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I have been doing toe nail color for over a decade and fingernail color for almost two years. I am amazed by how any men tell me they wish they could have colored nails too. It's just my normal now, like heels.

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Yessir....   I looked at the comments and noted the same thing, the less than positive comments...  I have been coloring my toes for about 10 years.  I started with less noticeable colors and over the years have gone to bolder shades.  In all I have probably gotten about 10 - 12 comments / compliments regarding my painted nails, all complimentary or accepting.  Some folks have expressed surprise when they first see the pedicure but after explaining that yes I do it or purpose cause it looks nice, no I did not loose a bet, they agree that it does look nice.  

The wife and kids are OK with it, all that matters to me....

Like high heels, others notice and don't seem to care or comment - that's just fine too....   Paint on.....  sf

 

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I noticed all the negativity, too. I suspect it's mostly jealousy from insecure guys who are scared to death to wear anything that would remotely be seen as female. They probably wear lacy undies, though! LOL

If everyone were required to use their own legal name and be responsible for what they post, it would be a lot nicer world withough people hiding behind anonymity.

Steve

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18 hours ago, Steve63130 said:

 

If everyone were required to use their own legal name and be responsible for what they post, it would be a lot nicer world withough people hiding behind anonymity.

Steve

Boy isn't that the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!  they all have big balls behind the keyboard.  Same goes in the work world, big typers but cowards in person.  I call people out to meet face to face in the work world all the time, not the same person who tried bitchslapping me on an email 

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21 hours ago, Cali said:

I have been doing toe nail color for over a decade and fingernail color for almost two years. I am amazed by how any men tell me they wish they could have colored nails too. It's just my normal now, like heels.

By all indications I see, male nail color is slowly becoming “a thing”. It’s been discussed here, there are several “forums” on Flickr addressing the topic, at least two regularly active, and a very active “sub” on Reddit. Probably more.

i was quite surprised when, about four years ago, a woman podiatrist who treated me made the suggestion of wearing color on my toes; my at the time nail tech enthusiastically agreed, and so I started. I’m wearing “out” more, and have received several enthusiastic comments, all from younger women. Unfortunately, my dear wife still is not in favor, maybe that will change with time.

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With temperatures near 100 F, it was a shorts and sandals day.  Just love these Freebird Canti's. Love the retro look and the gorgeous sound they create. And my podiatrist loves my nail color, she has even painted her younger son's toes...

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That's an interesting response from your podiatrist! 

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Well, from what I've seen the "New Yorker" is typically liberal coastal nonsense disguised as magazine journalism. As far as the comments go I am not surprised by the slanted negativity to something different. Women do all sorts of things and are celebrated but let a man do it and somehow the gravitational pull of the Earth gets jolted. This is hardly the hallmark of an "enlightened" society. If a man simply wears what he wants, paints his toenails, and goes out the door with sufficient confidence I'll bet the reaction, and by extension, the enjoyment of spending the day out and about, will be much more positive. Steve63130 is correct. If people had to use their name, like the old letters to the editor, then many would not be able to hide behind crass anonymity. So many folks are followers and spectators anyway in their lives and rarely innovate unless they observe others. That's been my observation anyway. Follow your own path and express yourself!!  HinH

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7 hours ago, HappyinHeels said:

Steve63130 is correct. If people had to use their name, like the old letters to the editor, then many would not be able to hide behind crass anonymity. So many folks are followers and spectators anyway in their lives and rarely innovate unless they observe others. That's been my observation anyway. Follow your own path and express yourself!!  HinH

HA! Once upon a time I used to write letters to the editor of the Des Moines Register. I can remember receiving somewhat nasty phone calls, sometimes at odd hours, over such seemingly innocuous topics such as how we ought to allocate our highway construction dollars. On the other hand, I did have some civil and enlightening conversations with people who felt compelled to call me and discuss what I had written. Most of all that has been lost with the rise of the internet. However, I am very happy that in this day and age, it is very unlikely that someone will call me in the middle of the night and tell me to go to hell.

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Some folks who claim to be open minded and "tolerant" are the most intolerant ones around....  sf

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31 minutes ago, SF said:

Some folks who claim to be open minded and "tolerant" are the most intolerant ones around....  sf

My experience as well.

