 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm
(522) strikemaster says:

Dave wrote:
“Men had a difficult time accepting a women wearing pants back then.”

“I’m not surprised that men are having a difficult time accepting a man wearing a skirt.”

I’m surprised that both men and women have problems caused only by men.

“There are many men who are just plain gutless with no imagination.”

And they are able to destroy Your life.

Dave, I’m just trying to find out ways to fasten the change. It’s clear that wearing skirts by men in public doesn’t work and we should change our strategy.

June 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm
(523) martinus says:

strikemaster; I wouldn’t say that men wearing skirts in public doesn’t work – it work’s but it is somehow “normal”, missing the excitement that men going a new way of dressing.
A new strategy? What kind of strategy? First we should find the goal what men want to reach – I don’t know where to start.

June 4, 2010 at 11:49 pm
(524) Dave says:

I don’t know what you remember from the 1940s & 1950s; however, I recall that it was not women complaining about what other women were wearing. It was MEN who seemed to think that a woman in pants should be in a mental hospital. No, hypocrites aren’t going to destroy your life unless you give them the power to do so. I really don’t care what other men are wearing. Let them wear pants since I frankly don’t give a damn what they do. Men are seemingly blind to the fact that pants are shared with women. Men believe that skirts can’t be shared with women in a similar manner. Most men will never enjoy the freedom of a skirt or a dress. I couldn’t care less if they die in pants.

June 5, 2010 at 4:34 am
(525) strikemaster says:

Dave, I can’t remember the ’70s, maybe because I was born in late ’70? :)
It’s fact that men were against women in trousers, they defended their privilege. It’s not surprising. Now we have men fighting against men’s rights. They are men too, so they fight against theirselves, isn’t it strange?

Dave wrote:
“No, hypocrites aren’t going to destroy your life unless you give them the power to do so”.

It depends of area You live. SOme of us live outside the major US cities, where attitude to skirted men is much worse.

Martinus, we have almost no followers, so it means methods we used to use are unadequate. I repeat, You can’t see reactions against Your skirts not because folks like it nor understand Your reasons. People are just teached not to show what they think about You.

Yes, we should find the goal. I know we have different goals, some of us want kilts, other skirts from women’s departments, tights etc., so some minimum is hardly needed. Women in trousers were well organized in the past, we must apply the same methods.

June 5, 2010 at 7:07 am
(526) jeanfor says:

I think the problem resides in the fact that men are very coward not like women who are gutsy. In that women are far superior to us

June 5, 2010 at 7:39 am
(527) Mark says:

Honestly -
I will take the women in mens lives to bring skirtds to them and show the men they would like to see the men in skirted freedom.
No matter how you look at it – women really run our society, be it in the background in many ways but they really do run the show.

June 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm
(528) John432 says:

Indeed Mark, women have been more emancipated than one thinks for ages. I.e. the Kathar women were running their own businesses. In the 14th century the women ran home economics and were the ones capable of handling various languages like Latin and Greek. They could write, something the men needed priests for.
Women have been tunning men’s lifes for ages and right now the are some who think they don’t need men. They will do anything to discredit men, amongs others means of expressing one individuality.

Dave: the time when women were considered mentall cases for wearing trousers was the late 19th century early 20th century after psychiatrist Binet living in Nice, France, stated that dressing in garemnst of the other gender was a psychological disorder. Later Jung followed suit. His research was beased on the lining of his pockets.
In the late ’50, early 60 when it became fashion for women to wear trousers after YSL launched at the catwalk the suit for women in I believe 1958. It was only a matter of 1 to 2 years before it was commonly accepted. Right now we have various generations who do not otherwise. Same like the fact that as I indicated previously, men would be wearing in rural areas still skirts late 19th century; they even had a special one in order to attend church.

June 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm
(529) martinus says:

Strikemaster; I understand, but to go with applying same methods like women we need men which are not cowards (jeanfor) and they should know the goal – be free from selfmade restrictions about self-created dressing roles which are really concerns for now.

June 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm
(530) strikemaster says:

So we should designate our goals now. Also I don’t agree men are cowardly. Notice women fought against opposite sex, we’re fighting mainly against numerous representants of our sex. It’s a civil war.

June 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm
(531) John432 says:

For those capable of handling the French language:

June 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(532) John432 says:
June 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(533) maertinus says:

Okay, srikemaster, your’e right – we fighting against represetants of our sex – and where does the restrictions come from.
I still believe when somebody can’t or will not change in mind or clothes (or not able to do so) they are somehow
cowards because thinking of a change means also going toward women (I don’t want to say “femulating”) and to say frankly “I am staying with that” is the truly the hardest point. And that could be meaning, in average understanding of course, that men are not any more so “strong” (which is nonsense), and that is like a confession for a lot of men.

Again, I do not say with this, that skirts are feminine, but women wore skirts primarely in the past 180 years, not the men.
Okay then, where to begin, to set or designate goals first?

June 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm
(534) strikemaster says:

Martinus, notice that we suffer from the reminiscence of stereotypes still telling us that men are better beings than women. It means woman in male’s clothes is strong and selfconvinced. A man in woman’s garment is just silly. It’s stupid, but a lot of people “think” it’s true even in 21st century. So, our main goal should be defeminisation of a skirt. Skirts became a fetish and we have to stop that craze.
will be continued…

June 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm
(535) strikemaster says:

The discussions about skirts for men proceed on fashion blogs and a little closed places like SkirtCafe. Do You think “ordinary” man have got a will and time to read our posts? IMO they don’t read, so don’t know the reasons, options of male’s skirts offered already (and know totally nothing about men in women’s skirts).
We should move the discussions from the fashion to the reasons (health, comfort, history, future, whatever You like), closer to the mainstream. How can we achieve that? Easiest method is the Internet, we are outside the TV stations, we aren’t celebs so the Net should be our “tube”.
Second way is to force WHO, medical research institutes and other health care organisations. They should show us their statement. I don’t want to suffer prostate cancer just because some MD’s don’t like men in skirts and other are afraid to show what they know.
The third method should be directed to (or against) the clothing industry, but there must be more men wanting to wear skirts.
If You know better methods I’m waiting for suggestions.

June 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm
(536) John432 says:

I guess thatthe persons to bring it as acceptable are the fashion repprters. Biggest problem there is that most are either women or gay. Neither are good spokepersons for the cause. so what else?

June 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm
(537) SkirtedDave says:

I do have to wonder that the idea that men are better than women and therefore any man lowers him self if he does anything feminine, whilst a woman improves her self is propagated by women. It may sound silly, but it is to the advantage of women.

By making out that you are inferior, has many advantages. For one thing it means that women can copy men’s clothing style, but protect their own. If men object, then they are being sexist, but if a man dresses in female style clothing, they are lowering them selves and worthless men. This will have the effect of not only putting on pier pressure from other men, but also, will discourage women for allowing their men from wearing anything like a skirt, as it will be seen as not only lowering the man’s status but the woman’s as well.

June 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm
(538) Davy says:


I don’t specifically try to look “feminine. On the incident I referred to in #515 I had on men’s shoes, a t-shirt, no jewelry, makeup, etc. etc. Now I am not sure I know what anybody means by a “woman’s skirt”, as it would seem that most people view all skirts as being “woman’s”. The skirt I was wearing was a bit frilly and ruffily; does that make it a “woman’s” skirt?

June 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm
(539) Dave7 says:

So, I was wondering from those guys that do already wear the skirts if you could give some pointers, such as the sizes. I have no clue how women sizes work, I wear a 32 in men’s all I can tell you.

Also, has anyone purchased from American Eagle and know if the quality is the same as mens’?

June 9, 2010 at 8:00 am
(540) Dave says:

Men still think that they should wear pants. Like a bucket over their head so they are not aware that pants are far more popular with women than skirts or dresses. They are in denial of the obvious. If you are a man the reality is that women are gender blind when it comes to clothing. It is just fabric sewn in some manner. Men just don’t get it. They have this fear that they will be impotent or become homosexual if they were to wear a skirt. Do women become lesbians just because they wear a mans shirt or a pair of mans jeans?

Sizing? As I guy who has worn skirts since the last decade of the last century I have learned that sizes are essentially meaningless. I have a size 12 miniskirt that has a larger waist than a size 18 miniskirt that I have. In the store use a dressing room or take a garment that fits or take a cloth tape. Ordering online please use the size charts. For example, Old Navy runs larger than most brands. Quality runs with the brand. Sloppy workmanship generally covers the brand no matter what.
Guys usually should start with junior charts then go to misses unless you have some real large numbers to deal with. Most size charts are in inches, so relax & enjoy.

June 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm
(541) strikemaster says:

John432, wrong answer. If skirts for men was connected to fashion trend it won’t catch on. One of first our tasks is to break the connections between skirted men and fashion, gay etc.
What else? Ordinary men wearing skirts for other reasons than sexual orientation or catwalk reports. Now I can see it’s very hard to achieve, so I’m loosing belief men will be allowed to wear skirted garment in near (and propably far too) future. We, men rather die from diseases than will put off our most feminine clothes, the trousers.

June 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm
(542) martinus says:

Does it matter for what reason a man will wear a skirt? I don’t think so, and it is not so important what causes the begin of men’ skirt-movement.
strikemaster; It is correct that women wore pants before men, and they carried on the skirt for us, too. Most men don’t want to see that issue, seeing only what the herd is doing (bucket over the head).
Recommendation: Let’s go together, find somebody (male) who’s wearing a skirt and go public. Invite TV, radio and newspaper – they will love to report, especially in the time during the summer-month. Go to one of the frequent websites to change address, and after the first meeting continue that as often as possible. Then, we do not have to write so much words about, let the publicity going on with that.

June 10, 2010 at 2:32 am
(543) Somedaysaskirt says:

The problem with media reporting is that they tend to treat anything that’s strange to them as a light hearted joke. It all comes down to that reporter’s own views, not the public’s, and then he/she invites criticisms and responses by folk passing in the street, some of which will be negative for balanced reporting until the reader has lost interest altogether.
I think the future needs to be in the hands of those who support the idea, not those out to make a quick buck from it.
One or two celebs in skirts probably won’t be taken notice of much…their antics are usually a world apart from ordinary guys. Needs to be members of the general public. And with that we’re back to the level of local freebie rags as the communication tool. Maybe that’s the way. Several thousand photos sent to several thousand local free newspapers in the same week. That sort of epidemic does sometimes get into the mainstream news offices.

June 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm
(544) strikemaster says:

Yes Martinus, it matters most. People if don’t know the reasons start to imagine. Next they are afraid their own fantasmagoria.
Also it’s very impotrant to rush the skirted men movement. Argument that trousers are boring and fashion designers show male models in skirts misses totally needs of men. Most men don’t want to be fashionable, don’t know what is going on the catwalk. They look for comfortable clothes allowing to be a part of the crowd (in opposition to Your expectations). Also notice the fashin is still changing, so male’s skirts trend could survive one or two seasons and disappear next. I’m talking about allowing men to wear skirts INSTEAD trousers without generation a panic strikes in the area.
To achieve that education has primary role. People must know skirts are originally for men, are comfortable and males should ear these for some medical reasons.
Back to the methods, MArtinus, notice the talk shows primary role is to show spectators most weird things they have ever seen. IMO man is skirt could be totally dumped to increase show’s viewership.
Somedaysaskirt, Your method could work, but we must increase out number first.
We have the only one massmedia we can use now – Internet. We are the reporters here, so we are able to show the readers our demand and arguments. The topic is present on the columns about fashion only (women’s fashion for instance :D ), why not start the discussion on the columns about the social problems?

June 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm
(545) John432 says:

The otrher day I was confronted with a new phenomina, being a member of a group with which I had a meeting, who was wearing a flamboyant tie. He indicated that whilst searching for a new tie he couldn’t find anything appealing. By chance he walked into the ladies department and found that tie there. Both departments are at the same floor in that store.

Strikemaster, as I tried to point out, the members of the press needed to gain momentum are the more serious typees, not the ones who just point out a trend for a season with their own bias etc. The french broadcast posted is in that respect more serious. One of the arguments used by the wearers was comfort so I wouldn’t be surprised to see men in skirts on m y next trip to France, especially in Nimes where there is a specific shop catering men skirts.

June 11, 2010 at 7:05 am
(546) Somedaysaskirt says:

I’ve started a new website here:


You might not agree totally with my wordage, but it’s the way I see things.

How might we expand upon our own websites to gain a higher volume of communication?

June 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm
(547) strikemaster says:

Good work, Somedaysaskirt. I can’t do it better. I think is the best way to show our demand (even I prefer kilts, but not traditional, woolish). I’m waiting for more activity that kind through the Web.

June 12, 2010 at 7:47 am
(548) Mandy sometimes says:

I Love your Webpage Somedaysaskirt, I hope more will visit.

June 12, 2010 at 9:58 am
(549) martinus says:

Great work – should be in ALL people’s computer as a pop up screen. Seriously, you did a great work with that.

June 12, 2010 at 11:06 am
(550) Dave says:

My only issue is the following comment:

“Our hips and waists are usually virtually indistinguishable, so wearing female clothing meant for hourglass curves is not our ideal.”

Very few items of female clothing are meant for the hourglass curves that you reference. There is far more variety of sizing available in the female sections of retail than there will probably ever be on the male side. Most of it deals with chest to waist to hip ratios. That is why there are petite, petite plus. tall, womens, womens plus, juniors, juniors plus, youth, girls, girls plus, misses, etc. Right now you can buy a denim skirt with the zipper opening to the right with seven pockets and a belt. About as masculine as you would ever hope to find. I own a few of these. Remember that not every woman looks like a Playboy magazine model. Some are so flat chested that my wife remarked that a certain lady needed a sign saying, “This side up”. Some women are honestly nearly indistinguishable from a man. That is why retail currently makes so many different size classes available. My guess that one of the dozen or so size classes would fit a guy perfectly. My skirts fit me perfectly. Guys don’t need to buy a skirt with lace or some funky pattern if they don’t care to do so. Guys are capable of making a choice? Trying to inject a gender issue into a garment may well label a guy as a hypocrite. Just buy your size in a garment that fits you. You can do that right now. Whatever you pick, even the so called mans kilt certainly won’t keep a woman somewhere from wearing it. Haven’t you ever heard of the “mens wear look” in womens clothing?

Guys just need to stop sounding like a bunch of idiots.

June 13, 2010 at 11:54 am
(551) martinus says:

No, I never heard “Men’s wear Look” because all what men can wear is already used by women – and it looks good on them.
I do not have problems with some “women’s” skirts because larger “Junior” sizes always fitting – and he next, I let my wife finding out what’s the best size on me. It works very well.

June 15, 2010 at 9:18 am
(552) breanna says:

Nice to have a wife picking the right size of your skirts. Does she choose also pattern, fabric, colors for you?

June 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm
(553) martinus says:

breanne> NO! But I always get very good assistance from her. Would you do the same?

June 16, 2010 at 10:31 am
(554) Dave says:

Wives absolutely must be comfortable with their spouses clothing choices. If you wife approves of your clothing choices the opinions of others isn’t a major obstacle since you know that you can’t please everyone all of the time. The importance of the wife’s opinion simply can’t be over estimated. Yes, I would rather not see my wife in jeans on a regular basis; however, she must have total freedom of garment choice if I am to be allowed to have total freedom of garment choice. The problem really is that there are many women who want to wear anything and everything while insisting that their husbands wear pants rather than enjoy a freedom equal to theirs. Men simply must eliminate the “I can wear whatever I want because I am a woman. You can’t because you are a man.” Sexism MUST be eliminated. If we can ever manage to educate every wife in every marriage then we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

June 17, 2010 at 11:50 am
(555) breanna says:

Dave, it is a problem of our society. Any kind of restriction came from men for men!
It does not mean that women can wear whatever they want, no, we are always under pressure to be right dressed for all kind of different occasions.
I don’t care when men wearing skirts or want to wear it, but please under same conditions we have to follow – except causal.
But, and that’s the point: We have to wear skirts for some events – men don’t. If that is removed than we’re talking about dressing equality.

June 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm
(556) strikemaster says:

Breanna, the only occasion when woman is forced to wear skirted garment is her wedding n fact. All female’s formal dressing include a choice between skirt and trousers.

June 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm
(557) breanna says:

It isn’t so simple like you think. Some courts and companies demanding skirts for women. Yes, a bride is usally dressed in a skirted garment, but I already saw two time that the groom was dressed one time in a skirt and a kilt.
Anyway, I hope that time changs, too. I support the movement for men in skirts as well as women’s free dressing on formal events.

June 18, 2010 at 9:42 am
(558) John432 says:

Breanna, indeed one can see from time to time that a woman will appear in trouser at het wedding. The forum was about the question whether it is weird ofr wonderfull to see a man in a skirt and the question has evolved to the equality of rights. One could say that the womens lib movement has done a lot already and I giuess that going to court in trousers as a woman won’t pose as much of a problem in a metropolitan area, but could do so in rural area’s, which as the additional problem the peer pressure of the surrounding where you stay. Hence yes in genaral you are right, it’s up to you te decide if you want to act as is required of you by others or do you want to show your individuality. The last uis no problem in NYC but is so in the Riuf mountains of Marocco.

June 18, 2010 at 10:09 am
(559) breanna says:

Correct, back to the question above. No, it is not weird when men wearing skirts. In case of “wonderful” – I would say the same I do for women, too: If the guy wear it with pride and has an overall fitting outfit, YES. I personally don’t like a nice skirt on men worn together with huge boots, this kind of shoes will destroy the elegnce of a skirt. But that’s my opinion.

June 18, 2010 at 11:28 am
(560) strikemaster says:

Breanna, yes, women have some formal restrictions, in some corporations too strict, unlike male stuff. Men are free to choose if they want to wear grey or dark grey tie.

June 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm
(561) Harry says:

I’m sorry but kilts and skirts are a totally different thing, real men where kilts and do manly man things like tossing caber’s and if you found a Scot in the woods with a chainsaw he certainly would be too manly to be wearing chainsaw trousers as a kilt would provide adequate and downright comfortable protection:)

June 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
(562) strikemaster says:

I’m sorry, but kilt is just kind of skirts. And of course that skirt (like many other) is manly. I said the reasons why skirts are better for men in my previous posts, so if You want to know, just read.

June 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm
(563) John432 says:

Like Strikemasters says, a kilt is a skirt but a wrap around skirt, one model for all. Other skirts have various models and lengths and thus variation. As Breanna wrote, huge (combat) boots destroy the look. But it is also a matter of what is worn with it further. A T-shirt, jacket and tie (available in more colors than black and gray)? Some time ago I tried the combination of brown loavers, kneehigh socks, maroon colored slightly A-lined skirt, tweed jacket with shirt and tie. In my humble opinion a combination with elegance, but still manly.

June 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm
(564) Somedaysaskirt says:

Only an idiot would use a chainsaw in a kilt. I have a friend who owns and works a large sustainable forest and wears kilts – but NOT whilst brandishing a chainsaw.
A kilt, as Strikemaster says, is a skirted garment, so is therefore a skirt of a type worn by men, but the Scots have their proud traditions, and calling a kilt a skirt would never be tolerated. It doesn’t matter what it’s called really. A man’s shirt is not a blouse, but does the same thing. It’s a pointless argument. I see the kilt as a skirt or a kilt and if we are to get so sensitive about a mere word we might as well forget the whole idea of a man wearing something without legs attached.
By the way, I pulled my ‘uniskirt’ website as some joker with less brains than an omelette thought it a larf to dump a virus in it which my system picked up on. This is the kind of crap we are up against, and, not wishing to teach anyone to suck eggs, I would advise all who search out skirted men articles to have good virus blockades in place.
But thanks to all who thought my short-lived efforts of interest.
The keyboards video Interplay is still on youtube though as it’s getting a few hits.

June 19, 2010 at 8:01 am
(565) strikemaster says:

Somedaysaskirt, it was very good website, whay have You given up? You can start it on another server, when anti-virus blockades work better. Going one step forward and next two steps back is not a good way to popularisation of men’s skirts.

June 19, 2010 at 8:14 am
(566) strikemaster says:

There are many websites with men in skirts through Internet, but, unfortunately most of those are about fashion designers and male models in skirts. Do You think, outfits shown on catwalk can be used as an everyday dressing? I think not. Also articles about fashion aren’t to show the reasons, why men should wear skirts. Only a few websites have got an educational value. How do You want to inform people about the reasons? By telepathy?
There’s a strong need to show our demand by creating websites, otherwise we loose another opportunity.

June 19, 2010 at 10:51 am
(567) whynotaskirt says:

the one who put a virus in the site of sommedaysaskirt must have a brain with the same number of cel as an egg (one). keep going and speaking in good or bad will popularise the fack that a skirt is juste a peace of cloting.A skirt is more confortable than trousser. Y hpoe one day it will be more popularise by tv and movie.

June 19, 2010 at 11:04 am
(568) Somedaysaskirt says:

I’ll give it another stab when I get time.

June 19, 2010 at 11:28 am
(569) strikemaster says:

Whynotaskirt, an egg has no brain cells at all. :)

Whynotaskirt said:
“Y hpoe one day it will be more popularise by tv and movie.”

Why don’t You want to take a part in this process?

June 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm
(570) whynotaskirt says:

Je fais mon possible pour supporter la jupe pour homme. Je peux faire des erreurs en englais, pardonner moi pour cela. Je supporte entierement l’idée que l’homme devrait pouvoir porter une jupe. Peut importe le style de jupe. Cependant je ne crois pas que les hommes devraient commencer par des jupes ultra feminine. Si c’est une jupe qui a de la classe et de la sobriété cela devrais etre plus acceptable ou plus facille a populariser. Une jupe ultra feminine feras passer une homme pour un travesti ou quelqu’un de deranger voir idiote.
Je fais ce que je peux pour populariser la jupe pour homme et non ce que je veux,car je travail dans l’enseignemens primaire d’un milieux rural. Je tien a garder mon emplois.Cependant a la maison avec ma compagne j’en porte et elle trouve que cela me vas bien. Elle prend la même grandeur que moi 14 ans,sauf que moi je fais 6 pieds 1 et 190 livres. Elle trouve que ca me vas mieux qu a elle.
J’espere qu’un jour on en verras plus d’homme en jupe, et que cela seras normal. Je visite ce site régulierement pour voir ce qui ce dit et en apprendre sur ce qui ce fait pour promouvoir la jupe pour hommes. Passer une bonne semaine.bye bye

June 21, 2010 at 9:53 am
(571) Dave says:

Say What?

June 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm
(572) John432 says:

Whynot a skirt text is on short:
I like to wear a skirt and would like to promote it. I apoligise for my English.
Ultra feminimne skirts will make you a transvestite or an idiot. A classy skirt will assist in promoting skirts for men.
I would like to promote the skirt for men but as I live in a rural area and have to consider my job, I will only wear one at home. I have the support of my wife, who thinks it suits me better than her eventough we have the same posture.
I hope that skirts for men will become acceptable and normal.
I visit this site regularly in order to see what is said and learn how the skirt for men is promoted.
Have a nice week.”

In the meantime I have looked at what is shown on the actwalk as mens fashion for the summer of 2011. Up to this m oment no skirts.

June 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm
(573) strikemaster says:

Whynotaskirt, I don’t speak French so answer You in English.

I noticed You think that wearing skirts by men in public is the main (or maybe only) way to promote idea of men’s skirts. Am I right?
It’s not true. Public skirting could work only in areas where men in skirts are acceptable. It is a sign so may generate followers. Unlike in major European an US cities, in other regions skirts for men aren’t acceptable in that level, so this method doesn’t work. Uneducated people don’t know the reasons, even don’t want to know. It’s very scary for them to see things the havent seen before and don’t know why it happens. Fear causes aggression as a strategy of defense.
It’s why I’m telling You: education first. My must show the society clearly why we do wearing skirts and why skirt is better than trousers. Also thete’s lack of men’s skirts in stores. Retailers are convinced (I don’t know if they’re right?) skirts for men won’t sell. So our task is to sign there’s demand. How we can do it? We can’t enter a TV station newsroom. However Internet is the place where we are the journalists. Women had not got that opportunity when fighting for restore trousers in their wardrobe. So, why not another website describin Your point of view, even in French?

John 432, are You surprised? Now, after a couple of years of showing male models is skirts, fashion have changed. Now is time for trousers I guess?
So You can see why I said we should not relay of the fashion creators. IWe must separate skirts for men from any trends. I know a lot of arguments for skirts but fashion isn’t included.

June 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm
(574) John432 says:

Strikemaster, sorry no 2nd guess :-) as there is no need.

June 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm
(575) whynotaskirt says:

Thank John 432. you make a good translation of my opinion. Yes, I support totaly the skirt for men. No, I do not belive the only way to promate skirt is wearing it. If y visit this site is to encourage people on that mater.And if more people speak about men in skirt the subjet one day maybe so popular that some one may go with it. And if it happen it may make a big snowball. We never know.
Here in canada we have a place in Britih columbia who make kilt but to expensive. A way to expensive I will Pay up to one hundred but not tow undred. If one day i find a kilt that is affordable i will give a try on the stret.Belive in it and it will happen. ByeBye

June 22, 2010 at 9:33 am
(576) strikemaster says:

John 432, You’re wrong. There’s a need but no demand. :)

June 23, 2010 at 10:29 am
(577) Dave says:

I just bought a great looking skirt for four dollars. Zipper pockets. Belt loops. Even a loop to carry a hammer & a deep pocket for a tape measure. In the womens department. Anyone who wants to wear a skirt has hundreds to choose from right now. Personally I would rather wear pants than one of those ugly, uncomfortable, mega-expensive “mans” kilts. A skirt is a skirt. The fabrics & styles are already available.

Who wants to spend the rest of their life explaining the difference between mens skirts & womens skirts when most of the wearers or most of the general population doesn’t give a damn one way or the other?

June 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm
(578) martinus says:

John 432, the summer collections 2011 are not done yet. Winter 2010/2011 has some skirts for men: http://jhonsantosfashionspot.blogspot.com/2010/01/givenchy-menswear-fall-winter-20102011.html

June 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm
(579) John432 says:

whynotaskirt: je vous empris. Maintenant j’ai compris pourquoi j’ai eu des problemes avec quelques mots, c’est Quebequois. Maintenant je depart a le departement Gard en France parceque je veux visiter une magazine a Nimes ou on vendre des jupes.

Strikemaster, all I meant was that upto that moment there were only trousers shown, hence no need for taking a second guess.

Martinus, I’ll check it out.

June 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm
(580) John432 says:

Maretinus, I just checked via GQ magazine, nothing for next year.

June 24, 2010 at 10:15 am
(581) martinus says:

I know, it is not there yet. It takes time because the presentations starting at end of June every year.
Check out: http://newmalefashion.blogspot.com/ and scroll down, there are some new styles. Again, next year there are going more for dresses (tunics).
I am fine with my skirts, but it seems that those people integrating men’s fashion in a regular program.

June 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm
(582) mara says:

Hi Guys;
Today I visited a Greek Festival and I saw several hundred men and boys skirted – not just their traditional “Sunday”-dress (Fustanella), white skirt and white socks. There were a lot of black skirts with white shirts, for men and boys, just little bit longer (mid of knee-length) and again!!!! no one of your pants-wearer can compete with them!!! There was a visible elegance and you could feel the pride of all skirt wearer.
Women wore their mid calf-length dresses, and all was like in a complete different world — just amazing.

June 28, 2010 at 6:05 am
(583) John432 says:

Martinus, after having looked at the pictures, I must say, there are differences in taste and one never knows what may appeal to one and to the other. Thanks Heaven.
The last few days I drove some 1600 miles (two days drive) in order to do some maintenance to my cottage down south. Most of it skirted. Extrfemely comfortable in comaprison to driving in trousers.
Mara, there is still a bit of a difference between a fistival where dressing up is the essence and ordinairy daily life. Maybe if peopole woul;d start enjoying life more and would let it become a festival instead of a ratrace…

June 28, 2010 at 6:34 am
(584) John432 says:

Martinus, after my last message I checked via Vogue and GQmagazine the updates in respect of the fashionshows in Paris. Only JP Gaultier and R Ownes have a few skirts in their mens collection for spring summer 2011. Eventholugh I do wonder whether the fashion shown by R. Owen would suits the summer season, but in all not my cup of tea.

June 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm
(585) strikemaster says:

Look at the poll’s results. I can see sexism is still raging through the Web. Some people aren’t capable to know that restricting availability of the original male’s garment to women only in unfair and causes medical effects as well as that we are the second class citizens. Women have right to wear whatever they want, but it’s not all. It seems that women have right to decide for us what we should wear. It’s happening because women feel they’re a fashion specialists unlike men. So they are going to tell us what we should do. Think about that. Maybe You re-think Your strategy. IMO we can’t spread men’s skirts by fashion even some of you likes designer’s outfits, we should use anti-discrimination arguments and spread the truth about comfort, health and history through the Web.
As I said in one of my posts (I can’t remember if it was on this comment board?), health, comfort, heritage and equality of the sexes should not be a fashion trends.

June 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm
(586) strikemaster says:

Should not be the fashion trends. Sorry for mistake.
As I said, it’s not a fashion, it’s a question about human’s rights. Yes, we, men are humans unlike some of the visitors mind!
We have the right to comfort clothes, our heritage (manly heritage, not only the Scotts wore skirted garments), health and freedom!
Talking about the fashion causes if some don’t like pic of model wearing skirted outfit, thinks men are ugly in skirts. Yes, maybe some of us are ugly in skirts, the same like some women look bad in their clothes, but it doesn’t mean women aren’t allowed to wear that.
So, I recommend to start (or restart like Somedaysaskirt) many websites to scream out our demand.

June 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(587) John432 says:

Strikemaster: if a slkirt for men would be preented on the catwalk it would make liufe more easy, as trousers for woemen were presenten in the late 50′s on the catwalk. What I do notice is that the participants on this and other fora are mostly of the second age (to use a French expression), hence so busy with afshion in general as they have found their way about.
In order to popluarise the skirt for men, it would require interest with the first age group. So how can they be reached?

June 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm
(588) strikemaster says:

There are some differences. Watching fashion shows have stereotypical feminine connotations. Altough You may think it is only an expression of sexism, my experience confirms strong connections between sex and fashion engagement. It means skirted male models may work through women, however men are the main opposition against male’s skirts. Catwalk doesn’t work in that case, but websites about equality of the sexes can. Men that are against, must realize they fight against themselves. Against their own rights.

June 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(589) Somedaysaskirt says:

Websites are only picked up by those already aspiring to wear skirts (or already wearing them). It’s like preaching to the converted – rather pointless. How many men want to look up websites about wearing skirts? Not many I reckon. They do help with anyone at ‘entry level’ to the idea, and needing encouragement, but to the general mass, which is where adoption of skirts will matter most to seriously address employment clothing equalities, there needs to be a more effective promotional avenue.
Fashion is not it, as has already been said. Fashion flies above the heads of most men as so much arty farty dandy-ism. This is the real world. The problem as I see it is getting the image of a skirted man across as being quite boring, as are pants. It’s importantly the comfort that is for sale, not the fancy fabrics and designs – that comes later. Much later. If we can just get skirts in the public arena without guys getting phobias about looking effeminate, then it’s most of the battle won.

June 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm
(590) strikemaster says:

I think more men can pisc up a website about than watch the fashion show. Are You agree there must be some places showing our demand? I know there’s Bobclops site, kiltmen.com, but should be more, much more.
All more effective ways need a clothing industry to be engaged in, unfortunately it won’t happen this decade. Look at the H&M. They’ve done a skort (so denied advantages of a skirt) looks like a christian school uniform and callet it kilt (to annoy the Scotsmen?) and finally have withdrawn after some articles signed with their logo.
We haven’t got better ways than websites with educational values at this time.

June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm
(591) martinus says:

John432; As I said before, it’s coming slowly back – in fashion: http://lynnandhorst.blogspot.com/

Strikemaster: You are right, health comfort and equality should be not a fashing’thing’, but we know also how people react. If something in “fashion” they trust them more than comments and facts.

June 29, 2010 at 12:21 am
(592) Somedaysaskirt says:

I very much doubt if male skirt/kilt sites hold any interest with most mens’ internet surfing activities.
It’s not an important enough subject, which is why it will probably take a lifetime to see any major changeover of positive attitudes towards men in skirts (not kilts – skirts), unless the clothing industry makes it happen more quickly.
By ‘fashion’ I mean catwalk fashion, not street credible trend. Trend starts usually where a number of bystanders see it going on and want to join in. So they do.
As there are not a lot of skirted men around to make anyone feel like joining them (I’ve never seen one in my town for a start, and that’s a population of several thousand guys) then the catalyst isn’t there for skirt wearing to become trendy.
And of course the trouble with trends is that they die out just as quickly, and are replaced by some other quirk or whim.
Local news gets to a very high percentage of the population. Locals like to know what’s going on in their region/town/area. It’s closer to home. To appear in a local newspaper in a skirt, with a solid message of sense about why the man IS in a skirt when he’s…straight…not a transvestite…not a cross desser…but also makes it look like it could be more fun, more ballsy and attitude charged, and more adventurous than wearing pants, would, I feel, do a whole lot more than a few personal websites crying out for attention in an ocean of seldom found websites.
That’s why I’ve decided not to bother with starting another one. I think it’s a waste of time, and illustrates just one man’s choice of clothing.
How many men could be bothered to read through all of the wordage in this forum for a start? Unless you’re already seriously interested in going out in a skirt, you won’t even know this forum exists.
It has to be seen locally and some credit established as regards why a man might want to wear a skirt instead of trousers, other than to look like a female, or desire to feel like a female. That’s the taboo which kills the idea dead for most men.
The alternative is to not be bothered about the larger picture, and just go ahead and do your own thing anyway. And if any are having to wait for the idea to get off the ground before they dare try it themselves, then it could be a long wait.
Just do it. As long as the area is openminded nothing will happen. You might receive some admiring comments. You might find that no-one is much bothered about what you’re wearing. Or you might be laughed at…but blood is thicker than water.
You won’t know until you try it. And the more that do jump in at the deep end will be doing an excellent job of championing the skirt wearing lifestyle.

June 29, 2010 at 7:59 am
(593) John432 says:

Indeed the essence is getting the idea over the threshold. Acceptability in your surroundings is depending on ones guts to do so and also the peer pressure, even better the acceptance by ones partner.
On the Catwalk by Givenchy for the men’s spring-summer season 2011 the are a number of skirts and skorts shown, which I would consider wearable. The pictures show men in skirts and women in trousers with simirlar materials and design of print. Very interesting.

June 29, 2010 at 11:07 am
(594) strikemaster says:

Somedaysaskirt, if You’re convinced that doing nothing in better…I’ve got different opinion.

June 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm
(595) John432 says:

I don’t know whether anybody has connections with Nike – I just had a small brainwave – as they do promote health and their fashion in the models as shown by Raf Simons for spring summer 2011

June 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm
(596) strikemaster says:

John432, I’ve checked, it’s just from and for catwalk. I can’t see anybody in the streets wearing these suits. We need something wearable and available.

June 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm
(597) John432 says:

givenchy seems wearable

June 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(598) Somedaysaskirt says:

Strikemaster, I didn’t say do nothing, I said we should get out and be seen…that’s really doing something in my book. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Actually making it work – not just talking about it all the time. That’s my personal opinion.

June 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm
(599) strikemaster says:

IMO we’ll get into papers, even local, if some kind of street’s trend has seen. Otherwise we can’t do it that way.

John432, yes these are wearable, I hope some retailers will start to sell it or something similar in men’s departments. But there’s a dictum: “hope is a mother of the fools”. The demand is still to low.

June 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm
(600) Jürgen says:

Why not? Clothes are only clothes, without any gender. It seems that it needs to be a real man to wear it?

July 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm
(601) John432 says:

Strikemaster, have you any idea how tp draw the attention of Givenchy to this forum?

July 3, 2010 at 5:07 am
(602) strikemaster says:

John432, why are You need a Givenchy’s attention? AFAIK they promote some skirts for men already.

July 3, 2010 at 7:37 am
(603) strikemaster says:

Wy do You need, of course. :)
Givenchy isn’t for health or freedom promotion. Their subject is a look.
The topic is (or should be) for a social discussion, abut the human rights, public health etc.

July 3, 2010 at 11:01 am
(604) John432 says:

Well strikemaster, I thought that for example the poll results with this forum might be of interest for Givenchy and the likes. In the meantime I saw http://www.wwd.com some other photo’s and G’s skirts are skorts, so errare humanum est.

July 5, 2010 at 11:00 am
(605) Dave says:


Great reading.
Especially toward the bottom of the comments.

July 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm
(606) John432 says:

Other interesting pages are by Hope Alaxander and http://yeahshesaidit.com/2010/01/24/skirts-are-not-for-men/
eventhough most contributors there can be found here.

July 6, 2010 at 6:13 am
(607) Sid says:

Wear a skirt. Just do it, why worry what others will think. I have a bunch of friends that don’t care one way or the other. I did have a couple that it really bothered needless to say we aren’t friends anymore. To this day I still can’t figure why it bothered them so much. But I must say in the hot weather skirts are waaay more comfortable.

July 7, 2010 at 12:05 am
(608) Tractorbob says:

Only God can judge you.I wear skirt all day and every day 365 days a year with a slip and my support hose gartered to my 18hour playtex open bottom corselette.Nylon panties also.Comfort for me first.Other people opinions do not phase me.

July 7, 2010 at 4:43 am
(609) John432 says:

the more the merrier

July 7, 2010 at 7:27 am
(610) Vishek says:

Ya Itz cool but only 4 punks u no wat i mean

July 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm
(611) croby says:

Who cares? I seriously don’t understand why anyone gives a rat’s behind what anyone else wears

July 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(612) whynotaskirt says:

research: fashion show in birmingham 2

People look very vry hapy about those men in skirt.

July 9, 2010 at 4:10 am
(613) John432 says:

lady gaga has a similar group in one of her shows., so on stage it is well accepted, now to get it accepted more wildy beyond the stage.

July 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm
(614) JohnH says:

I have made the plunge and now wear denim skirts all the time unless I have to wear pants. I even feel comfortable going to an auto parts store wearing one.

If I really wanted feel out of place at the parts store I would wear a business suit with coat and tie.

On the other hand, a knee length denim skirt is not very conspicuous in situations where people wear shorts.

July 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm
(615) Somedaysaskirt says:

I’ve found, as you probably have too JohnH, that people tend to mind their own business even if you are conspicuous. Most don’t have the interest or inclination to want to know about your choices. A lot of the doubts about looking strange are in our heads. We’re just guys like any other with our own set of parameters. Denim is a great choice though as it is, as most male skirt wearers will say, ‘invisible’.

July 15, 2010 at 9:51 am
(616) Somedaysaskirt says:

Anyone in the UK with a Sainsbury’s nearby might like to know they have a very wearable cargo type skirt at £10 in dark blue or beige cotton. There are belt loops for a 1.5″ belt (it comes with a matching tie-front cloth belt which I slung). It has useful front and rear pockets, is knee length, light and the sort of unfussy type of design I prefer. Just thought I’d mention it. I bought the blue version but I’m going back soon for the beige one too.

July 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(617) JohnH says:

I do have a very narrow minded young man as a next door neighbor that scorns me for wearing a skirt. We got into a shouting match, and I was almost ready to pound his hind end into the ground. I’m glad I walked away before that happened.

That is the price one takes when social conventions are breeched. On the other side I have a wonderful neighbor who is a great friend.

July 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm
(618) Dave says:

If the narrow-minded dork wants to wear pants like a woman that shouldn’t be an issue with us. He may enjoy the discomfort of pants & the resulting lower sperm count. A wise man is smart enough not to argue with an idiot.

July 19, 2010 at 9:24 am
(619) JohnH says:


He wears shorts that I would not be caught dead in, not that I have anything against shorts. Those shorts have vertical stripes on them, and I wouldn’t wear bottoms (skirt or pants) with that look.

