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photoguy207 wrote:...What should I be wearing on my feet?...
If the skirt is black, then most men's boots, such as a "Chelsea" boot, Dr Martens, or a work/hiking boot should work; the Chelsea boot is likely the most "formal".photoguy207 wrote:Especially:
http://skhoopoutlet.us/products/randy-k ... 7399295937
Again, boots would work, but depending upon the formality of the situation, perhaps also consider something like Converse Allstars Hi Tops, classic Vans skate shoes, or similar; there's wide options on colours; or maybe deck/boat shoes?And both black and khaki from skirt craft :
Unfortunately, the link doesn't seem to work.And possibly, depending on the weather:
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/92700?fe ... argo-skirt
Possibly steer away from boots for this one, so more towards the deck/boat or skate types of shoe.
Now, depending upon the actual style, and your size, an equestrian "riding" boot style (many knee boots are just that) or a "biker" boot might also work. You'll have to experiment here and as it likely does involve going across the aisle to get reasonably priced items for experimentation (the genuine men's equestrian boots are expensive) possible not for now.What should I be wearing on my feet? It must be a male shoe or boot. Nothing feminine.
These are really a matter of personal choice, although weather and warmth might have some bearing on the decision. If you choose to do so, then consider flesh colour will be mostly unobtrusive, otherwise try to match the colour to the shoes or the skirt; if shoes and skirt are the same colour, then a bold contrast might work (you get to choose some colour!)Tights, no tights??
That's all these are; nothing prescriptive or proscriptive, just options that you might consider. Of course, other than the links to the skirts and your "nothing feminine" stipulation, I have little point of reference for your personal style. Your budget might also be a factor.Suggestions??? Thank You!!!
If sneakers work, they are an option, too. As many attest here, there's no need to hide; be bold and confident in your style. And good luck.P.s. I have worn skirts in public before, but pretty much disguised them with a shirt tied around my waist since they looked like shorts or cargo shorts, I just had on sneakers.
I'd say, find a pair in a style you like and take the plunge. Depending upon colour black/brown/tan, you can easily wear them with (the dreaded) trousers; they are virtually unnoticeable. I do!Kirbstone wrote:As my skirts seldom reach beyond the knees, a pair of inner zip-closure knee-highs (I hate tall lace-ups) would be a desireable option, not high heeled, but I haven't ventured down that route ....Yet!
That'd scare the bejesus out of anybody; but I didn't say you actually had to take up riding, just use it as the excuse if one's neededKirbstone wrote:D,C.,
As it happens, I do wear almost knee-highs for rough-weather sailing, but they are miles away from street friendly in that they are just rather fancy wellie-type waterproof jobs. A pair of leather zip-ups would appeal and as you say, could be worn with trews &c as well.
As a boy of 14, visiting an uncle's horse racing stables, a stable hand invited me to sit up on a champion steeplechaser, just in from being exercised by a professional jockey and the saddle & stirrups were still on him. An injudicious stroke on his rear quarter by that hand sent my mount off like a rocket once again with me on board! I had observed racing jockeys holding tight reins and with the backside high on near-straight legs making the body horizontal and allowing the horse total freedom to gallop. I got very quickly into this position and observed one stone wall fly by underneath and after another few strides, another stone wall sped beneath.
Fortunately the animal came to a halt on his own in paddock No three, as he was tired out and my Aunt plus that hand had come running and took the horse by the bridle, so I didn't fall off, but he was the equestrian equivalent of a Grand Prix Car. I've never been up on a horse since!
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