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#51 2010-08-13 12:23:02

jheri
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From: København, Danmark
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

You can experiment and learn.  I found these shoes in Milan on a seconds sale.  They fit my foot, but not my calves and I almost didn't buy them until I noticed how flexible the boot part was.  I found I could knot them, so this would be perfect for jeans that are too short.  It almost looks stylish!  I have a bit of velcro sewed into the inside near the top so I can secure them - but you can't see that.

I don't use these that much as they are not practical for my bike, but they give you ideas of what kind of outfit to put together.  A small black vest works very well with these.  Also looping a sweater around your neck.  And of course a large black bag that is anything but rectangular

The jeans are too short, but happen to fit elsewhere.  They were smooth and the stitching on the side was added to make them look a little more interesting.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/jherijheri/photos/shoes.jpg

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#52 2010-08-13 14:08:09

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

That's awesome!


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#53 2010-08-13 14:20:53

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

I have a 50 yr old friend who damaged her feet with heels and can no longer wear them.  She makes me be careful and I am.  But she loves shoes and experiments too. These days she takes high top sneakers and paints them with all kinds of designs.  They are extremely lust worthy.

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#54 2010-08-14 03:14:09

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

LT-1 wrote:

That's awesome!

thank you!  It's just another way to tie your shoes:-)

There are some shoes that I am looking for as they would fit some of my style.  There is a Doc Martens heeled boot and some brightly colored floral patterned shoes, but they are too expensive now and I have not seen them on a big sale. 

My attitude is basically "ok, I'm on stage. I might as well have some interesting togs even if it means making them interesting myself."

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#55 2010-08-16 18:24:19

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

This is fashion for anyone.  I have an email from threadless advertising one of their big sales.  Their shirts are very cheap a few times a year and shipping outside the US is cheap too.  I'm telling myself I don't need anything and will avoid looking, but if you like good tshirts, here you go

http://www.threadless.com

they sell out very quickly in these sales.

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#56 2010-08-16 23:42:42

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

How could they not fit your calves??? You are so tiny! Unless your feet are unusually small? Love what you did with them--you inspire me to try new things with my wardrobe smile

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#57 2010-08-17 02:05:16

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Artistamy wrote:

How could they not fit your calves??? You are so tiny! Unless your feet are unusually small? Love what you did with them--you inspire me to try new things with my wardrobe smile

No, my feet are usually a 40 and sometimes 41. These are too big at the calves and felt funny to me. 

Please go out and try some crazy things! Some of mine work and some don't, but it is fun and I think a natural thing for tall women.   I found a photo of me with the boots.  I had my little leather vest, a belt with a big buckle and everything else is pretty normal but the gloves.  Woman's gloves are usually too short, so I chopped the finger tips off.  They are pretty good for bike riding when it is cold.  Several people have asked where I bought them, but it was just my scissors.  I usually wear a scarf when it is chilly and there is a lot you can do with that.

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#58 2010-10-03 01:51:51

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Something new I've seen on the streets in the last month is making a rain gauge on the side of boots.  I haven't seen it in any stores, so it is probably people just doing it on their own.  The other thing that seems to be getting more in style is the 3/4 length skirt, which is easy for us:-)

This is some more simple street fashion.    Just denim jeans and trying to put things together on top to look ok and be comfortable.  It was bright and I was squinting:-)

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#59 2010-10-04 00:21:01

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

I was proud of myself yesterday for wearing my antique WWII Italian military belt over a long rouched black shirt and some leggings with awesome boots! I usually only wear a belt with jeans in the loops, so this was huge to wear it to break up the black! I got a lot of compliments smile

Scarves, I LOVE and am trying to incorporate them more in my wardrobe. I love how they look on everyone else.

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#60 2010-10-04 02:49:32

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Your outfit sounds cute!

Here is a really nice variation on a military jacket that is making me look at them.  It would be great with a belt.  I love the shoes and socks she has.

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/9 … 097Web.jpg

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#61 2010-10-04 19:33:34

"Bad News" Bob
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

jheri wrote:

Your outfit sounds cute!

Here is a really nice variation on a military jacket that is making me look at them.  It would be great with a belt.  I love the shoes and socks she has.

