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Forgot one thing...I suppose those of you who are avid wine collectors know about this already, but I just read that the US Supreme Court is apparently leaning toward voiding state laws in MI and NY that curtail or prohibit direct out-of-state wine buying by residents. As things stand, I can't send so much as a single bottle of California Merlot to my parents. These laws seem to exist primarily to benefit wholesalers, though they are portrayed as protecting minors. I'd be...
$57/bottle...$75...$96...hmm. I suppose this probably just varies with disposable income, but: at what price point do you gents start feeling uneasy about a bottle of wine, of the sort you'd plan to drink with your average everyday meal? I see a lot of highly recommended wines over $30, and even though I know there can be a substantial difference in quality, I just can't help thinking "gosh, when the heck would we actually drink this?" By the time you get to $75, $100,...
A 46 jacket, and the sweater has a 50" chest? If it's a fine-gauge for under a blazer etc, it's probably too big. If it's heavier-gauge/cabled/etc, then it might be OK. Depends on the look you want. I believe most of my XLs measure between 49" and 54" in the chest. If it's something unique that you're dying to have, there are reknitting places that will alter sweaters...for a price. Good luck.
Quote: The vast majority of my dating experience has been with middle-class American white women. Overwhelmingly they impress me as a petty, timid creatures. Now there's a pick-up line. If you said that near my middle-class American white wife, you'd need a getaway vehicle.
I've snagged a couple of BB jackets off ebay...most of 'em were shapeless, fused junk. The only thing I've liked enough to keep is a black blazer in Loro Piana cashmere, and even that has horsehairs coming out of the lapels constantly. I tried on a bunch of newer jackets at random in the local BB recently while my wife was having a suit fitted, and the experience did little to rehabilitate that impression. So unless the label says Golden Fleece I'd stay away, if I were...
Quote: the gray pair has a black polo player. Yeah, but is it really a BLACK polo player, or navy??
This kind of thing just doesn't lend itself to generalization. Whichever way you go you'll just self-select the kind of women who resonate with your choice. If you find you can't connect with anyone, it probably isn't your clothing that's to blame. My wife's watched me go from long hair, ratty T-shirts and running shorts to Charvet ties and Grenson Masterpieces without batting an eyelash. It probably isn't good to project obsession and insecurity about clothing,...
I'm leaning toward making up a couple of canvas bags or other storage divisions to separate navy from black throughout the wardrobe, and maybe even marking the linings of jackets and trousers. I've wasted far too much time running around trying to tell the difference via incandescent, fluorescent, daylight, wife, etc...
Quote: No. I like closely spaced pinstripes. I actually think they are more modern than 1980s. Interesting. I don't really know where I got this idea. I'm more of a chalk-stripe guy, anyway, I think.
Quote: We are going for a drink or 2. We are both 25 and live in the metro Detroit area. Yeah, but where? Sports bar, dive, dance club, swanky hotel? You could need anything from brass knuckles to a conspicuously unbuttoned sateen shirt to the full "American Jackass" regalia... You know, come to think of it, your proposed starting point (nice jeans and a sports jacket) sounds pretty solid, a priori. Just don't wear naff, clunky business shoes. If you...
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