Zyra's front page //// Fashion //// Freedom+ //// Libertarianism //// site index

Confusing? No, this is not the Tranny page!


Skirts for Men


Freedom! Liberation! Equality! Sensibleness!

Campaign to abolish gender clothing-apartheid!

The rule that said that men should not wear skirts has got to be one of the daftest around, (see Misconceptions), made even more absurd now that its equivalent rule that women should not wear trousers has been quite sensibly abolished.

Obviously, rules telling you what you can't wear are bizarre oppression. Make that gender-discriminatory and you're talking serious gender apartheid. But add to that a curious asymmetry, making some people arbitrary second-class citizens, and the logical conclusion is that this is some kind of a joke rather than reality.

An early example of someone breaking the rules was Emma Snodgrass, who in Boston on 29th December 1852 was arrested for wearing trousers. Now let's see if the world is advancing, and losing its silly rules.

Here are a few links to be going on with...

The Kiltmen / Bravehearts/

www.amok.ch - what's happened to that?

Skirt Cafe - Tom's Café Message Board

Re: Designer Jennifer Minniti

Utilikilts

HighlanderKilts.com Gone. Was http://www.HighlanderKilts.com

Tim Stannard's Men In Skirts feature

AFASAM - http://www.datacomm.ch/nothafe/main.html

Midas Clothing

Persus.de
"We have menskirts in our clubwear collection"
- looks like www.persus.de has been taken over by cybsersquatters. Shucks! Not good.

Men Against Trouser Tyranny (was http://www.geocities.com/FashionAvenue/4294/)

Men-in-skirts.org

International Mens Fashion Freedom Network - Shucks! www.imff.net domain has been lost to cybersquatters

http://menintime.de - welcome back!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_skirts

K Gough / Men In Skirts.com - was http://www.kgough.net/MIS/MIS2.html

The Saaibestrijding Project - an inspiration for others who hate boring grey mass clothing

Jan Bruyndonckx - was http://users.pandora.be/tripticdesign/

www.meninskirts.org/

Irish Kilt Club - was www.somebody.to/irishkiltclub.htm

Barry Talendor's Site: Men in Skirts; a personal view - welcome back!

Anyone in need of a decent hosting for a website? See Vivostar

http://www.d.kth.se/~f96-mro/skirt/ (gone)

Men in Skirts FAQ - was http://bfn.org/~qccd/skirts.html

SkortMan.com

Chris' Atrium - was http://www.cgrevstad.com/cgi-bin/atrium.pl

Wild Bill

Kilt Society de France

Fashion Freedom men4skirts page Gone. Was http://men4skirts.tripod.com/

Pittsburgh Kilts

Fashion Liberty Gone. Was http://www.geocities.com/FashionAvenue/2925/

Jupe-Expo.fr

Dress-code protest - gone - was http://www.aristotle.net/~domiller/seattle_times_1996_04_06.html

The Calypso Skirt - was http://users.tcworks.net/~health/calypso.htm

Just Change by J'DEZ
Manufacturer of men's Kilts, Skirts, Sarongs and more.

Total Clothing Rights - was http://www.totalclothingrights.org/mission.htm

http://carnalnation.com/content/50073/957/why-wont-men-wear-skirts

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/menskirts/

www.forbes.com/sites/raquellaneri/2011/06/29/trend-spotting-men-in-skirts/ - how about that? Forbes Magazine

home of: Skirted Men of America (was http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Rhodes/1806/ ) or is it this? (was http://www.geocities.com/skirtedmen/)

Alternative Fashion - Vous n'êtes pas seuls! - welcome back!

Männer im Rock... Revolution oder Renaissance? - welcome back!

Rock auch am Mann

Hombres en Faldas - was http://www.intercable.com.ve/contenido/noticia.html?id=695

DFWSeekWoman.net - Nonprofit site contains extensively documented pdf re persecution of women in pants and historical prevalence of men in skirts.

