Thursday, 19 July 2018

Well Do Not Say,

that I do not keep up to date with fashion trends,

 well actually I do not, but I could not help seeing this one, blokes in skirts, I kid you not! Joe Quarion, a Minnesotan, first put on a skirt in 2013, for an ultimate Frisbee match, team captains would occasionally come up with silly dress-up themes for the players, and this time it was skirts or dresses, and he realized that he genuinely liked wearing a skirt, and started looking into why men’s skirts weren’t more popular, Quarion’s research revealed that skirts were actually a unisex clothing item up until around the first century A.D., when pants were adopted by men primarily because they were more practical for soldiers on horseback, Joe thinks that’s because centuries of being associated exclusively with women made skirts harder to adopt by men, “Skirts are so gendered,” Joe Quarion told City Pages, “They’re literally the symbol for women on the bathroom door.”

after posting some photos of his unisex skirt online and getting generally positive feedback, Joe began believing that their might be a niche, albeit small, for his creation, in 2015, he started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for $11,500, and ended up raising over $16,000, that was the beginning of his company, Skirtcraft, Quarion has so far sold around 450 of his unique skirts, mostly to like-minded men, and he recently concluded another successful Kickstarter campaign for a new style of unisex skirt, the Aqueous,  

above his video traces the beginnings of skirts for men, His niche is still very small, but his clientele is very loyal and happy to have a place where they can buy skirts for themselves without getting funny or dirty looks, Joe admits that people sometimes do double takes when they see him walking around in a skirt, but he claims no one has had anything negative to say about it yet, and he’s confident that there’s actually a future for his unisex skirts,

just to show I have also like Joe bared my knees, me age 16, that's 52 years ago! in the garden of Peters father's house near Enochdhu, Blairgowrie in Scotland, where on earth did my hair go? but seriously, I really can not see me walking along Croydon High Street in a skirt, well not without high heels!

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