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Up Front: The Up Front Guide: Dressing for "Success"

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  • Emma Hart,

    All blatantly heterosexist.

    Give that man a pony. Indeed it is. Like all discussion of clothing and sexual politics.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Give that man a pony. Indeed it is. Like all discussion of clothing and sexual politics.

    What, so should we stop? Anyway, backless chaps are soo last month.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Arseless chaps? Surely chaps with arses are simply trousers.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Like all discussion of clothing and sexual politics.

    Women dress for women - discuss

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Surely chaps with arses are simply trousers

    A tautology? I suppose it depends how tight they are. :)

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Arseless chaps? Surely chaps with arses are simply trousers.

    Jeansless chaps is what you need to be careful with.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I was walking past Urge one night and heard the doorman explain to two men that it was no-shirts night, and they'd have to disrobe to enter (which they happily did).

    I imagine with no shirts and no arse things would get a bit drafty.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    I imagine with no shirts and no arse things would get a bit drafty.

    Like this guy? I'm confused by the extra leg. Do think his name is Jake? It is SFW, by the way. Mostly. You might have to answer the odd question or two.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    You're one sophist-I-cato'd fella.

    Soffit-stuck Katydid, surely
    ie: an under-arch stridulator
    now that is cricket!
    Daylight rubbery and all...

    Now the question is, are you CatoElder or CatoMinor?

    neither Censor nor suicidal-Stoic am I
    and Dionysius may keep you in distichs
    for a couplet minutes or two, but cantos aside, there's Pliny more where they came from...

    So yes, the playing's the heart of the thing,
    to cater to that I cleave to CatoSuzy!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I was walking past Urge one night and heard the doorman explain to two men that it was no-shirts night, and they'd have to disrobe to enter (which they happily did).

    There's certainly another mini-category for 'people who as soon as it gets vaguely warm (either during summer, or in a crowded gig) take their t shirt off and dangle it out of the side of their pants. You see the smelly steam come off them when they come out of the gig having lost about a litre of sweat.

    And another for that rugby forward look with a shirt with white collar, up, under a brown homespun if it's cold. Y'know, the one who always drinks straight from the jug.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Y'know, the one who always drinks straight from the jug.

    Is there another way?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Is there another way?

    Bendy straws. Funnels. Engineering students are remarkably inventive. Considering.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    > Y'know, the one who always drinks straight from the jug.

    Is there another way?

    Nope.

    <click>Oh, beer jugs.<interest fades>

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10633 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    No shirts night reminds me of when I bounced Uni Q at Cloud 9 (UC Student bar). As they say its f*&k or f*&ht on a Friday night. There was no fighting.
    Although the patron who came up to me every half hour to ask where he could have a fag, got old pretty fast (the correct answer was down stairs at Benttleys Bar).

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Just thinking -heh!
    A long long loooong time ago, I served as bouncer for a pool tournament at a tiny West Coast pub. (My qualifications were, in order: being bland, difficult to physically rile, known to have some knowledge of martial arts (aikido) and being squat & hefty.)

    It was an important pool tournament: 3 away teams coming to decide semis & final games (with a great big silver cup at stake-)

    Waua! Were most of the players drunker'n! They kept 'hitting' on me (males & females) but never gave any other kind of trouble (puking etc. in the bushes was de rigeur then.)

    Way back then - early 1970s - nobody would know what a human asexual was - even if they'd learned some biology.

    Hell, even I didnt!

    And - mis-direction, pseudo-empathy, and bluffing still would work perfectly fine in that line of work even now I would think (paticularly with a taser close to hand.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    "Hot West Coast Bloke (S.I)"
    can talk;
    can talk in words of more than one syllable;
    only drones occaisionally;
    doesnt wear Swannie to bed;
    does wear pants of some kind (do not expect silk, real cotton, or bamboo-);
    likes really weird range of music (I first learned about John Cage from a RWCB ) and,
    sometimes admits to reading something more than RD , local paper/s/and H&S-

    -population egress from the West Coast is largely female- led-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    This is one of the few threads untouched by that little episode. I'd very much appreciate that it stay that way. There's no reason for it to be brought up here.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Kia ora Emma- I withdraw, and apologise to you & all readers of this thread. If you wish to delete any/all of my postings, that's OK.No reira - heoi, na au-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Kia ora Emma- I withdraw, and apologise to you & all readers of this thread. If you wish to delete any/all of my postings, that's OK.

    Just the one. All gone.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    And - mis-direction, pseudo-empathy, and bluffing still would work perfectly fine in that line of work even now I would think (paticularly with a taser close to hand.)

    Heh. That's also a pretty accurate description of how I just persuaded my malingering children to stop swinging the lead and go to school on a day when I'm hoping to get a lot of editing done. (But without the taser.)

    Parent = half BFF, half bouncer. I'd never thought of it that way before. Ta, Islander :-)

    Back on thread: these guys are so totally up for it.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Jolisa - your link is very, very, very relevant to my interests :-)

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Absolutely. I mean, short of tattooing "take me" on their foreheads, it's hard to see how much clearer those chaps could make their intentions.

    (Also, this thread had me digging through my archives in search of the relevant Kaz Cooke cartoon - the one with the caption "I say, Kath, you're looking pretty fetching in that boiler suit.")

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Absolutely. I mean, short of tattooing "take me" on their foreheads, it's hard to see how much clearer those chaps could make their intentions.

    I do have to have a slight word with the guy on the subway. Please don't curl your covers around like that. Have some respect for the book as an object.

    But otherwise, the point stands.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Please don't curl your covers around like that.

    Yous Chicks always find something we do annoying eh?
    ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I do have to have a slight word with the guy on the subway. Please don't curl your covers around like that. Have some respect for the book as an object.

    How about everyone gets to do what they want with their books?

    A friend once picked up a book of mine she was going to borrow and expressed her shock at dismay at the fact that I had folded some of the page corners. Needless to say, she didnt' get to borrow the book.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

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