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post #361 of 1949
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Not at all. I wouldn't consider myself a watch enthusiast, but I've been looking for a casual watch to wear with my (ahem) workwear, so I've been spending more time at Hodinkee, Worn&Wound, and a few watch forums. The videos at Hodinkee, I think, are a nice way to get a casual view of another community's hobby.
post #362 of 1949
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This is a terrible time to introduce this, given the above conversation's focus on class insecurities, but C. Barker, former editor-in-chief of The Rake, just launched his new project, Billionaire

what an awful name.
post #363 of 1949
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what an awful name.

+1 very gauche.
post #364 of 1949
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+1 very gauche.

It should be called Trillionaire - even billionaires need something to aspire to. wink.gif
post #365 of 1949

Geez, I just had to cheat a saleswoman again. I got a quite nice pair of cotton herringbone chinos, with a narrow leg opening (7.5") and she insisted on hemming them at shoe heel height, no matter how much I told her I wanted them shorter. I had to move the pin myself when she wasn't looking!

 

Perhaps it would have been more intelligent to just pick them up and hem them myself but I'm afraid of the results tounge.gif

 

Do you find yourselves doing this kind of stuff often?

post #366 of 1949
No
post #367 of 1949
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

This is a terrible time to introduce this, given the above conversation's focus on class insecurities, but C. Barker, former editor-in-chief of The Rake, just launched his new project, Billionaire.
Given C's interest in bespoke tailoring, this could be a publication very worth following. There is an article in this issue on Kathryn Sargent.

Derek, come clean. You timed this on purpose.
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Geez, I just had to cheat a saleswoman again. I got a quite nice pair of cotton herringbone chinos, with a narrow leg opening (7.5") and she insisted on hemming them at shoe heel height, no matter how much I told her I wanted them shorter. I had to move the pin myself when she wasn't looking!

Perhaps it would have been more intelligent to just pick them up and hem them myself but I'm afraid of the results tounge.gif

Do you find yourselves doing this kind of stuff often?

No.
post #368 of 1949

You're lucky then. I guess I didn't say the magic words, "hem it at my desired length or I won't buy" tongue.gif

post #369 of 1949
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Derek, come clean. You timed this on purpose.

I don't think there's ever a good time to introduce something named Billionaire (though, I'm hardly one to criticize someone for picking a bad name for a website).

Side note for those who might be interested in watches, I thought this thread was pretty neat. Some guy inherits an old watch. Turns out to be the only known one of its kind, and was exclusively issued to African-American Tuskegees in the early US Army Air Forces. The original manufacturer apparently now wants to take photos of it for their vanity book.
post #370 of 1949
Pretty much everything I find distasteful in using the word "statement" in the context of clothing is embodied here:

http://swordandstiletto.tumblr.com/post/30126548918/just-because-you-are-not-the-groom-does-not-mean
post #371 of 1949
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post #372 of 1949
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Pretty much everything I find distasteful in using the word "statement" in the context of clothing is embodied here:
http://swordandstiletto.tumblr.com/post/30126548918/just-because-you-are-not-the-groom-does-not-mean

There's no pocket square explosion, so it doesn't quite have everything.
post #373 of 1949
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Pretty much everything I find distasteful in using the word "statement" in the context of clothing is embodied here:
http://swordandstiletto.tumblr.com/post/30126548918/just-because-you-are-not-the-groom-does-not-mean

They'll let anyone be a consultant these days.

On a more somber and sober note, they really will.
post #374 of 1949
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

You only live once, so put Yolo on your butts.

 

I don't know where the term yolo started, but whoever first coined does indeed deserve a very short and unrepeatable life... biggrin.gif

post #375 of 1949
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I don't get watches at all. Like, the whole thing. When I see people obsessing over watches, I start to understand how normal people feel when they see me obsessing over clothing.

i am not going to get into the watch debate, and the values they hold, and the comparison between fine watches and fine tailoring.

but i will say, your post makes me sad. i have to rethink my DC meetup plans.
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