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post #1036 of 1184
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Rob, I'll be up there tomorrow if you feel like calling in sick haha.

If I called out during the first week, I'd better be dead.
post #1037 of 1184
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The train ride does suck to Southern Brooklyn. 13th Avenue is not Bay Ridge though, its Dyker Heights, for about 7 Avenues. Bay Ridge ends at the BQE and is nestled into the corner that is bordered by the water and the BQE. Robert Moses intended to preserve Bay Ridge as an upper middle class community by separating Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park (three VERY working class neighborhoods) and in that he succeeded. Enough geography, how bout some pics of newer Ercole stuff?

 

I get the argument for Benson and sunset, but have you been into the 80s in Dyker?  Those people don't work.  It's like shore road but with yards and grass instead of a still distant, dirty river. 

 

Also, I think when people say the train ride sucks they really mean that the walk from the train sucks.  Which is very true, but there is a shop in Midtown about 10 feet from the E/M 53rd street stop.

 

I used to ride my bike to and from the train station, but I got jacked yesterday so, alas, no more bike.  Maybe if I write in Guiliani on the ballot, he'll personally find and return my possessions to me.  Worth a shot. 

 

Also, if you really want to go to Brooklyn but don't want to walk: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/170315130/boosted-boards-the-worlds-lightest-electric-vehicl?ref=live

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I get the argument for Benson and sunset, but have you been into the 80s in Dyker?  Those people don't work.  It's like shore road but with yards and grass instead of a still distant, dirty river. 

 

Also, I think when people say the train ride sucks they really mean that the walk from the train sucks.  Which is very true, but there is a shop in Midtown about 10 feet from the E/M 53rd street stop.

 

I used to ride my bike to and from the train station, but I got jacked yesterday so, alas, no more bike.  Maybe if I write in Guiliani on the ballot, he'll personally find and return my possessions to me.  Worth a shot. 

 

Also, if you really want to go to Brooklyn but don't want to walk: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/170315130/boosted-boards-the-worlds-lightest-electric-vehicl?ref=live

 

Yea Dyker heights is really ballin'. Have you guys ever been in the neighborhood during xmas time? The xmas decorations are really over the top and nice. And dont forget the mobster's Lamborginis in the driveway. 

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I get the argument for Benson and sunset, but have you been into the 80s in Dyker?  Those people don't work.  It's like shore road but with yards and grass instead of a still distant, dirty river. 

Also, I think when people say the train ride sucks they really mean that the walk from the train sucks.  Which is very true, but there is a shop in Midtown about 10 feet from the E/M 53rd street stop.

I used to ride my bike to and from the train station, but I got jacked yesterday so, alas, no more bike.  Maybe if I write in Guiliani on the ballot, he'll personally find and return my possessions to me.  Worth a shot. 

Also, if you really want to go to Brooklyn but don't want to walk: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/170315130/boosted-boards-the-worlds-lightest-electric-vehicl?ref=live

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Yea Dyker heights is really ballin'. Have you guys ever been in the neighborhood during xmas time? The xmas decorations are really over the top and nice. And dont forget the mobster's Lamborginis in the driveway. 

You're right in the fact that that area is stupendus now, but at the time of the BQE construction, it was the first "suburb" from those working class communities (especially Italians from Bensonhurst and Gravesend). These were the folks who were most likely second generation Americans and that area of Dyker was the first step in upward mobility for families (including mine...we had a house on 82nd between 11th and 12th. They were far from rich, but yes, they were not the working class immigrants that the last generation before them was.

More importantly, what the hell happened??!! You ok man? Was it late?
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You're right in the fact that that area is stupendus now, but at the time of the BQE construction, it was the first "suburb" from those working class communities (especially Italians from Bensonhurst and Gravesend). These were the folks who were most likely second generation Americans and that area of Dyker was the first step in upward mobility for families (including mine...we had a house on 82nd between 11th and 12th. They were far from rich, but yes, they were not the working class immigrants that the last generation before them was.

More importantly, what the hell happened??!! You ok man? Was it late?

 

 

Interesting.  A house on 82nd between 11th and 12th is well over a million nowadays.

 

I'm fine though, it was a side effect of food poisoning induced carelessness.

post #1041 of 1184

To anyone who cares:  there's a twitter up now.  @francoercole (as you could have guessed)

 

I'm not sure how twitter is going to help, but I figured it couldn't hurt. 

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I must have driven by this place over a thousand times in my life, and never once thought about going in. Recently, I've become very clothes conscience. Indeed, instead of wearing old sneakers, jeans, and a plain t-shirt, I now find myself donning red wings, chinos, and button down shirts. However the one problem that always arises for me is finding a "sport shirt" AKA an un-tucked button down shirt that fits right. Either it's too long and the chest is good, or the length is perfect and the neck and chest are too tight. I've spent the better part of the month trying to find that perfect button down shirt that I can wear un-tucked while still looking good. I've been to Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Uniqlo, J. Crew, Bonobos, Macy's, JC Penny, and Nautica. Not one of their button down shirts fit right.

 

That being said, I intend on leaving work early this week so I can stop in and see if they can accommodate me. Would anyone know how much it would cost, if they can, in fact, make the shirt I'm looking for?

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His custom shirts are expensive - $250 CMT, so figure $300 w/ fabric as a starting price.
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His custom shirts are expensive - $250 CMT, so figure $300 w/ fabric as a starting price.

 

Ugh, forget that then :(

post #1045 of 1184
So get his MTM shirts, they are cheaper.
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One of my new 3 pieces.

 

post #1047 of 1184
Love chalk stripe, but not on an overcoat. Looks nice though. I think something that Manton said a while back was correct about Franks DB's stylistically they would look better if the gorge was a bit higher with the peaks raked higher and slightly more belly.
post #1048 of 1184
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Love chalk stripe, but not on an overcoat. Looks nice though. I think something that Manton said a while back was correct about Franks DB's stylistically they would look better if the gorge was a bit higher with the peaks raked higher and slightly more belly.

I agree regarding the gorge and belly.  For clarification: What do you mean about the lapels raking higher?  Wouldn't that naturally follow with a higher gorge or is that more related to the angle of the collar (and in turn the angle of the peak lapels)?

post #1049 of 1184
Yes, the collar angle. That almost looks like a tautz lapel, however that might be the intention.
post #1050 of 1184

It's not an overcoat, it's a 3 piece.  I saw a pretty peculiar wedding suit on tumblr once upon a time and I don't like the flying off the shoulder lapels, so I dropped the gorge a bit to be safe. (it's a MTM, not bespoke, so I don't feel the need to listen to Frank) 

 

I am noticing it's making me look a bit broader than I intended, but maybe it'll add some intimidation factor to my 5'7"/140 lb frame. 

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