Maybe a skirt suit remedy

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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Gusto10 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:37 am

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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Raakone » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:11 am

Do you mean like what's done in certain Pacific islands? The Samoas, Tonga, and Fiji all have variants of the business suit where, instead of trousers, one wears a formal version of the sarong, made out of suit material, generally matching the jacket (and in the case of Fiji, for some instances, the skirt may have a serrated hem. In the case of Tonga, besides wearing a "necktie", one also wears a "waist tie" over the skirt called a ta ovala) Also, typically nice sandals substitute for the wingtips or loafers worn for the Western suit.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Gregg1100 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:08 pm

Search Nicola Sturgeon- Scottish mp (??). She nearly always wears a skirt suit, a lot of the time in red. I like skirt suits, don't like her.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Ray » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:05 am

Nicola does indeed look really smart in her skirt suits. I think she's great!
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Mark as in Mark » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Gusto10 wrote:Would this be an idea?
http://www.der-herrenrock.de/executive.html


I would not wear that. It has pinstripes and the bulge area is made even more pronounced with non-matching stripes. I'll stick to skirts that may not hide the bulge but certainly don't draw attention to it either.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Gusto10 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:03 am

Mark as in Mark wrote:
Gusto10 wrote:Would this be an idea?
http://www.der-herrenrock.de/executive.html


I would not wear that. It has pinstripes and the bulge area is made even more pronounced with non-matching stripes. I'll stick to skirts that may not hide the bulge but certainly don't draw attention to it either.


I fully agree. I.m.o. all the designs are a bit over the top.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:30 am

Ray wrote:Nicola does indeed look really smart in her skirt suits. I think she's great!

I think she looks very good in her suits. Past that no Idea who she is.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Stevie D » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:12 am

Ray wrote:I have a gorgeous fine wool green & purple skirt suit (think country set, Brits; look it up,non-brits).
It's a kilt suit! 3 piece, and finely tailored! No rough fabric; it's almost silky to the touch. Okay, it's very expensive, but it will last decades :-)


Here's a photo of Ray in his outfit. He looks very smart indeed!
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Grok » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:17 am

Thanks for displaying the image Stevie-a fine looking outfit. :D
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby Ray » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:48 am

Thanks Stevie. That's my first ever picture on Skirtcafe/Tom's Cafe!
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby mugman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:40 pm

An excellent look Ray!

I've found a suitable jacket on eBay and the colouring is very close to the charcoal grey skirt. I've photoshopped the reduced length of it, otherwise is far too long.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby tesjolts » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:39 am

Pete,
that looks very professional!!. Great for a business meeting.

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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby mugman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:43 am

The jacket was only £4. I'll look for another with shorter sleeves and maybe get that altered in length. Trying to match material and colour from online photography is obviously hit and miss, so I'm expecting a few bum steers.

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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby skirted_in_SF » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:34 am

I found a jacket on the $5 rack at the consignment shop I've been buying from recently. I looked inside to find a size label - no label except for a patch in the upper chest that said Brioni. That is a very expensive Italian suit brand. I took it to a dressing booth and tried it on. Not bad fit, a little big, but it was a men's jacket. I asked the owner what a men's jacket was doing in her store. She said it was brought in by a women who had been wearing it.
I didn't buy it even though she though it was probably cashmere and went well with the skirt I was wearing. But is was men's suit jacket length which is longer than I want to wear with a skirt.
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Re: Maybe a skirt suit remedy

Postby jmiller842 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 pm

I found that if you try a man's "Short" jacket, the look is not too bad. As mentioned, regular men's jackets are too long. But a short jacket works for me. 44S. Colour matching can be a problem, as you are trying to match two completely different pieces of clothing from different parts of the store. Unless it's black, that's easier. Even then you have to be careful of shading.

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