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    Just a friendly reminder....

    to all men...


    BLACK DANCE SHOES, DO NOT GO WITH SHORTS!

    Neither do sandals with socks, formal brown shoes or boots!

    If you 'have to' wear shorts, make sure they are LONG and you wear Deck shoes, plimsoles or sneakers

    and lots of deodorant!
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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    to all men...


    BLACK DANCE SHOES, DO NOT GO WITH SHORTS!

    Neither do sandals with socks, formal brown shoes or boots!

    If you 'have to' wear shorts, make sure they are LONG and you wear Deck shoes, plimsoles or sneakers

    and lots of deodorant!
    I love the sentence "If you have to wear shorts"

    As the official fashion police can't you just get them banned? Then there will be no problems about what to wear them with.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Agreeing with all the above!

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    to all men...

    If you 'have to' wear shorts
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxine View Post
    As the official fashion police can't you just get them banned? .
    Quote Originally Posted by Ickle Sue View Post
    Agreeing with all the above!
    perhaps it's just me as a ceroc outsider but a thread about dress sense on a ceroc forum is a little ironic. I mean, what passes for acceptable attire , from BOTH male and female dancers boggles the mind.

    Just go to any party event to see a bewildering array of outfits that wouldn't look out of place on a Cuban Drug dealer/pimp or a lady of ill repute from the seedier side of Downtown NY !


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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
    perhaps it's just me as a ceroc outsider but a thread about dress sense on a ceroc forum is a little ironic. I mean, what passes for acceptable attire , from BOTH male and female dancers boggles the mind.

    Just go to any party event to see a bewildering array of outfits that wouldn't look out of place on a Cuban Drug dealer/pimp or a lady of ill repute from the seedier side of Downtown NY !

    And I don't think you've even been to Cheshunt yet...........!

    (Or maybe that is what you were thinking of..................)

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post

    ....BLACK DANCE SHOES, DO NOT GO WITH SHORTS!

    If you 'have to' wear shorts, make sure they are LONG ....

    ..... and lots of deodorant!
    Whilst fully in agreement with your main premise I have to exclaim:

    Oh Lory Dory, I really do hate long baggy shorts (Bermudas they used to call them) - especially those flavour of the moment combat versions with copious floppy pockets. Almost without exception they serve only to reveal the most unappetisingly pallid sticklike nether limbs, often with a simianesque covering of black hair. Ugh.

    (It's a bit like jogging - the most unlikely people do it.)

    I do wish I were young enough and bold enough to turn up in proper short shorts of the type I sported in days gone by. Year round cycling ensured good definition and a healthy tan. And, yes, I did have a pair of those ballet inspired racing shorts as well - but that would be going too far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    ..... and you wear Deck shoes, plimsoles or sneakers.
    No, don't. In the long term you'll wreck your knees. Stone coloured lightweight dance shoes are available and short socks can be worn with short shorts.

    (Somewhere I have a photo of me in my tennis outfit - not that I ever played more than once.)

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    No, don't. In the long term you'll wreck your knees. Stone coloured lightweight dance shoes are available and short socks can be worn with short shorts.
    Noooooo

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Middle aged men in skin tight shorts????

    Even as a bloke I find this a little off-putting.

    As an aside what shoes are the most appropriate? I have worn the same black and whites with a wooden heel for 12 years.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    I am with Lory on this one
    Last edited by philsmove; 11th-September-2010 at 09:36 AM.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxine View Post
    Noooooo
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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    If you 'have to' wear shorts, make sure they are LONG and you wear Deck shoes, plimsoles or sneakers
    No, don't. In the long term you'll wreck your knees. Stone coloured lightweight dance shoes are available and short socks can be worn with short shorts.
    No, please don't, it still looks pants.

    I think what Lory was suggesting was the type of sneakers that are actually dance shoes with suede soles (like Aris Allen sells), or those shoes above with stick on suede/leather soles.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    I think what Lory was suggesting was the type of sneakers that are actually dance shoes with suede soles (like Aris Allen sells), or those shoes above with stick on suede/leather soles.
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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove View Post
    I am with Lory on this one
    Those look like the shoes I had in mind *. But in deference to the sensibilities of the male model I'll make no further comment

    * They're great.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    Those look like the shoes I had in mind [
    there is an article on then in this mouth Jive Magazine


    http://www.vidadance.co.uk/

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove View Post
    there is an article on then in this mouth Jive Magazine


    http://www.vidadance.co.uk/
    The guy who is making/selling these shoes sometimes dances at the tango mango. He decided to develop his own range because he couldn't find the kind of shoes he wanted to dance in. I really hope they are a success for him, he was trialling them at some of the mangos.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxine View Post
    Noooooo
    Oh yeah, babe - here's a sneak preview ......
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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    Oh yeah, babe - here's a sneak preview ......
    Noooo so wrong

    Oh and just add into that, the sweat factor; nothing more appealing than a sweaty hairy leg as you dance in a close move

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by jivecat View Post
    The guy who is making/selling these shoes sometimes dances at the tango mango. He decided to develop his own range because he couldn't find the kind of shoes he wanted to dance in. I really hope they are a success for him, he was trialling them at some of the mangos.
    A friend has a pair of these, and loves them to distraction - so much so, that I've just ordered some myself, and they're awaiting collection at the post office (they arrived the day after I ordered them). If anyone's interested, I'll post some thoughts when I've had a chance to take them out for a spin.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Oh for God's sake.

    Men: just don't wear shorts, OK?

    If you really think it's too hot for you to wear a light pair of trousers, then don't dance.

    Problem. Solved.

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    Re: Just a friendly reminder....

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Oh for God's sake.

    Men: just don't wear shorts, OK?

    If you really think it's too hot for you to wear a light pair of trousers, then don't dance.

    Problem. Solved.
    I think part of the problem is that a lot of men think that trousers that feel comfortable to dance in during the winter and still going to be fine when the temperature really soars and when they discover this isn't the case the default panic option is shorts. There is such a thing as summer trousers - I find that linen trousers are really good (as sold in any half way decent clothing shop).
    Last edited by Lost Leader; 25th-June-2010 at 05:32 PM. Reason: shorts riding up again

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