"Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

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"Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby Darryl » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:04 am

Interesting. Was wearing the same black cable-knit sweater dress I'd worn to Kroger before and gotten a compliment on from a young lady, but with a Navy blazer and a turtle-neck t-shirt with horizontal black and gray stripes under the dress to fill in the décolletage, such as it isn't.

The speaker was a tall, good-looking middle-aged black lady. So I smiled and said "It's a Lane Bryant sweater dress, and quite comfortable. Sort of a full-body sweater for the cold weather." I paused and she didn't say anything more, so I nodded and resumed course and speed.
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby Caultron » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:01 am

My first thought was that you could've just said, "Thank you."

But it might have been more interesting if you asked,"Do you like it?"
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby Darryl » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:25 am

Caultron wrote:My first thought was that you could've just said, "Thank you."

But it might have been more interesting if you asked,"Do you like it?"


Will have to bear that in mind. :) I usually think of the best lines after-the-fact.
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby Uncle Al » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:14 pm

To be Punny(instead of Frank),

She said "Sir? Your Attire"
Response "No I'm not a tire, I'm a man in a comfortable skirt"
She said :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby moonshadow » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:53 am

Uncle Al wrote:She said "Sir? Your Attire"


:lol: :lol: :lol:

"You're no skinny Penny yourself!" 8) :lol: :lol:

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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby Ralph » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:57 am

Or "Ma'am? Your attire?" :-)

Post a link to that dress, por favor. I'm always on the lookout for a good sweater dress, and cable knit is the best. The turtleneck is a good idea for correcting the "flaw" in dresses meant to reveal hardware that we lack.
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby Darryl » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:53 am

Ralph wrote:Or "Ma'am? Your attire?" :-)

Post a link to that dress, por favor. I'm always on the lookout for a good sweater dress, and cable knit is the best. The turtleneck is a good idea for correcting the "flaw" in dresses meant to reveal hardware that we lack.


Here ya go: http://www.skirtcafe.org/forums/download/file.php?id=6609&mode=view

Tonight, as has become traditional, I went to midnight candlelight service kilted. A bit more tweaked than usual:
- black shoes with Livi Active shoe socks with just a bit of white showing above the shoe, then black lace-trimmed leggings and a black straight skirt as underkilt, then my Irish National tartan in a Stillwater Kilts "Standard" version.
- on top a long-sleeved black turtleneck tshirt under a white cable-knit long-sleeved turtleneck sweater under a black Lane Bryant blazer, arranged so that there was about 1/2" of black turtleneck peeking out at the top of the white turtleneck at the neck and on the sleeves you had the black blazer, then about 1/2" of white sweater sleeve and about 1/2" of black turtleneck tshirt sleeve.

I'd say at least 10 ladies smiled and commented favorable on the outfit with out 4 guys also commenting favorably. If I ever move over to the other side of the county I may consider attending that church regularly. :D
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby jjjjohanne » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:24 pm

I have also observed that black women are about two to four times more likely to comment respectfully on my clothes or just say, "Hello," when I am out in a skirt. I suppose there is a cultural tendency among white people to ignore the "elephant in the room". It is kind of nice to have someone speak to me when I am fashionably dressed! I have grown to appreciate it.
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby moonshadow » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:52 am

So my wife says "you're attire!"

I say "if I'm the tire, you be the rim, and I'll hug you wherever you go!"

Sorry... couldn't resist, yes I know the corny meter went in the red on that one! :oops: :P
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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby JennC03 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:57 am

moonshadow wrote:So my wife says "you're attire!"

I say "if I'm the tire, you be the rim, and I'll hug you wherever you go!"

Sorry... couldn't resist, yes I know the corny meter went in the red on that one! :oops: :P



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Re: "Sir?" "Your attire..." she said....

Postby hoborob » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:29 pm

moonshadow wrote: yes I know the corny meter went in the red on that one!


Well if it's corny make Ethanol out of it and make some money...... :lol: :mrgreen: :bounce: :thewave:
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