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 Grott
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Hi - I have searched and as far as I can see there is only one thread with this subject and that was in 2007 - So I though I would re-start it and find out the current thinking.

I am a Full time skirt and kilt wearer and have been for several years. Like most men I originally thought kilts were not for me.
But a couple of years ago I started wearing a wraparound in the garden , and realised just how comfortable a skirt can be - for a man.
(Women are built for trousers - men are not)

For years some designers have been trying to promote men in skirts - with limited success. But I have noticed that it is becoming common on the cat walks again. I have found personally that my skirts get a good reaction.

The biggest problem seems to be that men feel that they will be seen as gay if they wear skirt - even though on the whole gay men don't wear skirts.

Woman can wear what ever they want and are not seen as gay if they wear trousers. I think men should have the same fashon freedom.

So do you think men in skirts are now acceptable? IF you are a woman would you like to see your man in a skirt or kilt, and if you are a man would you be brave enough to wear a skirt or kilt.
 Kitten189
Joined: 5/25/2011
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Posted: 12/21/2011 6:30:33 AM

So do you think men in skirts are now acceptable? IF you are a woman would you like to see your man in a skirt or kilt


No way do i EVER want to see men wearing skirts - NOT in my lifetime,anyway
 Blah_User_Name
Joined: 8/27/2011
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Posted: 12/21/2011 6:34:47 AM
Having Scottish roots myself, kilts are not something that I find odd but I admit I still tend to associate them with special occasions - weddings and the such.

Although I do think that people should wear whatever the heck the want too, I will admit to not being attracted to feminine men and so, maybe with this reason as the root of my views, I do not find men wearing skirts attractive at all. Likewise, when female friends have told me about their men wearing their underwear - I don't understand the attraction in that either. It would have the complete opposite effect on me.

Just my view.
 skoochie
Joined: 4/29/2008
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Posted: 12/21/2011 6:44:07 AM
Kilts were meant for a man to wear while a skirt is entirely meant for a woman. I see a difference. Men who wear skirts are actually trying to dress like a female. Their intention is to appear as a female. Kilts are cool for males when that is your traditional regalia from your heritage.
 laskoboo
Joined: 2/12/2010
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Posted: 12/21/2011 6:46:36 AM
I'm sure in certain remote villages around the world a man in a skirt or lioncloth is fine and dandy... also men in skirts when doing tradiational bagpipe music as to an audience...
but otherwise NO.... where I live a man like this would get his ass whooped by mean teenagers.
I find it unappealing and would not like to date someone like this. I find it very transexual too... like dressing in drag.. yuck
 carptopus
Joined: 11/9/2011
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Posted: 12/21/2011 6:53:03 AM

realised just how comfortable a skirt can be - for a man.
(Women are built for trousers - men are not)

I have thick thighs.
I would think wearing a skirt would press my legs together and make me walk funny and possibly squeeze my nuts together, especially when I sat down.
I don't like my nuts squeezed together between my legs.
I like pants because there is no danger of flashing children, and my nuts are really comfortable when my legs are wide apart and my ankle is resting or stretching on my knee.


So do you think men in skirts are now acceptable?

What do you mean by acceptable?
I doubt you will be arrested for wearing a long enough skirt if you aren't flashing children.
I don't think you will be stoned to death or killed if you wear one (depending on the country).
I doubt you will look more attractive to women, or professional to employers in general if you wear a skirt though. But really, you just need one that is okay with it and that's probably not as difficult as it was.
So I would say it's not (more) "acceptable" so much as people don't give as much of a crap or really want to actively do anything about it anymore.


if you are a man would you be brave enough to wear a skirt or kilt.

I might wear a kilt, they seem to allow ample thigh vs. ball ratios.
Although I might prefer the battle gown that groundskeeper willy talked about on the Simpsons.
 veevee
Joined: 2/14/2006
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Posted: 12/21/2011 7:28:16 AM
A man in a kilt wouldn't bother me, as long as he kept himself covered near his crotch. Man or woman showing their crotch/crack whether it's a skirt or shorts is lewd.
I don't see kilts for sale here but they look thicker than dress material and might lay well. I don't even like wearing skirts as a female - good for you if you do. I like to cross my legs when I sit like a yogi or have a tendency to sit wide legged and skirts never fit that without exposing crotch. I don't consider it brave, it's just a piece of cloth.

Checked out your profile and that jean skirt looks like cross dressing. It doesn't look like a kilt but a female skirt? I guess I think of the two as different. Maybe I have a bias I haven't pondered...
 Cdn_Iceman
Joined: 12/1/2010
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Posted: 12/21/2011 7:46:11 AM

Kilts were meant for a man to wear while a skirt is entirely meant for a woman. I see a difference. Men who wear skirts are actually trying to dress like a female. Their intention is to appear as a female. Kilts are cool for males when that is your traditional regalia from your heritage.
You took the words right out of my mouth Skoochie, bingo.