Das ultimative Forum für "Männer in Röcken" - Emma Snodgrass II? - was http://www.packet.ch/mir/

GenderPAC interview with Larry "Sissy" Goodwin - was http://www.gpac.org/archive/news/notitle.html?cmd=view&archive=news&msgnum=0339

and many other pro-Lib issues at Gender Public Advocacy Coalition - was www.gpac.org

http://lissie.hubpages.com/hub/Skirts-For-Men

Cramax.fr - Tout le monde a au moins vu une représentation du célèbre kilt écossais. - was http://cramax.fr/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=555

Double Box Pleat

School protest at www.libertarianrock.com

Jimi McRae - was www.jimimcrae.co.uk
MUSIC and 21st century kilts

Men in Kilts by Linda Good / Celtic Kate Returned! - was http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/tallow/51/index.html

Bear Kilts - Bear Kilts is a Canadian casual kilt making company - casual kilts at reasonable prices. - the old domain http://www.bearkilts.com seems to have fallen prey to cybersquatters

www.japantrends.com/unisex-fashion-the-mens-skirt-boom/

GPAC: Gender Rights are Human Rights (Was http://www.gpac.org/news/html/iyf003.html)

http://landolakes.patch.com/articles/men-golfing-in-skirts - also see golf

Ministry Of Sound Australia - Return of the Man Skirt - gone - was http://www.ministryofsound.com.au/international_ctemplate.cfm?page_id=20371010112961010&se_id=102

http://trendland.net/2010/06/30/men-in-skirts-from-the-runway-to-the-street/#

Les Yeux Sans Paupières - La jupe c'est pour les hommes - was http://www.u-blog.net/lesyeuxsanspaupieres/note/57693

Missing Sign - www.jupe.be - présentation de la jupe pour homme

Eclectic Fashion (Let me know if www.eclecticfashion.com returns)

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hombres_en_falda

Nox Obscura - gone! was http://www.nox-obscura.de/gothicshop/index.php/cPath/6_48 - sadly looks like it's been hijacked by cybersquatters!

Miniskirts for Men - was http://www.geocities.com/miniskirts4men/index.htm

Circle Dance - was http://www.dance.demon.co.uk/AGC/Articles/MenInSkirts.html

KomfiKilts - a supplier of custom non-Tartan kilts - 2003/11: "Our KomfiKilts line is just being announced with the first four styles. The line will be expanded fairly rapidly in the next few weeks" - was http://www.csw.8m.com/KomfiKilts.htm - The website you are looking for, www.csw.8m.com, has been disabled due to billing issue.

InterMIS - Comunidad en Internet pro hombres en faldas

Petition the Fashion Industry on Skirts for men Gone. Was http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skirtsformenpetition

ParisClub Kilts - was http://pariscub.free.fr/kilts/pariscub-kilt2.htm

Hiatus Shop - jupes pour hommes

Israeli Men for Skirts Association - was http://www.geocities.com/FashionAvenue/7933/ - another Geocities site gone!

"It takes a real man to wear a skirt" - Dick Ackerman - was http://www.geocities.com/rdackerm - yet another Geocities loss - it's getting like AOL Hometown

Nic's Men In Skirts Explorer

Sport Kilt - was http://www.sportkilt.com/toc.htm

Macabi Travel Skirts
http://www.macabiskirt.com/messages/1005.html
Practical, adaptable and hard-wearing travel skirts for men and women

Homophobia dealt with at MenStuff

Men's Fashion Freedom at Bravehost.com

Jon Rowlinson.co.uk

Xsorbit6 - Men's Fashion Freedom - was http://www.xsorbit6.com/users/mensfashionfreedom/index.cgi

Fashion Freedom at MSN - was http://groups.msn.com/MensFashionFreedom

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mensff/

Skirts at MenStuff

Men in Skirts Frequently Asked Questions - was http://bfn.org/~qccd/skirts.html

Alexis Malcolm - was http://www.alexismalcolmkilts.bigstep.com/homepage.html

Running Kilts

www.jessica-who.com/2009/09/skirts-dresses-panties-men/

SkirtMan: Dale Martin's press-cuttings - gone - was http://www.aristotle.net/~domiller/cindex.html

