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by trainspotter48
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Public safety in skirting 2021
Replies: 66
Views: 2856

Re: Public safety in skirting 2021

Regrettably, we've got our 'pug uglies' on this side of the pond as well. A situation developed a few years back where one of the aforesaid characters was effectively terrorising an imigrant of Arabian heritage. This, of course led to many calls to the police, but they were never able to catch him '...
by trainspotter48
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dress
Replies: 38
Views: 1751

Re: Dress

I think we're up against American vs English here.
I'm east of the Atlantic pond and would call that garment a pinafore dress, whereas I gather that west of the pond it is known as a jumper.
by trainspotter48
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Vintage dresses
Replies: 36
Views: 1623

Re: Vintage dresses

Regarding the use of flour sacks to make dresses, my wife, who was born during WW2 has told me of her grandmother making dresses for her out of the flour sacks. Apparently the fabric the sack was made from had a blue 'gingham' pattern and wasn't as rough as one would think, so many girls were simila...
by trainspotter48
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very O/T - A Query About Home Heating
Replies: 30
Views: 1072

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

Just to provide a comparison with UK energy costs. My house is an in city brick built end terrace dating from the 1890s. Over the last year I have used 5487Kwh of electricity. The cost including the 'standing charge' comes out as £1114.48, with the current exchange being around $1.60 = £1. This equa...
by trainspotter48
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very O/T - A Query About Home Heating
Replies: 30
Views: 1072

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 54
Views: 3598

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: 876

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: 2507

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: 3222

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: 2268

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: 1467

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: 1619

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: 1731

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.