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Originally Posted by DLester View Post

The nonwhite tshirts are pretty good. The white ones are like wearing a tshirt made of one ply toilet paper

I can definitely second this. Their t-shirts are a favorite on a budget. If sized up they fit perfect(longish, low but not slutty neckline, lots of dat dere drape) and the fabric is good enough for the price.
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Just spin one of these handy doo dads.

post #92793 of 100264
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I hate when motherfuckers underestimate their share and don't consider tax and tip. Solution? Always order expensive ass shit to make sure you're getting what you pay for.
Yeah I normally don't order drinks / appetizers but sometimes do if people I'm eating with have tendencies to do it

What I hate most is people who order deserts for everyone since it's what they like and say it's amazing. I normally don't eat desert neither but if this happens and restaurant has cheese cart / plate I'm gonna order it to spite them and get something I'll actually eat.

Regarding Chinese customs, I definitely grabbed a ton of checks when I was younger for my parents, usually had to get it by mid meal or somebody else would beat you to it.
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Nice, found some Taccos that deoderize for under $10...How do I size? Like if I'm buying them for boots tagged 42 but that fit more like 43/43.5, do I get 43/10?

You should be fine with 43, you can always cut them to fit

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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

What type of cloth do you guys use for shoe care (e.g. applying polishes, etc.)? Links please?

Hands or old t-shirts / rags

If you want something branded then saphir makes one. Some like it others don't. Two forum affiliates here:

http://gentlemensfootwear.com/products/saphir-medaille-dor-chamois-cotton-cloth
http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-chamois-cloth.html
post #92794 of 100264
Old tee shirts.
post #92795 of 100264
The La Portegna briefcase covered by @Synthese (which I believe @gdl203 mentioned NMWA carries) is simply stunning.
post #92796 of 100264
Unrelated, but a portion of a larger post here, some plagiarized points to ponder:
  • in creating an object, does its maker retain an overriding privilege to its interpretation?
  • must the relationship necessarily be between the designer and the consumer?
  • a small man suffering from an inflated opinion of his own critical authority had said that its the narrative that ennobles the ordinary in clothing, elevating it to fashion.
  • that narrative as a PR measure, brilliantly wielded by some and ineffective in less capable hands. critics like to cling to this because it supposedly grants them some participation in the process.
  • plenty of buyers will give practically anything a chance when good words of endorsement have been written in this blog or that. for a season or two. but the kind of consumer will proceed on to whatever the next thing is just as quickly. in a world of pop-up shops, why are people surprised to see what amounts to pop-up labels?
  • reducing one's own relationship as 'wanting to be a a part of the designer's imagined universe' is pretty pervasive. those engaging in the sort of consumption (or afflicted with it?) are used to having things fully formed and ready for consumption. and, if one's goal is to be consumed as much as possible, it is helpful to have the sort of image that comes out the other end of popular consciousness after it digests you.
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When I go out with my boys, we all split it evenly no matter who got what. If it's someones birthday they obviously don't pay for anything that night.

I'm one of the few who don't smoke, but among those who do, when someone suggests to go out for a cig, they'll usually take one from a single persons pack, and no one cries about it, they'll light each others cigarettes too.

When one has had a particularly good week doing whatever it is that they do, we often have to do the whole bullshit of not letting them pay the whole bill.

Going to get a lot of flack for this, but no one in my close group of friends is American by birth, all of us were born in Russia and I think that has a lot to do with it. From what i've read and heard, Chinese people are very similar.

Meanwhile, i've got some American friends who will hem and haw if you ask them for a smoke when they have a fresh pack, or go crazy making sure they don't overpay on a split bill by a dollar.

Meh, it's a cultural thing.

@Mr. Moo and @sinnedk probably understand what i'm talking about.
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@ShoutOutsFoMyBo gets my vote for best one liners since @teenagelightning (whatever happened to him anyways?)
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

When I go out with my boys, we all split it evenly no matter who got what. If it's someones birthday they obviously don't pay for anything that night.

I'm one of the few who don't smoke, but among those who do, when someone suggests to go out for a cig, they'll usually take one from a single persons pack, and no one cries about it, they'll light each others cigarettes too.

When one has had a particularly good week doing whatever it is that they do, we often have to do the whole bullshit of not letting them pay the whole bill.

Going to get a lot of flack for this, but no one in my close group of friends is American by birth, all of us were born in Russia and I think that has a lot to do with it. From what i've read and heard, Chinese people are very similar.

