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Skirts For Men -- April Fool's Day, 1992
The Independent Diary reported that a popular men's fashion store in London was having great success selling skirts for men. After this report appeared, the store was "flooded with calls" from people trying to order them.

April Fool Categories: Fashion, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1992.
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