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Hello again, hope this is allowed

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Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby hillaryskirt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:35 am

i just wanted to say hi again in the Introductions. Because I am new here I'm not quite sure how to move forward but I wanted to give a bit more info about myself:
I really like what this forum stands for, in the core values of freedom for men to be free in the fashion arena and, yes, wear skirts.
Of course there is alot more to it than that.
For instance I have been talking to D.... privately here and he has a fascinating line on the position of men in society - where we are seen a bit as expendable. Tough, manly, non frivolous, forgiven for lacking the full quota of emotional intelligence.
But how fun is it just to be a rather thick stud muffin? [Especially if we are not at all that type.]
I don't want to get too involved now - but just to say:
My story is that when at an all boys boarding school I was three times selected to play a female role and this involved wearing a dress. Why me? Why was I chosen? I was mortified and yet strangely elated. Now I don't want to get too stuck in this - especially because this forum is about men in skirts wearing skirts as men – but it did give me a lifelong insight into the joys of wearing a non bifurcated garment. The airiness, the pleasures, the power it gave me.
Funny thing is today I can't really get to grips with even wearing my ONE skirt I own - albeit a nice one (M&S Woman as it happens but again I wear with a male 'upper' like a shirt and tie. It is brown, just below knee and has a nice satin brown lining.
I just feel so like I can't wear it and only do so very occasionally in my house.
Oh well hope this can change.
Thoughts anyone?

PS Thank you those who responded to my first post - very welome comments thank you. :)
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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby Jim » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 pm

Maybe your one nice skirt is too nice?

I wear shorts a lot. I started wearing skirts that looked almost like my shorts. It was simple and didn't make me look much different than people were used to.
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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby crfriend » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:36 pm

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi Hillaryskirt, I agree with the others. If your one and only skirt is too smart, you need to buy something more workaday. You may also feel a little less conspicuous in it. I'm currently wearing my red cord mini, but I'm about to go and mow the lawn, so I'll put on my old knee-length denim skirt. It was the first one I bought, a good few years ago now, and it has seen a lot of use. Now it's very faded, but just right for mowing: it allows a big enough stride and I don't care if it gets grass stains on it. It's just an ordinary thing to wear. That's what you should try.
Keep on skirting,

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 pm

Greetings Hillaryskirt from the not so sunny South. I have but one piece of advise buy a CHEAP DENIM SKIRT and wear it. Wear it around the house until it feels natural and then walk out the door to get the news paper or the mail. Walk tall and with your head held high and above all smile. Do this as often as possible it will become normal for you.

I now have a closet full of skirts and dresses that a few years ago I did not have, all of them can be worn any where.

Good Luck,
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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby hillaryskirt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:48 pm

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby hillaryskirt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:52 pm

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby hillaryskirt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:02 pm

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby hillaryskirt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:05 pm

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby STEVIE » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:50 am

Hi HS,
I concur absolutely with Skirtyscot especially and would expand on my previous suggestion, "enjoy".
The key there is to take the whole thing at your own pace.
Comfort in all respects is an essential element.
I own a suede skirt that first saw the light of day in Stirling more years ago than I care to remember now.
That was the occasion of our first Scottish meeting. I have been unable for various reasons to repeat the experience.
We are planning to do it all again in Glasgow around the weekend of the 20th September.
Join us, if you can. You would find a warm welcome and I may just pack that old skirt too.
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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby hillaryskirt » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:29 pm

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Re: Hello again, hope this is allowed

Postby STEVIE » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 pm

Hi Hillary
Go to the Get Togethers and let everyone know exactly where in Scotland and when you will be around.
The September date has been fixed but that is not to say that another meet in October is out of the question.
If you prefer send me a PM and we will see what can be arranged.
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