When it comes to real leisure (i.e., sleeping), I have long used a nightshirt. I haven't owned pajamas for decades and never will because they aren't comfortable and, at least while I'm sleeping, no one can complain. I enjoy the freedom of a skirt-like garment, but the fact is that it makes most other people uncomfortable. My wife asked why I would want to look like a weirdo, a cross-dresser or even a pervert. Hopefully, I don't look that bad, but the point is well taken: Thus, the tirade.
First, I'd like to clarify the context. I am definitely not out to change the world about this. (I rarely give a damn about what the world thinks anyway.) And we aren't talking of dresses or other women's wear. I have no desire to wear anything but trousers at work or at formal occasions, and am not into cross-dressing. In fact, I'm motivated by the feel and freedom of a skirt, and want to address the look of skirts on men simply to not make people uncomfortable. Particularly, people that I love.
There's a bunch of web sites out there related to MUGs (male unbifurcated garments) that approach this topic from a variety of directions. Just none of them mine. I'm not Celtic, African, Pacific Islander, or any of the other many, many non-horseback-riding cultures that dress men in something other than trousers. So, I can't claim ethnic reasons, although I believe that men should wear clothes that connect them to their ethnic identity if they feel good about it.
Women's bodies are too different to try finding a female skirt that would fit, and they are way too stylish. If one can decide on a clan in order to choose a tartan, the Scottish kilt can look good, but the hardware accessories are a bit much for me. (It's a good excuse to wear a knife, although airports would be a problem.) I found the Utilikilt to be too heavy and the Mountain Hardware Men's hiking kilt to be very comfortable, but too light. Sorta like Goldilocks and her bears' porridge.
In short, I realized that I was trying to find a skirt that is both modest and comfortable, while seeking the bottom of the radar in terms of 'making a statement.' Preferably, no one would even notice that I am not wearing trousers or shorts.
Thus, was born the JeansManSkirt (C). This is a conversion, so I took my favorite old pair of black work jeans apart and put them back together focusing on modesty (they do need to be legal, even if I don't intend to appear before the court with them!), comfort and obfuscation. The JeansManSkirt (C) scores high on the first two, and comes close to minimizing the skirt 'statement.'