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Bingo. It's the fact that you are wrong that makes you wrong. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Just teasing, love you kj happy.gif

That suit is yohji vet approved. And trilleur. That's as boss as it gets.
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^ haha yeah no hate bene I've liked the last few.  To elaborate instead of just saying it looks bad, I think the comically big lapels AND the huge sack blazer fit AND the huge billowy pants combine to have too much going on... is it a full suit or separates?

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I have always wondered if all of those Ross Kemp Documentaries about Nigeria are true or just for the shock value
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regis - A good mix of both as I suspect is the same with most documentaries.

All those pirate docs have a lot of staged scenes in them (and I have that on good authority) to add to the shock and awe value. Nigeria on the whole is pretty chill. Even kidnappers are up for a conversation and will buy you medicine and good food while you are a captor (have had a few people we know kidnapped and they were all taken well care of), but there are always the psychopaths.

T's description of the Nigerian fashion scene is definitely on point. There is a burgeoning style scene in the country at the moment, although a lot of it is fueled by Asos, H&M, Topman and local fashion designers on the better end of things. The euro-trash stuff really drives me up the wall. Loads of Vivienne Westwood plastic loafers and crest-marked blazers at least a size small. Nigeria can also skew one's perception of the value of money very easily. Designer stuff here has close to a 100% markup on the full retail price of stuff generally and a lot of people don't have internet-enabled debit cards (with credit cards almost non-existent) so it makes it difficult for anyone to pursue a solid interest in designer fashion even if one was interested (not to mention the generally random/awful buys in most of the boutiques).
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regis - A good mix of both as I suspect is the same with most documentaries.

All those pirate docs have a lot of staged scenes in them (and I have that on good authority) to add to the shock and awe value. Nigeria on the whole is pretty chill. Even kidnappers are up for a conversation and will buy you medicine and good food while you are a captor (have had a few people we know kidnapped and they were all taken well care of), but there are always the psychopaths.

T's description of the Nigerian fashion scene is definitely on point. There is a burgeoning style scene in the country at the moment, although a lot of it is fueled by Asos, H&M, Topman and local fashion designers on the better end of things. The euro-trash stuff really drives me up the wall. Loads of Vivienne Westwood plastic loafers and crest-marked blazers at least a size small. Nigeria can also skew one's perception of the value of money very easily. Designer stuff here has close to a 100% markup on the full retail price of stuff generally and a lot of people don't have internet-enabled debit cards (with credit cards almost non-existent) so it makes it difficult for anyone to pursue a solid interest in designer fashion even if one was interested (not to mention the generally random/awful buys in most of the boutiques).

Thanks for sharing. I've been asked to talk about my native Cuba and its misconceptions a couple times, ever since then I have been watching those types of law and disorder docs about different countries and researching them has become a small hobby of mine.Tarkwwa or Eleco (sp?) are on my bucket list of beaches to visit, I was told those were the best
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Oh, you know about Lagos beaches? Excellent. Unfortunately Tarkwa bay beach is pretty crowded and messy of late. Eleko beach is better, but generally the best beaches are the private ones. There's also Eko Tourist Beach which was good the last time I went there. If you are ever in the country you should give me a shout, my dad has a beach house on one of the islands around the Lagos creek and that beach is pretty nice.

Nigeria is definitely not as bad as all these documentaries make it out to be though. The sections on advice for travelers to Nigeria on all these various country websites are even worse.

EDIT - And, to keep this post on topic -

Received Peir Wu long cardigan from Suspension Point today and thought I would give it a spin. It is warm, but seems like I might be able to get some use out of it during the harmattan season in my home state (apart from using it whenever I travel overseas of course). Construction is excellent and the fabric is also very nice.





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Edited by Ivwri - 1/8/13 at 1:11pm
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This all sounds very cool. Unfortunately there are no beaches here in northern California.
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There are plenty, wtf?
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have you been to southern California? Then you will know there are none, here.
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Yes, I have. A beach is a beach is a beach. As far as the people/ambiance etc., that doesn't change the definition of a beach. At the end of the day, they are still beaches. If you surf, be a man and tough out the cold up here. If you just wanna tan and build sand castles, then wait until summer.
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nice fit. superb pants, ivwri.
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Oh, you know about Lagos beaches? Excellent. Unfortunately Tarkwa bay beach is pretty crowded and messy of late. Eleko beach is better, but generally the best beaches are the private ones. There's also Eko Tourist Beach which was good the last time I went there. If you are ever in the country you should give me a shout, my dad has a beach house on one of the islands around the Lagos creek and that beach is pretty nice.

Nigeria is definitely not as bad as all these documentaries make it out to be though. The sections on advice for travelers to Nigeria on all these various country websites are even worse.

Just from word of mouth from a nice fellow down here in Palm Beach who recommended them. Sounds good man, I am working my way down the Caribbean, then looping South America and hopefully up the east coast of Africa starting in South Africa then onto Europe and Asia/Pacific. Although I get this "watch your ass" warning from the US every time I ask about travel to Africa. Will probably have to skip Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast etc. Every summer I have 3 months of notching beaches of my list, been a long time dream of mine
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Thanks Hendrix! My first pair of Yohji pants ever too smile.gif.
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Just from word of mouth from a nice fellow down here in Palm Beach who recommended them. Sounds good man, I am working my way down the Caribbean, then looping South America and hopefully up the east coast of Africa starting in South Africa then onto Europe and Asia/Pacific. Although I get this "watch your ass" warning from the US every time I ask about travel to Africa. Will probably have to skip Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast etc. Every summer I have 3 months of notching beaches of my list, been a long time dream of mine

Meh, like I said before, all those warnings are pretty silly. As long as you don't do anything you wouldn't do in your own city you will be fine. Places like Sierra Leone are so laid back it is unreal. You would have to be really unlucky and/or silly to get hurt while traveling there. Only been to Liberia once, but while I was there I had quite a bit of fun. You should also check out The Gambia and of course, Senegal on your tour too.
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Thanks Hendrix! My first pair of Yohji pants ever too smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Just from word of mouth from a nice fellow down here in Palm Beach who recommended them. Sounds good man, I am working my way down the Caribbean, then looping South America and hopefully up the east coast of Africa starting in South Africa then onto Europe and Asia/Pacific. Although I get this "watch your ass" warning from the US every time I ask about travel to Africa. Will probably have to skip Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast etc. Every summer I have 3 months of notching beaches of my list, been a long time dream of mine

Meh, like I said before, all those warnings are pretty silly. As long as you don't do anything you wouldn't do in your own city you will be fine. Places like Sierra Leone are so laid back it is unreal. You would have to be really unlucky and/or silly to get hurt while traveling there. Only been to Liberia once, but while I was there I had quite a bit of fun. You should also check out The Gambia and of course, Senegal on your tour too.

Heh, ment to say West Africa. Only reason I say that is its going to be a pain in the ass with the questions and not to mention visas. Is there a thread around here about travel to other countries? Have to search, would be interested in something like that. Derail over
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