Out and About -- In the World at Large

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

Postby pelmut » Sat May 05, 2018 7:37 am

If you make your own skirts, you soon discover that fitting a zip next to a pocket is more difficult than fitting it in the front or back. A good compromise is to put the zip in one side seam and a pocket in the other.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby crfriend » Sat May 05, 2018 10:30 am

Daryl wrote:I was mostly replying with what someone mentioned about the front zipper looking more masculine or normal in mind, and I think specifically in a denim skirt so the fly was in fact intended to be seen. Now I am being told that women's skirts often have an invisible fly in the front? Have I got that right? I might have carelessly used "zipper" and "fly" synonymously.

Well, if one takes the sort of skirt that's based on jeans, those tend to have a left-over-right flap of fabric that hides the zip in precisely the same way that is the case with men's jeans. I have not once seen a "hidden" (e.g. discreet) zip placed in the front; those, as far as I can tell, are universally at the side or the rear. There is a new-ish trend toward "industrial-strength" zips that are glaringly visible as if to call attention to the fact that, "Hey, there's a zipper here!"

Of the skirts I have which have zippers, all are of the "hidden" variety and all are on the left side or the rear. I don't have any with highly-visible ones, nor do I have any "jeans skirts", but that's out of personal choice and style preferences.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby skirtyscot » Wed May 09, 2018 11:02 pm

It wouldn't make sense to put an invisible zip in the front of the skirt. They are not actually invisible, and since the designer obviously doesn't want it to be noticeable, it goes somewhere much less obtrusive: side or rear. Many skirts do not have a seam down the middle of the front, and you wouldn't put one in just to accommodate a zip. It would affect how a light fabric draped or moved.

Jeans skirts - there's a clue in the name! Front fly mimics jeans. One of mine even has a button fly. It's from Gap, where else?

This evening's skirt has a front centre seam and the zip is at the back. Dirty great industrial strength one, so it is. Not a feature you often see at the front, though I have seen them.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby crfriend » Wed May 09, 2018 11:49 pm

skirtyscot wrote:Jeans skirts - there's a clue in the name! Front fly mimics jeans. One of mine even has a button fly. It's from Gap, where else?

That, sir, was a brilliant play on words! Thank you!
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby STEVIE » Sat May 12, 2018 7:08 pm

Aberdeen Pub today, lived up to our dour reputation today.
Service adequate, conversation nil and beer perfect.
First time there in a skirt, mini to suit the weather.
These folks are serious drinkers, I could have been nude.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Andy_G » Sat May 12, 2018 9:53 pm

I know Aberdeen well. Which pub?
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Caultron » Sun May 13, 2018 2:04 am

STEVIE wrote:...These folks are serious drinkers, I could have been nude...

What a wonderful place! The perfect escape from life's little irritations.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby skirts4me » Sun May 13, 2018 3:19 am

On Thursday evening just gone I was in Melbourne and met up with another Skirt Café member for a snack and drink. Not being sure of the safety of the area close to China Town I had arrived in drain pipes. I changed quickly into a black knee-length A-line skirt once we had met and gone into the venue. Had a wonderful discussion as we ate at the bar, and then walked 3km back to the unit I was camped at for the night. Much more comfortable than what I'd been wearing for the rest of the day, despite the temperature hovering around 6°C and me, in the morning, having left Perth which enjoyed an unusually warm day of 27°. Thanks David.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby STEVIE » Sun May 13, 2018 2:19 pm

Hi Andy,
It was the Northern Bar on George Sreet.
What my daughter calls an "auld mannies' pub.
George Street is a really cosmopolitan place these days but I doubt if the Northern has changed much since my Dad's time.
He died in 1969.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Andy_G » Sun May 13, 2018 7:52 pm

Yeah, I know the place.

Aberdeen always struck me as quite a conservative city. How do you find you’re recieved in the centre? Ever had any issues?
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby skirtyscot » Sun May 13, 2018 10:15 pm

Dundee today in blue knee-length denim, bringing Sontwo home from university. Mrs SS came along too, and not a hint of complaint from either of them. And the locals hardly seemed to notice my skirt, such is the magical power of denim. It helped that the sun was shining and plenty of people were in shorts.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Charlie » Wed May 16, 2018 5:49 pm

Went to the builder's merchants today in a denim miniskirt and a very dirty pink tee shirt (I'm replacing fence posts - while wearing a skirt, of course).
Walked up to the counter, ordered the bag of concrete and went round to the warehouse to pick it up. No-one said a thing about the skirt, if they even noticed. Driving there and back was a pleasure in the skirt :D
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby geron » Thu May 17, 2018 6:32 pm

Visiting York this week, I was ambling along the Scarcroft Road in my black/white/grey camouflage utility kilt and a white polo shirt when a man carrying shopping approached. I didn't see his face clearly because the sun was behind him -- but as he passed, he called out, "What an absolutely +fantastic+ piece of kit!". So unexpectedly positive was this reaction that he was already on his way by the time I managed to get my thanks out.

Since York seems to be a fairly skirt-friendly, or at least skirt-tolerant city, It would have been interesting to know whether he was another wearer, or was considering it.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Caultron » Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 am

geron wrote:...as he passed, he called out, "What an absolutely +fantastic+ piece of kit!"...

Score 1.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Daryl » Fri May 18, 2018 11:20 am

pelmut wrote:If you make your own skirts, you soon discover that fitting a zip next to a pocket is more difficult than fitting it in the front or back. A good compromise is to put the zip in one side seam and a pocket in the other.


I don't make internal pockets, only surface mounted ones. It's just easier and it's worked out so far.
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