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I didn't start drinking until I was like 25. 

I started drinking heavily for a period.

I usually passed out or blacked out.

I usually did really dumb things.

I am glad I quit, thanks to my wife.

:cheers:

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Thread Starter 

Noodles' drinking ability was impressive/scary to witness. He would have gotten far in a Korean company.

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Yes, indeed. I think I drank too fast. Beer just made you full and so I did liquor out of bottles, no shots.

When I got married, I wanted to be a responsible husband so I stopped all forms of alcohol. Plus for religious reasons.

I look forward to meeting Clags sober for a change. Lol
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I didn't start drinking until I was like 25. 
I started drinking heavily for a period.
I usually passed out or blacked out.
I usually did really dumb things.
I am glad I quit, thanks to my wife.
cheers.gif

Definitely better to not drink at all than be passing out and blacking out. Good for you (of course the ideal is knowing when to cut yourself off and to keep a good head when intoxicated, but not everyone can do that).
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Thread Starter 

So, my last two years living in Seoul were very nice beerwise. European beer finally made its way to the Korean peninsula. I was even able to get Pilsner Urquell and Krombacher at a few convenience stores, and...damnit, my Korean keyboard doesn't work right on the computer...but these places called maekchu chango's opened up everywhere. Translates to beer warehouse. Self-serve beer places with huge varieties. And they were everywhere. It was amazing.

 

I come back to the US thinking it'll be like this but cheaper. But I find that outside larger liquor stores, grocery stores now give preference to weird hipster craft beers. Which I understand have their place. But not when they are replacing my good European beers. I content myself with Spaten now. But this most recent trip, they didn't have that.

 

Fucking. Tatted. Hipsters.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Definitely better to not drink at all than be passing out and blacking out. Good for you (of course the ideal is knowing when to cut yourself off and to keep a good head when intoxicated, but not everyone can do that).

^ this. I mean, my personal definition of drunk is pretty far from blacking out or doing something I regret.

Good on you for quitting Noodles. Sounds like you were in the risk zone of becoming an alcoholic.
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I just read through the last few pages and while it's great that the site is so well-moderated, I got the impression that Noodles and Caustic were just having a bit of a bitch-slap and it was all in good fun.

 

Personally I find CM's humour to be occasionally edgy, but always on point. He makes me laugh, and for that I give him a pass.

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As for grey ties, I wore a charcoal grenadine tie today with a textured grey SC, white shirt with navy graph checks, light grey flannel pants, grey socks and burgundy U-wing boots. Worked for me. But certainly I don't flaunt that tie very often.

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

As for grey ties, I wore a charcoal grenadine tie today with a textured grey SC, white shirt with navy graph checks, light grey flannel pants, grey socks and burgundy U-wing boots. Worked for me. But certainly I don't flaunt that tie very often.

I don't think I've ever seen the word "flaunt" used in reference to a charcoal grenadine before.
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7cm tie width vs 8.5cm? my favourite tie is 8cm, but unfortunately the one i want only comes in the two aforementioned widths (i'm leaning towards 7cm).
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Originally Posted by conqueror View Post

7cm tie width vs 8.5cm? my favourite tie is 8cm, but unfortunately the one i want only comes in the two aforementioned widths (i'm leaning towards 7cm).

 

8.5cm.

 

As for grey ties, this is the darkest grey I have. Goes well with any shade of navy:

 

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I just read through the last few pages and while it's great that the site is so well-moderated, I got the impression that Noodles and Caustic were just having a bit of a bitch-slap and it was all in good fun.

Personally I find CM's humour to be occasionally edgy, but always on point. He makes me laugh, and for that I give him a pass.

These are tough times for us who date from before the Politically Correct Era.
And he ain't called Caustic for nuthin' of course...
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Personally I find CM's humour to be occasionally edgy, but always on point. He makes me laugh, and for that I give him a pass.

 

A pass is not always deserved, but I won't change any time soon.

 

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post


These are tough times for us who date from before the Politically Correct Era.
And he ain't called Caustic for nuthin' of course...

 

Indeed, the name is somewhat of a warning.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I know. But GDL/NMWA newsletter made a good note. Navy ties are the best selling, but also some of the hardest to match. because Navy suits are some of the most popular, but navy tie + navy suit is very tricky (I think this was in "The Italian Solution", where they recommend rust/brown ties instead)

Here it is:

http://nomanwalksalone.tumblr.com/post/116579973841/the-italian-solution-by-david-isle-most-people

I was the one who wrote it (I say that not to take credit, but so that @gdl203 doesn't have to take responsibility for everything in the article if he doesn't agree with it. One thing I like about our blog is that we try to present different viewpoints. Each author has their own voice and taste and doesn't have to agree with everything the others write.)
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My tailor charges $40 for buttons per jacket (not per button), and $140 for working button holes.

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