Before I Wore Skirts I Never...

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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oldsalt1 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:18 am
Had to carry an extra pair of nylons in case I got a run in what I was wearing
In sort of an interesting twist on that theme -- and it runs against the grain of all the womanly advice I've gotten over the years -- I don't carry a spare set, nor do I keep a spare set in a desk-drawer at work.

I used to, years ago, but perhaps astonishingly I've gotten vastly more graceful than I once was when it never mattered if I blundered into something. This is benefit enough, mainly because I damage the world around me less than I once did, but that it also helps keep the clothing bill down is just an added bennie.

I figure I can get 15 to 20 wearings out of a typical pair of sheers, and do not believe I've purchased new stock in about 3 years. There are some secrets to be shared in this venue, most of which revolve around materials science. Contrary to laundering advice, I do not hand wash my legwear; that all goes into a mesh bag and into the load of wash that has compatible colours (sheers go in with the whites). What I don't do is throw them in the dryer, I hang them up to dry after carefully making sure that there's no twisting going on (this is especially critical for patterned or cable-knit designs). I also take great pains when donning the things to not twist them, nor apply any sharp "fingertip" force to them, preferring sliding forces instead of "pulling" forces (in other words, fingertips are extended when pulling them up rather than curled inwards).

My late ex- was astonished with the results because she had such rotten luck. I've actually gotten better over the years with the longevity.
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Had so many lovely conversation openings with both women and men actually. Just had so many lovely lovely compliments. I do tend to ‘pretty skirt’, and this pays dividends. I just like nice things I guess! And people being nice.
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oldsalt1 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:18 am
Had to carry an extra pair of nylons in case I got a run in what I was wearing
Oh I hear that. But I agree with Carl too. I have become substantially more graceful since I started wearing things, including pantyhose, that require me to be more careful about damaging them. I'll generally carry a spare pair or two when travelling only because I take a size not commonly available in corner stores and pharmacies, and of course because I always want a choice of dark or light colours...
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mishawakaskirt wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Got so many wedgies.

It seems like the only repeat problem that I have encountered with skirts is the amount of wedgies I get in my underwear.

Primarily when I am getting out of my van and sliding off the seat.

Any others find they had this problem and figured out a way to reduce or eliminate the problem?
And don't say go commando, that is not an option I would consider trying.
OK I won't say "Go commando", however it works for me. Longer skirts also help.
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...had realized that I didn’t have to be defined by the labels and cubbyholes assigned by others.
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...

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I can change my skirt with my shoes or boots on could never do that with pants

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Old Salt: I guess you were not into the bell bottom pants of the late 60's early 70's.

However, before I wore skirts, I never realized what it was like to be fully covered
and yet feeling almost naked at the same time. A light skirt in the Summer can give
you both experiences at the same time.

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PatJ wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:48 pm
[... B]efore I wore skirts, I never realized what it was like to be fully covered and yet feeling almost naked at the same time. A light skirt in the Summer can give you both experiences at the same time.
That's one of the dirty little secrets the gals don't want getting out, preferring to keep it for themselves. I've had a few conversations about that with women pals over time and everybody gets a chuckle out of it.
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Yeah, I like the "nearly naked" feeling as well. I love it when the breeze "plays" with the hem of a light skirt in summer, lifting it and swirling it around. The feel of the air movement on the legs and thighs is .... The hem movement is delightful. Another carefully hidden secret.
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Yes, a great feeling, that lack of complete enclosure, especially with a bit of a breeze.
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