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Thread: Can men wear skirt and be accepted openly in the public?

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    i wouldn't really be one to do it, but hey, if you want to do something then you should do it, not caring what others say or think.
    maybe if someone gave me like.. a dollar or something, i'd do it. XD

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    Can he? Should he?

    I have not--and will not--take the time to wade through this thread, which it seems to be pretty well fork-tested by now. I will only comment that if it is something that a guy has a burning desire to do, I will not piillory him for the act.

    Cultural standards apply here. Scottish nationals think nothing of wearing a skirt. They call it a kilt, and no one seems to mind. Of course, if you're not a Scot, it is inappropriate for you to wear a kilt.

    I do bring up one subject--skirts are cold when you work in an air-conditioned enviornment where the cool air is vented through the floor. In such a heavily enviornmentally-controlled area, women seem to prefer slacks because their bums get fronzen when they wear a skirt/dress.

    So it depends.
    Last edited by Shooter452; 28-02-05 at 21:45.

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    oh yes it is!!! i'll agree with you on that shooter! they are cold >< i hate it too!!!!


    evil skirts and air conditioned rooms * covers legs with overly big hoodie* ah better ^_^

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    Well I geuss if guys in Irlind wear them.

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    Hehehe... this is a precious one isnt it. There are hundreds of guys who wear cultural skirts (if they dont have separate leg holes, im guessing thats what you would call them), and Drag queens dont look half as exquisite in pants do they? My only problem is what they wear under the skirt... whilst walking up stairs or over something that people would be able to see up their skirts... but then again I dont think that the men wearing non cultural skirts would really mind being looked at. Hmm each to their own. Maybe waxing or shaving would be a good suggestion however if it was something they liked to do in public often. If we tidy ourselves up to wear such things, then it would only seem fair if the men did too...

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    hihi,,, well not in my country.... or you should be transexual, or it should be a bachlor party gna gna....

    but i would love to wear a Kilt some day...... ( i already wore a dress.... i have pictures of it... ...

    ... uuuh im the guy with the mask .... sorry i just had a funny moment about 1 year ago....

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    You look very nice, Dutch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by familymaster1
    Well I geuss if guys in Irlind wear them.
    if you're referring to Highland Garb, such as the kilt, it's Scottish... and please read your posts before hitting that send button.

    interesting outfit, dutch: I dig the lucha libre look, but why the dress?

    shooter: it seems that the English did mind the Scots wearing kilts quite a bit... for a while at least
    The Act for the Abolition and Proscription of Highland Dress provided that from 1st August 1747:

    "... no man or boy within that part of Great Britain called Scotland, other than such as shall be employed as Officers and soldiers in His Majesty's Forces, shall, ... wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes ...

    " ... the plaid, philabeg, or little kilt, trows, shoulder-belt, or any part whatsoever of what peculiarly belongs to the Highland Garb. ..."

    " ... every such person so offending ... shall suffer imprisonment ... and being convicted on the second offence shall be liable to be transported ... beyond the seas, there to remain for the space of seven years."

    Some historians record that orders to the troops immediately after the passing of this Act were to "kill upon the spot any person whom they met dressed in the Highland Garb."

    That Act was repealed in 1782.

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    'Accept'? O.k., no problem there--just let it be as Kara_nari said. I mean there's no reason to keep the 'not-a-woman' (as the author of Eve's Seed puts it) mentality around any more.

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    I hope not - if it were accepted, then what would be the fun of wearing one?! And since everyone and their grandmother swear on tv nowadays- it's taken the joy out of swearing and just made it annoying, esp. with all the pointless bleeping going on. oops that's a different rant...

    Of course I'm not a guy so I wouldn't know. But some guys can look really cute in skirts. Especially Dave Foley. If men want to wear them - more power to them.

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    My guy friend wears a skirt. Although, it's a kilt.... he gets good reactions from people though. A lot of people has said he's cool, because of it.

    A guy could wear a skirt, all depending on how he looked, and what was his purpose with it. If he wasn't looking good in it, and walked around like 'oh damn, I'm wearing a skirt! People are hating me... *hides*' then he wouldn't look good in it. BUt then if... say... *chooses random name* Miyavi wore it, as he's done, it looks plain cool and wonderful! A skirt doesn't have to be feminine, not at all...

