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Subject: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:31 PM

This appears to be a very strange fashion accessory indeed!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:42 PM

Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??

Because the store was all out of red suspenders. :)

(That's American suspenders, which go over the shoulders and hold pants up) :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:46 PM

From a fear of brush fires?

Just wondering it that may be it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:52 PM

Because they think people will assume that they know a fireman with a big hose?

(I'm guessing that's what firemen are known for.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: maeve
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:53 PM

Perhaps they are firefighters?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:54 PM

Firemen's boots? Yes please! We've got tons of snow here. I walked to church in some rather flimsy boots, snow in my socks. Brr!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:07 PM

""From a fear of brush fires?""

(I think I got away with that one - that was a close shave)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:11 PM

they are flirting with Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: maeve
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:12 PM

Of course I don't really know what the OP refers to by the term, "firemans' boots"; might not be what the rest of us are picturing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:19 PM

...to kick people who make fun of their nightgowns?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:26 PM

Hahaha Bill!
(I'd love to see our Vicar's face if I rolled up for Evensong in a pair of those boots!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:27 PM

Puss in boots???


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,oldddude
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:34 PM

Looking for long hoses ?

off to the cellar for a bit


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 02:06 PM

If the ladies were coming outa the fire station early in the morning I'd suspect they were there for a ride (in the fire truck).


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 03:32 PM

These are boots which come up to halfway between the knees and the crutch!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 03:49 PM

Hell, you can buy them too.

http://www.fugawee.com/paul_revere_riding_boot.htm

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Jolly_Roger_Tall_Boot_R-020.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 03:57 PM

" halfway between the knees and the crutch! "

That might be an interesting mental picture, if I was sure how the picture fitted together. : )
(okay, so I know what you meant to type)

"If the ladies were coming outa the fire station early in the morning I'd suspect they were there for a ride (in the fire truck)."
         
Save a truck, Ride a fireman...(With no apology to the so-called country combo Big and Rich)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: mg
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 06:03 PM

Because we are slaves to fashion and Clinton Kelly and Stacey ?? have not told us not to yet. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Gurney
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 09:25 PM

Because parachutist's boots have gone out of fashion.

Hard-hat diver's boots next, shouldn't wonder.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 09:33 PM

This sort is always popular out here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 10:20 PM

By firemans' boots, do you mean these? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.firehousememories.com/boots/images/fire34-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.firehousemem If so, I wasn't aware ladies were wearing them unless of course they are firefighters. However, I understand this style http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2012-01-01/ll-bean-duck-boots/52292780/1 is popular with college women.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 10:25 PM

Uh, oh, I think the first link was too long to work. Maybe this will. http://www.firehousememories.com/boots/details/fire34.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 03:35 AM

JiK - The question over here used to be :-
"Why do firemen have bigger balls than policemen?"
And the answer was:-
"Because they sell more tickets".

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 09:52 AM

Folks in this part of the world really like women in boots who whip...never mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 10:15 AM

Women in Boots


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Dave Swan
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 10:25 AM

Because their mothers wore army boots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 12:48 PM

People wear these things because they didn't get the brains god gave to a turnip

I never did weigh the boots, but I'd take a stab that they're 7 1/2 lbs each. Added up, firefighters' protective gear with SCBA is anywhere from 55 to 70 lbs. Some lucky sods I know were on a department that was blessed with carbon fiber tanks. The older SCBA outfits weighed in near 30 lbs. The newer ones come in near 10 lbs. You think 20 lbs doesn't make a difference think again. Handle a fire for five or six hours, and I never did meet a firefighter who couldn't wait to get out of his/her gear. IT'S HEAVY.

On occasion we'd let non-fire personnel get into bunker gear and get 'em fixed up with tanks and a few tools just for the helluvit. It was fun for about three minutes. Can't blame 'em for feeling that way.

Surely people aren't foolish enough to actually wear fire boots for the fun of it? Stupid is as stupid does.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Ed T
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 01:47 PM

The way that women's boots are moving upwards on their legs makes me wonder where it is all leading to - I am not really sure, but I would like to be there whereever it goes and when it happens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 01:52 PM

Now you know, Ed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Charmion
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 03:25 PM

Hoo-wee. And to think they used to call Navy-issue winter underwear "passion killers" ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: open mike
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:07 PM

those are structure fire boots...for use in interior attack or haz mat incidents or vehicle fire or traffic accident --to be worn with bunker gear or turn outs...

these are the type of boots used for wildland firefighting...
(no steel toes!) wildland boots

we firefighters have (at least) 2 sets of Personal Protective Gear for structure and wildland use. (also haz mat, water rescue and other specialty incidents require other clothing and gear...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: open mike
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:09 PM

they would look great with www.utilikilts.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 07:03 PM

Smoke jumping in kilts?