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/9 … 097Web.jpg

That 'Castro Jacket' looks a lot better on her than it ever did on Fidel. I like the shoes and socks as well.
BTW, Jheri, your outfit above inspired what my daughters wore to school today. Normally they have to wear SMOD to school, but since this week is Homecoming week, they have several theme dress days. I forget what todays theme is, but tomorrow is 'Tacky' day. Any ideas in that regard would be appreciated. I'm thinking something along the lines of early Cyndi Lauper tacky, not baglady tacky.


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#62 2010-10-04 21:08:50

jheri
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Posts: 1,558
Height: 190 cm

Re: fashion for talls:-)

"Bad News" Bob wrote:
jheri wrote:

Your outfit sounds cute!

Here is a really nice variation on a military jacket that is making me look at them.  It would be great with a belt.  I love the shoes and socks she has.

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/9 … 097Web.jpg

That 'Castro Jacket' looks a lot better on her than it ever did on Fidel. I like the shoes and socks as well.
BTW, Jheri, your outfit above inspired what my daughters wore to school today. Normally they have to wear SMOD to school, but since this week is Homecoming week, they have several theme dress days. I forget what todays theme is, but tomorrow is 'Tacky' day. Any ideas in that regard would be appreciated. I'm thinking something along the lines of early Cyndi Lauper tacky, not baglady tacky.

SMOD?

Tacky is easy.  They can make BIG logos and attach them to everything. Go for the high end like Channel, Dior and things like that.  Old running shoes with Channel logs might be great.  Do you have old polyester suits that you could loan them?    More important is what they think is tacky.  There is a fine line though as it can criticize the tastes of others, although fake labels don't do that.

Some things end up being stylish.  I sometimes wear a pocket watch on a chain.  I don't like regular watches and don't have a mobile like everyone else, so I found a cheap pocket watch.  It kept falling out, so I put it on a long chain.  You can't believe how many people have told me that is awesome.  I also like to hack clothing with zippers, buttons and sometimes hammering in rivets or other pieces of metal into leather.  It is easy to do something that looks awful, so you start with used clothing to learn, but I like some of my own stuff better than what I can buy.

Military is really in these days in Europe and I presume in the US.  There are a lot of ways to take that if they want to play with ideas.  How old are they?  Is height an issue with them or can they easily find stuff?  I would strongly encourage them to learn how to sew and hack.

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#63 2010-10-04 23:39:18

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

jheri wrote:
"Bad News" Bob wrote:
jheri wrote:

Your outfit sounds cute!

Here is a really nice variation on a military jacket that is making me look at them.  It would be great with a belt.  I love the shoes and socks she has.

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/9 … 097Web.jpg

That 'Castro Jacket' looks a lot better on her than it ever did on Fidel. I like the shoes and socks as well.
BTW, Jheri, your outfit above inspired what my daughters wore to school today. Normally they have to wear SMOD to school, but since this week is Homecoming week, they have several theme dress days. I forget what todays theme is, but tomorrow is 'Tacky' day. Any ideas in that regard would be appreciated. I'm thinking something along the lines of early Cyndi Lauper tacky, not baglady tacky.

SMOD?

Tacky is easy.  They can make BIG logos and attach them to everything. Go for the high end like Channel, Dior and things like that.  Old running shoes with Channel logs might be great.  Do you have old polyester suits that you could loan them?    More important is what they think is tacky.  There is a fine line though as it can criticize the tastes of others, although fake labels don't do that.

Some things end up being stylish.  I sometimes wear a pocket watch on a chain.  I don't like regular watches and don't have a mobile like everyone else, so I found a cheap pocket watch.  It kept falling out, so I put it on a long chain.  You can't believe how many people have told me that is awesome.  I also like to hack clothing with zippers, buttons and sometimes hammering in rivets or other pieces of metal into leather.  It is easy to do something that looks awful, so you start with used clothing to learn, but I like some of my own stuff better than what I can buy.

Military is really in these days in Europe and I presume in the US.  There are a lot of ways to take that if they want to play with ideas.  How old are they?  Is height an issue with them or can they easily find stuff?  I would strongly encourage them to learn how to sew and hack.

