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post #931 of 1949
yeah, unless there was a specific need, less than 2 hours drive i doubt id take a train.
post #932 of 1949
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I remember seeing that article, though I will admit I didn't read it with too much attention.
Perhaps the biggest indictment of MARTA is that I was raised in Atlanta and have lived here for the better part of 20 years. Yet I only started using MARTA with any regularity in the past three years (and even then it has only been to the airport and to Falcons/Hawks/Thrashers {RIP} games). I literally had to learn all of the lines, times and routes after living here for 17 years. Mass transit simply isn't something that most know or care about in the city.

MARTA is set up to mirror the spoke-and-wheel design of the interstates and arterials into the city, and thus is made to go in and out of the city. Not around it, or within it.

I think the article is well worth the read again, if you can find it. I enjoyed it, and it re-explained a lot about how and why transportation is so buggered in this city/state.
post #933 of 1949
Real men ride motorcycles.

Or bicycles. Or whatever.
post #934 of 1949
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post #935 of 1949
Sigh. I'll be moving from NYC to Atlanta in a year or so, and all this MARTA talk depresses me.

I'm excited that I will have a car again (mostly to be able to get out of the city...), but I will definitely miss the subway, as much as I bitch about the MTA.
post #936 of 1949
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Sigh. I'll be moving from NYC to Atlanta in a year or so, and all this MARTA talk depresses me.
I'm excited that I will have a car again (mostly to be able to get out of the city...), but I will definitely miss the subway, as much as I bitch about the MTA.

On the bright side, assuming we're still here, you'll get to hang out with cool ass dudes like Dewi and me. Glass is always half full.

That reminds me, ATL is due for a meat up...
post #937 of 1949
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

On the bright side, assuming we're still here, you'll get to hang out with cool ass dudes like Dewi and me. Glass is always half full.

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I need to have a chat with my bartender. He always lets the glass get empty first.
post #938 of 1949
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

On the bright side, assuming we're still here, you'll get to hang out with cool ass dudes like Dewi and me. Glass is always half full.
That reminds me, ATL is due for a meat up...

Ha, true! Definitely going to need some suggestions for a new tailor when the time comes...
post #939 of 1949
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Ha, true! Definitely going to need some suggestions for a new tailor when the time comes...

THAT is a bit of an issue...

From an alterations standpoint, Mashburn is one of the best I've seen/used. However, they do bespoke on an EXTREMELY limited basis (they only do true bespoke for one customer at press time) and it is crazy expensive (like top-shelf Napoli expensive). There's Bosco and Atlanta Custom, but they are both more expensive than it's worth. And no traveling tailors of note. As weird as it sounds, for good bespoke options your closest bet is either Nashville or DC.

The dudes here who really spend the cash are usually in Europe or NYC or DC enough that they see their tailors there. That, unfortunately, leaves us pretty dry.
post #940 of 1949
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

THAT is a bit of an issue...
From an alterations standpoint, Mashburn is one of the best I've seen/used. However, they do bespoke on an EXTREMELY limited basis (they only do true bespoke for one customer at press time) and it is crazy expensive (like top-shelf Napoli expensive). There's Bosco and Atlanta Custom, but they are both more expensive than it's worth. And no traveling tailors of note. As weird as it sounds, for good bespoke options your closest bet is either Nashville or DC.
The dudes here who really spend the cash are usually in Europe or NYC or DC enough that they see their tailors there. That, unfortunately, leaves us pretty dry.

Yeah, I need to check out Mashburn on one of my trips to Atlanta to visit the in-laws. Didn't know they did alterations--that's good to know. Have heard good stuff about their in-house suits, but I worry that it's too fashion forward (why they put ticket pockets on everything I will never understand)... I understand they have a MTM program that may be worth looking into.

I'm not that much of a high roller, so true bespoke isn't too much of a worry for me at the moment.
post #941 of 1949
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Yeah, I need to check out Mashburn on one of my trips to Atlanta to visit the in-laws. Didn't know they did alterations--that's good to know. Have heard good stuff about their in-house suits, but I worry that it's too fashion forward (why they put ticket pockets on everything I will never understand)... I understand they have a MTM program that may be worth looking into.
I'm not that much of a high roller, so true bespoke isn't too much of a worry for me at the moment.

For the price ($800 for SCs and around $1,000 for suits), Mashburn is a great place for OTR. The ticket pocket thing is slightly off-putting and every time I'm in there I make a comment about how much better a patch-pocket offering would be every once in a while. Alas, I am no #menswear insider, so what do I know? Honestly, though, their 42S fits me almost perfectly with some minor collar adjustments.

I will say that the MTM program is a lot less of a deal. With their "updated" process/order, you're looking at roughly $1,200 for a MTM sport coat. At that price it's only a little more for a true bespoke jacket from one of the traveling tailors (granted, the cost of flying/driving to see them isn't in there, but still). I've talked to multiple members who have said if you're going to spend close to $1,500 on a SC, you might as well go bespoke.

In any event, if you haven't been I'd highly recommend stopping in. The shop is awesome and the sales staff are really passionate about what they sell. It's also a great place to grab a free afternoon beer or bourbon.
post #942 of 1949
Disappointing to hear about the MTM. I'm a pretty short guy, so ticket pockets are a double no-no for me, and I agree that for that kind of money, there are much better options. Still, will have to check them out next time I'm in town.
post #943 of 1949
Honestly, I like the posts where Will complains about some petty nuisance. He remains charming.
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...on my shopping day in Paris the other day I hired a car and driver and made the not inconsiderable trek out to rue Montiboeufs in the 20th to see Beynat for myself. The workshop is up a small alley, and after knocking on that door I was directed to another, unmarked entrance behind which I was promised lay the office. I duly rang the bell and after a short wait was greeted by a woman. I told her my story, visiting from San Francisco, blah, blah blah and she responded that I had to have an appointment. When asked how I could be expected to get an appointment when no-one returned emails or telephone messages, she repeated that I needed an appointment. When asked if I could make an appointment for the following day she responded that I needed to call.
post #944 of 1949
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People on this forum seem to have an unusually tough time buying wallets.
post #945 of 1949
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People on this forum seem to have an unusually tough time buying wallets.

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