Velvet skirt

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Velvet skirt

Postby Bertino56 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:56 am

I don't own anything remotely like this. But this one sort of caught my fancy.
https://www.toa.st/uk/product/womens+ne ... +skirt.htm
I like the way it's presented on the model. No frills, serviceable footwear, etc.
I like the green slightly better than the blue. Something I would consider wearing
for one of those nicer occasions.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby skirtedbrit » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:17 am

I have one very similar in red, very comfortable and a definite favourite.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby crfriend » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:09 am

I have three that are similar, but with more of a flare, and really like them. One's blue, another black, and the third red. All are worn reasonably frequently.

Velvet is a wonderful fabric.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby Sinned » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:27 pm

I have two like that in black with inbuilt slips, virtually a floor-sweepers on me - one is 38", plain and Laura Ashley and the other 41", sparkly appearance and CMD. Definitely best wear items and extremely comfortable and warm. The LA cost me £3 and the CMD £2.50. £85 phut, far too expensive!
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby Bertino56 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:58 pm

Another example.
There is nothing in the skirt, the model, the description, or the
photographs, that indicate either "male" or "female."
https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women ... 41407.aspx
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby Ralph » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:37 pm

I have a pair similar to that - one green and one purple. Nice and warm in cool weather, and I do like the simple, unadorned style.

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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:52 pm

Sinned wrote:I have two like that in black with inbuilt slips, virtually a floor-sweepers on me - one is 38", plain and Laura Ashley and the other 41", sparkly appearance and CMD. Definitely best wear items and extremely comfortable and warm. The LA cost me £3 and the CMD £2.50. £85 phut, far too expensive!


Ah, a man who loves a bargain. Quick, buy that second one, it's got £238 off.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby Sinned » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Of course. I may not be born in Yorkshire but am now an adopted one. Anybody that pays those sorts of prices, even the "sale" ones needs their head examining. The majority of the price is for A. M.'s name. The only skirt that has cost more than £5 is a genuine Scottish kilt and it was MOH that paid for that. Some I have been given so I have over 100 skirts at an average price of £2.52 each. Those that were gifts from MOH and are a bit big and some are just a tad too small so that I can, at a stretch ( ? ), get into them but they are too tight around the middle to be comfortable. I will get into them though ....

Ball park figures I am for < £5 for a skirt and < £10 for a dress. Up till now I have not broken either barrier.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby skirtyscot » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:27 pm

I can't work out if I'm more impressed by your eye for a bargain or by your ability to work out the average price to the nearest penny. Do you keep a list, and if so, why?

The £476 one would ruin your average, best not bother with it.

I can never understand how two bits of material and some elastic for the waist are worth so much, even if the result was designed by a genius and is perfect in every way.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby Sinned » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:52 am

In the early days of my skirting, when I was gathering a lot of my stock from charity shops and ebay, I started to lose track of what I had in terms of colours, materials, patterns, textures and so on. So I started to keep a track in excel mainly so I wasn't buying too many of a particular colour and it just went from there. So when I buy one I list it now and of course it's easy to total up and compute the average in excel. Oh, and that average does include the kilt MOH bought at £25 so if that was excluded then the average would be even lower.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 am

That is impressively OCD organised, Dennis.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:37 pm

Did someone say SKIRT - oh that was VELVET SKIRT ?

I have one of each color of this Velvet Skorted Skirt:

velvet skort.jpg


13 inches long - tight fitting waist - and internal matching shorts.
Also have the Black and Red without underpants - CAUTION Zone.
Suitable for winter wear with tights - flashy skater apparel.
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WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby Sinned » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 pm

Alastair, I must admit that in some ways I'm OCD and in others a bit disorganised. When younger I was a philatelist and still have my collection which I dabble with from time to time. I also built models so learnt to use my hands for detailed work and I am a genealogist so the exacting work is part of my nature and upbringing, I suppose. But the list of skirts came about accidentally and I couldn't tell you how many or what type of my other clothes I have.

BTW I have just realised that I also have a velvet LBD. I put it on tonight whilst MOH was out. I must admit that I have a very soft spot for velvet type clothing.
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:13 am

r.m.anderson wrote:Did someone say SKIRT - oh that was VELVET SKIRT ?

I have one of each color of this Velvet Skorted Skirt:

velvet skort.jpg


13 inches long - tight fitting waist - and internal matching shorts.
Also have the Black and Red without underpants - CAUTION Zone.
Suitable for winter wear with tights - flashy skater apparel.


Are you ever going to wear them?
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Re: Velvet skirt

Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:42 am

skirtyscot wrote:
r.m.anderson wrote:Did someone say SKIRT - oh that was VELVET SKIRT ?

I have one of each color of this Velvet Skorted Skirt:

velvet skort.jpg


13 inches long - tight fitting waist - and internal matching shorts.
Also have the Black and Red without underpants - CAUTION Zone.
Suitable for winter wear with tights - flashy skater apparel.


Are you ever going to wear them?


YES I do wear them !
Posted stock photos - easier to do than doing a artic fashion runway snow (ah er I mean show).
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Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
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Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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