Logjam

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I've had a few discussions over the years about highways and engineering in general and it has been engaging. From suggesting adding a bike lane when certain county roads are resurfaced (that is being done) to putting trash barrels on the on-ramp at varying intervals of I-41/94 (not done in this county but in some others) to installing more effective line striping to avoid annual paint striping (this is being done with markings etched into pavement making them plowable). 90% of those I have talked to have been very responsive. Having driven and travelled to so many parts of North America I have paid attention to how things are arranged noting the positive and negative. We all have a stake in our infrastructure. HinH

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Today's topic is CHEETAH PRINT.

I like cheetah print and it seems to be the rage right now. I just got a cheetah print (men's) sweatshirt and currently have glitter cheetah print nails. Thinking about getting some cheetah print heels.

Does anybody else sport any cheetah print heels or clothing or hair or ....?

Or is it just for the younger crowd? :cheeky:

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Cali,

I'm a big fan of animal (Cheetah) prints. I have a  camp shirt both in short sleeve and long sleeve in the cheetah print. I wear capris and leggings in cheetah print and yes I do have shoes (heels)and boots in the cheetah print. I also have a  cross  body bag and do color my little pinkies in cheetah print color.

When it gets cold here, I have cheetah print fleece, jacket and puffy down vest.  I really like the cheetah print look. Go for it!

Happy Heeling,

bluejay

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I forgot I have several cheetah print leggings as well.  I have been looking for more cheetah outer wear, I have too many fleece, but a puffy vest would be nice.

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Animal prints are nice but I don't have much. One dress, one skirt, and one very cumfy pair of wedge sandals in a cheetah print. HinH

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On 9/30/2019 at 8:17 PM, Cali said:

Today's topic is CHEETAH PRINT.

I like cheetah print and it seems to be the rage right now. I just got a cheetah print (men's) sweatshirt and currently have glitter cheetah print nails. Thinking about getting some cheetah print heels.

Does anybody else sport any cheetah print heels or clothing or hair or ....?

Or is it just for the younger crowd? :cheeky:

Love animal prints.  I stick with leopard accessories though.  Scarf, belt, looking for a leopard print iPhone case, and leopard print sneakers like in pic below are to die for.

 

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Wore my new leopard print hoodie yesterday. No comment on it from anyone but my heels for the day (Delicious Elowen) got several "I love your heels" and "how can you walk in those". My answer is always I only buy heels I can wear all day, at least 12 hours. Wore these for 15 hours yeasterday

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5 hours ago, Cali said:

Wore my new leopard print hoodie yesterday. No comment on it from anyone but my heels for the day (Delicious Elowen) got several "I love your heels" and "how can you walk in those". My answer is always I only buy heels I can wear all day, at least 12 hours. Wore these for 15 hours yeasterday

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Did you really get some "How can you walk in those?" comments with those boots? Sheeeeit, standards are getting low. Those are a walk in the park for people like us! Let us see some pictures of the hoodie, though. I am truly curious.

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Most women think they can't wear heels whether it is true or not. These are only 4.5 inch tall without a platform. After being asked how I can walk in them, I told her and her friends that I had put them on at 7:30 and wouldn't be taking them off until 9:30 that night. I think the difference is we buy/wear heels that fit, that we can wear for long period of  time.

Here's a link, I"ll come back later and post a picture.

https://www.express.com/clothing/men/leopard-print-fleece-hoodie/pro/05327787/color/Olive Green/e/regular/

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Not a "cheetah" print, but more of a "jaguar" print, but this is my one and only item of clothing that has an animal print of any sort.

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MLR - off topic a bit, but I presume the scooter is yours - details please! And I’m happy to find another rider here! My two wheelers are a bit larger, but in my book, owners/riders of two-wheel powered machines are all part of the same community.

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20 hours ago, Logjam said:

MLR - off topic a bit, but I presume the scooter is yours - details please! And I’m happy to find another rider here! My two wheelers are a bit larger, but in my book, owners/riders of two-wheel powered machines are all part of the same community.

That picture is a crop of another picture I posted on my own thread a while back. In the past, I have ridden all over the U. S. on two wheels using bigger machinery. These days, not so much. The scooter, a Honda Ruckus (50cc), was bought for my elder son a number of years ago when he turned 14. Until this summer, it was residing at my dad's house, mostly collecting dust. After buying yet another battery for it earlier this summer, I have been using it for my trips around town. It is amazing how much gas this saves versus taking the car everywhere. It has a top speed of about 35 mph, gets about 125 mpg, and doesn't mind at all being ridden for a mile and then shut off again. It reaches operating temperature very quickly!

