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by trainspotter48
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very O/T - A Query About Home Heating
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: Very O/T - A Query About Home Heating

First off, Fran, I'm on the other side of the 'pond', so UK practice may be different to US, and I'm a retired electrical engineer, not a H & V man. On the face of it, what you are considering is technically possible, but a lot will depend on local conditions. Basically, what you need to do is repla...
by trainspotter48
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches in Taiwan
Replies: 36
Views: 1164

Re: Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches in Taiwan

As a design proposal, it stands up to practicality a lot more than many other 'concept designs'. In truth the only real impracticality is the colour - we all know that wearing white is an invitation for any passing dirt to leap up and stick to it!! Also bear in mind the semi tropical nature of Taiwa...
by trainspotter48
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches in Taiwan
Replies: 36
Views: 1164

Re: Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches in Taiwan

i can't quite see it surviving the impromptu soccer games in the yard during breaks!
by trainspotter48
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Can man look good in dress?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Can man look good in dress?

Jim,
I think what you have there would be called a pinafore dress on this side of the pond. Jumper over here tends to imply a (normally woolly) top half garment.
by trainspotter48
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Did we (men) force women to wear pants?
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Did we (men) force women to wear pants?

The advent of the 'safety bicycle' as opposed to the 'Ordinary' or 'Penny farthing' did much to encourage women to become cyclists. From there on the adoption of some form of bifurcated lower body covering was seen as prudent - the advent of the 'bloomer', named after one Amelia Bloomer. However, it...
by trainspotter48
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wildfires in the US
Replies: 59
Views: 1592

Re: Wildfires in the US

There is also the inertia of a 'Light Rail Vehicle' aka tram. It may be 'light', but the chances are it's heavier than the average bus!!
by trainspotter48
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Simple Skirt Rig
Replies: 27
Views: 2946

Re: Simple Skirt Rig

My mother, who was an accomplished needlewoman, usually used a large blunt needle, known locally as a bodkin.
by trainspotter48
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: 2020 Emmy Awards.
Replies: 44
Views: 1737

Re: 2020 Emmy Awards.

Regarding socks - and you don't want to hear my thoughts on deliberately odd socks - what always looks odd on a man wearing shorts or a skirt are the mid calf (mens) socks pulled up as far as they will go. Make up your mind and wear a sock turned down to create an ankle sock, or wear soccer/kilt hos...
by trainspotter48
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: what styles do you guys recommend?
Replies: 28
Views: 1129

Re: what styles do you guys recommend?

Covalence, A lot of people will talk about 'invisible' denim, and a denim skirt will probably have the pockets etc that you are familiar with. My suggestions are to avoid something too short, as that will lead to 'exposure worry' - similarly, avoid tight fitting 'pencil' designs. A moderate length '...
by trainspotter48
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Questions about english language
Replies: 61
Views: 1353

Re: Questions about english language

And continuing on from Carl's observations:- There is the Welsh flag featuring a dragon rampant, and the Cornish flag comprising a white cross on a black background, and a similar one for Devon, but with a green background. But I suspect that there are various 'state' flags on the other side of the ...
by trainspotter48
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dresses marketed to both men and women
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: Dresses marketed to both men and women

I would consider both Purple Rain and Skirtcraft, but neither make them large enough for my (admittedly huge) bulk.
by trainspotter48
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is this object?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: What is this object?

I presume it is a bass recorder. These are normally around 5' (1.5m) high, and are more usually of a cylindrical cross section, resembling an orchestral bassoon.
To my ears they produce a far nicer note than the more usual descant version.
by trainspotter48
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is this object?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: What is this object?

First guess is a skirt hem marker, used to mark the desired length of a skirt. In use, the skirt is put on by the intended wearer, the marker (chalk?) is set at the desired height and the wearer either turns to mark the desired length, or an assistant runs the device around the wearer. The first is ...
by trainspotter48
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ... and now I know
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: ... and now I know

Carl,

Does your President know???
by trainspotter48
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Postman or Mailman
Replies: 49
Views: 1150

Re: Postman or Mailman

For many years now, I have been coming to the conclusion that an American/British dictionary is required.

Cookies/Biscuits, Jam/Jelly, The different meanings of pants, Wardrobe/Closet etc.