I just looked at the OP's pic, the kilt on you looks cool, the jean skirt Ummm NO, very feminine.
 UglyFroggieCritter
Joined: 8/21/2010
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Posted: 12/21/2011 7:54:02 AM
Yeah, the jean skirt is pushing it.

OP's list of restrictions allows him to only receive messages from ladies in the US; I guess he thinks that they may be more accommodating of his clothing.
 BettyMcFattttyPants
Joined: 12/9/2011
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Posted: 12/21/2011 8:01:10 AM
Men in kilts=hot
I was at the MOA in Raliegh a couple weekends ago and saw an older man in regular clothes but wearing a long skirt. It didn't look too bad.
But wearing a short jean skirt looks a little fem, in my opinion.
 kari135
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Posted: 12/21/2011 8:29:44 AM

Checked out your profile and that jean skirt looks like cross dressing. It doesn't look like a kilt but a female skirt? I guess I think of the two as different. Maybe I have a bias I haven't pondered...

I have an old friend - he's about 20 years older than me, and we've know each other for over 40 years - who decided some years ago to become unbifurcated (his word) and switch to kilts. Said he's seen quite a few others doing the same thing. Kilts, both casual and formal, are becoming more and more popular in some parts of the US.

But - and this is a big BUT - a kilt is not a skirt. No way.

As for the purse thing, I have another friend who had one made for himself at least 35 years ago, sort of like a briefcase with a shoulder strap, all heavy leather. He also called it his purse. I doubt very much if anyone would ever have been suicidal enough to make fun of him for it, either - his friends certainly didn't care, or his wife. Strangers... if they had any thoughts on it they kept their mouths shut. He's 6'4" and used to be a very successful street fighter in his younger days. Now he's the kind of person who when he says "Jump" people don't ask why or how high until they're already in the air.
 tiggher
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Posted: 12/21/2011 8:32:00 AM
I'm sorry....but....

I like a man to LOOK....and DRESS like a Man....

If I went on a date & 'he' turned up wearing a Denim skirt (like the one in your profile)....I would....
1)....p*ss myself laughing
2)....Run as fast & as far away as my soggy knickers would allow me to!!!
 CharminC
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Posted: 12/21/2011 8:43:23 AM
Kilts
Sean Connery
They are something aren't they? History and meaning in a piece of fabric imposing a bold statement. "Yes, I'm wearing a skirt but I'm all man"
Sure, skirts have long been associated with femininity. Nowadays some of us recognize that one could even be in drag and yet be all man.
It's quite acceptable to me. I'm more concerned with how a man in a skirt behaves.
Is he a good person?
March to your own beat dear sirs everywhere.

Shrek could wear a kilt and be one sexy mofo
 Blah_User_Name
Joined: 8/27/2011
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Posted: 12/21/2011 9:10:25 AM

If I went on a date & 'he' turned up wearing a Denim skirt (like the one in your profile)....I would....
1)....p*ss myself laughing
2)....Run as fast & as far away as my soggy knickers would allow me to!!!


Damn, I miss England and the 'call it how it is' attitude.
 Lint Spotter
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Posted: 12/21/2011 9:11:40 AM
Skirts... nope.

Kilts... sure... especially if he has strong legs.
 Revilors
Joined: 10/9/2008
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Posted: 12/21/2011 9:31:31 AM

But a couple of years ago I started wearing a wraparound in the garden , and realised just how comfortable a skirt can be - for a man.
(Women are built for trousers - men are not)


That's the lamest excuse I've ever heard. With all the different sizes and cuts of pants...not to mention shorts...don't tell me you are so huge it's a problem for you.

If you want to wear a kilt or women's clothing...do it. If you carry some shame for doing so and feel the need to justify with that weak argument...then somehow you feel there's something wrong with it.

Wear a top hat and cane or dress up like a clown for all I care.

You should become comfortable in your own skin before you expect the masses to do the same.
 Paddy_o_Lantern
Joined: 12/9/2009
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Posted: 12/21/2011 9:44:09 AM
The biggest problem seems to be that men feel that they will be seen as gay if they wear skirt


And I have to say that other than a kilt a man in a skirt does look like he's trying too hard to get in touch with his feminine side.

I can't imagine how a skirt could be more comfortable - try wearing pants that are not so tight if you want comfort - skin tight pants different story on comfort - some women even like that all day massage.

Men showing thier legs in general is frowned upon. A woman can wear a pair of shorts or a short shirt to a place with a dress code but guys would not be allowed in wearing a pair of dress shorts. In reality there are not that many women with really nice legs and I think there are significantly less men even in the eyes of women ( hairy legs and knobby knees not good - maybe more acceptable in europe ).

OP wear what you like but somehow I don't see men wanting to give up the freedom a pair of pants allows especially on a windy day or while sitting or walking up stairs - just say no to brain.

