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post #76 of 97
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

So far, assuming I can read correctly, the majority of respondents have advocated keeping a pen not in their shirt pocket, but in their interior jacket pen pocket. Wouldn't it be worse for a leaking pen to damage a jacket than a shirt? What's to prevent that from happening?

Maybe the proper pen pocket in a jacket provides better protection because of the lining? I'm not a tailor, so I don't know if special consideration it taken in the pocket's construction...
post #77 of 97
I have a few MBs and while I like the basic black design, they are not particularly great for writing. One of my favorites is a celluloid Platinum that has a lovely quill. I also like Parkers, especially the big retro ones, they have a nice feel for writing, both the fountains and the rollers. I never cared much for Pelikan, but that is only a personal preference. Omas. I don't have one, but their Arco Arte Italiana Milord is a classic--very beautiful.
post #78 of 97
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Originally Posted by tom10167 View Post

What instances are you folks using a non-black or blue ink, and even then, blue can be a problem at times. I'd love to toy around with something like a blood red but I just don't know where it would come up in a business setting, and I'm not handwriting letters any time soon.


Editing.

+1. I have pens filled with red and yellow for editing and making notes on documents.
post #79 of 97
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Originally Posted by tom10167 View Post

What instances are you folks using a non-black or blue ink, and even then, blue can be a problem at times. I'd love to toy around with something like a blood red but I just don't know where it would come up in a business setting, and I'm not handwriting letters any time soon.

Moleskine type journals and notebooks, personal meeting notes, signing greeting cards, good old fashioned daily planner entries and so on. I still hand write letters. It adds a real personal touch which seems to be very much appreciated by the recipient.
post #80 of 97
I keep a box of pens in different colors on my desk. I don't see much need of keeping a fountain pen in the jacket -- the chance of one wearing a jacket and writing something at the same time is really small. When I'm writing on paper, I'm usually at my desk and the jacket is on a hanger.

About colors, red is only for editing/corrections. Writing normal text in red is considered rude. Other colors such as brown, turquoise, or dark green can give a quite distinguished look.
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

So far, assuming I can read correctly, the majority of respondents have advocated keeping a pen not in their shirt pocket, but in their interior jacket pen pocket. Wouldn't it be worse for a leaking pen to damage a jacket than a shirt? What's to prevent that from happening?
post #81 of 97
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Originally Posted by Poloboy View Post

You seem to be obsessed with MontBlanc. The ones you have chosen to show in your photograph are
low end starter pens. You mention that you like a MontBlanc, because it is easily identified by people, making it easy
to start a conversation. Anyone who would start a conversation with a stranger, regarding a basic MontBlanc pen, obviously
does not know much about fine pens. If you want to start a real conversation, try buying limited edition Michel Perchin,
David Oscarson, S T Dupont, Omas, or Krone. People who can identify these brands in a shirt pocket, will be much more
interesting to talk to, rather than the person who is impressed by the MontBlanc logo on a starter pen.

Even those are for infants. I only get pens that are 1/1 custom made. Yeah, they can cost upwards of 100k, but certainly better than the hobos with "off the rack" pens.
post #82 of 97
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

They wouldn't be that easy to spot if they're in your shirt pocket under your jacket though would they?
OP you said you're a "financial adviser". TBH I wouldn't be very comfortable dealing with a financial adviser that likes showing off'/brand whoring with his expensive toys. I'd be thinking,...so that's where my money is going.

Yeah Mike, I would not be seen dead with a cheap and nasty MB pen in my pocket. Could you just imagine the embarrassment. They are clunky, they are old fashioned, they have no style. Terribly uncool, every other hick has one it seems, and they all trying to show them off. To be honest, they probably would not recognise a real pen if it hit them in the face.

but then... it takes all types to make a world.
post #83 of 97
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Yeah Mike, I would not be seen dead with a cheap and nasty MB pen in my pocket. Could you just imagine the embarrassment. They are clunky, they are old fashioned, they have no style. Terribly uncool, every other hick has one it seems, and they all trying to show them off. To be honest, they probably would not recognise a real pen if it hit them in the face.
but then... it takes all types to make a world.

To each their own I suppose. I collect everything from Mont Blanc, Parker, Sheaffer, Aurora, Waterman, and several other brands. 

