Hi from Olga

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Hi from Olga

Postby Olga » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:04 am

I live in Santa Cruz, California. I am 42 years old woman.
I have a wonderful, intelligent and brave friend, he lives in Russia and he is 42 years old as well. He never wears pants, only skirts, and he has a very hard (but free and happy) life because of that. It is very difficult for him to find a job, so I am looking for skirt designs which would be more appropriate for job interviews.
I an very glad that I found this forum!
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Re: Hi from Olga

Postby Uncle Al » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:36 am

Hi Olga and :welcome:

It is nice to see a woman support her man in his clothing choices :!:

It would be nicer to see more women supporting men who choose to be a
bit more "Off Stream" than "Main Stream", with a 'herd mentality', when
they dress just like every other man on the street.

It's nice to be 'different', wear comfortable clothes and not cause a 'stir'
with the rest of the world.

I hope you're able to find what you're looking for and your 'man' will be
able to visit you in California, dressed as comfortable has he can be :!: :mrgreen:

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Re: Hi from Olga

Postby Olga » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:17 am

Thank you, Uncle Al!

I am happily married. Vladimir, who wears skirts and lives in Russia, is my dear friend. I hope he will visit us some day!
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Re: Hi from Olga

Postby Uncle Al » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Olga - Sorry :!: I couldn't tell by your intro that you're married :oops:

I Hope your 'other half' has found the comfort of skirts & kilts :!:

I still hope your friend is able to visit you and have a wonderful time :)

All the best to you & your family :!:

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Re: Hi from Olga

Postby kodiak » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:44 pm

Hello Olga, I am new to the whole skirted man thing but am very supportive of it. I also do pre 1840's fur trade era reenactments and am thinking that the prairie skirt design might be a good bet or other skirts from that era. I know my gentalman caller wears skirts and has been to a few rendezvous with me and worn his kilt and eventually a skirt. He say he likes the styles of that era and now has me shopping for fabric that is male appropriate and looking at trading posts online for patterns. Just an idea but a little history might be helpful because back in the day men wore skirts.
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Re: Hi from Olga

Postby crfriend » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:05 pm

kodiak wrote:I also do pre 1840's fur trade era reenactments and am thinking that the prairie skirt design might be a good bet or other skirts from that era.

One of the skirts I own is a design-descendent of the prairie-skirt (a Victorian-era "walking skirt), and it's very nice indeed, but requires a lot of attention in managing it and that usually means a petticoat at the very least. The amount of material in the garment is positively vast, has a tendency to get in the way without the fullness a petticoat offers, and is too warm for summer months (although that warmth would be very nice for Wisconsin winters).

Just an idea but a little history might be helpful because back in the day men wore skirts.

There's not a lot to go on in the historical record for outright skirts save the Scottish kilt and the Greek/Albanian fustanella; history seems to indicate that tunics and robes were vastly more common for guys than two-piece "top" and "bottom" garments. This may be down to construction techniques (most "historical" fabric tends to be woven) in use, and which may have favoured single-piece garments (which could be lengthened or shortened at sill by use of a belt or sash).

I know that my walking skirt is an unforgiving fit and can be problematic as there's precisely no give at the waist; given the typical male form (limited, or no, "curves"), this can cause problems with getting it to stay up and be comfortable at the same time. My new-construction elastic-waist skirts, on the other hand, obviate those complaints and are an absolute joy to wear at the expense of not being "historic" in the slightest.

What the lads in the Renaissance would have concocted with fabrics like elastane and synthetic dyes may, perhaps, be best left to the imagination.
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Re: Hi from Olga

Postby kodiak » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:10 am

Just had a thought, look on ebay at belly dance skirts there is allot of material that flows beautifully, also you could get skirt ideas from a broad search of the ebay shop site but becareful not to get overwhelmed by the 1000's of skirts to pile through. My friend has a macabe skirt that is neat, it has straps to tie it up into pants of a sort. Just a few ideas happy hunting.
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