An event (http://www.costumesociety.org.uk/skirts.htm) at the www.costumesociety.org.uk

This and That at the Victoria and Albert Museum
THIS = http://www.vam.ac.uk/resources/press/press09?section=index&page=press09
THAT = http://www.vam.ac.uk/exploring/shortstories/men_in_skirts?section=index (gone)

www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId=%7B823731F9-6846-4D66-AFF5-AB57B724C97A%7D

http://fashion.about.com/b/2009/03/27/men-in-skirts-weird-or-wonderful.htm

Charles Presley of Tavares,FL: I loved your site here, thanks..I also wear skirts and I have for years now, and I would never stop wearing them either. I would love it if you also include me to your skirt list.

Goththing.co.uk - "We have a wide range of male skirts, pvc and velvet goth wear, t-shirts and hoodies. Goththing gothic clothing for all your goth wear. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK." (Also see Gothic page) - gone! was www.goththing.co.uk - looks like yet another victim to cybersquatters!

Jupe Skirt - (Francais/English) - Jerome Salome - Jérôme Salomé est un homme qui défend le port de la jupe par les hommes et essaye d'en réduire les préjugés injustifiés - gone! was www.jupeskirt.eu

HeJ, skirts for men, the come- back! - "The french website of men who wear skirts and who help skirts to come-back into the masculine wardrobe"

...more links req'd. Add here: e-mail

Any bad links? Report Them! (last verified ok 2011/08/28)

It is remarkable how many have been lost (not "bad" links, but just lost links), because of Geocities

Zyra.org.uk is pro-freedom generally, and not just for any specific issue. Of a great range of freedom issues there are a subset of items where there is a matter of equality. In any equality (eg. gender equality) issue there is an implicit mathematical fact that you can't have A=B without B=A. The range of problems being nobbled is being continuously expanded, so watch this space!

Thanks to those who have contributed a great many extra links to this page! There seems to be a lot of interest in this!

Patagoniakid writes...

Where to find suitable skirts for guys+tips

Check; www.ebay.com. Search for "mini skirt" (more than 6,000) or better narrow it and look for "Cargo Mini Skirt". Look at the plain ones with belt loops and many pockets in Juniors size. These are a PERFECT substitute for shorts this summer for men. JUNIORS sizing do not have big hips and fit guys perfectly (this is important). Worn with guy clothes you will still look like a guy just as women still look like women when wearing pants! These can be had for $1.00 to $20.00 for really nice ones You will not want to give them up. Aeropostale, Nori (camo) are great. Note: Mini skirts are something for guys (any age) not to be afraid of and there are a jillion styles to choose from of which many are perfect for the guys "as is" without modification. They are typically 11 to 15 inches long (Most are 12 inches) and that is the same as man's gym shorts! (Micro minis are the same length as man's running shorts)! Be sure seller lists waist measurement or ask for it and don't go by mfgr. sizing. They will fit every time. A little spandex will also make it last longer, assure fit and easier to clean. These skirts in addition to being inexpensive also look more manly than most men's shorts!! Forget costly, heavy kilts which are Skirts by definition. From a distance these look like shorts but as you know they are far more comfortable and cooler in hot weather.

Ha... if anyone asks just say this is the year of "change" everyone wanted!

Update:
http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/browse/Patagoniakidd/259381_yJH0i

http://picasaweb.google.com/Patagoniakid - More than a thousand photos - This content has been removed because it violates our their Terms of Service.

http://www.picturetrail.com/patagoniakid - 100 photos

Youch! HotLinkFiles.com looks like it's been cybersquatted!

Note regarding skirts and shorts: A skirt is always a few inches "shorter" because the waist is where the waist is, rather than the (a few inches lower) waistline for trousers/pants.

Look, it's obvious to anyone there should be Equality for Women, but there also has to be equality for men, otherwise it's not "equality" is it?

Just about everyone is happy with Equality for Women, but if you talk about Equality for Men, that scares some people. Perhaps conformity is too entrenched? Well, let's undo that!


If you find any links that are 404 or are cybersquatted, please let us know so they can be dealt with. Avoid bad links