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Quote: Originally Posted by iroh I tried a pair of chukkas in store, they come up enough, I don't think the snow will be a problem. Vasque boots are too ugly. Arn't they for hiking and outdoors too, seems like overkill. Ah, GTA snow? Sure, not a problem these past couple of years perhaps. But depending on where you are in the GTA, these past couple of years in terms of snow fall have been irregular. (No, it's nothing like upstate NY or Quebec,...
Quote: Originally Posted by SpooPoker peace of mind from staying away from the crowds. Well, uh, you should come up past the 49th then, to avoid that, as we don't have "Black Friday" up here, but better hurry though .... many retailers, in an effort to stem the cross-border shopping tide this year, decided to offer it, and apparently more intend on doing so next year, etc. with a view to having everyone do their Holiday shopping up here....
Wonderful to hear, and yes, I've had nothing but great dealings with them as well. No duty, though? Count your blessings there, Wazupyo. Hear you also on the initial trepidation to place an overseas order. On my first order a long time ago they had a special--free shoe trees--which was what made me take the plunge at that time, being cautious about ordering online especially shoes from the UK also, I admit. (Been back many times since). Yeah, I like Pediwear and likewise...
Quote: Originally Posted by RangerP I know that, which is why I don't own or plan to ever own a HB suit... I thought I was pretty clear in my post that I was not saying that they were a bargain, even at 750$ a pop. Avocat, I know they sometimes carry completely different lines. I just didn't want our American friends to think we are completely crazy with out pricing up here in Canada...although we almost are. As for Harry Rosen's history, I knew he...
RangerP, I said Holt's, and HB has different lines (I know Rosen has many sales going on from time to time and they also carry cheaper lines, which I don't have time to scrounge through, nor would I wear either: you're looking at 1400 at Holt's, but I wouldn't waste my money on that, as said (is it possible that prices and products vary from province to province and among different stores? That said, I find it cool that you mentioned Harry Rosen: Did you know Mr. Rosen...
Porsche 911 Turbo x's 5! Hon. Mention: Alfa Romeo Spider, MGB, Jag E-Type (XK-E), Benz Roadster and ... Mazda's MX-5 Miata ... that's right, the Miata: b/c it filled a huge void in the market for many at the time, thus prompting i.e. Porsche, BMW, etc. to bring back roadsters (not to mention that it's actually a fun little car that's easily modified for the track -- see, e.g. SCCA Pro Racing/Spec Miata). @ Albern: agreed. My vote of confidence for the Tesla Roadster,...
Quote: Originally Posted by juvefan schindler's list +infinity. Also: Roman Polanski's The Pianist and Roberto Benigni's La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful).
Quote: Originally Posted by Jarandas I have a couple of shirts and two or three zip sweaters, they look very worn out after just one washing (and I do care and read the instructions)... ... the quality is very very low compared to the price tag. But I´m shocked when reading the prices in the U.S. or Canada, a suit starts at 600€ (around 800$) in Spain! Agreed and indeed! The labels must think we're all rich yet uneducated consumers in...
Quote: Originally Posted by epa ??? Have you seen the prices of ... Loro Piana RTW clothing? . Have you seen the price of Hugo Boss suits in Canada? Start at about $1400 + taxes at Holt's. As to peacoats, etc. I don't think anyone here said--or suggested--that anything HB is baby cashmere or in any way comparable to Piana, because it's not. Most HB fabrics are a blend, though sometimes they do use finer fabrics. There doesn't seem to be any...
There are a great many excellent novels of various genres already listed above (being excellent reads all); and to which I'll add the following: Classics (Politico & Philosophy) Plato John Stuart Mill Adam Smith John Locke Thomas Hobbes Honourable Mention: Friedrich Nietzsche, Edmund Burke, Aristotle, and so many others. Classics (Literary): John Steinbeck Charles Dickens (+1) Edgar Allan Poe (+1) Leonard Wibberley Farley Mowat Honourary Mention: William Shakespeare...
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