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Old 10-05-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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I'm color blind so am often guilty of wearing things that others find offensive to look at (or maybe it's just me they find offensive). When I was a teenager I was able to avoid the problem by having a wardrobe that consisted entirely of blue jeans and white T-shirts. Today I depend on my DW to choose my dress if I need more than my Carharts and T-shirts.
sorry SG, I understand what your saying, but I have to ask ...are there any guys that are exploring new ways to dress themselves...gals get to dress anyway they like, why is that?...why can't we guys... I have half a mind to get me skirt kilt out of closet and do my erands in it....
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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sorry SG, I understand what your saying, but I have to ask ...are there any guys that are exploring new ways to dress themselves...gals get to dress anyway they like, why is that?...why can't we guys... I have half a mind to get me skirt kilt out of closet and do my erands in it....
I want man skirts. And I want them to be socially acceptable in manly colors. Why should we have to wear legged garments below our waist? I have a kilt but have only worn it to renaissance fairs. I'm not very conformist, but I'm not aggressively antiestablishment, either. Well, I did shop in convenience stores on the way to/from the fairs...people seem to like the kilt.

(I am sure Scott Burns would love to come to a place where a thread about his impending retirement is hijacked--with the help of a moderator no less--into a man skirt discussion.)

EDIT: Spelling. (waist=waste? what was I thinking?)
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I want man skirts. And I want them to be socially acceptable in manly colors. Why should we have to wear legged garments below our waste? I have a kilt but have only worn it to renaissance fairs. I'm not very conformist, but I'm not aggressively antiestablishment, either. Well, I did shop in convenience stores on the way to/from the fairs...people seem to like the kilt.

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I have half a mind to get me skirt kilt out of closet and do my erands in it....
And then a group photo of our ERs mooning the enemy ala Braveheart.
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But see...if all your choices were 'red or white' or 'wine or beer', you could just get along with the process and not be standing there in that long wine aisle for 15 minutes trying to figure out what to get!
Banish the thought!!!!

Imagine a world that consisted only of Merlot, California Chardonnay and Bud Lite - probably not worth living.
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Banish the thought!!!!

Imagine a world that consisted only of Merlot, California Chardonnay and Bud Lite - probably not worth living.
I get the outside two, but California Chardonnay can be good! Some one here has a signature saying beer is proof God loves us. Well I'm here to tell you Bud is proof of the devil. I get a hangover while I'm drinking it! Give me a Molson any day!

On a larger note, I love all the choices I have. I can't even believe my luck at having 300 wines to choose from in my local grocery store. Trader Joe's is the greatest! 300 cable channels rule! 17 value menu choices at my local fast food chain rock! I feel like a King every day, because I can always have it my way!
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I get the outside two, but California Chardonnay can be good!* Some one here has a signature saying beer is proof God loves us.* . . .

300 cable channels rule!*

I feel like a King every day
- California Chardonnay can be good (that's usually when it tastes like white Burgundy - also a Chardonnay).

- "Beer is proof God loves us and want us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin (a very smart man )

- I still haven't figured out what to do with 300 channels

- "I feel like a King every day" - I sometimes stop and marvel at all of the wonderful indulgences and conveniences we have, and how much harder life was for earlier generations. I try to be as thankful as I can, and I know I am not nearly thankful enough.
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I want man skirts. And I want them to be socially acceptable in manly colors.
Hey, BMJ,

Try http://www.utilikilts.com/
or http://www.skortman.com/*
or http://heavyred.com/product.php?xProd=22&xSec=8.

Do any of these 'float your boat'?

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I want man skirts. And I want them to be socially acceptable in manly colors. Why should we have to wear legged garments below our waist?
It's not unusual to see Samoans around here wearing lava-lava, but heaven help you if you snicker or point...
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Here I am venturing forth from the glen to do the grocery shopping.
Notice the accessorizing and how it completes the outfit.




And here are my brother's in skirts. Not a girly man among them. On second view there may be one who I would not give a hearty hello to...

http://tinyurl.com/7hv4j
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utilitkilts: Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Those look very comfortable and useful. I'll bookmark that site.
skortman: Nonononononononononononononononononononononononono nonono!
heavyred: I can't make a decision because the models scare me...or are those propped-up cadavers?

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And here are my brother's in skirts. Not a girly man among them. On second view there may be one who I would not give a hearty hello to...

http://tinyurl.com/7hv4j
I find the dashiki intriguing but wouldn't wear such bright and bold colors myself. The kilts are of course very manly. The lava-lava might be okay in situations where we might currently consider a hawaiian shirt. The longyi and sulu have potential, but I can't tell for sure from those photos. I could also go for a tupenu.
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This thread has become so entertaining that I almost hate to mention it, but when I said,
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Today I depend on my DW to choose my dress if I need more than my Carharts and T-shirts.
it was a typo. After all the discussion this generated, I'm thinking of going out and buying a dress. I feel guilty sitting around in my shorts and T-shirt.
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utilitkilts: Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Those look very comfortable and useful. I'll bookmark that site.
skortman: Nonononononononononononononononononononononononono nonono!
heavyred: I can't make a decision because the models scare me...or are those propped-up cadavers?

I find the dashiki intriguing but wouldn't wear such bright and bold colors myself. The kilts are of course very manly. The lava-lava might be okay in situations where we might currently consider a hawaiian shirt. The longyi and sulu have potential, but I can't tell for sure from those photos. I could also go for a tupenu.
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When Wal-mart sells kilts, maybe I'll try one. Would it go well with my rusty old farm truck?
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Dickie's coveralls - summer or winter weight - and no - I haven't primered the rusty fender on the truck - yet.

Indian summer the other day - Aloha shirt and cutoff's as a change up.

I notice Tractor Supply doesn't sell white fishermens boots in Missouri - may have to get a care package from down South.

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It's not unusual to see Samoans around here wearing lava-lava, but heaven help you if you snicker or point...
Samoans are usually big people, right?
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In temperatures above the mid 50s, I ride my bicycle wearing skintight shorts for comfort. I suspect wearing a loose kilt might be too revealing and hazardeous to my health when I zip across town by bike. I love shorts and would wear a kilt when walking around. I must admit my legs are in great shape and would be admired by all (I live in a very liberal city).
Guys during hot weather, don't forget the apply the deet to keep those exposed parts protected from the biting bugs.
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My husband has great legs--I wouldn't mind seeing him in a kilt. But the way guys sit can be very revealing
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My husband has great legs--I wouldn't mind seeing him in a kilt. But the way guys sit can be very revealing
As long as we're not talking about the miniskirt-style "kilt" from the skortman site above, kilts are fairly long and pleated and aren't revealing when you sit spread-eagle:

https://secure.utilikilts.com/homepa...mphotos/15.jpg
https://secure.utilikilts.com/homepa...mphotos/10.jpg

Wind gusts, on the other hand...

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But the way guys sit can be very revealing
And that's a bad thing? LOL
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I can think of two skirt events I have had in my life, that would apply to kilts.

One was in junio high school, I slipped when getting out of the school bus and my skirt ended up around my waist.

Another was a wind event when crossing a street.

I remember mini-skirts and carefully walking up stairs tucking your butt in enough so not too much would show.

Pants and shorts for me, thank-you.
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