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by geron
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirt Brand Names
Replies: 55
Views: 5179

Re: Skirt Brand Names

Is the Y a tromp l’oeil? Maybe the intent is to make it look more like shorts? That was my assumption too. Making it resemble shorts would enable you to get away with a very short length more easily. Trompe l'œil is a favourite technique among fashion designers, as you can see from those red-carpet...
by geron
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Sandman
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Mr. Sandman

I may be weird, but I only know the piece from a music festival performance on German television some years ago by Apocalyptica, who play it stunningly on four electric cellos. Unfortunately I can't now find my recording of it, so this may have to do:
https://youtu.be/VwR-_gu77uU
by geron
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: A Little History
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: A Little History

steamman wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:07 am
I believe that even today it is illegal for a man to wear a skirt in Italy.
If so, there must be some legal distinction in Italy between a skirt and all those cassocks and surplices -- especially those fancy lacy numbers. It must have been quite a challenge to write it.
by geron
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Men in skirts links
Replies: 36
Views: 23697

Re: Men in skirts links

Another supplier which offers a couple of skirts for men is this one in France, https://www.baisap.com/en-bas/?lang=en Baïsap's products are obtainable direct or via Etsy.com . They appear to be designed in France and manufactured in India. I've just received the short cotton skirt, and it's an exce...
by geron
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FINALLY... a vaccine is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 403

Re: FINALLY... a vaccine is ready!

So I decided not to take the shot and that year I did not get the flu and I then decided that I was not going to take flu shots ever again. Well, you've been lucky. But I'm sure you recognise the limitations of dealing with a sample size of one. It's to avoid that bias that the Covid trials now in ...
by geron
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Nový Knín
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Greetings from Nový Knín

As another white-haired, beardie skirt/kilt wearer, I'd like to add my welcome too, Miloshlavka. Some years ago I enjoyed a wonderful walking holiday in Bohemia, though unfortunately I hadn't then discovered the pleasures of skirts and kilts. But if I return (there's every reason to -- and not just ...
by geron
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
Replies: 154
Views: 2609

Re: MORAL, US politics this week

Simon Kuper, who writes a perceptive column in the Financial Times on Saturdays, reckons that it's the changing motivation of voters that has led to the present situation in the US (he lives in Paris and hence is simply an observer): "Before Trump, I thought politics was an argument about how to imp...
by geron
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Nike skirt and purple rain kilt
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Nike skirt and purple rain kilt

5’8”. It hits about at my knees. Very comfortable to wear!! Thank you! I'm 4" taller than that, but I reckon the model in those photos would tower over both of us ;-) Or possibly they make the samples shorter because it looks good on a model. I think I'll just have to find the skirt and see how it ...
by geron
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Nike skirt and purple rain kilt
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Nike skirt and purple rain kilt

It hits just around my knees and has two really nice and useful pockets. Photoguy, would you mind if I ask how tall you are? On the model in these product shots, it looks *way* above the knees: https://www.next.co.uk/style/st553347/263212 -- and, unfortunately, anything as short as that would be co...
by geron
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1323
Views: 156107

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

Sinned wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:36 pm
No funny looks or stares and conversations with the phlebotomist was cordial and normal. As expected.
Was this perhaps because you had made access to the relevant phleb easier by arriving in a skirt? On second thoughts, perhaps not if you were wearing tights ;-)
by geron
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wildfires in the US
Replies: 59
Views: 2154

Re: Wildfires in the US

Another factor is that electric motors gave a pretty rough ride until modern power converters with silicon controlled rectifiers and triacs came along. Traction control consisted of switching motor windings in and out of circuit, with a big jolt every time you did it. Older readers may remember trai...
by geron
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wildfires in the US
Replies: 59
Views: 2154

Re: Wildfires in the US

A letter in The Times today signed by three scientists (two of whom are Oxford professors) describes a low- temperature catalytic stripping process by which natural gas and other fossil fuels can be converted into high-purity hydrogen and solid carbon, with no gaseous carbon dioxide. They say that t...
by geron
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Scottish Hate Crime law
Replies: 77
Views: 2284

Re: Scottish Hate Crime law

It would be surprising if an attempt to outlaw skirted men were to succeed in the land of the kilt. But the foamingly intemperate language used by this group and the glib assumptions surely eliminate it from serious consideration. What's that about lingerie, for example? Since lingerie isn't normall...
by geron
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wildfires in the US
Replies: 59
Views: 2154

Re: Wildfires in the US

OK, sorry for the thread drift disconnects -- I'll check out Purple Rain -- nice to think another good things came from the that delightful valley. Purple Rain's website is still up at purplerainskirts.com , though there's no reference to the present emergency. I hope that isn't a bad sign. I've be...
by geron
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you sleep????
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How do you sleep????

Fred in Skirts wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:17 am
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I have had this done on two occasions for Sleep Anapia. (SP)
Forgive me, but I think that would be sleep apnoea or apnea. Anapia is an island in Lake Titicaca, Peru ;-)