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  1. I put this in this topic because I am at work this morning with these on. Anyway, I wanted to discuss platforms. I personally am not a fan since I find them to generally be clumpy and ungainly. I do have a few though but rarely find myself wearing them, well except these. These are Steve Madden Darrt pumps. They have about a 3/8" internal hidden platform. Best disguise I've ever seen. The soles are a bit stiff but still flexible just enough to walk in without the rolling effect of higher platforms. This style has been gone for a while now, but I wouldn't mind seeing it come back.
    5 points
  2. Super good last night of the year for the farmer's market. Good weather, no other major events going on, and the realization for many people that they won't be able to come to this event for another 7 months. We went out with a bang, rather than a whimper. I really wanted to wear shorts for our last hurrah of the year, but that would have been inadvisable. It's simply not that warm. Got zero comments about my outfit or my shoes. True Religion mules. Effective 4 inch heel. Brought backup shoes, but didn't even think about using them. By the end of the season, 4 inch heels are easy. The trick will be to keep myself in this good of condition over the winter.
    4 points
  3. I think Shyheels hit the nail on its head when he said he believes it was announced to improve the company's inclusivity credentials. Bingo!! Virtue signalling has become the hallmark of so many woke companies recently. I don't so much mind women wearing pants or guys wearing heels as much as I would like to know what will the garment tag say when I look to see where those pants or skirts are made?? If they are not made in a country with adequate environmental and labour standards then all this inclusivity coverage is really a smokescreen. I mean, if you have the cash to blast people into outer space, then you ought to be able to produce the uniforms your employees wear under such preferable conditions. Make a real statement and make the stuff in the United Kingdom. They benefit from the stability the U.K. provides so why not pay it forward and give back?? What a concept! HinH
    4 points
  4. These are getting a lot of wear. Obviously very eye catching without being too high, three inches block heels. Bought from the men's collection from Asos Design. Got lots of compliments from men and women as well. They're very plastic/synthetic on the upper and rubber soles but well made. Very comfortable. I really like them, don't know how much time will last.
    4 points
  5. The better half is under the weather, so all the shopping/chores have fallen on me. Not the worst thing, I got to spend some time in Macy's yesterday, and they had a pretty nice collection of knee boots, didn't recognize the manufacturers, but the boots looked nice for the price. That is, until this "bull in a china shop" arrived. There was only a male sales clerk in the area, he kind of gave me a second glance while I was looking at boots. There were about 15 pairs of knee boots, free standing on the top tier of a display shelf. Needless to say, I picked up one boot to have a closer look. When I put it back, the boot lost its balance and fell into the pair next to it knocking them into the next pair and so on down the line until all 15 pairs had been knocked over, some on the floor! I could feel the glare of the sales clerk on the back of my neck without even seeing his face. What could I do at this point, except what I'm good at, laughing at my own clumsy self. Didn't run off, spent about ten minutes very carefully picking up all the boots and gently placing them back on the shelf, hoping they would stand up. Kind of like setting up dominos. Needless to say, I was the focus of a few inquisitive customers/workers by now. Oh well, at least I can still laugh, at myself, no issue with that yet. On the positive side, I went to a different store in the mall to buy some needed items. The young male counter clerk stopped me as I was walking away (after paying) to compliment me on my knee high Champion cowboy boots with 3" heels. Believe it or not, I was wearing the boots over my tight fit levis, so am making progress. The fellow said he loved my boot style, and the cowboy look. He asked if I actually did ranch work, I admitted that I had never been on a ranch, and just love wearing boots "of all styles". I thanked the clerk for taking the time to compliment me, admitting I appreciated it. Now, I just must summon the courage to wear my new nine west boots over the levis or "lucky jeans". Getting closer guys, thanks.... Don
    3 points
  6. Forum engagement seems low Hope this post increases engagement. Social media really is the new message boards.
    3 points
  7. I got this set this past Monday & have already gotten several compliments, from both men & women. I always have some type of painted nails going on so I'm not sure why this set attracted so much attention...
    3 points
  8. Stilettos were specifically designed for women - not so tall boots, heeled or no. They were once very much a male fashion. But men are not allowed theatricality in dress and so when there was no longer a need to wear boots, as in no horse or motorcycle, they became off limits. To war boots without a horse or motorcyclis is theatrical and therefore not allowed.
