Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

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Re: gender neutral uniforms for school.

Postby Grok » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:57 pm

If the powers that be are particularly clever, they will allow students to wear shorts. That way boys won't protest by wearing skirts. :idea:

And, of course, the transgender thing won't be an issue for clothing if skirts are banned.
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Sinned » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 am

Carl, maturity .... in teenagers .... you expecting miracles. I know many adults that haven't shown any evidence of maturity yet. And I'm not sure about myself either in this respect in some ways.
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Kirbstone » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:27 pm

I needed to forsake 'The Kingdom' of Kerry today in the face of inclement weather and changed before locking up. The 215 mi. journey would take some 4 hours without delays so this time I chose my very swingy full-circle short number, which drops down between my legs and allows me grip a Fanta bottle there for 'in flight refreshment'

This would not have been at all possible had I worn a kilt, for instance.

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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Grok » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:25 pm

Found an opinion online, "5 Reasons To Wear Short Skirts" by Simone Haruko Smith. I have been having trouble posting a link. The author is enthusiastic about the mobility that a short skirt may allow.
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby crfriend » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:32 pm

Ah, I see that somebody else has discovered the joy of velvet! Well done! (I adore velvet.)

I'm guessing the outer band of numbers on the velocity indicator is calibrated in "miles" per hour instead of the more normal kilometres per hour. What gives? I thought the krauts were thoroughly in the pockets of the French in that regard? (Unless, of course, they're nautical miles, in which case you were making a princely speed indeed!)
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Disaffected.citizen » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:23 pm

crfriend wrote:Ah, I see that somebody else has discovered the joy of velvet! Well done! (I adore velvet.)

I'm guessing the outer band of numbers on the velocity indicator is calibrated in "miles" per hour instead of the more normal kilometres per hour. What gives? I thought the krauts were thoroughly in the pockets of the French in that regard? (Unless, of course, they're nautical miles, in which case you were making a princely speed indeed!)

I'm not entirely sure about Eire, but for the UK all speedometers indicate miles per hour as the primary/main unit with kilometres as the secondary/minor unit.

I am, however, concerned by the apparent "photography" whilst driving; although it was likely on a clear stretch of dual carriageway/motorway :eye:
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby crfriend » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:49 pm

Disaffected.citizen wrote:I am, however, concerned by the apparent "photography" whilst driving; although it was likely on a clear stretch of dual carriageway/motorway :eye:

This can be done in relative safety if there's nothing else in the immediate vicinity that merits prompt attention. I recall taking a snap of when my last minivan crested the 300,000 mile mark on Rt. 9 in Framingham, MA in a very congested and confusing stretch of highway when I happened to get a moment of calm. It's not really recommended, however, as things can evolve very quickly whilst driving and one must remain alert at all times.
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby moonshadow » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:09 am

Grok wrote:Found an opinion online, "5 Reasons To Wear Short Skirts" by Simone Haruko Smith. I have been having trouble posting a link. The author is enthusiastic about the mobility that a short skirt may allow.


Whilst running copper tubing under the house last week, I was wearing my ankle length denim dress, when it was determined I'd have to snake around in the narrow part of the crawl space. Not wanting to get my longer dress all dirty, nor be constantly getting it wrapped up in different binds further restricting my ease of movement in an already "tight spot" I opted to wear the shortest skirt I have, the little grey number.

It was a good choice though I will admit, many times due to the gymnastics I had to perform in the crawl space, it wore more like a belt and found myself more or less just exposing my underwear at all angles. But hey... it's a crawl space... who's looking anyway? :mrgreen:

That said... sitting bare legged with crawl space dirt touching your lower butt cheek... is an odd feeling. But I got it done.
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby oldsalt1 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:22 am

I am not sure about the reasoning behind this particular shot but I figured I put my 2 cents in
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Kilted_John » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:15 am

And, then a previously posted pic in one of the threads here...

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Wearing the flared above-knee denim skirt that I have on an early spring day...

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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Kirbstone » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:42 pm

Gee guys, what a response! :)
Carl, I adore that little shiny velvet number and I can stuff it hidden away in a bag before just pulling it on (elastic) and it needs no ironing. My Beemer is an English import, re-registered here, hence MPH on the odometer.

Diss. Citizen, Over here with our sparse population outside the Dublin area we have hundreds of miles of nearly empty, albeit just two-lane M-ways, populated mainly by gleeful Northerners tonning it to the other extremes of the island, knowing that the chances of getting pulled are minimal, so the odd snap like that underway is perfectly OK.
85mph on cruise won't attract unwanted attention, but crank it up to 130+ and the bends and drainage slopes built into the road become very apparent The sinuous keep-drivers-awake routes built into the design of these rural M-ways is really for 75-80mph comfort.

OS1, A Subaru ! Nice wheels and lots of leg, of course :)

K. John, Old Faithful still going strong, I see. I also note that you have your defibrillator plugged into your cigar lighter :idea: 8)

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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby oldsalt1 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:16 pm

How about something on the advantages of skirts.

I was on my way to see some of my other clients . These I still have to wear pants . Nature called and I had to make a pit stop.

I stopped at a MC Donalds and went in to use the rest room Taking care of business required dropping pants and sitting.

The bathroom was clean but I was still concerned about my lowered pants touching the floor It sure would have been great to be wearing a skirt that I could just hike up and go about what had to be done
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Kirbstone » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:24 pm

Well said, OS1. That very thought has occurred to me many times. Even in Winter, wearing tights under a skirt, these wouldn't get anywhere near the loo floor while making way for holding tank voiding (nautical term, sorry.)

I do think however, that that advantage only applies to shorter skirts, not floor sweepers. Correct me if I am wrong, Carl

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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby Darryl » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:48 pm

Actually, what I do with my longer dresses is to gather up the hem and toss that handful over my left shoulder, sort of looking like a sash. and take care of matters just as I would pulling my skirt hems up to my armpits to attend to things. :shock:
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Re: Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Skirts

Postby pelmut » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:26 pm

Kirbstone wrote:....I do think however, that that advantage only applies to shorter skirts, not floor sweepers.

No problem, just gather them up and hold them above waist level until you have sat down; then bundle them onto your lap. It soon becomes second nature.
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