SMOD = (Standard Mode of Dress) or as most of the students say: Socialist Method of Dressing. It was instituted two years ago to cut down on students wearing gangsta attire.
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Sam is sixteen, Cam is fourteen and neither of them have any issues with finding clothes to wear; while both are the tallest girls in their respective grade level they aren't TCI or TallTalk tall. As for sewing, Sam knows her way around a sewing machine fairly well; Cam, not so much. I'm relatively certain she could pick it out of a line-up, but that's about it. Sam one the other hand has been making handbags and simple clothes on her own for a couple of years, in fact she has asked me if we could get a machine that can stitch leather, because she has dozens of handbag patterns; she's even gone so far as to make three dimensions mock-ups to see how well her patterns look. One of Sam's favorite shows is 'Project Runway'; it's also the source of many of her ideas. I'll let them read your post and see if it helps them with their dress theme.


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#64 2010-10-05 17:41:40

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

MIlitary stuff is definitely in here, though not mainstream 'in'. I love that jacket!

My 7 year old is absolutely amazing with what she puts together--can't wait till she wants to learn to sew clothes and make adjustments to them! I let her pick out any clothes she gets, no matter how wild, because she can put things together so well (been this way since she was 18 months). My older daughter, no way!  She'll mix plaids with camo with stripes in clashing colors just because she reaches in her drawers and puts on the first thing she grabs. Add to that her awkwardness at 9 (long coltish phase) and it's something I just have to ignore with great effort. She just doesn't care!

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#65 2010-10-05 22:08:56

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

What's wrong with plaid & camo?


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#66 2010-10-06 00:28:11

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

ON a girl going to school, it clashes smile On a man on a Harley, it's fine.

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#67 2010-10-06 02:23:25

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Oh good. Thanks for clearing that up. Hey, Babe! Do these leather chaps make my a$$ look big?


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#68 2010-10-07 18:30:33

jheri
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Height: 190 cm

Re: fashion for talls:-)

This isn't fashion, but is a good visual warning on why you don't want to be really thin. 

A friend and I got into a contest of climbing the walls with our hands and feet.  Being a lot taller than her was a big advantage:-)  I'm sure the cleaning people were not happy the next day.

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#69 2010-10-07 22:44:11

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

I was trying to picture you in a red and blue Spider Man/Woman costume.


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#70 2010-10-08 00:06:21

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Dang, jheri--you should model! I know you're too tall, but still. You're bone structure is amazing!

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#71 2010-10-08 22:53:47

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Archer wrote:

I was trying to picture you in a red and blue Spider Man/Woman costume.

I do a lot of tree climbing:-)

Is anyone else getting this?  People have been telling me I need to color my skin blue and dress up like a Na'vi from the movie Avatar for Halloween.

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#72 2010-10-09 03:57:38

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

jheri wrote:

People have been telling me I need to color my skin blue and dress up like a Na'vi from the movie Avatar for Halloween.

If you do, take plenty of pictures.


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#73 2010-10-10 21:27:47

jheri
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Re: fashion for talls:-)

Now I have a new project.  Today I was going through a store looking for the big sales and saw a pair of Doc Martens Darcy boots in a very loud red.  They were in my size, I always get thrown by UK sizing and must not have sold.    It was 75% off, which is rare here.  This should be good for the cold and rain, but not for snow.  Now I have to figure out how to use them.  Bright red will be fun:-)

Last year the school girls bought took bright rain boots and made rain gauge markings on the side, like markings on a ship - 5cm, 10cm, 15cm and so on.   It was also very popular to paint flowers on them to bring some life into the grey around here.

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#74 2010-10-11 09:39:34

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

My experience is that UK sizes differ by only one unit, from US ones.  EU sizes are quite different of course
I have had Doc Martens (often called simply 'DMs') in the past, admittedly not in loud red, but they are hardwearing and generally waterproof though not as much as Wellington boots.  The main profit in wearing DMs is that they are hardwearing but reliable with a constant use on a hard surface, especially if one has a remedial problem.  The design of the sole was produced by someone who had had an injury in WWI. 
I am not so surprised by those designs -- DMs, particularly long ones, have an association with the punk movement in Britain in the 60s-70s, and then the softer environmental/hippy movement in the 80s and 90s.  I wore black shoe-like ones (so not long ones) as an adolescent in the 90s as they were one of the few manufaturers who made shoes large enough for me that were available in an off-the-peg manner.


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#75 2010-10-12 03:26:48

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Re: fashion for talls:-)

I was totally happening in the 90s with my 10-up Doc Martins and my lacy dress. Rock on, 90s.

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