Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In Sunny, HOT and HUMID S.C.
Although my daughter loves to pick at me by telling me I'm metro, even she admits that for outdoor activities I'm like most men. It's not about style, it's about comfort. Whatever fits comfortably and works well functionally. Cutting wood, canoeing, riding a horse all require pretty much the same wardrobe for a guy. Never worried about who made the jeans, just how they fit and felt to work in.
But I am giving serious consideration to checking out what it's like to ride in a hakama. They are very comfortable around the house. I have no doubt I'd get some funny looks from anyone who sees me riding in them, but no more than if I wore a kimono with them :)) Problem would be what to wear on my feet (boots would look way to odd). Athletic shoes would work. Or I could go all the way and find a pair of Jika-tabi. All that would just look to unusual for the US. I guess a shirt with straight tails to wear over the top of the hakama and athletic shoes would be the way to go.
Of course I'd likely find out that it's not as comfortable to ride in them as it is just wearing them. And at the dojo they don't look out of place like they would out riding a horse. Still, it might be fun to find out. :))