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Re: Items on eBay

Postby denimini » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:18 am

What the ....???
I was initially drawn to what I thought was a skater skirt but the title was ambiguous and after reading the description I was more confused. What is the fake part? What does one actually receive? Even the page formatting is wrong.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173736756279
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:15 pm

denimini wrote:What the ....???
I was initially drawn to what I thought was a skater skirt but the title was ambiguous and after reading the description I was more confused. What is the fake part? What does one actually receive? Even the page formatting is wrong.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173736756279


OK this is a combination of a skater skirt attached at the waist to leggings (faux two piece construction - it is a one piece garment)

note also that the ankle has a stirrup strap - keeping the legging stretched taut

Beware the Asian sizing in CMs
The largest size 3X (suitable for most of us SC folks - I and you wish ! LOL !)
Length of leggings 97 cm = 38 inches
Skirt length 38 cm = 14 inches (in definite mini-skirt range)
Waist 40 cm = 16 inches doubled to 32 inches

I would wear this but the sizing would have to go 6X

A good looking combination great for winter wear for those of you who persist in wearing skirts (kilts) year round - I do but I would vary the
color - kilt tartan and the coordination with the tights leggings complimented with the type of footwear.

So the answer is the FAUX part is the presumption that the garment is a 2 piece outfit because it looks that way.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby denimini » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:22 am

r.m.anderson wrote:
.................. So the answer is the FAUX part is the presumption that the garment is a 2 piece outfit because it looks that way.

Thanks for such a comprehensive description and answer!
Seems like one would need to go into a cubicle to have a pee.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby andrewsh » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:03 pm

Not exactly eBay, but this looks quite interesting, only if a bit tight.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby denimini » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:12 am

andrewsh wrote:Not exactly eBay, but this looks quite interesting, only if a bit tight.

Yes, it would need a quite a bit of elastane in the mix.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Sinned » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:53 am

I notice that the sizing stops at 14 which puts a sizeable slice of even the female population out of the running. Asian sizes once again. A pencil skirt and too long so not for me.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby andrewsh » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:58 am

Having got one and tried to wear it for about ½h, I can conclude it is indeed a bit tight to be comfortable to walk in. I guess I’m filing a return tomorrow.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby crfriend » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:12 pm

Pencil skirts, generally, are mainly for trying to look cute in but not necessarily function in. There's a reason I gravitate to A-line designs -- I need to be able to walk around comfortably. A design like the one pictured would hobble me to the point where I'd not be able to navigate gracefully (and "gracefully" is a variable term with me).
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby denimini » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:37 am

andrewsh wrote:Having got one and tried to wear it for about ½h, I can conclude it is indeed a bit tight to be comfortable to walk in. I guess I’m filing a return tomorrow.

You could get the shears out and cut it off to a shorter length, frayed hems are OK :) To maintain a normal stride a skirt needs to be an A-line, pleated or very short.

A previous female neighbour, who I had never seen wearing a skirt, was inspired by me wearing skirts in summer. One day she wore a pencil skirt to town and tried to step up onto the kerb as she normally would; her stride was curtailed sufficiently for her foot not to reach the kerb while the momentum of her body continued, culminating in a fall in the street! (in a skirt!). She related the story to me in a manner that I was somehow responsible. They don't live there now and she probably will never wear a skirt again.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby denimini » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:33 am

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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Gusto10 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:58 am

denimini wrote:Some post-rationalisation please:

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https://picclick.com.au/Cameo-Skirt-Size-10-12-382873808507.html


Aprils fools day?
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby STEVIE » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:13 am

Not April Fools methinks but certainly a different look.
With a tweek or two, that would appeal to the experimenter in me.
I'd start with the colour and length but the overall idea is attractive.
I'd probably want the "tapes" full sewn to the basic skirt to give it a more structured look too.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby r.m.anderson » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:29 pm

Now imagine that in a Union Jack Red/White/Blue with black trimming should cause quite a scene.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby STEVIE » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:00 pm

How about the St. Andrew's Cross, blue skirt and white tapes?
Could be done very easily.
I won't mention any others.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby r.m.anderson » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:36 pm

STEVIE wrote:How about the St. Andrew's Cross, blue skirt and white tapes?
Could be done very easily.
I won't mention any others.
Steve.


Well done Steve - and it would be a nice uncomplicated design

Reference LINK:

http://scotshistoryonline.co.uk/saltire/saltire.html
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
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Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
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Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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