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chilpaul
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Hello from Essex UK

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Hi
I first became interested in skirts just over a year ago, it started by borrowing a sarong from the wife to put on whilst queuing for an ice-cream at the beach last summer, it seemed the natural thing to do as I was only wearing speedo's at the time. I could see it prompted a bit of a reaction to others in the que but it didn't bother me, in fact I guess I welcomed it. A few weeks later we were in the garden sunning ourselves and we had a parcel delivery, so again I borrowed the sarong to answer the door, the delivery man smiled when he took a photo of me with the parcel as proof of delivery.

When on holiday I often partake in doing a bit of a dare, a bit of skinny dipping or just getting naked in a risky situation and the wife taking a snap, but the next holiday I came up with something a little different, I was to go into town wearing a skirt and buy a bottle of wine, and this I did. I was a little disappointed as I got absolutely no reaction from anyone, no one seamed to notice, I think people tend to see what they expect to see and the difference between black shorts and a black skirt isn't very much at first glance. Anyway since that time I have bought several skirts and been shopping and eating out wearing them with the wife joining me, she is happy as long as we are well away from our home town or at home, I still enjoy seeing a double take but it's more just about enjoying wearing the skirt nowadays.

My 'look' is very much of a macho man in a skirt, I like plain skirts in a solid color, nothing remotely feminine looking and cargo skirts with pockets are a favorite. I am awaiting delivery on my next purchase ......

https://www.amazon.co.uk/YAODAMAI-Medie ... 57&sr=8-12

And this one may be next ...

https://lightheartgear.com/products/hik ... 69ec&_ss=r

I do feel frustrated at the lack of skirts in the shops at the moment, and I long for the day when they become more acceptable as menswear, but until then I will try and promote them when I can
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Welcome to the club!
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chilpaul wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:40 pm
My 'look' is very much of a macho man in a skirt, I like plain skirts in a solid color, nothing remotely feminine looking and cargo skirts with pockets are a favorite. I am awaiting delivery on my next purchase ......

https://www.amazon.co.uk/YAODAMAI-Medie ... 57&sr=8-12
And a welcome from me too!

I've pointed out before here that this skirt is actually a Chinese clone of a French design:
https://hiatus-shop.com/en/2010-hiatus- ... black.html
The original is rather better made, and of a better fabric. I have one and it has been admired at parties etc. ;-) i think that Hiatus is worth supporting. Nonetheless, I hope you'll get lot of enjoyment out of yours when it arrives.....
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Welcome!

I’d be interested to hear how your first skirt fits/ feels. I have the light heart gear one in green and don’t recommend that color because it’s a different fabric. Get the black or purple one.

Again Welcome and I look forward to your reviews!
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Hola Chilpaul;

Prepare to be disappointed -- you can run around all day long in your skirts and you are not going to get much reaction -- especially from the "maucho" look ones! Maybe try a cute colorful micro tutu and might get something out of the sleepy public, but don't forget to die your hair, do your nails, get heels and an lace cut leather vest open to the belly-button if want to be sure somebody notices!

OK, that may be a bit over-the-top -- but the reactions from skirts is mostly what it should be -- nothing, unless you are actively being weird in some other way as well.

tis great the wife is on-board; and hopefully you will both "bring it home" before long -- it really isn't any different. Sarongs for some reason seem to be noticed, but glossed over; maybe due to the fairly widely recognition of men in the pacific islands and some other vacations spots commonly in them as well. You sound like a fun couple -- welcome aboard and dive in -- or 'drink-up', the cafe is open 24/7!

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:welcome:
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Welcome to the cafe. I do like the hiking skirt in either purple or midnight blue but wouldn't pay that price.
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Looking at the lightheartgear hiking skirt, the one with normal fly and slash pockets with a bit of flare looks sort-of OK, were it made of decent material, but it looks Etsy cheap.
$98 speaks of an outrageous mark-up and with the extra Customs levy on goods from the US plus the apparently unstoppable march of the value of the Almighty Dollar, that product is eminently forgettable.

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Kirbstone wrote:
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:05 am
Looking at the lightheartgear hiking skirt, the one with normal fly and slash pockets with a bit of flare looks sort-of OK, were it made of decent material, but it looks Etsy cheap.
$98 speaks of an outrageous mark-up and with the extra Customs levy on goods from the US plus the apparently unstoppable march of the value of the Almighty Dollar, that product is eminently forgettable.

Tom
Hope the price comes down. I really like them, find them Uber comfortable and have that outdoors feel to them that allows people to accept cause it’s for something “athletic”
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