Actually the 1 percenter was reference to motorcycle clubs/gangs. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150518-motorcycle-gangs-like-those-in-waco-are-1-percenters.eceNothing to do with style/fashion/or Styleforum.
Um...that was a disproportionate reaction. If you come onto this forum, (or, really any forum) and aggressively promote a new product, you'll be accused of shilling for the company.Regardless, another possible entry into filling the ToJ void. $800 for US made SOUNDS good on paper, and I agree that pebbled finish gets you away from the 1 percenter vibe.
The discoloration is from a combination of sweat, skin oil and hair product. That's the danger with brown/tan leather jackets (I'm assuming that's what you have).
I don't think there's a sure-fire fix, but I would try repeated applications of some kind of foaming leather cleaner like Lexol. Perhaps you can eventually draw out the dirt/oil. Worst case, you have to recondition the collar.
^^I think the most important thing with fit is where the ball of your foot falls. If it falls naturally just after the vamp, then you probably have the right size. Everyone's toes are a different length. I also tend to wear thick socks and insoles, so I tend to err toward the larger size. Shoes that are too tight are unwearable, whereas those that are a tad loose can be adjusted with inserts/socks/heel and tongue pads.
The other thing that I've noticed, as have others, is...
Sorry, didn't mean to imply that French was the "lingua franca" of most of the ME, but it works quite well in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, not to mention the North African countries except Egypt. However, that is changing and the younger generations are trying to learn English.It's interesting to see which languages "work" outside of their origins. I've noticed that there are still a few old Poles who speak German -- especially in the far south.
I'd have to agree, -- I suspect the definition of "speaker" is why that figure is lower. Here in Yurrup, probably 5 of 10 people I've run into speak enough English to answer basic questions. (And EVERYONE in the "little" countries in Northern Europe is semi-fluent.) Even in nooks and crannies like Corsica you'll find plenty of people who know some English.English is the "common" language in most of the world (French is for much of Africa and the Middle East). Best thing to...
I am roughly same size with 39 chest. Medium fits me best, though previous season workshirts have actually been a little tight in the chest. Can't imagine a S would fit well unless you have narrow shoulders. But yes, measurements are variable, so best to know your chest/shoulder measurements and use that as a baseline.