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I think you are putting way too much effort into this. It's New York, not Antarctica. Just book something and go.If you want to do all the tourist . . . things, it might not be worth it. I can see why no one would want to make a trip to NYC just to hang out in Times Square for the afternoon. But even a long weekend is plenty of time to take in lots of SF-approved experiences, like Shake Shack.
A friend down at the pub?
Pretty much this. Cheap patent leather shoes look cheap. Nice patent leather shoes look nice. No one is going to mistake patent leather shoes from EG for those PVC Frankenstein shoes people get from hire shops.Patent leather shoes are canon for a good reason. One of the points of black tie is that it isn't business. Shoes that look fine with a business suit muddle that separation. Black calf captoes certainly aren't the worse thing you can do but whole cut > captoe and...
The shoes are a real weakness. In most cases, I can almost go with spit-polished black captoes. But in this case, it's really letting the rest of the ensemble down. You put so much effort into the rest of your DJ. You really need to get some correct, patent leather shoes to go with it.
And the shoes?
It might differ by house, but at Christie's, for example, the auctioneer manages all four channels. People present at the auction don't see the on-line bids, but the auctioneer calls them out as appropriate. As far as I can tell, bids made in advance are treated as if they were a live on-line bidder while phone bids are treated as on-site bids. It can be a little confusing to tell where the bids are coming from in the heat of the auction so sometimes the auctioneer will...
Have you ever tried chasing a Russian spy through the back streets of Hong Kong wearing dress pumps?
Varnish?!? Where's your SF pride? French polish or go home.
Apart from general glass table loathing, isn't there a certain incongruence here?ETA: I see that Loathing has just made more or less the same point.
The fascinating thing is that even the originals are "reprints." The Japanese had -- and to some extent, still have -- a completely different conception of "art" than existed in the West.Traditionally, they didn't do "numbered edition" woodblock prints. They just made as many as they could sell. Sometimes, they made so many copies from the same block that the later ones are noticeably less detailed.They also largely lacked the idea of "authorship" that's been central to...
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