August 1, 2010 at 2:34 am
(620) Highlander says:

I have been wearing skirts for about a year now – still only occasionally. Here is a link to see that someone actually noticed and posted a brief description … and set him wondering…. (I was that man referred to in the post)


Hope I have started something.

Unfortunately, my wife detests the idea in no uncertain terms so have to be discrete. Pity really as is feels natural and comfortable to me

August 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm
(621) strikemaster says:

Highlander, what is Your wife’s opinion about kilts?

August 2, 2010 at 10:39 am
(622) highlander says:

Hi Strikemaster,

I have a kilt (my own clan tartan) which I have had for several years. I usually wear it at particular events like weddings, office Xmas parties, Xmas family meals, ceilidhs (not many of them) and a few other events.

I also wore it at our 30th Wedding Anniversary in Oxford (UK) last year. She is OK for those events but NOT really for general use. Pity really, as it cost a whack of money. She doesn’t want it over-used as she believes it is simply my excuse to go around with no undergear! (The secret is out girls!) Not true btw, but there is no convincing her!

I will be getting a Bonnie Prince Jacket to complete the outfit for son’s graduation later this year and a wedding in March 2011 – She is OK with these occasions.

Otherwise she is fairly reluctant to entertain its use – for reason stated above.

For myself, I would like to wear it a little more often than I do but it is rather a heavy skirt (that is what it is after all) for general everyday use – all that 8 yards of material pleated round the back.

I think I look good in it as do other family members and people in the office.

August 2, 2010 at 11:04 am
(623) highlander says:

One other thing – she wears trousers most of the time and does not like skirts or dresses – except when we have visitors or at particular events sush as I noted above.

August 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm
(624) strikemaster says:

Very good example to show what the word ‘assymetry’ means. However we shouldn’t cry for trousers, these are made for women, let they enjoy.
In Your case, I suggest You to increase frequency of “good occasions to wear a kilt” maybe You can do that? Show You’re proud of Your heritage. Also I suggest to buy some lighter kilts (casual, sportkilts, next maybe utility or something similar), You could weaken her negative attitude step by step. And remebmer, don’t hurry.
Good luck and don’t give up. :)

August 3, 2010 at 8:44 am
(625) highlander says:

Hi Strikemaster.
I could look to use the kilt on additional occasions. Good idea which I had thought of as well.

As I am from Scotland, there are traditional kilts but not much else (no Utilikilt for example – seems that Seattle is the place to go for them) sports kilts seem to be available here so could look into that.

She is quite strongly egalitarian and against discrimination of any sort e.g. someone’s colour, religion or sexual persuasion. She always delights in same sex couples “coming out” for instance so it would appear at first glance that she may be amenable to skirts – but she calls that cross-dressing (why I say is it only men who are daubed as cross-dressers?)

I will be going to New York in early September – do you (or anyone else) know if I can find any suitable outlet there? If she sees it in a shop, it may loosen her resolve.

Hope to hear some further ideas in due course.

August 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm
(626) Somedaysaskirt says:

I live down in the southwest, many miles from Scotland, and am not Scottish either, but I enjoy wearing a kilt frequently, and for any reason – but not washing the car. I agree that all the pleating, especially this time of year, is too much to drag around.
Apart from wearing much lighter skirts I also have a Sportkilt Hiking Kilt (my very first acquisition), but beware! Something worn underneath is imperative as the kilt can balloon up very easily in a sudden gust.
At the moment I’m using a fairly cheap kneelength from Sainsbury’s I mentioned earlier…even on recent visits to the manly world of B&Q no-one seemed to notice much.
Standing in a queue at the local chippie the other evening in a kilt, I overheard a mum telling her inquisitive young daughter ‘It’s called a sporran’. I wonder if she’d asked why I’m wearing my handbag around my waist!
Kilts and skirts bring some life into our world…I’m all for that.

August 5, 2010 at 7:59 am
(627) highlander says:

Either that or she asked – “Why has he got a dead animal round his waist?” – lol.

Must look in on Sainsbury’s – they are mostly small foodstores around here but I think they do have a single main outlet. Usually I get skirts on e-bay for a couple of quid each time and a few more for postage. Got them delivered to the office as well and not the home address.

Generally had no problems with that route.

Apart from a kilt, I currently have the denim one (noted at post 621 above) which is 14″ long, a black “cargo” one around 15″, a khaki cargo skirt at 17″ and recently I have acquired a very short 12″ long camouflage one. Still to try that one out somewhere though!

I too have been to B&Q and did not have any comments at all. I even had to ask one of the assistants where something was and she took me round to the correct aisle and indicated the selection they had. No comments from there either!

Have been to the local garage to fill up, chippies and weekly shopping at Tesco quite a few times – all when wearing a skirt. As before no comments were made at all – some second glances though but that was it.

August 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm
(628) Dave H says:

I a man who likes to wear skirts but has experienced some double standards from close females, who refuse to acknowledge that a man can wear a skirt. To list some I have been told that skirts are only fro females, but if I turn the argument round and say that women are wearing pants, I get the ‘yes but they come from the women’s department’. Or if I say about skirts made and sold as men’s skirts, the reply is ‘no one make skirts for men, that is a marketing ploy like boy shorts and boy pants, they are really for women’. Another comment was ‘men lost the right to wear skirts when they gave them up about 400 years age, but we [women] have the right to wear pants because they were originally a woman’s garment’.

I have also been told I must be gay or that I really want to be a woman, it’s just that I don’t know it!

It seems that for many women (but not all), just do not consider that men who want to break out of the narrow range of clothing we have, to be proper men; maleness it seems is defined by what we choose to wear. While they demand the whole range including all we have to wear and to deny that is sexist.

I must admit that in most cases, wearing a skirt out causes little attention. Most comes from relations and friends of relations. It just seems that my wife’s friends who hardly know me, know more about me than I do!

August 6, 2010 at 3:49 am
(629) Somedaysaskirt says:

Jibes about sexual imbalance are the best anyone can think of as a response because most are not programmed to respond other ways. Many walk down a very narrow road where any change in habit is seen as perverse, irrespective of reasons of sense. Reasons don’t figure because they hadn’t existed before men started to look for a better deal. And those folk just haven’t caught up with it all because their vision of menswear is still blinkered.
But it is definitely changing and people are having to agree that the clothing regime has been one sided, and they’re either personally softening to the idea, or are being slowly led to accept the idea because others are being seen to accept it. Follow-the-leader mentality.
I believe I mentioned it before that I’ve seen women intently purchasing mens’ shirts in stores becasue nothing was available in that kind of look in the womens’ department.
They get away with it without being called cross dressers because no-one can be bothered to argue with a woman’s tastes. If we do the same we’re supposed to be sexually screwed up or something. It seems everyone but us knows what’s best for us. What a wonderful world.

August 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm
(630) Dave H says:

One thing I have learnt since starting to wear a skirt is that we all see the world differently. Neither I nor anyone else can ever know what it is like to be someone else. The problem gets even worse when we cross the gender boundary. A man can never understand what it is like to be a woman or visa versa.

I like everyone else can have problems when I see someone dresses in an unusual way and have to fight with my emotions and remind my self that I am not that person and they have a perfect right to dress that way. Unfortunately many, if not most, go with their emotions “if it’s like this for me it must also be for you” and stop there without looking below the surface. The result (which is especially true for men), is that we are prisoners of fashion ‘You can’t wear it if it’s not fashion’ but then it never will be until people wear it! Catch-22.

It takes a lot of emotional intelligents to look into our selves and at the same time try to understand the world around us. It is much easier to go with the flow. Yes it’s changing, but it is now nearly 121 years since an article appeared in the NY Times calling for the right for men to wear skirts and we are still not there!

August 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm
(631) JohnH says:


You can reason with your wife as much as you want. However, you yourself need to make the decision to wear kilts and skirts.

You are going to have people that disapprove of your wearing skirts. I say just ignore them and do your own thing. My experience in the Dallas, Texas area with above the knee denim skirts is that people hardly notice them at all.

I do have an advantage in the Dallas area – very few women wear skirts! And nobody except myself wears skirts for walks in the neighborhood. So it is not much more unusual for me to wear a skirt than it is for a woman.

August 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm
(632) Somedaysaskirt says:

Someone at the discussion link below discarded the idea of mens’ skirts because he thought the idea of something like men drag racing in skirts was stupid and wouldn’t happen.
He obviously misses the point of all of this, like so many people who also insist it couldn’t ever work.
The whole point is that skirts are an option, not another stipulation like pants. Once again men are imagining themselves to be limited to just one way of dressing. No-one is asking anyone to drag race in a skirt…or wrestle with alligators.
So many people are dragged down by an absolute fear of change. That men will all turn into feminine freaks or something by them all throwing out pants and wearing nothing but skirts.
It’s choice we promote, not more rules. Read some idiot comments here…if you can be bothered.


August 15, 2010 at 5:14 am
(633) Lucky says:

Yes I noticed women wear jeans rather than wear skirt – very few wear skirt in my home area.. Men can wear skirt but still need more in public, anyway wear skirt is quite fun also feel so good, lighter,etc.. I do wear most of time with black tights and black cord mini skirt with black suede gladiator sandal (I wear tights & bodysuit to protect from midgets that bite my arms,leg, and some part of body) — it hot here in UK as skirt make me much cooler when wind blew.. feel so goooooooooooood :)

August 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm
(634) JohnH says:

When I wear skirts I always wear a man’s shirt and a man’s underpants. I do wear women’s sandals most of the time when I wear sandals since men’s sandals are flat and heavy.
I do not wear a purse; my skirts have front and back pockets just like my pants so I can put my wallet, keys, etc. in the pockets.

I do not wear makeup and paint only my toenails, and speak with my normal deep male voice. So I do not try to pass myself off as a woman; I’m simply dressing more comfortably for the hot (40 deg C or 104 deg F) temperatures in the Dallas, Texas area.

August 16, 2010 at 10:02 am
(635) Lucky says:

I dont use any handbag or makeup,etc.. just wear tights and skirts as skirts I used has 5 pocket that I can put wallet or cash easily… it make me much comfortable as I cant use men clothes cos Im too slim with weight loss.. Men can wear women style or men style skirts depend on size — I used women size that fit me prefect.. it look really nice with short skirt

August 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm
(636) strikemaster says:

OK JohnH, I know that painting the toenails increases comfort propably the same as tight always are doing. :D
Maybe women’s sandals are more comfortable, I don’t care, I’ve never worn men’s nor women’s sandals and won’t do it in future. About underwear, I’m totally free as Villegas said in some his ad. Why should I do it against comfort? And I still think kilt is best skirt for males, have proper lenght, have to aprons in front which prevents against showing ones private area and is very comfortable if is made of light, non woolish fabric.
Of course, wear whatever You want but be considered only a few men are able to wear five-pokets skirt bought in women’s department. Kilts have much more potential, some my collegues are convinced now and attempting to get their kilts already.

August 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm
(637) Somedaysaskirt says:

The skirts I wear most are kilts. I have over a dozen now. I do like the way the pleats sway when walking. Adding a kilted presence to a busy public place adds an unexpected touch of colour and movement – especially in Devon where kilts are rarely seen. I wish I’d tried them years ago! I’d like to get one made up in the Devonshire tartan but the cost is beyond my means. Maybe when a pension matures in a couple of years!

August 17, 2010 at 9:09 am
(638) JohnH says:


When you are unemployed there is a difference between paying $15.00 (US) for a skirt vs. paying over $100 for a sports kilt, let alone a full blown kilt of several hundred dollars. If I could afford kilts that would be what I would get.

Most people just don’t notice my skirts since they wear shorts.

When I get more money I intend to purchase a couple of sports kilts.

Sandals are very common in the Dallas, Texas area since the weather is so hot. A lot of people (men and women) wear flip-flops. I can’t stand the flapping so any sandals I have have to have a back strap or an equivalent.

August 17, 2010 at 10:18 am
(639) Lucky says:

I got some of mini skirts for about between £2.50 to £9.99 on Ebay (new as unused) — it nice and soft, I have in denim, cord and velvet as the size is prefect fit for me. Yes in Dallas it very hotter all time as some people who live in my home area went on holiday and mentioned the weather was much hot.. in the UK it mixed hot and cold but in the summer it still too hot here – skirt make you extra cooler

August 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm
(640) Lucky says:

Just now Im wear Wolford De Luxe 66 black tights with white mini jumper dress and black suede calf boots that give my body more breathe and quite good with lots of air through my body… it so light and feel so comfortable – I have 6 jumper mini dress (3 with hooded) that quite good as skirt.

August 20, 2010 at 4:41 am
(641) strikemaster says:

Lucky, yes of course, weather is too hot so You must wear tights. :D Are You crazy, or it is Your authorized method to achieve infertility (or both reasons)?
Wearing a skirt isn’t connected with tights, high heels automaticaly. It matches only for fetishists. I, personally don’t feel any need to wear any feminine garment, won’t make-up but. Also mini demands underwear, it’s not for me.
Back to the tights, it’s just a kind of trousers, so consequences are the same: overheating the privete areas and increasing risk of some diseases. Tights are anatomically for women.

August 20, 2010 at 7:49 am
(642) pet says:

re tights: tights are unisex, I’d say.

August 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm
(643) John432 says:

Strikemaster, tights cabn be seen already in paintings concerning the period of De Medici. Many such Florentine paintings portraits men in bi-coloured tights, hence origanally mens garments. Later on one can see portraits of Louis XIV, also wearing silk tights and heels! There is also a picture somehwere portraiing Charles the great wearing Breaches, tights and a codpiece. Hence be carefull as to catagorise to quickly.
No so long ago (19th century) tights were referrred to in another language as stockingtrousers, which were worn by men.
If Lucky is happy wearing a skirt, tights and heels, so be it, a happy Lucky.
In thios respect also, I was surfing obver the net and saw pictures of the wardrobe presented by Comme des Gracons plus for the s/s season 2011. Those skirts and dresses not only give me a reason for a second, but also a third thought.

August 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm
(644) Mara says:

Tigths are not a women’s garment nor pants are mens. Don’t sexualize clothing!

August 22, 2010 at 4:32 am
(645) John432 says:

Mara, if I would have to make a resumé of all the comments posted, than the wording could be something like: clothing is in principle unisex, but due to amongst othersmarketing tactics and lack of historical knowledge it has become genderised. Looking at the full wardrobe of both genderes there might just one item which is typical for one gender: the bra, but due to nutritioning habbits, it might become also a unisex garment, save fashion tendencies in Japan.

August 22, 2010 at 4:37 am
(646) John432 says:

This following item starts with the wording: “borrowed from the boys”.


it concerns womens fashion.

August 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm
(647) strikemaster says:

Men wore stockings, gartered stockings, not pantyhose. Pantyhose causes the same effect like trousers (read the warnings added to “mantyhose”) so can’t be masculine by definition.

August 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm
(648) John432 says:

Strikemaster, Pantyhose is even a better translation for stockingtrousers as hose = stocking and panty = trouser and those were worn by men in the past.
The mantyhose is nothing else than a long John without fly and yes the effects are the same as trousers but due to the nature of the material maybe less tedious.

August 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm
(649) Murray says:

I am in Auckland N.Z. a member of Skirtcafe.org
Yes I wear skirts and even dresses all the time. I think I succeed in making them good and masculine. A bit of the odd sewing.
Skirts on men are definitely getting more popular world-wide I think. Not so much here though yet, although as this is a south Pacific country, lava-lavas (sarongs) are seen a lot. I used to wear them a lot but Skirtcafe got me into proper skirts. I then started experimenting with the cotton knit t-dresses. Have a look on Skirtcafe where I have a popular blog called “Jack Track” as “Jack Williams”

August 23, 2010 at 8:37 am
(650) Murray says:

The link is: http://www.skirtcafe.net
“Jack Track” is under “Pics and Looks”
Sorry, you have to register!

August 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm
(651) strikemaster says:

I read skirtcafe for a year or bit longer as I remember, but I’m not registered. I think Your forum is closed to the skirted men only so have rather small educational potential. We need some method to addres our arguments worldwide. IMO writting on that or similar forums isn’t best way to achieve that goal. It can work as an power projection, however we are to small group yet.

Back to the pantyhose, I’m fighting to liberate myself from trousers, one of the most feminine garment world have seen. Why I have to replace my hated pair of jeans with another kind of trousers?

August 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm
(652) strikemaster says:

Why do I have to… sorry for mistake.
And John432, as You said, pantyhose are just a pair of trousers, matches male’s anatomy bad, block natural air contitioning, heat exchange as any other type of trousers so are for women, not for men. Altough it sounds wierd for today’s society member, traditional stockings are more masculine, don’t stop natural heat exchange process necessary to keep proper testicle’s temperature.

August 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm
(653) mara says:

What you call “heat-exchange” is important to women, too. Pantyhose are not particular a women’s garment, it is originally men’s garment like stockings and garter belt, seen 16 and 17th century at soldiers.
It is your opinion to get freed from trousers, okay, but also accept opinions from others.
John432 like pantyhose which makes legs nicer, for some reason also a smooth feeling and definitely 200 times thinner than pants. Panthose also allow air flowing, depends what kind you’re wearing. So, were is the point?

August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am
(654) strikemaster says:

Mara, women usually suffer forom cold in their private area, men suffer form hot, so pantyhose for us (the same as trousers) are good as a castration device only.
OK some pantyhose allow air flow, so wear it if You like. I’m not going to ban it.

August 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm
(655) John432 says:

Mara, the point is comfort and in addition thereto what makes one feel ok.
As indicated previously, I can only think of one item which is gender bound.
As indicated in relation to Lucky, if one feels happy by wearing a pantyhose, stockings whatever, be my guest.
The essence of the whole discussion is that everyone should be able te be him/herselves in line with one of the basic aspects of human rights, without being discriminated by peers for the choise of apparel one feels like wearing, the way one whants to express him/herselves and basically that all should respect others and not apss a verdict based solely on one private opinion (narrowmindedness).
If someone wishes to be respected for his opinion that he has bound homself to the principal that he should respect the thoughts of others also.
In respect of the argument of ventilation as brought forward by Strikemaster, an opencrotch pantyhose provied the ease of the pantyhose and the ventilation of stockings. But as indicated the pantyhose was by origen a mans garment same as those dreadfull leggings. What do they hurt my eyes but that i my personal opinion and can’t be ciondered a norm for everybody.

August 27, 2010 at 1:58 am
(656) James says:

I think Mara is right on the mark. My wife was getting dressed up for my brother’s wedding last week. She told me that the pantyhose she was going to wear were very uncomfortable in the private area. I thought that is interesting that women also are concerned with feel, temperature etc. However she tried on a different pair of pantyhose and they were just fine.
I have found for me that pantyhose provide great compression. As long as they are fairly loose in the crotch, I really enjoy them. Today, I went out in a skirt for the first time in public. I was hiking on a major mountain trail, nevertheless still in public. I was spurred on to do it when I saw a bearded man with a woman who had a mini skirt on. I got some glares from a family with a small boy. I was also seen by a single man who I ran past. It was fun walking and running in a skirt. I was confident and looked people in the eye with a smile. I don’t know if I will ever be comfortable in city life with a skirt. Baby steps though right? Nobody gave me a bad time though. When I got home, I told my wife how liberating it was to be in a skirt outside of the house.

August 27, 2010 at 11:12 am
(657) Dave says:

For my input, pantyhose do not belong on a hiking trail where bushes and dogs can easily create a non-repairable snag. They simply aren’t cool in hot weather as you can’t easily feel any air flow. Pants are an article of womens’ clothing as are shorts, skirts & dresses. In fact you will see far more women in pants than in skirts or dresses so what is the issue with being seen in a skirt? Fifty years ago men wore pants & women wore skirts & dresses, but that was fifty years ago. Pants aren’t just for men anymore. Skirts & dresses aren’t just for women anymore. Clothing has become gender neutral as indicated by your spouse’s or mother’s closet. As men we need to drag ourselves into the 21st century just as women have done. Do we want to seem stuck back in time many years ago?

August 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm
(658) James says:

I guess I didn’t describe my outing very clearly. I was in a recreational skirt(knee length) from an outdoor store. My legs were bare with no pantyhose. I had men’s crew socks with men’s shoes on. I also had a sweatshirt which matched the color of the skirt (grey). I agree pantyhose while hiking aren’t suitable. Not because I can’t wear them, but because I don’t think they would feel all that good while hiking or running.
Just another thought on the pantyhose: I do think that pantyhose of neutral color (beige, tan, or black) do look better on most people when wearing shorts or skirts. And yes shaved legs are the only way to go. Again not while hiking but when going to do errands or out casually with the wife provided that the weather is cool.

August 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm
(659) John 432 says:

I was just checking out: http://www.theurbanapparel.com/product_info.php?products_id=1539&osCsid=d0491c80767c83100901cf9b483cb67d
and noted that various models are out of stock.

August 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(660) strikemaster says:

Do You think, these sells good? These skirts are tottaly indistinguishable from women’s clothes so propably are very hard to sell and limited to use in downtowns of major American cities. Also some of the presented are too short for me.

September 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm
(661) John432 says:

Indeed, the length is not to my taste either, but cinsidering that a number are out of stock, it does indicate that the interest is there. And yes they are comparable to what is found in the womens department, but the fact is that the marketing is directed at men. So maybe other suppliers will follow.

September 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm
(662) mara says:

Yes, it might be possible that other supplies will follow…… if are there some more brave men which will buy and wear it.

September 4, 2010 at 1:51 am
(663) James says:

I thought you all might be interested in a skirt line at your local Target store. I found a kilt like skirt for under $17. I really think they mismarked these and should have put them in the mens section. They are just above knee in length and checkered in color. I require a large in these, so I am definitely puzzled that they are womens. I usually am a small or medium in a women’s skirt.
The other good thing about these skirts is there is a lining underneath which really covers up the private area nicely. I going to use for hiking and pleasure. Maybe this is the skirt I really needed to find to break the ice for me in public.

September 4, 2010 at 7:51 am
(664) Murray says:

Yes, I am also on “The skirt for men |Science of Time Network|
But one can put photos up on Skirtcafe.

September 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm
(665) Dave says:

All skirts are sized in one of the female sizes and are sold in the appropriate female garment departments. I wore an olive drab cargo mini yesterday that had five pockets with a snap closure & two more large zippered pockets. Belt loops too. Yes, that was sold in the misses department. The same holds for denim skirts. Sold in one of the female departments although they are functional from a man’s perspective. The reality is that skirts aren’t going to the male areas anytime soon. Get over whatever sexual insecurity that you may have if you ever want to be comfortable in a skirt. Great skirts are already on the market that will fit most men perfectly while not looking overly gender specific. A skirt is just a skirt. Why would you want to wait for someone to relabel a skirt to a male sales area with a major price increase?

Men are wearing shorts that are very similar to womens garments so why have a hizzy fit over skirts?

September 6, 2010 at 4:51 am
(666) Murray says:

Yeah. I just wear skirts and dresses and on the street. Who cares? No-one that I can detect.

September 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm
(667) martinus says:

I agree, nobody cares really. Recently I drove to work in my sedan – in a skirt of course- and at left lane a minvan, moving in the same speed. When we stopped at red light the driver (a lady) nextcar looked at me, gave the sign with both thumbs up and joked asking for my phone number.
That’s it, more friendly people than ever I could imagine.

September 9, 2010 at 7:43 am
(668) Murray says:

Great stuff! I reckon we’ll get skirts normal on the street!

September 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm
(669) James says:

I was just wondering what part of the country are you guys in Murray and Martinus? I live in Oregon and I just don’t see men in skirts in the cities here. Other than the guy in the kilt in the mountains I haven’t seen any men in skirts.
I guess I will just have to be one of the brave ones. My mother in law is all for it. My wife is hesisitant because no men are doing it in our area. She is rather embarrassed to be with me if I go out dressed in a skirt.
Like Dave says its no big deal. I know but I wish my wife was more confident about it.

September 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm
(670) Dave says:

I used to be embarrassed when my wife wore pants in public but I got over it. She now has a problem with women who wear pants who make comments about her husband wearing a skirt. Have you ever heard of the old “chicken & the egg” scenario? Someone has to be the first man in a skirt. The level of comfort really outweighs all other considerations. Your wife wouldn’t think twice about wearing a pair of mens jeans in public so why should you accept a double standard that leaves you as a person with far fewer clothing choices? What kind of equal rights is that? It is interesting that your mother-in-law has a common sense attitude whereas your younger that her spouse doesn’t see the essence of the issue of equality. You might want to ask your spouse that if pants are what men are supposed to wear why does she wear pants when she isn’t even a man? Women don’t recognize gender in a garment as long as it is them wearing the garment. Men are lesser beings? That hypocrisy just has to change!!!!!

FYI, I’m in metro Denver.

September 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm
(671) martinus says:

James, I don’t know about Oregon, for sure I know Seattle, and there are sometimes more men in skirts than women.
I live in St. Louis metro area, and here are some men in skirts – actually kilt styled skirts. Before in lived in Michigan, same result I described above.
I think it is the way how you wear skirts, your body language goes with it. Wearing my support stockings with skirt and kilt, no problem.

September 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm
(672) emma says:

i think thats “FASHION”……..

September 11, 2010 at 6:45 am
(673) Murray says:

I live in New Zealand (see above). No not much male skirt wearing here as yet I guess, but give them time. No adverse reactions and many positive, male and female. Keep up the good work guys!

September 11, 2010 at 11:51 am
(674) nitram says:

Do you really need 673 postings to find out that skirts are the most comfortable garment men can wear? Doubtless….. it is more than just comfort, it is some kind of healthy clothes, too.
(especially for men’s reproduction organs)

September 12, 2010 at 9:29 am
(675) Murray says:

I wear my beatup faded old “Trash Dress” the most. It was the first cotton knit one I got; as long sleeves, and shortened the sleeves and brought the neck up as a true “T-dress”. Then I managed to sit on a hot coal and burned a hole in the bum, which I patched with Ados glue and a piece of the sleeve material. Which has survived several washes. So then it became the work one (I am a teck and sort tube equipment, wind transformers and so on) and also for sitting in the sun. It can get faded, and not the other mint ones I have. So it gets worn most of the time, and always looks good, like a wizard’s robe! It is ankle length on my short legs.
Out and about though I wear my excellent corduroy and denim skirts with good jeans-like pockets. Wonderful.

September 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm
(676) John 432 says:

@nitram, you are so right, but the essence of marketing is repetion of the argument. Hence many more postings will follow and more persons will experience the comfort. It is tedious as things are but also your posting is required.

September 13, 2010 at 2:29 am
(677) James says:

I finally got the nerve up and went into our local Walmart store in a skirt. It was a checkered black skirt just above the knees. I had my wife and little boy with me. The employees treated me fine. I didn’t experience any bad vibes with them. Customers were trying not to notice me. I literally saw people look away from me. I didn’t get any comments or feedback.
My wife actually is changing her disposition. I have her full support in public with a skirt on. Progress is being made. Thanks to this website and the rational of the comments. I thank all of you for giving me the drive and motivation to try something different. Sure does beat a pair of pants!!!

September 13, 2010 at 3:33 am
(678) Somedaysaskirt says:

That’s great news James!
People generally take little notice as we are now living in a world of so many choices. Too many choices, and variants, for people to find time or energy to argue about or press for reasons.
The real message is…just do it!

September 15, 2010 at 11:56 am
(679) Lucky says:

I have lots of mini skirt, mini jumper dress, denim leggings, boots (ankle, mid-calf, Knee length), pump flat shoes, slip-on shoes and gladiator sandal that make me very comfortable – let body more breathe… I dont see anything wrong for men to wear these stuff… you can see women wear most of it as men has few so it time to change to make equal plus it cheap to buy as we know all the places has been hit by credit crunch any expensive stuff that we cannot afford to spend too much

September 15, 2010 at 9:41 pm
(680) nitram says:

Great step forward, James!! And you should be proud having a wife like yours. Hopefully more open minded wives will read that.

John432, you are right. Sometimes I am just wonderung that some men/people don’t want to come to the point. Yes, repetion is more than necessary because a lot of people will recognize new things only when it is/will be visible very often.

It is not necessary to talk about why men want to wear a skirt, (because skirts/dresses are doubtless much more comfortable than any kind of pants – shorts included -)they just have to say they want without any excuses why or something like that.

September 20, 2010 at 10:37 am
(681) tine says:

I agree – never it should be questioned that men can wear skirts and dresses. There are enough people around who are not able to accept another style of dressing – of course only restricted to men. And that is mobbing.
Looking at the spring/summer collection(s) for men there are some nice skirts introduced. So, why not going as soon as possible in a skirt?

September 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm
(682) John 432 says:

Well Tine, as you indicate it could be called mobbing, but the is another aspect also, the Universal Rights of Men treaty has a paragraph concerning the freedom of expression and mind (art. 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). In the US it is the first amendment jo the ninth.

As to the skirts for men presented by the various designers it is like previous postings indicate a matter of taste whether of not one would like to wears such. I do think a guideline westerners at present cloud be that whenever one decides to wear a skirt and wants it become acceptable in the present day society, look three times in the mirror ans aks yourselves what you would think if you would run into a chap dressed like you are at that very moment, ergo try to be your own devil.

And now I’ll go out wearing a kneelenght denim skirt and walk the dag prior to calling it a day.
By the way such is interesting as the material originates from Nimes (De Nimes) in France where at present there is in the downtown area a boutique where the make and sell skirts for men. Considering the presence of the cloth denim all over the world at present, there might be a tiny chance thay those people in Nimes might spark of a new rage!

September 22, 2010 at 3:57 am
(683) John 432 says:

3rd paragraph, 1st sentence should read: walk with the dog

September 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm
(684) martinus says:

It seems that Europeans are ahead of us…. can we allow that?

Even with the law, men tend to go with the crowd, and I don’t know why.
Since I was a boy I always liked to be my own unique person, and I got a lot of hits during high-school until I grew up to 6’2…. and with a lot of muscles….since this time I was free and I could do what I wanted to. Strange?
Today I get a lot of nice comments wearing skirted garments.

September 24, 2010 at 6:25 am
(685) John 432 says:

Well Martinus, Europeans might present themselves as liberal, but in general they are conservative. The spirit of Calvin is still wandering about. In particular Amsterdam tends to be trendy eventhough things do happen in London and Paris. Most TV entertainment is coming from Dreamworks or copies of US shows. In politics the liberals were the progerssive parties, the socialist now claim to be the progressive parties but at the same time they block progression, amongst others by initiating strikes.
In respect of “of the catwalk” skirt wearing by men, I do think that the US and the UK are frontrunners. On the catwalk the Europeans.

Being a few inches taller I have experienced that people either thend to shy away or become aggressive in some way or the other.
The combination of the above, commercial aspects and the problems with my spouse – ongoing divorce litigation as result of trying out the skirt as garment – are reasons for me wear what is expected of me most of the time.

I do think that many men are not aware of the possibility to wear a skirt, nor are they familiar with the historical aspects.
The other day my daughter made a remark in respect of a song at school concerning Scotland where men wear skirts, hence I explained to her that such used to be commen all over and a special skirt even in order to attend church. Later she saw a man with higher heels that usual, so she cvommented that and of course such was reason the augment her normal education with the history of heels.

September 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm
(686) martinus says:

John 432; It might be right that many men are not aware of the possibility to wear a skirt instead pants, we have to show them.
The question is why men not interested in changing their behavior in case of dressing. As strikemaster earlier mentioned, it is a question about education. In early childhood the youngsters were treated as individuals, latest at time of kindergarten boys are treated as boys in old education, girls treated as individuals with a touch what girls have to do, to wear and to play with. I treated my kids differently (2 boys, 2 girls) and I gave them free will what they want to wear, to play and how to react. Great results, boys played with little cars and dolls, opposite the girls but more oriented to living animals.
No restriction at all! Amazing results, I can tell.

September 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm
(687) John 432 says:

Martinus: indeed it is a matter of awareness in order to get men notice the alternative. The newspapers and other periodicals mention from time to time the fact that men skirts are shwon on the catwalk but in such a fashion that it is to be considered ludicrous and the write ups are by women. Hence we should reeducate the women and point out their double standards in order to get the information out to their spouses etc. Start off might be the argument of bedroom fun.

As to the education of kids, I shan’t elaborate in respect of that item as it is far beyond the scope of this blog, I do try to give my daughter the benefits of the old scholing in combination with the present day more liberal approach. I do think that she should be able to think out of the box in due course. On the other hand knowlegde of history is essential and in that respect also traditions, maral values and such.
A supplemental problem is the change in personallity of my wife due to her illness and amongst others medical treatment and thus just being a parttime father.

October 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
(688) John 432 says:

The Amsterdam Historical Museum has an exibition on clothing of men through the ages. http://www.ahm.nl

October 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm
(689) James says:

I must admit wearing skirts has become addictive and more of the norm for me. I’m still having a tough time in public no matter how confident I appear. And I do appear confident. I stand straighter, always pull the wallet out of the back or front pocket when I pay for something.
My wife has been supportive, but lately she just can’t stand people staring at her and me when I am out in a skirt. I wear a cargo skirt, solid color with no ruffles or floral. It would be a man’s pair of shorts if there was a division in the leg.
What do you all think. Should I only wear a skirt certain places, or just ignore people in general?
I am having the most negative stares from men imagine that!
I wish I was in a bigger city like one of you from the Cleveland area mentioned.

October 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm
(690) Dave says:

Ignore the morons. I would never go back back to wearing pants just because it is out of the ordinary for most men at this time. Women went through this but endured until women wearing pants became commonplace. Women even had to fight for the right to own property and the right to vote. Progress has not always been easily achieved. If men give in, men will never achieve fashion freedom. Some people resist change of any type. Hopefully your wife will not sacrifice you to the old days of the 20th century just to live in the status quo. You can’t make everybody happy all of the time.

October 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm
(691) mara says:

James, take the time and stop at this guy’s, staring back while smiling. Smiling is a very successful weapon, believe me.
It also helps talking to your wife and you both going to staring at this/those person(s).

October 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm
(692) James says:

Thanks for the positive and truthful reinforcement. I wish there were more Mara’s and Dave’s out there. Right now I’m going to take my son to the grocery store and I’m going to do it in a skirt smiles and all!!!!!!!!

October 11, 2010 at 10:37 am
(693) Lucky says:

Im still wearing Wolford De Luxe 66 black tights, black cord mini skirt, light blue t-shrt, black waistcoast and black flat pump shoes and already answer the door for my parcel as the driver dont care what Im wearing – most courier drivers know me very well cos I was mailroom staff at University (not anymore as I left due to shoulder operation). Men can wear any clothes as its 21st century so it time to change to replace boring old same clothes like trousers, jean same all time – dump it and change to skirts with all different type, colour,etc.. Just ingore people if laugh or bad comment,etc.. as it not thier business.

October 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm
(694) James says:

Right on Lucky! I have been checking out some black pump shoes that really look unisex. Might look good with my juniors kilt like skirt. I don’t know if I’m brave enough for the stockings just yet. My wife says I do look good in skin tone colored pantyhose. She says she wouldn’t be comfortable out with me in the hose. For now I agree, but really want to have no restrictions.
Like you Lucky, I prefer a t shirt or men’s button down shirt. I don’t care for dresses or blouses. I guess from the waist down is where I have definitely changed my dress code.
It’s a lot of fun to be different. A fellow that goes to my church told me it’s not weird what you want to wear but just different. Different because most men aren’t wearing it.
That was a real confidence booster for me when he told me that. And he didn’t judge me to be some sinner or pervert.

October 12, 2010 at 3:25 am
(695) John432 says:

Recently I had to attend a meeting where trousers are a must. So be it. Upon return home I donned a kneelenght skirt over the tights which I was wearing already. Outside temp 48F. Whilst I had the feeling when wearing my trousers that it was a bit chilly outside, I was pleasantly surprised that save the comfort of the skirt, the previous feeling of a slight chill wasn’t there anymore eventhough it was just tights between skin and air.

October 12, 2010 at 8:12 am
(696) Lucky says:

Today I wear pink t-shirt (Cotton Traders), Wolford De Luxe 50 black tights, black velvet mini skirt and black gladiator sandal and then went for petrol and pay at the station with lots of people behind me – dont care what Im wearing some were smiling – that was an hour ago. the lady cash person dont care what im wearing and we has short chat – seem it went prefect. :)

October 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm
(697) Lucky says:

today I went to the bank to put my money into account – I was wearing black opaque tights, jumper mini dress (V-neck with yello/grey and dark grey stripe) with black belt and black suede ankle boots – it went very well as the cash teller dont mind as she was normal also wee chat as well.. no problems at all plus quite lots of people waiting at the queue – didnt bother to notice my dress…. it quite nice feel also plenty of body to get breathe lots of airflow.

October 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm
(698) martinus says:

@ Lucky: Great! You made same experience as I did when first using skirts in public 3 years ago.
By the way, just recently I wore teint color pantyhose (I have just two choices with my support-hoses) with my jeans skirt. A women ask me in the grocery store if men can also wear bright colored stockings – she thought men have to wear black all the time. (???????)
John432: I had the same experience, during winter time I felt cold with a pair of pants, with a skirt it is warmer, and I do not wear skirts longer than knee-length.

October 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm
(699) James says:

What do you all think of a man in skin tone, beige, suntan pantyhose with skirt? Today I went to the store in my above knee cargo skirt. It’s a light green color with a matching button down shirt. I wore hiking boots with white crew socks. I’m still skiddish, but I am doing it folks. I’m doing it. I didn’t get many looks today except from a couple of ladies in a nearby hairstyling salon that I passed by wheeling out my groceries. They were laughing. I originally had dress pants on to go to an interview. Oh! what a feeling when I changed and went to the store. I know there is no way I am going back to pants full time. I am finding it is definitely worth the risk for the comfort and style.

October 14, 2010 at 4:43 am
(700) Somedaysaskirt says:

On pantyhose appeal, I personally find them to be uncomfortably ‘clingy’ and wear skirts as I would shorts. I have tried pantyhose but as I’m also a kilt wearer I’m not used to leg coverage, and the sliding together of the two upper legs when walking is for me an irritation.
I actually feel colder in them than without them for some reason.

October 14, 2010 at 9:19 am
(701) Lucky says:

Shave yer leg by using lady style shaver or Veet in Shower with sponge that usual smooth on your legs then dry off and use E45 cream then put tights on (recommend either Wolford or Levante cos it so soft as velvet) — I usual wear tights and mini skirt all time that really very comfortable. ANyone laughing at you then just ingore as they are too thicko – just wear as it yer business to wear.

October 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm
(702) strikemaster says:

Well, we’re fighting againts the trouser tyranny, aren’t we? So we decided to wear skirts instead trousers and now some of You wears trousers under the skirts (PANTYhose, a kind of trousers). WTF?

October 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm
(703) John432 says:

Strikemaster, such is called a personal preference, same as the essence of the whole blog, being allowed to make your own choises. And as to the reason, I do think that pantyhose if one doen not want to wear a girdle and stockings, also by origin a mens garment, are more stylish in shoes than socks other than knee high socks. And that also depends on the skirt one wears. For some participants wearing pantyhose is a must due to required support.
Demanding the freedom to wear a skirt also implicates the freedom what the wear underneath other than shoes.

October 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm
(704) James says:

I wore a juniors kilt like skirt to church last night. I got one compliment. Wouldn’t you know it was from a lady who just moved from Arizona. I didn’t get any responses from the regulars in my area. hmmmmmmmm!! I beginning to think that Oregon is a dud state to be living in.
This lady told me that she has seen men all over Phoenix, and surrounding areas wearing skirts and kilts. She mainly complimented my legs. Needless to say I have never been complimented in this way before.
I don’t think my wife really wanted to hear this. I think I might have a jealousy problem brewing. My wife has told me that she thinks my legs look better than hers. She’s also afraid that I want to move to a more accepting area of men wearing skirts.
I wore men’s black dress socks. To be honest I didn’t think they did me justice. I look better in a pair of suntan hose. And I have been told that by my wife and son. I just hate doing it in an area where men are hairy and resist change.

