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Mens Skirts

Updated on April 8, 2011

Mens skirts are increasingly popular in today’s fashion and I’m very glad about it. Men wearing skirts instantly get my attention and I admire their courage to do what they want and not care about public opinion. So guys please take a risk and try one of those modern mens skirts. I bet it’s a lot more comfortable than trousers and I promise you, more women like it than you think.

More and more shops are selling skirts for men. Not only online stores but also high street retailers like H&M have started to offer mens skirts. Why don’t you just go and try one on? What’s the harm? If you don’t like it, leave it. But I also suggest that you surf around on the internet for shops that might specialize in mens skirts. Chances are that they have a much bigger selection of skirts for men. Also, you can more easily compare prices and get an idea of what mens skirts typically cost.

Image from H&M's online store
Image from H&M's online store

What exactly are Mens Skirts?

They are basically very masculine looking skirts. The most common color is black but you can get other colors too of course. The material is often thicker and heavier such as denim for example. That way, mens skirts don’t flow like womens skirts but tend to hang down more like a heavy curtain. Twirling is also not really going to work with a skirt for men.

They come in varying lengths. The most conservative ones go right down to your ankles and, from a distance, might look like very loose fitting trousers. The shorter one’s are knee length but some are even a little shorter. I’d REALLY like men in miniskirts but it might be hard to find mens skirts that are that short. If you do, please consider it, because it really is hot if you have the legs for it! Take my word for it!

A typical style for mens skirts is actually the kilt. Kilts are not considered skirts in the strictest sense but they look very similar and are easily mistaken for them. If you’re still a little shy about wearing a proper skirt you could try the kilt first and see how that goes down. There is absolutely nothing feminine about the kilt.

Men Wearing Skirts

Many people think of cross dressing when they hear about skirts for men. Of course, if you want to cross dress, by all means get a pretty feminine skirt and have some fun. But proper mens skirts have nothing to do with cross dressing. They don’t look feminine at all. In fact, when I see a man wearing one of those skirts for men, it displays a lot of strength and confidence. I can’t emphasize that point enough. It really does impress the hell out of me even though it’s only a piece of clothing. I really would like to see more of it and as the trend seems to be going, I will and so will you.

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      Doug 5 years ago

      I am a man and I frequently wear a skirt in male mode (no wig, breast forms or makeup). I have never been hassled except for once by a drunk when I was running. I simply kept going. I have seen a few other guys wearing skirts. I say go for it!

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      Lucy83 6 years ago

      hi Ryan,

      thank you too. I don't use facebook but thanks for the link anyway. Most of chatting about crossdressing I do here or on my website anyway.

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      Lucy83 6 years ago

      Hi Nick,

      thanks for your feedback. Never been called a "top totty" before.

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      Ryan 6 years ago

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      Ryan 6 years ago

      So true Lucy, I believe men need to start standing up for their rights. It about equality for ALL. I have really enjoyed you posts and would love to chat more. I have a facebook account called Men's Skirts which promotes male unbifurcated garments as a part of mens clothing today, please do send me a request and I will accept it. (you will find it under peronal, it not a group or page)

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      Nick 6 years ago

      Hi Lucy,

      You are top totty. Just discovered your hubs and am working my way through them. I love to where a skirt occasionally, although not all the time, just when the mood takes me and have even ventured out in public a couple of times wearing a skirt, heels and pantyhose but still obviously male.

      I do think you are wrong about men crossdressing becoming more mainstream. What men want is acceptance from women. What would boost the numbers of men openly dressing is hundreds of ladies saying that is what turns them on. I think what worries most women is what other women think of them and their status by how 'masculine' their man is.

      I know from my own when I've confided in female friends their reaction hasn't been as supportive as I'd hoped. If I had my dream it would be to meet woman that not only accepted, but encouraged and even dared or pushed me to dress more often.

      Thanks for all you are doing.

      Love Nick

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      Lucy83 6 years ago

      Hi Ryan,

      I couldn't agree with you more. Really what needs to happen is men need to stick together and push the boundaries. Women did this and that's why we are so much more free today than men. So men have to do this too. I know that many women are very hypocritical when it comes to allowing men the same freedoms, but this is only because men don't protest enough when that happens.

      When somebody treats you unfairly, you have to call them out on it and, in most cases, they will do better next time.

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      Ryan 6 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 skirts 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 it’s 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 this same old fashion sexism for wearing skirts. We view women with a modern attitude but revert back to old fashion discrimination when it’s 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!

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      Ryan 6 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!

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      Lucy83 6 years ago

      Hi Patagoniakidd,

      that's a great comment. I wholeheartedly agree, though I'd like to add that crossdressing in skirts is also cool.

