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post #81751 of 101101
I use Filson large duffel bag.. It is so heavy and uncomfortable, and it leaves bruises on my shoulder when I pack for a trip longer than 4 days.

The only reason I use it I think is to do this at the airport:

post #81752 of 101101
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My wife just bought one of those raspberry samsonite spinners and its really nice. Effortless

http://www.sears.ca/product/samsonite-controll-2-25-dual-spinner-upright/614-000244491-51614-XXXX

I think i want a black one lol.

dude 5 c notes for that? you can do a lot better
post #81753 of 101101
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That said, every frequent traveler that I know uses a roll. Unless you have porters and a private jet, running between terminals to make a connection, or even just getting your shit from security to the farthest gate from security, is a pain, without wheels.

I use a Porter Boston, but after having arrived painfully late to a flight in Milan (5 minutes before gates closed) and having to run through an entire airport, I'm seriously thinking about chaining my carry on to a backpack. shog[1].gif
post #81754 of 101101
Deciding between Lenovo Ideapad Y510p and MacBook Pro with retina display. What should I do? Both have pros and cons. My current laptop is several years old MacBook Pro. Can't really play any games with it.

Lenovo Y510p seems like a good gaming / multimedia laptop. http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/index.html What are your experiences with Lenovo? Any of you got Y500/Y510p? While Lenovo isn't ugly, its design and trackpad won't be as good shog[1].gif
Edited by ink22 - 7/23/13 at 12:23am
post #81755 of 101101
I actually just pre ordered the Lenovo few minutes a go. I was considering the mbp too but for the price and the upcoming release of w8.1 I felt the was a more reasonable choice.
post #81756 of 101101
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

dude 5 c notes for that? you can do a lot better

she got it on sale 70% off
post #81757 of 101101
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Originally Posted by ink22 View Post

Deciding between Lenovo Ideapad Y510p and MacBook Pro with retina display. What should I do? Both have pros and cons. My current laptop is several years old MacBook Pro. Can't really play any games with it.

Lenovo Y510p seems like a good gaming / multimedia laptop. http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/index.html What are your experiences with Lenovo? Any of you got Y500/Y510p? While Lenovo isn't ugly, its design and trackpad won't be as good shog[1].gif

 

Macbook Pro has way better resale value.  If you plan to be upgrading, choose that.  If you're heavy into the Apple Ecosystem, also choose that (AppleTV is pretty miraculous with Apple products.)  I also find most laptop trackpads infuriatingly bad after experience with my Air, and it's the single most important interaction point IMO. However, even with all those advantages, the rMBP has some serious QC issues this generation; too many people have found its graphic card simply isn't powerful enough to drive the all those pixels, with attendant frame rate drops and such.  I'm probably overreaching, but if your not married to the Retina screen as suggested by the consideration of the Lenovo, my choice would be between a souped up retina-less MBPro right now or an rMBP later.

post #81758 of 101101
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

ZERO Halliburton was sold to a Japanese luggage company in the mid 2000s, but afaik, it was just one of those strategic purchases - companies change hands all the time. I certainly haven't heard of any drastic decrease in quality. I mean, it's not like they will fall apart. Maybe if you are throwing them off a bridge onto a moving train, you might worry about incremental changes in durability, but I assume you won't be doing that. I mean, even James bond needs to get into casual clothes and stop sipping cocktails when he does that type of shit.

I've never seen a Rimowa without wheels.

That said, every frequent traveler that I know uses a roll. Unless you have porters and a private jet, running between terminals to make a connection, or even just getting your shit from security to the farthest gate from security, is a pain, without wheels. Fuuma and I both use a Briggs&Riley. No, they are not beautiful, but they are durable. Softsided cases don't crack or warp - if a hardsided case warps, you are shit outta luck - and ballistic nylon withstands most types of force better - a knife being the exception, in which case, your luggage is the least of your worries.

B&R computer laptop (+phones, mags, etc) + B&R roll + sometimes Supreme duffle, I dunno why people use anything but soft, from a practical perspective. I have some weekenders, including one from Muji that I like, their luggage line is pretty good.

Note: I have Vuitton luggage (not the cheap new soft stuff) and it has historical importance but nowadays only those boring nylon rollups can deliver an ok airport experience. If you have very little stuff or you're checking in everything you can get a weekender or whatever but this is not always the case.
post #81759 of 101101
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Talked to Ben - there should be an awesome interview with Karlo Steel of Atelier New York coming soon. Some of his opinions may surprise you.

Cool. Can't wait to see it. Karlo, as I understand it, is the one responsible for Atelier carrying Dior Homme, YSL, and he's also the big Yohji fan there (as the owner he has final say on buys, from what I gather, but there are a couple people in addition to him who have say in buys). He likes a lot of the cleaner, tailored stuff—the big design house stuff they have—as opposed to the grungier artisanal small-batch stuff. He likes that too (CCP in particular), but I think if he weren't there they might not carry, for instance, Christophe Lemaire. This is probably an oversimplification, but that's what I've heard. edit: actually, if anyone knows more detail about how their buys work i'd love to hear them. like if I'm totally wrong about the above and he's the only one making those decisions

Here's an old interview with Karlo by Faust. It's interesting. http://historyofourworld.wordpress.com/tag/karlo-steel/ Oh, and some more fodder for the hated fashion v. style debate.

"Then I came across new magazines like Face, Blitz, and I.D., English magazines. They were more about style rather than fashion; they were not about what you were wearing, but how you were wearing it, and how the clothes were connected with other cultural phenomena."
Edited by pickpackpockpuck - 7/23/13 at 6:53am
post #81760 of 101101
SP is carrying Jan Jan Van Essche this fall. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #81761 of 101101

Anyone know if this Ann D derby is in stock anywhere but LN-CC?

 

 

Went away for a few days and of course they are all gone in my size frown.gif

post #81762 of 101101
Those are kinda goofy looking don't do it
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Another vote for Briggs & Riley. My bag has held up really well. I got a dark olive color which is great when all those black bags come down the conveyor belt. 

post #81764 of 101101

I'm a student that has saved up nearly £5000 to spend on new clothes, but I'm slightly nervous about just blowing it on items I like. Before I spend I thought I'd ask on here if those of you who have spent years building a wardrobe have any advice - or could let me know some common mistakes new members make - as I've worked many hours trying to save for this :)

post #81765 of 101101
Spending it all at once.
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