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Post by russ272 »

I have lurked and read long enough,,,,want to make,,,,I have wanted to wear skirts for some time...not as a cross dresser....but for the comfort...that shorts/pants do not offer. Up till now I have only worn bath wraps...out on short errands....tried a utility kilt...but was surprisingly I am now determined to find true skirts to and suggestions are welcomed....

over looked info....I am in Oklahoma....would like to know if other "Okies" are here
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Post by oldsalt1 »

not sure what country but if US go to KOHLS on line very nice assortment of denim skirts reasonable prices. I think a denim skirt is your perfect starting point
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Welcome Russ. Yes, denim is a good starting point. Also I found that I tried many types and lengths before settling on some style that I was happy with. To do this experimental stage cheaply I bought heaps of skirts from charity shops so anything that was not suitable I could afford to donate to another shop. Take a tape measure with you as the waist measurement is the main dimension whether it fits or not.
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Post by skirtyscot »

Welcome Russ! Start with denim, knee-length is probably best unless the weather is too hot, in which case you could go 3 or 4 inches shorter. Whatever you feel is comfortable and pleasing to the eye. If you're happy with that, congratulations and welcome to the world of men's skirts! If you want to be a bit more adventurous, congratulations and welcome to the world of men's skirts!

Do let us know how you get on. If it's not easy at first, stick at it.
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Post by Kirbstone »

I second that motion. Just jot it down in the minutes......Knee-length Denim or a bit shorter is the way to go. Your call whether to go pencil, straight, A-line or flared. Pockets are always useful, but not essential if you wear a jacket or carry a bag of sorts.

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Irrespective of what colour. length, material, pattern or style of skirt you wear the most important aspects are attitude and confidence. If you go out owning the look with head held high then you'll be accepted. If you are embarrassed, fearful then others will pick up on that. Welcome to a very interesting journey.
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Post by Dust »


While I'm a big advocate for utility kilts, some of the cheap ones especially are truly awful. I've bought a few that never see the light of day because they are nearly unwearable.

I never do the denim shorts thing anymore (and almost no jeans) so the denim skirts I usually pass on as well. If I were you, I'd think about what fabrics and colors you like to wear shorts (or pants) in, and try to find similar fabric skirts. For me that's a lot of khaki, black, and grey, plus athletic stuff in blue. Dull, sure, but when I buy other stuff, it tends to sit in the back of the closet, unworn.
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Post by KiltedintheValley »

Welcome to the Cafe!

A good place to look for your first skirt(s) is any thrift store. All of my skirts have come from Goodwill or Plato's Closet. Denim is a good place to start. Even in the summer, a knee-length denim skirt is far more comfortable than any pair of shorts :D

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Welcome to the only place where you will find friendly banter about skirts and the worlds view of us.

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