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I think you might have gone a bit Tolkien.  Talking of Thor, though, I was rather disappointed with the movie rendition: what kind of Norse deity would wax his chest?  Pathetic.  And I speak with authority: my great great grandfather claimed to be the bastard son of the King of Sweden.  No kidding.

 

I cannot question your claimed ancestry.  But yes, Thor was strangely hairless from the neck down. T'was truly mysterious to me as to why my wife insisted on seeing the sequel, when clearly she also didn't mind Henry Cavill's rather hairy rendition of Superman in the recent "Man of Steel" movie.  Perhaps my bride is an equal opportunity "desirer" of men with muscular chests.

 

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Like Yoda it is not.

What I did there you see.

 

Not Yoda indeed.  :marchal:

 

I did not find anything introduced at SIHH interesting.  Does that make me strange?

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Oh I like the silly seconds placement, it makes the oddness of having it on the side at all, just perfectly and completely odd.  Panerai is fundamentally silly, and I find this placement the most consistent with that, and all the more delightful for it.  Logically I agree with you.  Emotionally, no.


One thing I do prefer about the 521 is that is doesn't have "platinum" and "8 days" written on the dial.  The former in particular smacks of insecure dick-waving.  As if wearing a 45mm Panerai wasn't dick-waving enough.  I guess the 47mm doesn't have the same sense of inadequacy!  Having said that, I tried on a 47mm Rad a while back - the 323 I think it was.  I was very surprised at how easy to wear it was.  Those little wire lugs certainly let it sit easy.

Dick waving 45mm Panerai wearer! rotflmao.gif
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Frilly: then you are fortunate that she has settled for the "Man of Platinum". :)

 

Cleav, if I had the chance, I'd waggle my 45 or 47 with equal enthusiasm!

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Nuke, verily this is a dangerous path you are treading.  Dino held my hand as I traversed this path as well.  Before you know it you may end up preferring and purchasing Hermes products for your significant other and/or yourself.  'Tis yet another world, closely associated with our own obsession with fine timepieces, that your wallet may wish you not to enter.

Speaking Biblical today.  Or is it Norse?  Like Thor?

You know, I am in a fortunate position whereby most of the young ladies around here have not even heard of Hermes, let alone have a strong hankering for their goods. One advantage of living in a smaller city where LV ends up being the end-all-be-all...

Personally, I do love me some Hermes. My "bonus parents" tend to treat me to some Hermes goods once a year.

And I would love a sac a depeche one day...
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And I would love a sac a depeche one day...

 

Are we still on waxing?  

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You know, I am in a fortunate position whereby most of the young ladies around here have not even heard of Hermes, let alone have a strong hankering for their goods. One advantage of living in a smaller city where LV ends up being the end-all-be-all...

Personally, I do love me some Hermes. My "bonus parents" tend to treat me to some Hermes goods once a year.

And I would love a sac a depeche one day...

 

Recent SF thread on that same product/topic...

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/369326/hermes-sac-a-depeche-whats-the-lowdown

 

My problem with a splurge on bags I will use for travel is that there will inevitably come that day when I am in some airport restroom and I will have to place that damn thing on the floor and have it make contact with pee from other creatures.  And do I really want to do that to a sac a depeche?  I understand, there are grey areas here since the soles of my Lobbs, Corthays, EGs and GGs regularly make contact with crap on the street and floor, but shoes are made for that express reason.  And along the same lines, I am hesitant to splurge on bespoke shoes.  And my RTW shoes cost a fraction of the MSRP of a sac a depeche.

 

And yet here I am writing an entire paragraph on why I'm hesitating on getting a sac a depeche. Sounds familiar?  Like how I was convincing myself that "I would never buy solid gold cuff links from Patek" a few months back?  Right.

 

Sorry for the OT discussion haha!

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And it's only a proper one if it's crocodile.  So they say.

 

(Five minutes ago I thought it was a grooming procedure...)

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Just went and tried on a 5711R and 5712R. Sorry, but they are amazing. Next on the hit list unless a Dufour pops up.
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Just went and tried on a 5711R and 5712R. Sorry, but they are amazing. Next on the hit list unless a Dufour pops up.
Do it! No need to apologize to us!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Recent SF thread on that same product/topic...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/369326/hermes-sac-a-depeche-whats-the-lowdown

My problem with a splurge on bags I will use for travel is that there will inevitably come that day when I am in some airport restroom and I will have to place that damn thing on the floor and have it make contact with pee from other creatures.  And do I really want to do that to a sac a depeche?  I understand, there are grey areas here since the soles of my Lobbs, Corthays, EGs and GGs regularly make contact with crap on the street and floor, but shoes are made for that express reason.  And along the same lines, I am hesitant to splurge on bespoke shoes.  And my RTW shoes cost a fraction of the MSRP of a sac a depeche.

And yet here I am writing an entire paragraph on why I'm hesitating on getting a sac a depeche. Sounds familiar?  Like how I was convincing myself that "I would never buy solid gold cuff links from Patek" a few months back?  Right.

Sorry for the OT discussion haha!

Sorry for the OT discussion as well...

Just wanted to say. My only qualm with the Sac a Depeches is that I feel that there are a lot of really great bags that do not have the same absurdly high price tag. At that price, I may want to go with SAB or even go with one of the shoemakers. The price on Hermes skins is absurdly high, although they do make absolutely gorgeous stuff.

I think one of the next things on my hit list is a flap top bag from Glaser. Very, very nice.

And you know, I have no problems with beating the hell out of bags--or my shoes for that matter. Leather looks so much tastier with wear. Especially with urine-induced wear.
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And it's only a proper one if it's crocodile.  So they say.

(Five minutes ago I thought it was a grooming procedure...)

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Leather looks so much tastier with wear. Especially with urine-induced wear.

 

Worst sentence placement of the day.  :uhoh:

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Worst sentence placement of the day.  uhoh.gif

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Especially with urine-induced wear.

Now i only saw this quote.. completely out of context.. i really am hoping thats not literal :tounge:

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those are nice mimo, but i think the chronos are miles nicer.
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