Meanwhile, i've got some American friends who will hem and haw if you ask them for a smoke when they have a fresh pack, or go crazy making sure they don't overpay on a split bill by a dollar.

Meh, it's a cultural thing.

@Mr. Moo and @sinnedk probably understand what i'm talking about.

I definitely feel this is remarkably true. I have no problem paying for people or buying people random small things here and there but its very uncommon for my American born friends to do the same. Some of them are frugal because they have tough situations (very ill family that they will have to care for so they think about every penny) but some are just not very considerate.
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

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When I go out with my boys, we all split it evenly no matter who got what. If it's someones birthday they obviously don't pay for anything that night.

I'm one of the few who don't smoke, but among those who do, when someone suggests to go out for a cig, they'll usually take one from a single persons pack, and no one cries about it, they'll light each others cigarettes too.

When one has had a particularly good week doing whatever it is that they do, we often have to do the whole bullshit of not letting them pay the whole bill.

Going to get a lot of flack for this, but no one in my close group of friends is American by birth, all of us were born in Russia and I think that has a lot to do with it. From what i've read and heard, Chinese people are very similar.

Meanwhile, i've got some American friends who will hem and haw if you ask them for a smoke when they have a fresh pack, or go crazy making sure they don't overpay on a split bill by a dollar.

Meh, it's a cultural thing.

@Mr. Moo and @sinnedk probably understand what i'm talking about.

Hello comrad, yea on bday people don't pay, not too many smokers anymore but even when peeps smoked no one cared who grabs the cigarette. with non-russians, I had it go both ways on the tipping so i don't think its only cultural. plenty cheap ass russians as well
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Dunno what you guys are talking about. That's how I roll in all countries and it works out fine. world runs on favors.
post #92802 of 100264
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

When I go out with my boys, we all split it evenly no matter who got what. If it's someones birthday they obviously don't pay for anything that night.

I'm one of the few who don't smoke, but among those who do, when someone suggests to go out for a cig, they'll usually take one from a single persons pack, and no one cries about it, they'll light each others cigarettes too.

When one has had a particularly good week doing whatever it is that they do, we often have to do the whole bullshit of not letting them pay the whole bill.

Going to get a lot of flack for this, but no one in my close group of friends is American by birth, all of us were born in Russia and I think that has a lot to do with it. From what i've read and heard, Chinese people are very similar.

Meanwhile, i've got some American friends who will hem and haw if you ask them for a smoke when they have a fresh pack, or go crazy making sure they don't overpay on a split bill by a dollar.

Meh, it's a cultural thing.

@Mr. Moo and @sinnedk probably understand what i'm talking about.

Definitely cultural. The result is that all friends are close friends; but you have fewer of them.
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It's different depending on social class. I think middle class people have been very generous in my experience. Poor people, we pay for our own. There have been times where I went out to dinner with friends and just ordered a cheap appetizer because I was that poor. Splitting the bill in that case would have drove me nuts.

 

Rich people can just be stingy for some reason--but it varies.

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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

Unrelated, but a portion of a larger post here, some plagiarized points to ponder:
  • in creating an object, does its maker retain an overriding privilege to its interpretation?
  • must the relationship necessarily be between the designer and the consumer?
  • a small man suffering from an inflated opinion of his own critical authority had said that its the narrative that ennobles the ordinary in clothing, elevating it to fashion.
  • that narrative as a PR measure, brilliantly wielded by some and ineffective in less capable hands. critics like to cling to this because it supposedly grants them some participation in the process.
  • plenty of buyers will give practically anything a chance when good words of endorsement have been written in this blog or that. for a season or two. but the kind of consumer will proceed on to whatever the next thing is just as quickly. in a world of pop-up shops, why are people surprised to see what amounts to pop-up labels?
  • reducing one's own relationship as 'wanting to be a a part of the designer's imagined universe' is pretty pervasive. those engaging in the sort of consumption (or afflicted with it?) are used to having things fully formed and ready for consumption. and, if one's goal is to be consumed as much as possible, it is helpful to have the sort of image that comes out the other end of popular consciousness after it digests you.
I've thought about most of these points, but typing on the phone sucks. I'll address them, when I I'm back at a real computer.
post #92805 of 100264

Americans generally value their families less than "ethnic" americans so it's no surprise friends are valued even less. The states overall may have the most degenerate cultural values of any first world country.

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