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by Pdxfashionpioneer
Fri May 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Love. The greatest of these...
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Love. The greatest of these...

A great story, well told with a great message.

Good for you that you visited your neighbor while he was in the hospital.

it's one of the great acts of mercy, that none of us do often enough.
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Thu May 28, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Couture
Topic: Coming Soon: Gucci’s Gender-fluid Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Coming Soon: Gucci’s Gender-fluid Collection

According to the fashion news, Gucci will soon add a gender-fluid collection to their website under the heading of Gucci MX. For the prices they ask, I’ll buy another car first. But where high fashion goes, the rest of the industry follows ... Sooner or later. In the meanwhile, plenty of clothing ma...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Thu May 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Memorial Day

I have been to both Arlington Cemetery and the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer (It’s the cemetery that Saving Private Ryan begins and ends at. It sits right on the top of the bluffs above Omaha Beach.) and they both seem to go on FOREVER. I can’t imagine how large the one you visited Is, Old...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Thu May 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirts to dresses
Replies: 91
Views: 11020

Re: Skirts to dresses

To get back to the original question; my default outfit for ALL purposes: shopping, going to my wine bar, the movies, getting the car worked, going out, hanging out, church, even work is a dress. As far as I’m concerned, Carl’s time line is completely whack. I toyed with going out in public in skirt...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Sun May 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: How old were you . . . . ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1646

Re: How old were you . . . . ?

The first time I wore a dress was at my baptism, but I have no real memory of it. Later, when I was in 2nd grade, so I would have been 7. I wore one of my sister's old costumes on Halloween and LOVED it. From then on, it was a very guilty desire/pleasure that I only indulged in in secret. It's proba...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Mon May 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Interesting article about the origin of Mary Jane shoes
Replies: 22
Views: 688

Re: Interesting article about the origin of Mary Jane shoes

I didn't realize that Mary Jane applied to all shoes with a strap that goes across the instep. For what it's worth, the pair of shoes that I have gotten the most compliments for is the wing-tip, T-strap pumps by Naturalizer that I'm wearing with my interview suit in my most recent photos (see "Hi Ho...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Mon May 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Stealth dress
Replies: 24
Views: 1070

Re: Stealth dress

Many dresses come with belt loops made of braided thread to accommodate a belt of the dress's material ("self belt") and if you're careful, they'll work with a regular belt, then you can just use the belt to cover that middle seam. If you can sew an invisible zipper, why not install one in the back?...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Sun May 17, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Belgium!
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Hello from Belgium!

Welcome to the SkirtCafe.

Looking at your pictures I feel the one that looked the best on you was the short, plaid number.

Keep things cool with your Dad and good luck on finding a place of your own.
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Sun May 17, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 90
Views: 1290

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

When I have questions about how biased and how Liberal or Conservative a given news source is, I consult the Media Bias Chart, readily available at MediaBiasChart.com that rates all of the well-known media sources on two dimensions: Liberal to Conservative and Original Fact Reporting to Contains Ina...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 90
Views: 1290

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

Or, get the Supreme Court to change it's mind by electing a President and Senate that share your feelings about campaign finances, change the political composition of the Court and then pass a law contravening Citizen's United under the expectations that 1) someone will contest the law (slam-dunk),...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Thu May 14, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 90
Views: 1290

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

Hello Moonshadow, I'm sorry that my opening sentence came off as condescending; that wasn't my intent, I was just trying to establish my bona fides. I felt that need because plenty of times the responses I get back from my posts suggests to me that I'm not taken seriously or given credit for my expe...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Wed May 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 90
Views: 1290

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

They still got that ridiculous $15 per hour minimum wage passed though. That will sure kill off whatever few small businesses remain in SWVA after covid19 is through with us.... I've already spoken with several business owners about it, compared to the $7.35 that exist just over the state line in T...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Wed May 13, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 90
Views: 1290

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

Hurrah Jim! I too believe most of the people on Capital Hill put all the time and effort into getting there to make things better for the country. One glaring exception is Mitch McConnell. I recently read a column by a journalist who has put years into trying to get to the heart of Mitch McConnell a...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Tue May 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 90
Views: 1290

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

I am flattered that my post has lead to so many responses and frustrated that so many of you apparently weren't paying attention during your high school history and civics classes. I guess I'll just have to pull my academic robe, hood and mortarboard out of the back of my closet and though it over m...
by Pdxfashionpioneer
Sun May 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 49
Views: 717

Re: Here we go again...

No sh*t!

I don't have the first idea what you're talking about.

But I'm glad you do … I think. :lol: