Skirts For Men

Skirts for Men!

Skirts are not seen as mainstream fashion in many western countries: well in the USA anyway. Well this is my hub to prove that it is in fact pretty common in many cultures for men to wear skirts or long-flowing robes.

In fact trousers weren't even invented until quite late in history. The modern Pantaloon dates from mid-Victorian times developing from the earlier baggy trousers. For most of history wore skirts or robes, similar to those that women did. Usually shorter and less ornate but they certainly still exist. I come from New Zealand and its not at all unusual to see men walking the streets in skirts - in fact back in the 1970s we had a Police Commissioner, Rod Moody who wore skirts and caftans to court - and the won the right to do so. He borrowed his wife's skirts for a while but she got over sharing her wardrobe and made him get his own. There was no huge out cry - though initially it caused a stir. He did it for several years and the media basically got used to it and quit running stories on it.

Here's a quick run down on skirts I see normal men wearing on a regular basis

Scottish Kilts Photo: Erasums, flickr
Scottish Kilts Photo: Erasums, flickr

Scottish Kilts

The Scots of course have been wearing Kilts for centuries. Kilts are made of yards of finely pleated tartan fabric. The patterns are generally traditional but more recently more modern fabrics have been used. The sporran is the large purse worn at the front and a kilt pin is required as the kilt is simply wrapped around the body - there is no side seam. For day dress the kilt is worn with a country jacket, or for evening wear a black velvet jacket and white silk shirt are added. Knee high socks are always worn.

Variations of kilts are also worn across the sea in Ireland and also in Greece: where they tend to be lighter weight cotton and shorter

Sarongs from India but common in Polynesia too Photo: esherman via flickr
Sarongs from India but common in Polynesia too Photo: esherman via flickr

Traditional Lava Lavas

Many Pacific Islands including Tonga, Samoa and Fiji the traditional male dress is a lava-lava or pareo similar to the Asian sarong. This is simply a piece of material wrapped around the waist. These useful garments are very common all across the Pacific and also in cities with large Polynesian populations such as Auckland, New Zealand. The traditional Fijian police uniform is a formalised version of the lava-lava, a white wrap around skirt to the knee.

All across the Indian sub-continent sarongs are very common. Any culture where people often sit cross-legged or squat on the floor its much more comfortable and modest for a man to wear a wrap

African men wearing kaftans Photo: rogiro via flickr
African men wearing kaftans Photo: rogiro via flickr

Caftans or Kaftans

Kaftans are traditional male attire across much of Africa and the Middle East. The version worn by Muslim men is called a Kufi but they are all similar. Long and flowing - often, though not always with matching trousers underneath. The kaftans adopted by the swing 1960s were variations of this common traditional dress.

And did you know that the women's outfit the Kamwaar Shamiz from Pakistan and northern India which looks similar with trousers underneath was the first time that the Victorian explorers saw women wearing trousers - shocking!

Western Men Wearing Women's Clothes

I find it quite funny that western men have such a hard time wearing "women's" clothing unless its the kinky or pervy version! I wear men's clothing all the time. I wear men's shoes often (they fit better) and often buy men's shorts or shirts because they have better and more functional pockets! Getting a Western man to lose his shorts and adopt the far more comfortable lava-lava is incredibly difficult - even on a tropical island beach, when they are really suffering from heat rash in the worst place.

I often wear men's clothing but I always dance in a skirt: I love the feel of the skirt moving around my legs as I move. I remember dancing with a guy who was wearing a kilt for the first time at a Highland Dance. He was an experienced dancer and could not get over the feeling of movement he got from the skirt flying. (Note to the guys if you try this just make sure you wear the sporan - you don't want it flying too high!).

The biggest irony of all is the vague homophobic cringe that most western men react to when asked if they would wear a skirt: I guess that makes all this guys suspect ?

Roman Catholic Priests Photo: Catholic Westminster flickr
Roman Catholic Priests Photo: Catholic Westminster flickr

Would you Wear a Skirt ?

  • Sure - but I'm a woman
  • I wear a skirt sometimes - and I'm male
  • I'm thinking about wearing a skirt - and I'm a man
  • I'd never wear a skirt and I'm a man
  • I'd never wear a skirt and I'm a woman!
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wandererh 8 years ago from Singapore

I would like to vote but I think you have left out one option: "I'm a man and I'm not thinking about wearing a skirt."


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

LOL OK I'll add that option just for you you!


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wandererh 8 years ago from Singapore

Voted. :)


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

lissie , you are a devil, I would never have thought of this topic. Great idea. Take care.


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

I didn't think of the topic either! I was inspired by Hope's hub here http://hubpages.com/style/Skirts-And-Dresses--Men-... what was going to be a long comment turned into a hub LOL


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betherickson 8 years ago from Minnesota

I like it. It's not the usual attire for men but I think it's kinda cute to me. :) great hub.


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Geneva Vinas 8 years ago from Wisconsin

I have a son who's been threatening to buy a kilt for some time now ... we've told him that if he gets the full outfit (sporran, sash, bagpipes, the whole thing) then we'll let him wear it to school one day. But he's got to go the whole hog, not just the skirt/kilt.


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

Actually there are a couple of private schools which have kilts as part of the boys formal uniform in the senior years: I think as an option though, and of course the schools do have a Scottish background. For the Scots the sporran is essential- though a a simple leather one will do: but not the sash or bagpipes!


wil 8 years ago

I will wear a skirt as soon as they are in the main stores.


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

well they are in Samoa - where do you live ?


Roger 8 years ago

I wear a kilt all the time here in France and going to the UK, but there was no space in the questionaire for wear all the time. I wear a sporran going out or shopping but not when walking the dog, working around the house etc. lets face it its only like a handbag and stuff that has to be carried nowadays, so I also have a hip pouch for things like passports


Chris 8 years ago

I have 3 Utilikilts and from those I have learned to make my own kilts/skirts which I wear almost 100% exclusively. It's been since May 2006 that I last wore any of my pants to work. Good riddence to denim pants! :~)


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

I'm blown away with the number of kilt wearing guys out there - rock on guys in skirts!


peterredbike@aol.com 7 years ago

I admit that i have worn female clothing off and on for some 40years now and luv to dress in them. truly wish that more people would understand that guys do want to allow fem side to live and except a guys need to enjoy female clothing and submissive feelings


imadube 7 years ago

In all this was a great message. I- male through and through - LOVE my skirts. Too bad I live where American farmers tread. I thank any and all supporting male skirted issues. I do not mean any of the "i want to be a woman thing" - just males in skirts like the Scots and Gladiators or old. For every one that feels we deserve this time to Get Our Skirt On! I would like to invite you to several places - United Skirt Wears Map -

http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&map...

Our great forum Skirt Cafe -

http://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/index.php

And whaat I hope to build even more - The Skirted Mans T-Shirt and thing support store -

http://skirtedman.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Shop/

Please visit be a friend and support the Independent clothing wearing Men in skirts. Thanks again for the article.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

I always get a good laugh when I hear some people say that women should not wear pants because they are men's clothing. Speaking from a religious standpoint I would always point out that back in biblical days men wore skirts and still do in many of those same areas. So what makes a man's clothing or a woman's clothing? The current culture? Then it can change as the years go by. I've got more important fights to fight :)

Thanks for a good piece here.


issues veritas 7 years ago

I dislike the word and connotation of homophobic. Now the traditional is classed as the deviant and the deviant are now the traditional. There is nothing attractive or beneficial for men to wear skirts. The fashions for clothes of either sex today is horrible and adding skirts to it for men would take it down to the bottom.

How about beards and mustaches for women? How about jock straps and urinals for women or a line of pantyhose for men? A line of Boy George cosmetics for men. Where does the madness stop?

In the current world of sexual deviants and molesters and cross dressers, giving them skirts would make their acts easier to accomplish. The world is perverted enough without adding skirts for men.


Common Sense 7 years ago

There will always be naysayers. Personally I am tired of wearing pants ALL the time and being told that my legs etc are not acceptable to be seen by the rest of society. I like skirts as they are very comfortable.

It will be nice when people can just see things for what they are and nothing more. There will be sexual deviants etc regardless of what people wear.

Cross dresser is just a term that is used to oppress men into obediance of boring black and blue .....oh and denim.

Good Post


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Lissie 7 years ago from New Zealand Author

LOL do you consider the Ancient Romans because all the legionaires when around in skirts ?

issues jockstraps and urinals are a about who the body works physically - check you with your mom if you don't understand!

common sense I am with you on this one - I knew quite a number of guys who adopted the local custom of wearing sarongs when I worked in the Pacific at a mine - these were Aussie miners wearing skirts - cause it was more comfortable!


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lafenty 7 years ago from California

Very interesting hub. I live in a very liberal town in southern Oregon. I often see men in skirts walking around town.


issues veritas 7 years ago

Lisse

I have no idea what you said or what it means.

Skirts, I don't even like shorts for men.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I love it Lissie, getting the men in the U.S. to wear a skirt would be quite interesting and if they do , they always choose hoochie skirts, go figure. I believe many men are homophobic which is absurd as I can bet deep inside their souls they are just wanting to wear something cool, and comfortable but are to proud to do it...:)


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Lissie 7 years ago from New Zealand Author

Sorry issues - I missed out the word 'deviant" to you consider the ancient romans deviant because they wore skirts - trousers weren't invented until around 150 years ago you know! I don't know yoru sex - but I find a good set of legs on a man attractive - the point is that choice is always good and imposing your views on society is always bad - called freedom of expression I think. A Roman Catholic bishops deviant because they wear skirts?


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robin48 7 years ago

72% of the men polled here wear skirts out of 260.

I love wearing dresses,skirts,panties,heels but in private.

I am wearing a nice skirt now

LOVE it..am bicurious not gay


John 7 years ago

I am just starting to wear skirts in public.I enjoy the freedom of the skirt.I plan on buying more skirts in other colors. Right now I have a mini skirt that is knee linth.My wife is helping me pick the right styles for me. More men need to let there hair down and enjoy there rights.


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Research Analyst 7 years ago

This is great I love this one , skirs for men, ooh la la!


pauls_boat 7 years ago

you should have put down as a choice i wear a skirt most of the time and i am a man. which i would have voted for.


karl  7 years ago

skirts for men bring them onto the streets and not behind closed doors .When ever im out in my denim skirt the women allways make nice comments


ahumanishere 7 years ago from MA

Curious, what does or should a man wear under his skirt.


martinus 7 years ago

I am wearing skirts and kilts daily, at home and in public, at work. I have to wear support stockings all the time, with pants impossible because it would increase the problem when heating up the tissue. So what? Wearing skirt was the problem solving. Since I did my legs getting better, and most comments saying that I'm looking better in a skirt than a paitr of pants. How come?


Jay 7 years ago

this is all just madness really what possible difference can it make for mlaes to wear female clothing female can and do wear mlae clothing all the time but let men take an iniative and put on a dress skirt slip panties and he is branded like some kind of ancient diviant this is just not the case a whole lot of the time it is just males who want to show that they have a feminine side and want others to know it!

oh sure you might get a wreido once in a while but most men who want to dress as girls are just not into that at all they just want to be comfortable and be who and what they realy are if and when there was a magical way for males to change into female i just bet a whole lot of men would do so i know i sure would to me being female is not realy an option but hey!:


David 7 years ago

Maybe THIS is why men become transgendered - so that they can express their feminine side and be truly happy!


David 7 years ago

Those who oppose men wearing kilts/skirts, saying they "don't look good in them" are either liars or mentally ill, and need psychiatric help. Men's legs look just as good as those of women. If you think about it, this is very easy to understand. It is a FACT that men have every right to wear them just like women have the right to wear pants. If you disagree, you are un - American and do not believe in freedom and equality!


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Lissie 7 years ago from New Zealand Author

David men have worn skirts or similar for most of history - don't tell me that a guy in a kilt doesn't look good!


David 6 years ago

You must have misread -- i said that those who OPPOSE men looking good in kilts/skirts are bigoted liars!


Paul 6 years ago

Cant see a problem, skirts look good on a guy. I wear a short skirt on hot days and my wife loves it. I am in good shape, neighbours dont care. Not trying to be a woman just a man (straight) enjoying the comfort factor.


Gus 6 years ago

I am a man and wear a skirt most of the time. I just get tired of always having to explain why I am wearing a skirt. My stock answer is now invariably "why not?".

Another thing - I am no trying to dress like a woman or look like a woman. I'm just your regular guy in a skirt.

I find knee length or just above the knee is best - cool, freedom of movement, and long enough to maintain a sense of decency.

To those men who are so totally against the idea, I say try it just once - you might like it!

The question "what should a man wear under his skirt?" is like asking "what should a woman wear under her skirt?" - it is entirely the business of the wearer!

Good hub Lissie.


Paul 6 years ago

I thought that in America and democratic countries including Australia where I come from practise democratic or freedom of choice, religion and speech. Sure we have the right to comment about the freedom about whether people dress appropiately but there should be a right for people to make their own choice about what clothes they should be able to wear; whether a pair of trousers or a skirt, both female and male SHOULD have this right NOT a particular gender such as a female having exclusive rights to wear a skirt/dress and ordering a male that he has no right. What these so-called democratic countries practise is no different from any dictatorial country such as China or any other communist country where there is no human rights and that people do not have the right of those 3 freedoms of choice. And why do this "democratic" community comment negitavely about a man in a skirt or dress? Why is it comedy hour every time this subject is raised to promote the freedom of choice males want to achieve in other forms of clothing? I feel that the most portion of the community have insecure ideas about a male wearing a skirt/dress and do not understand that males are human and have the same feelings as women. We breathe the same air, we eat the same food, we even work together, play together but we can't wear similar clothes together. We behave like sheep in a brainless community who bleat silly nonsense when a leader of individuality believes that commensense about an idea is very obvious and more comfortable but the "sheep" are so stubborn to accept and discover that what they are seeing is obviously sexual discrimination; sexist to the naked eye. Look around us and see how double standards the community has created. Not only are the "sheep" stupid but blind as well. Talk about equal rights; that should be the talk during comedy hour not the laughing regarding the commonsense in males deciding to wear a SKIRT.


Liberto 6 years ago

Hi.

I live in Mexico City where, as you may imagine, the people is rather conservative. By the way I am a male.

I wore a long black skirt to a new year's eve party last week. I went with my girlfriend. We had talked about it and she said that it's ok. I spent the week talking with another friends, females all of them, and they agreed that if I wanted just had to do it. So there I am on december 31st, singing and dancing with my girlfriend she is wearing a black dress with an open back and a V neck, and I am wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, my "business suit shoes" and an ankle length skirt. No body could care less about it.

so?, stop asking for permission. anyway... to whom? just do what you please. But be modest, you dont wear shorts everyday to everyplace, so, for the beginning wear a skirt as long as the pants that you should wear for that given ocassion: be modest


David 6 years ago

Paul, you are right. America is really a dictatorship. Many of the citizens in this country are just as bad as Mao Zedong. May these anti - Americans burn in hell for eternity.


Richard  6 years ago

Paul is correct and I also feel that it's past the time for Equality in Fashions. I'm a straight male who wishes for the same freedom and rights to wear what I wish as woman have enjoyed for over 60 years. Mens fashions are dead and six feet deep and it is time for change in mens fashion, for men to enjoy EQUALITY in FASHIONS with woman.

"We breathe the same air, we eat the same food, we even work together, play together but we can't wear similar clothes together. We behave like sheep in a brainless community who bleat silly nonsense when a leader of individuality believes that commensense about an idea is very obvious and more comfortable but the "sheep" are so stubborn to accept and discover that what they are seeing is obviously sexual discrimination; sexist to the naked eye. Look around us and see how double standards the community has created. Not only are the "sheep" stupid but blind as well. Talk about equal rights; that should be the talk during comedy hour not the laughing regarding the commonsense in males deciding to wear a SKIRT"


JohnA 6 years ago

I am a full time skirt wearer. I buy diem & corderoy women skirts, as I do not like kilts. The type of skirts I wear nobody sats anything about. I have had alot of comments about( all good). All men should try skirts at least for 1 week, they just might like it. So all men who dare keep on skirting


wizz 6 years ago

FROM NEW ZEALAND no problems here wear skirts where and when I like.

to tips for you guys.

Shoes pixy boots look great and are light weight nice to wear.

If you tie a plaid shirt and knott it at the front over a skirt it liiks great and takes away the female look if your lacking in confidence

wizz


Lee Garcia 6 years ago

in 2010, there should be no stigma attached to a man wearing a skirt. Not too long ago, gay marrige, interratial marrige, single sex adoption and make up for men ie: guy liner and even man bags, (although the French men have always had them. These were thing that were frowned upon by ignorant biggots. I had a black woman and her white boyfriend snigger and point at me in a city center when I was in my casual, knee length, denim skirt and hooded top the other day. I looked vey cool and not at all gay. Not that that should be mocked either. Times change. If only the most simple of things like a guy wearing an item of clothing of his choice, weren't so slow to catch on. I am a tall, slim, attractive, straight guy. I Have the confidence to wear a skirt in public. If more guys had the same amount of confidence, and lack of contept for narrow minded opinions, of some people, (usually women). I think the it would be nice. It's a non threatening garment. If one does feel threatened by a man in a skirt, then who is the one with the problem? Worn with style and coordination, a skirt wont stand out, unless it's a floral affair. I get attention in everyday MENS attire too, but for all the right, male sterotype reasons. I take care of my appearance. I love wearing skirts. More women should encourage their men to wear them. It's great for Male reproductive health. Cool in the summer. Lets face it. If on a Friday night in any town, especially in the UK. Men would be less likely to fight each other after a few beers, if there was a chance that he might show his most intimate parts, or rip his expensive skirt. Lets face it, mens skirts do tend to be more overpriced than their female counterparts. By the way guys, don't fall for that. Check out Ebay and find a style that suits you, beit Male or Female. Knee length, while trying to still look masculine are best. Look at how kilts work. Big boots, chunky socks and something like a T shirt in the summer, or a nice fitted shirt or knitted pullover etc.More advice at leegarcia3@yahoo.co.uk


Robert 6 years ago

I don't believe that here in the U.S. there are still places where a man can't wear a skirt. I live in Northeastern Ohio and have worn my skirts and skorts for years. When I was a boy of !! yrs of age I liked dresses, not for sexual reasons but for comfort. THAT'S IT!! I am not GAY, nor do I have inclinations in that lifestyle. Today in 2010 I wear my skirts or skorts out and about daily. I've gone shopping, to the parks and on leisurely walks in the neighborhood. I have yet to be confronted by anyone either male or female. Some women and a couple of guys have asked ne about them. A man in a skirt or skort looks like the same as a man in shorts. He is only crossdressing when he attempts to display himself as female. The correct term for this is not crossdressing but crossover, for that is what he is trying to do.


Paul 6 years ago

What about the other way Robert? You say if a guy is crossdressing if he attempts to display himself as female what about the girl who wishes to display herself as a male? Is she a crossdresser also? Why is a male called many names when it comes to wearing opposite gender clothing but a female is only called a "Tomboy". Although women wear men's clothing MOST OF THE TIME there is never any backlash or discussion about "NO WAY!! She's a crossdresser!" or "you're weird, you wear men's clothing". It seems that the western world is deep into brainwashing fictual theories about men creating their own wardrobe as sexual idiots or weird people. Why is this so? Even Professor Julius Sumner Miller can't answer this mystery since it's neither scientific, nor factual, nor even included in the bible, koran, or any other religions. Did you know that I saw a picture of Jesus in a dress in a catholic home. Yes a catholic home who believes that men stick to trousers. My God even he wears a dress and according to the bible shouldn't we follow what Deut. says? What a whole lot of nonsense. If men can't wear what he likes then I now believe in Father Christmas as this fictitious brainwashing in Western Society is no different as creating Father Christmas, tooth fairy or the Easter bunny. No wonder the kids of today are confused about their mother. She's wearing pants - "Oh! Isn't that what daddy wears?" or "Is that you daddy?" If men aren't allowed to wear a skirt in public then ask yourself "why". If women can wear pants then why can't men have the same choice? Honestly, earthquakes will occur, floods will happen, fires will burn with or without men desiring to wear a skirt. The sky will not fall down and the world will not come to an end if a man is wearing a skirt down the street. And, just because a close male friend who suddenly decides to wear a skirt in front of his mates will he jeopardize his friendship over a piece of clothing?

Get the facts NOT the fiction. If a guy wears women clothing as a female is called a crossdresser then a woman wearing men's clothing as a male is called a crossdresser.


Eric  6 years ago

in the winter I shave my legs because I wear tights when I ride my motorcycle. last year when I shaved them, my girlfriend said I have sexy legs for a man and couldn't keep her hands off my legs. I love the feel of the tights on. she bought me some sexy lace thigh highs and a garter belt and matching thong to wear they feel great and now she is getting me a skirt. I have worn a mini skirt before and I love the freedom and look of the skirt on. I said that to say this. If a man wants to wear something sexy be it lingerie or a skrit or some other female wear then PUT IT ON. It doesn't make one gay (although I am bisexual Girlfriend knows too) or anything like that, So why should the females get all the sexy clothing. if you like it wear it. Good Day.


Tom 6 years ago

I have been wearing half slips for years now. My wife is used to it and loves it. I mostly wear them at night to bed - great to make in. I wear them sometimes under my pants - slips with a slit on both side. I usually always wear 2 slips - feels great.


Doug 6 years ago

I live in the USA, am male, and often wear a skirt or other clothes from the women’s department, including a purse, and I have only been harassed once by a drunk. I usually make no effort to hide the fact that I am a male. American do have a right to wear what they like and I exercise that right and from my experience, people respect that right. Where I live, there are a lot of government facilities with security and police all over, and they are universally respectful to me regardless of what I wear. In fact, I’d say overall people are more friendly to me when I am dressed femininely.

It’s really hard for me to get where this whole “America is just like China” thing is coming from and why someone would say that people don’t have a right to wear what they want in a democracy. Most jurisdictions even have anti discrimination laws on the books to reinforce the right to wear what you want and identify yourself as the gender you feel yourself to be.

There is a big difference between having the right to do something and other people accepting it. I fully respect others’ right to disapprove of what I do, as long as they don’t try to stop me or get physical. I’m not bothered by that, although I rarely get even a disapproving look and only the one verbal incident. People don’t have to agree with me on my hobbies, my politics or choice of car either.

As to whether I look good or not, that’s an entirely different matter. Taste varies so widely no one can please everyone, nor should they try. I choose clothes based on my body shape, season, and what I see women my age wearing. I’m sure there are those who think I look ridiculous since I am a male, and those who think it’s a pretty good look. Tastes change over time, and if the trend of men’s skirts continues to grow, it will become mainstream and accepted. People cite the fact that a few years ago, it was considered improper for women to wear pants. Even after it was accepted for casual wear, pants on women were still not considered appropriate for many settings such as business. Now they can be worn in any setting. Not long ago, flip flops were considered appropriate only for the beach and pool, now they are everywhere. Earrings on men used to be considered cutting edge, now they are routine, and I remember a time when men would never wear shorts to a fancy restaurant or church, now they do all the time.

Crossdressing is a pretty open term. Language is a fluid thing and I for one don’t care to get hung up on labels and semantics. I consider myself to be crossdressing when I wear a wig, make up and false breasts and try to pass as a woman. I like to go out as a woman, but am not very passable. I consider it just wearing clothes when I throw on a skirt to walk the dog.

I have been in many parts of the US and have only been hassled once while wearing a skirt. I often shop in the women’s department of stores, and the sales people are always friendly and helpful. I try things on before I buy them and have a lot of fun shopping.

In case you are wondering, I have been happily married to a woman, have kids and am retired from the military.

Wearing a skirt as a male just is not a big deal. If you want to do it, then go for it.


David 6 years ago

It is terrible that there are many people in this country who oppose the Declaration of Independence, which gives women AND men the right to the pursuit of happiness. If such bigots feel threatened by a man in a skirt, they should get out of America. As for religious fundamentalists who want to PREVENT men from dressing the way they like, they belong in Iran.


John-b 6 years ago

As to the arguments usewd by religios persons, you can find en elaborate answer under: http://yeahshesaidit.com/2010/01/24/skirts-are-not...


SD 6 years ago

I live in the US and wear what the heck I want. As long as nothing is hanging out what difference does it make. Clothing is just a garment to cover ones-self. I can never understand why wearing a skirt offends some. I can say that most folks just ignore the fact that I have a skirt on. The only real negative comments I got were from some guys, mostly from women I get the question why do you want to wear a skirt? After I tell them its more comfortable they nod in agreement and that's that.

So if you want to wear a skirt guys just do it, there is no law in the US against it, all you have is your own personal prejudices to overcome.


JohnH 6 years ago

There is no option for "I'm a man and I wear a skirt almost all the time", that describes my situation.


Baldy 6 years ago

I wear skirts 24-7.


Fretless 6 years ago

I made a kilt for myself, and liked it so much, I made 3 more. I live in a pretty conservative city, but (so far) no one seems to care when they see a man in a "skirt". I have several kilts I made which are very traditional looking in terms of pleats and aprons, and another which is more like a long skirt than a kilt. I haven't gotten any negative reaction from wearing any of them. And I have to say - the short kilts are far cooler (tempuratures wise) than wearing jeans as I have worn most of my life.


Steve 6 years ago

I wear a skirt out in public. I think the are more comfortable. I think mini skirts are the best choice to show off my legs.


wizz 6 years ago

Hi agin from New Zealand land of men wearing skirts

looks like the rest of the world is catching up.


John 6 years ago

Yep, I am a male, been making my own skirts for several years. don't wear them in public much. but I wear kilts a lot in public. Not into the dumb cross dressing thing, Just masculine looking skirts. not womens clothes.


Colby 6 years ago

well...i am not exactly male but if you saw me you might think so. I'm a genderfluid. Kind of the way it sounds. I'm fluid between genders and sometimes in the middle. Anyhow, I wear skirts all the time...whenever I can, womens at that. I enjoy they way they feel, much more comfortable than pants. I do think that actual men should adopt wearing them more though. Not to mention wearing womens clothing. Shouldn't be a huge thing. Women are allowed to wear mens pants, shoes, shirts. Think nothing of it. Other way around people have a fit. If I even go into the womens department and start shopping people nearly have a fit, not to mention wearing the stuff. Actually I think they have less of a fit when I shop victorias secret for under things...funny that.


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Shopping-Online 6 years ago from Mumbai

I prefer men to be manly and not feminine. Men is skirts are not something I would prefer to see.


mara 6 years ago

Shopping-Online, I have a solution: Don't turn on the computer and look, just close your eyes.

I love men in skirts, because skirts are originally men's garment - women had to wear dresses in past-that is the reason that I keep eyes open.


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kaf9292 6 years ago

Some women seem quick to label men in skirts as either gay or feminine. Many men prefer women to be feminine rather than manly. Women in pants are a sight that many of us would rather not see. The current reality is that pants are no longer a manly garment since they are worn by virtually every woman in America. Without a garment exclusively for men anymore some of us have tried wearing a skirt, found it to be extremely comfortable & as a result have donated all of our pants to our relatives or to charity. Women who wear whatsoever they choose have awakened some men to also wear whatsoever they choose. Equal rights for each gender equals no more hypocrisy.


Jean 6 years ago

I do wear skirts from time to time and I think a man should have the choice to wear pants or skirts. I find men to look more manly in skirts. Now I limit myself to kilts or pleated plaid skirts just above the knee (max 2 - 3 inches above in summer). I don't want to look like a woman and I am not interested in cross-dressing as well. A fact that men are the problem why not many men wear skirts, not women. Many men have the desire but they are homophobic and are afraid to wear a skirt in public.


herby 6 years ago

Sure, I do wear skirts. What's wrong is only in somebody's mind. Keep cool!

Never I had any problems with people, just friendly and nice comments.


Mike 6 years ago

I am a married man and I own and wear many skirts at home .I do shave my legs wear stockings with shorts everyday.My wife accepts this.Hairy legs are nasty and do not go well with stockings.I even got a pedicure with silver polish but that is another story.


Ted 6 years ago

Women yell for equal rights all the time,what about men being able to wear a skirt !Everyone wants equal rights but when it comes to being able to wear skirts in public we are labled as gay.Even gays have more rights than guys who want to wear a skirt!Amazing world we have to live in.


jon 6 years ago

I,m a 41 year old straight man living in northern England. I have been wearing skirts for most of my life.It is not a case of cross-dressing to me ;they make complete sense . They are comfortable, let your 'bits' breathe and they look damn good on. Eventually society will drop this supposed taboo and everyone will be able to wear exactly what they want to .


Lyn 6 years ago

Men should wear skirts if they want why should society sterotype all the while


Sarha 6 years ago

I have been trying to boost my husbands confidence to wear a skirt out one night in our home town in Norfolk as I think skirts make men more confident


Dave 6 years ago

Why would any man want to wear pants just because most women do? Can't men accept the reality that pants are no longer a male garment?


Don Young 6 years ago

I personally would like to see it common for a man to wear a skirt that is designed for the male. I don't think that there is anything wrong with it. If I had the courage I would start but I live in a small town. Not an easy thing to do. A man-skirt would be very comfortable and would probably wear one a lot in the summer. Hopefully things will change.


WIZZ 6 years ago

Hi,

I love the way so many people on here link what you wear to a genda or sexual issue.

My first question WHAT THE HELL HAS WHAT YOU WEAR HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR GENDA?

Was god and male or female based on his choice of clothing?

Why is it that so many men have to ask their wife what they should be allowed to wear, MY WIFE LETS ME what??

Do your own thing, bet you have NO input to her choice of wear.

History has reflected the clothing men have worn.

so get a life

wizz


Baldy 6 years ago

I wear skirts about 90 percent of the time.


jack 6 years ago

I'm all for it, but then please no hairy legs! Men must then start wearing tights and pantyhose! Which is another story!


David 6 years ago

Shopping Online - skirts have NOTHING to do with being feminine. It is how you ACT that makes you masculine or feminine. I wear skirts and could not be more manly - I hold the doors for women and let them go ahead of me on line. And by the way, to say that men should not wear skirts is no different than the way the Taliban think (they force women to cover their faces and wear traditional clothing). In America, men have every right to wear whatever the hell they want.


mara 6 years ago

Sarha (or Sarah),

yes, when men wearing a skirt that makes them more manly. even with pantyhose or petticoat under. It shows that this men fully accept females, they already learned what does it mean to be equal. It really hasn't any to do with the kind of clothes, but the acceptance.

Women did the same when adopting pants.

@Jack; Hairy legs is a question about aesthetics, wearing pantyhose or stockings is about elegance and comfort. I believe that pantyhose can be very elegant but at the same time not comfortable, see temperature or weather conditions. It can be opposite as well, and pantyhose are not related only to wearing skirted garments and also not only for women.

David: I do not think that Taliban have anything to do with covering faces for women, it is the Islamic culture. It is correct that in America people have the right to wear whatever they want, but it does not say anything about a specific culture.


Mike 6 years ago

The last 5 years I got hooked on wearing pantyhose/stockings with shorts and ofcourse my legs are shaved.I first started out with nude shades of stockings,now have worn beige and tan.No one ever seems to notice.This summer I plan on wearing skirts.I will start with a top that does down within inches of the skirt so its not too noticable.Hopefully I will get bolder as time allows.Its totally silly why society won't accept skirts for men,but intime they will.I just know it.


alan 6 years ago

i wore a mini skirt to a party , wish i had done so many years ago , girls asked me about my knickers saying `well you are right to wear frilly knicks under a skirt cos now you know how nice you can dress` its so much fun ,so free


David 5 years ago

Acceptance is a generational thing. According to books and articles on the web, generation y (those born from 1977 - 1995) are generally accepting of diversity of all kinds (look at their opinion on same - sex marriage - a 2004 survey showed 53% suppport it; that figure rose to 56% in '07). As for skirts, makeup, and heels for men, that figure is probably higher because the gender of clothing is a much less sacredly - held institution than marriage is - the less sacred an institution is, the more likely someone is going to support changing it to fit in with the current times. Even the predecessors to gen y, gen x (born 1965 - 1976) are more open - minded to skirts for men than the Baby Boomers and especially those that came before them (the Silent Generation) - only a minority of those generations support same - sex marriage, so it is probably similar with men's fashion freedom. Having said that, generation z (1996 - 2010) will be even more supportive of these issues than gen y. Of course, I won't generalize - there are seniors that like skirts on men and young people that don't. Also, even 30 years from now, not everyone will like it. Finally, when skirts do become popular, ACCEPTANCE will become universal (or nearly so), but SUPPORT for it won't - there are many bigots that are too hard - heartened to change.


Linda 5 years ago

Men should just go for it it helps them both on a health aspect and comfort for the wearer


A nom 5 years ago

If retailers had more skirts for men on display then more of us men might take an interest in them rather than them being behind closed doors


mara 5 years ago

I agree, Linda. Question is why still men hesitating to try new wardrobe. Skirts looking great on guys - or you want to hear "Men looking great in skirts"? Yes, they do!


wizz 5 years ago

Happy new year to all,

Skirts are in this year.

I live in New Zealand and wear them more than 50% of my time.

There are very few comments but when they do it is positive.

HISTORY shows many men wearing frock coats high heels,

make-up long hair, the Romans had mini skirts in leather.

SO IN THIS DAY AND AGE WHAT WENT WRONG?

I think the USA is one of the problems as it comees from there with movies and sit coms putting guys in skirts down. Their culture has some kind of man in a uniform or dark suit issues.Other cultures including Japan where I lived for many years has a great fashion and freedom.

The only real problem is the lack of skirts designed for men without having to wear work man's boots to give the skirt a man look. That is all crap wear what you want .

I do.

wizz


John 5 years ago

I wore a skirt yesterday for the first time and wow the wind was mild and It made me feel calm and relaxed I felt free if skirts are to be pushed more back to us men sell them in places we have to go like mataland asda tesco etc this would soon promote interest or as a natural relief for stress


Ross 5 years ago

Another kiwi here. I frequently wear a sarong, and it is very noticeable how many guys are wearing sarongs in New Zealand this summer. It is no longer restricted to the polynesian community, where the concept problably originated. Nobody sees it as odd or really cares!

They are the coolest thing to wearon hot days.


WIZZ 5 years ago

Hy for all the people going on about tights/ panty hose first it is all the same stuff tight around the legs.

Stops you getting tired. BUT NOW THE BIGGEST THING.

SUPERMAN would not be able to fly or do the things he can do.The same goes for Peter Pan, Robin Hood and Spiderman. SO GET YER TIGHTS ON IF YOU WANT.

Wearing a skirt is best without tights it kills the feeling of freedom.

I wear a plain brown streach canvas A line skirt everwhere, large belt with a leather smallish bag attached for personal stuff, ie money and cell phone.

keep up the good work.stuff what women thing about men in skirts.

WIZZ


Skirtman 5 years ago

My favourite skirt is my mid-thigh black denim which I wear with black opaque tights, military style boots and a hoodie. I'm a 40 year old bloke and I've just been for a meal on valentine's night in that outfit in the City of London. I go out quite often in a skirt and opaque tights, I don't try to pass myself as a female, I'm a bloke in a skirt. It's surprising how many people don't take any notice, of those that do women tend to make eye contact and smile fellas just gawp and do a double take. It's the same in pubs and restaurants, women just get on with it, men stare. I've only had one guy hassle me, he was drunk. They're just clothes. I've been wearing skirts and tights since I was 8, I tried the dress/stockings/heels/make up thing in my teens - it wasn't for me!


Julie 5 years ago

Good for you it's about time someone has


wizz 5 years ago

I am 64 so have had a long history of skirt wearing.

I differ from most as I do not take adverse comments from any one.I try to make them look silly as pulling out history ,comfort or their hidden agenda.Most people who say bad stuff have a hidden problem and feel threatened in some way.If physical action is required then that too 4th dan black belt helps.

As for Women their agenda is different again as they think I may grab their skirt or dress and look better than them in it.

life is a big joke and you are here a short time so just get on with it.

wizz


Jack 5 years ago

My wife introduced me to skirts a year ago and I have to agree with all the comments in favour for skirts it has help in all aspects of life with out her advice to try I would still be narrow minded towards my own sex wearing what is natural and soothing


TERRI-USA 5 years ago

Hi, I just wanted to say, men have every right to wear skirts. It is not a new idea, in fact that is how men dresses for many centries. Women could wear pants then men can werar skirts it is that simple. Men not wearing skirts because they afaraid of what someone will say to them is living beneath their privaledges.


mysay 5 years ago

as a guy im thinking of wearing a skirt for the coming summer and have seen some masculine looking cargo skirts which look very similar to my shorts only without the restrictive centre, if i find i like them itl defo be only a seasonal summer thing for me though as a preference. there should be an open market for guys skirts, especially when we have a govt in the uk that brags of freedom and equality - they must be living in lala land along with the bigots (who say they're democratic) who codemn males and females who want fashion equality for men.


Don  5 years ago

I would like to be able to go into any store and buy a a skirt that was designed for men. Skirts are very comfortable and it has nothing to do with ones sexuality. The designers should flood the stores with skirts for men and well, we men should be man enough to start wearing them.


Caesar62 5 years ago

It's great to see that more and more men are wearing skirts. I'm man enough! and I wear mini skirts as often as I can. They are extremely comfortable and look really sexy if you've got the legs, and I don't wear tights as I prefer the look of my bare legs! Denim minis would be my favorite and would account for most of my skirt wardrobe. It's time to end the stereotype of the skirt being only women's clothing - though if you really want to argue it, then I'd say look at history - the romans for example (amongst many others) wore them! And I'm going to continue the trend!


DaveH 5 years ago

I started wearing skirts afew years ago after painfull groin surgery. Very comfortable and eased some of the pain so I have worn skirts around the house ever since. Recently I went hiking in a skirt expecting silly comments or bigotry but nobody bothered. Still haven't the nerve to go shopping or down the pub.

Driving and walking in a skirt made for men was very comfy. highly recommended!


n0heq 5 years ago

Wearing skirts around the house does nothing to further gender equality. Cowardly? A skirt in one of the myriad of female sizes will fit any male unless you are an alien from outer space. Remember that women did not wait until pants were sold in the women's department before they started wearing pants. Their methodology worked as history indicates. Men who are sitting on their asses waiting for skirts in the men's department are wasting their time since the retailers know that men are not wearing skirts. Why sell something that men are not wearing. Is there a reason that men have to be stupid when compared to women? The women got it right. The men may have it right; however, it is very likely that hell will have frozen over before that happens.


Lyn 5 years ago

I think that men should experiment a bit more with clothing as a lot of womens clothing seem to be getting more manly anyway


A m 5 years ago

Why are mens skirts expensive if they were the same price as womens it would also encourage men to try


Roo 5 years ago

I have worn a woman's skirt in public several times & maniy times in private. I have had only one problem when a man objected to the skirts I wore. I left quickly, but otherwise it had been support all the way (except from the wife).

Relatives & friends don't know & I don't wear it anywhere that I expect to be seen by someone I know as I feel this might prejudice any future employment or family life.

I love wearing skirts & other lingerie as it is far more comfortable than the sweaty stuff men have to put up with, generally. I love being a man, too & want both good sides of the coin. I think I could, too if the wife was more supportive.


5 years ago

I Agee with the above comment it's a shame that there is not a place were men can wear a skirt with out prejudice


Blake 5 years ago

I live in the Seattle area.Im in my 40's and straight,Not that it anything to do with this subject here.I have a nice black and red plaid pleated skirt that is so comfortable to wear.One warm sunny day i went to the store,and wore my mini skirt.Its actually about 12 inches long or so,give or take.There were 2 guy's,in their mid 20's standing right beside me at the check out.I never got one snicker,point or a laugh as to why i was wearing a skirt.And there were other men and women there also of different ages that saw me.A skirt is such a freedom and a liberated feeling.I feel totally comfortable in a skirt and i carry myself as if i was in jeans.For those that didn't know this,but back when PANTS wear first made,if a female was seen wearing pants she could be sent to jail,And women didn't start wearing pants til about 100yrs ago or less.I see no reason why a guy cant wear a skirt.I have shorts that are the same length as my skirts.So what is the difference if i wear a garment sewn for legs and one that is not ? SAME LENGTH !Women can wear guy clothes and people say "awe,isn't she cute"but if a guy wears women clothes they say "YOU GAY" or "TAKE THAT OFF,THAT'S FOR GIRLS" what a hypocritical logic is that..So if women want to be treated EQUAL to men,then men can do and wear what women wear and do,so, using that logic of reasoning...RIGHT ? Men need their liberation...MENS LIB !! I love wearing a skirt and will do so,weather providing...


Alsachti 5 years ago

I'm from Strasbourg, in France, and I wear skirts (mainly kilts, but also modern masculine skirts).

In France, the non-profit organization HEJ promotes the wearing of skirts for men. They have drawn the attention of french and international media (www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2008/aug/04/fashion.gender).

If you want to find ideas or advices for promoting the skirt, or if you have ideas to share or proposals to make, do not hesitate to contact them (asso.i-hej.com).


Ryan 5 years ago

I am a male and I wear skirts more than pants. There is no logical reason why guys should wear a skirt in a masculine way. People forget that it was only 60 years ok that is was taboo for a woman to wear pants, it was considered socially unacceptable. They thought women would look like men and stop being feminine. Women start wearing men’s pants and then it soon become fashionable and socially acceptable. Now women have adopted every aspect of men’s clothing and it’s considered normal. Why then do we still put restriction on men, why can a man not wear a skirt in a masculine way like a women wears pants in a feminine ways.

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. Attitudes towards men’s fashion is extremely sexist and restrictive. Men deserve the right to have the choice to be comfortable. An unbifurcated garment is far more comfortable than wearing pants 24/7 and it is far better for a men’s health. Pants as we know it have only been around for 200 years. Men have worn skirted and dress like garments for centuries, not only this but outside of the west a skirt is worn by men in most cultures and considered a men’s garment and not at all feminine. Function should have nothing to do with gender rather only style. It’s time we have another change in fashion, enough of trouser tyranny, bring back the skirt as an option for men’s clothing. It’s not about feminising men, or blurring gender lines, it about men wearing a skirt in a manly way.

ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY, BUT IT WAS BUILT BY MEN IN SKIRTS!!!


