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Oct 22 new
HI Marge,

I love utilikilts!!!!! One of the guys I work with wears them in the field. He's of Scottish descent and got married in a formal kilt, but he wears the utilikilt in the field and its fantastic. Some guys can just rock the kilt, utility or otherwise, others not so much. Luther has the machismo to pull it off without any guff, but I can think of a few other nerdy types that should run fast away from the kilt. My son Josh was married wearing his dress blues, but he had considered a kilt. I had planned to get kilts made for Pete and Josh and the sashes for the girls in the family tartan, but never got around to it before Pete died. I think I should still do it and surprise them.
Oct 22 new
I had to google what a utilikilt is. Basically cargo skirt. I wear cargo pants all thhe time but I'll pass on the kilt.
Oct 23 new
(quote) Paul-866591 said: Just a comment on your number 3 under men's fashion.

The problem here could just be that the man refuses to acknowedge th fact that he has gotten fatter and can no longer wear the smaller sized collar.

Years ago when I was a college student I worked in Montgomery Wards main Chicago store's bargain basement selling men's clothes. I had a customer who came in 4 times a year to buy a suit. He was at least a size 40. But he always insisted on buying a size 36 suit. He would not listen to the tailor telling him it was too small for him and would not even allow him to let the seams of the jacket or the waist of the pants to al leas make a stab at fitting him. All he would allow was the pant legs to be shortened to fit.

I don't know how the guy could even breath wearing the suits he bought, but he was happy as a clam.

The only time he varied from that routine was the time we had a suit just like the ones Hollywood would put a character in a movie playing the part of a low class, race track tout. Wide stripes, wide lapel, etc. It was a size 38.

The word circulated throughout the building that we had this monstrosity in stock. The President and CEO of the of the company came down to see this item. He told both my boss and me that he would like to know when it was sold and to call his office.

About a week later, this frequent customer came in and fell in love with the suit. I was handling the sale. My boss called the CEO's office. He came down immediately and stood dumbfounded as the tailor and customer went through their usual routine. The customer being always right, the deal and the tailoring was settled to his satisfaction. All the CEO could do was shake his head. He turned to me with this pained look on his face and said, "Only a guy like him would have even give a second look to a suit like that. It takes all kinds." He shook my hand and went back to his office shaking his head all the way to the elevator.
Wow that is quite a story and would explain a few of the men I have seen wearing shirts like these. I am a seamstress and know how hard it is to convince my friends that there is no industry standard for sizes and that they should wear stuff that fits. I just have never had male customers before that were so intent on a particular size. It is always just a few women that are dead set on wearing one particular size or smaller.
Oct 23 new
(quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: I would keep a definite eye on a man who regularly wears mascara, or any other makeup, unless it is for Halloween. For men who would do this, I think I may know what they are trying to accomplish in doing that. Here in So CA, where everyone gets tan, and their hair bleaches out, whether they want that or not, very fair-haired young blonde men in particular, may not care for their blonde eyelashes. I see this especially among young men who surf, or do other daily water sports, their hair gets easily sun bleached. I have seen some young very blonde men get their lashes permanently dyed. As long as the dye is brown or darker blonde, and not black, I think that it may solve that issue, without looking like a man wearing women's makeup.
I never realized that is why some men do this. It would be understandable in CA. However, I live in central MA, where the potential for snow lasts about 8 months of the year. I can't imagine anyone's eyelashes bleaching out here in the summer. It just looks so weird and I'm too shocked to ask why they are wearing it. If they were dressed in other weird getup, such as a Halloween costume or something goth, it could be explained. But when someone is wearing a business suit and mascara and the occasional eyeliner, just not sure what to make of it.
Oct 24 new
(quote) Lauren-927923 said: HI Marge,

I love utilikilts!!!!! One of the guys I work with wears them in the field. He's of Scottish descent and got married in a formal kilt, but he wears the utilikilt in the field and its fantastic. Some guys can just rock the kilt, utility or otherwise, others not so much. Luther has the machismo to pull it off without any guff, but I can think of a few other nerdy types that should run fast away from the kilt. My son Josh was married wearing his dress blues, but he had considered a kilt. I had planned to get kilts made for Pete and Josh and the sashes for the girls in the family tartan, but never got around to it before Pete died. I think I should still do it and surprise them.
Just last year I saw a man, middle-aged, walking across a busy beach city street wearing the full outfitting, including cable-knitted stockings. I did a double-take because I thought that it looked fantastic! I was trying to decide for myself where he could be going to dressed like that, and I decided that probably he was a musician.
Oct 24 new
Yes!! My six year old daughter picked out neon yellow with neon pink accents sneakers for school this year. I wasn't so sure she'd wear them but she loves them - what I'm really surprised by is how many adults I see lately wearing similar shoes!!
Oct 24 new
(quote) Lina-796057 said: Why are just about all "good" athletic shoes made in weird colors?
I need a good gym shoe to wear every day, but not one in purple/pink/orange swirls.
My last comment was directed toward this - oops - didn't quote you.
Oct 24 new
Sam, I'm sooo thankful my kids were born and raised with Barney and Friends compared to Teletubbies. wide eyed I'd puke my guts out if I had to listen to that song daily! faint

So--exactly which one of those little gyrations is the greeting you used with your students?? scratchchin Any of them would be an effective teaching strategy! wink
Oct 24 new
(quote) Stephanie-982604 said: Yes!! My six year old daughter picked out neon yellow with neon pink accents sneakers for school this year. I wasn't so sure she'd wear them but she loves them - what I'm really surprised by is how many adults I see lately wearing similar shoes!!
I agree about the neon-colored athletic shoes. It is impossible to find plain white ones so I ended up ordering online.
Oct 25 new
Skin tight bicycle shorts! Like the skin of a grape. I don't think they flatter the skinny or the chunky.
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