Yes I do shave my legs and I am in shape!!

October 15, 2010 at 9:03 am
(705) Lucky says:

I wear tartan tights (purple mixed), Purple tartan mixed jumper mini dress with v-neck and black suede ankle boots (pull-up with flat heel) that look nicely plus black lace choker which is so soft… I already shave my hairy chest, legs and armpit that make so comfortable with itchy.. it look much nice of various tpye of fashion clothes as trousers or same plain old boring men clothes so need something like bright and look nicely without too dull. I dont have any men clothes in my wardrobe as I mentioned about size which too big.

October 16, 2010 at 4:50 am
(706) strikemaster says:

Lucky said “I don’t have any men clothes…”, total crossdressing? Have You entered the wrong forum by mistake? I know there are ones that have problems with personal/sexual identification, there’s nothing wrong with them however this discussion is about both return of traditional men’s skirts and masculinise some other styles of skirted garments. It means I (and maybe some other internauts) fight against the stereotype that skirt is for women only. Statements like Yours shall worse social attitude to men in skirts. I have menswear only in my wardrobe and there are some skirts there. So, it’s possible to wear skirts as a straight, “traditional” man.

Next, shavig the body, tights etc., it’s question of personal preferences and have nothing to do with the skirts. If one want to wear thights, I’m not going to stop him. However, according to my medical reports research, pantyhose is even worse than traditional pair of jeans, causes overheating of the genital area much faster, so You can’t force me to wear it. I have decided to liberate me from trouser tyranny not to be dumped into more unhealthy and uncomfortable clothes. If You want wear, it’s Your own risk. Fortunately tights and shaving in not mandatory when one want to wear a skirt.

Third, tights colour discussion. Remember, the topic is “men in skirts…” not “do You like to wear tartan pantyhose?”, it’s question about personal taste, preferences, not about skirts.

Now it’s time to define our goals if we want to spread skirts through men’s wardrobe. The first goal (and propably last one) should be to prove that skirted garment is masculine, so I’m doing it best I can. I know some of You are afraid because You will have to find a brand new fetish if skirts for men have caught. If You are against men’s skirts say it loud or go to forum about crossdressing, TV etc.

October 16, 2010 at 5:06 am
(707) Lucky says:

Im not against men skirt or anything also Im not xdress or TV – my main problems is clothes size that I cannot wear men size also I looked up men skirts site that look so cool but size from 32″ to over 50″ as my waist still at 25″ due to health problems since 2000 that why Im trying to gain weight but still cannot — Im still support men to wear men skirts or anything (sorry my english seem to be messy).

October 16, 2010 at 6:57 am
(708) Lucky says:

@Skirtmaster: tights are lots better than jeans as it not overheating – jeans still cause problems as I read some news that men need lighter and more airflow so wear light sheer tights and short skirt would be good idea.

October 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm
(709) John 432 says:

Strikemaster, it’s good to see that you are no longer so opposed against tight/pantyhose wearing in combination with a skirt as previously. Indeed if one wants to discuss tights, the are various fora which entertain that subject specifically. On the otherhand wearing a skirt can imply the question what to wear therewith and what would be best. I do think small pointers/thoughts thereon are in place as long as one may decide for himself. In Geradens Blog there is a quote of a medical report stating that wearing tights decreases chances of contracting Cancer. But in essence cancer is a defective DNA gene normally latent which will become active after stumulation due to stress, alcohol, smoking and such. As mentioned before, open crotch pantyhose might be the best of two worlds???

Lucky, I do have to second Strikemaster as to how present yourselves. Like strikemaster I could not get away from the impression that you are leading a life dressed as a woman, but prior to “pass judgement” have you ever tried the boys section?
As Strikemaster indicated there is a difference between going “en femme” as it is called if I’m not mistaken and presenting yourselfes as a man who “by accident”had to wear a skirt when visiting his maitresse who had no extra pair of trousers available after you had ripped them (just as an example).
I do agree with Strikemaster that the essence is getting the accepted (again) as mens attire by the masses and such can be done in my opinion by not seeking the extreems immediately, but by talng it easy so it will go almost unnoticed and due to frequency it will blend in. the black opaque tights or stockings are a better choice than the tartans, same as a plain or frilly skirt. I do understand that due to your physique you have some restrictions but the basic question is: do you want te present yourselves as a man wearing a skirt or a man trying to impersonate a woman?

October 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm
(710) James says:

I agree that this is a men in skirts forum, and I am too guilty of getting off the subject. It is probably best that we men should start off with a plain cargo skirt with pockets and bare legs with or without men’s socks. Wearing solid colors preferrably colors that men are already accepted in is best. The more I go out in a skirt, the more comfortable I feel. I know that I am passing as a man. If people laugh, or stare It just makes me realize how ignorant and unfortunate that they are.

October 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(711) James says:

I thought I would also add that I too have only men’s clothes in my closet. I don’t have dresses and blouses. I have men’s jackets and shirts and ties along with some skirts. I do have a couple pairs of women’s shoes that are of course in my size. And these are only women’s shoes because of the heel on them. There is no buckles or pretty little things on them. I do not wear my wife’s clothes. I definitely don’t have anything with floral or bright colors. All of my skirts are knee length or above.
I’m not passing judgment on men that do dress like women, but like others on this forum I merely want to gain acceptance as a man in a skirt!!!!!

October 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm
(712) James says:

Just a correction. I meant to say that MOST OF MY CLOTHES ARE MEN’S!!!!!!!!!!!

October 17, 2010 at 8:48 am
(713) Lucky says:

ok then fair enough I better stop using this forum and I find other forum then…

October 17, 2010 at 10:59 am
(714) John 432 says:

Lucky, there is no problem with your participation, solely I guess that all would like to know how you think you present yourselves to the world, as a man in a skirt because he is enjoying the comfort thereof or something else. I believe your native tongue is French so do not hisitate to write in French if you lack sufficient English and I’ll do my utmost to translate it.
May be the next step would be a full unisex wardrobe for eveybody, but time will tell and such will be only possile if the masses will see that women are actually already into a unisex wardrobe.

Anyways, best of Luck

October 17, 2010 at 11:42 am
(715) Lucky says:

Im Scottish and usual speak Scottish mostly and messy in English – Im still favour men to wear skirt as Im not wear as women, just wear in smaller size that why I find qute hard online store to find where it is. I have unisex clohtes cos of size which is easier for me – my mate has the same problems with size in smaller. Thanks for John 432.

October 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm
(716) James says:

I didn’t mean to offend you. As I said, I am guilty of bringing up the discussion of pantyhose and even women’s shoes. It seems as though you are a man that just wants to wear alternative clothing. I don’t look down on you anymore than I want people to look down on me.
I wish I was in a more acceptable society here in the West. If I had my way I would be in a skirt, silkies pantyhose, and dress heels along with a man’s shirt.
Best of everything to all of you on this forum!!!!!!

October 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(717) John 432 says:

Lucky, thanks for the clarification, and sorry I can’t help out on translating Scottish. Now we know why the tartanhose :-) Do they carry your own tartan?
I giess that the choise as to whether you want tp participate and more important contribute to the question as how to decrease the hight of the threshold concerning the acceptance of skirt wearing men. I wouldn’t be surprised if such would be less of a challange in Schotland than on the continent as from what I gathered from other partici-pants, in parts of the USA the acceptance is coming along also.

October 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm
(718) strikemaster says:

Hi, Lucky, sorry for missunderstanding. I have men’s clothes only even I’ll buy a skirt from women’s department. Why? Because I buy (or do myself) only masculine or unisex things and all clothes I wear become men’s or unisex automatically.

John 432, my opposition against pantyhose has weakened due to the demand I can hear. I don’t need to wear these because iIm frost-proof. :) Knee socks under the kilt is for me enough, however I’m not going to dictate other what to wear.

James, we shouldn’t seek, who is guilty, beeter we invent some methods to accelerate the catching of skirts for men.
I know, women had to fight for trousers more than century and some of You thinks that ther’s the same situation with skirts for men. Wrong, we are on much better positions. As we agreed a few hundreds posts ago, education is the key. So, let education starts now. To educate we need a websites showing the reasons, outfits, personal points of view, so we backed to my suggestion to do some websites. Society have to hear the demand, arguments and must see, skirted man is not scary.

October 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm
(719) martinus says:

As almost everybody in this forum know that I am a “must” pantyhose wearer (support-hose) my statement to you, Lucky: Feel lucky to wear it whenever you like, it has nothing to do with skirts or kilts.
For me it was the step toward wearing skirts since I had to wear my supporters, nothing could help me for the heat around legs and lower body, but the skirt, and my wife came up with that idea first – and she bought me the first two skirted garments. Does it help?

October 23, 2010 at 8:13 am
(720) John 432 says:

Martinus, your wife would a grand example for others women, but would she have accepted it if you would not have to wear the support hose?

October 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm
(721) martinus says:

Hard to tell, John 432, but for sure she had the idea first. I think the problem are not the women, the problem are men itself. I never saw new ideas from men in case of their fashion.

I always get nice comments from women when they see mit in a skirt or kilt, men do not pay attention to that or, sometimes for sure, they don’t want to notice a men different dressed.

October 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm
(722) James says:

I must admit that the idea of wearing a skirt up until this year hasn’t crossed my mind. It has become a wonderful, beautiful thing. My thing has always been wearing womens thin denier tights or pantyhose (in the house) as we Americans call them. If a man is going to wear tights then the tights have to be very loose fitting in the crotch area.

Today I went to church in slacks and a dress shirt with tights underneath. It was very uncomfortable being in pants. The weather in my area is turning colder, so wearing tights isn’t a bad idea. I’m definitely not for wearing tights when the weather is hot. It’s so hard for me to look so different then all other men in my area, but maybe I just have to boost my confidence up a notch. I really want to wear the tights with a knee length skirt and unisex shoes with a little heel. What is wrong with a man showing off his legs? Does it take breasts and a vagina to have a great pair of legs? I guess I have proven that theory wrong.
Like some of you, I am having the most problems from men, and I am afraid of being more extreme with my dressing. As I sit here typing this right now, I am in a skirt with tights and 1.5 inch heels and a man’s t-shirt. It feels so natural and wonderful. I wish that I could feel good about going out the door this way. What do you all think? Is it too extreme? Should I just stick to wearing a skirt with crew socks and hiking boots instead even though that isn’t what I really want to do?

October 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm
(723) Dave says:

Men will continue to be void of an original thought. They absolutely have to wear trousers with all of the accompanying discomfort and low sperm count. It is rather mindless in my opinion. I dress for comfort. No tight belts. No crotch in any of my garments either. Pick your own look. You can not please everyone that you meet. I do not approve of the ripped jeans popular with women, but they still wear them. Tights are great for a blizzards but not for restroom convenience. My look is a variety of skirt lengths depending upon the activity and the weather. Those “no show” socks are one of my favorites. Also preferred are those straight hem tops rather than the “shirt tail” hem.

Just wear it. My wife wears everything from jeans to dresses. So do I. No person with fewer rights here.

October 25, 2010 at 11:50 am
(724) John 432 says:


Nothing is wrong with a man showing his legs. If you would be wearing a short no one would twitch an eye. Shorts and T-shirts are common attire. Unfurbicated kneelength shorts tend to raise the eyebrowe when worn by a man. If it is a very lose fitting short of similar lenght as seen on the catwalk as fashion statement for the coming spring/summer season, such is not the case. In essence it is how you combine the garments and to what extend you take in to account the situations to be encountered with. At times it might be wise to use opaque tights in stead of sheer or in line with strikemaster kneelength socks. Basic qeustion to pose when looking in to the mirror is: how would I react if I would encounter someone dressed in such a fashion in the street end do note now you are prejudist already….
In line with common practice for kilt wearers when in formal attire why not combine a skirt with a dressshirt, tie and jacket?

Just a pointer: when wearing socks/tights/pantyhose with a skirt do try to match the color with the color of your shoes.

Oh and the other day I heard that in most advertisements concerning tights and stockings, these are most times modelled on men’s legs. The chap who told me was my brother in law who scolded me for wearing a skirt. That such was initiated by my ex was of no interest to him.

October 27, 2010 at 4:49 am
(725) marcus/Amy says:

guys shold be able to where skirts if thay like .
i love the feail of that extra freadom

October 27, 2010 at 11:18 am
(726) fashion says:

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for all your great comments. I would like to start a feature where you submit your pics and stories about wearing skirts. Anyone interested? Give me an idea if this is something you’d like, and I’ll post the details here, and on the site!
Guide to About.com Women’s Fashion

October 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm
(727) Dave says:

The feature with pictures is an excellent idea with one caveat. It should be restricted to men who identify as men. We definitely should not have men who have a second personality as Amy, Nancy, Susan, etc. No wigs or breast forms. Just men who are comfortable being men.

This has been a major barrier in acceptance as it brings a separate psychological issue. The feature should be focused solely upon men who wish to wear garments as men in much the same manner as women who wear pants or skirts as women. We need to reach mainstream American men without dragging along any distracting baggage.

As I am a happily married guy with a very feminine spouse I see a need to be sharply focused to increase the likelihood that men will learn that masculinity doesn’t mandate trousers. Seeing sissy feminine looking men will seriously compromise our mission. It must not be about transgendered boundaries. Save that for other venues. Focus on men in our 21st century world who want the same clothing rights that women have. No more and no less.

October 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(728) john432 says:

Cynthia, great to see that you are following the discussion. I do think that a more structured presentation would be grand.

October 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm
(729) strikemaster says:

Cynthia, it is something that could help as a skirts-for-men advocacy, so it’s wanted. I don’t know if my personal story could help, but some have interesting stories to broadcast.

October 29, 2010 at 12:05 am
(730) Somedaysaskirt says:

Not just educating the likes of mainstream Americans, Dave. There are other countries in our world requiring education – I’m in the UK myself and rarely (if ever) see a man in a skirt here. Full TV outfits occasionally, but not just a skirt/pants switch. Even kilts are not normally seen either. I’m the only individual I know in my small corner of the country who seems to be into the skirt option, and I guess that’s probably the same for most of us. The very idea is still very much in its infancy, but at least WE have seen a way through the ‘trouser tyranny’ which is the main thing.
Making that choice look easy to make has to be the goal if our satisfaction of it is to influence others who either have problems being converted, or haven’t even considered that there might be a choice.
Wearing skirts or kilts (not all the time – I’m not an obsessive) brought a major factor of pleasure to my otherwise ‘humdrum’ life. It wasn’t a complicated choice as I have always tried to think laterally about most design implications. The looser feel of an open hem about my knees rather than the total leg abrasion that pants delivers, does it for me every time. I see men in their jeans (usually) and pity their lifelong imprisonment to that ritualistic form of clothing. They need the choice to be made easy to adopt, but in a masculine way.
I agree totally that anything suggesting more than just skirt use is unwanted confusion, and when it sneeks in it always cancels out any headway made. Although I have no issue with the sight of a feminised man, I am not on that planet at all and I see that diversion as having absolutely nothing to do with the theme of this discussion.

October 29, 2010 at 12:53 am
(731) Somedaysaskirt says:

The clothing industry has to properly get behind this for any advances to be made.
High street retailing is where it has to be seen. I cannot believe the situation we have where a man feels, or is seen by many to be, perverse by wanting to opt for a more comfortable form of clothing than pants. I cannot understand this indoctrination is still with us in a completely new century where all other of life’s alternative options are being adopted left, right and centre. Yet still the clothing industry cannot seem to budge from their shortsightedness.
Dress a male mannequin in, to begin with, a plain skirt, sweater and trainers and make it look like fun. How difficult can that be? A sort of lounging around garment for home use if you like. At least start it somewhere, and then build on it. And make the cut feasible. Not dragging the ground all the time like we’re monks scared to show a pair of knees.
Men wear shorts, so why all this heavy looking black draperage like something out of a horror movie?
Also women didn’t dare wear miniskirts straight off, so why would men want to? Let’s get some common sense going from the industry. I wear minis at home because I can, but although their use in public is a show of attitude, it isn’t how the average man will initially adopt skirts, believe me. And they won’t nancy about picking skirts from the ‘girlie’ department either. Even if some of us have gotten over that inhibition.
The skirts HAVE to be for men if men are to buy them and help to discard the sorry lot of being obliged to tolerate the unforgiving sentence of uniformly male pants for life dead end street.
There is an exit.

October 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm
(732) Dave says:

“HAVE to be for men”? So the retailers have to relabel a skirt while doubling the price before men will buy? A skirt is a skirt meaning that a mans skirt is indistinguishable from a womans skirt except for the price. Buy juniors sizing rather than womens sizing. It is really that simple. What’s with this label fixation? Get over your sexual insecurity and keep a lot of money in your pocket. How stupid are men when compared to women? A man in a skirt will still look like a man just like a woman in pants still looks like a woman. This is embarrassing!

October 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm
(733) John 432 says:

Somedaysaskirt: I take i that yuo also support the idea posed buy Fashion (726) alias to Cynthia.
If retailers would create a departement Homo Sapiens the problem would be solved.

Dave: well said.

For those who appreciate pantyhose/tights under their skirt, here are some unisex tights:

Next step: Unisex skirts?
If so demand would increase and thus the prices could decrease. Basic economics?! So if you want to economize, by that what has the highest turn over: skirts

October 30, 2010 at 1:54 am
(734) Somedaysaskirt says:

You are both individuals who have no problem with wearing women’s skirts. I have no problem with wearing women’s skirts, as long as it looks OK.
But several million men would NOT. Repeat NOT.
Where are you guys coming from?
Yes it would be easy to offer garments manufactured for women to men, but the sales would be close on zero.
The sizing system is crap for men to start with. Someone said buy junior sizes. Why? Why should we compromise so much when females get THEIR way 100%.
I can bet you that this time next year, this column will be twice as long, and no-one will have got anywhere because the only visitors to it are existing skirt wearers. Most of the rest of the world passes by still thinking it’s just too weird for them, and is about men wearing women’s clothes.
There is NO way that the average man in the street is going to subscribe to openly wearing women’s clothing down at the pub on a Friday night.
Get real.

October 30, 2010 at 2:23 am
(735) Somedaysaskirt says:

Can you honestly see your brother, aging father, uncle, nephew, the King, whatever, going into a store and all coming out with skirts?
Just because someone suggests thst trousers might be less comfortable for them?
The choice has to be theirs to make for better reasons than that.
It has to come from a male-based product range. If the skirt is to become as commonplace as pants within the western male population, then having to find what looks OK on a man, from the women’s racks, is a dead-end format.
There are millions of men out there.
Of that there are maybe 50 who have bothered to voice their opinions here…and all are pro-skirt wearers.
Go figure it out.

October 30, 2010 at 11:30 am
(736) Dave says:

The chicken or the egg? There will not be a line of skirts intended for men until men quit exclusively wearing pants in a similar manner that women quit exclusively wearing skirts on a daily basis. Women started wearing pants from the mens section since there wasn’t such a thing as pants made for women. Only after a sizable market existed did manufacturers see the dollar signs of a new source of profit. To this day women do not have any problems wearing a shirt or a pair of jeans from the mens section. Until and unless men can follow the same path that women did there will not be any progress whatsoever. Men must first show manufacturers the money. The market must be too large to ignore. In this manner the risk of substantial sales to a target market that already exists is minimized.

Making skirts for men when men are wearing pants would be an expensive blunder that would cost a CEO his/her job. There would certainly be a stockholders revolt. That is not how to maximize stockholders profit in a competitive world.

Men must first wear skirts. That means they must be bought from the womens department since there aren’t any skirts for men. It is the old cart before the horse. Or maybe it is the chicken versus the egg argument.

My concern is that men are too gutless to take the bold steps necessary to make skirts for men a reality.

October 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm
(737) James says:

Dave you are right except that at least where I live there aren’t many skirts that are being sold. Even if a woman wants to go and buy a skirt, she might come away empty handed. It’s just that much harder for us men.

What I am finding is that most skirts are being clearanced. Since women aren’t wearing skirts as a norm, skirts are not being produced. Only diehards like we men are going to go on ebay or whatever and shop hard to find what we are looking for. For the average fellow, this just isn’t going to be realized.
What about Goodwill or second hand stores? Most skirts that I have seen from these places are thin material skirts with flowers all over them. Now I for sure am not wearing one of these in public. Sizing is a real problem for most of us men. I happen to have a big build with big thighs and hips, so a medium in misses or a large in juniors works for me. However not for most men.
The challenge is that there just isn’t that many skirts out there to be chosen from even for a woman let alone a man.
My wife has a very hard time finding a dress or skirt that works for her. This is all due to the pant revolution that women have placed themselves.

Most of my skirts have come from dept. stores in their clearance sections. It seems as though the USA (people in general both sexes) are addicted to jean like pants. Correct me if I am wrong: Don’t even women think of a putting on a skirt as a type of dressing up? If that is true, we know most men don’t like dressing up and therefore will never entertain the the idea of putting on a skirt.

October 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm
(738) John 432 says:

Somedaysaskirt: Where do we come from? I can’t answer that for other participants in this blog, but the western world. In my opinion it does not matter where comes from but how does one look at live and everthing that comes along with that. I grew up in an international setting. When I mentioned to my father what was use by my futire ex as reason for divorce, he said “I wish I could do so” at 100- years… I guess that the most important aspect is the willingness to look beyond what has been taught to us, willingness to look across borders, both in litteral sense and as figure of speach. Or did we crawl from under a stone??

Dave: indeed it is a matter of the chicken and the egg, but maybe if the producers of men-skirts in existance would moderate the prices and the men wearing skirts to goth partyies and such would wear these also at other moments, it would help. Inddeed men are to gutless and often just show their whishes are having had a midlife crisis and bought a Harley Davidson, or something like that. Also skirt wearing by men is for most uncharted grounds and seems a startrek expedition.

James: Why don’t we like dressing up? A result of what has been inprinted on us for many generations as discussed already far before.

Gents we now have on table the offer of Cynthia to provide all of the particpants, NB 155000 participants to the poll of which 850 negative, to provide us with a platform. I guess we should accept the offer.

October 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(739) John432 says:

Whole watching BBC2 toningt, Renaissance reborn, I noted that the paintings by Pierrot showed men in skirts but wearing thereunder things which looked like ….
those gruwesome leggings.

November 1, 2010 at 10:27 am
(740) John432 says:

just a link to a site which covers this subject also: http://simple-mixte.com/accueil.htm
It is all in french but has some links (liens) to other interesting site also.

November 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm
(741) Cynthia Nellis says:

Hi Guys!
OK, as promised, a spot to share your stories and photos (if you want) about the experience of wearing skirts. All submissions will be moderated, so expect to see an intelligent, mature discussion of the subject, plus lots of advice and tips to share with other men who would like to do the same.
Thanks for keeping the discussion alive and feel free to participate if you want!

November 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm
(742) James says:

I finally went for it. Halloween is a good place to start for trying something daring. I went out in a suit jacket, white dress shirt, and black tie and of course my clean shaven and short haircut. From the waist down is where it got fun. I wore a slightly above knee length black Gap skirt with 15 denier beige pantyhose. I also had on 4″ black high heels with shoelaces.
I got one nice compliment from a teenager (highschooler) who was hanging out in from of a major retail store that my wife, 8yr old son and I were trick or treating. I did get quite a few snubs. We went out to a family dining type restaurant later where the management and waiter/waitresses were very nice and courgial to me. I got laughed at and jeered out by an elderly couple in a table booth behind us.
The one compliment that I did receive was awesome though. The young man told me, “Way to go, What a way to represent a man.” My wife and I didn’t sense any sarcasm from him. He gave me a thumbs up and smiled. This was very encouraging because that is exactly what I was trying to do: Come across being a man!!!! I think most people just don’t get it, but like the manager of the restaurant said to me. “That is there problem and not yours.” So I guess in a way I got 2 compliments.
It was totally wonderful to be in some women’s clothes and still feel and look like a man. I was still me with no disguises, and that is what I want!!!!

November 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm
(743) john 432 says:

way to go James, any new experiences?

November 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm
(744) James says:

Hi, yes John 432 my confidence level has risen high. I wear cargo skirts daily in public. No heels or hose just the skirt with all men’s clothes. I have gotten over the hump.
Most people don’t even notice me, or maybe its just me getting over people. I feel better and my personality is better.
I am so glad I decided to stick with the skirt dressing. I feel bad for all those gents out there in jeans.
I guess it has made me dress better in general. I think nothing of putting on a dress shirt and tie. I used to hate ties, and now I love them.
I find that my confidence is higher when I am in the shirt and tie. Don’t get me wrong, I can wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt, but I love the look of a dress shirt and tie. I think people look above the belt first, and maybe that is why I am so successful with the skirt.

November 7, 2010 at 12:43 am
(745) Dave says:

Don’t we wear skirts for comfort? A buttoned collar with a necktie is very uncomfortable. Have you tried a t-shirt with a straight hem? It is easy to match a top with a skirt. You are correct in that your attitude is almost 100% of others perceptions. Just one guy’s opinions.

November 7, 2010 at 7:20 am
(746) John 432 says:

Indeed James, when I tried out various combinations, the skirt, dressshirt/tie/jacket combi worked in my opinion as the best to retain the male look. One could compare it with the formal kilt wear. And I do think that by leaving the heels, the total picture will be stronger.

Dave I do think that a poloshirt is better than a teeshirt as the last is often also worn by women. And yes we do wear the skirts for comfort but if the way James describes will help to gain acceptance than go for the stylish look as such will present more the image of comfort and well thought over decision.

November 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm
(747) James says:

I had quite the confrontation this week from my pastor at church. He pulled me aside after Wednesday night service and said the skirt thing won’t work. Isn’t that amazing the nerve of someone even a pastor confronting an attendee as myself over dressing. I am not a leader just an attendee.

As the conversation went on, I knew I was talking to a complete idiot. As Dave has said a wise person doesn’t continue to talk to an idiot. And I broke out of there with my wife and will never return.

What is so interesting is what was said. The pastor said that I am offending people in the church by my skirt wearing. I wear a plain skirt knee length with men’s hiking boots and socks with a button up shirt and jacket when going to church ( No hose and no high heels). I am just a man in a skirt. Ridiculous ha! The pastor actually said that he favors tattoos more than he does skirts on men because we don’t want to offend anyone do we? I’m thinking but aren’t you offending me? I am offended by all of the women who come in faded, tight jeans. And by the way there isn’t a woman in a skirt or dress in the church that I have seen. Maybe one on Sunday if we’re lucky. The one thing that I did say is that I will wear pants just as soon as every woman puts on a dress or skirt. Of course I knew at this point the conversation was going nowhere so I ended it and left. No sense in arguing with an idiot as was earlier stated!!!!!!!

Needless to say that my wife and I won’t be attending that church any longer.

November 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm
(748) Dave says:

Would you believe that I saw a lady in ripped, baggy jeans at a funeral last week? Sad but true. Would you believe expensive diamonds, a leather jacket, faded jeans and heels? Yes, women seem to wear anything without being evicted from Planet Earth. If pants are supposed to be a male garment women need to stop wearing them. What we have here is an undisputed finding that pants are an asexual garment. Given that I think the message is that skirts need to be regarded as an asexual garment. Why not? Women have virtually abandoned the skirt. Without our help the skirt may well disappear into history as did the dinosaur. So guys, make like we have at least as many choices as those humans with a vagina. I don’t know about you but I do have the balls to wear a skirt in public.

November 15, 2010 at 4:54 am
(749) John 432 says:

James, What was the pastor wearing? The customary robe?
Like you I attended church this week, not because I’m a regular churchgoing person, but for reason of a combined church/school (which my kid is attending) activity. The theme was abiding regulations and reference was made to Exodus 20, 2-17 containing frases that one should treasure people for whom you care and one should not be slanderous of others. I guess the pastor doesn’t know the book. Further I realised that the teachings in my opinion contain a double standard (putting it mildly), hence Dave I guess it is not surpising that the ceatures which led us into temptation use a double standard and will dress like they feel even if it’s inapropriate.

Just now I was looking in the Oxford Concise dictionary. The word skirt is derived from the old Norse word skyrta meaning shirt… synonymous the the Old English word scyrte meaning short… and if one takes that into Dutch one would have the word schort meaning apron…
By this dictionary a skirt is considered a womens garment. Now if one than looks at the word kilt it is described aas a knee-lenght SKIRT of pleated tartan cloth, traditionally worn by men etc. Contradictio in termini?

November 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm
(750) James says:

For the heck of it, I thought I would call up various churches and see what their perspective view is on a man in a skirt. One in particular, the pastor said he had never heard of it in his twenty years of ministry. I said I guess it would be a different matter if a woman was to cross dress. He said that was a cultural thing. He its culturally okay for a woman to cross dress, but not a man because according to him one can’t tell if a woman is cross dressing.

I did have something to ask you gents out there. Do you think that I potentially am putting my family and myself in harms way by continuing public skirt wearing? The reason I ask is a couple of my wife’s family members are concerned because it just isn’t done in my neck of the woods. People can start gossiping and making up things about me, possibly ruining my livelihood etc. What do you all think? I sure welcome your insight on this subject.

November 16, 2010 at 11:02 am
(751) John 432 says:

James, i.r.o. the 1ste paragraph: I do see the double norm used by the church peeking around the corner.

I.r.o. of your request for an opinion:
the concern family members have as to what third parties might thnks might be a means of voicing ones own opinion without being doing such openly. It is so contradictory with what you wrote under 742.
I have paid dear for it as it was my spouse, her family and friends who ridiculed me.

If you serious think they are voicing the opinions of non family members than I would say that securing ones livelihood has a higher priority. As I don’t know in which woods live but you might consider a kilt with tartan from this site as they are not so expensive as the real thing: http://stores.channeladvisor.com/Fred-On-line321/Mens%20Kilts/
Maybe you can have the company logo embroided thereon, thus making it an official company attire.

In the end it is up to you and your wife jointly to decide what has more importance and how to cope with the situation as from another part of the globe it is rather difficult to imagine the local culture with which you are confronted.

November 16, 2010 at 11:14 am
(752) Dave says:

So the minister said that he hadn’t seen a man in a skirt before. That much may be a fact. Very few women cross-dress. My wife always wears pants but doesn’t stand a chance of passing as a male. I would never cross-dress myself since I have no desire to pass as being a biological woman. How can a skirt be a woman’s garment when it is rare to see anyone wearing a skirt?

I have never had a confrontation within the past 15 years of wearing whatsoever that I wished to wear. I’m almost always with my wife and/or a daughter. So you think that you must show complete conformity? How then did women begin to wear pants? How can people gossip that you might be gay when you have a real woman at your side? Gays simply don’t show affection or receive affection from a member of the opposite sex in public places. I actually don’t care even if someone thinks that I am a republican just because I like to wear a skirt. I can’t see a physical threat.

Do you want your public to decide your wardrobe, your religion, your automobile that you drive, the color of your house or what your lawn mower looks like? Do NOT give them that power over you. Use your own brain to make your own decisions. Freedom is the American way.

November 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm
(753) James says:

Honestly I haven’t had any real problems in the supermarkets, bank or any places of errand that I need to go. Church has been the only real problem so far since I started wearing skirts in August 2010.

The term cross dressing is so overused. I like the term cross disguising. I am in no way cross disguising as I know that most on this website aren’t. We would have to examine every piece of clothing on our bodies to determine if we’re cross dressing or not. My wife openly wears jeans and men’s crew socks. Obviously nobody cares. I have a pair of wing tip shoes that look manly, but they have an inch and a half heel on them. As long as I am wearing long pants, nobody knows that I am ” ” wearing a pair of women’s shoes. And of course I don’t care for wearing pants, so I don’t wear these shoes very often.

Wouldn’t you agree that it’s mainly in our face how we come across what gender we are representing? It’s pretty hard for me to pass as a female. I don’t have any desire to anyway.

Thanks Dave and John432 for your insight.

November 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm
(754) John432 says:

James, what does your wife think of the commenst of her family?

November 16, 2010 at 6:52 pm
(755) James says:


My wife dosen’t take their extreme point of view. She is a little concerned what people think. She keeps telling me that I look good in skirts and even in hosiery and heels. She says that since I have gotten into good shape different clothing looks good on me. She says that pants are okay on me, but skirts are way better.

My wife is very upset with her own gendered people. She keeps telling me its not fair that women have the freedom to wear whatever and her wonderful husband can’t without negative vibes.

November 17, 2010 at 3:28 am
(756) John432 says:

James, You are lucky with such a supporting wife whom seems to have a mind of her own in a positive sense.

Does she feel, save the comments of her family, that your skirting around will jeopardise your livelihood? What is for her a priority: livelihood or freedom of mind and expression?

As indicated before, in the end it is between the two of you to decide as to what is acceptable to the two of you.

As i read the other day, an article by a psychiatrist, comments like these uttered by family and friends are often based on jalousie.

November 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm
(757) James says:

I am very lucky to have the wife I have. My wife and I are both concerned about the livelihood issue. Right now I don’t work close, but maybe having a job offer in my hometown soon. I am concerned how my employer would think of me if I was seen off duty in a skirt. Would I be a target to be fired?

John432, you are right about “jealousy.” I had a conversation with my wife’s grandmother who is very against my skirt wearing in public. She gave herself away when she said she wouldn’t be in the same room with me if I was in a skirt. She lives about 150 miles away. If she came to my house and saw me that way, she would turn around and go home. She doesn’t want to talk to my wife about it. She told me I need to set my wife straight about my not wearing skirts. She doesn’t even want me to wear them around my son in the home. She’s very controlling and jealous. I believe jealous. She’s very controlling of her own husband(my wife’s grandfather) who doesn’t even know that I am wearing skirts.

Maybe this is the real problem why we men are having such a hard time with this. My wife admitted at first that she was jealous. She said “you put me to shame.” Women don’t want men to show them up. I know we’re not trying to, but sometimes it works out that way.

This last Sunday, my wife and I went out to dinner for our 12th wedding anniversary. My wife wanted me to go out in a skirt and hose and pumps. Of course along with that I had on a dress shirt and tie and suit blazer jacket. My wife had on a skirt, hose, and heels along with a white blouse, and sweater, and of course makeup and long hair.
She told me that I looked very handsome this way, and no way did I look like a woman. I never would have dreamed that this could be happening to me. What a rush sitting next to her in the restaurant, eating together this way!

November 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm
(758) Dave says:

Two thoughts:

Your employer can dictate your dress code while you are working. It is not like the military where you are literally a GI (government issue). What you do on your own time is your decision. You can even drink a beer without the prior approval of either your minister or your employer. You can even wear a skirt on your own time. Maybe drive a Honda.

It really sounds as if you are a small child who needs constant supervision, who is unable to make decisions, in the mind of your wife’s relatives. Only a judge can declare you incompetent. I would suggest that you require that only your wife’s male relatives wear pants since pants must be the EXCLUSIVE male garment in their opinion. Not a male, no pants for you. Why should any of your relatives have superior clothing rights to you? Can they cite a legal document that supports such discrimination based upon gender? I haven’t read that I need a vagina to wear a skirt.

November 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm
(759) John432 says:

James, in respect of the job offer, if you are invited, I do think that going the tradional way might be best, test the water prior to engaging into activities which might terminate the contract. Best to wait for the proper moment to see how the collegues will react, like Aprils fools day of next haloween. Bear in mind the words written by Dave.

I.r.o. the attitude of your in-law grandmother, she is one of the many women dictating how a man should behave etc. whilst not taking advise from her spouse. But I do want to point out that traits mentioned by you will become more pronounced as ones years climb. Older people tend to lock themselves in the own world.

Envy is a great danger. Women might think that you trespass on their turff when you wear a skirt and such might be reason for envy, but even worse they will become enranged and will seek revenge for the tresspassing. Your wife has luckely for you not gone into that direction but not only has she become supportive but now even tells you what to wear and at what time. I can elaborate thereon but the essence is that the new found lifestyle suits the two of you. As said before such is for the two of you to decide with the essential respect in both directions.

I now would like you to look back at your relationship as it was prior to the moment you started to skirt around and since. Has your relationship changed, if so for better or worse?

November 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm
(760) John432 says:

part 2: I do like the paragraph concerning the going out for diner both wearing a skirt etc, ergo unisex down from the waist. I suggested something like that to my ex to be some years ago and she thought the world of it in first instance. Soon after she discussed it with a friend who was appalled and thereafter she indicated she wanted to divorce me for wearing skirts. My wife is like your grandmother in law a controll freak. According to a psychiatrist a severe case, and a psychologist did not rule out the possibility of borderline. The essence of the story is that she could not cope with the fact that a man is like a woman a human being with needs en requires attention at times also otherwise attention will be sought elsewhere. My wife surpassed her mother in attitude whilst complaning about the attitude of her mother. NB caracter traits do dwindle down the generations. I’ll not elaborate in this aspect further as it is beyond the scope of this blog as it concerns the interaction between the two of you. Whether or not such suits you is up to the two of you. You don’t need the consent of outsiders.

November 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm
(761) James says:

Thanks John432 for your carefully written thoughtful insight. I think we men in general want to be the providers and the heroes of our home. It’s really hard for me not to think that I am selfish when I want to do something that’s not widely accepted. Of course It’s always easiest swimming downstream.
Maybe where we grow and learn is swimming upstream. When the weather was warm, I was really enjoying a cargo skirt. And yes my marriage is better than last year. My wife and I have had a blast going out with me in a skirt. I think she has grown in life. LIke she told me, She was once jealous of me in a skirt for it put her to shame.

Make no mistake about it: I will conform to any dress codes that my employer sets forth. All I want is freedom when I am on my time.

November 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm
(762) martinus says:

James, regarding your comment wearing a skirt in church.
I remember my first time when the pastor saw me and was greeting before service: Interesting, he said, do you wear it for an event? No, I asnwered, I like it and I have to wear my support-hose. After church he ask me to come again in skirt next Sunday….. which I did. That was happen 3 years ago.

To your concern about job and interview. I discussed it that I want to wear skirts with my employer and without any hesitating I got the answer that I can wear skirts whenever I like. But the shirt must be the official and I can’t wear it with traditional kilt’s. That was okay with me, so I wear mostly black skirts.

November 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm
(763) John432 says:

James, Indeed we men want to be providers as has been for ages, but due to the emancipation role change has taken place ate the workfloor, eventhough many have not realised such. Newsweek has been running a number of articles on that subject and predicts that women will be fully in charge when the financial crisis has stabilised.

Stangely enough in the tome of the Cathars, women were running the household show and men were ther solely to provide by hunting or earnings gained in war of tournements. History does tend repeat itselves, hence skirting men are a part of that repetition.

November 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm
(764) Pete says:

Okay, John 432 in history the Cathars and all other men wore skirted garments, no exception at all. At that time until 16 century men wore jewlery because it was the sign of power, and still it is. Men today…… jewlery?????
And in case of skirted garments??????
For myself I can tell as long I am in control of my mind I am in control of my life. I know what I am wearing and that is jewlery and skirted garments in my way of understanding, and not according others telling me.
That makes a man, when he’s knowing about himself and his own personality. It wasn’t always like described but since I am going this way I found wonderful friends and the life is much easier, just wonderful.

November 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm
(765) Dave says:

Check http://athens.skirt.com/skirt-hes-so-original to see many stories of men who wear skirts on a frequent basis.

November 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm
(766) John 432 says:

Pete, Jewlery was indeed normal for men in the 16th and other ages as the banking system was not the likes of the present day system. It was their wallet. Hence they would carry it on their body.

Wearing a skirt nowadays doesn’t require jewlery in the same fashion as in the 16th century, as a credit card hardly requires space. I do think that if one wants to combine it in such a fashion that one gains respect instead of being rediculled, than one could use the same guidelines as with what is considered presently as traditional for men and also as to what the culture is of the skirt wearer.

