A post in the AB/DL Secret Code thread about large pins on the front of kilts sparked a thought train. What do you all think about current restrictions on what men wear. Women can wear skirts, dresses, pants, shorts, or whatever. However, heaven forbid a man wear anything resembling a dress or skirt. The colors may even be restricted for men. Only recently are some straight men considering the color pink.
Now, I can understand in certain situations a bit of uneasiness. A dozen men wearing Scottish kilts and impersonating a scene from Braveheart in London could either be really funny or really bad. Viking warrior outfits are generally not accepted anywhere except by NFL football fans. Most of them just go for the helmet. Granted, these are some extreme examples.
In my opinion, people should be allowed to wear what suits them within public decency standards. We should stop worrying about specific gender expectations. If a man wants to wear a skirt or kilt or dress, allow it and worry about more important things. A company now makes a utilikilt with cargo pockets out of denim. Sure, why not? Other than price and possible harassment where I live, I would consider one.
The color thing is a different matter. I will not consider more colorful clothing choices, but also do not support bias against. Bright pink hurts my eyes, resembles red which I also avoid, and will not be a color I would consider wearing. Purple is similar. Did own a dark purple Ford truck for a while. It was nicknamed "Barney" after a popular children's show purple dinosaur. Drive a truck, the color didn't matter; wear a tie, the color matters. A double standard, I know.
So, we know my location is conservative and my opinion. So what do you all think about the possible double standard on clothing choices between men and women?