    2 points
  9. It is really curious how men are essentially bullied into the extremely limited fashion choices - with both men and women doing the bullying.
    2 points
  10. Today I've got my old 1969 leather pumps.
    2 points
  11. I just went for my monthly massage, my massage therapist is an early 60s age lady with a very outgoing and pleasant demeanor and deeply-held Christian beliefs. I wore a toe ring, just as an experiment to see her reaction. (Context, her beliefs notwithstanding, she is an overt fan of my tattoos.) upon noting my foot bling, she commented, “Oh, a toe ring! I like it!” Then, a short pause, and she added, “I wish we could get to where people could wear what they like without judgement...”
    2 points
  12. Too bad the girls don't have the fashion sense to leave that style of platform shoes to Herman Munster.
    2 points
  13. I like the red ankle strap heels in the opening scene... Nice. The rest, much about nothing, wear what you want, if done classy and tastefully, who cares? Have fun all.... sf
    2 points
  14. I miss the days when we were just a small community of men and women who like to wear heels. Now the crazies are moving in in force and we better gatekeep the sh*t out of our community or we will go down with the Titanic with them.
    2 points
  15. I still love my platforms and my single soles!!!!
    2 points
  16. Yes, you’d never guess there was a platform there. Like you, I dislike platforms and for the same reasons - too clumpy. I wear exclusively boots myself and the boots one sees with platforms usually take ugliness to an extreme degree! with the chillier weather we’ve been having lately - especially this morning - I am quite happy to be wearing my heavy suede OTK boots to work. One of the joys of being a freelance us that one can declare heels and OTK boots to be an integral part of the office dress code.
    2 points
  17. They’re not embracing change they’re embracing headlines and buffing up their diversity credentials, Change, if it happens, is incidental. And I doubt much change will happen at the airline beyond a few more women wearing trousers
    2 points
  18. I visit many building sites with my work…not sure I would get away with wearing this outfit! Or get away with this one either…..
    2 points
  19. I haven't posted on here in a while, as there seems to be little interest. I really don't blame people, I've got nothing new to say, and perhaps that's a good thing. It means I am able to lead a normal life wearing heels, and there are a finite number of things to say about that. There was a radical change in the weather here in Central Iowa this past week. It seems like one day it was in the 90s for temperature (close to 35º C), and a few days later, it dipped into the mid to upper 50s (around 12-15º C). As a result, I wore long pants and long sleeves to the farmer's market, and I'm glad I did. It started out a little hot, and I was thinking I could have worn shorts, as many of our customers did. However, our customers didn't have to stand outside in one spot for five hours, and by the time eight o'clock rolled around, I was quite appropriately dressed. If I had to do it all over again, I'd have probably worn my ankle boots or knee high boots. I wore these oxfords, which are my oldest continuously serving pair of shoes, because I knew they wouldn't bite me back, and they didn't. I did not bring a pair of backup shoes or load-in/load-out shoes with me. The little bit of ankle showing I feel interrupts the visual line. I got only one comment on that evening, and it was a "I don't understand how you can deal with heels that high" kind of comment.
    2 points
  20. I also thought it was weird he didn't try to make a sale, although, a lot of men seem to think that protecting these sacred areas for women is their jobs as men. Won't work though, I'm still buying the boots.
    1 point
  21. The notice is that as a male you can not respond to this question in the For the Girls section. I have only applied for one job since I started to wear heels, back in 2018. I didn't wear stilettos, but I got the job.
    1 point
  22. pebblesf : Nice story. I notice you do not post pictures with your story. I would love to see you picking up all of those boots while wearing high heel boots. What do you mean- Getting closer. Are you working up to wearing stilettos like the boots I wore when we met earlier this year? That would make me proud. Mike
    1 point
  23. I am very surprised that the male sales clerk didn't take this opportunity to sell you a pair of boots. That's what I would have done.
    1 point
  24. Herd mentality, as is in a herd (aka slice) of lemmings. There no freedom in a herd, there's no individuality, but then you don't have to think. I've had men tell me they would like to wear boots, just maybe not stilettoes.