November 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm
(767) Pete says:

Dave: Interesting blog, I didn’t see it before you mentioned it.
John432: I did not mean men have to wear jewlery to skirts neccessarely, I just want to tell that all we deny in case of personal expression or feeling was a “average/normal” part in past for men.
I wear my two bracelets and one necklace all the time, with pants or skirts, I don’t care what other people might think about me as long I can’t read their thoughts.
I just get so many nice and friendly comments, not when wearing pants but a skirt.

November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(768) James says:

Pete, what part of the world do you live in? I wish I got nice comments when wearing skirts. I mostly just get glances and snubs and people that try to ignore me. I have a supporting wife which is really great, but I wish I was more accepted out in society in a skirt.

November 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm
(769) john 432 says:

as there were some comments as to whether trousers can be preferred above a skirt depending on the weather earlier today I went for a walk with the dog in trousers with temperatures just a few degreees above freezing, just now I returned from another walk with the dog in skirt, thighs and wellies, I must say it was more agreable eventhough it was freezing

November 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm
(770) Pete says:

James, I’m living in USA, Michigan, north of Detroit. It just makes a difference how you wear skirts, and I am showing up with confidence and strength. By the way, I’m not the only skirt-wearer there.

November 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm
(771) Dave says:

I’m in the metro Denver (Colorado) area. It is the attitude just as much as what dress or skirt that you are wearing. It helps to be next to your spouse since that destroys the thought that you might be gay. A long fleece lined skirt beats any pair of pants on a cold, windy winter day.

I can’t understand why men still think that pants are a male garment when most women also wear pants. Maybe the typical man won’t be in denial of the obvious for another decade. If you don’t allow your neighbors to pick your car or your religion, why should you allow them to pick your clothing for you? Are men really just mindless robots?

November 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm
(772) Pete says:

Dave, I wouldn’t say mindless but robots. A lot of men thinking about what they are doing, but way much too less thinking about their own comfort overfilled to do always the right thing.
It hurts men when people complaining about things they do.
Men have just to ignore such things, and spouses will much more open minded when their partners have a clear direction.

Yes, I agree, sometimes it is necessary to adapt a little to the situation and event when wearing different kind of clothes. As a example I have to wear still a (it is a clear dressing form in our company) shirt with tie to my skirt and dark thighs for special events.

December 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(773) tine says:

Dave, you might be right, men often acting like robots, but men are also afraid to make a mistake. So, to avoid that they do what others are doing.
If somebody break that rule men tend to observe if this person is crazy. Arguments mostly do not help too much because men also tend to getting aggressive when touching their personal environment.
I saw it several times when my husband is going with me skirted, sometimes even in partner-look. Maybe people might think that we are crazy, but we’re not, just equal.
Pete: I know that companies often have dressing codes, and also at our school it is a requirement for men wearing a tie and white shirt for special events, wome have to wear a skirt. Interesting is, that for men it is not explained that they have to wear pants because everybody thinks it is common. One man took advantage and wore a skirt. The boss ask him to change but he said that isn”t a requirement in the dress-code. This man contacted his lawyer and there was the answer: If it’s not in the company-dress-code men can wear what they want. So, this guy is still wearing skirts, and nobody touches that issue anymore.

December 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm
(774) Steve K. says:

Hi guys, I am so glad I found this forum! I have spent the last threedays reading it. I bought some skirts on E Bay and they fit well and look nice. I am 5’7″ 185lbs and i work out five nights a week to stay in shape. I am a straight male that has always liked wearing short shorts and just recently, skirts. I live in Ft. Pierce Florida, and it is pretty rednecky here, I cant help but fear for my safety if the right group of rednecks happen to pull up while i am getting gas while wearing a skirt. I have been harassed by them when I was wearing short shorts. I dress totally masculine except for the skirts and short shorts. I am tired of closed minded judgmental people. Have you herd of any violent attacts on men wearing skirts?

December 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm
(775) King Arthur says:

Steve, I did not hear anything about harrassments or attacs on men in skirts. I believe there are some rednecks around which still dreming in time of Rough Riders 100 years ago. I came around the country but never had any problems when wearing skirts (6’4″, 199lbs), and I let everybody know it that they better should stay away from me. Maybe it is my behavior or my muscles, I don’t know, but I only got very nice comments and compliments.
Narrow minded people are always around you, so just be confident what are you wearing and don’t show up with any fear, but be carefully anyway.

December 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm
(776) Steve K. says:

Well that’s nice to know, thanks for the response. I know I can hold my own in a confrontation, but I would prefer to avoid it all together, “jail and broken bones last much longer than the confrontation itself”. The reason I am concerned is that my ex wifes gay friend, a little 120 pound girly guy just got gay bashed this last Thursday at a regular bar at the beach by a 6ft 4 in 240lb redneck in his early thirtys, this redneck sucker punched this little guy to the ground and then started kicking him in the ribs while he was on the ground and it took my exwife “who is a trained kickboxer” and two other guys to get this redneck off of beating the little gay guy. It’s such a shame that people have to be so judgemental and hypicritical.
I grew up always being jealous of the fact that women could wear skirts and guys are stuck wearing pants and shorts, “well manpries these days” I have been pretty good at breaking the mold…I wear “Daisy Dukes” and a tank top body suit to the gym to work out in while all the other guys are wearing “manpries” and are so covered up that they would fit in with an Arab womans dress code. I don’t understand what it is with men being so uptight about showing some legg!!
I always get compliments from the women when I wear my short shorts and the men just dismiss me as gay and won’t speak to me, and the young kids laugh, but whatever…they are the ones missing out on the attention from the women! I can’t wait to get out in my mini cargo skirt that I bought. It will be interesting to see what happens when I am at Home Depot in the tool section checking out a new Milwaukee hammer drill while wearing a cargo mini skirt!!! I will post back with what happens when I do it. Well thanks for the encouragement that everybodys input in the last 775 posts has provided to give me the courage to wear a skirt outside of my house!

December 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm
(777) Alby says:

Yes, it’s a shame that those people like described are free and hanging around. But I have another reason to write about men’s skirts because there are some serious reason which also rednecks don’t know. Just read it:
I just can’t understand that men always find excuses for that what they want to do.
In short: They don’t have to find any excuse except for the reason staying healthy. A skirt for every men is recommended because:
1. decrease the risk of prostate cancer
2. decrease the risk of testicle cancer
3. more air is flowing through the lower part of the body which helps:
a. keep legs airy and the reproduction organs in cooler temperature, therefor men do not need any additional supplements for sexual life, and in fall/winter/spring time legs absorbe more sunlight giving the body more Vitamin A
4. Skirted garments provide much more comfort for the male body than any kind of pants.
Sorry, I couldn’t find any reason(s) against skirted garments in case of health for men except old thinking barriers. Do you can find any?

December 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm
(778) Steve K. says:

I think alot of men are just uptight about the being sexually in the lime light and if you are wearing a skirt, puts you in that light, just like women, especially if you are in good shape and the skirt shows your curves then you are going to be an object of inspection and crititsizm and probably rated, just like men do women. Guys can get out of all that by dressing asexually so they know that they are safe from being critisized and objectified. I know that if I wear something that shows curves or skin, I am going to make sure I look good in it or I won’t wear it to avoid that ” I get enough critisizm from the cloths themselves”. LOL! My biggest argument is… why is it that when I wear my Daisy Dukes and show off my curves that’s offensive and gay,”and I am in excellent shape”, and the very large woman in spandex that has NO business wearing it is ok, you just look the other way. But not for a guy…if he wants to wear clothing that shows his shape then he is gay or is a pervert. Sorry to rant, it’s just been an argument I have had ever since I decided to break out of the tiny fashon box that most men are locked in. I absolutly REFUSE to conform to that tiny man box of fashon, so skirts…here I come!

December 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm
(779) James says:

You said it well Steve about getting out of the usual fashion box that most men are trapped. The best thing I ever did in 2010 was discovering the skirt. I have been getting in shape. For the first time in eighteen years, I am under 200lbs. My wife tells me I look great in my cargo skirts and shaved legs.
You know it’s funny, Steve, I too started wearing short shorts on trails and eventually in public. Then came the skirts.
I am taking a break from skirts for the winter. I don’t wear shorts in the winter and the same goes for skirts. I can’t wait for the spring when I will again be skirted in public. I just hope I can keep the weight off during the winter and keep my body looking sharp.

December 9, 2010 at 11:20 am
(780) Alby says:

Thank you for responding. It is exactly what I am intending to do. Open a discussion about some facts and people will follow right away.
Thanks for putting in the right direction, talking about be in shape. Wearing skirted garments necessarily needs also an view on ourself, means perhaps losing weight, keep on with exercising, and all goes at the end to a better health. That is my main point wearing skirted garments. Looking good is another point, mostly carried out through my wife because she has the idea that a man doesn’t have to look ugly or something differently, she goes with the beauty in every human being which has to be visible to everybody.
And she says clearly the legs are a part of the beauty why covering and make it invisible. Shorts in her opinion are doing the opposite, making a body and leg shape deformed except shorts are what they supposed to be:short.

December 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm
(781) john432 says:

Well Albi, in some handbooks of the navy it is written that a man’s leg isn’t a thing of beauty and therefore should be kept out of sight!
I gess the exepction will be the handbook of the Scottish navy…

December 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm
(782) Alby says:

John 432; This must be a Navy handbook in a pocket of pants!
Beside this joke, I think you know that most of pictures which were taken for ads for pantyhose and lady- stockings are shown with MEN’s legs, don’t you?

December 10, 2010 at 6:34 am
(783) John432 says:

Alby, in respect of the photo’s mentioen, I believe I mentioned something similar earlier, either in this blog or another. :-)
in line therewith:
A young Arab asks his father:

What is this weird hat that we are wearing?

Why, it’s a “chechia” because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun!
And what is this type of clothing that we are wearing?
It’s a “djbellah” because in the desert it is very hot and it protects your body!
And what are these ugly shoes that we have on our feet?
These are “babouches”, which keep us from burning our feet when in the desert!
Tell me Abba?
Yes my son?

Why are we living in Dearborn , Michigan and still wearing all this crap?

December 10, 2010 at 3:12 pm
(784) Alby says:

John432; a very good answer with open question. Is it culture or tradition? What keeps men of today away to wear what they feel for (others like to say -what they want).

December 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm
(785) john 432 says:

Alby: The joke has more to it than one would say at first glance: the father is eventhough in a western country maintaining the lifestyle as in which he was brought up. The kid, westernised and is responding to local peer pressure, basically the issue which is now on hand in many western countries as to in what extend may you expect immigrants to abide by the rules of the country whilst the immigrants want to live in accordance with the law of the country of their ancestors.
On the other hand, the father in the joke is doing that what is the issue in this blog, namely he takes the freedom to dress as he feels like.
In the 50′s and 60′s imegrants were required to respect the customs of the country where they had arrived if not times would be difficult at least. And now…

As to the question posed a number of times in this blog, how to make iskirt wearing by men more acceptable for the general public, maybe some one like Eddie Izzard could do a good job.

December 11, 2010 at 10:22 am
(786) Alby says:

John432, I got that, thanks. But if the father is doing that he likes to do weRing his own costume means also doing it in his background culture/tradition.
I like one of our neighbors, he likes to wear skirted garment, too and he has a clear understanding what he want to do. He is not listening to other voices around, but he takes laws seriously. As an example how he thinks to follow the law correctly; in our community dogs has to be leashed outside of the apartments, and he has a big Labrador. And now the dog is always leashed, but nobody of the humans hold the leash. Another example was when he was encouraged to dress as a “man” in his company the rules are that women have to wear a skirt and men a tie. So he comes in tie and skirt because nothing is said about pants in this rules.
It is the way to think and act, and when I was encouraged (after an accident) to do all what is necessary and the best to stay healthy I decided to wear skirted garments. A big question in the eyes of my boss, I explained my point of view, and since this time I am wearing what I like. And I am accepted in public.

December 11, 2010 at 11:07 am
(787) john432 says:

Great story Alby. Seems like the accident had a positive effect, hopefully no downsides further.

December 12, 2010 at 6:03 pm
(788) Steve K. says:

Well I went out on my first outing in a skirt. Friday I went to a club where all different types of people go and I got positive comments from people there. I wore my beige cargo mini skirt with a white skimpy tank top. I was told that I looked really good in it and it showed off my curves. It was really exciting!!! I was going to go out to Walmart or Home Depot but I ended up having to work so I didn’t get a chance. So far so good!!! I had a couple of people ask me when I was at the club why I was wearing a skirt and I told them I was reclaiming my clothing heritage.

December 13, 2010 at 10:28 am
(789) Dave says:

Why was I wearing a skirt? I don’t want to dress like a woman. They wear pants all of the time.

December 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm
(790) Alby says:

Thank you John432. Okay, it was the reason to start wearing skirted garments. The only thing is wearing those support stockings all the time which are available in just 2 exciting colors: nude and black. So my happiness is somehow restricted, because feeling completely “free” (-dom between legs) will never happen. But it is okay.

December 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(791) John432 says:

Alby, maybe the open crotch pantyhose at Legwear4men might be a solution.

December 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm
(792) Murray says:

A very interesting read guys. I think the (slow!) movement to more men in skirted garments is actually getting going!

December 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm
(793) Steve K. says:

Hi guys! I just wanted to say that I went out to a club with a bunch of my friends, guys and girls, and I was the hit of the club! I had more girls come up to me and ask me questions about me wearing wearing my short little camo mini skirt! It was great! I got to dance with alot of women due to wearing the skirt! I will definately be wearing my skirt out again!

December 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm
(794) Steve K. says:

Hi, I was posting from my Droid phone on the above post, so please forgive the short mispelled sentences. I was really happy about the reception that I recieved at the club. I had a lot of girls that gave me high fives and thumbs up. I also got to explain to them why I was wearing the little camo mini skirt, “which they said I looked fabulous in” and I told them that I am excersizing my freedom to wear what I feel just like they get to do. I told them I am not going to be a sheep just moving with the herd, and that if women can wear pants that was once forbidden for them to do then I can wear skirts also. I also informed them that back before pants, the skirt is what was worn by men. When I brought up these points they stopped and thought about it for a minute and agreed and congragulated me for having the B@lls to wear the skirt to make a statement. Some of the other ones just smiled and some came up to dance with me on the dance floor. I did get a couple of snickers from some guys (red necks) when I first came in but that went away when they saw how big of a hit I was with the girls and got to dance with them till closing. I also had a Scottish man come up to me all excited because he had been wanting to wear his kilt but was too scared to do it and now that I wore this skirt into the club, he now has the courage to wear his kilt, so I think we are on the right track! I have never met so many people in one night in my whole life!!! It was a total blast!

December 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm
(795) John 432 says:

At times, rednecks seem to be human also!

December 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm
(796) Mara says:

Rednecks are humans, too and sometimes I feel sorry that so many make jokes about them. What they need is nothing else than sometimes a little bit more education.
Steve K, your report matches completely what I saw and experienced too, men just must go get out of their scheduled life and try new things in case of dressing and clothing.
Meryl Christmas, and more positive results in the upcoming 2011!

December 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm
(797) Steve K. says:

I went out on my third outing in a miniskirt last night. I went to a christmas party with about 30 people and it was very exciting. All went well, nobody even asked about my skirt. I did have a woman drop a beer cap in front of where I was standing and as she grabbed the cap she looked up my skirt to see if I was wearing underwear! Ironic… total role reversal…a woman in pants looking up a mans skirt to see whats underneath!!! LOL!!!

December 25, 2010 at 5:52 am
(798) John432 says:

merry x-mas and a well skirted 2011

December 25, 2010 at 8:29 am
(799) Steve K. says:

Merry Christmas everybody! Keep those skirts on! I can’t wait to go to the Christmas party this afternoon in mine! So far it has been great!!!

December 26, 2010 at 2:15 am
(800) Matthew says:

To Steve K. : Oh that perv of a woman! LOL! Who says women aren’t pervs too?!

Anyway, where the hell are the skirts for men? I tried looking for them at the H&M website and can’t find them. It’s like they posted it then just clammed up afterwards.

December 26, 2010 at 3:26 am
(801) Steve V says:

Before I start i want to say I am not a good typist or speller so bear with me here.

In the past I have dressed In skirts or dresses as part of a costume. Wether it be for halloween or some other simular situation. I enjoyed it and thought it was not only fun but comfortable. being that i am strait and married i however would not feel comfortable going out dressed that way in pubic every day. I would enjoy though dressing in my every day clothing replacing the pants for a skirt. No I don’t want to go out looking like a woman or a man trying to look like a women. but instead looking like a man in a comfortable skirt.

But lets face facts here. In the good ole USA unless your walking down the side walk of a very large city with a wide spread amount of tolarance for uniqueness you just can’t get away with it. Yes i know i wouldn’t break any laws but i would be upsetting the John Q puplics sence of whats OK. Its really hard to look confedent when the public is trying to break it down. I am a biker that lives in Wichita KS. and really dont think i could get away with walking down a side walk while wearing a skirt with out getting acousted, called gay, laughed at or sneered at. I do wish that people of the USA were more accepting of differances but as history tells us its not.

December 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm
(802) Steve K. says:

I think the majority of the people here don’t want to look like a woman but just a regular man in a skirt. I have fallen in love with wearing mini skirts and so far in my outings I have had nothing really negitive happen as far as feedback from other people. You will ALWAYS have people say hatefull things to anybody that is going outside the tiny fashon box that men are in. I have learned that before I started wearing skirts. I am 5ft 7in and 185lbs and work out really hard 5 days a week in the gym to keep my body “thong ready” so I can wear my thong proudly when I am on my jet ski or at the beach “been doing it for 14 years”, but in spite of all my hard work I will always have a person that is insecure with their sexuality and shout hatefull things to me but that’s ok, I expect that when walking “outside the box”. I have found that the majority of women like what I wear whether it’s thongs on the beach or skirts on the street, it’s mostly the men with the problem. I just walk with my head up and with confidence. and all is usually good. I wear daisy duke shorts to the mall, to the gym and anywhere else I go “with the exception of country bars for obvious reasons” and I get called names sometimes but I also get the hot looking girl that says she just loves seeing my legs in short shorts. I dated one girl that insisted that I wear my thong when I was washing the car in the driveway and my daisy dukes to walmart, so there are people that appreciate non traditional dress for men. You only live on this earth once so don’t waste it being scared of what other people think.

December 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm
(803) Martinus says:

Merry Christmas to all.
I think everybody has a right to talk about things which are unusual for them, but nobody has the right bullying other people about.
Even in Midwest I never had a problem wearing skirts, mostly women ask me why I am wearing skirt. When I answer, all is fine. In St. Louis area there are some skirt wearer, different styles, mostly kilted style but no kilts I have seen so far.

Men usually don’t ask me, just accepting what I am wearing, as the policy don’t ask don’t tell.
Lately one women ask me to touch the fabric at the seam and then her answer was “very good quality”.
That’s all, no problems at all, just a lot of comfort, even when it’s cold in our area…. I am wearing skirts.

December 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm
(804) John 432 says:

Matthew, H&M indeedc clam up after the launch.
You could try: http://jeanguyetco.free.fr/index.php?Hiatus_les-jupes-pour-hommes

or th link mentioned under 659.
In general the average mailorder outfit will carry skirts which could (ought to) be considered as designed for men.
Furthermore links provided at various websites concerning men wearing skirts.

December 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm
(805) JohnA says:

Steve V; I wear skirts full time. I live in a small town in southern Calif. I have not had any problume with people. No bad comments or threats. I wear my skirts every where I go, in town or out of town. I dress as a man and married. Where your skirts with pride. Keep on Skirtin’ .

December 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm
(806) Breanna says:

Congratulation JohnA, you understand it right. No dictionary on this world will tell you that a skirt or dress is a female garment, it will be explained that it is used mainly by girls and women. And nowhere is a law that only female can wear skirts and dresses, because both are unisex garments that’s the truth, all others is just made up in our heads, and it is time to correct this with our ability to think and reason

January 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm
(807) martinus says:

Thank you Breanna, it is right,reading a dictionary is sometimes difficult. But it is clear that nobody said that skirted outerwear are just womens clothes, but mainly used by women because they know what is nice, even somehow beautiful, comfortable and healthy combined with endless variety and have great aesthetic touch.
Happy 2011!

January 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm
(808) Anna says:

I love men in skirted garments. I’ve been saying so for years. There is something so deeply accentuates masculinity when a man wears “feminine” clothing (although we all know that skirts and short dresses originally only a man’s garment). I mean all clothing women uses with nice stockings, and make the petticoat a little visible, but high heels manly styled not too high because most men are taller than we are anyway. It is very much like the allure of androgyny that happens when women wearing masculine clothing, and women do not hesitate wearing all types of clothes out of men’s closet all the time. When just done right, it’s just plain hot and makes a man much more manly.
I think men only have to take advantage, be more encouraged to try something new.

January 6, 2011 at 9:45 am
(809) strikemaster says:

@Anna, wmen wearing masculine garments? What is that masculine garment in women’s wardrobe? Trousers?
Trousers, in fact, cannot be clasified as masculine for a medical causes – stops cooling mechanism so increases a risk of some seriuos diseases (infertility, prostate and testicular cancer, benign). Women fought to restore trousers (their historical garment) in their wardrobe after 19-th century crossdressing. Now it’s time for us.

January 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm
(810) Anna says:

Strikemaster, I want to go away from history of clothes and commonly wrong used words like trousers and skirts.
It was a hint when I am talking about how a skirt looks on men and what makes him more manly, using stuff out of the women’s wardrobe – even it was originally from men borrowed.
Garter belts and stockings I.e. were used by men, today it is a typically erotic women’s garment, so what difference does it make?
What I am looking for is nothing else than bring things together which was for a long time divided, I want to straight out things which are wrong used i.e. skirts for men. Women using all parts of men’s wardrobe – not just pants even pants are used in early past by women in Asia – and I think that men have the right to do like women.

January 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm
(811) strikemaster says:

Anna, we can’t throw away a history, it’s very impotrant for people to know what is historically masculine and feminine.

Return to skirted garment is must for men due to the medical causes, and history tell us, skirt is masculine even is temporary borrowed by women.

I agree, garter belts were a part of men’s wardrobe, next become a fetish and are not available for us, however it doesn’t implicates any medical consequences (or maybe there is one: in cold weather stockings could be used under a skirt, are much better for our anatomy than pantyhose worn by some in that forum).

Women use all parts of male’s garment. Yes, women have fought for it by 150 years. Men, generally don’t want to use all parts of women’s wardrobe, there are no concrete reasons for that demand. Some want and should be allowed but it won’t be common in our society.

Backing to the history, it shows us what type of clothes were worn by men in the past. Now medicine says us, what type of clothes are best for men’s health, there are the same clothes – skirted garment. So skirts for men should have higher priority than other things likestockings, pantyhose etc.

January 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm
(812) Anna says:

@Strikemaster, I actually don’t want throw away any history because I can’t. But what I feel is to learn about the history, and that makes problems for a lot of people.
Some people simply experience an illusion caused by limits of comprehension. If they were able to fully comprehend both the problem (i.e. Men’s health) and the recommended solution ( wearing skirted garments) they would agree. So what really appears to be a difference of opinion is just wrestling with their own defective brain which doesn’t allow to think another way than experienced in past and sometimes the lack of understanding.
Back to skirts. If more men would think like that, there wouldn’t be any problems wearing a skirt for them. And in case of stockings, I think it goes together with wearing a skirt, thinking about cold weather like we have right now and have the possibility to wear warm stockings with it, maybe some more men would go with it.

January 10, 2011 at 3:55 am
(813) Murray says:

Very good comments! A man should be as free to wear whatever garments as women. Trouble is, men seem so “hung up”! Afraid people will think they’re “gay” or something. It’s “All in the mind” as they say.
Hey guys, get out there in your skirts and dresses, and to hell with what the “world” thinks. The only way is to just DO IT!

January 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm
(814) Steve K. says:

I just wanted to say that I went out again in my little camo mini skirt and once again was the hit of the club! A lot of fun! Now I just have to get up the courage to go to Walmart wearing it, I will just have to syc myself out to be ready for anything seriously negitive that I might encounter.

January 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm
(815) Johna says:

Steve. Walmart is a pice of cake. That was one of the first places I went in a skirt., now I go everywhere in a skirt. I got rid of all my jeans. Go out skirting and enjoy. Most people don’t say anythink.

January 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm
(816) Steve K. says:

That makes me feel better, there are just alot of younger punk rednecks with attitude and regular punks with attitude…the ones that are looking for trouble and I just have to be ready to deal with an altercation if it happens “not that I am looking for one, especially in a skirt. The last time I was in Walmart in my Daisy Dukes “no cheek exposed, just denim short shorts” I was seen by some black kids when I walked in and by the time they were done making all the noise and carrying on about what I was wearing the whole store was looking at me. I can deal with that though, I have just been in Walmart wearing regular cloths and have run across groups of guys where I was glad I wasn’t wearing a skirt. I am just torn on excersizing my freedom of expression at the risk of serious harrassment by homaphobic rednecks because they WILL classify me as gay or a freak and they like to beat on gay people here. Screw it, I am going to do it anyway and if thay want to attempt to beat my a$$ then I will make them earn it.

January 13, 2011 at 6:09 am
(817) Murray says:

It does seem pretty heavy over there! What’s wrong with these insecure redneck guys?

January 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm
(818) john432 says:

Just the last few days I have been looking at the site peopleofwalmart.com. From across the pond, I can only conclude that anything goes at walmart, dressing according to what is expected, would be the exeption. But on the other hand if one of the participants in the forum is one of the persons shown on that website….
More in general, do people going to walmart ever look in the mirror before they leave their home. If I would be the president of the US, representing those persons and claiming to be the most influential country of the world, well the arithmatic doesn’t work.

Hence if you want it to work my advise would be be sure it is classy, not a statement of : “Look here I’m!!” In the last case it will be a freak show which will counteract the consensus of this forum.

January 16, 2011 at 4:35 am
(819) Murray says:

Correct! No freakshow please. Let’s just try to “normalize” men in unbifurcated garb.

January 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm
(820) john432 says:

I’ve just been looking at the photo’s by available via GQ magazine concerning the mens fashion show in Milan. Up to this moment bifurbicated garments.

January 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm
(821) strikemaster says:

There were some men’s collections including unbifurcated garment last couple of years and nothing has happened. Realize, designers are the artists and their art have nothing to do with men’s clothes You can buy. We must fight by showing our arguments about health, comfort and human rights, and we should never rely of the fashion designers. Fashion once come, another seasson is gone, health and rights are forever (should be forever in fact).

January 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm
(822) Anna says:

Actually it isn’t important what designers or trend fashion will show, it is most important what men will wear. Men never followed any trends in past so why should they do it now. And only men can remove the sign that skirts are femal”ish”? You know that women using all kind of clothes out of men’s wardrobe….. Do they look more masculine than before? I don’t think so. If you are really interested to learn more read the article about “why we should put men in skirts” from David B. Hall which saw that in 1976 what was coming up with men in future. At that time nobody believed him, now it is reality. (Hall is professor at a famous university in CA)

January 18, 2011 at 12:51 am
(823) kim says:

Having to wear support hose every day and evening for health reasons can be very uncomfortable in hot weather. Wearing them under pants makes them even more unbearable, and trying to go through a day without the support benefits of the hose is out of the question because of the increased health complications.

Open air and breeze on support hosed legs exposed below shorts and skirts bring a comfort level to wearing required suppose hose on the hot days and nights of summer. Some environments prohibit shorts as being too casual, but fully permit and encourage skirts or dresses. Clearly, the out of fit the day or evening if required to wear support hose would be a proper skirt.

In a so called free society, who are these people who believe they have the right to dictate articles of clothing or clothing styles to other people they encounter? Trousers, skirts, jeans, suits, dresses, etc, are all articles of clothing. None of these articles of clothing determines gender, race or any function of the human mind, so why have some people tired to dictate any article of clothing as male, female, or whatever? Why should anyone care whether a man or woman wears pants, jeans, skirts, dressess, or any other article of clothing?

I believe that open public skirt wearing by men is far over due, and that men and women should wear clothing that THEY are comfortable wearing, and meets the needs of their activities of the day or evening.

While providing much relief and comfort from medical issues and pain, having to wear support hose seven days and evenings a week can be a chore and in some situations and weather very uncomfortable to almost unbearable. Being able to wear a skirt adds so much comfort and benefit to the support hose, that a person may actually experience enough relief and comfort to be able to relax and enjoy themself, or at least get through their day despite their health problems.

January 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm
(824) Martinus says:

Very true, Kim. I am such a support hose wearer and I can confirm all what is said in your article.
Thank you.

January 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm
(825) Steve K. says:

I agree, I long for the day when you can go out in what you feel comfortable in and not be criticized by others or laughed at.
I go to the gym 5-6 days a week and I usually wear denim short shorts “3inch inseam” with undies to the gym to work out in because they are comfortable and allow me to utilize extreme movements without binding. I notice that when I wear these short shorts, the guys that normally visit with me when I am wearing long shorts will not speak to me or will be very short in what they have to say, if they speak to me at all, so I just mind my own business and hold my head up anyway. I take the boot camp class 3 times a week and wear the same short shorts to that class with a skimpy tank top while all the other guys are wearing clothing that compares with a Middle Eastern woman of the Taliban, I know I am sweating profusely so I can’t even imagine how the other guys are feeling under all that long clothing, and all this because they are told its gay to wear short shorts. Whatever… I have finally gotten some of the people in the class to warm up to me after they get to know me but the newbies still look at me like I am a freak. Whatever… I was thinking of wearing a skort to the class but I think they would throw me out based on what I have heard in past conversations by the owners of the gym. I wish there was a gay gym here, at least I could wear what I want and not be judged like I have the plague, shoot, I could even wear a running skirt when I am on the treadmill like I see those lucky girls getting to do. Hopefully it will get better.

January 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm
(826) Nobody says:

Steve K., if there is a dress code officially posted at the gym for the public you have to follow the rules. Is there NO dress code you are free to dress in a appropriate way. That’s it.

I had the same problem when I decided to wear a skirt at work, I didn’t ask my boss but I told him that I want to wear skits. Surprisingly the answer came that o have to follow the dress code for men and there was nothing written about the lower part of dressing but tie. I wear tie with skirts, and people like it.

How short shorts have to be is a decision of the wearer, not possible watchers. I go swimming with very short speedos, I was the only one a half a year ago. And guess what? Now almost all men wearing super short speedos they traded their swimming tents into comfortable swim-suits.

January 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm
(827) Pete says:

The skirt is only a symbol of man’s deeper restrictions.
Men want to get out of this way of restricted dressing, men want to feel free and want to express their own personality.

Consider freshly, the suitability of pants or skirts for men and women. Take into account anatomy. It’s perfect reasonable for a man to wear skirt because of his crotch. A tight crotch cramps a man’s genitals, especially when he sits down, and little allowance is made in tailoring for the male bulge. In pants men are not free and men will feel up-tight and restricted and behave accordingly.
Men wearing skirts, symbolizing role change could help achieve gentle revolutionary objective of rejecting codes of behavior that smack of any kind of aggression. Changing men’s clothing options is a form of disarmament.
Think about that, too.

January 22, 2011 at 3:50 am
(828) strikemaster says:

No. Pete, skirt is a traditional garment worn by men since clothes were invented. Also skirted clothes are much better for us from the medical causes. First skirts for women in Europe were introduced in Paris in 1822, so it’s men’s cloth “stolen” by women and we should have all the rights to wear these. It have nothing to do with our social role.

January 22, 2011 at 8:23 am
(829) Murray says:

Too right! Us males should never be slaves to “fashion”. We will wear exactly what we feel good in! For me that is total unbifurcated, but that is just me..

January 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm
(830) Martinus says:

Yes, you are right Murray. As Buddha said: you yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Back to the main topic, men look much better in skirts – and much more interesting by the way – inn skirts than pants. Nothing about weird, just very masculine.

February 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm
(831) John 432 says:

earlier some indicated that this blog wasn’t reachable by IE Such is the case now. tried it on various pc’s. only available via Firefox.

February 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm
(832) AndrewsNation says:

@ John. Reaching this site via IE is in fact possible. What I find is that it takes quite a while for it to load (less than 1 minute typically). I fone is patient, you can see all pages, three at my count.

I enjoy this blog as well as my two kilts. I wear them often, mostly at home, but out and about some too.

I also enjoy learning of others experiences. AN

February 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
(833) Bret says:

I enjoy this page, too, and I am glad that so many women writing her comments about that issue. It is a great feeling to go around skirted, and never I had any negative experience.

It is just a process of education, that styles different than what is used to should rate, at the very least, an “hmmmm…..” that’s interesting, and not an ignorant “eeewww” should coming up. And I made this experience that people thinking that way.

February 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm
(834) Mara says:

To Anna (822):
You are right, and I think it is just a small barrier to think a little bit more critical -even a lot of people don’t like it- and everyone would confirm that any kind of skirted garments are totally the best kind wardrobe for men.
As Buddha said:
We are shaped by our thoughts;we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

That means exactly what we have to reach and when men enjoying skirts they will be happy.

February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am
(835) Libminded says:

I have gone through the statements above. At the end of the day does it matter what men or women wear. We live in a world of equality where everything is supposedly open to everyone, so let it be so. They say men wear a skirt is a cross dresser as it is not his traditional garment. Neither are trousers for women so they to are cross dressers. I have a web site http://www.libminded.co.uk which gives my reasons why men can and should wear skirts.

February 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm
(836) Mara says:

Yes, libminded, everybody should be open to everyone, but for some people it is a problem to reason and think. We all facing every day a lot of new things in case of technology, but in the easiest issue we have problems to step just one step forward. Nobody knows how come.
For me it is clear that we can’t judge people which are dressed differently, it should be welcomed by everyone. Men in skirts are actually a step in the future and we should support this way fully.

February 21, 2011 at 11:13 am
(837) George says:

If someone would tell me that men never will change their out fit I just can answer with words from Peter S. Beagle (American author Philos. & Prof UoB)”the dead and stupid never will change their opinion”)
I changed my opinion last year and switched to skirted garments. Great experience and I only can recommend it to all men.

February 24, 2011 at 5:48 am
(838) Murray says:

Keep up the good work guys, have those skirts out in public to confound the critics. Not many around here though, I have noticed.

February 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm
(839) Martinus says:

Murray, depends where you are living. We have some around in stl. And all looking good in their skirts/kilts.

February 26, 2011 at 11:18 am
(840) john432 says:

In the old world there was a article in the newspaper concerning a kiltwearer riding a bike signaled by youngsters and the police has become involved. It was presumed that the man would have misbehaved himselves, but no prove nor indication thereof. Just narrowmindedness. A comment in the neqwspaper indicating that looking at history there would be nothing new in the sun, was not accepted!

February 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm
(841) Mara says:

Narrowmindness are allover the world, but that doesn’t mean too much. People have the right to think and talk, and some people are unable to reason and think. Just poor people. Men your are on the right track, but it will take time. Don’t give up when you hear or read a negative comments, women had the same problem 60 years ago, just keep going doing what you want to do – I mean, WEAR.

March 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(842) Bruce says:

Men should wear any style they want. When I was in Saudi Arabia, all the men wore something akin to a full lenght fitted shirt. That is their style and very practical for their climate. One day I saw a guy squat down behind a car and do his business without exposing himself. Very practical. I love speedos and don’t see why guys shouldn’t walk around town in them. I just think people are afraid they might see an erection.

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March 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm
(845) Dave says:

We get some intelligent spammers here. Check out the two prior posts. God much love clueless morons since he made so many of them.

March 11, 2011 at 6:22 am
(846) Murray says:

I must agree with Dave. What on Earth were those two strange posts about??
Got a new full length (on my short legs, it is really their medium length version!) in black. It is great with bigger t-shirts and tops. Excellent made for men traveling skirts those.

March 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm
(847) Martinus says:

Bruce, I already do.and never I had any problems with it. I think we make sometime the mistake that we think that people looking at us when we are skirted. Yes, I they are looking but it means “finally there are some brave guys wearing skirts instead pants”.
I am going to doctor visits in skirts, every day to work, shopping, meetings, museums, theater, etc. And nobody really cares. Every day I get a nice comment, it is just great.

March 13, 2011 at 2:05 am
(848) Matthew says:

I bought my first skirt for men tonight!


It’s a one size skirt, but a skirt for men none the less! I don’t want to do the crossdressing thingy, not my thing, I want to have men’s stuff. Well, it’s not as short as some of the others, but it’s a start, and it looks good!

March 13, 2011 at 2:15 am
(849) Matthew says:

Come to find out, I got the very last one! I skirted out of that lack of stock issue! ;) Pun intended! :D

March 13, 2011 at 3:25 am
(850) Murray says:

Matthew, I tried that site, but they did not present any skirts as for men, but some women’s ones probably suitable though.

March 13, 2011 at 3:36 am
(851) Murray says:

Matthew, sorry, I had a better look, and yes they do!! However a bit short for my legs I guess!

March 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm
(852) Matthew says:

First off before I forget I just checked out this site called Running Kilts.com

Anyway, I was going to say if you didn’t find it, trust me, it’s there. What you have to do is check out the stuff for women, now trust me on this guys and pay attention! Click on the women’s tab, and click on their skirts section, ok, done? Check out how women’s skirts are bowed out for a women’s hips.

Ok, now click on the men’s tab, go ahead, do it! Scroll down to Bottoms, then click on Skirts & Dresses and there you go! By now you can see that the Men’s Skirts are more straight, almost a straight drop as opposed to a women’s skirt.

Personally, I want one of those shorter skirts, darn smaller sizes! But, they’re really HOT!

March 14, 2011 at 11:46 am
(853) Dave says:

There are several womens sizes from juniors to juniors plus to misses (petite, regular & tall), womens & womens plus. It seems that their mens sizes must actually be juniors or misses since the junior sizes are definitely designed for younger women who have not developed hips beyond that of the typical man. The only real distinction between junior sizes and mens sizes is the price tag since the measurements are virtually identical. It must be emphasized that women are not so sexually insecure that they absolutely can’t wear mens clothing. So if men are willing to pay dearly for that label they can’t expect much respect for their mental prowess.

March 16, 2011 at 9:22 am
(854) Ross says:

I have come across the Urban-outfitters site before and the prices are reasonable. However, I would want to have a skirt with sensible deep pockets so it would be used as a direct transition from trousers/shorts to a skirt. (i.e. No need for “murses” or “magbags”)

None of these appear to have any pockets nor are mentioned in the description. I do like the style of them but the overall length is not noted except as “mid-length” Not sure what that means (mid-leg length or mid thigh – they seem to be just around knee-length or a little above on the mannaquins – and is that to suit tall or short people.)

I have found one site (UK) which does have skirts and pockets and specifies the lengths (17″, 19″, 20″, 21″ 23″, 24″) so a size can be chosen to your taste. Some are denim, camouflage, black whilst others are tartan. Anyone bought one recently – the website seems well out of date.


March 18, 2011 at 6:02 am
(855) john 432 says:

As indicated before, I travel from time to time 800 miles by car on one day. Save the comfort of wearing a skirt during such trips, there is also another aspect which makes it handy. As one comes up to a toll booth, it is easier to lay ones wallet and ticket on ones lap without such slidding between ones legs.

March 18, 2011 at 9:51 am
(856) Mara says:

As always said in my comments, skirts are much more practical for men than any kind of pants. Guys, keep going on skirted, it will pay off in any case.

March 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm
(857) Matthew says:

To Ross, yeah I agree, the prices at urbanapparel are reasonable. I’ve checked out the Midasclothing skirts, I like the brown camo skirt, but, those prices are in Euros, so basically double the amount you see in dollars and that’s pretty much the price you’ll pay, a little steep for my taste.

