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3 minutes ago, p1ng74 said:

But women pair heels with overalls:  

On topic: She looks great!  That's Arielle Charnas, otherwise known as Something Navy. 

Off topic: She's controversial for her quarantine practices after testing positive for Covid.  Her husband is in commercial real estate.  Wondering how he's adapting to the dramatic drop in demand for commercial real estate in NYC.

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10 hours ago, p1ng74 said:

But women pair heels with overalls:  

 

[Picture me looking over my glasses] Mr. P1ng74, you are being willfully obtuse. 😆😆😆

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On 8/28/2020 at 11:32 PM, p1ng74 said:

Exactly, I find heels more comfortable than flat men’s shoes.  

I have been home for several months now, few if any chances to wear my boots.  I have noticed foot pain that seems to be increasing, especially when walking with no shoes/sneaks.  It will be interesting to see if the pain subsided a bit next month when I return to work and my boots....

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7 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

[Picture me looking over my glasses] Mr. P1ng74, you are being willfully obtuse. 😆😆😆

Yeah I know what you are trying to say, but it's funny you mention overalls.  I've never worn genuine overall pants, but I've taken a recent interest to them.  I know some people think of them as just practical clothing, and it's probably always going to be a casual look even when deliberately worn for fashion.  But since I won't exactly be going into an office any time soon, I figured now is a good a time as any to look into incorporating it into my wardrobe.  They should be arriving today... 

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@p1ng74 Jumpsuits and rompers are other forms of overalls that are worn for fashion....

 

And coming soon the Designer Hazmat Jumpsuit (with rhinestones).

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5 hours ago, p1ng74 said:

Yeah I know what you are trying to say, but it's funny you mention overalls.  I've never worn genuine overall pants, but I've taken a recent interest to them.  I know some people think of them as just practical clothing, and it's probably always going to be a casual look even when deliberately worn for fashion.  But since I won't exactly be going into an office any time soon, I figured now is a good a time as any to look into incorporating it into my wardrobe.  They should be arriving today... 

This goes without saying, but the bib overalls I wear to work barely resemble anything worn by women for fashion, hence my "looking over my glasses" comment. If I were to ever wear overalls with heels, and that's a big "if," they would certainly be tailored in such a way that would most likely make them unsuitable for actual work. I really don't have a good picture of me wearing my work clothing, but this will have to do. Everything is generously cut. In case there is any doubt, I am the guy in the middle in the lime green shirt. We were cutting over a panel to permanent power, and were under time constraints. In other words, pressure. I have no idea who snapped this picture, but I have to thank them, because it's one of the few I have showing what I do for a living. Usually, it's not nearly this dramatic, however.

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15 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

This goes without saying, but the bib overalls I wear to work barely resemble anything worn by women for fashion, hence my "looking over my glasses" comment. If I were to ever wear overalls with heels, and that's a big "if," they would certainly be tailored in such a way that would most likely make them unsuitable for actual work. I really don't have a good picture of me wearing my work clothing, but this will have to do. Everything is generously cut. In case there is any doubt, I am the guy in the middle in the lime green shirt. We were cutting over a panel to permanent power, and were under time constraints. In other words, pressure. I have no idea who snapped this picture, but I have to thank them, because it's one of the few I have showing what I do for a living. Usually, it's not nearly this dramatic, however.

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What No Arc Flash PPE????

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1 hour ago, Henri1942 said:

What No Arc Flash PPE????

With three guys in a panel like that, there better be no power in the panel, and under Lockout / Tagout !!

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18 hours ago, Henri1942 said:

What No Arc Flash PPE????

The equipment was de-energized. Although somebody did have to wear the arc flash suit to check with a voltage meter to make sure it WAS, in fact, de-energized. Newer best practices basically don't let us work on anything energized anymore.

17 hours ago, Heelster said:

With three guys in a panel like that, there better be no power in the panel, and under Lockout / Tagout !!

Yes, we followed proper lockout/tagout procedures, which in that place is a little more complicated than it sounds. It's a pain in the neck, but I do not miss the days when we were expected to work everything live. Some of the rules are silly, but you'll have that on these big jobs. :wink:

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I think mlroseplant and others involved with high power electrics will like this film. I remember it from my childhood when it was shown as a colour test film in the UK at the start of our colour service in 1967. It seems quaint now but TV in the UK wouldn't be 24/7 for a number of years so these "Trade Test" films were used to help TV dealers. We couldn't afford colour back then so I saw them in glorious black and white. The work looks more like nuclear research than a power station.

 

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3 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

The equipment was de-energized. Although somebody did have to wear the arc flash suit to check with a voltage meter to make sure it WAS, in fact, de-energized. Newer best practices basically don't let us work on anything energized anymore.

Yes, we followed proper lockout/tagout procedures, which in that place is a little more complicated than it sounds. It's a pain in the neck, but I do not miss the days when we were expected to work everything live. Some of the rules are silly, but you'll have that on these big jobs. :wink:

Glad all are working SAFE.  

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On 9/8/2020 at 6:10 PM, mlroseplant said:

This goes without saying, but the bib overalls I wear to work barely resemble anything worn by women for fashion, hence my "looking over my glasses" comment. If I were to ever wear overalls with heels, and that's a big "if," they would certainly be tailored in such a way that would most likely make them unsuitable for actual work. I really don't have a good picture of me wearing my work clothing, but this will have to do. Everything is generously cut. 

I wish there was a happy medium, somewhere in between.  Work wear seems generously cut because they are trying to do "1 size fits all" or maybe "S, M, L, XL fits all" and slim people like you and me get totally swallowed in work clothing.  My hobbies usually involve MOVING machinery so baggy clothing actually is a hazard!  I'm not into skin-tight clothing, even for fashion - I just want something that actually fits my body, even if it's for work.  Life is too short to look crappy while working.  