Ryan 5 years ago

CORRECTION - There is no logical reason why guys should NOT wear a skirt in a masculine way....TYPO:)


Mark 5 years ago

I live in great Yarmouth England and would like to see aman walking up and down the seafront and town in a skirt it's a shame there are not Places were men cam spend a few hours in freedom


joe 5 years ago

when do i shave my leges


Ryan 5 years ago

Attitudes towards men’s fashion are extremely sexist and restrictive. Women can wear whatever they like, they have unlimited options depending on how they feel, they no longer have any restrictions. So why do we put these restrictions on men, why is our fashion so restrictive. Why are men told, "Women can wear whatever they like, but men must stick to pants and short", that’s sexist, that a double standard. If men started to say that women must wear skirts and dress only then we would be shot down as sexist, bigoted and controlling, so then, where is the equality. If a woman can wear pants in a feminine way then men can wear a skirt in a masculine way!

Men need to start doing what women did and that is to just start wearing the skirt as MEN, and just like women’s fashion it will become acceptable and fashionable. I am sick and tired of fashion and society telling me that I have no options as a man, so...I will make my own fashion. I will not be told that I cannot have the option of the skirt when I get dressed in the morning. I will shop for skirts and I will wear the skirt in a manly way.


Joshua 5 years ago

Can someone please tell me where i can purchase a skirt designed for MEN? I only know of the H&M line but have been unable to find them either.


Ryan 5 years ago

Hi Joshua, There are a few places you can buy men's skirts. In the US you have utilikilt and Amerikilt, to name just a few. In the UK there is Midas clothing, http://www.midasclothing.com/pages/. There are also french designers like http://jeanguyetco.free.fr/index.php?Hiatus_les-ju... and other designers like AMOK that do men's skirts. There are more but this is a start. Also there is a forum call skirtcafe which is a great place to get more information about men's skirts


Scott 5 years ago

I wear Skirts all the time at home and often to festivals. I got tired of peoples insecurities making me feel like a weirdo from another planet so I stopped wearing them as a casual dress item in public.

I'm always on the look out for a good man skirt. Kilts are cool but I'd like to find some other options. Thai Skirts are fantastic.

I like Ryans comment about Rome above.


rick 5 years ago

i wear skirts at home all the time have worn them out on a few ocations i love em nice and cool in the summer


Ryan 5 years ago

Hey Scott,

Don't let peoples insecurities stop you from being comfortable and free. The more us guys wear skirts in public the more it will become fashionable, trendy and acceptable just like women in pants. If women gave up just before they won their battle they would still be in dresses. Be incouraged Scott, things are changing quickly and skirt are here to stay for men. You are not alone, there are thousands of guys that are starting to go public. The truth is that people really don't care or they are actually for men's skirts. It a sign of manliness to wear a skirt with boldness. We are with you mate!


david 5 years ago

Kilts, Kilts, Kilts, everyday all day!


Blake 5 years ago

For me,wearing a skirt is as about normal as brushing my teeth,i don't give it much thought.I wish this site was able to let us post a pic of the kind of skirts we as individual guys like to wear..........


Lytche 5 years ago

Hi everyone

Seeing this post I decided to 'man up' and ask the question.

I am a genderqueer, biologically male, who has to suppress my every desires to look/be androgynous/beyond gender as I really am because I live in a way too conservative country (which is Poland) Since I am not psychically strong I can't really wear what I want, because I get beaten up, but i really want to wear skirts/make-up too.

Hence here comes my question:

I want to move out to a different country after I get my M.A degree (which will happen next year in September) and I want to ask for suggestions as to where should I move?

What city/country would I find a place for myself, where I could wear what I want without constantly fearing for my life?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer either here or to lytche at gmail dot com.

Thanks


Patagoniakid 5 years ago

Being an older guy who just discovered skirts (due to a bet) I could not believe the practical side of wearing them for guys! I feel cheated because so many years has passed not knowing the feeling of no "binding crotch seams"! Clearly skirts are better suited for the male anatomy than for the female. It is a sensation no female will ever understand and sadly guys won't either unless they open their minds and loose their homophobia.

For women to achieve equality they should promote skirts for men to help level the playing field. If nothing else it is a good test to see if your guy suffers from homophobia! The "nay saying" guys, while fun at first, will become a problem for women with their controlling red neck, homophobic attitudes later in a relationship yet a guy willing to try a short skirt instead of shorts on a hot day is a guy "secure in his sexuality." This is a good test! Watch out... a real guy who discovers the freedom a short skirt provides will not likely give it up! He will be hooked!

Skirts like pants are not "gender specific" like a bra thus are largely unisex! Anyone can wear them but of course there are styles better suited for men and women. Ever notice how women in pants still look like women yet a guy in a skirt will be accused of "cross dressing" or worse yet it is IMPOSSIBLE for women to "cross dress" because they already wear everything from the mans side of the wardrobe. The word should be banned as sexist.

Seems like people have forgotten skirts were first used by men and men have worn them for thousands of years until the "Puritanical Victorian Era" which men have been unable to shake off yet in 70% of the world today skirts ARE an option for men to wear. It is just the western world that has a phobia about it.

Leading fashion designers ARE trying to put men into skirts and several have said all clothing is basically unisex except for the bra. That concept is likely a long time away but skirts are practical and can be worn now. A company in Seattle Washington sells several million dollars worth of "Kilts" each year to men but be advised a Kilt IS a SKIRT by definition so guys call it what it is... a skirt! A kilt is just a particular kind of skirt that is usually tartan, hot, heavy and expensive and not necessary when there are thousands of styles for women and some look great on men. See these guys in Skirts and note that after seeing so many the guys look "normal" or like any other guy. All these guys still look like guys: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/2206467... NOTE: A guy in a skirt still looks like a guy just as women in pants still look like women! We are not talking about cross dressing trying to look like a women... just a guy wearing a skirt instead of shorts or pants. A mini skirt sounds too short for the guys BUT IT ISN'T... Note a standard mini skirt sold in family department stores is about 12" long (on an average) and that is the SAME length as mens gym shorts! A "micro mini" at an average of 10" long is the same length as some mens running shorts so "mini" doesn't mean TOO short for anyone! Just wear undies because you will have the same issues as women with an inadvertent flash now and then but if covered so what!

I have discovered most (not all) women find a guy in a skirt "intriguing" so it is a win win for the guys! Guys just don't know it however there are also insecure women and there are those women who are selfish and want it all for themselves! Imagine if men were like that... women would not be wearing pants today.

Gays don't wear skirts so I have no idea why so many men are "afraid" to try on a skirt. Many somehow think a skirt will make them gay! Guys if you want to look like a woman today put on some pants!

The best looking and most practical skirts for guys (in my opinion) are "Cargo Skirts". These tend to have many pockets, plain (non girly), belt loops, and made with tough materials. See www.ebay.com/ and search for "cargo skirt" and see near 1,500 and some of them are perfect for the guys (camo, twill, stretch, etc. all favorable). Guys try one on instead of shorts and see what you have been missing. Better yet: Women... get one of these cargo skirts for your guy and see what happens! You both will be surprised with the positive outcome and help start a trend out of mens boring boring wardrobe and additionally liberate yourselves with more equality to men!


Ryan 5 years ago

Great post Patagoniakid, I agree with what you say. I often wear skirts in public, I wear hiking/cargo skirts and they look like shorts. Like all the guys here in Australia they wear shorts and t-shirt, I wear a skirt and t-shirt and it look masculine and not different from shorts, yet it feels so much more comfortable and free. I have NEVER had any problem wearing a skirt even in the busiest places. Most people don’t notice and if they do they are completely accepting. Men can look masculine in skirts and if you wear the right skirt no one will see it as odd. Skirts are the most comfortable and healthiest skirt for a man to wear and there is no reason why men cannot have a masculine option in skirts. It’s time that men have the same freedom and options in fashion as women but in a masculine style; if women can wear pants in a feminie way then guys can wear skirts in a masculine way. Society got rid of this silly taboo and prejudices for women 50 years ago, now it is time that it does the same for men


David 5 years ago

"I have discovered most (not all) women find a guy in a skirt "intriguing""...

Patagoniakid, it's good that you say "most," but what I'm worried about is if you mean just a very bare majority. Also, I'm 31. What I've always wanted to know is approximately what percentage of women my age support the idea of men in skirts (I hope at least two - thirds). Finally, how would you compare women 10 years younger than me vs. women in their 60s and older?


wizz 5 years ago

Hi all from down under again.

To change the world is not easy but if it is going to happen then it is a cultural change, this will only happen when the TV or main stream publications show men of fame wearing skirts not kilts heavy wool things

New Zealand has link with a polynesian and Scotish, culture so wearing of skirts is not so far removed from the cultures.

The main people against skirt wearing are the girl friends because it embarasses them through their friends, so the pressure is on from the second liners the same with guy friends their mates give pressure to your friend being seen with a guy in a skirt.

There needs to be the change in this area.

Also a maunfacture NOT a kilt maker is another change in offering a MAN'S Skirt.

This is the real direction not asking why,

We take action to the problem, writing comments to 90% on here who all are in agreement will not move forward. YES WE ALL AGREE AND WEAR THEM HERE we need to change the minds of the people who are not on here so get out there

WIZZ in New Zealand


WIZZ 5 years ago

To answer David's question it is easy.

The younger say under 40 are boaring BUT more accepting of new or different.Dating but cell phone or E mail stuff. This also depends on where you live as a cultural thing. It appears the USA and Canada are not into men in skirts where places like Japan, Europe New Zealand maybe Australia too, are more with it in this area.

Women over 50 some are for you but at most do not like a man in a skirt. Firstly it embarasses their friend so effects them. Also men in suits (men in black) where then norm for that generation so they are STUCK in the past also the War generation the same but they like a man in a uniform.


attire 5 years ago

It all depends whether you are trying to shock people, make a statement, feel sensual, practicality or for a combination of the above. I have worn a great variety of clothing over the years and found that the eyebrows of the public are only raised for a short time. In many countries of the world a man in a skirt, particularly a long one, wont rate a 2nd glance. The people don't know where you're from and guess it's probably normal in your country. Most of the reaction is your own, created in your own mind.

Put on a skirt and walk out on the street and act as if it's perfectly normal and think in your own mind that it's perfectly normal, don't imagine that everyone is gapeing at you and KNOW that if anyone is, then they're the one with a problem. What the fuck has it got to do with them anyway??

I always wear what I wear for comfort and practicality but like to employ some really beautiful colours that you just don't get in men's conservative clothing. Purples, greens, orange and reds.

Recently, travelling by car in a country where it was quite cool, I bought a long, deep green, velvet skirt to wear on a daily basis, for the reason that it was necessary to wear tights under outer garments when outside to keep warm, but when in the vehicle I got overheated. It's difficult to get your trousers off sitting in a car seat. With the skirt I was warm outside and when I started to overheat in the car just hitched it up to my lap. Filling the car at service stations caused the attendants to momentarily to look me up and down but that was it. Do you think it is more weird than having piercings all over your face or through your tongue?