That may be a factor why skirts for men are being delayed, pricing.

I wonder, is Mara hot?! ;)

March 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm
(858) Mara says:

Hot to see more men in skirted garments!!
If younhave read my comments in past you’ll know me.
And, by the way:
Midasclothing will charge you in British pound, not Euros.

March 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm
(859) Libminded says:

If men were braver in this area, it would get far more publicity. It is not illegal, it does not hurt anyone and at the end of the day when women wanted to ditch the skirt they just did it and didn’t ask questions. I would be more public rather than just family and friends but unfortunately my wife is too nervous for public showing for fear of negative comments. I do have to say it is making me rather frustrated.

I posted a comment on this forum on 14-02-11. I will not repeat myself here, but this note is just to apologise for anyone who has been having difficulty accessing my web site Men Can Wear Skirts http://www.libminded.co.uk over these last two weeks. I had terrible reliability issues, changed provider this week to two new web hosters, and I should now be trouble free – hopefully!

My site has been streamlined from that originally posted and although in a temporary format, a new version under Joomla 1.6 will appear shortly. I intend posting blogs on my site in due course.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

March 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm
(860) john 432 says:

@ Libminded: in the meantime I had a look at your website and specifically the aspect of psychiatrists.
We have seen before that people tend to say based on religious beliefs that ons is guilty of a sin. Such guilt should be seen as objective Guilt or Culpa as it is based on church law derived from Roman law. Jung and Freud have turned this objective guilt inh to a subjective guilt as indicated in The Times Litterary Supplement of May 23, 1958; or as indicated in the same magazine of Jan 16, 1959″As a mewdical psychologist concerned with total health of the human person, so far as its achievement falls witrhin the empericat science, he is alive and function of religioous dogma relative to man’smental health and sickness; ergo religious dogma’s have entered via jung and Freud the field of psychology and psychiatry thus the notion of dressing in garments of the other gender as forbidden in Deutrimonium became a psychiatric concept. Hende the Culpa – objective guild – was tranferred into a subjective guild. Often thye original sin of mankind is considered sexual, but such is not the case. see also Psychology and Religious Thruths by T.H.Hughes.

March 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm
(861) John 432 says:

One Item which is not yet brought up is the health issue for women. In the past I have had a few girlfriends and they all apologized for their misformed vaginal lips. Surprisinly they ahd all the same excuse: trousers worn during their youth which were to tight. Thus I wouild like to formulate the idea that skirts are better for the health of both sexes. And therewith we – the participants to this blog – have less chance of being considered discriminatory.

April 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm
(862) Murray says:

Very interesting! I’ve always thought skirts and dresses were more sensible attire for both genders.

April 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm
(863) maninfl says:

As men, we are our own worst enemy. The reason men dont wear skirts is that we are afraid ( and rightfully so in many cases ) that other men will call us “girly, sissy, gay or some other remark to demean us”. Those using those terms are the ones who are not truly secure in themselves, so they lash out at what they dont understand. Thats why until a couple of celebrities wear skirts on some kind of regular basis, skirts will take a while to take hold.

However take hold they will, be it sooner or later.

April 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm
(864) Mani says:

I am a man and I am wearing skirts daily. Using it for work it is required with pantyhose, for theater and concert tuxedo with 22 inch pleated skirt, black stockings and white shirt. My wife enjoys that people looking at us. I am 6’3 and so far nobody (even not men) said anything negative to me or us and through my wife I heard that her friends like my outfit very much.

April 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm
(865) Herby says:

Murray, yes skirts and dresses are a more sensible attire since men and women can wear it. It was a negative issue when only women wore it because for too long it was just gender related.

I’d find out that most people I met in my skirts like it, and I did get much more attention and additional very nice comments from people. Usually nobody talks to each other when going whipping but when wearing a skirt people find a reason to talk.

Isn’t it a wonderful step forward in our technology ( texting, computing, emailing) time?

April 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm
(866) Blake says:

Im a guy,40′s,straight- not that has anything to do with this,but i enjoy wearing a skirt.it Is not meant to be a sexual arousal attire.When people get home from work,they shower and then put on sweats or what ever they wear,i do the same,BUT,i put on a skirt.It is kind of like a kilt/skirt,not a mini,but shorter by 2 inches or so skirt,but i do like them,It is a black and red/grey pleated skirt.Kinda like a school girl skirt.They are comfortable.And it is a liberation sensation.Its
a shame a guy cant wear skirt in public more freely,without being called what we all know he would.I know a guy at my work,that wears a kilt,yr round.He makes his own,and they are very cool.Society today needs to loosen up the dress attire rules.I like to see a guy in public with a kilt or skirt on..its like,”right on dude” If we all wanted to be treated the same,being M or F then if a guy wants to wear a skirt he should be able.
If people want to claim and promote equality in men and women then MEN can wear a skirt,that would be equall,women wear mens suit (made for women)….

April 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm
(867) JohnA says:

Blake there are more men than you think out there wearing skirts of all styles.I am a male that wears skirts full time in public.I never had any bad comments in the 1-1/2 that I been skirting. Skirts are just more comfortable than pants. I donot own a kilt, just skirts. i live in California,USA. Try skirting you just might like it. Inside and outside. Keep on skirtin’ :)

April 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm
(868) Blake says:

Thx for the reply John A.

I agree with ya.Here was a funny event for me.I went to a store like ROSS and such.I asked a sales person where would you have plaid skirts.And she said for men ? I said either,doesnt matter to me.But i know she didnt have men skirts..I also have a pink/grey/white pleated skirts.I just really like them.Tome,it feels just normal and not awkward in anywhich way to wear a SKIRT.I act and carry myself wheather i am in a skirt or pants.A skirt is just norm feeling for me.Like other people have said in POST’s like these,girls have all the cool and fun clothes.From undies to pants and shoes.Guy stuff is such a bore..here are “guy” colours,if you will….grey:black:brown:blue:red….girls got it made.Cute undies and bra’s and tops…men call their tops SHIRTS…why is that i wonder..uhm..I live in the Seattle area…Not fair the guy cant show a fem side of theirselve’s..Girls can show their “tomboy” side.
People say “thats cute” how so unfair to guys…We weant equal rights also…anyways.

Ths best to ya John A SKIRT ON !

April 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm
(869) Dave says:

The whole argument concerning a man’s skirt versus a woman’s skirt is getting rather absurd since very few women even wear skits anymore. “girls have all the cool and fun clothes” makes no sense since the typical girl wears ripped jeans that I would definitely would not consider to be comfortable. My tops are not all shirts since I refuse to limit my choices to exclude many comfortable and practical tops. Most girls do not have a “tomboy” side since their fashion is distressed jeans whether it be for school or for shopping. I don’t have a “fem side” since I wear all of my clothes as a 100% virile male even if the skirt is pink with delicate flowers. Anything except those crappy kilts or pants of any length. Gender really has nothing to do with clothing choices in the 21st century unless you are an extremely sexually insecure “man”. Women certainly don’t have wardrobe hangups.

April 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm
(870) james says:

wonderful this is a good way to show im gay with going drag

May 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm
(871) James says:

Say what? Yes my name is James also. However I capatilize the first letter of my name. This is a website for individuals mainly men to make comments about their skirt wearing. Maybe james you should try another website. We are not interested in going in drag on this website!

May 3, 2011 at 11:06 am
(872) Dave says:

Amen Brother!

May 4, 2011 at 6:02 am
(873) The Kilted Hoosier says:

To james:

Yeah, you can take your “Skirts are Gay” line of crap somewhere else! If you don’t like to wear skirts then don’t.

I find it especially curious though that you sought out this blog to comment on people’s choice of attire. Maybe you secretly want to wear skirts yourself but simply don’t have the cajones to do it. Lashing out at others who do enjoy skirt wearing shows nothing but how small minded you are. TKH

May 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm
(874) Mara says:

To james if you can show me one man which is gay and skirted, I’ll give you the point.
Otherwise, learn what gay means and also learn that a skirt doesn’t make a drag… Maybe you could be the first one.

May 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm
(875) Neill says:

To James: In your absolute new theory all Scotts and Irish must be gay or drags. I am one of them, let’s meet only just one time and I’ll show you the difference.

May 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm
(876) strikemaster says:

@James, I have some interesting article:


It’s about the results of testicles overheating. They wrote that optimal testicle’s temperature is 3 Celsius deg. lower than rest of the body, also that overheating is a cause of infertility, permanent infertility. So, James, wear Your trousers, get Yopur disease.

However the article describe actual scientific research results, there’s no official statement. Also I noticed, that the research for the prostate cancer looks like a sabotage rather than medical research. Why? I have some theory of conspiracy, maybe it’s question of possible summons?

May 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm
(877) Dave says:

To clarify: The james is is the weird one who wants to pass as a woman whereas James is one of us. Those of us who are married certainly could not pass as a woman even if we wanted to when we are likely to be compared to the genuine biological lady standing next to us. So much for that drag stuff. Gay? A relationship between a real man & a real woman is hardly to be classified as gay. Yes, I wear skirts every day while my wife wears pants every day. You must wear pants these days if you are a man who wants to be mistaken for a female. I think that james (note the lower case) is either delusional or perhaps just totally out of touch with the whole concept of gender equality. Skirts are just COMFORTABLE for men since they allow an escape from those darn seams. We don’t need guys who are hell bent to look like a circus clown.

May 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm
(878) Neill says:

My invitation was addressed to james (lower case) of course.

May 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm
(879) John 432 says:

Considering the comment of james and the other comments following, recently I was confronted with the defenitions of fundamentalists and orthodox persons. Basically they tend to do the same being rediculing anybody who does not act in line whith what is considered the norm.
Hence the question rises whether all those who state tha men in skirts are to be considered peculiar at least should be considered as fundamentalists of orthodox. And both those groups wear a sort of gown….

May 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm
(880) Michael 77 says:

After reading a lot of comments let me ssomething very clearly:
1. We are living in 21st century. As people in old Greek age already knew that there is no continuing in living without a daily change.
2. People which can’t understand other people even can’t understand themselve. They should not give their opinion public.
3. We are talking about men’s dressing. Since men are existent ( believing the Bible men were the first) men wore skirted garments until today – for sure in higher and older cultures than the westernized.
Combining these three points I think it is time to re-think about reform of dressing. Forget what people in past said about skirts and dresses for men, they just did not nor don’t know what they are talking about. No-one has a right to criticize other people regarding dressing. We have some unwritten rules that we have to dress properly, but it does not say anything, HOW.

I believe that skirts coming back to men and that is okay, giving men more choices and comfort.

May 11, 2011 at 11:19 am
(881) DancingKim says:

Hi there, i’m a professional dancer. i’d like to see to make a showreel to get my promotions. I also desire to use some animation. Can someone suggest me the best animation studio, but certainly not very expensive? I’m here for 3 months for a tour.

May 13, 2011 at 10:37 am
(882) strikemaster says:

There were a proposal of Men Skirt’s Day on May 15th. IMO it’s wrong date because of some gay connections. So I suggest to move the Men Skirt’s Day to May 18th. Also I think we should spread information about this Day through the world. Are there any messengers here? :)

May 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm
(883) James says:

Hi again! Notice that this is James with the capital letter. I am writing in today for honest to the point advice. I need to have the support from Dave, Mara, and Strikemaster, John432, and any of you who support men in skirts.

I have been wearing skirts since spring 2010 and am completely hooked. Most recently since April 2011 I am now wearing them as the norm when I go out to shopping, erands, or just hanging out with my wife and kid.

My concern is what my boss and other coworkers will think or are already thinking? I am not supported by a union and the way jobs are these days. Well, I admit I am afraid of not staying employed. Keep in mind I never go to work in a skirt. I am a custodian sub for a local school district. I have earned favor with principals and staff and teachers. My hard work and work ethic has paid off. A position is about to come up and I am at the top of the list to be permanently hired.

A co-worker told me last night on the job that another coworker told him that he saw me in a skirt in Walmart. The comments were alarming. This co-worker that told me about it is supportive of me, but not the one who saw me in Walmart. The one who saw me in Walmart asked him if I was gay or transgender? He also said that I was a little odd. Now keep in mind that I was with my wife holding hands while shopping. This coworker hasn’t had the decency to come to me and ask me. He has told at least two coworkers that I know of and who knows who else.

I have a 100% supportive wife who wants me in skirts at least in our free time. Because of the nature of my work I do not wish to wear skirts to work or shorts either. However on my time I want to be skirted. As I have said before I wear knee length skirts with no flowers or lace. I am just a man in a skirt who looks according to my wife wonderful, beautifully handsome. And yes my legs are shaved! And no I don’t like kilts. I like women’s skirts!!!

May 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm
(884) James says:

I haven’t been getting any feedback from anyone while shopping, errands or going out on walks with my wife. Even some neighbors have seen me and they haven’t said anything or ask why I dress in a skirt?

At best I get some looks and glances and stares, but nobody says anything to me. This co-worker who told me about the other co-worker in Walmart thinks that the public is taught to be tolerant and silent. He thinks people are talking plenty just amongst themselves about me.

And yes I do smile and have been very confident. My wife has been the source of the confidence since she wants me to be skirted. In fact a couple of days ago my wife and I went out to eat and shopping. I was in shorts and she was so disappointed as I didn’t look like my usual, happy self.

May 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm
(885) Dave says:

James, you seem like a lot like me. Just a comfortable skirt wearing man who is both a father & a husband. You have a supportive spouse as I do. I tend to believe that what you do away from work is not involving your employment in any way, presuming that you are not wearing a company logo shirt with your skirt. Like you I do not approve of every clothing choice that I have seen on others such as the young women with their seriously ripped jeans. In a similar manner it is not reasonable to expect everyone to approve of your clothing choices, your political preferences, your religion, the car that you choose to drive or anything else for that matter. Regarding my background I have worn skirts for at least 15 years & have been a nudist since I was on my own following my first college degree. Upon occasion I would see a supervisor or fellow employee when I was out & about away from work wearing one of my several skirts. I worked for that company for 34+ years prior to retirement without hiding that I don’t wear pants or without hiding that I am a practicing nudist.

Your spouse’s opinion matters, not the opinions of the masses. As the old Latin expression goes, “Don’t let the bastards wear you down”.

May 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm
(886) Mara says:

James, are there any restrictions in your working area regarding dressing? Do you have to wear uniform? Are there places to work which requires a special kind of clothes?
If you have a uniform dress-code you cannot wear skirts, for sure.
If you have free dressing you can wear skirts because there are no laws against.
What I would do in your case is just talking to your employer, frankly. Nobody can forbid what you like to wear in arpper way.
I remember one male teacher in Detroit area who wants to wear a skirt instead of pants. He talkedmto the principal and for this talk he wore a skirt. After talking he wore skirts and kilts every day, he was the only male there.
He started it, first time some students were looking at him, asking him, some parents came to see him and talked with him, and he always wore his skirts.
After two or three days wearing skirts nobody paid any attention anymore to him and his skirts. That was two or three years ago, and today it is “normal” for everybody. For ecial events he has to wear shirt and tie together with his skirts he is wearing dark stockings/pantyhose.
As you see, it is always an open field. Again, I suggest talking to the hiring people and make clear what you want. Do it openly and not be shy, be confident and show up with that you will do.

May 23, 2011 at 4:23 am
(887) Libminded says:

I have just been looking at recent comments on this site. I have posted earlier this year.

The likes of james (lower case) has no bearing with me. It just shows how ignorant and intolerant some still are.

With regards James (Capital J) I fully sympathise with you with work situation.

I wear skirts and have done since the mid 90’s. Until 2010 it was kept very secret at my wifes request. She is completely behind the cause but her personality cannot cope with negative comment/ridicule. Realising the damage being done to my personality (got to the point in 2010 that I stayed at home whenever possible) friends were told, and seeking advice from Counsellor we both have gone public since the end of April 2011 without any comment. Yes, initial looks but everybody got on with life. My wife is still not sure about locality as we live in rural North England and our area is still as little bit old fashioned and as she works within this Community, at a school, she is very concerned about her job even though in the UK she cannot be dismissed for such a reason.

My web site http://www.libminded.co.uk not only pushes the cause strongly (a man on a mission a fellow UK skirt wearer has told me via e-mail) gives a little more information about my public outings with a link to my blog page.

The question that still makes my wife very hesitant (apart from work) is simply “I do not see any other man in a skirt”. I have to accept this but I do put the proviso, yes but what is the probability of seeing one or two in a minority group in rural North England! As we prefer greenery to concrete cities/towns the ‘man in a skirt’ sightings are even less.

May 23, 2011 at 4:27 am
(888) Libminded says:

With regards Strikemasters push to promote 18th May, to get away from the 15th May stigma, I will happily post such an event on my site. Perhaps the date should be 1st June as this gives not only a larger gap but a different month name. I noted 15th May but also 20th April and both are for those who want to emulate women and not still show male personalities! I did go out for a whole day on the 14th May in a skirt! Perhaps we need better co-ordination by us ‘men in skirts’ rather than Cross Dressing. I am in regular contact with the man behind http://www.bobclops.co.uk who has quite a following on his site and regularly near the top of search lists. I’ll advise him of any date. What we really need is contact with those men who would like to, but simply do not, or just stay at home or even not aware of the internet chatter on this subject.

May 24, 2011 at 6:45 am
(889) John 432 says:

James, bit of a nasty situation you seem to be caught into. The old office politics system being used by someone whoe, based on your info, has les qualifications for the job and will be using his prejudices to manouvre himself into the number 1 position.

As the issue of being able top wear a skirt in the new position is one which has to be addressed anyway, I second the opionion of Mara stating that it is now time to discuss the issue with the HRM department and not only in respect of on the job but also how they will react to skirting outside office hours in the open. And maybe have a discussion with your GP in order to gain his medical support in writing prior to your chat with HRM.

Lots of luck.

May 30, 2011 at 8:37 am
(890) John 432 says:


How did things work out in the end?

May 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm
(891) James says:

You know I really agree with Dave on this one. What is done outside of work as long is it within the law doesn’t matter. I’ve been talking this over with my wife, and I am going to continue wearing skirts on my time and not say anything to the boss or hr. If I don’t get hired permanently so be it. This past weekend my wife and I had a wedding to go to in a more urban part of our state. After the wedding I changed into my skirt attire. It did seem that people in this part didn’t cast the same intense negative vibes that I experience in my area.

May 31, 2011 at 8:04 am
(892) John 432 says:

Indeed, your wife and you have to make the decision and if she supports you therein, than you have something which is worth quite a lot.

May 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm
(893) James says:

Thanks John432, I indeed am blessed to have such spousal support. Not only do I have her support, but she desires me in a skirt over shorts or pants.
Last 2 nights I’ve gone out shopping with my wife and son. I went in shorts and suntan men’s pantyhose. Nobody paid attention or even cared, and clearly my legs do look very different than most men’s legs in my area. However when I wear a skirt heads start turning and the frowning looks come out. The skirt dresses up the legs, and society at large doesn’t believe that men can be that dressed up. I say too bad!

June 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm
(894) Martinus says:

Thanks, Libminded.

What we need is coordination of actions, it doesn’t ‘t matter what day it will be.
Recently I have read an article about men golfing in skirts, and the Lst of the question was why men playing better in skirts than trousers.
What could it be?

June 9, 2011 at 5:19 am
(895) john 432 says:

Well Martinus, as is indicated, the men played from the ladies Teebox, which does give advantage in distance. At a par three a decrease of distance might make the difference between a birdie and a par. Further the Grooves event mentiones that the men were struggling with their skirts due to amongst others the lack of pockets. As it was the third event of that nature, one could say that the participants might become vivid contributors to this blog and that those excuses were given by the woman who organizes the event.
Considering that the Landolakes is in Florida, I would not be surprised that the additional breese would have provided supplemental comfort.

June 10, 2011 at 10:22 am
(896) john says:

If you take any time to look at pictures of how the Romans and Greeks dressed, you would see that their main male garment was a tunic, a simple knee length dress, with a belt to create a waist. When I look at what designers are creating today in terms of skirts for men, I’m not sure I would wear any of those. Why can’t someone make a simple knee length dress with a belt for men to wear? It would seem to be a comfortable alternative to what is available for men to wear in warm temps. It would seemingly solve the problem of wearing something made for a woman, as this would be for men. I’m not sure why men can’t wear something that allows for comfort in warm weather. Can someone please make a simple tunic much as the Romans wore?

June 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm
(897) Dave says:

Try a t-shirt dress or a shirt dress, with a belt if you wish. The price is usually in the ten to $15.00 range. Sounds reasonable to me. Easy on & off. These dresses are about as unisex as you could ever imagine. A man’s product would look exactly like the woman’s product except that it would cost much, much more. A tunic is easy to find. Sew in a “man’s label” if that floats your boat. I usually don’t display my labels to anyone so I couldn’t care less what the label reads. It’s all about comfort for me.

June 12, 2011 at 12:02 am
(898) Joe says:

All this commotion about guys wearing skirts seems kind of silly to me. Why not just wear athletic shorts? Having never really worn a miniskirt on a hot summer day or whatever, I don’t exactly know the comfort of it. But athletic shorts are extremely comfortable. There isn’t any uncomfortable factors, there’s no crushing of the crotch. It seems like a perfectly good alternative to wearing a skirt, and is considered “Socially Acceptable”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for guys wearing skirts around. However, I don’t think it’s okay for guys to wear makeup, women’s underwear, or women’s tops. That’s cross-dressing, and that hurts the purpose. Anyways, I’d like a response from this community. To reiterate my question: What’s wrong with just wearing athletic shorts?

June 12, 2011 at 7:07 am
(899) The Kilted Hoosier says:

Joe asks: “What’s wrong with just wearing athletic shorts?”

Answer from TKH: Nothing. If wearing athletic shorts is your preference, then by all means have at it.

In my opinion, what we who prefer wearing skirts are seeking is nothing more than a “yeah, so?” reaction from those around us when they see that we are wearing a skirt. This is the same “yeah, so?” reaction that is given when women wear whatever it is they wear.

Again, in my opinion, to be consistent in thought and logic, fashion, and society for that matter, should be a two-way street, not an ongoing scenario of double standards/bigotry, i.e. “she can, but he can’t” or vice versa. It boils down to freedom, comfort and choice. It is no different than the approval from the populus that is sought, demanded, for women who join the military, police or fire department. TKH

June 12, 2011 at 11:49 am
(900) John 432 says:

Joe, do whatever rocks your boat. Point is that atlethic shorts can’t be worn on formal occasions and an appropiate skirt can be worn at such times and that is again a matter as to which extend do you want to respect the feelings of others in order to gain their respect.

June 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm
(901) Dave says:

A response from the community? Shorts of any type are still pants, being just pants with a short inseam. All pants have a crotch with seams or they would be a skirt instead of pants. Makeup is visible externally as is a wig or a false breast. These I avoid since I am a man with no desire to emulate a woman’s physical figure. My wife would never tolerate me being anything less than a potent man who looks like a man.

Are you saying that I am restricted in my choice of tops whereas women are not so restricted? I own several tops with a feminine brand that do not scream “female”. Women’s underwear is very comfortable. It is not visible so how do you know what I am wearing under my dress or skirt? Again this is establishing a restriction on a man’s right to make clothing choices whereas no such restriction exists for a woman. I must oppose any attempt by anyone to reduce my clothing choices just because I was born with a penis instead of a vagina.

June 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm
(902) James says:

I get the impression from a lot of folks that we men just don’t have the right to look real dressed up. Oh yeah the suit thing, but that’s about it. I wear athletic shorts only when I am running or biking. Skirts make sense to me the rest of the time. And some of the time I do wear sheer tights, but they are thin like underwear that are European makes. Most tights are like pants and I stay away from those kinds. When I go to work it’s those dang jeans, but I know in about 8 hours the skirt will return to my body. Dave is right it is about clothing freedom. We men should have the same choices as the ladies.
I have never felt better since I know I have a choice besides wearing crocheted garments. Thank goodness for a wife who supports me in skirts!!!!!!!

June 13, 2011 at 8:36 am
(903) John 432 says:

Just now I was reading a surprising story in a newspaper. A woman participating in the Amsterdam Bike Fair in NYC was riding a bike wearing a skirt. She was stopped by a policeman who wanted to give her a ticket. When the cop realised the woman was a tourist, he only reprimanded her and told her to wear trousers in the future as wearing a skirt while riding a bike would be dangerous.
I guess that the policeman has never been to Amsterdam or he might believe that NYC is still New Amsterdam…
What wasn’t mentioned was whether or not the bike was equipped with a sadle, as in Amsterdam anything goes…

June 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm
(904) Dave says:

Cop Allegedly Threatened To Ticket Cyclist For Wearing A Skirt


Maybe us guys should not only try riding while skirted but also jog in a running skirt instead of those athletic shorts.

June 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm
(905) john 432 says:

well looking at the bike, it would normally be sonsidered a men’s bike due to the triangle frame. Furthermore in many countries she would be fined for the absence of head- and tail lights, reflecting materials, just to mention a few things.

June 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm
(906) Mara says:

Taking the words of this policemen seriousely I would come to that point point that men could ride a bike in such short skirt without any problems because men’s bare legs wouldn’t distract or attract car-drivers and that means it wouldnt be dangerous at all. Am I right?

June 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm
(907) Dave says:

Note that a woman need NOT wear a top in the State of New York as a result of a New York State Supreme Court decision. Maybe a court ruling that legalizes a skirt. I just can’t see having to wear a burka in public.


June 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm
(908) James says:

The other night my wife and I were walking near restaurants and a small shopping mall. My wife wore one of my skirts which is a juniors checkered black and white with pleats. It kind of resembles a kilt I guess. She had teenagers laughing at her. Women on the street and in a retail store just totally snubbed her. I thought isn’t this epic? Usually people snub me when wearing a skirt, now my wife. My wife told me that she really feels for me, now that she has experienced the same kind of unacceptance. Actually I have never been laughed at while in a skirt! She was definitely treated worst than I have ever been treated.

June 24, 2011 at 10:05 am
(909) Dave says:

James, your observation enforces my belief that the skirt will soon become extinct unless men step up to the skirt department of retailers to purchase. Young women willingly pay $50 for distressed jeans before they will pay $5 for a beautiful skirt. The real variety of skirts exist in the juniors section. It would be unfortunate if this variety vanished leaving men with no choice other than the dry clean only, heavy, expensive & quite unattractive ethnic kilt.

Perhaps it is an omen of our times when one is snubbed because they do not think or act exactly the same as the person doing the snubbing. Are we headed toward a monotone world without diversity? What is happening to one’s individual freedom of choice?

Hopefully James & his spouse will continue to wear a dress or skirt rather than surrender to the mass hysteria of a thoughtless populace. I will continue to exercise my freedom of choice that I fought for as a disabled military veteran from those Viet Nam days many years ago. Let us not surrender our freedoms easily!

July 6, 2011 at 10:01 am
(910) John 432 says:

Just back for a change to what is shown on the runways the last few weeks which relates to this Blog. Milan: nothiung, Paris: Comme des Garcons, Givenchy (note the patters are at times peculiar placed, but also wearable kilt like garments, the colours are a matter of taste), Rick Owens and Yamamoto did show men in skirts. Gaultier missed out, but to my opinion due to the fact that if you do not make those items available, it will never catch on!

July 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm
(911) Dave says:

Like most of us I have yet to see anything in the way of skirts shown for men that I would even consider purchasing. Given that as well as the fact that very few men wear a skirt or a dress the chances of a significant change in the typical man’s apparel is highly unlikely. Men simply must realize the saga of “the chicken and the egg”. Women wore pants. The market produced pants for women. No men wearing skirts. No perceived market for male skirts. The market will not produce any skirts for men. No anticipated corporate profits.

Production follows demand. You don’t need a graduate degree in business such as I have to understand that essential reality of the free enterprise system. No demand equals no production since there is little likelihood of a profit. Quite simple.

To change the status quo, men must start wearing skirts. Like women who started with men’s pants since that was all that was available, men must start with women’s skirts since that is all that is available, excepting those damn kilts. History will never change if everyone is too timid to take the first important step toward visibility that will trigger production with resulting corporate profits.

July 8, 2011 at 10:49 am
(912) john 432 says:

Indeeed dave, no demand no production. Still as I indiocates somewhere I found a site where they were selling men skirts at a price of – by heart – USD 1800. The stock would have been 20 pieces or so, all sold out. At such a price I would have abstained anyways.
The science of marketing on the other hand should be able to create the demand, e.g. do we all need a remote controlled trunck lid on our cars, now a days even smaller cars came be fitted with such. Is that due to real need or show-need a need to have in order to be trendy. Hence we should declare it trendy that men wear skirts and those who don’t are out of fashion.

July 10, 2011 at 3:23 am
(913) christopher says:

okay, weird or wonderful means weather it is weird to you because of you have been taught wrong or you love the feeling and do it anyway. some fact to be looked at is it’s not wrong by law but some families though you love them very much will shun you because they automatically link skirts=girls clothing, on a male=crosdressing=fetish,gay=sexual pervert. i am not stating that if you gay you are a pervert but some people like to believe that, i my self have given some look overs on other dudes my self but they have to be knock out hot!like billie joe armstrong. other wise i’m still into chicks so i could bi but anyhow. cross dressing does mean wearing clothes of opposite sex so if a girl wears her boyfriends jeans? she a cd. make up does not mean intention too be a trans pending how far you go and the colors you use. dudes if you add the bra or tuck your self away then you have let go of being a dude and you are now a girl and there’s nothing wrong with a male girl. so i hope this explains why men won’t just wear skirts. we don’t because we have hearts and feelings that we don’t shattered by loved ones who just don’t understand. and you can also blame christian and catholic faiths as they are so called now(still religion to me) they claim it’s a sin but i say if i am male and i own the skirt than it’s now a mans skirt!

July 10, 2011 at 9:46 am
(914) Dave says:

John, I definitely concur that marketing can create a want or desire where there isn’t even a legitimate need. While an automatic door or a GPS system on a vehicle is nice the vehicle will go from here to there without either one. Products such as these were innovative concepts whereas a skirt designed for a man will be in most cases indistinguishable from the skirts already on the retail racks in the women’s sections. A basic denim skirt that will look great on any guy is already available with lots of belt loops & lots of pockets, those being criteria that would make it functional for most men. I do not understand anything that would need to be altered except to perhaps change the size/brand label. The same reasoning holds for a khaki cargo skirt. Pick your favorite length, fabric & pocket configuration from the retail racks today since you will find your desired garment albeit in the women’s sections in a size to fit you perfectly. Plus sizes to petites to juniors to misses and several more. They are all there. This is the essence of why you will not see any skirts in the men’s retail areas anytime soon. Marketing won’t touch that way of thinking.

July 10, 2011 at 9:47 am
(915) Dave says:

Christopher, most of us guys see the central issue of a man with total clothing choices in a similar vein as we see a woman with total clothing choices. In either case the person does not have any desire to change their gender presentation. A man who wishes to pass as being a female or a woman who wishes to pass as being a male raises an issue that is far removed from the topic of this “Men in Skirts: Weird or Wonderful?” web site. Gender identity issues are best left to the mental health counselors. FYI, girl’s clothing these days is pants or more pants rather than skirts or dresses as you will readily observe in school yards, shopping centers or on street corners. Men who wish to pass as being female by wearing what women commonly wore 100 years ago are going to be identified rather quickly as being a weirdo nutcase. A “male girl”? To most of us that fits rather nicely into the category of being a weirdo who is begging for mental health counseling.

Most of the guys here are happy being 100% masculine who have the same clothing choices without restrictions as our dear 100% feminine spouses enjoy. Nothing more or certainly nothing less.

July 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm
(916) john 432 says:

Christopher, the issue raised is an issue which has been discussed in various of the comments prior to yours. Also how things can be seen in historical perspective, including the routa as to how things went from law to biblical teachings to the science of psychiatry/psychology. Have fun.

Dave: if the marketeers would suggest that it would be better for men’s health as has been pointed out often enough on these pages, I wouldn’t be surprised if skirtwearing by men would catch on rather quickly.

July 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm
(917) Dave says:

I’m not at all certain that marketing people can speak with credibility regarding medical issues. We can agree that they would desire to boost sales of skirts, dresses or any other garment that will increase the bottom line profits. If any of the readers has any thoughts concerning getting men’s health issues into the spotlight it would certainly be appreciated.

Aside from the health aspects I really enjoy the comfort of a skirt versus a pair of shorts. How do we sell either the medical aspect or the pure comport aspect to the male masses? That seems to be akin to “Mission Impossible”.

July 12, 2011 at 2:57 am
(918) James says:

I second what you have said Dave. I too really enjoy the comfort of a skirt over a pair of shorts. I do use shorts for running but these are very thin in the crotch. Other than my excercise, I am in a skirt full time in and out of the house.

I am sure thankful to people like you, Dave, on this website who have educated me with sound thoughts and wisdom and rationality. I believe without this website my wife and I would not be the people that we are today. Many, many thanks. And yes I am wearing a skirt publicly and proudly and not letting the masses wear me down!

July 12, 2011 at 7:14 am
(919) Steve says:


The more that I read on this and other blogs about public skirt wearing for men, the more convinced I am of the “If it is to be it is up to me” point of view. This is what has happened with many other things we see today, e.g. tattoos, earrings, smoking, (especially by women), pants on women, you name it. What was once considered unusual is now thought of as okay only because more and more people decided for themselves to step out of their comfort zone and appear publicly how they wished to appear and come what may as to the reaction. Men who desire to wear skirts in public will only gain that same acceptance when more and more men step out and just do it.

My thoughts on how to best gain that acceptance are these:
1) At first, wear a skirt that is knee length and of a solid color. If you do decide on a print, choose one that is masculine in nature. Avoid plaid so as not to have your skirt confused with being a kilt.
2) Buy a skirt that fits properly. Don’t worry about what the size is or the fact that it is in the “Women’s” section.
3) Go about your normal business. When asked why you are wearing a skirt, simply say “because it is comfortable and I like it” No need to go further.
4) Keep you sense of humor about it all. You are liable to encounter snickers and questions, just smile and be comfortable with what you are doing and wearing.

I’m sure that there are many more points that could be included. Feel free to add as you see fit.

July 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm
(920) Martinus says:

@ James, yes there is no other garment which is more comfortable for male bodies. And feeling good is the most important point in everybody’s life….. Even some people know or consider that point.
@ Chritopher: Nowhere in any kind of dictionary you’ll find that a skirt is only a women’s garment. Instead you can read that a skirt is a garment hanging from the waist down, mostly worn by girls and women in western hemisphere…
@ Steve, wearing a skirt is just another kind of clothes and makes you different to other men. It is right do your normal business and when somebody will ask you why you wear a skirt (it happened only 3 times in 4 years by myself) I answered with a return question:”why not?” And guess what? Never I got an answer back. Most comments were like ” great, terrific etc.” mostly thumbs up sign, seldomly applause. The strangest question was: “I heard that Scots wearing nothing under their kilt, how about you in your skirt?” (museum in Michigan). Once I came down the escalator and was wondering why so many females where waiting down at the end and staring at me until I was very close to them. One of this wome said: I never thought I will see an man in a skirt……… Now I know that men can wear skirts, too.
Best answer for me, though.

July 18, 2011 at 9:49 am
(921) Dave says:

If you are a man who doesn’t want to be noticed by women definitely do not even think of wearing a skirt or a dress. Two weeks ago we (my wife & I) attended a retirement party for one of her friends. One of the women there asked me what I was wearing under my rather short (as in upper thigh) dress. My wife responded. At a yard sale one woman asked me if I knew that I was wearing a skirt. It was a short mini with three tiers and subtle pleats all around that really wouldn’t pass for being a pair of shorts. Another woman commented that I had nice tanned legs. Nothing was negative. As Martinus stated above, women just have questions that they are not afraid to ask. The most inquisitive was a young 20-ish woman who asked if she could feel my legs since they looked so smooth. I said yes (of course). Praise be to the epilator.

To all masculine men without feelings of sexual insecurity, a skirt or a dress gives a sense of comfort that you won’t get in any other garments. You don’t have to wear pants just because women do. If you think that pants are a man’s garment you must have been living under a rock for at least the last 50 years. Get some balls and get out there in a skirt or a dress!

My wife has no issues with my clothing choices. She is an attractive lady even though she always chooses pants rather than a skirt or a dress. That is what fashion freedom and equality is all about.

July 19, 2011 at 7:59 am
(922) john 432 says:

Dave, I would not be surprised if I would not be the only one who would like to know the answer given by your wife. Can you enlighten us? ;-)

July 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm
(923) Dave says:

It wasn’t intended for public scrutiny. It was terse. Blunt. It was an effective response to a tasteless question that should not ever have been asked. I’m glad I was not a part of this woman to woman exchange of words!

July 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm
(924) Martinus says:

Again, it shows what we could learn throughout the comments, reactions and descriptions.
Nothing is more important that a human being should feel good! This message includes the environment they live, what they eat and drink, what they dress, even the cars they drive.
Never I would eat something I don’t like, it’s the same with dressing.
We have to learn that these must be the basic idea what you are doing, after you feel well and good, people be able to do the best work, thinking very positive and they are always satisfied.
Isn’t it what we are searching for?

July 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm
(925) Blake says:

It was a nice warm sunny day, about 2 days ago,so i said,heck,im going to wear my black/red plaid pleated mini skirt,its actually about 10-12 inches long,so its not super short or anything,about 4 inches or so above the knee.So i was standing in line at the store and there were 2 guys right beside me,about in their mid 20′s.They never even blinked or made a comment.And there were other people there as well,men and women of many different ages.And the thing is that they never said or gave me any goof ball looks or laughed or point at me as to why i was wearing a skirt.It was a real great feeling thinking that they didnt really care.It Seemed all so normal.It was very liberated kind of feeling.But i know that alot of people are not that way.Which is sad.And like i said prior in this site,im not gay or anything,not that has anything to do with it.Its the freedom and comfort of it.Hopefully more people could be the way these people were……women can wear guy clothes,why cant guys wear womens ? Actually,clothes should should be worn to someones style,like the Disney channel says “JUST BE YOU”….and this is me…

July 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm
(926) Mara says:

Blake, that’s it. Mostly people think that we are not liberated enough…… You’d proofed it. Great experience you made, I believe.
Yes, much more men should go on with skirts, nothing wrong with it. One thing I want to mention: skirts actually not women’s clothes, originally they are men’s garments but women adopted them several hundred years ago from men. A lot of people don’t know that, but it’s the truth and correct history of this garment.

July 26, 2011 at 2:23 am
(927) James says:

Mara, this is an interesting point that I didn’t know. I bet alot of people are not aware that skirts were originally a male garment. I am going skirted most of the time now and am not wavering or relapsing into pants.

My wife keeps telling me to be me. And to be me, I like being skirted period. I’ve never been so comfortable. I can remember complaining as a kid to my mom while in the back seat of our car that my crotch area was hurting. She would reply and say to just loosen up my pants a little.
I really notice the difference while sitting or driving. Pants are horrible in this position for a male. The material really jamms me up you know where (not good)!
Take care everybody and keep skirting!!

July 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm
(928) Blake says:

Hi Mara,
Iagree with ya..yes i have read alot of the history of skirts go back as far as the Egypt days of the pyramids and so on and how is it as early as a 100yrs ago women were not allowed to wear pants they would be arrested for wearing pants.I like women in a nice tight pair of jeans tho,who doesnt ! But the society of the US,for the most part is really stuffy of men in skirts.I live in the Seattle area so it may depend on your and other people’s location of community of how people see it and accept a guy in a skirt.I was talking to a person about guys in a kilt.He said “if it an ethnic thing or bag pipe player in a band then its ok” i say what is the diff of WHATEVER the reason he is wearing a skirt like garment or kilt ? It still comes down to the same image …I will continue to wear my skirt everyday,weather providing,and buy more….its FREEDOM BABY ! Live it…Skirt on guys !

July 27, 2011 at 8:06 am
(929) robin says:

this whole article is weird. who is spending the time making up all of this and who do they think they are fooling?
i wasnt born yesterday and i get around some areas of this country and i have never once seen a guy in piblic wearing a skirt. where are all of these guys that are claiming to be “wearing skirts all the time”??
i am not trying to say i am opposed to guys dressing the way they want as long as it doesnt turn into the extreme that females tried in the 60′s and 70′s, actually i think i would like to myself wear skirts

July 27, 2011 at 10:35 am
(930) Dave says:

Nothing is being “made up”. I am not attempting to fool anyone. I haven’t worn pants for many years, being a regular skirt wearing guy for at least the past 15 years. I live in metro Denver (Colorado). You may choose to believe what you wish; however, that doesn’t change the reality that many of us wear skirts exclusively. Perhaps you need to get out from under your rock.

July 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm
(931) James says:

I’ll admit that I have only seen two guys skirted in my life. Both of them in a kilt like skirt. However this website is not weird. What is weird is that men do not think and educate themselves away from wearing pants all of the time. We have accepted women in pants for years. Why is it that we don’t have a problem with a female going from a skirt to pants, or a dress to pants?
I am not claiming to wear a skirt all of the time, but neither do women. So what is the problem? I wear pants for work. I wear shorts for excercising. I wear skirts the rest of the time.

July 28, 2011 at 6:29 am
(932) Kilted Hoosier says:

@ robin — Your position on men wearing skirts is circular reasoning. You’re concluding that men don’t wear skirts because you’ve never actually observed it yourself. That does not mean that it does not happen. It’s the same as saying “I’ve never seen a farmer operate a tractor, therefore, farmer’s don’t use tractors.” Of course they do. Just because you’ve never seen it does not make it universally so.

You say that this whole article is wierd. That’s your opinion and you are certainly entitled to it. I am rather curious as to how you came across this article in the first place? It does not just jump out at you, now does it?

Finally, I suspect that while you think that men wearing skirts is wierd, you are curious about the experience none the less. Go ahead then and try it. If by no other source than this article, what with the volume of comments and the overwhelmingly in favor of men wearing skirts polling results, surely, you can conclude that you are not alone in your skirt wearing.

July 28, 2011 at 8:40 am
(933) Ross says:

I originally posted my first few times wearing skirts about 2 years ago (#90 and a few times thereafter) I keep looking in on the site to see what other peoples views are.

For myself, my wife is fine with skirts around the house but admittedly is still a bit reticent about outside. Nonetheless, I have taken to wearing skirts for shopping, train journeys, car journeys (much more comfortable than trousers in the nether region, I can tell you!), flying, some meetings and charity walks. In other words perfectly ordinary everyday things, just with a different type of clothing. I have NEVER heard a derogatory remark or heard and/or chuckles/laughs etc. It is a real non-event and why shouldn’t it be otherwise?

Talking about seeing others wearing skirts (that is apart from kilts which I see quite often, living in Scotland), I have seen half a dozen cases. They do indeed exist and all look great. I will continue wearing mine for comfort (usually a 13″ stretch denim mini) as I know the the vast majority of people are not bothered at all.

The most I have seen is a double take and a couple of :O looks from a retired lady and her even more elderly mother!

I wish some fashion designers will bite the bullet and start lines of men-skirts – though I would like to see prices similar to ladies skirts (why for instance should a UK – Utilikilt – cost over $200 whilst a ladies skirt is a very small fraction of that?)

I don’t treat skirts on men as weird – just a choice which in many instances is a practical one.

July 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm
(934) Mara says:

@robin….. Never write just only out of your personal experience because everybody knows that all people have just a very little view and that shapes the mind. You might know also that expression:
“most people think that they are thinking when just arranging prejudices”.
Try to see the fact that men moving on back to that what their lower body part needs. Air and “freedom”, add a little bit medical knowledge (male preproduction organs should be 3-5 degree cooler than body temperature to stay healthy) and you’ll understand this discussion.

July 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm
(935) Blake says:

I still think if a guy wants to wear a skirt,that should be his freedom of choice of what to wear and when.Im all for it.Live and let live.Women do.Its just the closed mined people that have an issue with it i guess.Now i wouldnt wear a glamous evening gown,thats different.But thats me.MOST skirts are the same length as regular shorts are, (for men) so what is the difference if the garment is sewn for the legs,or not sewn for the legs ? See the visual im saying ? There are skirts out there that do not give off the “girlie” look,even tho i like them,but thats another subject.Males should have the freedom of choices of what they are comfortable in wearing.I just wish that the garment industry would do something more for men in this field for society to make it acceptable for a guy that likes to wear a skirt.The cost of kilts is just way out of range for the regular working guy,and why they cost so much as they do,i dont know.But i really feel that if the guys that doesnt wear a skirt,and wants to,and if they DIDNT get the snickering comments,they would.But i havent got a snickering comment or point or whatever.I was just out at the grocery store again yesterday,NOT one comment or point or laugh…..

July 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm
(936) Dave says:

Males do have the freedom of choice to wear what they wish but most are too timid or wimpy to utilize that freedom of choice. The garment industry did nothing to assist in the transition of women from skirts into trousers, although they did react after that transition was well underway. The garment industry will respond in like manner should men ever desire to transition into skirts or dresses to any significant measure. Manufacturers will follow the trend rather than set the trend as is well documented in history.

Gutless men have no reasonable belief that the garment industry will take them by the hand to a place where they were much too timid to go alone. That is not a good business model. It is not how to maximize profits. Hell will be frozen solid before that will ever occur.

Kilts are a costume item. You always pay more for a costume than you would for regular clothing. Duh!

My advice to men is to either grow some balls & quit whining or think about getting a sex change operation since you were never much of a man from the beginning.

July 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm
(937) Blake says:

This for Dave,
Do you know of any organization or group that men can write to or be heard on this subject ? Like i say,i live in the Seattle area,and I would like to get it to a company in the states, other than to a kilt company that guys DO like to wear skirts, or start start something that we can be heard ? I dont want to say “petition”.But ya know what i am meaning ?

thx Dave

July 31, 2011 at 10:28 pm
(938) Martinus says:

Dave, most men do not buy their clothes, wife’s do it, girlfriends, etc. And companies and stores only will put that on shelves what people asking for(listening what the average will buy) because thinking of losing profit. That means you are right.

To change that men have not to grow more balls, they just have to take some more initiative in their own hands and not be afraid what other men doing.
I always hear questions like: how can you do that……. Where did you get the power…… Where did you buy your skirt……. How come that you can wear a skirt, etc. Men and women are interested, never I heard any bad word, so take the advantage, the chance.

July 31, 2011 at 11:50 pm
(939) JohnA says:

Dave: I buy most of my skirts from wal-Mart or second hand stores and at yard sales. I really don’t care what people say. I have never had ant bad coments, only good and smiles. Good luck with your skirting.

August 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm
(940) Blake says:

I wish this site had a place where we could see the different types of skirts we wear.I bought a new one today ! So dang cool !

August 4, 2011 at 11:08 am
(941) Tina says:

Guys, watch out for latest fashion trends for S/S 2012, some very nice skirt models for men in Paris and London Just good ideas how you could present yourself. Long skirts for men are not my personal favorites because I like to see the legs, and most men have really nice legs (fortunately they don’t know). I can imagine that even pantyhose could fit men wonderful. Just a thought.

August 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm
(942) Blake says:

Thx for that info,i hope they hit the USA market.Nice to hear a female point of view.I think if more guys were to hear what you say,and women like you,they would be more inclined to wear a skirt.I do have a question for you,what kind of skirt style do you like to see a man wearing ? (of course i dont like
the long skirts either ).Above the knee I think are the best really…..

August 5, 2011 at 9:56 am
(943) Ian says:

Male and definitely in favour of men wearing skirts, or whatever the hell they want!

I don’t think I’m brave enough to go gadding about in one just yet, but the skirt is very much a part of my wardrobe and something I like to doss about in at home or in the garden. It’s summer, here in the UK, and starting to get very hot and humid, what with all the rain we get. Jeans, shorts and skirts, I’ve tried them all and frankly the most comfortable garments by far are the skirts. In warm weather, shorts are no less useless than long pants in maintaining comfort around the crotch area. Skirts win, hands-down.

And, to be perfectly honest, I can’t really be bothered forking out hundreds of dollars for a Utilikilt. It’s probably a quite fine garment, but it screams at full volume *I AM MAN* and it seems to be aimed at disassociating its wearer from all the other “weirdo” cross-dressers. So, at best, I think the Utilikilt will only expand the masculine uniform slightly; it won’t net men any great freedoms: “You wanna wear a skirt here? Here, wear this heavy kilt, pair it with some chunky timberlands and those thick wolly socks, and don’t you dare even think about shaving those legs you big hairy nancy.” :-) It is, hopefully, a start but the kilt won’t appeal to all male skirt-wearers.

Mine are simple, knee-length chino skirts bought from the ladies’ department at John Lewis. One black, one khaki. They’re light weight and an absolute dream to wear with slops. They also look a darned sight better than shorts, and certainly a lot smarter, and they look great with t-shirts.

Great post, btw. Great comments, too.

August 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm
(944) James says:

Well said Ian. I like what Tina has said as well. I agree that the kilt or utikilt is somehow being forced upon us as the only alternative to pants or shorts. I saw a guy just recently in my area in a utilkilt, and I said I thought I would never see a guy skirted in this area. He replied that he was wearing a utikilt and at least he had pockets and poked fun at me that I didn’t. Usually I do wear cargo skirts with pockets, but I happend to be wearing a plain ruffled skirt without them. He had hairy legs with tattoos. I got the distinct feeling from him that he was a redneck in a kilt, and I was more like a crossdresser. I guess I appear too clean and neat with my woman’s skirt and shaved face and legs.
Actually when the fall comes I plan to be wearing wingtip heels with European pantyhose for men, and a skirt with a colored, button down shirt. I’ve tried the dress sock look with a skirt. It just doesn’t do it for me. I like the skin- toned, sheer look. However right now it is way to warm for anything but bare legs all the way!!!!

August 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm
(945) James says:

I forgot to add that I also prefer knee-length skirts or slightly above. They show the legs better giving a guy a great balanced look. Perhaps there is something femine to a longer skirted look. Does anyone have any other thoughts as to why longer skirts shouldn’t or should be worn?

August 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm
(946) Blake says:

To answer your question about a long skirt should or shouldn’t to be worn,personally for me,i like the short skirt because of the freedom of the leg movement when walking,just about 3 inches above the knee,i like mine sorta like a tennis skirt.I find alot of nice short skirts at second hand stores such as Goodwill type of stores.I just recently got another skirt like what im speaking of and it has side pockets and it is so comfortable to wear,i love it…And as Ian was saying,shaving your legs i think makes the skirt more acceptable,but thats just my opinion,as i shave mine.Freedom of choice to shave or not.I wish i knew how to create a web site of this subject so us guys that like to wear our skirts,can see what the other guys skirt are like.ANYBODY know how to create a site ?..But still my favorite skirt i have is my black and red plaid pleated miniskirt…

August 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm
(947) Dave says:

The price of a kilt or even a Utilikilt effectively separates the sexually insecure from his or her money. Their appearance is rather crude in my humble opinion. I would never be subject to those robber barons. Give me a comfortable five dollar or less skirt any day. I prefer the short skirts for hot weather. Short as in mid-to-upper thigh. Covers the panty but not too much else. Comfortable. As the temperatures cool the hemline slowly approaches the ankle, that being reserved for blizzards. A blizzard is when I quit wearing sandals.

Shaving is comfortable aside from a smoother look. Get a better tan with shaved legs while wearing a miniskirt if the sun is not competing with a forest of hair. Feel the breeze.

August 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm
(948) James says:

The more I wear skirts I realize how ugly most men look with their hairy legs and long shorts. I prefer the knee-length or above skirt especially for walking and the tan look as well.
I will never go back to hairy legs. I can remember especially in the summer when I just wanted to pull out my hairs as sweaty, hairy legs are just horrible.
I like what you said, Dave, about the kilt wearing guys as appearing crude. I totally agree. That fellow I met in the store also had to tell me that he has spent $400 on some of his kilts, the cheapest around $120(unbelievable).
Women’s skirts look better anyway. Kilts are too heavy in most cases and do have a very insecure male wanna be look!

August 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm
(949) Tina says:

Blake, imsaw two different guys, one wore an A-line skirt, dark-blue with side pockets, knee-length, the other some days later a jeans- skirt, slightly above the knee. I don’t know too much about Utility-kilts but I’ll look it up soon.
To the other guys, well hairy legs are okay when very causual dressed, but I think for events or something special men should wear pantyhose or shave legs. It makes a huge difference. Shaving legs has nothing to do with shaving face.
Why I am telling that? Well I learned that we need brave and encouraged men going forward with a new trend to show up as equal men. It bothers me looking at men dressed in tents what they still call shorts. And long pants? Watch men in their pants from a back- side view…… Well it might be my personal point of aesthetic, but I think that needs an improvement. Also, this kind of baggy pants which some younger guys wearing, what does that has to do with proper dressings. I try to think into our future and by implanting the knowledge that a style of dressing has a lot to do how people act and react….. I don’t think that men have to stand behind women. We have to pay more attention to men in future, our social working fields, social structure etc. has changed but men standing in case of personal development still at the same point like 60 years ago.

August 7, 2011 at 5:45 am
(950) Steve says:

@ Tina and Mara: As a man who is developing more and more knowledge about skirts and the wearing of them, I for one thoroughly appreciate your insight and the woman’s perspective you offer to us on this forum.

I wonder, are there other women who would be so kind as to share their views?

Thanking you in advance for your willingness to offer your thoughts.


August 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm
(951) Blake says:

What is meant by a A-line skirt ? When i go looking for a skirt i just look for the ones that i think look good and my style….thx

August 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm
(952) Tona says:

Steve, you are very welcome. Yes, I think there are many women out there enjoying see men in skirts and dresses. These women mostly not writing comments because it takes time to adapt to the new situation when husband or boy-friend changed in skirts. My husband has to wear skirted garments after an accident and we had a hard time but now we are adapted to this situation. And I must agree that my husband is like a newborn human being, nicer, friendlier, enjoying life much more.

Blake, A-line skirts looking like an A when hanging or when worn, give much more movement for legs than pencil skirts. As example, almost all kilts are in A-line, but this kind or skirts do not have to have pleats necessarily. A-line skirts looking fantastic on men.

August 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm
(953) Blake says:

Thx….i see what you mean now…my pleated black/red skirt is like that…What you said about your husband i can relate to.Wearing a skirt sorta puts my mind in a different setting.Hard to explain why but it just does.Is there a certian length in a skirt that you think guys cannot get away with wearing ? There are mini skirts then there are MINI skirts.I usually have a skirt thats about 12 to 15 in long give or take.

August 9, 2011 at 10:06 am
(954) Tina says:

Blake, depends on legs and age. I wouldn’t recommend a shorter skirt as 15 inches, and that is a very MINI skirt already.
But your personal taste goes first.

August 9, 2011 at 11:11 am
(955) Dave says:

Depends entirely upon where the waist of the skirt is positioned. A 12 inch skirt is fine when worn lower than your natural waist but above your hips. Warning: No naked navels, especially on a guy in my humble opinion. A longer shirt will easily cure that evil. As Tina says so well, it depends on your legs. I strongly recommend a razor or better yet an epilator since no one wants to be exposed to a seemingly endless expanse of hair from a hemline at the upper thigh all of the way down to the sandals. Most of us prefer to visit the local zoo if we wish to see a hairy primate. We do want skirts on men to gain a wider measure of social acceptability, don’t we?

August 11, 2011 at 10:49 am
(956) Martinus says:

I agree, depends on legs you’ll decide the length. Some exceptions, working in public like me I have to wear 20 inches minimum but not longer than 23 inches long skirt with stockings because of white shirt and tie regulation. I have another exception coming from my wife, not shorter than 17 ’cause my legs looking to nice to her and she thinks other women would say the same…… To dangerous she said.

August 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm
(957) Mara says:

Martinus, are your wife afraid about that you are looking too good in skirts? What she’s saying when you sit down and the skirt moves a little bit more up and more leg are visible for everybody?

August 14, 2011 at 9:37 am
(958) Dave says:

I wear 12″ skirts on a regular basis with the blessings of wife approval but then again I am only 67″ tall. A taller guy might opt for more fabric. The hemline of a dress will rise if the arms are raised whereas a skirt will not is the shirt is not tucked into the waist of the skirt. My wife’s position is that anyone is free to look all they may wish to do so but only she has a license to touch. That rule always applies whether on a street while I am wearing a miniskirt or on a nude beach. We have a deep respect for each other with no likelihood of anyone else causing a violation of our marriage vows regardless of what we are wearing or not wearing. It is not about the skirt length. It is about mutual respect & love.

August 15, 2011 at 6:50 am
(959) john 432 says:

Well Dave,
The last sentence is what a good realtionship is all about dispite what one wears. The person does not change as result of the attire worn, the attire worn is an expersion of personality.

August 19, 2011 at 11:47 am
(960) Blake says:

Here is something interesting,
I recently bought a womans black pleated skirt,about little above the knee by 2 inches or so.I jazzed it up, I made a hanging chain belt,it gave it a guy look with one simple add on.Now it looks like a kilt.When i was out shopping the other day,i wore it with my West Coast Chopper t-shirt.I got good comments about it (the skirt). One girl said , ” I really like your kilt ” i then said “thx” ..so little did she know,it is a womans skirt.So by adding what i did,it changes the whole public’s concept from “skirt” to “kilt”.I do have “skirts” tho and do wear them.But what im saying it changes the public’s view and seems to be more acceptable for a guy to wear a “kilt” than a “skirt”,which to me,are the same.So guys,wear your skirts ! Once you do,you will be free and enjoy it… ! ! ! !

August 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm
(961) Martinus says:

Blake, I learned that most Americans call a skirt whatever the style might be worn by a man “kilt”. Even not pleated skirts!
When I bought my last skirt in a women’s department store the lady there did the same, it was a kilt – don’t ask me how come.

August 20, 2011 at 1:03 am
(962) Dave says:

Same has happened to me. I have always corrected everyone that it is a regular skirt from the lady’s department rather than a kilt. No man should be restricted to just one kind of a skirt (kilt) anymore than no woman should be restricted to just one kind of pants. It doesn’t have to be a Scottish uniform with a bagpipe to be acceptable male wear.

August 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm
(963) Eric says:

James: sorry this comment is a year late, but in regards to some lady saying skirt-wearers are common in Phoenix Arizona, this is a complete lie. I’ve been living here for over 10 years now (and can’t wait to get out), and I’ve seen a man in a skirt once this entire time, and I’m not ever sure about that as it was from a distance. It appeared to be a teenager amongst teenagers, and this was in front of a movie theater. Phoenix does, however, have a very large population of meth addicts, so maybe this woman was a meth addict and it fried her brain…

Anyplace where there’s a lot of male skirt-wearers I would expect to be a place where 1) people are generally more educated, 2) people are generally less conservative. Phoenix fails on both of those; this metro area has no education or culture, and a lot of stone-age thinking (this goes for both the English and Spanish speakers).

If you’re unhappy in Oregon, don’t even think of moving to Phoenix. This place is just one giant ghetto, full of idiots. Move to someplace more cosmopolitan and tolerant. I’m actually surprised that Portland isn’t like that, but then again you never said you lived in Portland, just the state of Oregon, and there’s a giant difference between large metro areas and more rural areas, even in states like California.

August 26, 2011 at 11:29 am
(964) john 432 says:

Recently I saw a photo of a group skirt wearing men in Amsterdam. If anything, than their dress was counter productive for the purpose of advocating the normality of men in skirts.
One with a hugh beerbelly in a white skirt with orange T-shirt, another tall guy in blackpantyhose with a pink microskirt and a black coat, etc.
Yes Amsterdam is known for its seemingly liberal mindedness, eventhough most prominent socialist live there.
Maybe the atire would be ok during the gay parade, but under normal cirumstances it is a trival overdoing things,

August 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm
(965) Dave says:

Negative. Counterproductive. Certainly. Men with fake boobs, wigs & an assumed feminine name do nothing for our cause of achieving normalcy. Anything that smacks of a circus clown isn’t helping us. Costumes. Even people in kilts with bagpipes are not mainstream America. Denim. Cotton. Practical. Comfortable. What you would want to wear every day. Love those denim miniskirts. Comfortable tops.

In a sense of fairness the young women on the “Price is Right” TV program with a beer belly sticking out farther than their boobs wearing ripped jeans are not sending a favorable message either.

August 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm
(966) Phyllis says:

Don’t mix up liberalism and freedom of choices, even regarding dressing.
That is one point we have to learn: everybody has own ideas, feelings, taste etc.
Guys in Amsterdam thinking differently, it is not a goal to follow up like they do, just feeling good. That’s it.
Dress yourself in a skirt you like and feel super good, it is not your purpose to regulate other men.
Reading some comments here I can see the problems, and most of you could solve it. That’s the way to go.

August 28, 2011 at 3:08 am
(967) Blake says:

For me,wearing a skirt is about as normal as brushing your teeth,dont give it much thought

August 29, 2011 at 6:32 am
(968) john 432 says:

@Phyllis: indeed it is not our duty to regulate the style of others, but I do think that if those who consider themselves as advocates of this trend, that they shopuld be more aware of their “duty” and the consequences thereof, thus a less clownesque attire is required.

Further more as to 56the guys in Amsterdam, those born and bred in Amsterdam are far less liberal than most people think, those who “immigrated” to Amsterdam are those who present themselves as being more broadminded but are in general socialist trying to categorize everybody…

August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm
(969) Martinus says:

I lived and taught in Amsterdam for 5 years. The people are generally very open minded there but also very distinctive in some kind of behavior.
I saw a few men in skirts there, and I learned that most people don’t care what you are doing or wearing aa long you speak no another language than Dutch. 3 or 4 years ago a man got strikes from drunken women in Amsterdam because in their mind this men looked to beautiful in his skirted outfit. (Both parties were originally Dutch).

September 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm
(970) john 432 says:

Being an expat is something else than being an immigrant.As an expat one is welcome, as an immigrant, that is another story. Same in the US and CDN where I have been both as expat and immigrant, a total different story.
Even in Amsterdam there is a difference between those who have been there for generations and those living along the Canals. Even after having worked there for about 15 years etc. I have always been surprised by the pretence of broad mindedness versus actually narrow mindedness.
But I do think that this beyond the scope of this subject.

September 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm
(971) Blake says:

@ Tina, (or anybody else that would like to make comment)…
What do you think if a guy wears a mini skirt ? I dont mean the stripper shortness,more like sort of like a tennis skirt,about 4-6 in above the knee..have have shorts that are short like that,im just curious…thx all


September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm
(972) Dave says:

I have several dozen mid-thigh miniskirts. Comfortable. Far better looking than what most other men are wearing. You could wear shorts if you wanted to dress like a woman.

September 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm
(973) La jupe says:

Mini skirt are for girl or fag as far I know. Because all men in mini skirt I have seen in the past weare fag.

September 9, 2011 at 1:25 am
(974) Blake says:

@ La Jupe….as we see here,you are misinformed.Acutually a bit on the retard side,and closed minded,and a homo phobe,but ones sexual preference has nothing to do with a guy liking to wear a skirt.So tell me LA,how did you find this kind of a site to make a comment like this ? You went looking for it.So since women wear guy clothes does that make her a lesbian ? You sound like a very sad and depressed a hostile person..And i bet you have put on a item of your girl friends at one time..oh im sorry,you never had a g/f so your scared of this topic….

September 9, 2011 at 9:33 am
(975) Dave says:

I thought that ripped jeans were for girls. Miniskirts can be attractive on many people as well as being comfortable.

La Jupe must be right since I am a fag who is happily married to a wonderful lady & am the proud father of an intelligent daughter. I am the type of a fag who has never touched another man other than to shake hands following a business office introduction. I just never knew that I was a fag before. I doubt that any of the women that I dated prior to my marriage ever knew either. Thanks for letting me know since I was unaware that I could be 100% heterosexual & still be a fag.

September 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm
(976) la jupe says:

Sorry but you ask and I give you an anser. And the anser is about what I have seen in contry like thailand france germany. And as fare I know a mini skirt is only 2 or 3 inch below the botom of the panties. It like the one who said he had to wear skirt because of support soking? men support soking goes under the knee. To blake I found that site looking to find out how many men will wear a utility kilt.

September 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm
(977) Dave says:

To answer your survey question, I will never wear a kilt of any kind, be it a utility kilt or a traditional kilt. Kilts have always been ugly, uncomfortable from what I’ve heard as well as being very expensive. My 99-cent miniskirts are wash-n-wear.
I am a value-conscious skirt wearing guy. Yes, miniskirts are short. My wife is quick to indicate if the panties are a little too visible; however, in reality, that is very seldom an actual issue.
It’s comfort. Wife wears the pants, I wear the skirts.

September 10, 2011 at 9:04 am
(978) Blake says:

@ La Jupe…..the kind of mini skirt you are talking about are “STRIPPER” length,im talking about a mini skirt like a tennis skirt length is.Not to where you can see the undies…I appreciate your answer,but,to call someone a name as you did,it is such a misperception of why guys like to wear a skirt. The thing is,MOST,not all, homosexuals will NOT want to wear a skirt,there is an exception to every rule,but generally speaking this rule is true…a guy wearing a skirt has NOTHING to do with his sexual preference.Be more open minded LA,it is very liberating and comfortable to wear a skirt,ok,try one,just above the knee.Peoples reaction is way different than you think.And do a research and history of women in “PANTS” and how males wore skirted garments,be more open.It is great thing once you embrace it…

September 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm
(979) john 432 says:

The length of the skirt might depend on ones figure. Where someone of 5’5 may be suitable dressed in a miniskirt, such might become a microskirt for someone of 6’4 or so.

As someone indicated before when I made a remark as to the attire of some blockes who presented thhemselves as the advocates of the men in skirt movement, one has to look critical at oneself in the mirror and ask yourself is this how I feel comfortable and how I want to be seen and remembered.

When men in skirts will be fully accepted the variaty one can use will be more than when such attire is more the exception than the rule.

September 11, 2011 at 6:11 pm
(980) Tina says:

Blake, miniskirts are okay if you’ve legs for it. I think everybody could figure out what I am thinking about men’s skirts. As much you wear a “female” part of clothing as a real man as more visible are the accentuate difference and it makes more sense to show the real masculinity. That is the reason that I said once only real men can wear feminine touched skirts.
A pair of nice pantyhose could look just great on men, too, but watch the color …. It always should match the complete outfit.
I personally not a friend for fake boobs on men at all or dressing as woman – but that’s my opinion. Men should be men whatever they wear and most men can almost wear all what suppose to be a female clothing too

September 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm
(981) Blake says:

@ Tina….ok thx for the insight….Anywhere here on the internet that you know of that has guys that like to wear skirts
have their pic ?

September 13, 2011 at 3:21 am
(982) James says:

Some family members are going to take me to a nice restaurant probably Olive Garden for my upcoming birthday. Some of these family members don’t like my choice of dressing. Do I go in a skirt or do I go in pants to not offend them? I am curious what are some of your opinions. Thanks!

September 13, 2011 at 7:54 am
(983) Blake says:

@ James,…I would say,if they give you a hard time with wearing a skirt,remind them of womens lib,If women want to have the rights and do things that men do,then that puts men in the same logical reasoning as women have,so then,MEN can wear and do what women do,cant men have freedom of choice as women ? If they disagree,then they are sexist and a hypocrit.I wouldnt wear a frilly or girly type of skirt,pleated plaid is cool,or a solid colour with a matching shirt.Like a tan cargo skirt with pockets,or a denim skirt with pockets,i think those are really cool.I wear my skirts everyday now.I have a skirts that are tennis skirt length,about 3 to 4 inches above the knee.

September 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm
(984) john 432 says:

James, if your family is paying the bill it is a form of respect and gratitude to respect their wishes at such a moment, no need to spoil a joyfull moment, or at least a moment intended as such by doing something that might annoy your hosts .
If you decide to consent to their wishes, maybe even after asking for the dresscode, do state that you have chosen the attire for the night in order to show your gratitude. Hence when they are at yours and are your guest they are obliged to respect your choise of attire at that very moment.

September 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm
(985) Tina says:

James, it’s your birthday and you have to choose; but also it is your birth-right to have your own choice of dressing. You have to feel comfortable and you have to respect other persons. If your choice is a skirt take the advantage and choose a “manly” style (whatever does it is) and go with your family members. Explain it why you want to wear skirted garments and ask No or Nay Sayers why they don’t like it. So you’ll give them the possibility to help to understand YOU.
Just a thought.

September 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm
(986) La jupe says:

James birthday, Have a nice one .
It is up to you the way you dress.
On your birthday you can receive and you can give too.

September 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm
(987) Terry says:

Why all the debate just go and wear them . Keep it respectable and nobody can say anything . As everyone has said woman are allowed to wear pants , jeans whatever they like. Us men should do the same. What is need is a designer manufacture to start make them FOR MEN [ Marc Jacobs ] . I agree Kilt are ugly . Just cotton or denim skirts above the knee are fantastic to wear and so comfortable .

September 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm
(988) Blake says:

Hello again,i just came across a sight that is saying “Mankinis, murses and man-bags: a glossary of men’s fashion terms” The site i found is called SHINE on YAHOO..making skirt for guys,this is dated Sept 12,2011,is the Fall fashion….I think it is very cool that i found this so i wanted to share with the people here…this is the site http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/mankinis-murses-and-man-bags-a-glossary-of-mens-fashion-terms-2550341#photoViewer=7

September 19, 2011 at 5:19 am
(989) john 432 says:

missing is the Wilt so the male version of a kilt could become a milt :-)

James, Will you keep us posted on your final decision?

September 20, 2011 at 4:07 am
(990) James says:

I have decided to go with John432′s suggestion. It all happens this coming Saturday. Lately I have been going out in skirt suits. I really like the way a business woman dresses. I am copying some of that style. Of course minus the bra and any kind 0f make-up and jewelry. I really don’t like ties. They are so darn uncomfortable and germy. I wear a woman’s suit jacket with a tank top underneath showing a little neckline. Of course a knee length skirt solid color with zipper and buttons along with pantyhose for men and wing tip 1.5″ heel shoes. Its really quite a sophisticated look. It is amazing how wonderful it looks on me and how it feels. I can actually dress up and not feel uncomfortable.

September 20, 2011 at 8:58 am
(991) Blake says:

@ James (990) That is so cool to hear James.I do like wearing nylons or tights myself.It give me a “comfort zone” feeling,i cant tell ya why,it just does.Have you ever tried a spagetti strap womens tank top ? Those are really comfortable also,I wear them alot.Ever wear a sports bra or a demi bra ? Just enuff to have that close to the body feel ? Its also a great feeling like wearing pantyhose gives ya,but thats just me.I think it is cool that you are wearing what you like,i do. More power to the guys out there with dressing as you desire !

September 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm
(992) John 432 says:

James, as I’ll not be able to wish you a happy birthday Saturday coming, I wish that you now already a most enjoyable day.

September 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(993) James says:

Thanks guys Blake and John432 and Tina for weighing in and giving me advice. I really appreciate this website! Blake I’ve tried the spaghetti strap and don’t care for that. I might try the sports bra. Thanks for the suggestions! I am going to try a nice blue button down career type blouse(no flowers or lace). I never thought I would be doing this. It is amazing how manly I can still be with some feminine clothing. Never thought it was possible especially because of the way I was reared as a child.

September 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm
(994) Martinus says:

As I explained many times that I have to wear support stockings/pantyhose all the time I missing the feeling of nice nylons. I case of my supporters I have to wear skirted garments and I am fine with that. I did not wear any other different clothes like tank-tops or bras, just old fashioned men’s stuff like shirts. For some reason some skirts make it necessary to wear halfslips otherwise skirts are movin upwards when walking.
But it would be interesting to read how are you doing with tank tops and bras because I do not have any experience.

September 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm
(995) Blake says:

@ Martinus…there are some bras that are really beautiful and cool (Cute) looking.And as far as wearing a bra,try a demi bra.It is a underwire bra.Go with a A cup.They will fit nicely.
Size 36 or 38 works good,depends on your chest size.I wear a 36 A,with enuff adjustment needed,its comfortable.It will give just a little bit of a chest bump,not much to be a big deal.For me,i dont have much for pecks.I find mine at Walmart or Kmart,or stores like that. I like the close tight feel it gives me.And i feel totally normal wearing one,have for years.Try it,ya might like it !

September 22, 2011 at 4:58 am
(996) john 432 says:

Blake, I have seen some pictures of what you describe at the website people of wallmart. I do think that wearing a bra and a tanktop wit spaghetti straps is just on the edge of trying to impersonate someone of the other gender as a bra is specifically designed for women.

I do think that wearing a skirt with a normal dressshirt, jacket and tie is more effective to present a man still as a man then the variations mentioned by you.

As an additional thought, one of the reasons mentioned by some for skirtwearing by men is the health issue. Less restirction therefore less chance of cancer in the lower regions. As we see, many women contract breast cancer. Using the same logic, as why men should wear skirts as health issue, one could conclude that bra wearing contributes to contracting (breast)cancer.

last but noi least, recently the was an item in various newspapers on bras specifically for men designed in Japan. It’s just what rockes your boat.

September 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm
(997) Blake says:

@ John 432…i know what ya mean about the Poeple Of Walmart (POW).I have seen them also.They are funny actually ! That for me is not my thing,by when i do wear what i do it is tastefully done.Not trying to be a female,just like the feel of some clothes.Wearing a spagetti tank with a bra and no jacket or anything would be,for me,not done.It is one or the other,not at the same time tho.I know about the craze or the latest in Japan you speak of.I just believe in freedom of choice for both genders equally is all…but thx for your point of view John…

September 26, 2011 at 8:11 am
(998) john 432 says:

James, How was the party?

September 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm
(999) Herby says:

I don’t know why I should wear a bra. It might look cute and feel good but I prefer having less clothes around my body. That is the reason that I wear skirts, more comfort than any kind of pants or shorts. Pantyhose if necessary, yes.

September 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm
(1000) Mara says:

I understand Blake, but it isn’t every-men’s thing wearing a bra. Yes I already saw some adds in magazines for men’s bras from Japan.
On the other hand I know two men which have to wear bras because of their large breast.

September 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm
(1001) Blake says:

@ Mara,oh yeah,i know what ya mean Mara.U agree.Just giving my view is all.No prob.I do appreciate your comment and other views.

September 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm
(1002) James says:

To John432: It was nice of my family to take me out to dinner for my birthday. I did enjoy it and it did go well, but I did it in a pair of pants. My stipulation is when I am paying or if I have family over to my place they have to deal with me dressed in a skirt.
I am really enjoying the new town that I am in. A lot of people don’t seem to care that I am skirted.
I have a good one for all of you out there. My wife wants me to carry a handbag. I can’t believe I was actually shopping for one the other day. I do admit I get tired of my wallet and keys in my pockets sometimes. What do you think of me carrying a handbag?

September 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm
(1003) JohnA says:

James: I use a hart montor pouch to carry my wallet and keys. As most of my skirts do not have pockets.The pouch is 4″ x6″ in size.I can wear it under my shirt or out side. There are some many ways to carry things you need. It is good when family and friends approve of our style.

September 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm
(1004) Dave says:

James, I have several purses. My favorite is a brown leather one with four large zippered compartments accessible from the outside that my wife gave to me so she could justify buying a new purse. Your posture will improve as well as your back pains may be a thing of the past since you aren’t sitting on your wallet anymore. No need to transfer things from one garment to another garment anymore. Your keys are no longer wearing a hole in your pockets. That is convenient. So I carry a purse for health reasons & for convenience. That sounds much like the reasons that I wear a skirt when I think about it.

James, please tell your wife that she has a good head on her shoulders as witnessed by her giving you such practical advice as buying a purse.

September 28, 2011 at 9:00 am
(1005) Blake says:

@ James,…sounds like you have a great wife and that she is very understanding,I find that really cool.Nice if other females would have the same view.And other guys wouldnt get freaked out about itI dont like the keys wallet in the pocket either.To clunky.I totally agree with if a guy wants to use a hand bag or purse,do it ! Im open minded to ease and convenience and the freedom of choice without the pointing and name calling..More power to ya James ! ! !

September 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm
(1006) Martinus says:

It’s not a big deal to have a handbag (murse), there are already many advertised for men but most of them are very big I like the smaller hanging on shoulder straps.

September 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm
(1007) James says:

Thanks guys for your wonderful positive responses. I guess I’m still new to all of this different “style.” It’s really liberating walking into our public library, today with my wife both of us dressed in skirts and stockings, and blouses. Yes I am very blessed to have the wife I have.
Dave, I have heard that carrying a wallet in the back pocket isn’t good. I’ve noticed the uncomfortableness from sitting on my wallet while driving to work escpecially since my drive is much longer. The most important thing is that I am still me. My face hasn’t changed one bit and never will! I am not planning to be like Chaz Bono( no offense and no judgment being passed just not my thing!)

October 1, 2011 at 12:10 am
(1008) Mara says:

Great that some of you guys really have good wives. I also like to read that you are really encourage other men going the way of a new style – even it is still a little strange. If more men would start to go with you brave guys you would be a great leader for this way of presentation. Go on further.

October 3, 2011 at 10:21 am
(1009) Libminded says:

I wear skirts out in public and with the support of my wife. Have done now quite actively since April 2011. No problems. I’m in Northern England. Not my immediate locality due to being very rural, small community which is set in its narrow minded ways. One day some one is sure to see me, but as my wife works within this community she would prefer to keep it quite. I am active at home though and I have been spotted, certainly once by a local and two other occassions I cannot see how they didn’t see. However, no reverbs afterwards!

My site has two blogs about going out in public and the main site has also been updated to include photographs. Some text has been altered to reflect my expereinces of going public. Basically, if a man wants to wear a skirt, just go out and do it. Remember, if a man wants to wear ‘traditional’ female clothing he would wear trousers – wouldn’t he!

By the way I have a ‘man bag’, shoulder strap variety, manufacuturer Troop of London. I use this either in trouser mode or skirt mode. Also have a very small Troop of London back pack (12″ x 8″ x6″) for activity days out. Big enough for camera, waterproofs, binoculars etc leaving both hands free. Again no trouble. Interesting the Troop website labels their bags for men and women. I have only seen them in womens wear departments!

October 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm
(1010) Blake says:

I have a question for the females that read this.I hope i haven’t asked this before…but here it goes, “What kind of skirt do you like to see a guy wear ?”

October 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm
(1011) john 432 says:

today in a magazine the newest fashion item for women: shoes for men…

October 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm
(1012) Dave says:

John 432. I think you have discovered that if a guy wants to cross-dress in 2011 he must dress like a man would have dressed 50 years ago. How long will it take to make the jock strap into a woman’s fashion item? In reality if a man doesn’t wish to dress like a woman he would have to become a nudist.

October 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm
(1013) john 432 says:

Dave, considering the present temperature your suggestion would result in a difficult distingueshable gender, hence humans wpuld become unisex thus unisex fashion required

October 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm
(1014) Mara says:

Blake, I have not a definite answer because you can’t say that in general. Depends on the type of man, well I like to see skirts which underline the typical masculine style of the person. Skirts shouldn’t be too short, for sure not shorter than 16 inches (my opinion), should be functional, maybe some pockets like my husbands kilts, should not too flowery and not longer than 24 inches. Calf length skirts are good for women, not for men. On the other hand, ankle long skirts for men are fine for special events or formal dressing.
When wearing pantyhose please no sparkling editions and no red colored. A man must feel comfortable in it, that’s no 1.