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    only irish men wear skirts

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    I work at a ren faire and we see men in skirts all the time

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    Not so long ago it was 'weird' for women to wear trousers. I think men can look good in skirts (e.g. Axl Rose) - and they can look bloody awful - (e.g. Jean Paul Gautier, David Beckham). I have only known one man (he was a boy really) who wore a skirt, and he looked really cool, but he was a goth, black eyeliner, nail polish, the lot. I think it looks cool with the goth style. I'm not big on kilts (as worn by Scottish men) though.

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    Aha, now I get Jarvis - he's just running around purposefully saying things that are wrong, just to get a reaction out of people. Because everyone knows the Scots wear kilts, not the Irish - that was a clear givaway. But often his posts aren't funny - I think he needs to take "Comedy 101", and take some tips from the 'Daily Show' before posting more crappy posts.

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    I think isayhello is right - alot has to do with the confidence and attitude they wear skirts with. And Tsuyoiko is so right about it being weird for women to wear trousers not so long ago.

    Scott Thompson had a theory about this - women's status is lower than mens, therefore when a woman wears men's clothes it makes her status go higher, but when a man wears women's clothes it lowers it. That's why it's more acceptable for women. But given time, maybe another 100 million years or so, it could be ok for men to wear dresses and skirts. Tho for some of us like me it's ok now.

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    I'd be totally fine with it if men wore skirts. Hell, Women wear pants, right? And that was basically banned like what, 90 years ago?

    There is a guy in my school who wears skirts alot...he gets weird looks, but people are getting used to it, i think. (Prob not, though....my sister, who represents basically the thinking of the majority, is totally freaked out by him and wants something done about his skirt wearing <ban it>. I don't think that kinda thinking is right.... We should all be free to wear skirts if we wanna! )

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    hmm...I guess a guy like me will Just have to experiment on the topic.

    y0kan

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    f**k no...

    atleast if you want me to not pre judge him.. i personaly dont give a crap how he dresses.. but by first impression im going thing think something is wrong with him.. and if i had little kids i would automaticaly keep them away. men in tradition dont wear skirts..

    a kilt in scotland would be acceptable.. but a kilt in small town america is not.

    Do as the romans do.. i guess..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    hihi,,, well not in my country.... or you should be transexual, or it should be a bachlor party gna gna....
    but i would love to wear a Kilt some day...... ( i already wore a dress.... i have pictures of it... ...
    ... uuuh im the guy with the mask .... sorry i just had a funny moment about 1 year ago....
    JEEEEE-ZUS!!! How in hell did I miss that??? Dude, you looked like Rey Mysterio after a sex change operation!!!


    As for the topic of the moment, hey, I have no problem with men wanting to wear a skirt. To each their own!

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    I'm sure I must have said this already on this thread, but it's a fashion, and fashions change over time...

    Actually I think fashions are becoming more unisex.

    I personally would 'accept' (whatever that's supposed to mean) a man wearing a skirt in public. Of course, it also depends on his demeanour and behaviour! If he's behaving like a total nutcake, I might give him a wide berth. On the other hand, if he appears rather stylish and confident, I'd probably just think he was a cutting-edge snappy dresser.

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    Both men and women should have the freedom to wear whatever they wish. What you wear is very much expression of self and should not be cut down to narrow minded views of society. A man should be able to wear makeup, have long hair, wear a skirt/dress and no one should go up in arms about it. 'Cause seriously, what's so wrong about it? It's just like you shouldn't screams bloody murder when a girl doesn't wear makeup, has short hair, wears baggy shirts, and baggy jeans or just dresses like what society's view of a "man" is in general.
    Last edited by Hyde_is_my_anti-drug; 03-02-06 at 19:06.

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    I should point out that the question in the title of the thread (Can society accept...) is quite different than the question asked in the thread itself (Can you accept)

    Society works more on perception than reality, so even if every member of a society were individually OK with it, a percieved cultural opinion against it would still hold sway.

    As for my answers:

    Can I accept it?

    Yes, wear whatever you wan't--what's it got to do with me?

    Can Society accept it?

    As a man who owns a hakama, I can honestly say: No, it can't.

    Conformity is a requirement of any society, and anything out of the ordinary is automaticly shunned and rejected.

    Of course, what is considered "ordinary" depends on the society.

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    Miyavi looks great in a long skirt.

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    Lots of men look good in skirts.

    Plus, skirts are nicer to wear in hot weather... for example, the long robe-type-thingies that men sometimes wear in Arab countries.

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