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by Kris
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Running skirts: Ever try them? They are super comfortable!
Replies: 19
Views: 2038

Re: Running skirts: Ever try them? They are super comfortable!

Here's a "running kilt", a skirt really, made for men:
http://www.runningkilts.com/index2.html

No inner brief. Also a pattern to make your own!

Kris
by Kris
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Northern NJ....
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Northern NJ....

I was wearing a pleated Tartan (black/white and some red) skirt 2" above the knee, with a black England T-shirt, black boots and socks. Went to Panera bread and Walmart. No issues. In fact people were very nice. A lady opened the door for me at Panera. Even if you do not wear a formal kilt, I think...
by Kris
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: A s men we need to be more proactive....
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: A s men we need to be more proactive....

Since1982 wrote:And if anyone doesn't know the Lola song, it was popular in the 30's and 40's...that's 1930's and 40's... :D :D
Only popular in the 30's and 40's for those who had a time machine...
And went forward to 1970:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_(song)

Kris
by Kris
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Our Environment!
Replies: 28
Views: 1022

Re: Our Environment!

Stevie D wrote:My lawnmower's pretty green. It runs on two cups of tea an hour. :D

Good on you, Stevie! Human power is the best choice of all.

Kris
by Kris
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Our Environment!
Replies: 28
Views: 1022

Re: Our Environment!

In good weather and quiet traffic that would get me to the nearest big shopping centre and back, but in winter with a heater, headlights and wipers going, or in hot weather with air conditioning working hard, I would need to have a fossil fuel powered generator in the boot to recharge on the hoof! ...
by Kris
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Our Environment!
Replies: 28
Views: 1022

Re: Our Environment!

...and using an electric lawn-mower instead of a gas one merely relocates the emissions from the (admittedly low-efficiency) mower engine to a big old power plant possibly thousands of miles away and doesn't take into account the inevitable electrical losses involved in transmission (which escape a...
by Kris
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Our Environment!
Replies: 28
Views: 1022

Re: Our Environment!

As an example; when the hydrogen fuel cell cars were first being delveloped they extrated hydrogen out of the atmosphere. But big oil lobbied congress and made sure that poduction models had to have hydrogen tanks for filling. In other words, you can't buy a car that runs for free. You have to keep...
by Kris
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: The original size of a kilt.
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: The original size of a kilt.

I've searched for this answer but haven't found it yet so maybe someone knows for sure. What size were the original kilts? I've heard that "the whole nine yards refers to kilts. And then I read that kilts were 12 yards long. But how wide were they. Were they a yard wide too? Which would have made t...
by Kris
Fri May 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Sports skirts
Replies: 40
Views: 5880

Re: Sports skirts

In addition to the Running Skirts company mentioned above, there is Skirt Sports: http://www.skirtsports.com/ There are also Running Kilts: http://www.runningkilts.com/index2.html This one looks interesting, but doesn't have merchandise available yet: http://www.therunningkilt.com/ These "Team Kilts...
by Kris
Sat May 08, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quiet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Quiet?

The issue here is that potential Facebook users, who might want to "like" (become a fan) a SkirtCafe page, will be painfully aware that their interest will become very public immediately. This can be beyond an issue of coming out to friends and family, but it is well reported that some employers ro...
by Kris
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: REI outdoors retailer selling kilts
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: REI outdoors retailer selling kilts

so if you could fit this size I could do you a damn good deal on it. Let me know your thoughts. I guess those comments mean they are closing the line out completely. :blue: Actually, no. I think it just means that the UK distributor under discussion (Bradshaw Taylor) didn't sell any, so they aren't...
by Kris
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: REI outdoors retailer selling kilts
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: REI outdoors retailer selling kilts

I'd be very tempted to get one myself, except that it's only available in the USA as far as I can tell, and the suppliers all charge horrendous prices (like 50 dollars) for postage to Europe. If I ever visit America, it will be on the top of my shopping list. You could try: Denmark, Eire, Greenland...
by Kris
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: NATIONAL TARTAN DAY - APRIL 6 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: NATIONAL TARTAN DAY - APRIL 6 2010

Yes! And it's Tartan Week in New York City: http://www.tartanweek.com/ "New York's Tartan Day Parade - April 10th, 2010 Join 2,000 pipers and drummers for the 12th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade – New York’s biggest celebration for pipers, drummers, Scottish music and single malt whisky - let the...
by Kris
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2788
Views: 168661

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

A good movie to check out for long skirt and petticoats usages is "Gangs of New York" starring Cameron Diaz, Leo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis in the main roles. She changed her dresses and skirts (with underskirts and petticoats all the time) on a regular basis. There were also plenty of "female i...
by Kris
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Minor bragging rights
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Minor bragging rights

Today marks an anniversary of minor historical note in the world of computing -- the opening up of the ".com" notion to public companies on the (then nascent) Internet. The obligatory link tells the story. Why bragging rights? Take a look at the credits for the photograph. 8) Congratulations for ge...