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Wednesday, January 05, 2021

the die is cast -- iron
What you see above is a shiny metal shirt button. I’ve got four of them. The question is, what do I do with them?

The buttons come off a Casino Wear pimp-o-tronic club shirt, sort of a guyabera-style piece. I wore it exactly once, for a “pimp and ho” costume party at a friend’s house a couple of years ago. It was a big hit, matching well with my purple-and-leopard-print widebrim hat and walking cane; one guy raved about how he’d wear it for a clubbing night, and a couple of the ladies cozied up to it too. But I never did find another occasion for it, so it’s been mouldering in my closet ever since. (I’ve still got the hat and cane — not ready to ditch those just yet.)

Today, I finally decided to chuck it, just to get it out of my sight. The only thing that kept me from doing so sooner was the buttons. They’re unique. I usually don’t consider such things on a piece of outmoded clothing, but I really liked these little numbers.

But the shirt had to go. So I cut off the buttons and trashed the shirt.

This isn’t normal behavior for me. I’ve got absolutely no sewing/tailoring skills. So I’m wondering what the use is for me to keep these four buttons. Basically, it’s just more junk for me to accumulate.

But what the heck, you never know. And they do look cool. Plus, I’ve found I can spin them for short durations, like mini-tops — now you’re talking fun!

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/05/2021 07:40:11 PM
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Last week’s post about the passing of the pantyhose elicited more response than my typical scribbling.

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one to be so blessed. The St. Pete Times got enough feedback to run a few reader comments, raw and in the buff.

I generally like the “Word For Word” feature the Times occasionally runs. However, I much prefer it when the object of skewering is a corporate press release or some absurd marketing copy — something generally produced by a faceless drone. Using it to showcase reader response strikes me as being a tad mean-spirited (even if the readers likely wouldn’t object). In this particular instance, it also feels like editorial laziness to mask the non-editing of the letters by claiming to want to show them “unblemished” (hopefully, the noticable laxness at tbt* isn’t creeping into the mothership).

That said, some of the items are quite a hoot:

I am a man who pays attention to fashion and will tell you that there is not a single garment that beats the sensual look that pantyhose (or stockings) give. None. Conversely, a cheap, trashy… slut like look is guaranteed with bare legs or spray-on hose. For me, it’s simply repugnant.

“Snorri Gudmundsson”

Bare-legged or spray-on is slutty? News to me.

And “Snorri Gudmundsson”… I’ll have to add that one to my new-name candidates. It’s already taken, but I’m sure there’s room in the world for one more.

You poor soul to think pantyhose should be a thing of the past… Goodluck with your bare legs honey, but I will not take a second look if you stroll by me.


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It’s been a sad time for me having to live with this stupid era of women embracing the “bareleg look.” Do you have any idea how ugly it is to see a women who is superbly dressed in a skirt suit with stilettos and those ugly bare legs? I make it known to the women I date that bare legs are ugly and that they wear nylons when dating me.

“Al Trainer”

Somehow, I feel that the womenfolk in the vicinity of NdnOutlaw and Al Trainer aren’t much sweatin’ what either of them think.

Women’s fashion, is controlled more by the approval of OTHER women then of other men. So women who look down on hosiery disapprovingly are only suppressing other women from wearing something that will INVARIABLEY attract OTHER MEN.

Women who wear hosiery because THEY KNOW that it attracts men, have a competitive evolutionary advantage over women who don’t. So by continuing to engage in a suppressive behavior when it comes to supporting something that CLEARLY attracts other men, those women are only working against themselves.

Those who adapt, survive and move on. Those who don’t… don’t. It’s really all about the Darwin.


Wow, I’ve never seen a more succinct illustration of Darwin’s theory of evolution in my life.

Obviously, this is a hot-button topic with both the guys and the gals. I’ll reiterate my original points:

- The word on whether pantyhose are in or out comes from the alleged experts. Neither I nor the Times is declaring it one way or the other; we’re just relaying the info.

- It all comes down to whether or not a woman has the legs to pull off the bare look. If you can see spots, veins and other less-than-appealing markings, then keep those limbs covered. If you’ve got a nice pair, then show them off however you like.

Last note: Since I’m not really a leg man, for me the point is moot. Do what you wanna do.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 12/16/2004 02:36:16 PM
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Who’s olfactory essence would draw more chicks: Donald Trump’s or Antonio Banderas‘?

Thanks to capitalism, I now have a choice.

Spirit Antonio Banderas promises to take “seduction to a whole new level” by exuding the actor’s personality: excitement, passion and strength. The scent features a variety of notes, from citrus and cinnamon bark to amber and vanilla…

For the sweet smell of success, Donald Trump, the Fragrance, is touted as “power in a bottle.” It doesn’t smell like money, but instead blends notes of citrus, mint, cucumber and black basil, supposedly an extraction of The Donald’s personal assets: confidence, success and character. In its soaring, skyscraper-emblazoned bottle, it may be something to, um, get fired up about.

Both stirring. But I’m actually leaning more toward the new John Varvatos.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/14/2004 07:50:50 PM
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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Ladies, are you still clinging to those hose? Then you’re officially a fashion casualty, because pantyhose, stockings and the like are out of style, according to those who concern themselves with such matters.

I guess I’ve noticed of late the prevalence of bare legs among the womenfolk. But being in Florida, where the climate makes regular outfitting in hosiery uncomfortable, I figured it was strictly a regional matter. I was unaware that it was so widespread.

As long as you’ve got the leggage to pull it off, rock on. If not, consider sticking to pants and creative cover-ups.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/07/2021 07:27:29 PM
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Friday, November 19, 2021

support the planet
Behold the Eco-Bra, from women’s clothing maker Triumph International. It’s meant to promote a big lingerie trade show next year in Japan.

So… many… jokes…

- If face-to-face with someone wearing this bra, would it be appropriate to start pointing to all the places in the world I’ve visited (gently, of course)?

- Those leafy straps would be a bitch to conceal, and probably chafe like crazy.

- To keep this astronomically correct, I think different planets should represent different cup sizes: Jupiter for D-cups, Mars for A-cups, etc. (hey, other planets probably need saving too!).

- Matching panties? A Moon motif, maybe?

(Via LinkDump)

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 11/19/2004 06:58:46 PM
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

the way and the light
What fine, upstanding Christian gal wouldn’t love getting The “What Would Jesus Do?” Thong for a Christmas gift?

Brought to you by Landover Baptist Church, God’s most favoritest church.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/17/2004 11:37:10 PM
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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Over a year ago, I had fun spouting off a bit about women’s obsession with designer shoes.

Sometime after that, I kicked around a comedy concept which put men in the position of being ga-ga over the latest “Manolo Blahniks For Him”. I imagined it as a farce, hopefully insightful. I never spent enough time on it to really develop it.

It might be for the best, because I’m not sure anything I’d have come up with would be funnier than Manolo’s Shoe Blog, where, of course, “Manolo Loves The Shoes!”.

Sure it’s fake. But it’s got to be a better read than Manolo’s real blog.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 11/14/2004 06:58:30 PM
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