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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte View Post

RFT: Considering buying that suede 5-zip that's on sufu right now - am I crazy considering I live in Seattle? Will I end up doing this:
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3/4 of the time?

Did you just get here? You can wear whatever you want around here. The hard part will be finding anyone else who notices or cares.
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Originally Posted by snake View Post

Just get an umbrella.

Got poured on at the sounders match last weekend and had my Julius leather on. Oh well.

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post #75482 of 109053
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

I think you've misunderstood. I don't think you're contradicting his point but agreeing with it. Yeah, he has the money to travel a lot, which is great for him. Most of us don't. But the underlying point is the same: it's an experience he's spending on rather than an object. His point isn't about spending less money; it's about spending it differently. Rather than spend your money on clothes or gadgets or furniture or a big house or an expensive car, spend it on things that enrich your life in a different way. Actually, you know what research finds makes people really happy? Helping others. And you can do that for free.

I would also like to add that most of us on this site aren't millionaires, but we're not exactly broke either. We do spend a lot of money on accumulating stuff. There's a lot of lusting after things on here. The point is that getting that thing isn't going to make you happy for any extended period, and that point is relevant to the SF audience, whether it comes from a millionaire or not. I actually think that's something most of us realize, but it's good to be reminded every so often.

I think my language may have been imprecise before? Maybe it's because I was being a bit roundabout or obtuse with my language. I didn't mean to say that minimalism is anti-consumerist, rather I meant to say that quite often it is is a different way of practicing consumerism - one which is touted as being a smarter/better/whatever way of practicing consumerism, but is, by my impression, relatively inaccessible to a large number of people.
The irritation is that it seems like most often it is people of privilege (e.g. in this case a dot-com millionaire, or, say, The Beatles) saying "it's just that easy to completely change everything." For a lot of people it's not, and I think it comes off as: (1) pretty callous and (2) myopic.
With respect to my second paragraph, I didn't necessarily mean to say that these "doing" experiences are necessarily better (which appears to the argument of the original author), rather, I meant to say that these experiences quite often are subjectively more satisfying. Whether that's good, bad, or [...?] is another matter.

Sorry if I was being unclear.
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

Everyone has two biological parents; each of those parents had two biological parents; and so on. Is there a person anywhere who cannot say "I am the 24th unbroken generation of my family"? What is a "broken" lineage but an ended one?

Most of my family on my father's side died during Stalinist purges and famines. There are 5 people in the world with my last name. I'd call that somewhat broken.
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Where can I buy this?
post #75483 of 109053
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post
Did you just get here? You can wear whatever you want around here. The hard part will be finding anyone else who notices or cares.

Not a Seinfeld fan I take it? In that episode Jerry buys a suede jacket with a candy stripe lining and turns it inside out to avoid ruining it during a snowstorm, which makes his ex-gf's father think he's effeminate. Was mostly a question about whether I'll have to baby suede given all the drizzle we have here or not, but snake's umbrella suggestion is true enough. Now just to bargain the guy down a bit.

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that feel when something doesn't fit quite as perfectly as you remember cloud.gif
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Your for sale thread makes me sad Istasi frown.gif
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makes me even sadder ffffuuuu.gif
post #75487 of 109053
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

OK, so I threw on my NDG puffer vest just now and had a thought...Would it be at all possible to have someone attach unzippable (removable) leather sleeves onto this to form a sort of UCism type hybrid? Who would I even go to for a project like that, a leather maker or a tailor or what?


All the edgy details and black hardware etc. would look great with leather sleeves, methinks

Anyone?
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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

Everyone has two biological parents; each of those parents had two biological parents; and so on. Is there a person anywhere who cannot say "I am the 24th unbroken generation of my family"? What is a "broken" lineage but an ended one?

Most of my family on my father's side died during Stalinist purges and famines. There are 5 people in the world with my last name. I'd call that somewhat broken.

Everyone's parents die. You can have children. They can have children. The lineage isn't broken until everyone dies and no-one is left behind; and that's "ended" just as I said. Each generation is the 24th in line, starting from 24 generations previous. That is all I was saying -- that his claim could be made word for word by anybody.

If he was referring to a single ongoing patronym or something (I honestly have no idea), that would be different, but only valuable in a very arbitrary way.
post #75489 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte View Post

Not a Seinfeld fan I take it? In that episode Jerry buys a suede jacket with a candy stripe lining and turns it inside out to avoid ruining it during a snowstorm, which makes his ex-gf's father think he's effeminate. Was mostly a question about whether I'll have to baby suede given all the drizzle we have here or not, but snake's umbrella suggestion is true enough. Now just to bargain the guy down a bit.

i'm 2 hours north of Seattle, and it rains here 75% of the year. Basically, when it's not raining it's too warm to wear a jacket. I only buy goretex.

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@urth, sorry that sailed over my head shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by habitant View Post

i'm 2 hours north of Seattle, and it rains here 75% of the year. Basically, when it's not raining it's too warm to wear a jacket. I only buy goretex.

That is a lot of rain. Are you in Forks or north cascades?
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Further north, just across the border.
post #75492 of 109053
John Mayer doesn't look half bad



lol gitman floral + NB? I would probably wear this look no lie



His visvim looks are kinda cool too
post #75493 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

Everyone has two biological parents; each of those parents had two biological parents; and so on. Is there a person anywhere who cannot say "I am the 24th unbroken generation of my family"? What is a "broken" lineage but an ended one?

I have a cultural memory that spans centuries, is my point. My family tree can be traced back before the founding of this country, and has survived multiple dynastic changes. Maybe you can honestly say that this means nothing to you, but it's clearly important to many people. Otherwise, adopted kids would not look for their biological parents, and people wouldn't spend time and money trying to trace their ancestry.
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

what, aside from the continuity of genetic material, makes you proud of this information (if you are) ? i mean whatever achievements belonged to them and don't necessarily reflect upon you aside perhaps a claim to certain standards you feel you need to meet. it almost sounds as if you consider yourself a robot, just the latest iteration ?

This is just not true if you look through a different lens. My achievements are not purely my own. That is one of the reasons that Chinese mother's don't bitch and moan about not having "something of their own", and invest so much in their children. My achievements are considered my parents achievements, and my failings, also theirs. And what I do or do not reflects on not just my parents and myself , but on my family name. I wouldn't expect a westerner to understand, however, nor anyone who embraces individualism, which I think is one of the most lonely, and at the same time, constricting, ideologies. Read the Analects, and not just to "understand them" on a superficial, intellectual level, and you'll get it.
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

John Mayer doesn't look half bad

post #75495 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

Most of my family on my father's side died during Stalinist purges and famines. There are 5 people in the world with my last name. I'd call that somewhat broken.
I'm sorry. That is a great loss.
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

If he was referring to a single ongoing patronym or something (I honestly have no idea), that would be different, but only valuable in a very arbitrary way.

Arbitrary or not, tt has incredible, enduring, symbolic value. Kin and clan are the bonds that hold people together through much of the world, and destroying those bonds, whether it was Spanish Fascists stealing babies and giving them to "better" families, or Mao doing his best to destroy familial artifacts, has been a weapon used to destroy people's identities throughout history, all over the world.
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