Originally Posted by deandbn
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.
Originally Posted by tom10167
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
Originally Posted by mymil
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.
Originally Posted by Poloboy
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.
Originally Posted by HomerJ
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.