Wearing Jellabias or kaftans is so comfortable and you can please yourself whether you wear anything underneath or not. YOUR mind is what stops you from doing things, not other peoples.

I generally work at home in a work shirt, strong nylon stretch tights and a knee length tensile skirt. This gives me maximum freedom of movement which, for me, is the most important aspect of skirts and tights.

All my tights are modified by making a hole for my dangly bits to be outside. Otherwise it defeats the freedom and practicality. Naturally, you have to be careful to stay modest, but the scots managed and I have noticed that the occassional glimpse of pink can speed up the heart rate of the opposite sex!!!

I think most blokes don't have the guts to try it.


Anom 5 years ago

My wants me to try a swimsuit next


wizz 5 years ago

Hi I agree with 90% of your points on (attire)'s comments

Perhase all in the mind but I have been at this about 30 years and I am not about drag/fetish

This is about Roman warrior or astrong look for a man and that includes colours.I can say new zealand is a country with only one colour BLACK terrible power dressing or whatever, colour represents mood and that to me is death.

So great for the colours not sure about the tights with holes cut in them though tights yes but holes?

wizz


Terry 5 years ago

Does anyone know wear a man can wear a skirt on holiday in the uk and I don't mean Scotland


wizz 5 years ago

MATE WEAR IT ANYWHERE YOU LIKE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

What is wrong with you lot, you don't need a place or someone's permission.

History I know the Romans asked before going off to be killed if it was ok to wear a leather mini skirt.lol

wizz


Ryan 5 years ago

If women no longer have any restrictions in the garments they can wear, WHY SHOULD US MEN!!! If they can wear garments in the feminine, WE CAN WEAR THEM IN THE MASCULINE!!! Why do we think this rule only applies to women and not to men? The truth is MEN HAVE JUST AS MUCH RIGHT TO WEAR SKIRTED GARMENTS AS WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR PANTS! Women are free to wear pants today because they ignored societies prejudice and just wore them.....GUYS, WE CAN ALSO IGNORE PREJUDICE AND WEAR SKIRTS! PREJUDICE IS NOT LAW! IT’S IGNORANCE! AND WE DON’T NEED TO FOLLOW IT!


wizz 5 years ago

Right on Ryan 100%


Ryan 5 years ago

Objections towards men wearing skirts are nothing but sexist and a double standard. Women advocated for their right to have pants as a part of women’s clothing; they said that it was OPRESSION to be forced into skirt and dresses only. They said that it was sexist and discrimination that simply because of their gender, they could not wear pants....Starting to sound familiar!!! If you said to any women today that she couldn’t wear pants because she is a woman she would fire up and accuse you of being sexist and a chauvinist. Yet women (and men) think that its acceptable to show this SAME sexist attitude towards men when it comes to wearing skirts! They demand their rights to wear what they please yet believe that us men are NOT entitled to the same rights, and that we should be forced to wear only pants and shorts!....sounds like hypocrisy to me! Where’s the logic and justice in saying that women deserve their rights but men do not deserve same equal rights, simply because we are men! If I understand correctly this is exactly what women fought against but sadly many are now trying to enforce this same discrimination on men. It’s time we end this double standard towards men. There cannot be one standard for women and one for men...that discrimination!!!! Women showed the world that there is no gender associated with clothing types. They took the most masculine garment and made it feminine. What separates men and women’s clothing is not function (bifurcated or unbifurcated) rather style (colour, frills, patterns, lace etc.) Let us not forget, that only 60 years ago the shoe was on the other foot and women were the ones that suffered the prejudices, discrimination and sexism for wanting to wear pants. It was scandalous for women to wear pants and the masses strongly opposed women who went against social normal. Women were the ones who were called cross dressers, weird, freaks and even in some cases arrested and or sent to psychiatrist for wearing pants. We look back on this and see how absurd it was that women could not wear pants yet we fail to see that we judge men today with these same old fashion sexism for wearing skirts. We view women with a modern attitude but revert back to old fashion discrimination when its concerning men. IF WOMEN CAN WEAR PANTS IN A FEMININE WAY, THEN THERE IS NO REASON WHY MEN CANNOT HAVE A MASCULINE OPTION IN SKIRTS.

It don’t say this to speak against any women or their rights, in fact, I stand by women and their rights for equality and expect the same respect and equality in return with the same measure! Moreover, men need to stand together because men are just as bad. Every time a man tries to put down another man for their choice in clothing they are reinforcing social prejudices against ALL men, they are digging a fashion grave for themselves. These kinds of men are TRAITORS to men! And they contribute to the oppression on ALL men, including themselves....Kind of stupid isn’t it! The only way for there to be a change is for men to TAKE BACK skirts and wear them boldly and demand our equality!


Mara 5 years ago

Very well explained, Ryan. I would love to hear more men talking like you because it means thinking this way? Maybe one little correction on the word "cross dresser" because this means actually dresse cross in color and was used for women only in past. But men used it in late Victorian time for dressing of cloth from other gender (not sexes), it was gender specific used. Later it became a negative touch through men, not women.

I already saw some men in skirts and they looked fabolous in it. Men just have one thing to do: be a man and wear what they like in manly manner. Don't copy women because women have their own style to wear whatever they like and that is not restricted to any kind of clothes. Same men have to do.


Ryan 5 years ago

Thanks Mara, I have read your comments on other blogs and agree with you. I have a facebook account called Men's Skirts (under personal). Please do send me a friend request and I will add you. I would love to talk more with you. Please introduce yourself so that I know its you. Also for anyone else that wants to join please do.


wizz 5 years ago

Could not have said it better Ryan you have it solved.

Me I am wearing my skirts and more and more people are commenting on how nice so we are winning.

I wear a brown canvas streach A line with leather hip bag off a belt, sox and sandels works well.


Herby 5 years ago

I like your comments. We are facing a new time frame and that includes men wearing skirts, no doubts. I wore skirts 15 years ago (means I am an old-timer) and I did not stop it. People today more open minded than in the 90s which means it is on a good way. Just go on and do it, don't ask pele what they are thinking about because if you want to listen to all answers you never begin your own way to go ... Of course to dress.


The Patriot 5 years ago

What is the matter with so many Americans who oppose the idea of men wearing skirts? Haven't they heard of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, which gives everyone freedom of expression? Such traitors! We need to teach Americans the Constitution in much greater detail, then maybe they will understand that freedom of expression includes the right of men and women to wear whatever they want.


Mara 5 years ago

Ryan, I 'll come back to you soon, right now I'm under time pressure.


Ben 5 years ago

all the best in keeping this hub alive, i am pleased with its longevity. We as men should have the right to wear whatever we want. Graet work! Great stuff!


Michael 5 years ago

Ben, there are nowhere restrictions that men can't wear what they want. It's just

in our head. And I for myself don't care what other people might think because my comfort is it worth that I dress what I like. I have enough confidence to go in my skirts anywhere I like and I don't know how does it work: everybody likes it. Never a bad word, just lots of compliments. End of the story.


John 5 years ago

Thanks to a very helpful hub, i bought a skirt yesterday at miladys. It looks great and i am going to be wearing it in the summer. it is so hot and the skirt will cool me down. Thank you again.


Breanna 5 years ago

Guys don't worry. If u wear a skirt as a male you'll look manly as far you don't change your behavior and habit. Most of the clothes have no gender. We make that in our heads. Just go on with your skirt movement.


True Patriot 5 years ago

"Sad thing is if a guy wears a skirt wheter its long short black or soft pink there will be someone (probably a parent) that will go call the cops and try to get the person arrested and/or put on some sort or predator list due to paranoia."

The parents should be charged with SLANDER!!


ed 5 years ago

well i'm a straight male and never wore a skirt or kilt. i do sometimes wear girls low cut jeans. i have several different pair. the lower the more i like it. two pair have an one inch zipper. and yes i've had females compliment me. i wore them with a dress shirt and a sport jacket.


ed 5 years ago

to patriot, the 1st amendment does not say freedom of expression. i do not know where or how that idea got started. it does grant freedom of speech. what you wear is not speech. i do have a question and honestly i'm not making fun of anyone. if a guy wears a skirt mostly a short skirt does he shave his legs first? some guys have hairy legs and that would be unsightly.


Ryan 5 years ago

Hi Ed, The best look for a guy when wearing a skirt is around knee length, about the same length as shorts, which is the same length as a kilt. When a guy wears shorts he doesn’t shave his legs and most people think guys with hairy legs look better. The same rule goes for a guy wearing a skirt at the same length as shorts; it looks good and masculine. Short skirts on the other hand may be another matter. I personal will never wear a short skirt as short is often is associated with femininity in society, and when trying to masculinise the skirt then length is important. So to answer your question, a guy wearing a kilt or a skirt around knee length actually looks masculine, not unsightly.


Inga 5 years ago

I have been looking to see if any place can make the single pleat netball skirt with velcro and slider clip on the other side to regular netball skirts and also have it 10cm longer too but have not been able to find a place that can do it cause I think my dad would look good with the rest of the team that are in skirts but that is only my point of view but skirts in general should not matter length or style or shape everyone should wear what ever they feel comfortable in no matter if its a netball skirt,dress ladies 1 piece swimming costume. Not to meany years ago women started to wear pants and after a while it just became the norm so what can't guys just wear female clothes and all be unisex I will be quiet now just wonder if anyone agrees with me


Girlindaytona 5 years ago

It's true. Men really are repressed. While no law forbids a.man wearing a skirt, there is tremendous pressure from society to make doing so difficult. The difference between pants and a skirt is the number of leg holes. That's all. I like seeing men's legs. They are more muscular and sexy than ousr yet some women oppose a man wearing a skirt. I recently came across a thread about crop length pants for men and the women were strongly opposed to them. Why? These are people who simply oppose any change. If men wore them a few times they'd realize they are comfortable. They'd have to learn to sit with their legs closed though. LOL. Hers how to start a fashion trend. Have a national day where men wear a skirt in support of breast cancer survivors and research. Then push " beach wraps" for men. Soon men would become used to seeing them and the fashion would catch on. Just don't show up in heels and lipstick. That brings up a good point. I HATE to see a man in a Utilikilt wearing boots. It is an attenpt to look macho but it doesn't look good. So what shoes should a guy in a skirt wear? Loafers? Deck shoes? How about a sandal with a low heel to show off the muscular legs!


summer luvn 4 years ago

That's because decency laws have basically been changed to "if it somehow offends anyone" and as we all know, every little thing offends someone anymore.