My wife's cousin Bernie retired from the smoke jumpers -- he said that after jumping on 200+ fires and only God knew how many ground fires he was getting tired of it. Now he does things like hunt Alaskan Brown Bear with a bow (and a guy with a .375 standing behind him). (Naturally they die of one arrow, leaving scratches on the toes of his boots, while he stands ready to finish them off with only his Swiss Army Knife. Ask any outdoorsy type person.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 07:23 AM

I blame getting dressed on dark mornings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Neil D
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 11:38 PM

Because they're hot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: mg
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 01:29 AM

Here is what puzzles me to no end. Why, when it is a warm day, do women wrap these hideous lengths of rags around their necks these days? I can see if it is cold outside, but even then the volume they use to wrap is way more than seems necessary even for Siberia or Minnesota...they wear them with summer dresses..huge bulky goiter looking creations...on the Bachelor one lady wore this monster neck wrap in Panama...well, maybe it was really mosquito netting and she thought she might need it later on.

Another question..seems to be men more than women..it can be 80 degrees out, they are in a t shirt and they wear a wool hat...maybe if you just had a health condition..but why otherwise? And why does anyone past the age of 2 or unless the weather really demands it wear those caps with the strings that hang down..mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 04:05 AM

I remember a similar fashion in the mid-1960s for knee-high boots for women. My somewhat staid father used to complain about "respectable women going about dressed up as whipping whores" ~~ such a fashion having previously, in the popular mind, been confined to ladies providing such services.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 05:48 AM

MtheGM, I had a pair of those, they were called 'wet boots' or 'kinky boots'. My (then) boyfriend liked them very much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: theleveller
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 06:35 AM

What I can't understand is why men still wear ties. What a stupid idea - a bit of rag round your neck under your shirt collar. It looks especially silly in summer when it's loosened with the top shirt button opened.

And pyjamas - what's the point of pyjamas?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 06:44 AM

I hope he didn't wear them too often, Eliza...... ;0)

My friend, Kimmy, used to love dressing as a Cavalier, in our Sealed Knot days. She had black suede half-way-up-the-thigh length boots, which were worn with her very lacey white shirt, suede waistcoat, complete with sash and gorgeous hat, with assorted feathers dangling..

Men would literally fall over sideways in ecstasy when she walked past, with big goofy grins on their faces..It was so funny, and sweet to watch. She was very beautiful too, as she still is, as is her 20 year old daughter nowadays....

Dan's been in the cellar for a very long time. I think someone should check that he's OK..


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 06:46 AM

Well, pyjames stop the dog getting a fright in the night...and of course, like nighties, they can be slowly removed...

Hopefully, NOT by the dog though...

SO with you on ties!

In fact, men's clothes need a complete change of direction..Let's get back to BIG White Shirts and Boots...and trousers, I hasten to add.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: theleveller
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 07:14 AM

It's not the dog that's the problem - she doesn't bat an eyelid - but now that my son's girlfriend often stays over when he's home and my daughter has friends for sleepovers, I may just have to curb my aversion to pyjamas and buy some for the first time since I was 16. I just can't afford the scandal any more.

As for boots - I love boots (for both men and women). I hardly ever wear anything else these days (oh...you know what I mean).


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 07:25 AM

LOL Lizzie!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 07:51 AM

Eliza ~ Indeed: I forgot to mention that they were called 'kinky boots', for the very reason I mentioned above.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 07:58 AM

Well I used to wear my dad's steel capped boots, but I was only four.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 08:15 AM

We need a companion thread to this:

"Why are firemen wearing fishnet hose and garters?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: beardedbruce
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 09:18 AM

Ties serve a useful purpose.

Management wears ties in order to reduce the blood circulation to the brain, just ensuring that managers make stupid decisions. NO member of the Executive or Legislative branch would be seen without one.




LH,

According to Monty Python, those are lumberjacks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 10:50 AM

Yes, that's right! But I fear it may be affecting firemen now as well. You'd never guess what they have on under their uniforms...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 11:04 AM

Hose would be frowned upon because it hasn't got the ability to absorb sweat the way cotton does. Under the gear firefighters wear socks pants to prevent steam burns which are caused when the sweat boils thus cooking the skin. Because arms have been weathered more during the course of one's life, usually t-shirts are acceptable for the upper body. However, on days off I ain't suggesting that hose is out of the question . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Why are ladies wearing firemans' boots??
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 11:25 AM

It's when they are off-duty that you have to really keep a close eye on them. DON'T enter an elevator alone with an off-duty fireman! ;-D


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