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Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby skirtingtoday » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:24 am

Anyone seen this website - some of the first pics are wayyyyyyyyy over the top but a lot of sensible stuff in the pics below.

http://pierrecarl.tumblr.com/
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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby Charlie » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:10 pm

Trouble is, they never seem to get beyond the cat walk. There are a few skirts there that I'd like to wear, but where do you find a retail outlet? Roll on the day when I can walk into Marks & Sparks or British Home Stores (or even a gents outfitters) and get measured for a skirt!

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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby couyalair » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:42 pm

I'd say that designers are the last people to look for if we have any hope of skirts going mainstream. Producing outrageous and impractical garments may be fun, or just and ego-trip for the designer, but, a has been said over and over again, they'll never been seen on the street.
The only hope is that some designer will sew his label on a plain simple denim (or similar) skirt, put a huge price on it and let the snobs fight their way to the counter to be first with an overpriced labeled garment. Then others will copy and before long, plain simple denim (or similar) skirts will available (made in the far east) in cheap and cheerful shops at reasonable prices.

Meanwhile, who (man or woman) wants to go blindfold and look like a wedding cake?
Not I.

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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby skirtyscot » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Charlie, can you get measured for anything in M&S or BHS? You don't see staff wandering round with tape measures.

But I did spot a nice knee-length denim skirt in BHS the other day, so I bought it. £15 - not bad. It comes in a "wide" range of colours you might like: black, grey, navy blue, light blue. High fashion - who needs it?
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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby Sarongman » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:19 am

That blindfolded ambulatory "wedding cake", as Martin so aptly put it, is totally hideous. The others don't do anything for me either. The minis, with leggings, are close (but not quite) to what some on this forum are comfortable with, but nothing there is, in any way, what would tempt an ordinary bloke to consider a skirt as an option. When so called fashion designers decide to stop designing while on their drug of choice, something sensible may come out.
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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby Charlie » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am

skirtyscot wrote:Charlie, can you get measured for anything in M&S or BHS? You don't see staff wandering round with tape measures.

But I did spot a nice knee-length denim skirt in BHS the other day, so I bought it. £15 - not bad. It comes in a "wide" range of colours you might like: black, grey, navy blue, light blue. High fashion - who needs it?

That's me being old fashioned, when you could get an assistant to pass a tape measure around you middle.
As for the wide range of colours, a veritable rainbow as has been mentioned on another thread. At least they're all 'masculine' colours :blue:

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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby skirtilator » Sun May 18, 2014 9:37 pm

Charlie wrote:
skirtyscot wrote:Charlie, can you get measured for anything in M&S or BHS? You don't see staff wandering round with tape measures.

But I did spot a nice knee-length denim skirt in BHS the other day, so I bought it. £15 - not bad. It comes in a "wide" range of colours you might like: black, grey, navy blue, light blue. High fashion - who needs it?

That's me being old fashioned, when you could get an assistant to pass a tape measure around you middle.
As for the wide range of colours, a veritable rainbow as has been mentioned on another thread. At least they're all 'masculine' colours :blue:

Charlie


Nope, those colours are drab and dull, not masculine at all. No powerfull bubblegum pink, no majestic purple. :cry: Just kidding, :lol: there is no such thing as masculine colours. You should pay the site pink is for boys a visit. :D
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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

Postby Tor » Mon May 19, 2014 7:14 am

skirtilator wrote:You should pay the site pink is for boys a visit. :D


Pink is for boys, eh? I can think of two sites that might refer to off the top of my head. Did you mean https://pinkisforboys.wordpress.com/, http://www.pinkisforboys.org/, or another site altogether?

That said, both sites may be of interest to readers here, and, especially if you are west of the Atlantic, the book the second is dedicated to, Pink is for Boys, may be of use if you are dealing with folk complaining about your colour choice.
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Re: Carl Pierre fashion reporter

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