    1 point
  25. Wearing boots on the outside of skinny jeans is empowering statement and a bold look for sure. Congratulations @pebblesf on wearing this look in public, isn't it fun? I now have 6 high boots, mostly stilettoes, 4 knee highs and two high calf boots. I love wearing my boots on the outside.
    1 point
  26. An amusing little scene in Macy’s to be sure. As you say, what can you do but laugh? nice to be complimented on your boots. I like the boots over skinny jeans look. It’s my normal way of wearing boots. I think a lot of guys would like to wear tall boots but simply don’t dare do anything that is unapproved .
    1 point
  27. As for me I typed at my kitchen table today in my heavy brown suede OTK boots by Jean Gaborit. Wonderful boots on a damp and chilly Sussex autumn day
    1 point
  28. I like the red top. It looks unfaded, as if the color is saturated--indicates quality. Blue jeans look good too. Note, wide black belt looks good too. Well done.
    1 point
  29. If they left the keys in they obviously wanted you to take it for a spin. What possible explanation could there be?
    1 point
  30. Just wear your pumps, and get some stiletto boots. Works for me anyway. All year.
    1 point
  31. Not strictly work related, but sort of kind of. Our church is in the midst of going through a remodel, the first since the building was built in 1957, and we must hold services elsewhere for a few weeks while this work is happening. Naturally, a couple of days after the work had started, I wanted to poke my head in there and see what was going on, and the answer was not nothing, but not much. However, the painters had their Sky Jack 3219 in there, and, having spent much of my career on one of these machines, I couldn't resist taking it for a spin. After all, they DID leave the keys in it. I figured I'd never be able to see the sanctuary from that viewpoint ever again, and I'd never again operate a scissor lift wearing high heeled sandals!
    1 point
  32. I am a freelance and worked from home before Covid as well, unless I was on the road in an assignment. Nowadays I am quite happy to stay home. I get around on my bicycle (running errands) and have certainly noticed an increase in traffic post Covid, as well as a pronounced increase in the level of aggression on the roads.
    1 point
  33. There was a shoe related incident at my office that involved a lady wearing slide type shoes, she tripped over a flooring transition fell into a desk, requiring a trip to the emergency room. We are no longer allowed to wear any shoe that lacks full heel backing or straps into the office. I dislike those styles anyway but I am concerned that the safety goodie two-shoes in the building may ban high heels. This office is the only place where women regularly wear high heels in my daily affairs. I have not worn heels to the office outside of a couple of covert wearings, but I do like having the option to do so if I some day wish it...
    1 point
  34. Got my new pedi and mani today for October Breast Cancer Awareness month. I got my hot pink color on my toes and on my hands my usual clear gel on all my fingers. On my little pinkies I got my left one in a white base with a hot pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on it. The right pinkie is just the opposite with a hot pink base and a white Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on it. Already, I've had several compliments. The ladies love my new pedi/mani. I love it too! I showed them off, tonight with a pair of my Dunes sandals in white going to DSW to pick up my new shoes, that I ordered on-line. Happy Heeling, bluejay
    1 point
  35. I love my platforms too!
    1 point
  36. We seem to have similar taste in boots
    1 point
  37. I'm with you, not into platforms, but those are well hidden for sure! Lately, I have seen some nice ankle boots from ASOS, they keep popping up online here!
    1 point
  38. This was my immediate thought, or similar mindset: I wouldn't mind working for them if I could go ahead and get a maxi skirt to wear with my big-gut suit top, and maybe a modest pair of red heels~ And also with the former question + likely piggybacking off of 'mlroseplant' above: I will not doubt this is how Virgin becomes immediately irrelevant to a lot of people's eyes, At Least here in the States. Because we can't have neutral things happening here that'll affect people's [American] livelihood, hur dur. Nonetheless and whether for publicity or not...it's always nice to see Some company embracing change and trying to bend the norm a bit. Makes me optimistic for the future of gender-less clothing at the very least. (Or at least for department stores to call it "Mens+ section" and "Womens+ section" or something LOL)
    1 point
  39. In real life, yes, that's what it's going to be. My ex-wife, who is by most standards a girly-girl, worked for American Airlines late 1980s - mid-1990s. She almost always wore pants, even back then. She wore heels with the pants, but pants nevertheless. I guess I did not realize that female Virgin cabin crew, up to now, were required to wear skirts. I don't know why you'd ever want to wear a tight skirt to do that job, but I sort of understand. People wonder why I wear heels to work a farmer's market. That doesn't make a bit of sense, either. It's probably because I can, and we may see a bit of that at Virgin as well. And now for the other bit: I do not know why I even bother to read the comment section on any video ever. I should know better than that. Here is my take on the whole thing: When people see me, even if they happen to see me in Dahlonega, Georgia (super conservative area of the USA), they generally do not freak out. If I were to announce my putative presence in Dahlonega, GA with a video, and somehow it got broadcast to the locals, there would a lot of people freaking out. I think Virgin would have been better off simply implementing the policy without comment.
