Man Clothes

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:45 pm

No wonder I've never seen Finntroll in utilikilts.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:32 pm

All right... I'll venture onto this thread (pun) with a question:
MyDearFriend shipped me a canvas bag made from a coffee bean sack, to use as a moop bag. It's the traditional coarse jute tan fabric. Seemed to me, this material, complete with Brazilian printing, would make a good Playa garment -- specially with the Cargo Cult theme. Then I realized the "hair shirt" qualities of the fabric against the skin. So now I'm wondering if anyone knows of a fabric with similar appearance but a skin-friendly surface? I can easily go to one of the fabric stores "in a big city" if it may exist there.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:56 pm

Get a potato sack and have a silk lining put in it. 8)
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Ratty » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:43 am

Buy some cheap muslin or any cream colored fabric and stencil on it. "U.S. Mint change bags, U.S. Mail bags, American Douche Bags....
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Elliot » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:21 am

:D
A lining! Why didn't I think of that! And I still remember how to use my sewing machine. Problem solved!
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:17 am

Elliot wrote:MyDearFriend shipped me a canvas bag made from a coffee bean sack, to use as a moop bag. It's the traditional coarse jute tan fabric. Seemed to me, this material, complete with Brazilian printing, would make a good Playa garment -- specially with the Cargo Cult theme.



Dear sir, please be careful, those sacks make good burn bags because they are HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. :shock: In fact, I use scraps & stray threads of that stuff as tinder in my little camp stove. :?

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Drawingablank » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:03 pm

Elliot wrote:All right... I'll venture onto this thread (pun) with a question:
MyDearFriend shipped me a canvas bag made from a coffee bean sack, to use as a moop bag. It's the traditional coarse jute tan fabric. Seemed to me, this material, complete with Brazilian printing, would make a good Playa garment -- specially with the Cargo Cult theme. Then I realized the "hair shirt" qualities of the fabric against the skin. So now I'm wondering if anyone knows of a fabric with similar appearance but a skin-friendly surface? I can easily go to one of the fabric stores "in a big city" if it may exist there.


There is a similar genre of shirts / dress / towels / pillow cases using cotton or muslin sacks from flour which would be a lot more comfortable. Although you might be hard pressed to find those sacks now, at one time many flour manufacturers actually printed designs on their sacks to entice buyers (back when most households made their own clothes). I think it reached its peak during the great depression, but I've seen similar stuff in developing nations more recently.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Elliot » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:24 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Please do not set yourself on fire.

What do I look like... Richard Pryor? :shock:

Good point. I'll stick to less "tinderous" materials.
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Re: Man Clothes

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:03 am

Drawingablank wrote:There is a similar genre of shirts / dress / towels / pillow cases using cotton or muslin sacks from flour which would be a lot more comfortable. Although you might be hard pressed to find those sacks now, at one time many flour manufacturers actually printed designs on their sacks to entice buyers (back when most households made their own clothes). I think it reached its peak during the great depression, but I've seen similar stuff in developing nations more recently.


I have a flour-sack sun dress I bought from a nice lady on a beach in Jamaica, long ago.

Stamped across the belly are the words

100 LBS GROSS


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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:16 am

maladroit wrote:Flame retardant spray, perhaps? http://www.amazon.com/No-Burn-Fabric-Fi ... B002TKLD14

I have five gallons of similar stuff, but I suspect it is not real healthy in close vicinity to a human body.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby strangeloop » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:53 am

Last year I borrowed a sarong from my wife during the day. It was so useful and comfy it was all I wore during the day for the last couple days straight. That, a camelback, and a wide brimmed hat. It's not fabulous, but damn it's efficient.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Invention1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:21 pm

Saguache wrote:My first burn was 2010 and I wasn't prepared with costumes or even anything that might actually hint at style. But I was impresses by what I saw and even made attempts to alter on the playa what I had so I could feel part of the crowd. One thing I did notice is that my sporty-utilitarian technical clothing (what I wear the other 52 weeks) didn't really fit in at all. Also, with the exception of a couple of cool LED suits at night and a few paired costumes I noticed that most males really didn't dress up as well as the women.

:roll: Youre rolling your eyes now I'm sure, but it's true. Women just seem to know what they're doing here. They've got both the garments and the skill to pull off something truely attractive and unique.

A lot of what BM is to me is finding situations where I know I'll be uncomfortable or out of my depth and diving in without testing the water. This year I want to dress up when I go out. I need some help to pull it off.

Suggestions, themes, ideas that go beyond the stale -- what have you got?


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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:11 pm

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby tamarakay » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:13 pm

An unnamed burner who lives with me (can't possibly be the stallion cause he told me to stop telling stories about him) took the wire cage thing from the top of a champagne bottle (the one he bought to celebrate our ticket acquisition) and expanded it full so it was really big (does that make the story ok honey?) stuck it on the tip if his mr. Jolly and said "here is Thursday's outfit!"
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby hug+kiss » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:48 pm

I live in tutus during the day. I don't believe in Tutu Tuesday.
Let me count the ways...
1) It's hot, why wear anything else??
2) It is perfect for riding a bike. Other outfits get caught.
3) fun and goes with anything
4) and finally, when in my life can I ever wear a tutu without being the crazy lady in a tutu??
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby lucky420 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:06 am

tamarakay wrote:An unnamed burner who lives with me (can't possibly be the stallion cause he told me to stop telling stories about him) took the wire cage thing from the top of a champagne bottle (the one he bought to celebrate our ticket acquisition) and expanded it full so it was really big (does that make the story ok honey?) stuck it on the tip if his mr. Jolly and said "here is Thursday's outfit!"



:lol: oh goodness
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:10 am

pics or it didnt happen.




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Re: Man Clothes

Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:47 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:pics or it didnt happen.




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Re: Man Clothes

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Mars68 » Sat May 30, 2015 12:03 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:If you don't fit in at Burning Man, then you win.
If you look like everyone else then you don't belong.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Mars68 » Sat May 30, 2015 12:08 pm

Tutu and pasties...or just pasties...or not??
wear whatever feels good.
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