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On 9/10/2020 at 4:42 AM, mlroseplant said:

The equipment was de-energized. Although somebody did have to wear the arc flash suit to check with a voltage meter to make sure it WAS, in fact, de-energized. Newer best practices basically don't let us work on anything energized anymore.

Yes, we followed proper lockout/tagout procedures, which in that place is a little more complicated than it sounds. It's a pain in the neck, but I do not miss the days when we were expected to work everything live. Some of the rules are silly, but you'll have that on these big jobs. :wink:

I worked as a HVAC tech for years. We had to shut down variable frequency drives, (VFD), on an air handler to chance settings  in each VFD. It was in a hospital and they would not let us shut the unit down as it was for a critical area. The unit had multiple motors and multiple VFD's, 480 volt, 3 phase power. I pulled the fuses  the unit running, one motor at a time, (pulling one fuse would trip the VFD out on phase loss, but it would stay powered up so we could change the programming), reprogrammed the VFD and put the fuse back in. I wore an arc flash glove, and stood off to the side. I was standing there, ready to pop the fuse back in and one of the maintenance guys from the hospital came up and stood right in front of the panel. I stopped and asked him what he was doing and if he had ever seen or heard of arc flash. His brain kicked in and he walked away. It all went without a hitch, but it was a but nerve racking!

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17 hours ago, p1ng74 said:

I wish there was a happy medium, somewhere in between.  Work wear seems generously cut because they are trying to do "1 size fits all" or maybe "S, M, L, XL fits all" and slim people like you and me get totally swallowed in work clothing.  My hobbies usually involve MOVING machinery so baggy clothing actually is a hazard!  I'm not into skin-tight clothing, even for fashion - I just want something that actually fits my body, even if it's for work.  Life is too short to look crappy while working.  

It's funny you should mention it, because I have to have all my work clothing altered. At least I know a gal.  .  .

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Finally starting to explore the city a bit more since the March lockdowns took effect.

While I've been out a few times for dinner, today marked the first time I actually went out for 2 days back to back.  We rode a moped from Long Island City Queens to DUMBO, Brooklyn...then back to Long Island City.  In between, we explored some abandoned subway cars in an abandoned rail yard in Long Island City.   Wearing heels with a passenger wasn't worth the safety risk.  But I did wear my women's patent flats for which she complimented me.

She obliged my request to bring her patent stiletto pumps along though, which made for some excitement.

EDIT: the bottom photo was actually taken within view of the Manhattan skyline.  It's in a totally obscure location in Long Island City in an abandoned rail track for the MTA.  

 

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7 hours ago, kneehighs said:

Finally starting to explore the city a bit more since the March lockdowns took effect.

While I've been out a few times for dinner, today marked the first time I actually went out for 2 days back to back.  We rode a moped from Long Island City Queens to DUMBO, Brooklyn...then back to Long Island City.  In between, we explored some abandoned subway cars in an abandoned rail yard in Long Island City.   Wearing heels with a passenger wasn't worth the safety risk.  But I did wear my women's patent flats for which she complimented me.

She obliged my request to bring her patent stiletto pumps along though, which made for some excitement.

EDIT: the bottom photo was actually taken within view of the Manhattan skyline.  It's in a totally obscure location in Long Island City in an abandoned rail track for the MTA. 

Those are definitely Instagram-worthy pictures, and in addition, the location is actually interesting. I had no idea there were "abandoned" places on Long Island!

I have had similar misgivings about wearing heels riding a motorbike. I don't know what actual machine you had, but I would not hesitate to wear heels on a scooter (auto transmission with floorboards, rather than footpegs). I really don't enjoy riding a traditional motorcycle, the kind that has footpegs and you shift the gears yourself, in heels. It sounds kind of exciting in theory, but the reality doesn't live up to the fantasy.

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3 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

Those are definitely Instagram-worthy pictures, and in addition, the location is actually interesting. I had no idea there were "abandoned" places on Long Island!

I have had similar misgivings about wearing heels riding a motorbike. I don't know what actual machine you had, but I would not hesitate to wear heels on a scooter (auto transmission with floorboards, rather than footpegs). I really don't enjoy riding a traditional motorcycle, the kind that has footpegs and you shift the gears yourself, in heels. It sounds kind of exciting in theory, but the reality doesn't live up to the fantasy.

Abandoned places in Long Island City.  Long Island City is the western most part of Queens.  It’s distinct from Long Island.  It’s a very common misconception so don’t feel bad.

Regarding the moped type, it was auto transmission with floor boards.  While I I’ve worn heels solo, not only did I have a passenger but I also planned a lot of rough terrain walking for our outing.  So no heels yesterday.

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17 hours ago, kneehighs said:

Finally starting to explore the city a bit more since the March lockdowns took effect.

While I've been out a few times for dinner, today marked the first time I actually went out for 2 days back to back.  We rode a moped from Long Island City Queens to DUMBO, Brooklyn...then back to Long Island City.  In between, we explored some abandoned subway cars in an abandoned rail yard in Long Island City.   Wearing heels with a passenger wasn't worth the safety risk.  But I did wear my women's patent flats for which she complimented me.

She obliged my request to bring her patent stiletto pumps along though, which made for some excitement.

EDIT: the bottom photo was actually taken within view of the Manhattan skyline.  It's in a totally obscure location in Long Island City in an abandoned rail track for the MTA.  

 

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Pretty darn cool. Glad to see you’re back out and about. Sounds like you had a good time.

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13 hours ago, kneehighs said:

While I I’ve worn heels solo, not only did I have a passenger but I also planned a lot of rough terrain walking for our outing.  So no heels yesterday.

But she wore heels in that rough terrain?

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