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by floatingmetal
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Artsy skirts
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: Artsy skirts

I'd not been paying attention to where you worked - I'd say a university is about the perfect place. The second place I properly wore skirts and dresses for work was at a Students Union and it was no issue at all, once I'd summoned up the courage to do it the first time. As for the dino skirt, I thi...
by floatingmetal
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Artsy skirts
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: Artsy skirts

Perhaps approach it a slightly different way. Go to HR in advance and let them know that you intend to wear a (suitable, meets dress code) skirt to work. That's it's not part of changing your gender identity, that people should still call you by your name and you don't require any particular other s...
by floatingmetal
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: The things people will say
Replies: 57
Views: 1712

Re: The things people will say

Three days out of five in the first week - that's pretty full-on. Kill or cure! Although as I work in a medical/academic environment (in IT) I must point out that's not an official policy... :wink: The overall response seems very encouraging, so do you reckon you're now free to wear skirts or dress...
by floatingmetal
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: The things people will say
Replies: 57
Views: 1712

Re: The things people will say

I've spend countless days scouring different "communities" trying to find out where I fit in (as a way to analyze myself and my motivations), and always end up back at men in skirts. That is to say, it's just fashion for me, and this is where I feel most comfortable. But the majority of stuff regar...
by floatingmetal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Can't buy a skirt
Replies: 27
Views: 5253

Re: Can't buy a skirt

I think Hairy has it closest. I know lots of places I can go for clothes, shops and online. What I found interesting was that a complete class of garment was missing.
by floatingmetal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: OMG Moment..
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: OMG Moment..

That's great! Don't think you could ask for much better? Decided what you're going to wear for bike fettling at the weekend?
by floatingmetal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Can't buy a skirt
Replies: 27
Views: 5253

Can't buy a skirt

I mean that literally - a check round the notionally women's section of the local Tesco revealed bifuricated garments aplenty, a few dresses of the summer beach cover-up variety and no skirts at all. Not even just not in my size. Nor a space where they should have been. OK it's not like I have a sho...
by floatingmetal
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Museum trip
Replies: 31
Views: 2703

Re: Museum trip

Well, that's better than having the keel on the bottom of the canal! You say that but sometimes the water level does drop far enough that I am on the bottom. On the bank side there's only a few inches at the best of times so I can't sink far in the worst case. Ultrasound measurement is magic. I'm g...
by floatingmetal
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Museum trip
Replies: 31
Views: 2703

Re: Museum trip

Keep at it, you're doing good so far. FM! It's been for bloomin' ever. How's life on the waterways? Still floating, thanks! Busy, what with one thing and another. Another including ripping the floor out of the back part of the boat and worrying about how much of the 10mm of steel between you and th...
by floatingmetal
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Museum trip
Replies: 31
Views: 2703

Re: Museum trip

Keep at it, you're doing good so far.

Can also suggest the Oxfam online shop - a lot of M&S but other brands as well. I've had a couple of really nice Laura Ashley skirts from there for instance.
by floatingmetal
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1274
Views: 142673

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

I have only ever seen one of these garments being worn. I understand this garment is popular in the region of Seattle where it is marketed. I certainly tend to only wear one of mine at a time... (or will, once I've lost a bit of waist again, oops) I have had two reports that purchasers have not fou...
by floatingmetal
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: On crossdressing
Replies: 345
Views: 22510

Re: On crossdressing

Just before Christmas (and I'm sorry to be only just catching up on here) I gave a topic presentation to the counselling course I'm on about working with clients with Trans* issues. It's a huge topic for a 30 minute presentation and the more research I did, the harder it got (and I ended up over-run...
by floatingmetal
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirtcraft Kickstarter is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 5268

Re: Skirtcraft Kickstarter is Live

I've now worn mine out and about a few times and I'm very happy with it. Still not quite worked out the best pockets to put everything in but getting there. Might need some form of in-pocket phone holder so it doesn't drop down so far! I've done one wash in cold water but will try a 30degree wash as...
by floatingmetal
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: London
Replies: 20
Views: 1271

Re: London

Just to add another vote for skirts not being an issue in London, I do so occasionally (3 times in the last fortnight, just when I feel like it). Some days there are a few looks (but noticed anything hostile, just questioning) but mostly people hardly seem to notice.
by floatingmetal
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Boots
Replies: 43
Views: 3505

Re: Boots

Just to throw in my current favourite boots, from UK supplier http://www.ambrosewilson.com who conveniently (especially for men shopping across the virtual aisle) provide detailed fitting guides and a range of foot width and calf diameter options.
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