How To Make Your Skirts Look Manly
Men who wear women's clothing in public are often struck with a particular challenge. How, in this pre fashion enlightened world, are they to wear their skirts out in public without having to go six rounds with the nearest moron. (Though, to be honest, depending on where you live, you may get nothing but smiles by going out in a dress.)
It is possible to be a guy, wear a skirt, and still look quite masculine. The advice in this article comes most entirely from my readers who actually go out there and wear skirts most days or every day. That's right, if you're sitting at home, wishing you had the courage to wear a skirt, take heart from the fact that there are plenty of men out there doing it already. Every man who takes a stand and wears a skirt represents one more step towards the great gender fashion wall coming down.
Remember too, you can always customize your skirts to your tastes. It's quite possible to look businesslike, formal and yes, masculine in a skirt.
Dave says: “As a guy I have worn a
skirt exclusively for many years without any adverse responses. There
aren't even any pants in my closet although there are plenty of pants
in my wife's closet.... Start with a knee-length denim skirt with
pockets, a front zipper & belt loops. Remember that skirts come
in dozens of varieties. Since a skirt is a skirt by definition, don't
waste your money on an impractical kilt type of a skirt that is
heavy, uncomfortable & expensive to dry clean. I've bought most
of my skirts for less than ten dollars.”
He also adds this parting shot, which I liked:
“You don't have to wear pants just because some idiot says that
you have to wear them. Be a real man - make your own choices.”
Wizz says: “Cargo and denim are right on. One way to make it look more manish is to wrap an bush shirt bright coloured plaid say red and black squares, around your waist and tie the sleeves across your front. from the back it looks like you have tied a jersey or shirt around your waist if you contrast this with a say black skirt and red bush shirt it is a great tuff look.”
PatagoniaKid says: “Skirt recommendation: Try on a "Juniors Size" (hips fit men perfectly) Mini Cargo Skirt in place of shorts this summer. No modifications are necessary. These usually are worn on the hips like a good pair of jeans and are about as unisex as you can get. Costs are zip. Found some good camouflage cargo skirts on E-Bay for less then $2.00 and I treasure them! Also in Khaki or tan are great. Aeropostale, Nori, brands can be cheap with great quality. Search e-Bay for "Cargo mini skirt" and you will find some not all will look and fit a guy perfectly.
Length?? What to get.... Experience shows that a standard length mini skirt is 12" long (but they vary from 10.5" to 15"). The thing to realize as a guy is that a 12 inch mini is the same length as men’s GYM shorts so it really isn't a big transition from shorts! The word mini makes one think it is too short but it isn't. Reason for mid to upper thy skirts are mobility. You can move without the restriction a longer skirt has. (A micro mini usually less than 10.5" is about the same length as men’s running shorts).”
Do you have any additional tips? Add them in the comments!