Out and About -- In the World at Large

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Daryl » Fri May 19, 2017 4:26 am

john62 wrote:This was the today's clothing choice, I think it looks OK
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It does look okay. Now what is it and where do I get one?
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby john62 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:09 am

Hi Daryl,
The skirt is an ankle length corduroy skirt from www.ShukrClothing.com, comes in different colours and is about $65 US dollars. The Company's sizing chart is accurate and very fast service and reasonable postage costs.

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Daryl » Fri May 19, 2017 8:49 pm

john62 wrote:Hi Daryl,
The skirt is an ankle length corduroy skirt from http://www.ShukrClothing.com, comes in different colours and is about $65 US dollars. The Company's sizing chart is accurate and very fast service and reasonable postage costs.
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Wow, what a great site. Apparently everything comes from Jordan. The thobes and jubbas are pretty interesting too. Even though I can get those locally, the selection is not as wide and finding my size in a small shop is iffy. Still, I like to support local businesses, so I'm torn.

I picked two women's skirts (the "power walk" and "buttoned pleated" skirts) and discovered that I'll need to shed a couple more inches. :( Still, it's heartening because those skirts are almost the exact kind I would choose for myself, and at reasonable prices. I suspect most guys here could fit into them, and being Islamic fashions where the emphasis is on modesty, feminine cliches like frills and peakaboos are not present. The extra length could easily be removed and the material used for bags, purses or belt loops, with more to spare. Some of the jilbabs look like they could be adapted, too, but I suspect that sleeve and neck sizing could be stumbling blocks.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby john62 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:26 pm

Yes I have quite a few skirts from the Company.

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Happy-N-Skirts » Sat May 20, 2017 3:08 pm

Last Wednesday I was walking on a trail in a National Park. I was wearing a skirt from Dickie's, who are famous for making comfortable work clothes. I had it shortened to above the knees to resemble shorts. I encountered a young lady hiker coming the opposite direction and I began a conversation with her. She was asking me about points of interest in the park and surrounding area as she was from a distant state and was not familiar with certain sights and destinations. She didn't notice that I was wearing a skirt even though we were having a conversation about eight or ten feet apart. Finally I decided to ask her if she noticed what I was wearing. She looked puzzled and hadn't noticed until I showed her my skirt. She said she thought I was wearing khaki shorts and then said it looked nice and comfortable. I told her I had been wearing skirts when hiking for a few years because they are comfortable. We parted in opposite directions. It was a test to see how obvious my skirt was to other people. I already felt confident when wearing skirts, but this encountere reinforced it.

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby crfriend » Sat May 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Well, the above certainly points out that if one is confident enough one's attire really doesn't matter all that much and that it's the interaction that's memorable and fun. I suspect this is pretty universal, but it's very nice to see it in action in different places.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Darryl » Sun May 21, 2017 7:55 am

Khaki2.jpg
Interesting....

Wearing a black T with a flap...of sorts...of white around the neck and both short-sleeves to make it look like you've a white T on underneath the black T. Tucked into a khaki skirt with wide belt loops and a large thick brown belt, has a fly with 4 medium large buttons and two large side pockets....knee-length. Had on black knee socks and all black women's dress sneakers.

Went to Kroger to get some groceries after visiting Steak-n-Shake for a Frisco Melt, fries and a Coke Zero.

No stares, no double-takes, nothing.

Well, the waitress at Steak-n-Shake smiled a lot.

And a young black guy bagging my groceries excused himself to ask what the 'bottom' I was wearing was called. :o I replied "it just a skirt, it's cool."

He said "sure is." :shock:

Actually, I meant cool as in breezy, but I think he meant the other kind of cool. 8)

I'll likely wear it again tomorrow briefly so I'll try to get a photo. It was 10pm when I got home and I'd prefer using daylight rather than hand-held phone-flash.....
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby crfriend » Sun May 21, 2017 12:03 pm

Darryl wrote:[...] women's dress sneakers.

Oxymoron alert :!: :twisted:

Some things cannot be dressed up, no matter how hard one tries. Sneakers (trainers) are one of those things.
[... T]he waitress at Steak-n-Shake smiled a lot.

Well, that's a win to put in your back pocket. Ditto with the chap at the grocer's.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Mike » Tue May 23, 2017 8:02 pm

Happy-N-Skirts wrote: It was a test to see how obvious my skirt was to other people.Happy-N-Skirts


I honestly think people are more absorbed in themselves, their phones, and their own world to worry about what a man is wearing. Women, on the other hand, check each other out constantly. I think our gender gives us a "pass." I've never had a bad experience in a skirt. Usually what gets noticed are the heels :lol: but I expect that. If I'm wearing mens shoes, the hosiery and the skirt are both often missed.
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