First Skirt

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First Skirt

Postby GarethJW » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:38 pm

Hi,

Was looking for some advice. Looking to buy my first skirt.
Was thinking an above the knee (not a mini skirt) cargo or denim skirt.

Would either of those go well with a white or grey tee and a pair of sandals or trainers ??
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Re: First Skirt

Postby Kirbstone » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:57 pm

Welcome Gareth.

Stick 'em on and look at yerself in a full-length mirror. If you like what you see, Go For It! :)
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Re: First Skirt

Postby Caultron » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:53 pm

GarethJW wrote:Hi,

Was looking for some advice. Looking to buy my first skirt.
Was thinking an above the knee (not a mini skirt) cargo or denim skirt.

Would either of those go well with a white or grey tee and a pair of sandals or trainers ??

That combination sounds fine.

The important thing is to get accustomed to your look in a skirt, and then try various combinations to discover your style.

Thrift shops are a great place to buy various styles as experiments.
Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: First Skirt

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:44 pm

Welcome aboard SYD definitely on my bucket list. Just roam around the cafe you should be able to find answers to all your questions.
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Re: First Skirt

Postby Sinned » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:38 am

Welcome to the café and when you get access to it browse the looks section for examples. You get access by submitting posts.
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Re: First Skirt

Postby GarethJW » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:54 am

Thanks everyone
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Re: First Skirt

Postby Pdxfashionpioneer » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:32 am

Colorwise the skirt and T will go together. Being both cargo and denim skirts are relatively informal, they should go ok with running shoes. Nice sandals go with almost anything. Even very masculine sandals will go with casual wear.

As previous poster, I think Kirbstone, said, the only thing that really matters is how the outfit looks to you in a full-length mirror.

As a member, you can go on Pics and Looks. Check out other fellows' looks and think about whether or not you could see yourself looking like them.

Most of all, have fun with this. We're not so much changing the world as freeing ourselves to express and be our genuine selves.
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Re: First Skirt

Postby David R » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:36 am

Hi Gareth,

At this moment in Australia you cannot go past this Kathmandu skirt on sale right now:
http://www.kathmandu.com.au/womens/clot ... women.html

I purchased both black and grey in size 14 to suit 36" waist after trying both size 12 and size 14 in the store.
(I have bought size 12 skirts from the USA so the sizing seems a little smaller than USA sizing.)

This skirt has all of the aspects one would look for in a men's skirt:
Drab plain colours
Knee length
Slash front pockets
Rear pockets
Side zip pocket
Belt Loops
Zip fly on the correct mens side.
Stretch fabric so your stride is not impeded without a break in the hem.
Easy case, non creasing fabric.
Form and style that will not blow up in the wind

Strangely these skirts are hidden in the women's racks so they are still on sale.
If they put them in the men's rack they may already be sold out.

Cheers, David
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Re: First Skirt

Postby GarethJW » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:46 am

Like the Kathmandu skirt, will def have a closer look thanks for the link thanks David.

And have taken the mirror advice. Once again tanks everyone for all the helpful advice :D
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Re: First Skirt

Postby dillon » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:22 am

Yep...that's my style, more or less. Curmudgeon grey.
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: First Skirt

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:34 pm

David R,

Thanks for that Kathmandu link. I've ordered a grey one, as I also like the 'masculine' features of that skirt.

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