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Edit; moving it over to the manbag thread!
When you deal with a master artisan, whether it's for a kitchen cabinet, sportcoat, bed, set of dishes, or a leather bag... you are going to pay for their experience and talent. Though expensive, you should consider that the same level of workmanship from any major brand from Prada/Gucci to Hermes would be 3-4x's what Bea charges.
Got my navy portfolio today; I'm really happy with it. This was one ordered on faith (meaning I didn't see it in sample form before ordering) and I have to say that pound-for-pound it just might be the best piece in your collection. Functional, size is great, love the color/feel of the leather, the layout of the inside... and of course the price. The subtle handle on the side is also a really nice addition. Unfortunately, a portfolio isn't as "sexy" as a weekender or...
Those are both good points. One should also realize that a canvas strap also isn't an automatic sign of poor quality or "cheapness," even if it is economically more feasible for a brand's bottom line to use one. I applaud Jenn's candor above about the reasons behind the switch... but think it could easily be misread.Here, for example, is a $7300 Hermes bag with a canvas/textile strap, no doubt chosen less for economy than durability, lightness of weight, and fit (as...
That's a good point I didn't consider.re: handlegate... I giggled as well. I didn't know anybody else was calling it that! It's a great name for it, though. Let's just hope that in the taped recordings from the Linjer Oval Office between Jenn/Roman and their Chiefs of Staff they use nicer language than Tricky Dick.
I actually agree, all things being equal. However, for me leather or canvas wouldn't be a dealbreaker, because I won't use the strap anyway (I feel the same about straps on weekenders as I do about totes... but I digress). The dealbreaker, as I'm sure Jenn and Roman have realized... would be the final MSRP. Each little detail added also adds $$$, and I suspect they are already with all the nice little extras in there getting close to that ever-dangerous, thin line...
Rand is my Senator not too far away. No way he'll make it that far to the general election; imagine all the buzz for Rick Perry back then. I'll eat my shoe... seriously... if Rand gets anywhere close. I've met him... I've run into him at the airport... I've seen his Mom jeans. No way. He's got a good narrative because it's so far until the election. He has so much potential baggage (opposition research) just waiting to collapse.
Am I really posting in this thread? Well, yes! Perhaps some of you know, but I'm now a homeowner of some property once belonging to my folks down in KY. Out in the country. Plenty of wild animals, snakes, and potential undesirables who drive slowly past in old trucks. Police and fire far enough away to make a difference. I've inherited a Mossberg shotgun that sits behind my door. Any recommendations for a good, affordable pistol that will make a difference... but...
Exactly. I think Obangye's youth and vigor (and the narrative of inexperience), coupled with the nostalgia for Reagan, work in her favor re: age.Not since Nixon have we had such an experienced candidate.Oh, f*#k....well, at least the first term will be okay!edit...I'm joking, but again look at Nixon. Representative. Senator (from Cali). Then Vice president under Eisenhower. From 1960-68 private experience in law and the lecture circuit. Probably the best resume of...
+1. Rereading my posts, I sound like a big supporter... but not so. More just like a realist. Christie? Rubio? I don't see it. Again, from experience as an admitted willing convert to conservatism... I've already spent my vote for a young, smart, enthusiastic ethnic guy ready to shake things up (Rubio). I did that and found that he totally got outfoxed by better chessplayers. Lack of experience made him a joke and boxed him further into "the bubble."I'm also burned...
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