Strange and unusual skirts

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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Aren't those hoops the things they use for eyelet curtains?
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Sinned wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:25 pm
Aren't those hoops the things they use for eyelet curtains?
They sure are and that skirt may well have been cut from a curtain.
Could have all sorts of possibilities for a recycling/repurposing/DIY enthusiast.
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People would probably take a second look if you were wearing this.
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I am intrigued by the cut of this skirt. I think it would be great to wear; snug where it needs to be and very free and flowy lower down. If it was cheaper I would buy it to try it, although longer than my usual fare and not my choice of textile.
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denimini wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:59 am
People would probably take a second look if you were wearing this.
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I've worn polka dots, but nothing as large as that. Hmm! Perhaps I might give something like that a try.
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I saw this several years ago. Thought about making a utility type kilt like this. Never had the time to pursue it.
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Pleats wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:04 pm
I saw this several years ago. Thought about making a utility type kilt like this. Never had the time to pursue it.

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Oddly enough I kind of like it. Especially the idea of being able to be a little bit pleated one day, and fully pleated the next. Recall the brand or where you saw it?
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I saw it on Pinterest being sold by modaoperandi.com. It is no longer on their site. They have some unique items on that site but the prices are ridiculous. Apparently based out of New York.
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Probably 50 bucks in zippers and then the labor to sew in place WOW - - -
AND you still need closer to hold in place at the waist ***
*** note the gap in the waist at number 2 zipper from the garments left side ?
"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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r.m.anderson wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:34 pm
Probably 50 bucks in zippers and then the labor to sew in place WOW - - -
AND you still need closer to hold in place at the waist ***
*** note the gap in the waist at number 2 zipper from the garments left side ?
Heh - I found that gap somewhat hilarious - you'd think any of the zippers could suffice. Still trying to work out in my head how one would go about modifying an existing skirt, and possibly where to source cheap zippers.
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Pleats wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:16 pm
I saw it on Pinterest being sold by modaoperandi.com. It is no longer on their site. They have some unique items on that site but the prices are ridiculous. Apparently based out of New York.
Thanks for the clue! Doing some internet sleuthing found this blog:

http://fashionjunkie.com/2013/05/get-punkd/
Out of all the offerings I came across – from ripped Ramone’s T’s fastened with safety pins, stud-embellished combat boots to razor blade cuffs, Moda Operandi’s exclusive punk shop contains the most original and outlandish selection. One particular piece worth collecting – provided you can cough up the cash; this avant-garde Thom Browne wool zipped kilt, currently available for only $3,820.
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7 visible zippers on one side - the other side ? ? ? maybe 7 more - - -
And then the hidden one to fasten close the waist ?
Zippers have a metal tang and the teeth are metal would make for
a crisp very rigid pleat and abrasive against other objects rubbed
up against. Care taken wearing tights (pantyhosiery) for runs !

Zippers in a notions dry goods sewing shop probably $5-6 each
on eBay much less.

Now the difficult thing to estimate the LABOR to sew in place
those zippers - a lot of intensive (labor) work in planning pinning
the zippers for the sewing machine to do it work times 14 (more?).
Each zipper would only be closing the closed gap between two
pleats and not to the interior within the skirt.

NOTE Coder's post about the $3820 price tag

The machine to sew the zippers would not have to be special
like a serger but still yet there would not be a lot of room for
the needle to do its magic fastening the zipper to pleat.

Nylon plastic zippers could be used but would not have that
crisp edge to make the pleats stand out.

Final note/comment avoid airline travel - the TSA machines
are going to go bonkers and then some wearing this thru
security - even the hand held wanders are going to flip out !
"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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I found one quite cheaply on eBay.
A miniskirt version a couple of years ago. Only bare skin behind the zips though - so the options are only slits; big, little or none; many or one.
Only the front zipper fully disconnects for putting it on like a wraps skirt.
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Found one! I think...

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https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m28345784879/

It isn't too odd, but I find the length and composition of the fringe to be a bit weird. Without it it's 11.5" long, with 14.5" long.

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All that fringe material to T-I-C-K-L-E- the thighs and whatever which way the breezy winds blows it around !
"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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