October 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm
(1015) Breanna says:

@Blake, I think you can wear what you like. I’m seeing in a man THE man and I don’t care what he is wearing as long it is proper which could be skirt, dress, pants.
What I don’t like seeing my husband/boyfriend or whatever dressed as a woman. Most men looking nice (sometimes beautiful) but they don’t know it because their kind of dressing mostly makes them just ugly. Nice skirts or dresses in manly styles could be an alternative.

October 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm
(1016) Blake says:

Well the weather here in Seattle is starting to get cold.Time to put my skirts on the shelf ? NOOO NOOO…..but i love my skirts.

October 17, 2011 at 11:46 am
(1017) Dave says:

Blake, you don’t have any long wool skirts? Ankle-length fleece lined? Although you shouldn’t wear a miniskirt in a blizzard there are many skirts that make great winter wear. Add flannel petticoats underneath if more warmth is needed.

October 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm
(1018) Blake says:

@ Dave….mine are to the knee length…but not a mini really.
Wool im not a fan of,but i do wear alot of Leggin’s,they are like tights.

October 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm
(1019) Dave says:

In case the readers of this column haven’t seen this:

(CNN) — In recent seasons, fashion trends have dictated girls borrow from the male wardrobe with “boyfriend jeans” and military-inspired gear reminiscent of the battlefield. But looking ahead, the offerings on the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 indicate a definite return to femininity and glamor.

October 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm
(1020) Blake says:

I have a question about colour’d nylons or panrtyhose.I have a nice purple pleated skirt (about 3 in from knee) but not a mini.Since its getting cold here in Seattle,would it be wrong to wear purple nylons/hose with the purple skirt ? Or no hose at all ?

October 26, 2011 at 11:23 am
(1021) Dave says:

Either. Leg ware is warmer unless it is really thin or a fishnet.

October 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm
(1022) Breanna says:

I agree with Dave. But for thin nylonsmor pantyhose you should shave your legs, looks better. If you don’t want to do it, wear black pantyhose.

October 27, 2011 at 8:53 am
(1023) Blake says:

I do shave my legs already.Have for many years….ok…black i can handle.The skirt has black in it so its colour cordinated…or i could wear black leggins.I do wear alot of them anyhow…

October 28, 2011 at 9:35 am
(1024) Breanna says:

Good for you, Blake. Black stockings/pantyhose you can use more often during fall/-winter season when outfits commonly are a little darker colored.
You have not only wear black skirts with it, just darker colors with it. By the way, what shoes do you going to use for this time of the year?

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October 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm
(1026) Blake says:

@ Breanna..
….I have other colour’d skirts as well,like a pleated jean,or a blue/white horizontal stripe and a grey pleated with small front pockets,(big enuff for just a debit card)and my red/black pleated plaid.But for shoes,i usually have it casual,like black tennis shoe with colour’d shoe laces that match…what do you recommend ?

October 30, 2011 at 10:47 am
(1027) luke says:

i think its great that there are plenty of men that like and want to wear skirts but we all need to come together if things are going to change eqaul rights eqaul freedom i say

October 30, 2011 at 11:25 am
(1028) Dave says:

Fall tends to set the bar for the year’s edgiest trends. Don’t shy away from the challenge: Man-up in menswear-inspired looks: La Fiorentina plaid scarves, Willow & Clay blazers, striped Sam & Lavi tops, Boutique 9 oxfords, plus classic pumps by Vince Camuto, Rebecca Minkoff, and Rock & Republic.
Sale Ends: Wed 11/2″
The above is only one example of what men need to do. Women don’t have a gender hangup when it comes to clothing. If a man wants to wear a skirt he needs to be a real man, make a decision regarding the clothing that will be covering his body & implement that decision. How many men gave their wife, sister, daughter, mother, niece, etc. permission to wear pants? Pants used to be exclusively a man’s clothing item but that was many wears ago. Clothing styles change for BOTH men & women. Men have the right to wear skirts now as much so as females have a right to wear pants, no more or no less so.

Men need to stop acting like cowardly wussies! We need to “Man-up” in women’s wear-inspired looks. My wife accepts clothing equality. Clothing choices are not just for women. Men need to discover COMFORT as well as variety. Don’t wait for God to tell you that it is OK to wear a dress since history shows that Jesus frequently wore a dress. Remember, we are men. We are first class people.

October 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm
(1029) Blake says:

TOTALLY AGREE WITH DAVE…..as i am here at work today in my skirt…everyday…THX DAVE

October 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm
(1030) James says:

Well said Dave! A grocery clerk asked me if I was in a Halloween costume since I was wearing a jean skirt. I replied” no this is me.” This is how I dress in my spare time when not at work. She said that I looked really nice. I really appreciated the compliment as I haven’t had too many.

We men have the right to look nice. I am getting so sick and tired of seeing the general population looking so poorly(women in distressed jeans and undesirable pants, men in worn ball caps and unkept hairy faces.) We need to quit sexualizing clothing. If it fits and looks good on a man then wear it!!!

October 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm
(1031) Blake says:

Need a female point of view here…earlier Breanna had asked
me what kind of shoes i wear with my skirts.I said tennis shoes.So what do you think is good to wear ladies ? Boot and or shoe ? I really do like some boots women have.Like the tall kind,up to the shin area…I also like to tuck my pants into my boot like the women do,i like that look…..i think those are cool (or cute) let me know what ya think ladies.

October 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm
(1032) Dave says:

I own several pairs of tall boots in a variety of colors that I wear during cold weather with skirts or dresses. In my humble opinion I don’t think these are suitable to wear with pants. I don’t even wear my cowboy boots with pants since I believe they look much better with a denim skirt from mid-calf to mid-thigh in length, depending upon the weather.

October 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm
(1033) Blake says:

Dave,are they womens boots or mens ?

October 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm
(1034) Breanna says:

Blake, tennis shoes are possible when wearing jeans style skirts, u can use also boots for those. Other skirts, also pleated, should be worn with nice men-shoes, small style, black, brown, beige for fall/winter season, nice boots (no military style), tota
Ly open in colors for spring/summer.
That’s the classic way but recommended when wearing stockings or pantyhose.

October 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm
(1035) Dave says:

Blake – They are my boots & I am a man. Therefore they are a man’s boots. FYI, they were purchased from the women’s department. Where else could you get red, green, purple, brown, black, tan, blue, etc.?

November 2, 2011 at 8:41 am
(1036) Blake says:

@ Dave,…is there a certian store that you go to that has these kind of boots that we are talking about ? I like the kind of boots that has some fringe on the side of the boot or something along that idea..?..is wearing colour’d nylons or pantyhose ok ?

November 2, 2011 at 10:23 am
(1037) Dave says:

Blake & everyone else. Check for sales. Local retailers. Better yet, go on your computer to Roamans, Bargain Catalog Outlet (a Roamans related store), eBay, Old Pueblo Traders, Coward Shoes (an Old Pueblo related store), etc. Sizes up the equivalent of an 11 in a man’s shoe size & extra wide widths. Leg ware is great but can be cumbersome to enter & exit. Can be expensive. I would save that for a more formal occasion. With tall boots your leg is covered as long as your dress or skirt is somewhat beyond knee-length so I choose regular everyday socks. Besides that I look the tall boots & skirted garment look for cooler weather when wearing a mid-thigh miniskirt would qualify you for a mental hospital.

November 8, 2011 at 4:49 am
(1038) John 432 says:

Well Dave, I would think that a miniskirt would suit a girl of 16 better than any older person.

As to the experience with boots, I just had a run in with a supplier, who claimed that the boot would be a male size 12 US(!) (46 continental) but the fact was that is was quit a bit smaller. After a few months of discussion the merchant finally decided to do what should have been done in first instance, namely taking back the boots and providing a refund however he is still draging his heels in that respect.
But back to your last remark, indeed a skirt kneelength and tall boots are a great combination.

November 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm
(1039) Dave says:

John432, I get complements on my legs from women on a frequent basis even with my wife at my side. A short skirt during a warm day is comfortable. Regarding shoes one should add 1.5 or even 2 sizes to a man’s shoe size to get a conversion to women’s shoe sizes. Using this rule-of-thumb I have not had any shoe fitting issues.

November 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm
(1040) John 432 says:

Dave, whenever using continental sizing, c\onversion should not be a probelm, still even after ordering a size larger than normally, eventhough the merchant indicated such would not be necessary (order the size you normally wear), the boots were still to small…

November 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm
(1041) Martinus says:

Skirted garments are open for all, it’s just the confidence we have to have to wear and carrying it.
As Dave mentioned, lot of men haveretty nice legs and get a lot of complements from women and MEN! I have a lot of those positive experiences lately. Was shopping for Thanksgiving Day and I’d hear so many nice comments…. Can’t write all Down.

November 24, 2011 at 10:08 am
(1042) Dave says:

I think that we all realize the the main barrier to men in skirts is men whose brains are stuck in a time warp, believing that skirts are a woman’s garment. That person sitting or standing next to you who is wearing pants is probably going to be a woman. Almost all women are wearing pants rather than skirts or dresses. It’s not the 1950s anymore. Men just can’t seem to understand that there is no longer a gender distinction in clothing. Given that, good health & comfort should make the skirt or dress the obvious choice for a man’s wardrobe.

Yes, I’ve had those compliments from Australia to Hawaii to California to Missouri to Tennessee to Florida to Spain to Italy. Get the idea?

Wearing a skirt doesn’t make a man a homosexual anymore so than wearing pants makes a woman a lesbian.

November 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm
(1043) Blake says:

Very well said Dave….i wear a skirt everyday now,to work and leisure.My co-workwers have giving me a great support or good comments and are open to it.Espeically the females. They (the females) tell me “why not”, “why cant a guy wear a skirt ? ” Since i have found this site,I rarely wear jeans.I only have pleated skirts.I feel more at ease when wearing a skirt than jeans.

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December 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm
(1045) John 432 says:

@Austin Psychiatrist: What is the essence of your study for which you are doing research?

December 7, 2011 at 12:19 am
(1046) anonymous says:

I don’t understand why men feel they need to wear skirts. Having a very hard time with that and especially since my husband wants to do that and also go in the public and so far I have not been able to handle. How about more statements from some women.

December 7, 2011 at 11:04 am
(1047) John 432 says:


I take it that you do not wear trousers than?

To answer your question: COMFORT

December 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm
(1048) Blake says:

@ 1046
Its not a NEED to wear a skirt,it is the freedom of choice and the comfort of a skirt.WHY do you NEED to wear pants ? Also,
maybe men,like your husband,are tired of wearing only pants/jeans…when females have all the choices to wear whatever they want.I wear a skirt everyday to work and when im not at work,and i get good comments from females about the skirts i wear.So just remember a SKIRT was not created for the female.It is a male garment,but,women adopted the skirt from the male wardrobe.So just relax…be open minded…

December 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm
(1049) Mara says:

Anonymous, actually it is very easy to answer. The social roles of genders have changed and men don’t want stand behind. Their fashion trends didn’t change since 200 years – understand that our trends changing two or three times a year.
On the other hand there is a comfort feeling, a healthy process is going on for men when wearing skirted garments, and last but not least it would improve men’s personal sexuality without using additional medicine. And, looking into history we’ll find that skirts actual are only a men’s garment and women adopted that from him centuries later. Women only wore long dresses, never skirts in past before 17th century. Those are just facts, my personal statement includes some more because I learned that men in skirts are much stronger, showing up their strength and personality, they creative and innovative. and that’s exactly what we need in our future.

I know also how hard is that to understand and for a long time I even did not look to my husband when he wore a kilt or skirt. Today I cant wait to see him after I learned that a skirt is just a piece of clothes, not a symbol of sexual orientation. It is just a statement of manhood, men looking manly and very different to women in skirts. A skirt is not related to just one gender, trousers as well. We have to re-think and to learn that man as beautiful as women -well in their own special way of course – and it is overdue that men starting with showing up as Gods creatures and not as bodies in bags.
The skirted movement is going around the world now and we can only do one thing what would help us to understand it: Stand by with our husbands, man or boyfriend and help them to going to their new step, we should assist and not resist.

December 10, 2011 at 7:32 am
(1050) John 432 says:

Thank you Mara. If I may take your last sentence a step further, stanbing by each other means team work on one had but also liberty for the individuality on the other hand. In an era where many try to express their individuality at costs of others whilst dressing similar at the same time, one could conclude that understanding the essence of last six words written by you, being that when assisting the other thus also respecting the other the other will assist you also when needed. Basically give and take for mutual benefit, has been lost in maybe the “required” electronic social networking. Taking that a step further, I would not be surprised if we have not seen the last of the Eurocrisis due to lack of liberty and thus flexibility as incompatible partners hang on to each other grid like.

December 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm
(1051) Mara says:

You are very welcome John 432.
I remember very well how women had to fight to get the choice wear pants in the 60′s and how hard it was to find followers. At that time women were like “hand-to-hand fighters” because there were no Internet to find someone who would give any help. Individualism pure. And women used only men’s pants they were called “cross dresser” to, but they made it. Stolid going to the point of acceptance by public.
Men have to do the same, going the same way. What they need is courage and confidence, all others is an open field. Mix and match best you can, and you’ll be fine.

December 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm
(1052) Blake says:

@ Mara,
Since i found this site,i wear my skirt everyday.And also to work and the females like it.Its like a breath of fresh air they say.I wear them away from work,and i still get compliments.When i was out one day shopping,a guy said,”cool kilt” i said thx,its really a skirt.I make it very clear to whoever that i wear skirts,not kilts,and since i have been wearing them in public,i have gained a sense of self confidence in wearing them.Now that it is cold here in Seattle,i wear leggins underneath.I feel more like my self now,so guys,if you been thinking of wearing as skirt as you would wear jeans,do it.You will see what i am saying.So comfortable and liberated and just the choice to wear a skirt is really a GREAT feeling !

December 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm
(1053) John 432 says:

Well in respect of the mix and match I ran across a site aliexpress, a wholesale outfit, which carries various skirts for men. As for the price more acceptable than luisaviaroma, but of course a bit of difference in style.
As to women who started to wear trousers late ’50, early ’60′s I do not recall much negative response thereto. On the otherhand when going to Highschool early ’70 it was considered a major step forwards that the girls were allowed during winter not only to arrive in trousers at school, but it was no longer required to change in to a skirt. I considered that as rather old fashioned as being an expat at the time, girls in my native country did not anything else but wear trousers (jeans) as result of the flower power era.
Thus one could conclude that acceptance of women wearing trousers was, depending on the place, achieved within a deccenium.
I de think that some of the blogs concerning men in skirt run longer than that already.

December 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm
(1054) Mara says:

Actually it should not concern me what men are wearing, and looking back to the question if men’s skirts are hot I have to answer I don’t know.

What really bothers me is that men do not have (in some people’s mindset) any other choices than that to weari what the mass on the street is wearing. That’s wrong. Men must have the same rights as women regarding dressing up. Next: since almost 300 years women took out of men’s closets what they needed to get stylish and try to reach equality in gender, not sexes. Today is nothing left what men can call that’s their kind of clothes, and I think women have to give back a lot of things they adopted in past. That is equality.
Another point of view: clothes getting more sexualized, and taking that consequently I must agree that men do not have any clothes which make them handsome (or even beautiful). But we all know that in nature males are more colorful and pretty created and why should we make a difference in human being?
Equality, the second time that I use this word, is more than following some unwritten rules of dressing, equality (3) is expressing each person like God has created in their own way. And that cant be stopped that one sexus or gender says that is my style of clothes, don’t touch it. The New Testament in the Bible tells us clearly that women should not wear clothes of men nor women women’s clothes! That was necessary to explain at that time because men and women in fact had the same style: skirted garments only.
What I am doing today is nothing else than encourage men and women to understand each other better under the conditions of same rights.

December 22, 2011 at 11:13 am
(1055) John 432 says:

Again thank you Mara. Just to inform you, recently a store used an advertisement in which Andrej Pejic models a double push up bra and various dresses and yes the boy becomes a girl. When checking out the website of the store I noted that the dresses shown in the advert were sold out.
As to the equality in rights what the essence was of the womens lib movement it is right what you pointed out the genders do remain in tact.
As to your referral to the bible as that men and women were not supposed to wear each others garments. Please note that the frase was written in about 350 AD and most probably derived from the Thora. I wouldn’t be surprised if similar wording could be found in the Quran (I haven’t found it yet), but if one looks at the place of the wording referred to, as I indicated before, it is a fragment of the Law issued by the Church for reason that men were prostituting themselves on the Via Appia and seemingly on the Holy mountain. The law of the church was issued in the name of.. not as word of… thus it was actually penal law. As psychiatrists as Bizet and Jung, late 19th century, became more interested in the Church they adopted part of the church law and named it deviant behaviour thus lining their pockets by treating women wearing pants.
So far so good, but that does not explain why men allowed their spouses to rob their wardrobe. The only explanation I can think of is that women always have “worn the pants”and regulated the world from behind the screens. Please note that they held serious positions in de dark ages. Men just let them do so as long as they could have their fun.
Back to men wearing skirts, I just saw an online magazine with pictures of a meeting of men in skirts. the combinations worn would fuel the argument that men should not wear skirts and should retain the anonimous garb.

December 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm
(1056) Blake says:

It really all comes down to the choice and the freedom of wearing what
someone wants to wear.Who is anybody to say what clothing is right or wrong for a certain gender to wear.I get many good comments from women and men,so for me,i will continue to wear my skirts year round.
I am totally comfortable wearing mine,and I say,Live and let live.Be open minded

December 23, 2011 at 10:39 am
(1057) George says:

Where in world do you people live? It certainly can’t be in today’s world as I don’t think it would be exceptable in our society today. You must not live in USA as I have never seen a guy in a skirt or a dress for that matter anywhere I have ever been.

December 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm
(1058) blake says:

This is to George….(1057)
I live in the Seattle area.Thats in the USA…It seems like you are affraid of this topic.Just because you have never seen a guy in a skirt that doesnt mean that guys dont wear a skirt.I wear a skirt everyday,to work and when im not at work.I am just the same person as if i was wearing jeans,which i dont wear but maybe once a month at most.You should try it some time,then you would know why guys like skirts.And just a FYI,women adopted the skirt from the mens wardrobe,AND it wasnt until the 1930′s or so til women wore pants when women first started wearing pants,and they had the risk of being arrest.Do a google search on the history of the skirt.Dont be affraid.And most women like to see a guy in a skirt.As of last night i was standing in line at the cash register,the was a woman behind me and she said,” i really like your skirt” i then said ” thanks”.I told her “im was tired of just wearing pants”,she then said
“i dont blame you,skirts are much better”….so give it a try,you will see what i am saying…

December 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm
(1059) John 432 says:

The contributers are from all over the world thanks to www not being whisk(e)y, women and worries.
Do bear in mind that what might be acceptable in Seattle might not be acceptable just across the border (Vancouver). Also the difference as to how one fits into a local society is discussed. If one would have to typify the participants, they could be seen as more souvereign than the general public. At times it does remind me of the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

December 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm
(1060) Dave says:

Poor George must be living under a rock. Yes, I am a married American man who lives in the Midwest. I’ve been a skirt wearing dude exclusively for the past two decades. I not only been across America from Canada to Mexico but from Hawaii to Florida. Add many foreign countries from Australia to Italy. George, it must be acceptable since my compliments especially from women outnumber the negative comments by at least a 500 to one factor. International airline flights. Cruise ships all over the world. My wife loves my clothing choices except when the skirt gets a little short as in 12 inches or less. There are still some gutless men out there who insist that pants are a man’s garment even though that has not been true for at least 50 years. Our daughters won’t wear a skirt. Go figure. Only in Tennessee did I get a wolf whistle from a fat redneck. I certainly am not impressed by low life types.

George, if your neighbors won’t let you wear a skirt, they probably won’t let you vote for a Republican or drive a blue car either. Even consider thinking for yourself?

December 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm
(1061) Martinus says:

George, I’m living in Midwest like Dave, no problems at all with skirts. People just like it.
Thinking about your comment at that website I think you need a lot of assistance when you like to wear a skirt, because men wearing skirts are very confident, brave, creative and innovative. That is the difference to all others in the crowd. Think about.

December 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm
(1062) Blake says:

@ Martinus,
Totally agree…i got a new skirt for xmas infact ! And i am very confident in myself and have a sence of creativity.When i get a skirt,i will dress it up with waist chain on the skirt,looks really cool..

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December 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm
(1064) Blake says:

What i would like to see is a website where guys that do wear a skirt (like wearing any other garment) could post their pic’s in a tasteful manner……anybody know a site like that ?

December 27, 2011 at 6:13 am
(1065) John 432 says:

There is a Dutch site being http://www.rokvoormannen.nl but the examples shown are in my opinion contra productive.

December 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm
(1066) strikemaster says:

John 432, why? There are guys wearing utility kilts and skirts from Midas Clothing, skirts made for men, look manly. Men in skirts should look like these guys, not as trying to pass as women.

December 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm
(1067) John 432 says:

Guess my personal taste; I do think that they lack style if you look at the ledenfoto’s.
They have also pictures from all over.

December 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm
(1068) Dave says:

Men should never be restricted to just certain types of skirts just as women are not restricted to wearing only certain types of pants. Utility skirts are ugly in my humble opinion regardless of their target market; therefore, I would never purchase or wear one. All of my skirts are from the women’s department but it will take far more than a skirt to cause me to be mistaken for a woman. My face doesn’t look feminine in the slightest, especially if I forget to shave. I have zero boobs. I am hair challenged. My arms look like the man that I am. Let us not be held to just impractical and expensive clothing that restrict our freedom of choice. I will continue to exercise my right to buy $5.00 skirts from the clearance racks regardless of the label.

My point is that you can wear any skirt ever made without being mistaken as a woman.

December 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm
(1069) strikemaster says:

John 432, their foto’s are secured by password, so I can’t check their style, however I’ve seen there some guys in kilts for example. Kilt is a style itself, it’s an institution. :) I’m a non-Scottish kilt wearer and think that kilt is the best garment for men, comfortable, practical and good-looking, good for every occasion and weather conditions.

December 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm
(1070) Blake says:

Anybody know how to make a website so guys can post a pictue of the skirt they like to wear ?

December 29, 2011 at 12:43 am
(1071) Dave says:

From strikemaster: “I’m a non-Scottish kilt wearer and think that kilt is the best garment for men, comfortable, practical and good-looking, good for every occasion and weather conditions.”

Really? A kilt is probably the worst garment for anyone. I would wear pants if a kilt was my only other choice. They are heavy, expensive & uncomfortable. Impractical since they require costly dry cleaning rather than a quick trip through the washing machine. They like like a parade costume for bag pipers that I would scarcely call good looking. Comfort during winter is an ankle length wool skirt whereas comfort during the summer is most likely a cotton mid-thigh length miniskirt. A kilt wearer is always the brunt of hecklers, myself included. Even a clown suit might be a better garment for men than a kilt, more comfortable, better looking, good for a parade just like a kilt & probably more comfortable during hot summer weather.

You are right. The kilt is an institution. It should be restricted to inmates confined to a mental institution. Enough said.

December 29, 2011 at 2:59 am
(1072) strikemaster says:

“They are heavy”

Off course, and wind-proof.


Some kilts are expensive, other not (SWK for example, however SWK are not as heavy to stay at their position when strong winds are blowing around).


Much more comfortable and practical than other style skirts, have two flat aprons in front so are protected against flashing.

“Impractical since they require costly dry cleaning rather than a quick trip through the washing machine.”

Only if made of natural wool, humanity has invented some new fabrics like cotton, acrylic wool, polyviscose, denim, etc. These are good for making a kilt.

“They like like a parade costume for bag pipers”

Maybe for You, for me are OK. I’m not a bagpiper.

“during the summer is most likely a cotton mid-thigh length miniskirt.”

Miniskirt requires wearing pants, it means cannot be comfortable.

“Even a clown suit might be a better garment for men than a kilt,”

So, wear Your clown suit and have a fun. :)

“You are right. The kilt is an institution. It should be restricted to inmates confined to a mental institution.”

In some previos psot You wrote that men should not be restricted in clothing question, now You’re trying to establish restrictions. Fabulous contradiction. :)

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(1073) John 432 says:

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December 30, 2011 at 12:01 am
(1074) George says:

I think you are all nuts. Just because women wear pants, doesn’t mean they prefer to be a man. I wear slacks. I do not wear pants that have a zipper in the front ever. In todays society it is not acceptable for men to wear skirts in most places. I’m just saying, my opinion and everyone is entitled to their own.

December 30, 2011 at 12:54 am
(1075) Blake says:

@ George,
I sence that you have some hositle or homophobia feelings of this topic ?What are you affraid of ? A skirt originally was just a male’s garment, women wore long dresses. it is not about feminizing of men, it is about masculinizing of skirt (back to the original form). That is the point men have to go through. And finally some doing it, and this men looking really great and manly, even when wearing pantyhose.When a women says she want to wear a pair of pant, society celebrates her right for equality, but when a man say he wants to wear a skirt, his gender identity is brought into question. No one says a woman is crossdressing in pants, no one says that she is a lesbian, so why do we think these things of men. Prior to WWII women could be arrested and jailed for appearing in public in pants in most U.S. States.. There is no reason why skirts shouldn’t be an option to the boring men’s wardrobe! Women have already robbed everything from the men’s side of the wardrobe and have gotten away with it (Boxers, pants, T shirts, boots, etc). Skirts are one of the items that make sense in summer and are more practical than shorts for men for obvious reasons. Selfish women that want it all to themselves and homophobic men are the only obstacle to men taking skirts back. (Men used them exclusively for more than a thousand years)!!! So it is nothing new. A guy in a skirt not trying to look like a girl is not a cross dresser and gays plain ol don’t wear skirts! Lots of misinformed and closed minded people out there!

Be a little open minded,i bet if you were in a skirt for 10 minyes,you would know and want to…

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January 1, 2012 at 10:44 am
(1078) Dave says:

You are correct. You have to just do it. If women tried to look like men when they wore pants there would still be a clothing restriction against women wearing pants, at least in the minds of most observers. Far too many men have attempted to look like women with a fake breast & a fake wig, with some even to the point of adopting a feminine name. This adds the perception to many general observers that a man who wears a skirt or dress is somehow a candidate for a mental hospital. We need to just wear a skirt or a dress as a 100% manly man. Wear any & every skirt type that you wish, just like I do. There simply isn’t one type of a skirt that is any better than any other type of a skirt in the same manner than no one wrench in a mechanics tool box is better than any other wrench. Each has its time, place & best application. Some men tend to elevate the kilt albeit just one of the many types of skirts that a man may wear. Why restrict anyone to just one type of garment? Perhaps someone serving time in a prison is restricted to just an orange jumpsuit with a number on the back. The rest of us should have total freedom of choice. Total freedom means nothing unless it is exercised. Wearing a skirt inside your house does not change the public perception of a man in a skirt. A few days ago my spouse & I went to one of our local banks to change a pin number on an ATM card. The female bank manager said that she liked my kilt. It was a pleated knee-length skirt with a Vicki Wayne label. My wife told the banking lady that it was a skirt & not a kilt. We must change the public perception that a man has the freedom to wear a skirt that doesn’t happen to be a kilt in the same manner that a woman isn’t restricted to wearing just pink pants with an elastic waistband. We need to change public opinion even if that is a slow process. That will be one glorious step for mankind.

Let’s make 2012 the year for full male fashion equality.

January 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm
(1079) Blake says:

Im with you on that Dave….If you had a petition going,i would say “ok,where do i sign? “…lol…as of this date i have about 10 skirts which i love,all pleated,No matter where i go,i will be wearing my skirt.Its been awhile since i have actually worn pants/or jeans.if it gets cold,i will wear the skirt and leggins under the skirt…..

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(1084) Blake says:

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January 14, 2012 at 4:02 am
(1085) John 432 says:

Blake., I disagree. The question as posed 3 years ago was correct as it provoked the discussion.
Maybe a second chapter could be added: “wonderfull men in skirt”, as the essence of all comments is that it is great, primarily for reasons of comfort, but also liberated men from the limited choise in garments as provided in the ordinary retailshops.

Still a small story, recently I went, after returning from a black tie diner and went for a stroll. Out of nowhere a car with three of four occupants appeared and started following me. I didn’t like the looks of it but succeeded in returning home whilst losing the car but it was still in the neighbourhood when entering the appartmentbuilding. In a matter of time they were at the door with a police car, so it might have been an under cover cop car. And that in what is considered a liberal country…

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(1097) john 432 says:

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(1098) Blake says:

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(1099) Ross says:

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The link is here at


The skirts look good – but when will we see them in the high st shops?

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(1101) John 432 says:
January 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm
(1102) Blake says:

Thx John 432 and Ross,
I really hope people take notice.And get them into the mainstream of shoppers.And hope they arent priced to high because i would buy one.I really liked the 2 tone blue skirt and the black skirt with the red stars..THOSE i would definatly wear.So awesome to see this shown in a fashion show…,!

January 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm
(1103) Mara says:

@Dave (comment 1079)

Yes, go in public, make it public that men really are equal regarding dressing to women. The problem is only one little thing. Too little men are following this trend, to few people want to have a necessary change. We are not living in USA of 1918, we are in 2012 now we also have to have an open mind to compete with the world of today. Thinking in little squares isn’t anymore our future, we are connected fully to the world now.
Recently I saw some brave elderly men in Florida wearing short skirts. It was a pleasure to see them.

January 28, 2012 at 1:05 am
(1104) Blake says:

This next question is a lil off the main topic here,But I am just curious and thought it was a good place to get a opinion,,but what do you think of a guy wearing a nightie to bed ?……

January 28, 2012 at 8:51 am
(1105) John 432 says:

Blake, bedroom fun is bedroom fun and not for outsiders to comment on. That’s between you and your partner.

January 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm
(1106) Blake says:

Thx John,(432)
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January 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm
(1107) Blake says:

This is the best site that i have found online about this,but thats just my opinion.But,i saw online here another blog like this about this topic.It was so insulting to read the title,and the title of it it was > ” SHOULD BOYS BE ALLOWED TO WEAR SKIRTS” that was the name….what is this ALLOWED crap ? Why not have a topic like this one then “”"SHOULD GIRLS BE ALLOWED TO WEAR PANTS OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT RESEMBLE A MALE LOOK ?? “”"….thats how stupid both of those question sounds.Guy’s DO NOT NEED PERMISSION from ANYBODY if they want to wear a skirt,or any other kind of clothing.No one will tell me i cant wear my skirt….geeeesh…..But on a good note,i just recently bought 2 real cool pleated skirts !!…

January 31, 2012 at 9:39 pm
(1108) Dave says:

Women have never been allowed to wear pants but most of them do. Given that why should men worry about what they are allowed to wear? Wore my denim carpenter skirt last week. Easy to see why women wouldn’t buy it. It has a loop for a claw hammer, a long pocket for a folding yard stick & four deep pockets Knee length. Big belt loops. To me that is more masculine than any kilt will ever be. On the clearance rack for $5.00.

February 1, 2012 at 9:50 am
(1109) John 432 says:

Sorry Dave, I doe have to correct you as to the fact that women never received permission for wearing trousers. Till two years ago there was a law in Paris, dating back to early 1700 AD or so prohibiting women to wear trousers. By eridicating that law women did receive permission.

Blake did you file a comment on that blog which p…d u off??

February 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm
(1110) Blake says:

Hi John 432
I did write a comment about the title of the topic.I just felt like they were
acting like we,us guys,had to get permission or approval from mommy or something to be ALLOWED to wear a skirt.I dont know why society has the view of guys that way.”ALL FREEDOM for WOMEN but you guys have to follow what society says”.Thats why i say that women are not equal to men.But if someone says women are equal to men,then in turn,men are equal to women and should do what women do.It all comes down to freedom of choice.

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(1112) Dave says:

My skirts are usually less than $10 & so are my purses. What’s with advertising commercial products on this site?

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(1113) John 432 says:

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The other day I went out for a stroll with the dog with an outside temp of approx. 20 degrees F, over the knee boots and leather skirt, Best combination up to now under these conditions.

February 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm
(1114) Blake says:

@ John 432
Have you ever tried Leggins ? They work really good for me when it is cold out.

February 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm
(1115) John 432 says:

Blake, for various reasons I hate leggings, in my opinion they should shoot the person who turned men’s thermo underwear into such a non item, by leaving out the fly. No leggings equals for me training wear, a no no

February 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm
(1116) Martinus says:

What you are wearing under skirt is every bodies own choice as long as you must wear always the same like me with my support stockings. But I learned to get used to it.

February 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm
(1117) Jann says:

I read some of the comments and I can’t get over it. Men, if you like to wear a skirt do it but never ask other people if they would approve it. What you wear under it is your own choice, you can ask somebody how it looks but that’s it

February 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm
(1118) Blake says:

Here’s a question to women,…
What do you wear under your skirt ? Why is that question only raised when i guy wears a skirt ? I say, i wear the same under my skirt as if i was wearing pants.Which i dont anymore

February 9, 2012 at 10:35 am
(1119) Dave says:

Why do women always think that it is a kilt? The truth is that I wouldn’t be caught dead in a kilt. Why do women always think that you are Scottish or Irish. My wife usually tells them that I’m just a man exercising the same clothing freedoms that women enjoy everyday. It is much more convincing on a woman-to-woman basis. They get it – one woman at a time.

February 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm
(1120) Mara says:

Dave, women not always think it is a kilt when men wearing skirts. It is just a gap between what they learned from parents and society compare what is real. And we all know there are huge gaps.
Who would think about thirty years ago that men seeking equality in case of fashion not mention to that the skirt originally is a man’s garment.
Who wants to talk about outerwear, it is all about garment. It changes when some people making it to a sexual equipment.
Dave, I think your wife is doing a great job!

February 13, 2012 at 9:34 am
(1121) dave says:

Just a thought I had while reading these comments, is that clothing producers will be fighting this change in peoples opinion because of their lost profit. and will launch hard campaigns against the change because we would not be spending our money on seperate clothing for men and women,especially if husband and wife wore the same size. If all you had in your closet and drawers were ladies fashions, that fit both persons, the cost to maintain wardrobes would be cut by at least 50%. A great savings the manufacturer does not want to do without. So be advised that the comments ridiculing this change in mens choices,just might be those comming from the buisness establishment . Some of these professionals like us to be uncomfortable, not only on the surface but under our skin as well. Have a comfortable day !

February 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm
(1122) John 432 says:

After having played lumberjack for a few days, now back to the more important things of life.

Dave, your latest comment is only right if both partners haver comparable proportions, but I do not think such is the case in general. Hence the wardrobe of partners would double, but as prices of wones garments are in general lowers than men’s there would be a bit of a decline, even more if men would refrain from jacket and tie thus allowing the purchase of 16 skirts. 1 quality shirts equals 2 skirts. Yes, I had to buy a new jacket the other day for circumstances where such is mandatory.
No it would not be a decline of 50%, I would guess 25%, but as more money is available…

February 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm
(1123) Breanna says:

Not all women think that skirts are feminine. What men have to learn is looking for themselves, not what women might to think when men wearing skirts. If men would be more confident in case of dressing there would be no more question what men can wear, because they can wear almost all things.
Just go ahead and do what you like to do, don’t ask others, because everybody is unique.

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February 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm
(1127) blake says:

Its really amazing the reaction or the lack of people asking about why im wearing a skirt ( i dont wear pants anymore) But when they do, Its about 98% positive comments that i get from are mostly from women.Im totally comfortable wearing a skirt in public,As if sounds like is some crime or freakish act,…just do it guys,its not that big of deal…

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(1132) John 432 says:

anybody any news on the topic?

March 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm
(1133) Blake says:

To John 432,
Do you mean the topic of skirts or the topic of why ADS wind up getting posted here ?

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(1134) Blake says:

Here is something i will share with ya all.I went looking for skirts the other day and i found this green pleated skirt.Its a military green…
kind of boring colour really.So what i did is find some good original patches of various military uniform patches. I Sewed them onto the skirt,so now it looks totally cool now.I wore it to my work and everybody liked it.Even the guys…It changed the whole feel/look about the skirt.Mostly i make a double hanging chrome or gold waist chain that clips onto the skirt.You can get these light weight chains at any fabric store.Just another way of being creative…just a thought to all..

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(1135) john 432 says:

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(1136) Blake says:

Oh ok John 432 ….no prob..kinda thought so

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(1137) James says:

I am still wearing skirts. It’s amazing how much more confident I am since I have moved 20 miles south. I really recommend a higher population to live in when first starting to wear skirts.
I also wear sweater and knit dresses. I never thought I would be in public in a dress. I am hooked and there is no going back.
One of the dept. stores in my area just loves me. Most of their sales people admire me for being me. In fact when my wife and I are in a store or restaurant, I often get that compliment. They are amazed at how I can really be my self and so brave!
Women are abandoning the skirt and dress as evidenced by the clearance racks and second hand stores, so why not men let’s just go for it!!!!!

March 11, 2012 at 4:56 am
(1138) John 432 says:

Blake, under your comment 1115 you mentioned the legging. The other day I was at a presentation concerning an historical event. There were some pictures included of royalty around 1800 AD wearing trousers which could nowadays be referred to as leggings. Also some piuctures officers in the same era. Than it was a trouser specifically worn dturing horseriding.

March 11, 2012 at 9:58 am
(1139) Dave says:

James, you & I have discovered the economical way to buy skirts & dresses. I have purchased most of my skirts for less than $5.00 while most of the dresses were less than $10.00. The reason is simple. Skirts & dresses used to be clothing items that women would purchase & wear; however, times have changed since women have replaced the skirt & the dress with pants of all lengths. Since you & I have discovered the comfort of these formerly female garments while most men haven’t, the skirts & dresses are being forced into the clearance racks for sales at very attractive prices. A skirt for $5.00 certainly makes more sense than an uncomfortable kilt for $100.00 or more. It now seems that only us guys can save skirts & dresses after they have been abandoned by women & girls of all ages.

We are both fortunate to be married to women who understand equality as it applies to clothing opportunities. We can wear pants, skirts or dresses whereas most men can’t get past their own sexual insecurity or being deeply rooted to the past when pants were a male garment rather than the unisex garment that they are today.

March 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm
(1140) Biguy says:

women frst take skirts from men and now they are wearing pants. so i say don’t give up wearing what you want just because women are wearing it. Where i’m from if a guy is brave we say he’s got balls so if you have the bravery to wear a skirt you are becoming more masculine not less. And to all men who oppose the idea try on a skirt and see if you feel any less like a man.

Let the prisoners go free.

March 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm
(1141) Blake says:

To Biguy.
Totally agree with that.Today,i am wearing my green plaid pleated
skirt for St.Patricks day……….

March 18, 2012 at 10:17 am
(1142) Dave says:

Great comments. It is the guys who attempt to look like women by wearing a bra over a breast form, using lip stick, using eye shadow & using a feminine name with a falsetto voice who cause people to think that a man who wears a dress or a skirt is gay. Normal men in a dress or a skirt never present an image of gender confusion. The “fake woman syndrome” as I call it is disturbing to the average Joe or Jane. I have no interest in trying to look like a woman since I am a genuine man no matter what I am wearing. My questions: How would any man ever explain to his wife or explain to his daughters why he wants to deceive the general public into thinking that he is actually a woman? How do we normal men get the public to understand that the “that’s so gay” label doesn’t belong on every man in a dress or a skirt? How do normal men get the general public to understand that we are not mentally ill undergoing treatment from a psychiatrist just because they may have seen one of those “fake women”?

In my opinion, that is why every man is not enjoying the benefits of true fashion freedom.

March 18, 2012 at 10:42 am
(1143) John 432 says:

Dave, I do think that your last comment is a bit of a generalization.
I myself justr wear a skirt and just a skirt solely for the comfort. I do try to match the skirt with my other normal attire. If I would change the skirt for trousers there is no need to change anything else.