 

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Originally Posted by tom10167 View Post

What instances are you folks using a non-black or blue ink, and even then, blue can be a problem at times. I'd love to toy around with something like a blood red but I just don't know where it would come up in a business setting, and I'm not handwriting letters any time soon.
Any recommendations for something with the size and feel of a MB 149? The way I hold a pen lends itself to something very wide like that, but I'm not about to spend $400-$600 on a single pen.
PS Whoever brought up MB being like LV, kind of funny, I believe both are owned by the Richemont group.

 I use Mont Blanc Irish Green for taking notes or "fun writing" it's one of my favorite colors I own. I have a few others, but the majority of what I use is Parker Black Quink, Waterman Royal Blue, Sheaffer Brown, and MB Irish Green. And yes, they are both owned by the Richemont group. Not a ton of people know that

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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

So far, assuming I can read correctly, the majority of respondents have advocated keeping a pen not in their shirt pocket, but in their interior jacket pen pocket. Wouldn't it be worse for a leaking pen to damage a jacket than a shirt? What's to prevent that from happening?

 I keep a small bottle of ammonia in my desk for this reason. Ammonia seems to get ink out really well. I've only had it happen once, but unfortunately, it was a bright green on a white shirt. LOL, you can always tell if someone if a fountain pen junkie based on if they have weird colored ink all over their fingers.

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Originally Posted by Poloboy View Post

You seem to be obsessed with MontBlanc. The ones you have chosen to show in your photograph are

low end starter pens. You mention that you like a MontBlanc, because it is easily identified by people, making it easy

to start a conversation. Anyone who would start a conversation with a stranger, regarding a basic MontBlanc pen, obviously

does not know much about fine pens. If you want to start a real conversation, try buying limited edition Michel Perchin,

David Oscarson, S T Dupont, Omas, or Krone. People who can identify these brands in a shirt pocket, will be much more

interesting to talk to, rather than the person who is impressed by the MontBlanc logo on a starter pen.

 They're low-end starter pens to most people. To me they're what I like and what I enjoy. I'm not bashing others for owning a Parker 21 or a Lami, these are what I can afford or what I bought at the right price and they make me happy.

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Ironic post.
Pockets on dress shirts look shit.
No comment on Mont Blanc.
Do you drive a 3 series or C class?

 You were right, that did come off in bad taste. And a beat to hell Infiniti M45 for the record

 

I enjoy collecting pens and this thread was an indirect approach to see if others enjoyed collecting them. For the record, I no longer carry a pen in my shirt pocket. I've since invested in a single leather pen case and keep that in my pants pocket.

post #84 of 97

How about wearing your pens using Carven's leather pocket protector:

 

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post #85 of 97

I'm surprised with all the Mont Blanc negativity. I have a vintage MB 149, and it is one of the nicest writing pens I have ever used.

 

On topic, pens go in the jacket inner pen pocket.

post #86 of 97
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

someone please explain to me how a $5000 pen is better than a $200 pen.
I doubt that there is any difference at all in quality at a certain price point unlike with watches where the movement of a .......

That price point is less than $1. Everything else is masturbation.

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How about wearing your pens using Carven's leather pocket protector: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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This is horrifying. Might as well wear a bolo tie and clown shoes to assert your individuality and style.
post #87 of 97

+50 no shirt pocket so no chance to have a pen in there anyway. Especially a thick MB pen must look strange in a shirt pocket...

 

On the difference between a 500$ and a 5000$ pen: go to a fountain pen forum and tell those guys you spend $5000 on a suit uhoh.gif

post #88 of 97

When I'm wearing a suit I make it a point not to carry a pen period. I always thought it might ruin the look so I simply don't. If I have to jot down something, I can type it in the smartphone..or I can always borrow a pen when necessary.

post #89 of 97
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Originally Posted by jamesny View Post

When I'm wearing a suit I make it a point not to carry a pen period. I always thought it might ruin the look so I simply don't. If I have to jot down something, I can type it in the smartphone..or I can always borrow a pen when necessary.
-1. I always carry a pen, especially when I'm wearing a suit.
post #90 of 97

yeah me too. i love paper, pen and ink. 

 

 

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