Probably the funniest thing I ever saw a man in a kilt do was go speed skiing. He went through the speed trap at 145 km/hr and when he came out of his tuck he proved that he was not wearing any underwear as his kilt flew up when he did the high speed snowplow. Somehow I can't see having the boys blowing in the wind at -10 C and around 100 km/hr very comfortable.
 PrunellaJones
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Posted: 12/21/2011 9:45:57 AM
I think a kilt for a man who is Scottish is fine for special occasions, not as everyday wear. In the long run, I don't find them masculine and would not want to date someone who wore one all the time. A man I was involved with for a while, a Scotsman, wore his for weddings and so forth; the rest of the time he dressed like other modern Western men do. BTW, he looked great in a kilt. An awful lot of men don't (hint, hint).


As far as something like the denim skirt you are wearing in one of your profile pictures: omg....you have issues....

Also, as kilts are traditional dress for Scottish men, I don't think it's appropriate for someone who is not Scottish to wear one. A Scotsman, when he does wear his, wears his clan tartan, not just any old thing.
 Gashlycrumb_Briny
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Posted: 12/21/2011 10:36:26 AM
Well there was that utilikilt fad a while back I guess it just kind of fizzled out.

Fashion is so arbitrary. The only reason women wear skirts and men don't, is that women wear skirts and men don't. It's just a vestigial feature of our culture. Hello, One-Legged Island. Mindlessly following tradition for the sake of following tradition.

There's nothing inherently feminine about skirts. If lots of men wore skirts, then we would gradually begin to think of skirts as uni-sex clothing. I mean, come on - would any of you mistake the OP for a woman? and so what if you did? Can you tell a woman is a woman when she's not wearing a skirt?
 JustDukky
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Posted: 12/21/2011 11:04:33 AM
As groundskeeper Willy said, "Kilts are muh everyday wear; for formal occasions I prefer a long goon."

Anyone should be able to wear any bloody thing they want and if other people don't like it, that's their problem. I could care less what other men wear, but I confess, I prefer women who wear skirts...preferably really short ones.
 veevee
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Posted: 12/21/2011 11:04:41 AM

There's nothing inherently feminine about skirts. If lots of men wore skirts, then we would gradually begin to think of skirts as uni-sex clothing. I mean, come on - would any of you mistake the OP for a woman? and so what if you did? Can you tell a woman is a woman when she's not wearing a skirt?

From a "man take what man want" standpoint - if I want to put my seed in you - a skirt is certainly an easy access point to sneak up and toss it up then have my way. Pants might require ripping a seam - what trouble that could be - in that time she might get away. I think the internet has taught us why dresses were invented and aren't we all the smarter for it lol

Reference:
http://www.chacha.com/question/who-invented-dresses
The dress as we know it now, was invented by David Gale in 1873. Before that it was a combination of garments.

I knew it! A man :P
 Paddy_o_Lantern
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Posted: 12/21/2011 11:38:37 AM
^^^^ well you do realize that you are not forced to wear or use any product that was invented my a man if it bothers you that much. I guess you were assuming all women wearing skirts or dresses are going "Commando".

Women IMO wear skirts for the same reason they wear bras revealing necklines etc. - to help them appear what they feel is thier best - whether thier motivation is to compete with all the other girls, stay fashionable or strickly to appeal to what they like to see in the mirror. Do they ever really dress up just for the purpose of being appealing to a man?

Maybe the skirt or dress is sexy from that "easy access" point of view somewhere in the nether regions of a mans mind just like showing breast cleavage may be a representation of the top of a woman's buttocks - kind of explains some women's desire to get breast implant so big it looks like they have someones azz stapled to thier chest.

I can't say why a dress or skirt on a man would be appealing to a woman - easy access to a man is something that is a given for most women!

 lotustemple
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Posted: 12/21/2011 11:40:25 AM
The pope wears a white gown with a pointy big hat. I've wondered if that would ever take off as a mens fashion statement.
 femaleconnection
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Posted: 12/21/2011 11:47:51 AM

Men in Skirts - is it now acceptable?


You can wish...but no, it is not acceptable.

Id accept it at a pow wow (seeing ceromonial dress), or a scottish wedding, but not for day to day.
 SweetLilGTP
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Posted: 12/21/2011 12:12:33 PM
As long as your not standing a few stairs up from me after eating hagus n chille; I'm all for it mate!!

If Im sleepin on the floor on my back, dont walk too close either k?

Note to self: buy new kids suction cup handgun, the Celts are swingin mighty these days.

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<div class='quote'>The biggest problem seems to be that men feel that they will be seen as gay if they wear skirt - even though on the whole gay men don't wear skirts.

Never in my life have I found a man who was brave enough to call a Celt in a Kilt gay.

Note to self: Carpies invited too all future parties; hilarous post mate (however serious you were actually being)

Thigh to ball ratios.....LMFAO!! (that guy needs a drink)

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