Ryan 4 years ago

Dk, a simple correction. Skirts were actually mens garments and in many countries today still are mens garments. It is NOT about men wearing “feminine” skirts, rather it IS about men RECLAIMING masculine skirted garments, which have always been a men’s garment, worn by men throughout every era of history and still today in many countries. Whether it is the traditional kilt or modern kilt or modern day men’s skirts, MEN are RECLAIMING this garment that was always theirs!


guesy 4 years ago

I occasionally wear a woman's skirt, more frequently women's jeans or shoes. I don't see the big deal.


Andy 4 years ago

But there's still no option for us guys that wear a skirt most of or all the time


Skirt lover 4 years ago

They are the best to wear. I believe that most men don't wear skirts because of insecurity. Be man enough to wear one!


dave 4 years ago

Hi there i would like to ask why do the english call kilts skirts i wear the kilt allday and for men wearing skirts its up to everybody what they wear like trousers for men and skirts for ladies if ladies wear the trousers why can men not be left alone they guy dont laugh when ladies wear the trousers so why laugh when men wear the skirts i was told long as your privates are covered there is no problems


lightinventor 4 years ago from Chicago, il

I did go out the other day in the city with a knee length denim mini skirt and wedge heel boots and found little or no response it was an experience that was freeing and interesting.


lightinventor 4 years ago from Chicago, il

I went back out with a denim above the knee mini skirt and black tights with 5 inch platform heels and did not venture far from were i parked, did not run many people but no real reaction. but now looking to venture into a more public place in chicago but because i am new to opening up like this i am looking for clubs in chicago to go to. I do have above the knee denim, mini denim, and a black mini tennis style, along with 5 inch wedge boots and 5 inch stilletos both have at least platforms. This was my second time out recently first was a week ago with the wedge boots. now looking for venues to go more public in chicago.


WIZZ 4 years ago

You guys are all on different levels some are a man in a skirt others want to look like a girl also different countries the rules are different for each person.

The main thing with this is a man should try to look like a man in a skirt flared or straight short or long.

Wearing commando boots as one commented in a skirt is not a good look and high heels are for girls then if you body looks good in it go for it ,it is about the over all look

if you llok like crap then people will say stuff

The South Pacific is a good place to ewar skirt for men as it has a culture of that to start with.

Over all history has had men in skirts and they are comfortable so just get on with it.Life is too short to worry about others thoughts and they usually have a hidden agenda that's why they say stuff, most if not all of them are loosers anyway.

I have worn skirts for many years not one person has ever tried to confront me head on.

I am forM NZ but have traveled the world wearing what I like and that holds true for the rest of the world too.

Including Asia, Europe,Pacific basin,Only it seems Canada and the USA have this problem.

Also A SKIRT AND A KILT ARE THE SAME THING get over it.

look it up,you see the same body parts or knickers if you wear them

WIZZ


handyman 4 years ago

Its about time that skirts dresses were in mainstream shops for boys /men, and made a fashion status to show that they will look great in them, and get rid of only pants as mens boys wear, don't you think more boys would wear skirts dresses kilts if seen as the fashion to be wearing one. what do you think.


John 4 years ago

I am a man living in the USA and I frequently wear skirts out in public. I usually wear pantyhose or tights with my skirts except on real hot days. I always wear a nice woman's top and either wear flats or heels. I make no attempt to pass as a woman. I do have very long hair and have my ears pierced twice and often wear large hoop or dangle earrings, even in male attire. I have a lot of fun going out dressed enfemme with virtually no problems at all. It's not as hard as many people think it would be. I do get some strange looks and chuckles, especially when I'm fully dressed in a nice pencil skirt with a real pretty top, panyhose and a pair of four or five inch heels. I've had a lot of nice comments, mostly from women that I rarely receive when dressed in male attire.


whatsthebigdeal 4 years ago

Gender fashion is tyranny. Skirts for men are comfortable, practical and have a historical context. Most women only wear them once in a blue moon, out of preference (as is their inalienable right..), so why shouldn't men adpot them by default, before skirts (and men for that matter..) become extinct? I accept that many blokes wouldn't look aesthetically pleasing in a skirt, but do women in leggings really look good?

I would certainly wear them if it ever became socially acceptable, but there is so much prejudice, bigotry and ridicule out there that it won't happen in my lifetime. same with silky underwear underneath which is so relaxing and stress busting.

Anyway I await the inevitable responses, suggesting that I am an old perv, or "gay", whatever...yawn...


lightinventor 4 years ago from Chicago, il

I found in chicago I do not commonly see it but as a have worn a skirt tight and heels to a bar in the city I found littlr or no negative, much is how you carry your self.


David 4 years ago

I'm in favor of men wearing skirts, but a few things concern me. First, when men adopt skirts, will WOMEN start groping, raping, and "upskirting" the MEN? Second, I've read articles in magazines and the internet suggesting that in 1 or 2 decades, gender roles will be reversed, rather than blurred. Will this happen, and if so, will women FORCE men to wear skirts, heels, makeup, etc.? Can anyone tell me whether or not my fears are just in my head?


Anom 4 years ago

I think men should go back to wearing skirts clothing manufactures and retailers should read this hub


4 years ago

I think all men should go for it I have found that womens clothing is more practical for men for example leotards help keep u warm supports your back and feel comfey and tights keep you warm


wizz 235 4 years ago

Yes we all agree,so lets just DO IT


johan 4 years ago

i have used kilt´s and long skirts for several years and it works fine, the longer ones is of goth model.


Mara 4 years ago

Bom dia, skirts are not women's garment at all. More men around the world wearing skirted garment on daily base than women, and if you wou

D check history you would see than women adopted the skirts from men in 17th century. Women wore dresses only until then.

And today it isn't a new thing, men try to get back to their most comfortable garment since late 60's. It is the right for everybody to wear what they like and feel comfortable in.


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

I have never seen a man in a skirt except in the media.


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

"ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY, BUT IT WAS BUILT BY MEN IN SKIRTS!!!"

Then, move to Rome! Just teasing.

Wear what you want to wear. Maybe this freedom will help straight women differentiate between straight men and MSN or "down lows." Men have a right to their choices and so do women. I just do not want my husband to wear a skirt! It won't be long before men start expressing their desire to wear bras, or are they doing it already?

Truthfully, the changes I see in men are a little too much for me to digest. Gays want men. MSN's or down lows want women and men, and most keep women in the dark. Metrosexuals are growing and some women do not quite know where they are coming from. What in the world is left, a few straight-straight men? And too many of them cheat! Now, watch some man get angry at me because I am calling it as I see it. I have a weakness: I do not sprinkle sugar on my thoughts. Sorry.


summer luvn 4 years ago

That, Levertis, is the basic same attitude men had back in the day with regards to women voting, wearing pants, and going into the work force. Before starting up the whole "i want my man to be a real man" attitude (which is your right) perhaps you should ask yourself 'does anything im saying sound like what men would be saying against women back in the day'? If all men demanded women stop wearing pants and switch to skirts and dresses thered be hell to pay. A lot of men prefer girly girls to tom boys but out of respect to you all we give you the right to be who you want to be. We only ask the same of you. Me wearing a skirt doesn't change me as a man. Anyone messes with my wife he's going out a window (and i'll use his head to open it).


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

summer luvn:

You said, "That, Levertis, is the basic same attitude men had back in the day with regards to women voting, wearing pants, and going into the work force."

I would have agreed with those men. At that time men married young women, as young as 13. They were not educated and mature enough to vote. they did not need to wear men's pants, and they had more work at home than any young woman should have had--milking the cows, churning the mild, dipping the butter, feding the chickens, boiling the quilts, salting fish, giving birth and raising babies, washing, baking, making clothes, scrubbing floors, canning, killing chickens, and a million other things. What nut would want to go outside the home and add another job to this? Those men were right. Some loud-mouth women had to protest and make life harder for the rest of us women. Now, we work outside the home, take care of babies, wash, iron, cook, go to our children's events, and a thousand other things. "A woman's work is never done." Tell me about it. Women just did not appreciate being treated like a lady. Now, they walk around in their pants complaining about what the men won't do. Women are not satisfied unless they have something to gripe about. What a joke!

My problems is not what real men choose to wear. If I were in a country where men commonly wore skirts, I would feel ok with it. I live where men do not wear skirts. I have never seen gay men in skirts. If men must get their fast tails in skirts, it needs to happen gradually over a period of 100 years. Regardless of how I sound, if my husband puts on a skirt, I would place a "Vacancy" sign on his side of the bed.

I understand and respect "skirt" wearing in cultures where it is customary and considered masculine, but in the Western world, it would be odd and look very feminine. Men have a right to wear what they want to wear, I suppose, but I salute those men who choose to look like men in a place where it is not a common practice for them to look feminine. Well, truthfully there seems to be a growing interest in men looking feminine. Maybe the sexes are gradually trading places?

Ok, women wear pants, but they wear women's pants, not men's. A straight masculine man would not be caught paralyzed in feminine pants. Well, I don't know! Some professed straights, metrosexuals, are wearing feminine everything, including makeup and high heels. "What's happening!"(POLTERGEIST)


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

Summer Luvn:

I noticed that I have some typos. I cannot correct them now. I hope you are able to understand what I wrote.

Mara:

You said, "And today it isn't a new thing, men try to get back to their most comfortable garment since late 60's. It is the right for everybody to wear what they like and feel comfortable in"

Who is stopping them from getting comfortable?

You are 100% right. Men wore skirts and dresses before pants were invented. During the Middle Ages, in some cultures, women and men dressed practically alike. Men wore stockings, purses, and fancy hats. In the 1700 and 1800's, other times perhaps, men wore wigs with pride, even curly, lofty wigs. Leonardo da Vinci, the world-famous painter invented high heels for men first. Men also wore pantaloons, a version of bloomers, I suppose. Some men wore corsetts, something like girdles to hold in the bulge. Well, I am defeated. Men, go on and take all of your belongings back! The only other thing left for you to do is get pregnant. I am sure you will find a way to that, too. Just give me the pleasure of witnessing the delivery.

OK. Seriously, most men do not want to wear skirts and other things that ladies wear. I know this, but those who do want to wear them act as if they need special permission from society. If you feel sure of yourself, what are you waiting for? Exercise your right. I won't like it, but I won't disrespect your choice either.


summer luvn 4 years ago

Well for all those that want a "real man" to fall in love with, im sure you'll find one someday. Same to those men who want a real woman. Theres someone out there for everyone. It just takes a little time and effort.


rYAN 4 years ago

Levertis, you are sounding very hypocritical with youR double standards and not to mention your poor grasp of history. (heels were not invented by Leonardo da Vinci, rather were first worn by middle eastern men as far back as the 9th century for horse riding). As many have stated emphatically on this site, it’s about equality. If you have a problem with your man wearing a skirt, does that mean you will accept him if he had a problem with you wearing pants? Who are you to demand your rights but not accept men having the same rights? You said seeing all these changes in men’s fashion is too much for you to digest, yet us men have been forced to digest all the changes in woman’s clothing, still to this day . What make you think that it ok to be sexist towards men (discrimination based on gender) when it’s not ok to be sexist to women. Re-read what you have written and try pay attention to your clearly obvious double standards. "Summer luvin" is right, your attitude is the same attitude that men had towards women, I am sure we would have a riot on our hands if we tried to reverse your fashion rights. If men are bigoted, sexism and old fashion for not wanting woman to pants then the same label applies to woman that don’t accept skirts for men. Women have had their fashion revolution, now it is time for men to have theirs. It is about fashion equality and this is what equality looks like. Levertis, consider us men that are forced to wear just pants and short, consider how unfair and oppressed us men are with this trouser tyranny. IF WOMAN HAVE A FEMININE OPTION IN PANTS, THEN MEN CAN HAVE A MASCULINE OPTION IN SKIRTS!!!!!


