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What makes an expensive wine like Chateau P├ętrus worth the price (compared to $7.50 bottle of plonk)? http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303919504577520711642717718 http://www.bbr.com/producer-400-petrus Obviously, as both are fermented grape juice, there are no substantive difference between the two.
That suit is probably "genuine" (as far as it goes). Before Alexander McQueen got taken under the wings of what was then PPR (Kering now) in 2001, he had a licencing deal with some Italian manufacturer to produce an Alexander McQueen range of suits and overcoats. I've seen these suits before, they are from the mid-late 1990s and the suits are pretty ugly and cheaply made. Obviously the suit range wasn't a great success and didn't last very long. Stay well clear!
Brogues (particular brown ones) are definitely a business faux pas if you work as an undertaker.
I think some people have a distorted view of "production cost".The cost of an individual pair of shoes is more than the actual cost of the materials. There is a factory where premises, utilities and taxes have to be paid, there is staff working in production and admin that need to be paid every month (even when they are sick or on maternity leave), the amortization and depreciation of machinery needs to be accounted, interest on loans will have to be paid etc. etc.It will...
It might be the correct plural in German, but not in English!
Look it up, there is a difference between 'guys' and 'gays'!
'Soap' was a TV sitcom running from 1977 - 81, a spoof of daytime soaps with their absurd and convoluted plots.Which means the plots in "Soap" were even more absurd and convoluted.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_(TV_series)At the opening of each episode the announcer recaptured the previous plot in a series of question, concluding every time:"Confused? You won't be after this week's episode of 'Soap'!"
Right at the moment it is just a piece of leather given to me by a friend in the shoe trade. - Nothing has been commissioned yet. One day it might be a watch strap.
I believe isshinyru101 typed the wrong word, using "ultra-wide" when he actually wanted to say "ultra-narrow".A width are on the very narrow side, while AAA is freakishly narrow. E- EEE are wide fitting.
Forthcoming mini-project: Bespoke watch strap (just one, maybe two holes) made from (genuine) "Frau Metta Catherina" Russian reindeer leather. I haven't decided on the watch yet: either Nomos "Tangente" or a vintage Ullysee Nardin chronometer.
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