    1 point
  40. received yesterday my new boots DSQUARED2, size 40 heel 12.5 cm, super comfortable walking, what a pleasure
    1 point
  41. pebblesf : Come on, you know you would love to see highbootsluv in that outfit on one of your flights. I would love to wear one of my outfits on your flight. When are you coming back to Columbus? Mike
    1 point
  42. For me in this instance a pair of 4" heel pumps would be just perfect if its a guy interviewing, but for a women interviewer, I'd rather go 3"
    1 point
  43. Hi to you all! I tend to mostly wear thigh boots or chap boots when I work at home and knee boots when I’m driving….knee boots with a 3” heel. My thigh and chap boots have 4” heels. Here is a picture of my comfy Fernando Berlin thigh boots
    1 point
  44. New here, don't know if they will get any love?
    1 point
  45. Maybe a little more respected here. Jessica Simpson Winsey, 10
    1 point
  46. On Thursday, after getting my mani done incidentally I got my clear gel on fingers with my little pinkies , left one royal blue base with white flowers and my right one with a white base and royal blue flowers. I did get compliments when I attended my grand-daughters wedding later that day. What happened after the mani is what I'm addressing in here . There is a new boutique that opened up recently next to my nail salon. When I walked past I caught something on the manikin in the window that I liked. It was a pair of red, white and blue leggings in a camo design. I went in and the owner of the shop, who I found out later, came out from the back to offer her help. I told her that I liked the leggings in the window. I was already wearing capri leggings with heeled sandal slides. She was very cordial to me and was very helpful. I told her my size and she asked me if I wanted to try them on and I said yes. I went to the changing room in back and put them on. I liked my look in the mirror and walked back out . She said that the leggings looked great on me and with my white polo shirt and white sandals were a perfect match. She noticed my mani and my red pedi and asked if I go to the nail salon next door. Of course I said yes. She too goes there for her mani's and pedi's. She asked me what do I think about the leggings. I said I want them, so we proceeded to the check-out. At that point she asked me if she could show me anything else. She said we're having a sale on accessories and showed me some items. She was very helpful. I looked but declined. I asked her about heels, she said what size, I said 11. She said we only carry up to size 9 but can order some styles in a size 10 and 11. I said that was great to know. I can't get over how helpful she was helping me, a guy in a women's boutique, After I paid for my purchase she said stop in again and I replied I certainly will. It was a great day getting my mani and shopping at the new boutique. Happy Heeling, bluejay
    1 point
  47. Well… Parked the car, got changed into my heels. Walked down the stairs, the sound was glorious, but… went over on my ankle. Changed back into my trainers. Think I’m going to have to look to see if I can get some 3 inch heels. Get used to them before I go back to 4 inch heels. NOW PICS ADDED
    1 point
  48. The farmer's market season is rapidly winding down, but it's still shorts weather for sure. That may change next week, or it may not. You never know here in Iowa. The reason I mention shorts is because although I wore some pretty standout shoes last night, my blue Bruno Magli "Kira" suede wedges, I got no comments about them at all. However, one mid-thirty-ish lady gushed about my shorts. I do think they suit me rather well, being short enough without being super tight, and not so short as to be really shocking, but I guess I can't get all that enthusiastic about shorts. Another bathroom shot. I have no place else as a practical matter.
    1 point
  49. I think most people these days regard what were traditionally thought of as mid-heels as “high heels” - and especially so if they are being worn by a guy.
    1 point
  50. From Jeffrey Campbell, Pantalones boots with attached leggings. Finally got a chance to wear them around the house a bit, and they are less comfortable then they seemed when I tried them on in the store. Oh well.
    0 points
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