One thing might be a skirt made for men, but as you are not the guy wanting to wear a skirt because it is made for women, how about wearing one of their skirts?
On a really hot day a short skirt should feel more comfortable than a kilt, you think. But could you? And would you?
The Braveheart Concept
The Braveheart concept, being the basis for this site, builds upon the idea of men wearing MANLY UNBIFURCATED GARMENTS, abbreviated MUGs. The creator of the concept, known as WDP/Bravehearts, a Californian lawyer, defined MUGs as being
Kilts, kilt variants, sarongs, and ‘other unbifurbicated manly garments’.
Unbifurcated garments were skirts. But back then, around 2000, many men-in-kilts, being in opposition to men-in-skirts, because of their declining interest in a manly appearance, would no longer say or write the word "sk..." It would simply stick in their throat.
At first, 'manly' implied that the skirts were made for men. Later, also skirts made for women were accepted, provided they were ‘manly’ by design, fabric etc.
Today, MUG's should have been
Kilts of every kind, sarongs, and ‘manly’ skirts.
So, following the Braveheart concept, you can under circumstances wear a skirt, designed for women. Also, a man wearing a skirt in an otherwise more and more tolerating world is by itself not problematic.
Twenty years ago it was not difficult to find a 'manly' skirt. Female fashion, or at least part of it, was rather masculine. For example, you had skirts in boyfriend look
, meaning coarse fabrics, manly colours, and in fact often something looking like men’s shorts without an inseam.
But look at women’s fashion today. Light fabrics, patterns, combined with a most feminine style. In fact, we shall back to the time before Mary Quant in 1964 launched the miniskirt to find women's fashion as feminine as in these last years. This means less manly skirts; if any.
Further, women are wearing skirts less often than ever. When not in trousers, they’ll wear dresses. This means more dresses and fewer skirts available.
What should take you is therefore finding that appropriate skirt which to an otherwise extremely tolerant environment can signal that you are a man like 90% other men, just having replaced your jeans by a skirt for comfort or as a fashion statement, and not belonging to LGBTQ+.
Manly denim skirt, 18".
Unless you really find that manly women’s skirt, leave women's skirts to the ones they are intended for - and to men, having to express themselves this way for feeling well. And welcome that they now can. A good example is a Czech couple
, where he, Vlasta, as a natural thing wears skirts, dresses etc. with the obvious purpose of looking feminine and which seems fully accepted by his wife, Michaela. And by society.
Such example makes it much easier for you and me to wear a kilt, whatever kind, or even a skirt.
But focusing on a manly appearance, what is then for you to wear on that hot summer day?
You might wear shorts. Or you pay that more and buy a man skirt or utilize the possibilities related to made-to-measures kilts. A short solid Pakistani kilt in PV or denim, or a more expensive one made in Scotland or USA, should be great. Or go for an ultra-lightweight Sport Kilt.
Sport Kilt Original, Loch Ness tartan, 22.5" standard length.
The Sport Kilt you can also have in solid black, and should you want to go even further, it can be made as short as 18" (46 cm). This means 3.5" (11.5 cm) shorter than the Sport Kilt in the picture, making it a minikilt, comfort-wise beating any women's skirt - and perhaps then making it be regarded simply a skirt, a miniskirt?