As to the men who tend to dress fully ën femme” as it is called seemingly, there are those who do so with the full consent of their spouses in roll playing while in the bedroom, others seemingly have a gender issue, some see it as an activity fitting haloween and carnaval. In addition there to you have the men who tend to overdress during activities as the Gay Parade and these are I guess the gays. As in many cases the most extravagent persons spoil the fun for others.
Indeed those who try to present themselves as a woman, with exceptions like Dame Edna, are in my opinion the ones who are the cause that others refrain from skirtwearing due to the stigma caused by the immitators.

March 19, 2012 at 4:27 am
(1144) Black Stool says:

black stool

March 19, 2012 at 4:30 am
(1145) Black Stool says:

March 19, 2012 at 4:32 am
(1146) Black Stool says:
March 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm
(1147) Blake says:

Whats with this “black stool” thing ?

March 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm
(1148) John 432 says:

another stupid ad. Just disregard the phishingman

March 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm
(1149) Blake says:

Why doesnt Cynthia block them out i wonder…uhm..

March 27, 2012 at 10:53 am
(1150) Dave says:

Maybe Cynthia sees this as an un-moderated blog.

April 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm
(1151) Mara says:

…. Or just did not pay attention to this. Blog lately. Yesterday I have read the sentence at an art event:
“Even some people might thinking you’re doing foolish things, you must do it with enthusiasm. That is the only way people will understand”

April 3, 2012 at 11:19 am
(1152) John 432 says:

Ah, one should thus consider himself as an object of art when wearing a skirt.

April 6, 2012 at 5:30 am
(1153) fresrorynef says:

Adequate evening! News describing my creation is in reality completed, proceed to step implementation.

April 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm
(1154) Blake says:

1154………go away

April 8, 2012 at 1:48 am
(1155) Jeromehej says:

The first French volunteer exhibition dedicated to the masculine skirt will take place in Ambazac in Limousin on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th April 2012. To discover in it an

historical overview of the masculine outfit, skirts for men from designers from several countries and from students, big photos of men wearing a skirt realized by an artist,

creations of children from a leisure center, etc. To know more : jupe-expo.fr/en . The entrance is free.

April 8, 2012 at 5:28 am
(1156) John 432 says:

@jeromehej: good initiative. To bad it’s a days drive. Why didn’t you refer to Haitus also, the sirt creatos in Nimes : http://jeanguyetco.free.fr/index.php?Hiatus_les-jupes-pour-hommes.
Maybe there are also other (male) skirt creators in France.
Will the exhibition travel around the country or beyond?
Will you have photo’s afterwards of the exhibition?

April 19, 2012 at 7:25 am
(1157) strikemaster says:

Men’s denim kilts from Poland:


I bought one 5-yard kilt from her. These are good quality kilts sewn as traditional but made from blue denim.

April 20, 2012 at 6:38 am
(1158) John 432 says:
April 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm
(1159) ZetFoeri says:

for sitkawireless for gift

April 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm
(1160) Blake says:

Hey All,
Summer is here.Break out the mini skirts guys.But actually,i wear mine year round !

RTSG (Rock the Skirts Guys)

April 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm
(1161) Blake says:

Hey ya all,
Summer is here,so break out the skirts/mini skirts.Of course i wear mine year round

RTSG (Rock The Skirt Guys)

April 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm
(1162) Blake says:

Sorry for the 2 same comments….this computer freaked out

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May 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm
(1164) Blake says:

BLAH BLAH BLAH on you for advertisment……………….NEXT

May 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm
(1165) john 432 says:

considering the length off the remarks under 1165, it seems like an automatic respons, more than normally accepted by the website. So lets stay with the topic without getting influenced by crap.

I was wondering how the exhebition of Jerome went. Please let us know.

May 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm
(1166) JohnA says:

It is a shame that there is junk being put on this site. Not to many posting here any more. I check this site every day. As a skirt wearer I am looking for more men and women that wear skirts……Keep On Skirtin’

May 27, 2012 at 7:22 am
(1167) Murray Dick says:

Haven’t posted for a while, but interesed in above comments. Yes, I do wear skirts and dresses in a “male” fashion, not emulating a female, and on the street do not get a “crossdresser” vibe from others on the street. We have to be convincing in this, and not just wear things designed for women. This is male gear.

May 28, 2012 at 2:55 am
(1168) Blake says:

When i wear a skirt,which is everyday M-S, I get more positive comments form people than negative.So thats really saying something about guys that wear a skirt.


May 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm
(1169) James says:

I am still wearing skirts and dresses and nylons publicly. I have been doing this almost 2 years. someday I hope to get into another line of work where I can dress this way to work. The thing is to keep on getting out there and doing it. I admit it is hard to do anything that other people aren’t doing. It’s even getting very rare to see a woman in a dress. Sometimes I see a few skirts- nothing very dressy though. I am probably one of the most best dressed individuals in my area even over women. Our society is getting worst. My wife, kid and I were grocery shopping yesterday and saw a woman with a rip in her jeans from her knees to her bikini line. I don’t know what she thought of me in my dress and stockings? take care everybody and will chat soon!

May 31, 2012 at 11:29 am
(1170) Dave says:

The change in women’s clothing choices these days reflects a lazy attitude toward personal hygiene as well as no obvious concern for their appearance. They are too lazy to patch ripped jeans. They are too lazy to shave their legs anymore. They don’t mind a giant muffin top over their pants. Women are just becoming slobs. This is nothing more than observations of all ages of women in various environments. To eliminate any presence of discrimination there have been many male slobs since I can remember back to the 1940s. So women now are exercising their rights to be slovenly attired just as men have been exercising those rights. I pride myself for having cleanly shaven legs in my clean miniskirt & top that are not ripped or torn in any manner.

May 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm
(1171) Dave says:

The change in women’s clothing choices these days reflects a lazy attitude toward personal hygiene as well as no obvious concern for their appearance. They are too lazy to patch ripped jeans. They are too lazy to shave their legs anymore. They don’t mind a giant muffin top over their pants. Don’t forget the thong with a size tag being clearly visible from the rear. Women are just becoming slobs. This is nothing more than observations of all ages of women in various environments. To eliminate any presence of discrimination there have been many male slobs since I can remember back to the 1940s. So women now are exercising their rights to be slovenly attired just as men have been exercising those rights. I pride myself for having cleanly shaven legs in my clean miniskirt & top that are not ripped or torn in any manner.

May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm
(1172) Dave says:

The change in women’s clothing choices these days reflects a lazy attitude toward personal hygiene as well as no obvious concern for their appearance. They are too lazy to patch ripped jeans. They are too lazy to shave their legs anymore. They don’t mind a giant muffin top over their pants. Women are just becoming slobs. Don’t forget those exposed from the rear thongs either. This is nothing more than observations of all ages of women in various environments. To eliminate any presence of discrimination there have been many male slobs since I can remember back to the 1940s. So women now are exercising their rights to be slovenly attired just as men have been exercising those rights.

I pride myself for having cleanly shaven legs in my clean miniskirt & top that are not ripped or torn in any manner.

May 31, 2012 at 4:24 pm
(1173) Blake says:

I say,let people be their self,people can wear what they want.Who are we or anybody else say or judge males on what they are comfortable in wearing…as the Disney Ch says ” JUST BE YOU” ok,i am….im just being me and others do the same.


June 1, 2012 at 8:42 am
(1174) Paul says:

Good to see this topic start up again. I started wearing skirts almost 3 years ago (kilts for longer) and have met almost no negative reaction. I did get a wolf whistle from a bunch of neds and a few horn blasts from another group but that’s about it. The worst negative reaction has been from my wife who goes crazy, shouts and screams “Idiot”, “Fool” and worse.

But I know that I am comfortable wearing one and confident which is I think the most important aspect.

On positive reactions, I have had a jealous woman say, “You’ve got better legs that mine in a skirt!” as well as “Wow! Man in a skirt! Cool!” and many more thumbs up and smiles mainly from woman. Once a man asked where I got my skirt!

Keep up the good work

June 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm
(1175) Blake says:

to Paul,
You said your wife said to “Idiot”, “Fool” to you ? daaaaaaaaaaaang.
Does she realize she could work this for her benefit ? You to could
go shopping together and look at skirts.Even you and her could get matching skirts ! THAT would be really cool


June 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm
(1176) jonh 432 says:

Paul, has your wife been able why you are a fool and assuming that she is following the “fashion” for women, thus wearing trousers, why she isn’t a fool.
But still being called a fool is better than half a decennium of litigation with skirtwearing being used for the sake of an argument.

June 2, 2012 at 11:14 am
(1177) James says:

Dave you really hit the nail on the head. Women are definitely following the trend of men. They are dressed very sloppy. Anyone who has a brain or cares to observe clothing choices knows this. I really believe Paul’s wife is jealous, very jealous of him for outshining her. If women are afraid of being outshined and outdone by us men, then they need to do something about it and start dressing nicely.
I can remember even boys in school in the ’70′s could not have holes in their pants. We had to patch them or get a new pair, plain a simple! Now women/girls are praised with “it’s fashionable” to have a rip or snag in their jeans. And of course men/boys are doing the same too!
My confidence continues to grow. I am now carrying a handbag, and I love the feel of no baggage on my body(no keys and wallet in my pockets just because I am a man.) Why not borrow this from women. I like being comfortable too even though I am defying the “norms” of society. I have had to learn to be sexually confident as a man and not worry about what others think!! I say equal styles and clothing choices for all!!!!

June 2, 2012 at 11:29 am
(1178) James says:

I think the problem with most people that react against us men in skirts is pure jealousy. It appears this is probably Paul’s wife’s problem! Correct me if I am wrong! Women that are insecure do not like men outdressing them. I say they need to do something about it and get out of their duddy ripped, snaged jeans and dress up the way they used to. we men that are dressed in skirts are non-conformists. And I don’t mean kilts. By the way I am tired of people talking to me about wearing kilts. I like regular skirts from the women’s department and have no problem with it!! Most people have the need to fit in and do what everyone else is doing. And of course that is exactly what I am observing in the state of Oregon. I too am proud to have a very clean appearance having shaved legs and face and short hair wearing a skirt and nylons with a nice shirt or top.

June 2, 2012 at 11:31 am
(1179) James says:

Sorry I kind of repeated myself in 1180 as I didn’t think that 1179 went through!

June 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm
(1180) Dave says:

I repeated myself too. Thought it didn’t take the first time. I wouldn’t wear one of those heavy expensive kilts either. Most people have no clue what is actually a kilt. I have seen ads for a swimming kilt that looked exactly like a woman’s skirted bikini bottom. Then there was the running kilt that looked exactly like a woman’s running skirt. In each case the price was several times that of the generic item marketed to women. My advice is to check the size charts & get a disign that suits your personality. There is no real need to feed the “kilt bandits”.

June 4, 2012 at 6:10 am
(1181) Paul says:

Thanks all for your comments and suggestions – tried a few already and the outcome was not good….

To Blake – never ever ever would she consider that option….! The very idea of a man in a skirt makes her puke! Literally! It churns her stomach so much, causing a knot in her stomach she equates to the same feeling as when her brother and mother died. She has said she would accept a sarong though… might take her up on that!

To JonH – Of course she wears trousers – and when I mentioned the fact to her and the retort was, “THEY’RE WOMAN’S TROUSERS! MADE FOR WOMEN!” (her shouting not mine!) So thumbs down at that attempt.

To James – Don’t think she is jealous but it could be the case. She seems to be overly protective to deflect any possible ridicule from anyone (which is NOT something I have found at all – mostly it is ignored) and certain arrest (Never heard of such a law in the UK though in times gone past, it did exist in the US). Also there is the “What will the neighbours think?” argument. And, “Do you think he wears a skirt?” It doesn’t concern me if he does wear one or what he thinks about others including me. I know that I am still me inside; just a bloke in a skirt which for me is above knee-length including miniskirts and are 13-20” long.

To Dave – It seems that the work “skirt” is so synonymous with woman’s clothing that a man is deemed effeminate if he wears one but the work “kilt” is equally synonymous with a man’s outfit. Perhaps it is the suppliers looking for a sellable product would sell a skirt calling it a kilt to boost their sales – not sure about the skirted bikini bottoms though… ;-)

June 4, 2012 at 11:01 am
(1182) Dave says:

Two thoughts for all of the women who have a problem with a man in a skirt:

1. “THEY’RE WOMAN’S TROUSERS! MADE FOR WOMEN!” How do you think that came to be? Women’s trousers came only after significant numbers of women were wearing men’s trousers that clothing manufacturers could identify a market for women’s trousers. Please remember that only men’s trousers were available at that time since virtually every woman wore a skirt or a dress. There was no reason to sell trousers made for women.
2. Skirts are not form fitting like trousers. Skirts or dresses do not have an inseam. A man’s skirt is identical to a woman’s skirt. A skirt is identified by length, waist size, pleats, fabric, pockets, elastic waist, zipper or button placement. etc. None of these characteristics need to be changed solely due to the wearer’s gender. Is a heavy canvas camo skirt with seven deep pockets that I bought from the women’s clearance rack not suitable for a man?

Perhaps all women are not hypocrites? Are women capable of objective reaasoning. My wife certainly is. Apparently not all are so intelligent.

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(1183) john432 says:

In addition to Dave, trpusers are worn only since the early 60′s by women. Around 1900 women wearing trousers were considered nut cases and also “what will the neighbour think” That thought in combination, as mentioned before, with churchlaw with which became a part of the psychiatric doctrine early 20th century, makes it more difficult for women toaccept that men can wear a skirt contrary to the early 60′s when women started to wear trouser as such was fashionable and trendy and that was the argument why men were supposed to accept it without protest..

Paul did you let your wife read the comments posted? How did she react to these?

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(1184) Blake says:

To Paul,
So what does your wife think when she young girls or just females in general wear “mens” clothes ? Does she have an issue with that ?

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Checked out your link above. Maybe one decent dress for cooler weather. Most of the items are for a frigid Siberian weather type of a day. As a clothing minimalist (as in nudist) I prefer my miniskirts unless the weather dictates a longer dress or skirt. I would be sweating like a fat hog if I were to wear most of those fashions that were exhibited. But that is only my personal opinion. Anyone else care to comment?

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Well, as Iphones, ipods etc are no longer fashionable, just like having a VW, back to the essence.
Having had a look at the Berlin Fashion week I do think that some names might be of interest, 1) Wang Yutao and 2) Marcel Ostentag

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The red/white skirt i thought was really cook looking.Mine are that way.

thx for the link

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Now that summer is here,i think,its time to break out the skirts guys !

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Yea,i wear mine year round also,but some guys only wear them when its nice out…

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(1206) Thomas says:

Great sight. I Started wearing a skirt for better part of two months so fairly new. Living in Temecula Ca.it gets hot up here in the summer time. I have a black minni from AGB at Macy’s and four others all pencial skirts. I wear these everywhere, I’ve been to Home Depot, Office depot, Jcpennys, walmart I even stopped at super cuts, for a hair cut, the older lady who cut my hair was wearing the exact same skirt, her comments was “that looks good on you” “you wear it well” ” see i wear my skirts with a mens collored shirt for a polished look.. so what a confedence builder that was. Then at Jcpenny’s i got a knee lenth pencial it even had pockets and the sale lady younger in her 20′sasked me if this was for me, as i looked at her i replyed do you see anyone standing next to me.. yes it is for me. her comment was “cool your going to love it i have one myself”
I did have one lady ask me what I wear under my skirt. Ok that would be perferted if a guy ramdomly asked a women that question. but I answered her with, i have a reply question for you that will give you your answer. “What do you wear under your skirt” She replied with ” Brief style panties” i told her you just answered your know question. then went about my day.
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(1207) Thomas says:

1. most people don’t care they’ll look maybe even give it a second look and then go about there day.
2. Some just don’t notice.
3. very small % may giggle, laught but none have ever said anything negative. this is were your confidence plays and you ignor them and go about your day. Its that simple
4. When i go somewhere i feel and say to myself, “i look good and it feels great”
I don’t care what people may or maynot think. I go to starbucks every morning, and the same ladies are there every morning, at first they looked a little surprised but now they see it a normal and look just to see what kind / color skirt i’m wearing. I’ve also noticed that women are more talkative when I’m wearing a skirt.

August 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm
(1208) JohnA says:

Thomas: I live in Hemet. I wear skirts 24/7 and no one ever says anything to me. I hope you enjoy skirting as much as I do. I have been skirting for about 4 years now and will never go back to pants. Have fun and ejoy your skirts.I go every where in my skirts. Maybe we might run into each other.:)

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August 5, 2012 at 10:46 am
(1210) Dave says:

There is a time & a place for a pencil skirt. They do limit your range of motion, meaning that getting in or out of a vehicle may be challenging. Your steps will be closer together so don’t try sitting on a bar stool, for example. They are great for a windy day when you definitely would not want to be wearing a short pleated skirt. A black pencil skirt is more of an autumn choice in my humble opinion. Lighter colored skirts such an A-line type would be more for summer.

I shave everywhere, with my wife’s assistance, except for the top of my head since it sunburns quite easily. Once you do that you will realize just how miserable having hair really is. You can actually get a nice tan. I can assure you that most people that I know would not look favorably upon a hairy gorilla in a skirt. Shaving is just good hygiene anyway you approach the subject. I bought an epilator. One of the highly rated ones. That is a decision that is certainly one of the best that I have made. The epilator is needed only every month or so even on the chest, back or legs. It is so much cooler when you are shaved on a very hot summer day. The soap actually reaches your skin. Ask your wife if smooth to touch is a good thing. Yes, several women have asked if they can feel my legs, even with my wife standing next to me. Open your life to real comfort.

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(1216) James says:

I concur with John A! It’s all about us men wearing skirs and even dresses. (unburficated garments) I am still wearing skirts and dresses as the norm. I am only in pants or shorts for my job. I agree with Dave that men and now alot of women just don’t have good hygiene. Shaving is one step towards having good hygiene! I almost can’t stand looking at men with hairy legs. Men are afraid of losing their masculinity and their balls I guess if they somehow appear manicured and shaved. I am still flat chested with no breasts and still have a penis and am proud of it. I don’t want to be a woman just because I want to look nice. People look at me weird because my wife is on my arm and both of us are carrying handbags and wearing skirts. I am very lucky to have the open minded wife that I have who gets it!!

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(1217) James says:

Why is it that people still have a hang up with men dressing differently? Or should I say dressing like they did several hundred years ago. I must admit I have been a little discouraged by the looks I get especially from men in my area. I like being clean and hygiened. I am not a woman and I could never pass even if I wanted to. I wear skirts and dresses and low cut heels. My wife and a few others believe I do it well. Hairy men can’t stand me. I guess they don’t feel I am manly! As Dave has said I and those of us who choose to dress in skirts and dresses must not let the masses wear us down!!!! I could never go back to pants as a normal way of dressing. Only for work will I do it as I have no choice with the line of work that I am in. And yes I am sick of seeing all of the garbage that these low life’s keep putting on this website. I wish we could shut them out somehow!!!!!!!

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(1218) Blake says:

(1219 James)

I totally agree,especially about the hair topic.Only hair i have is arms
and the noggin,and thats it.Sure is the perfect weather here in Seattle
to be wearing a skirt.With a cool breeze,it nice.I was at the airport today.
And yes of course i was wearing a skirt,no big deal for me,but i got more comments of the tattoo’s on my leg than why i was wearing a skirt ,there should not be the word “why” ever involved in this,but anyways..So ya’ll,
wear what YOU like,because the person next to you didnt dress for you,know what i mean ?.

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To Blake: Do you have alot of acceptance in Seattle with skirt wearing? Do you wear tights or any other womens clothing items with your skirts? Even with my wife at my side I don’t have a lot of acceptance in my area. I am considering moving. I really don’t want to conform to the horrible dressing styles that I constantly keep seeing on both men and women.

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(1221) Dave says:

James, No issues anywhere. We just returned from one week at Las Vegas. Walked Las Vegas Boulevard for well over two miles several times. Did Fremont Street from end-to-end. The only comment that I heard was, “That man has nice legs.” This summer we have been to Alberta, British Columbia, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington (state) as well as all over our home state of Colorado. My usual attire is a t-shirt, miniskirt (with a suitable panty) & sandals. Tights would look rather bizarre during the hot summer weather. Again, no problems. The women do seem to notice more than the men – but it is all good. It is all comfort as far as I am concerned. My pants-wearing wife is cool with her skirt-wearing husband. It is all good.

August 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm
(1222) James says:

Dave, Have you ever been to Central Oregon where I live? I have had some positive, but very little. It seems as though people here do not like change. I want to think that I dress very very nice. My normal attire is a short cargo skirt or plain knee length or above dress, bare shaved legs, tennis shoes or wing-tip low heels and no tights. I wear nylons when the weather gets back into the 60′s or cooler. I usually get the most heat from men with some from women and young people as well. The other day a lady was just standing outside of Albertsons supermarket and just laughed at me and my wife as we passed by. It’s just not cool when someone laughs in your face. It was a fairly cool evening and I did have a plain knee length dress black and blue stripes with suntan nylons and slip on heels. I also was carrying a handbag which probably really got her going. I’m glad to know that maybe in more populated areas that acceptance is all good!

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(1224) John 432 says:

James, having read your last comment I’m not surprised that the Lady laughs, taking that it was laughed at you itnstead of a laugh of appreciation. Of course it is up to you are your wife what is acceptable for both of you and what rocks your boat, but taking the original question into mind, a dress isn’t a skirt and thus could be counter productive for the acceptance of skirting men. As pointed out by others and me, try to retain the masculine image.
When looking at the pictures of Walmart fashion, you will see at times some of the participants of this blog or other fora and often enough I do have the feeling that they have forgotten to be critical, but considering some of the other pictures concerning shopping fashion they are just one of the many colorfull people. My advise would be stay close to the already accepted image of the kilt wearer..

August 26, 2012 at 10:37 am
(1225) Dave says:

John 432, I beg to respectfully differ. The “already accepted image of the kilt wearer” to be is nothing more than a ridiculous costume that one wears to march in a parade while carrying a bagpipe. Kilts are usually heavy, uncomfortable from what I have heard and far too expensive to be practical. In fact I wouldn’t even wear a kilt on a dare. I do my share of heckling anyone that I see wearing a kilt who isn’t playing a bagpipe. To me a kilt is very similar to a clown suit.

I wear a dress frequently although not as often as a skirt & top. A denim dress looks rather manly. Add the safari dress with all of those deep pockets. The point here is that men are allowing others to restrict their freedom to choose that which may be worn while allowing women the freedom to wear the entire spectrum from ripped jeans to a freshly pressed skirt suit.

A masculine image? That doesn’t mean hairy legs & a beard. It certainly doesn’t mean “going commando”. It means wearing a skirt or blouse or a dress that fits properly. It means avoiding wearing breast forms & platform heels that my feminine spouse wouldn’t even own. Being masculine means using your actual name rather than a “girlie” substitute. It means avoiding that absurd wig. Being masculine doesn’t mean that you can’t proudly wear any dress or skirt of your choice just because you have a penis instead of a vagina. “Man up” to a reasonable match of the skirt or dress to the weather and to your planned activities. It means not wearing a micro miniskirt to climb a ladder or sit on a bar stool since that is not a pretty sight even if you were a young female. Being masculine to me means using your own brain to make your own choices. I have been known to say, “My mother didn’t raise no wimp!” If you are really masculine, act like you really do have set of balls to prove it.

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(1226) John 432 says:

Dave, as indicated, do whatever rocks your boat if your spouse agrees.
In general one will be more daring than others and that will be reason for a reaction from the public. Still one positive thing in respect of the laughing lady, she didn’t do it behind your back.

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(1227) Herby says:

Well, a kilt isn’t even similar to a clown suit, it is a skirt. Worn as a traditional costume is one thing, what people of today are making to of that is another way. Women for example could not wear a kilt in past but doing so today. That means, the traditional men’s-wear became a stylish object for all people today, but it is still a skirt.
I am on this line that I say everybody should wear this kind of clothes which is comfortable to him/her. That is by the way where people step out of the mass and do what is best for them, and it means for men becoming masculine again.
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(1229) Blake says:

to James 1222,
I get positive comments on the skirts i wear.I think it is a lil bit more acceptable because of Utilikilt store in Seattle.In cold weather i do wear leggins.I do like some other womens clothes like blouses,as long as they are not flowery.Kinda like the fluffy shirts with the belled sleeves by the wrist.So much more comfort and neat styling that i like that women have.I do have a skirt that is below the knee.Like a “sun dress” if ya wanna call it that.

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(1230) Dave says:

Just to relate – I have been asked many times if that is a kilt that I am wearing. All of my skirts have either a misses or junior size label. That means that most people can’t distinguish one type of skirt from another type of skirt. The Utiilikilt prices are astronomical compared to my $5.00 canvas camo miniskirts with lots of pockets.

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(1235) JohnA says:

I have been skirting for 3 years now. No bad comments. The last few weeks I wore a dress in public as a man (no wigs &no makeup). I have gotten a lots of smiles from women and strange looks from men.As long as I am comfortable that is all that counts.:)

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(1236) Terry says:

I have being wearing skirts for 5 years . No bad comments and if someone says to me is that a skirts or a kilt ? I just reply it is a mens skirt . And thats the end of the argument. All the clothes designers / makers have to do is fine a different name for them other than a skirt.

September 27, 2012 at 9:13 am
(1237) Dave says:

No, we don’t need a different name. That would distance us from our pursuit of equality. As men we can wear a skirt or a dress or pants. There isn’t any gender in clothing. You just need to find a size & a cut that fits your body – just as a woman would. Look at this kilt thing. A skirt that is sold as a kilt costs far more than if it were sold as a regular skirt in the woman’s section although it may be exactly the same garment. Would you believe that I have even seen a “swimming kilt” advertised. This whole name thing is simply ridiculous. A skirt is a skirt no matter what you choose to call it.

September 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm
(1238) JohnA says:

When is a skirt a womens skirt? When a woman wears it. When when a man wears a skirt, it is a mans skirt. That is what I tell people when they ask. I have been skirting for a few years now and will never go back to Pants

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(1239) TERRY says:

Ok Sorry Dave point taken. Just enjoy the comfort of them.

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(1240) John 432 says:

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(1241) Dave says:

Women don’t have a name issue. They can wear anything no matter what the label may say. So why are men so prissy about this label thing? I used to think that men were the macho gender; however, I now know that men are the gutless gender, with some exceptions such as the guys on this blog. Why would a man need anyone’s permission to wear a skirt rather than simply wearing whatsoever you wish to wear as all women do these days. As I said, most men are gutless cowards.

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(1242) John 432 says:

The thing about the names for womens pants was just horsing around, but also to show the stupidity of the idea.
Wether or not men not participating in this blog are gutless, I don’t know. I would not dare to say such a thing as it might be considered discriminatory. Maybe many are not aware of the possibility or consider the discussion a non issue or what ever. Maybe there are some who would like to participate but haven’t found this blog or just don’t want to run the risk of finding out how their spouses consider such an act.

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Hi Guys,
Don’t get me wrong…. I do support men in skirts but I think it is totally beside the road to bring women up to your special issue. Women were able to take part in using skirts after thousands of years they only wore long dresses.
If you like to wear skirts (by the way one of the most comfortable kind of clothes I know) you must do it and make it to your own garment. That’s it.
Women are always in close competition what to wear and they dressing up not just for men, for other women too.
So, for what do you like dressing in skirts? I guess,mfor your own comfort and looking different to all others, so you are in competition to other men, too. It should not matter what do you think what other people (female and male) might think, it only count what YOU are thinking through your body.

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(1246) John 432 says:

Same as with all garments not everything suits everybody

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(1247) Terry says:

You have to find what works for you .I have found some cotton and denim skirts which are a good just above the knee length which in my work are very comfortable to wear and I do not get any negative comment about them I wear them all day every day. You have to find what you like and works for you . One thing I have found is there is a million different colours , materials, styles and lengths which skirts come in.Find the one that works for you.

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To TERRY (1249)

I totally agree with what you said.I wear a skirt to work also.I just dont see what the big deal is.Skirts are the ONLY thing i wear….with the exception of crawling under neath my car and working on it,other than that – - – - i wear one M-S 7 days a week !

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(1249) JohnA says:

Terry & Blake: I wear skirts & dress 24/7 as a male. This is the only way to dress as I do not own any male cloths. If more men would try skirts & dress there would more happyer men.Women need to let men have the right to wear what they want, my wife/roommate buy me a lot of cloths from womens dept. Keep on skirtin”

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I do think that the following skirts do tend to be wearable:

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(1251) JohnA says:

I agree with you. The skirts are wearable for men, as I wear all leinths of skirts. Keep On Skirtin’

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(1252) John 432 says:

seasons greetings and that a skirt worn by men may become more common in 2013

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Did anyone see “Gladiator”? The film is set in about 180 A.D., spanning the death of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in that year. Russel Crowe’s character wears a tunic, basically a shirt made long enough to drape over the legs like a skirt. Look up “tunic” online today and you’ll see basically similar patterns sold as women’s dresses. “Skirt” can be a distinct article of clothing, or it can be the part of a garment that hangs below the waist and encircles the legs.

About 220 years later, in 399 A.D. Rome, Emperor Honorius declared that any man caught wearing pants would be arrested and exiled. (Codex Theodosianus 14:2-3)

So, in ancient Rome, the answer to the question “should men wear skirts?” would be “YES, because it’s the law”.

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well Steve.Win, basically you are right as a few other aspects of our daily life are still traceable to Roman Law, e.g. liability as home owner.
The main porblem is that most people are unaware of the influences of Roman Law on our daily lifes, and they just don’t care about history.

Recently there were some articles in the Guardian concerning mens fashion. Among others the unhealthy aspects of skinny jeans (twisted testicle cord) and such. One of the commenst was that the skirt, as is stated above often enough, is more healthy for men.

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(1255) Dave says:

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MODERN TUXEDOS: Taking a cue from menswear, the updated tuxedo (for women) is a chic and stylish look that always looks smart and sexy. If a full tuxedo feels too traditional for you, why not coordinate the jacket with a pair of jeans, for a downtown evening look?! Even though the modern tuxedo is one of the top spring fashion trends this season, it’s a timeless classic that will become a staple in your wardrobe.

So my question is – When will menswear take a cue from women?

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Most men donot have the curage to wear a skirt or a dress.I gave up pants al most 4 years a go. I got rid of all my pants and don’t have any regrets. Keep on Skirtin’

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(1268) Martinus says:

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(1269) Dave says:

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Just have women have done and demanded, men should be able to wear what they choose without being labeled, as long as clothing does not reveal areas considered by most to be private. Skirts are just another article of clothing with absolutely no sexual purpose, except that given by some controlling humans. Skirts can be comfortable, uncomfortable, freeing, restricting, delightful or miserable depending on the individual. Style, proper sizing, and event attending can also determine whether a skirt will be comfortable and practical to an individual.

While skirts and dresses were a large portion of any woman’s wardrobe in days gone by, many women have broken away from wearing skirts and dresses except for special occasions. And that is their choice, but, those are magic words “women have the choice” to decide what is comfortable and appropriate for them to wear. Men should have the same free choices women had for decades – shorts, skirt, pants, dress. And just as women are not labeled for their choices, neither should men be. I believe it would be a far more interesting and nicer world we live in if some of these meaningless barriers were torn down.

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something positive as per June 10, 2013:

dozen male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather.

The workers, who operate the Roslagsbanan line north of the capital Stockholm, have been wearing skirts to work for the past two weeks.

Employer Arriva banned the drivers from wearing shorts after taking over the running of the line in January.

But the company has given the men its blessing to wear skirts, according to local newspaper Mitti.

“Our thinking is that one should look decent and proper when representing Arriva and the present uniforms do that. If the man only wants [to wear] a skirt then that is OK,” Arriva communications manager Tomas Hedenius told the paper.

“To tell them to do something else would be discrimination.”

Driver Martin Akersten told the BBC he and his colleagues came up with the idea to wear skirts after they were informed of the new company dress code in the winter.

“We have always said that when summer comes, we will get some skirts and wear them. It’s very warm weather here so we would like to wear shorts but if we can’t then we have skirts for comfort”.

The male drivers have chosen only to wear skirts on hot days, opting for trousers in cooler conditions.

“The passengers stare at us but so far no-one has said anything – well, not to me, anyway. And I don’t mind as it’s more about comfort,” Mr Akersten adds.

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He brightened. “Actually, yes, I do. The question is, do you think a skirt is really appropriate for a man in your position?”

Dammit. It was a good question. The weather has been unseasonably warm, the office unbearably stuffy. A suit jacket and trousers, and shirt, were too – well, overdressed. Shorts were clearly not the answer. Then I read about those Stockholm commuter-train drivers who had taken to wearing skirts to circumvent a ban on wearing shorts in a heatwave.
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I had come prepared. I reached over and laid a newspaper cutting on his desk. It was about the Stockholm train drivers.

I’d highlighted a quote from their employers’ spokesman. The editor read it out loud: “Our policy is that you have to look well-dressed and proper, and that means trousers if you’re a man and a skirt if you’re a woman.”
He nodded, as if in triumph.
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He looked back at the cutting. Slowly, he read aloud, “But if there’s a man who is keen to wear women’s clothing, such as a skirt, we have said that’s OK.” He sat back, crestfallen.
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He glanced up, sensing a way out of this impasse.
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Smiling, he stood up, and I caught sight, for the first time, of his shocking-pink, eye-wateringly-tight Speedos.
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Hard to tell from the pictures that any of these are skirts rather than skorts. The prices are certainly not the $5.00 skirts that I buy from the retailers clearance racks here in the USA. It is indeed a slow process for many men to accept the reality that there is not any garment that is reserved strictly for men. Most women wear pants, clearly making pants a gender neutral garment. Therefore, if men don’t wear skirts, skirts might just disappear from all clothing stores. Sad prediction unless men step up to one of the world’s most comfortable garments – the skirt.

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I checked out the pictures referenced immediately above. They appear to be emphasizing a dress over pants or a skirt over pants. That will be even more restrictive than just wearing the pants alone. Whereas a short skirt is very comfortable as well as very practical, can you imagine even a simple trip to the toilet when you are wearing a leather skirt over pants? I would never adopt any of these fashions. Our message should be showing men the freedom of a skirt or a dress. Wearing anything over pants is still telling the world that men must wear pants. Since I don’t even own any pants, I will not be adopting that fashion.

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Well Dave, the leather skirt over leatehr pants as was shwons earlier by mr K Karsdasian West and now by this student seems a little warm. Not to good for the sperm count (so who is the father?)
I fully agree in the aspect why so, but if it makes it more acceptable for others, why not? Basically it is therewith an androgene fashion as many women wear a skirt or dress with leggings… so if they give any comment a reveral to the mirror ought to be suffice.

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August 14, 2013 at 10:05 am
(1299) Dave says:

Right on, Blake!. Realize that women are going to wear whatever they wish to wear so why shouldn’t us guys have the same choices? I find humor in several younger men who wouldn’t wear a skirt since it is a woman’s garment although they wear shorts that look exactly like a pair of woman’s cropped Capri pants. Men’s shorts remind me of the old “clam differs” that were common feminine wear many years ago. When will men realize that clothing possesses a size but not a gender?

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Well Dave, I can tell you that the Customs only look at the size when categorizing something as mens or womens garments.

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(1301) John432 says:

First Oxford and now Cambridge has accepted that formal wear for graduation should be gender neutral, after lobbying from the union’s LGBT group. Although the new code is not yet available to study, it’s understood to mean that women can wear trousers and men can wear skirts, as long as they meet the other criteria of the university’s notoriously exacting dress code. It’s only a few years since David Beckham’s experiment with androgyny provoked a storm of excitement (but few imitators). Now, at least as a response to soaring temperatures, it’s gaining traction. Earlier this summer boys at Gowerton comprehensive in Swansea wore skirts to school without compromising their masculinity, and soon boys at Whitchurch High in Cardiff followed suit. They may have got the idea from sweltering Stockholm, where in June, after temperatures in their cabs hit the high 30Cs, male train drivers on the Arriva-run Roslagsbanan train line were given official permission to put on a skirt. But this is more than a way of staying cool, or of striving to be gender blind. Vivienne Westwood (in lace), Burberry (in tweed) as well as Gaultier (in a heavy silk) have all done skirts for men. Increasingly, gender-morphing is removing the visual distinction altogether. Now to be really subversive, the catwalk bride has to be a man. But dressing in layers of ivory silk is probably further than most men feel able to go at the moment. Start with a skirt, appropriate to taste and figure, and feel the breeze.


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October 13, 2013 at 8:48 am
(1305) John432 says:

A small group of male high school students wore skirts in protest at a ban on girls wearing skirts yesterday at a high school in the southern province of Antalya.

Several male students, members of “Dev-Lis” (Revolutionary High Schoolers), turned out for the protest against a ban placed on girls wearing skirts late yesterday, after the Gazi Anatolian High School in Antalya prohibited its female students from wearing skirts as part of the school uniform.

Around 10 girls, identifying themselves as “young hope women from high school,” carried placards reading “No to skirt ban,” “skirt is not a seducer,” and marched along Kazım Özalp Street.

“The problem is that those with reactionary personalities view the female body as a sexual stimulant. If women wear short skirts, then men have the right to gaze at them and rape them. Such a mentality has caused the present ban of skirts in our schools,” said Hande Büyükacar, speaking on behalf of the young protesters.

Easiness aimed with change: Principle

Hayri Baş, the school’s principle, said that this year’s uniform was determined as consisting of gray pants and a white t-shirt for both male and female students, a decision that was also approved by the Parent-Teacher Association, Turkish daily Cumhuriyet reported last week.

“This decision has been made according to the new statute. It has been agreed to that our children wear uniforms. So we have decided that both male and female students wear pants. In this way our children will be more at ease,” said Baş.


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(1306) Dave says:

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(1310) John432 says:

From the Scottish Medical Journal: 2013, 58 e:1

‘Real men wear kilts’. The anecdotal
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Background and aims: There are anecdotal reports that men who wear (Scottish) kilts have better sperm quality and
better fertility. But how much is true? Total sperm count and sperm concentration reflect semen quality and male
reproductive potential. It has been proven that changes in the scrotal temperature affect spermatogenesis. We can at
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spermatogenesis. Thus, it seems plausible that men should wear skirts and avoid trousers, at least during the period
during which they plan to conceive children.
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(1311) Dave says:

That being true, how much better would the health effects be if a short, light-weight skirt where to be substituted for that heavy wool skirt (kilt)?

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(1312) John432 says:

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(1313) John432 says:

Today, Nov 25th, is according to French newspapers the international day during which everybody who opposes sexism and violence against women is requested to show such by wearing a skirt.
A few thoughts thereon. Looking back, one sees that the skirt has become recently a gard associated with protest against wrongdoings. This is a pity. At the same time one coulkd ask if wearing trousers could be seen as a protest against violence and sexism against men. One does have to take into consideration that where men use fysical violence, women tend to use psychological violence. E.g. Parental alienation. Often trigged by women as they most often file for divorce. The skirt as gard of protest does have a positive aspect, being that it will become more commen to see men in a skirt but as negative point that such is a manifestation outside normal social life. It will become a uniform of protest.
Also, November is the month during which attention has been requested for breast cancer. Why not cancer in general? Why not a month for prostate cancer?

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(1322) Dave says:

I agree. Men should be as courageous as women who removed any gender-based clothing restrictions by “just doing it” as a few men such as myself have done. Dresses & skirts are just too comfortable on a mature male’s body not to become a major part of every man’s clothing choices. Personally, I have never regretted donating all of my pants to charity. I have traveled just about everywhere except Africa & Antarctica with positive comments. The major barrier as I see it is those men who think that they need a “girlie” name & a breast form before they can wear a dress or a skirt. This brings a psychological issue into clothing choices that women never faced since women did not erect such ridiculous barriers to their acceptance of pants as a feminine garment. Men need to do as women did to accept skirts & dresses as a MASCULINE garment!!!!!

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