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There were a few guys chatting about it in the cool furniture/design objects/desiderata thread, SkinnyGoomba was one IIRC. It's something I've thought of doing myself as a hobby in a few years when I have a bit more spare time. I enjoy working with my hands so it would be relaxing plus I'd get something useful at the end of it. I like the idea of having stuff I've made in the house, gifting to friends & relatives etc. Obviously doing it for a living would be an entirely...
I've had VAT charges both times. Can't remember how much exactly but the usual ~20-25% the cost of the item. They charge the VAT on the shipping cost as well which doesn't help, then whichever courier is delivering puts a "handling fee" on top.This is obviously all down to UK Customs, nothing to do with Viberg themselves.
This round seems creatively very strong. Last round I was prepared to buy in but there was nothing I found interesting - I teetered on the edge of the bison but now I can't remember why I didn't go in for it. Make-ups I would strongly consider buying: #1 Echo, #8 Hudson Bay, #14 Olive Oil, #23 navy service, possibly #2 Bison this time. Make-ups I probably wouldn't buy personally but think should get a chance to get made: #5 Half-Japanese, #19 My-God-It's-Full-Of-Black,...
I think I've said this on previous orders, but I'd love to see a partially structured toe on the 2030 - both my pairs are the unstructured toe which looks good but I could do without the collapsing. Unless I'm mistaken the fully structured toe changes the shape and looks a bit bulbous to me. My understanding is that the partially structured toe is the same shape as the unstructured, minus the collapse, which I think would be ideal. Some great suggestions so far - I'm...
".. it's like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black."
In the cooler seasons I nearly always wear a blue oxford cloth shirt - MC or SWD, tie or no tie, alone under a jacket or layered with other shirts/jumpers/etc. I was looking at a stack that came back from the laundry waiting to be put away and thought of this thread. They are always reliable and comfortable, and make me contented. (top down = TBB, EG Workaday, two mto from Acorn fabric)
My favourite thread.I might go post in it now, maybe that will encourage further posts.
I think a blue tattersall/navy tie would work. With a solid blue shirt you might want a pattern tie, Hober does some nice patterned challis wool ties for example. I would stay away from a white shirt with tweed, there is an entire thread somewhere here about the overuse of white shirts and personally I tend to prefer blue except for specific circumstances. Mustard could work I suppose. I don't think too much in terms of colour so I'm probably not the right guy to make...
I can vouch for @Kontos - just got a beautiful charcoal grey Andover in exchange for the herringbone grey Bedford which should arrive with him shortly. The fit of the Andover in S is far better than the XS Bedford was so I am stoked, although I loved the herringbone fabric so I will have to replace that Bedford with the right size sometime. I still have: XS 19th C blue oxford button-down, FW13? S grey/blue wool/nylon jacket - now pretty sure this is the FW09 engineer...
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