I'm far from skinny and have a 31" waist. But I'm not big. It's easy to find skirts that fit in a resale store--harder to get some with good pockets.
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A lot of guys are somewhat "rotund" and the lack of larger sizes cuts them out of the equation. I'm an oddball in that I'm 6'4 vertically and a 36" waist -- and folks are worried whether I'm anorexic. (Not that I know of; I merely eat what I need. My frame can easily carry 200 pounds, but I weigh just a shade over 160.) That's one reason I like skirts with some volume to them!
The shots of me in my Pics and Looks thread from the late 2000s and the early 2010s show what I look like carrying about 205 pounds. A decade of stress and travails has taken a toll, and I need to alter a lot of my clothing so it'll just stay on me at this point.
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Well, mine has arrived. It's a 32" and comfortable. I managed to get it in drab green, and it actually looks very similar to a short skirt I already have (2nd hand, George from Asda), with the big difference that it is positively bristling with pockets. It also has many broad belt loops, and velcro rather than a button fastening at the waist, which allows for more precise adjustment. The material is polycotton with an inlaid square mesh (coincidentally the same as a recently bought pair of trousers). I wore it into town (with shirt, long socks, and shoes, as it it were a pair of shorts), and had one comment about my "bangin' skirt", which I think was positive (if I interpreted the tone correctly).Offkilter69 wrote: ↑Mon May 09, 2022 12:26 pmThe Helikon Tex tactical skirts have slits in the back. The denim skirt is stretchy in addition to having a slit, making it very comfortable. They are somewhat short depending on your height at 18.5 inches for the 34 waist, but the cut is good for a guy. Some reviews from women complained that they are tight on curvy hips— including my lady. The pockets are great, better than on any other shorts or utility kilt that I own.
Thanks! That's good info. I'll have to look into one of these here at some point soon...Offkilter69 wrote: ↑Wed May 11, 2022 12:35 pmI have a 36 inch waist, and the size 34 fits fine. They’re sized like USA pant sizes: smaller than the actual measurement. I also have a 33 that fits so-so with help from the Velcro closer, but is a bit tighter that I feel is comfortable at this stage of my life. It’s more and more about comfort for me, which is one of the primary reasons kilts and skirts are appealing!