Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby moonshadow » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:29 am

crfriend wrote:Pork-pie hat, check. Sparkly t-shirt (but still a t-shirt), check. Hooped pettti, check. All at once, 'Error". (Just kidding.)


I may be an odd one.... but no one can deny I'm....

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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby Fred in Skirts » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:39 am

moonshadow wrote:
crfriend wrote:Pork-pie hat, check. Sparkly t-shirt (but still a t-shirt), check. Hooped pettti, check. All at once, 'Error". (Just kidding.)


I may be an odd one.... but no one can deny I'm....

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:lol: 8) :lol:

Accept no substitutes...! :wink: :eye:


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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby moonshadow » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:19 am

Unboxed ye ole hoop from under the bed and took it for a quick outing this chilly Friday night for a quick run into the Dollar General and not one but two stops at Little Caesars Pizza.

Got compliments right off the bat, the lady who rung me up at the Dollar General mentioned she liked my tie die. I told her "you probably don't see this often"..

"not around here much" she replied.

She was from Maryland and said it's quite common up there, in fact according to her, men dress like this to work as though it's no big deal.

While I was talking to her a black woman entered the store and said "Nice skirt!" I thanked her....

A good outing all the same. It put such a spring in my step that on my second trip to the pizza shop, (they got our order wrong on the first time), I did a little twirl in the parking lot in the presence of several witnesses.

No gun shots were fired on this day, and it's a good day to be alive!

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Yes those are my rainbow socks in those flats! Come on guys! Get some sun on those skirts! The world won't change until we change it!
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby moonshadow » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:39 am

As hoop wearers are not very common here on the cafe, I thought I would update this thread the short story of my outing today, you can follow the link here (so I don't just repeat myself):

https://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=18599&p=183677#p183677
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby moonshadow » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:02 am

You know what? I occurs to me that women hardly ever wear these things.... Only for special occasions like weddings. But even with dances like proms and other formal events, modern women seem to opt for the slimmed down dresses...

Leaving the hoop ripe to be claimed by guys like me.

"'Xcuse me sir... why are you dressed like a woman?"

"How many women do you know who dress like this?"

It would be pretty wild if I brought the hoop back in style around here with the women! :lol: "Oh Julia, I love your skirt, it's been decades since I've seen one like this!"

"Oh thank you, I got the idea from some guy I saw at Walmart wearing one..."

By God if we can't win the men over, maybe we can at least bring the skirt back for women! :mrgreen:
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby denimini » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:37 pm

I must say the hoop does display the great colours and patterns on the skirts you are wearing a lot better than if they hung straight down. They do look like fun and from your posts they obviously are fun to wear.
I have never worn a hoop, nor owned one ........ or even know where I would buy one. The idea does intrigue me; having the fabric held away from one's legs; it could be good at disguising a pot belly by the substantial increase in girth below it; could be just the thing in hot climates, offering sun protection and good ventilation; certainly a boon to those obsessed about the perceptible willy. Oh, my mind runs wild with ideas; concealed hoverboards ...............
Sadly, I am not sure if I would ever aquire the credentials to join the Brotherhood.
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby beachlion » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:22 pm

denimini wrote: ............... Sadly, I am not sure if I would ever aquire the credentials to join the Brotherhood.


I don't think mini skirts and hoops are a good combination. It might bring you in legal troubles. Something perceptible might become uber-perceptible. ;)
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby Rokje » Thu May 03, 2018 9:32 am

My wife gave me one of hers. Beautifull colours I love to wear it when I got my hands on some hoop to wear underneath it. It has a lot of purple and gold in it.
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Re: The Complicated History of the Hoop Skirt

Postby Grok » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:40 pm

Can't seem to post a link with my computer. Google "The Complicated History of the Hoop Skirt-Racked".

The last version of a semi-rigid rig appeared around the mid 19th century. (Around the time some visionaries were experimenting with early Bloomer rigs). A key characteristic of the new hoop rigs were that they were cheap. So lower classes could afford the new hoop rigs, blurring the lines between upper and lower class women. Challenging the established order. So, oddly enough, the new hoop rigs were a sign of rebellion.

The new hoop rigs gained traction, while the early Bloomer outfits did not. ( Amelia Bloomer-who's name was applied to the experimental outfits-switched to the new hoop skirts). Rather quirky history, one would have assumed that Bloomers would have won out in the competition with hoop skirts.
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby moonshadow » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:42 am

I started to wear my hoop to the pride event Saturday, but decided against it.... maybe next year.

I've got something in mind for the one in Bristol, perhaps one of those wide flared gypsy skirts, a cute top, and since it's nearing Halloween, I'll see about picking up some fairy wings, and perhaps some face paint.

Now that I know what to expect at these things.... I SHALL NOT BE OUT FLAMBOYANTED AGAIN! :lol: :alien:
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby denimini » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:25 am

My architectural bent is stimulated by the thought of hoop skirts; if they were big enough one could withdraw down under it and shelter from rain, etc. A large rimmed hat could cover the waist area.
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby denimini » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 am

beachlion wrote:
denimini wrote: ............... Sadly, I am not sure if I would ever aquire the credentials to join the Brotherhood.


I don't think mini skirts and hoops are a good combination. It might bring you in legal troubles. Something perceptible might become uber-perceptible. ;)

I must have previously missed this response. The mental image that it generated made me laugh.
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby denimini » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 am

Rokje wrote:My wife gave me one of hers. Beautifull colours I love to wear it when I got my hands on some hoop to wear underneath it. It has a lot of purple and gold in it.
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That is a beautiful piece of fabric and a hoop would display it to it's best advantage.
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Re: The Complicated History of the Hoop Skirt

Postby crfriend » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:57 pm

Grok wrote:Can't seem to post a link with my computer. Google "The Complicated History of the Hoop Skirt-Racked".

That was a good read -- and it pointed to some other very useful resources if one is interested in the history of dress.
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Re: Tales from the Brotherhood of the Hoop

Postby Grok » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:26 pm

I have been looking online regarding this general topic.

Didn't know that some modern wedding dresses include hoop skirts-these are stiffened with nylon.

Must not overlook the advantages of modern materials
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