Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.

Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:25 pm

I am placing this topic in this section as we will have to consider changing our style of skirts as the weather changes and the temperature falls.
Monday 23 september will be the autumn equinox and the first day of Autumn.
I have been successfully wearing my summer skirts for some months so I will soon to consider life in the falling temperatures in S.W. Mainland U.K.

First I will add a second summer skirt with one hem lower than the other...then another slip and possibly change to wearing heavier skirts .
In the depths of last winter , I wore leggings under my skirts for a month . Temperature now 20 C with more rain on the way.

A couple of days ago we the last of the U.S. Hurricane which tracked its way across Mid Atlantic . We only had a force 7 Near Gale for a day.

It was reported by the Met Records that this time of year in 1919 Britain had a 32 C heat wave followed by frost and snow. So you never can tell.
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby new2skirts » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:41 pm

For autumn, the half slip is your friend :wink: I have bought some cami and knicker sets as well as more tights today as I went to Marks & Spencer... they are so desperate for custom, the tills were empty save for a few doing returns (gotta watch the linings on some of their skirts, but the underwear is to die for) and there are some nice stretchy pencil skirts of varying lengths and colours.

Skirt length is never a problem with the right underwear and tights. I naturally go for darker colours for work (grey / black tights or stockings with a grey skirt), but autumn usually means windy days, so no more floaty skirts or feminine dresses :roll:

Unless some days are in trousers, naturally a skirt is a little colder. Before we know it, it will be slippery leaves underfoot and digging out winter boots :wink:
new2skirts
Distinguished Member
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:30 pm

Believe it or not , Marks and Spencer closed their shop in Falmouth earlier this year.....many of their skirt sizings are larger in dimension than other suppliers
for their female size....Bought a pencil skirt in a 12 with a slim hip sizing......the sizing of different M and S styles does vary.
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:37 pm

In the colder weather I sometimes wear a heavier A Line Skirt with a full summer skirt underneath.
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:46 pm

This sunday evening was my last Kilted summer evening cliff walk. A sunny evening with the sea only just breaking white. Temperature down to 16 C .
Autumn tomorrow....only three months and the days will be drawing out again....then it will be Christmas .
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby skirtpettiman » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Now that the weather is getting cooler I start to increase the layers under my skirt; sometimes wearing as many as five layers of cotton or poly cotton petticoats. In really cold weather I wear one of my fluffy multi layered tiered nylon petticoats under a denim skirt.
User avatar
skirtpettiman
Distinguished Member
 
Posts: 111
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:04 am
Location: St Austell, Cornwall, England.

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:44 pm

skirtpettiman wrote:Now that the weather is getting cooler I start to increase the layers under my skirt; sometimes wearing as many as five layers of cotton or poly cotton petticoats. In really cold weather I wear one of my fluffy multi layered tiered nylon petticoats under a denim skirt.

Skirt Pettiman. You are my nearest neighbour . I live in a shanty town of timber buildings with thatched roofs , inhabited by pirates and smugglers .
Just south of Helston.....In March 2018 we had a 20 foot high tidal wave running two miles up the Helford river.

I bought a micro porous beach changing robe today , nearly down to my ankles . I am a wee laddie . ....As the rain and wind came in overnight
I wore this micro porous towelling garment over a sweater and under a sports jacket and under a full summer skirt with an elasticated waist .
A new move to stay warm in the falling temperatures.....see my beach robe thread.

Temperatures down with drizzle and showers...... plenty of wind again today ...... more rain tomorrow.
I must get out my 50 's style net petticoat and wear it with a full circle skirt .
I remember when the lassies wore this fashion style to the local flea pit ( cinema ) to watch their American idols performing on their live British tours.
Chuck Berry , Little Richard ,etc.

Net petticoat works well with one of my fuller denim skirts.
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:14 am

Saturday was grey with plenty of wind...As I was going for my flue jab , I wore a knee length box pleated tweed skirt with my tweed sports jacket .
Perhaps a bit warmer than my summer skirts . Still have bare legs and white ankle socks with my male black shoes ...

Spent an hour down at one of the local harbours chatting with a lassie regarding dogs ,and our travels around the U.K.
Then another hour in a local shop discussing the three historic water mills in the village .

Off to the supermarket for lunch....I have spoken about the pinafore skirt as the latest fashion out on the street . Found one in my size or my chosen size ,
in the supermarket female fashion store . Ideal for wearing over a Thick sweater . I can only describe this garment as a straight denim tube
with a bib and brace top with adjustable shoulder straps...No adjustable waist fastenings ...Being a loose fit , I can wear the garment with a tunic top
or smock over the shoulder straps or wear a summer skirt underneath the knee length pinfore skirt .
I then found a patterned tunic top in a larger size which I can wear under or over this skirt. Try looking in Sainsburys supermarket in the U.K.

They also have runs of unsold stock at half price ....Like other fashion chains they are feeling the pinch ...Check out your local Saisburys T . U . Female Fashions .

All an Autumn interesting day out with no skirting problems . Weather is patchy every day with sunshine and showers
Temp between 15 and 23 c so still acceptable ...We are seeing the tail end of a Hurricane which has drifted across the Atlantic .

Last year my weather reports showed the temperature had dropped by the second week of October . That will be in a couple of weeks time .
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:43 pm

Rain and drizzle again on the last day of September....The latest Hurricane out in the Atlantic
should be approaching U.K. this weekend...Temperatures falling .

Sunray pleated black skirt today....Possible gale on Friday....this is advanced forecast .....might change later in the week.....
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: Autumn Skirts In Cornwall

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:26 am

Yesterday , Friday was a pleasant sunny day .Wind up to near gale with the passing of Hurricane Lorenzo...
Plenty of rain at night. ..!.5 Inches in a couple of days ..... Temperature still pleasant at 22 C
Less wind today ..possible rain at tea time
weeladdie18
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 1261
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm


Return to Skirts and Kilts for Men

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests