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About Dworkin

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    Forum legend
  • Birthday 08/25/1951

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  • Location
    Skay Jubal, the Last Castle in Ann Arbor
  • Interests
    A deep appreciation of the absurd, obscure, one not quite to blaze new trails but certainly with a preference for those less traveled. Curious and inquisitive about much especially that which involves the mental process. Enjoyment of Humor, Sci-Fi, Science, Difficult Listening Music and of course the allure of a well turned leg and the complete package therein.
  • Favourite hosiery brand or style
    Hanes Dress Sheers, Nationals, RHT of course...
  1. Alberts versus Hanes

    Hi All. Albert's had a number of outlets and as I recall all were east of the Mississippi River in the USA and further mostly in the East and parts of the Mid West as I used to frequent at least one in Detroit. I may stand corrected as to the geographical distribution here. Fab stores they were and carried all manner of related wares that one to wear classic traditional hosiery might need. Later they had pantyhose/tights under their name though I admit to knowing less about these. They do show up on eBay and other sites to include seamed versions that apparently were not too shabby and I think some of the earlier offerings contained no Lycra and were NOT the stretchy types. Hanes on the other hand never had their own stores (to my knowledge) though were widely available even at very modest venues as I saw them at country stores in quite rural areas reflecting how important hosiery was once, even in the sticks ( a somewhat slang term for remote places in the USA.) Hanes did eventually have outlets under their own name considerably later and as Karen says may have started after they quit offering gartered hosiery. Hanes traditionally had a "sale" in February in which almost all Hanes were offered at a discount and I always found this a source of mild excitement. As I recall this lasted until possibly the mid 80's though I simply have lost that timeline. And Opera, Albert's and Hanes were as distinct and separate as say Chevy and Ford, both great in their own right while entirely different though in more than a few stores were on the shelves together, particularly in bigger places that still devoted room to hosiery despite the obvious decline in popularity. Either brand, tasty to both eye and touch, well worth potential investigation among those with interest. Hanes were not Susan's (Hanes Baby's) fav stocking without good reason! ps. I do so miss that gal... Enjoy, Dworkin
  2. Alberts versus Hanes

    Hello Alan. Albert's were (and still are) up there in reputation with Hanes in my opinion. Albert's did however employ different mills at different times and as result the quality was not nearly as consistent as Hanes who had their own mills and also made hosiery for other brands, Can't Tell and Beauty Mist are examples of a couple. Can't Tell were generally "imperfects" though to the average consumer (the stocking wearing lass) would did not notice and savvy shoppers could save grandly as Hanes were and for the most part still pricey. All in, "good" Albert's are as good as Hanes. Karen's insights are spot on and she has benefit of being from the wearing side as I am from that as as one to admire (I no longer drool or salivate but again, I can not recall the last time I saw either brand grace a gam in real time.) eBay and the after markets are where one may find both. With Albert's especially, it would be hard without a very good description from one knowledgeable add discerning enough to know what they are offering, particularly on eBay. Hope the info to help. Gentle Regards, Dworkin
  3. Bring Back The Jokes

    Greetings there Folks. Thanks to Satin and Silk for the first wisp of humour. As many may know, I am astutely serious individual and purport to be conservatively outrageous when possible. Anyone to believe that first part, contact me about land for sale... Alright, the first two: Think Before You Speak: Perhaps the wrong thing to say: A married couple was sitting in a fine restaurant when the wife looks over at a nearby table and sees a man in a drunken stupor. The husband asks, "I notice you've been watching that man for some time now. Do you know him?" "Yes" she replies, "He's my ex-husband, and has been drinking like that since I left him seven years ago." "That's remarkable" the husband replies, "I wouldn't think anybody could celebrate that long!" Services will be held at 2:30pm Saturday at Forest Lawn Mortuary. and, The Burned Out Gynecologist : A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and was on the verge of being burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to change careers and became an auto mechanic. He found out from the local technical college what was involved,signed up for evening classes, attended diligently and learned all he could. When the time for the practical exam approached, the gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks, and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score of 150%. Fearing an error, he called the instructor saying, "I don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wondered if there has been an error that needs adjusting?" The instructor said, "During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. You put the engine back together again perfectly which is also worth 50% of the mark." The instructor went on to say, "I gave you an extra 50% because you did all of it through the muffler."