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Old 08-11-06, 08:05 AM   #1
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Porter Square: on a black fixie wearing a black manskirt

Fashion seems to come up a lot on this forum, from shants to what constitutes metrosexual cyclist attire. Yesterday, I saw a dude waiting at the light outside the Porter Square T station. All black (taped) fixed bike, wearing a black skirt (kilt, one might say, but I'll call it a manskirt). I'm wondering what you'd wear under that skirt. Tight bike shorts, in my opinion, would cancel out all the great benefits of wearing a manskirt. Are you on this forum, sir? Any other manskirters who can enlighten us on the joys/pitfalls?
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Old 08-11-06, 08:16 AM   #2
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i saw a guy in a green skirt yesterday
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Old 08-11-06, 08:22 AM   #3
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utilikilt demands freeballing!
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Old 08-11-06, 08:32 AM   #4
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ALthough traditionalists would skoff, I wear boxer briefs under my utilikilt usually. preferably dark colored ones. My kilt is a bit shorter than the traditional ones, and not everyone wants to see my dangly bits. So I wear undies out of common courtesy.
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Old 08-11-06, 09:33 AM   #5
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that dude's copping my style. not cool.
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I personally think kilts are hot, if the guy has nice legs. And riding a fixie I assume he would. Yay, kilts!
(and I'm female)
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Would he be best off on a mixte frame? I'd wear a utilikilt, but my daughters would laugh at me.
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Old 08-11-06, 02:20 PM   #8
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This thread is nothing without photos.
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I saw this dude at QCR in SF last year...

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My buddy wears a kilt when he rides sometimes. I thought he was trying to be a fashion queer (part truth) but he said the kilt actually has a purpose. It lets all of you breath, keeps things fresh down there. He used to get bad rashes from riding alot but doest get anymore. On the downside he now gets cat calls from truck drivers.
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if hipsters can wear shants, then metrosexuals should be able to wear skorts.
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I wear skirts to DIVAS all the time.
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petition for shants to be changed to man-pris
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Kilts are fine, as long as they are not mini-kilts.

But as to the tone of the OP, I'll say it again: BikeForums is not a classified "hook-up" personals board.

If you want to meet the guy, try craigslist or something. Seriously.
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Given the postulate of "going commando":

Do you, like, tuck the back of the kilt underneath you or just drape it all around like a lampshade?

Will resting your moist tackle on a brooks saddle cause it to break in any sooner?
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Will resting your moist tackle on a brooks saddle cause it to break in any sooner?
this kid said 'Moist Tackle' ..... *dead*
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i rode nekkid one night. for an hour. well, nekkid from the waist down. just sayin'. . .
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But as to the tone of the OP, I'll say it again: BikeForums is not a classified "hook-up" personals board. If you want to meet the guy, try craigslist or something. Seriously.
Whoa there, Mr. Misinterpretation! I'm not trying to hook up with this kilt-wearing dude or any other dude for that matter. Just interested in the manskirt mentality. I only posted location/bike details because I know there are a lot of cambridge area readers of this forum.
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Whoa there, Mr. Misinterpretation! I'm not trying to hook up with this kilt-wearing dude or any other dude for that matter. Just interested in the manskirt mentality. I only posted location/bike details because I know there are a lot of cambridge area readers of this forum.
It's okay, doode. Ghey is the new black.
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It's okay, doode. Ghey is the new black.
OH, well in that case...
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As a practical matter, how does wearing a kilt/skirt/whatever work out in the saddle? I've got a Mountain Hardwear kilt that is the best thing ever for hiking, but it seems like I'd be flashing people left and right riding in it...
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As a practical matter, how does wearing a kilt/skirt/whatever work out in the saddle? I've got a Mountain Hardwear kilt that is the best thing ever for hiking, but it seems like I'd be flashing people left and right riding in it...


The dudes in Myanmar know how to do it...and still look hard.

Would you wanna mess with this guy?

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