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Floral

Postby skirtyscot » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:16 am

Almost all of my skirts are self-coloured. I did buy a floral one once, but by mistake. The photo on Ebay was not very good, and the pattern was fairly dark purple on black so I didn't see it on the screen. But a couple of months ago I was sorely tempted to buy a floral skirt. The pattern is verging on the abstract and the rich colours (including purple, no surprise there) looked really good. But the price was too high - over £20 IIRC. Anyway, I have strayed from the path of righteousness again, and had another look at Ebay. Well, wouldn't you know it, but the same skirt is there again, but cheaper! I bid the starting price and nobody else was interested, so now it is on its way to me. I have no idea if I will have the cojones to wear it outdoors, it may turn out to be a waste of £9. And I can't even guess what H will say. But I still think it looks really good. Bold, colourful.

Anyway, here it is. Whether or not you will see me in it, only time will tell.

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So, gentlemen, floral skirts - yes, no or it depends? This one and in general.
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Re: Floral

Postby crfriend » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:28 am

Go for it!

I've had a number of florals over the years, and still do, and the ones I have get active mileage including at work. Nobody bats an eyelash. It's just colour.
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Re: Floral

Postby Fred in Skirts » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:23 am

Well I would wear it any where. Look very nice.
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Re: Floral

Postby JeffB1959 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:37 am

I’d say a skirt like that begs to be worn with a black top. You could certainly make that work.
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Re: Floral

Postby moonshadow » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:59 am

I agree with the others. I really like the skirt!

In fact, if you don't want it, and should you find a way to smuggle it stateside, if it's size 12 I'd love to have it! :D
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Re: Floral

Postby Kilted_John » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:58 am

Wear it. Heck, my avatar shows me in one...

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Re: Floral

Postby mishawakaskirt » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:00 pm

I bought a floral skirt one time just to try one, I liked the style and length of it but then decided I do not like floral prints, nor look good in them. Way too fem and not my style after all.

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Re: Floral

Postby skirtyscot » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:46 pm

moonshadow wrote:... if you don't want it, and should you find a way to smuggle it stateside, if it's size 12 I'd love to have it! :D


You're too kind, and it is indeed a 12, but in UK sizing.

It's a summer skirt, so it may be a while before I model it, even if I do decide to keep it.
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Re: Floral

Postby skirtyscot » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:06 am

I've just had the fastest Ebay delivery ever! Ordered on Tuesday evening, a little after midnight, and it arrived today, Thursday.

And I love it! Disappointingly poor quality photo follows, with apologies to all haters of graininess. I think I will replace it with a decent snap when time permits.

Edit: dud photo deleted; rather better one to be found in my "pics & looks" thread.
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Re: Floral

Postby crfriend » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:16 am

skirtyscot wrote:And I love it!

For. The. WIN! (graininess aside, and the grin speaks volumes)

Lots of guys sneer at florals, but from experience I know that they can, and do, work. It's all in the details, and one can never go wrong banging one against either black or white.

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Re: Floral

Postby Caultron » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:37 am

skirtyscot wrote:I've just had the fastest Ebay delivery ever! Ordered on Tuesday evening, a little after midnight, and it arrived today, Thursday.

Looks great!
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Re: Floral

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:50 pm

To hell with the photo quality, Alastair, It's the look!
Not surprised you can get into a size 12. That floral is a bit longer than most of your others and I see it's got plenty of purple in it, too.

My skelington has a larger beam and a size 16 fits me, also to reach that low on me it'd need to be 24 or 25 inches.

Nice, though.

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Re: Floral

Postby Fred in Skirts » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:55 pm

I think it looks fandamntastic! The whole look is great. Don't worry about the graininess the look on your face tells the whole story!! :D
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Re: Floral

Postby johnb » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:14 am

skirtyscot wrote:I've just had the fastest Ebay delivery ever! Ordered on Tuesday evening, a little after midnight, and it arrived today, Thursday.

And I love it! Disappointingly poor quality photo follows, with apologies to all haters of graininess. I think I will replace it with a decent snap when time permits.

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Looks good to me.

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Re: Floral

Postby Sinned » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:03 pm

I would wear that but I would have a paler top - more lilac than anything to tone down the contrast with the skirt. Other than that it's a good skirt with a nice bold pattern - not sure that I'd call it floral though.
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