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      Patagoniakidd 6 years ago

      Yes! Skirts for men will be vogue soon! Forget Kilts! A Kilt IS a Skirt by definition so get over it and call it what it is... a SKIRT. (A kilt is simply a certain type or kind of skirt that is usually tartan, heavy, hot, expensive and ugly in my opinion). Guys can easily rock "Cargo Mini Skirts". These tend to be plain, lots of pockets, belt loops and a superior substitute for shorts on a hot day. out... if you try on one of these skirts on a hot day instead of shorts you will be "hooked" and there is no turning back! You will wonder why you didn't try a skirt on a zillion years ago! Seems homophobia is what is holding the guys back. (Afraid a skirt will somehow make them gay)!!! Crazy because it takes a "real guy" to rock a skirt before they are vogue. Gays don't wear skirts and when worn with guy clothes you are not a cross dresser... (obviously not trying to impersonate a woman) just a guy "in a skirt" and it will be obvious you are a guy just as women in pants still look like women!

      Notice these guys in skirts and see how fast it becomes a non issue... Actually boring and natural after seeing so many and note they still look like guys: (your not alone if you want to wear a skirt).

      Guys, you have no idea what you are missing... The feeling of freedom for the first time without crotch binding seams is sensational and something females will never understand. If your man enough... give it a shot. Suggest e-Bay for the cheapest, high quality cargo skirts. Search for "cargo mini skirt". Another thought you might have about mini skirts is dashed... A Mini is NOT TOO short for the guys! A standard mini skirt is 12" to 13" long as sold in family department stores and that just happens to be the same length of regulation mens gym shorts! A "micro mini" at about 10" long is the same length as some mens running shorts! The Romans perfected the mini long ago. If longer they tend to restrict leg movement and that is why I recommend the mini. Anyway they are a good substitute for shorts at the beach, hiking, etc.

      The Nay Sayers are the ones with closed minds and you can bet they never have and would not try on a skirt! It's funny because if you want to "look like a woman" these days you better put on pants! Also if you want to get the girls wear a skirt! Women (not all but most) find a guy in a skirt intriguing! So what are you waiting for???

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      Lucy83 7 years ago

      Hi Charles,

      I'm not placing limitations on styles for men. That's the whole point I'm trying to make. No idea how you came to that conclusion. Thanks for the insightful comment anyhow.

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      Charles 7 years ago

      Mass hypnosis is on display here---bright colors, floral prints, ruffles et al, are "female" because expression is only appropriate for females. This concept came from conflux of social forces including Puritanism, the Roman Catholic Inquisition, The Great Masculine Renunciation, and the Industrial Revolution. The GM renunciation stemmed from the Reign of Terror during the awful French Revolution. Nobility, who could afford lace and fancy attire, went overthrown and many went to the guillotine. Listen up!! Frilly, expressive and decorative clothing was worn by men---men who fought duels to the death, and by soldiers. Look at the 1600's German knights; the fancy pleated neck ruffs worn by nobles in England and Europe; the "petticoat breeches" with ribbons; see today the modern day British Beefeaters, the Greek Evzone soldiers, Bhutanese dancers, Egyptian dervishes, you'll see fancy, frilly, decorative, expressive clothes on men, including shoes fancier than most women own; pleated skirts often called tutus or petticoats; brilliantly multicolored skirts. While a plain, drab colored skirt is "the thin edge of the wedge," it's fallacious to assert that such types are the only skirts men can wear and still be "masculine." Why argue for style freedom for men, then place limitations on it? Anatomy should be the sole limitation---please be rational and leave the bra to those whose anatomy justifies it.

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      Lucky0967 7 years ago from UK

      I usual wear denim or cord or velet mini skirt with opaque tights also mini jumper dress as well - dont wear trousers cos it too big for me as Im too slim, Skirts are so cool to wear plus lightly, easy to wash and iron,etc.. I looked at the mirror and seem nothing wrong with it as it just clothes we like to wear so just wear as it your money to buy and wear as yout own business not by people tell you what you wear plus have goo fun :)

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      John 7 years ago

      It's good to see that this issue is now discussed by various persons at the same time and in some cases such discussions keep on going. So Lucy83, keep up the good work and maybe join forces with Hope Alexander. I wish that there more women less prejudiced in this respect and that women would realise that many of the garments they use on daily basis are borrowed from the men's closet.

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      tactilicious 7 years ago

      I like skirts myself. I like above the knee, cargo skirts, sports skirts, and plain cord or denim wrap or jean style skirts. I do have a couple very slinky skirts also, but not real feminine, just really nice fabrics - one is a pretty cool print wrap skirt. Skirts I get are not super short, but above knee, I don't like them brushing my knees. Gf says I have great legs, bare or in tights. Sports skirts (tennis, hockey, whatever) are great for running and hiking, they are completely free for any movements. Cargo skirts are great for working, I have a camo one I really like, has very useful pocket arrangement.

      The coolness in hot weather is phenomenal. I think if more men tried them, there would be no turning back, and it would become true unisex fashion. They are especially nice driving, no seam nailing your parts, and built in air conditioning.

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      Rich 8 years ago

      I'm a man and I wear skirts.

      Sarongs while hiking. At other times it is cargo in denim or cords, usually knee length or longer. I have found if I wear with confidence the people don't seem to not care. well once in a while I hear remarks from 20 yr old males, but have gotten complements from females. I did hear one lady tell her husband that if he was dressed like me (Sarong in 100F) he would not be complaining about the heat.


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