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Nem



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trousers are still covering ?:-/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The modesty of dresses and skirts has always puzzled me. I mean it's a freakin' tube- all... open an' stuff. If I were a girl, I think I'd only wear jeans.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But they fall into the category of "men's clothes", and reveal the legs by separating them. Some religious authorities hold that if you wear pants that are baggy enough to look like a skirt, or something like this, then it's fine, but that's a sizable minority, and I personally don't hold by it.

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The modesty of dresses and skirts has always puzzled me. I mean it's a freakin' tube- all... open an' stuff. If I were a girl, I think I'd only wear jeans.


That's why skirts have to be below the knee, so that you can't see up it. It's not just the clothing, though - it's also the mindset that goes with it. I wouldn't let anyone see up my skirt, because it's more about what I'm covering than what I'm wearing.

And men don't have to bother with it, they've got a different set of laws.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, pardon me saying something I shouldn't, but don't they get hot? And annoying? Gosh, in Ireland, my Aunt always insisted I wear skirts and petticoats of a sort (I hated those skirts...) and they always were too hot in the summer, not warm enough in the winter, they always ripped...

When I moved back to Britain, I was so happy to make the transition back to trousers...

How do you stand it?! Alright, this is coming from a girl who loves football and cricket, but really!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few people would say Capri's are mens clothing. Just throwin' that out there. But I get the "traditional men's clothing" issue; I just don't think it fits in with modesty.

No offense intended, just the random thoughts of Thebes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee hee, no, no petticoats. I wear denim all the time. We go out and shop just like everyone else, and go to all the stores that sell skirts. When they're in fashion, we buy the ones in fashion. We're normal folks, we just have different rules. Long skirts in heat like we're getting this summer, yeah, they're hot. That's why I wear a short skirt outside (short meaning just below the knee). There's also the summer-weight fabrics, like linen, cotton, rayon, etc. I put on a long skirt if I'm going to be inside all day or if I'm going to class, because the lecture hall is COLD. In winter, we wear winter-weight fabric, and tights. Some women wear pants under their skirts as an extra layer. I stand it because that's what I have to do, and I enjoy it. I became religious on my own, and believe me, when I was younger I did wear pants. But now? *shrug* It's not a choice for me. I feel naked if I wear pants, to be perfectly honest. And yes, by pants I mean trousers.

BS, like I said, it's a lot about the mindset that goes with it. A girl can wear a skirt that goes below her knees, but if it's so tight or see-through that it leaves nothing to the imagination, is that modest? A resounding no. Talking about clothes like this just scratches the surface of the modesty laws, and really doesn't explain anything fully.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started wearing kilts regularly, and they are far cooler (temp-wise) than anything else I own. I assume it's a combination of they don't go below the knee and the fabrics-I don't own traditional 100% wool kilts. Those would be murder in Utah. The ones I have are made of cotton.

Today I'm wearing shorts for the first time this summer-I've either been wearing long pants or kilts. Feels kinda weird. >.>
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you of Scottish heritage?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not-I've got a quarter of English and Irish each in me, though, so it's possible. Unfortunately, I can't research my ancestry on that side, so I'll never know for sure. I just went to a Scottish festival in June, tried a kilt on, and found I liked it. Everyone outside my immediate family has been, erm, less than thrilled about it, though. XD
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which of course has to do with the tube concept I mentioned.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm confused about what you mean, actually.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilts are traditionally worn without underwear. Does that help?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Dunno how to respond, really.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither did my dad when I told him about that little detail. Generally, underwear is worn during sporting events, but otherwise...in British military dress parades, it's required that underwear not be worn, in every other situation it's a matter of personal preference. Polls taken suggest about 50/50.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever I'm around men in kilts - which happens oddly pretty often - I try not to walk behind them upstairs, just in case XD.

And I can't believe I missed the skirt discussion. For no religious reasons whatsoever, I love wearing long skirts. They don't even get hot in the summer any more than pants or shorts would, if you have the right fabric. And big flowing fun ones make you feel glamorous *does the diva hair toss *

That said, I am currently wearing pants, a comfy loose pair of grey jeans, almost elephant pants, that how loose they are. And the flairing wasn't exactly understated to begin with. Orange t-shirt, grey newsie cap.
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