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It sounds as if you simply need better fitting dress shoes since you are not experiencing discomfort with your cowboy and chukka boots. I hope when you were buying the dress shoes you weren't conned by the sales line: "Oh, they just need breaking in." Whenever I buy a new pair of shoes, I always want to feel I could walk right out of the store in them and continue for a few miles.
I see by the papers that student demonstrators forced a cancellation of an event featuring right-wing gadfly Milo Yiannopoulos and pharmaceutical mogul Martin Shkreli at U.C. Davis Friday night. What brought this to my attention was a photo showing the demonstrators with a large banner inscribed "Your Facism [sic] Is Showing." My first thought was that these university students did not know how to spell "fascism." Then it occurred to me that "face-ism" might be one of...
I just thought I'd take this occasion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of that great man of the rifle: hunter, explorer, adventurer and naturalist Frederick Courtenay Selous--killed in action, German East Africa, January 4, 1917. He had been the oldest man, at age 63, to have enlisted in the British Army in WWI. He was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt and guided him on part of his African safari and was on cordial terms with many other notables of his time....
Well, the Indians often were savage, bloodthirsty and extremely cruel. People tend to get that way when their lands are invaded and expropriated, but then they were often that way to each other, even before the coming of the White Devil. Unlike you, I had ancestors on both sides of that fight. I was hitherto oblivious to the "Apache Chief" character. He came into being long after my days of watching cartoons. From what I gather, he was/is a fighter for good, noble and...
What is racist and inaccurate about showing Apache Warriors wearing headbands? They did so quite commonly. Interestingly, I had a friend who did a lot of work in low-budget Hollywood Westerns and was a quarter Apache. He didn't look it though.I suspect Jay "Tonto" Silverheels was a distant cousin of mine.
But finding such an excellent alterations tailor...there's the rub! And some of us are just not very good RTW fits, no matter what the skill of the tailor.
But isn't the athletic prowess of African-Americans in most sports humiliating to white males? I think of what an old classmate of mine in prep school said 60-odd years ago, "How can we white guys cope with the incredible strength and superhuman speed and agility of these brawny Negroes?" African-American sports stars make a helluva lot more money than most white guys (certainly this one!), and they quite often score some extremely desirable white women as well.And isn't...
Back in 1963, at the end of the Rose Bowl, in which USC outlasted a 24-pound rally by Wisconsin, my grandfather said to me, "You'll never see a better football game than that, ever!" Eight days later, he died. Tonight's Rose Bowl was a better game that that, though! Wish he could have seen it.
The first shade of blue looks decidedly light and "summery," at least on my monitor. The second one is still considerably lighter than classic navy but would still be more versatile than the first. It really boils down to a needs assessment: Since you have a charcoal suit, you are equipped for any sober, serious occasion when you may need to wear a suit. That's all many men need. If you want a lighter suit for more casual and festive occasions, either of the two suits you...
The first shade of blue looks decidedly light and "summery," at least on my monitor. The second one is still considerably lighter than classic navy but would still be more versatile than the first. It really boils down to a needs assessment: Since you have a charcoal suit, you are equipped for any sober, serious occasion when you may need to wear a suit. That's all many men need. If you want a lighter suit for more casual and festive occasions, either of the two suits you...
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