I wrote elsewhere that I don't truly enjoy driving a car in heels, and I really don't like riding a regular motorcycle in heels, but a scooter was made for heels, it seems! Getting back to the subject at hand, it is just coincidence that I have a picture of my only animal print shoes while sitting astride the Monster Ruckus. I would consider getting a "maxi" scooter in the future, capable of highway speeds, as it seems to fit my lifestyle these days better than a traditional motorcycle.

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MLR - I know of the Ruckus. Seems to me a very cool “little” scoot! And I agree, those size machines are great for around town use, particularly if you live in a smaller community. Before I retired, I regularly commuted to work, a distance of about 10 miles one way, on one or the other of my two BMW machines, the alternative being a 3/4 ton 4X4 pickup (you can easily figure out the relative economies!)

i don’t wear heels out, but as you said - a “full size” motorcycle and heels are probably not the best combination. That topic has come up in the forums before, some of our colleagues do so, but not this old fart.

Whatever you do, best wishes and keep this shiny side up!

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With temps in the 80's F, I wore my Charles by Charles David Affluent (in black) today with shorts. Really love these wedges and they are so easy to walk in.  But I got a compliment from a male who was sitting outside a office waiting for the person to return while I was interacting with several different groups of people. He simply said, "those  are some really nice shoes."

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The black version....

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Well done Cali. I like the black version

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So I'm on a Fall Shopping run these last few weeks.  I bought some burgundy platformed lace up booties yesterday and went looking for tall boots today.  Tried on 4 heels, booties and knee highs, but nothing I tried fit well enough to consider.

Animal prints are now the rage in both men's and women's fashion. I saw many cheetah print items in the Men's Macy's and other men's stores will wondering around looking for boots.  I got a men's cheetah print hoodie two weeks ago and I expect to have a zebra print turtleneck delivered tomorrow. But I had seen some real cozy looking sherpa jackets on-line and wanted to try them on. After seeing so many post from  @CAT about his adventures shopping at Express and my experience with their tops ( I have many, mostly bought on-line) I went in and saw the sherpa jacket. I found my size, walked over to a mirror and tried it on. It fitted perfect and looked great. The sale associate came over and I asked her if she thought I could rock the leopard print. She said it looked really good on me and pointed out how perfect the sleeves were, the length, everything was just right. I had a "I can do that"  and put it on hold, I had to get the 40% off coupon I had at home before getting it tomorrow.

While there, I saw some vegan leather skirts, so I tried them on too. Took two sizes in and found the right size.  I (and my wallet) are glad I don't wear skirts, otherwise I would have purchase one. :wink:

Update: my new leopard print sherpa.

 

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I did a trial run on my Halloween costume over the weekend and found out that the skirt was rolling over. So I went back to the store to find out if a smaller skirt would stopped it. So I need a size 10.

I went to the large mall and on the way to Express you pass by a Forever 21. Since I have seen heels that looked fun on their website, I decided to go in and look at what they sold. So glad I did. I found some great high heeled boots with full zippers. They are cheap (under $50) Made in China boots. They had several knee high boots with 5+ inch heels AND full zippers. Two had pointed toes and two rounded toes.  I found a size 10 in block heel version and they were comfortable. But I wanted the stiletto version first but they did not have size 10 in that store. They looked thru their stock. They have they on-line, but I going to try another store first before ordering on-line.

These are out of reach for most of you since they only stock and carry up to size 10. Lucky I'm a size 10.

Has anybody bought shoes from Forever 21?

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I can fit into a size 10 sometimes, depending on the fit. I would especially make the effort if the boots looked like the ones you posted! They look great, hope you can find the size you need!

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8 hours ago, jeremy1986 said:

I can fit into a size 10 sometimes, depending on the fit. I would especially make the effort if the boots looked like the ones you posted! They look great, hope you can find the size you need!

Checked two other stores and they had even less inventory, So I just ordered them on-line.They are just like the picture since the ones I saw in the first store was a size 9. I wish they had it in another color too.

- Heel height: 6"   - Shaft height: 16"   - Platform: 1.25"   - Opening circumference: 16.5"

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