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

rYan:

The time of the first heels is controversial. Look at these links:

http://users.powernet.co.uk/wingett/History1.htm

http://www.randomhistory.com/1-50/036heels.html

Apparently, Da Vinci invented his version of heels. People wore heels during the period you gave, too.

Kilts for men are fine for those who choose them, but

no one knows exactly when they were invented.

You wrote, "Who are you to demand your rights but not accept men having the same rights?"

I did not demand rights to look like a man. I also know what I like and would never bite my tongue to say it. Don't men do the same? If men wore what I do not like, what can I do? Not one thing, but I have a right to voice my opinion, don't I? "Who are you to say," you ask. I am Levertis Steele, a person who can do that! I do not like everything you say, but what can I do? I must accept it, but not necessarily agree with it.

Yes, women fought hard for their rights when they were little more than slaves. If men had been fair from the beginning, they would have submissive women to this day, and the women would have loved their positions. Now, women are leading in everything and out of men's control. That is ok to a point, but now, you men want to wear skirts. I say NO! Get back into pants and reclaim your position as men! If the man in my house makes the mistake of wearing a skirt, he will earn a position as permanent housewife. Case closed!


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

rYan:

I did not see this error before my time expired. My error and the correction follows:

"Kilts for men are fine for those who choose them, but no one knows exactly when they were invented."

Correction:

No one knows exactly when heels were invented.


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

I think that many men are using this approach like a crutch to cross over because they do not have enough nerve to come out of the closet on their own.

Michael,

You said, "And I for myself don't care what other people might think because my comfort is it worth that I dress what I like. I have enough confidence to go in my skirts anywhere I like and I don't know how does it work: everybody likes it. Never a bad word, just lots of compliments. End of the story."

That is not the end of the story. People will compliment you to your face, "Jon, that skirt is so hot and looks great on you!" But, behind your back some will say, "Did you see that? He is a hot mess, and he thinks he is fine!" Still, some would definitely like it. Your fathers would be ashamed, and your mothers would cry themselves to sleep and talk to the ministers. Your aunts and uncles would probably try to sign you up for counseling.

OK. I will leave it alone. Enjoy your darn silly skirts. I can't stop you anyway. Not anything is surprising any more. What a world!


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

Ryan:

You wrote, "What is the matter with so many Americans who oppose the idea of men wearing skirts? Haven't they heard of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, which gives everyone freedom of expression? Such traitors! We need to teach Americans the Constitution in much greater detail, then maybe they will understand that freedom of expression includes the right of men and women to wear whatever they want."

Why do you need American's approval? If you are bold, do it!

Many of you guys are trying to convince yourselves to wear skirts, and you are afraid. I can feel it! You are trying to coerce others because you feel stronger with others going along. I remember feeling like that when I first wore a mini-skirt. Yes, men wore mini-skirts, too. Look at that picture of Henry VIII in those tacky stockings and Mom's Mabley hat. And he is standing like he is a knock-out! Well, I suppose he was fine for his day.

OK, guys, come on with your skirts, and you will find yourselves in lines begging for dates from blind grannies at the nursing homes. Then, women would begin ordering husbands by post from other lands. Sounds familiar?


Paul 4 years ago

I would like to see more positive attitudes towards male fashion including skirts. Western society is so drawn into fictitious beliefs like "if a guy wears a skirt is he gay" or "men are not allowed to wear skirts". Well I have never understood why females aren't called lesbians if they wear pants nor be told women aren't allowed to wear pants. I believe western society is sexist and needs to look at themselves about what they say, and why they say these idiotic remarks to put down males who would like to have an alternative to wearing pants. That's all just wearing an alternate piece of clothing just like women do. What is the harm in that? Besides it's not going to change their male hormones, catch gay disease from a guy wearing a skirt, cause a major catastrophe in the ozone layer or let the sky fall. Really...talk about democracy, or is it democrazy? What are the main principles of democracy? Freedom of Religion, speech and.......you guessed it! Want or choice. This western society teaches us about these freedoms but the only gender which doesn't have the total freedom are males. Females introduce ALL kinds of clothing to suit their own body, how they feel and show within themselves satisfaction. They have NO fear about what others will think, where they should go out to places as to avoid negative criticism or be threatened by their own gender. There is one gripe I have is when fashion "police" comment negatively on clothes whether on a female or male and spread through the media. As for schools there should be equality in uniform clothing. Students should be taught to be positive the same way teachers are told in Professional Development seminars about being positive in reports to parents rather than being negative. We as a society get wound up about firing at people who make their own choices rather than looking at accepting their choices whether they like it or not. Another words keep your comments to yourself. That would be the main reason males don't like wearing skirts publically because of what people will say to them. I wish that very soon the parents would teach their children positive thinking and therefore skirts would flourish amongst boys and men, the same way girls and women enjoy the choices of true democracy.

At the end of the day it's all up in the mind. Look around you and see that it's not equal...even blind freddy would see that. Why males can't unite and improve their wardrobe is beyond me. Start from the ground up...educate the children to stop the belief that a skirt is an effeminate garment. If that's the case then trousers is a masculine garment and is not allowed to be worn by women. Wouldn't that cause a stir. Women would be protesting saying "sexual discrimination" and send people to court through the Equal Opportunity Act. which incidently was created by the women's movement.

Lets get down to common sense and stop this stupid negative belief and promote skirts for either gender. Women wear pants and don't seem to feel masculine or act gay (lesbian).

A skirt is ONLY a name. Males. Try one on. The skirt won't harm you. There will be no change to you vocal reproduction. No change in you sexual organs will change either. The myth of being gay would disappear. It's only a phycological fear or phobia. Unless you try it you will never experience the freedom you will gain.


summer luvn 4 years ago

Levertis says "I think that many men are using this approach like a crutch to cross over because they do not have enough nerve to come out of the closet on their own."

Excuse me but, HUH?!?!? When did we ever say we were gay? Is that what you associate men wearing skirts with? Homophilia? Geez, i could quite easily make some assumptions based upon what your name is, or what hair style you have, or your occupation. I could do that with anyone. But that doesn't mean that just because they have a certain name that they're of a certain race, or that their occupation makes them a certain political party member, or what style garments they wear means they desire a specific gender. That's just total bull. You women want a real man...well a real man isn't what you want because a real man would slap you upside the face, screw you silly without asking for your permission, then kick you in the ass and tell you to get back in the kitchen and make supper.


Free bird 4 years ago

earlier, men would do the jobs outside the house and women were indoors. so, men had to do some ruf-n-tuf jobs and wore pants and women were indoors. so, they wore skirts. Now, women also work outdoors. so, they wear pants. Now, if men find skirts comfortable, what is wrong in wearing a skirt. So, if a man does an office-job and sits in the office whole day, there is nothing wrong in wearing a skirt. I saw the same kind of opposition when women started wearing pants. But that does not mean men will start wearing skirts in the near future. It will take much more time to accept this as a common fashion trend than it took for women to wear pants, according to me.


Free bird 4 years ago

In my country, India, men wear long skirt-type-dressing called "lungi" and once they fold the lungis and lift it above their thighs, especially on a hot and humid day, they look real hot.


Rory 4 years ago

There is no reason why a man cannot wear a skirt/kilt or whatever. A few simple suggestions.

1.Wear a skirt/kilt as a man.

2.Wear some hose/stocking with a masculine frame.

3.Suggest skirt at knee length.

A skirt/kilt is a very natural garment on a man. It is not a statement about sexuality or anything like that. All it is saying that I as a man like to wear a skirt because it is

1.Very comfortable

2.Very stylish.

3.Very masculine

I like kilts/skirts. Especially man's skirts. So there. Any man who wishes to wear a skirt ----go for it and enjoy it


JohnN 4 years ago

Well a long blogg, compliments.

I tried a skirt and it ended my marriage. Still I learned to appreciate the comfort of the skirt and as indicated elewhere, especially when driving long distances. Most of the time I wear a kneelength skirt with tights. Sitting behind my desk that is the best. As when temperature drops, the combination mentioned is as effective as trousers, maybe even better.

As to the history, it used to be men's attire, only after 1820's it became womens wear. Women wearing trousers round about 1900 were considered nutcases, same as men who wear skirts now are considered at times. The basis therefor lies in the Bible, Deut 22:5, forthcoming from Roman law and became a norm for psychiatry due to Binet and Jung after they became more religious.

As to heels, there are indication that the Egyptian priest used to wear heels as expression of the office.


Paul 3 years ago

Hi John,

Sorry to hear about your marriage ending over a piece of cloth. My wife left me not because of me wearing a skirt but because of other financial issues.

She obviously loved you for what you are NOT for who you are. Another words she loved you for you wearing pants rather than loving you. Conditional love.


Hemitom 3 years ago

Well my wife of 12 years left me for other reasons but used my in her words cross dressing. not going to get into details but she was ok with it for the most part. but when she thought it was too much she wasn't.

For years Ive enjoyed wearing tights and pantyhose under my clothes. after we got married she accepted it. then i started to wear them out under my shorts. she wasn't too happy with that but she accepted it. then after a while i tried wearing a skirt which basically looks like shorts. well she wasn't too happy with that..

she also had an issue with me wearing a Kilt that she bought me for Christmas...go figure.

Her and I had a long talk about it and she didn't want me to go out in public wearing them. my argument was its OK for her to wear a skirt but if i did its a problem....even know the skirt looks very similar to the shorts that i own. the only person that knew was her and I.

her problem was she has/had self image issues. she was afraid that others were staring at her and I.

I'm still wearing my tights and shorts..but still slowly wearing my skirts out. in time i will.


Zondragora 3 years ago

There is no such thing as female clothing, it is just a label in your head or on the packaging but nothing substancial. The reason why it exists is totally subjective.

"As to the history, it used to be men's attire, only after 1820's it became womens wear. "

Women started wearing it and men rejected it, that's all. Don't fool yourself and live for the ghosts of others. No matter how many cowards don't dare to wear a skirt and go out and about, it is not you.

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