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Should we really care, though? peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

That's up to you
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Coffee: pour-over using a Melitta filter and ceramic cone. I prefer east African beans with deep, earthy flavors. I'm not a huge fan of the current light, sweet flavor profile, though I'll drink it if well done. /semipretentiouscoffeetalk

I took a coffee class a few months ago. The pour over definitely produces a better cup of joe than the French press, but it is not sufficiently superior for me to spend that much time in the morning making it. I'm a double Nespresso guy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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If they offered three coffees for the price of one, I would go there every day.

Could have those loyalty cards except give you 30 stamps every time you buy a coffee
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Starbucks is the Jos. A Bank of coffee shops.

 

 

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If they offered three coffees for the price of one, I would go there every day.

+1.

You can find better coffffffee at 7-11, McDonald's, and Dunkin' Donuts!

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Originally Posted by Sudonihm View Post
 

don't really know where to look for Shantung's beyond CW and Drake.  

 

Put This On had a post on this topic today with a number of recommendations and ideas : http://putthison.com

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Put This On had a post on this topic today with a number of recommendations and ideas : http://putthison.com


Thank you!  Very interesting.  Too late though, I ordered the Brown with Blue and Cream Striped Shantung from you.  :embar:

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I'm starting to see a composite of the regulars on this thread and forum.  We are a group of coffee snobs that are serious about our cycling/physical fitness regimens in addition to our obsession over the minute details of exceptional clothing and shoes.  And, I suspect that if the topic is ever raised, we'll discover we are also very serious about our wine.  Am I missing anything?

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There are some great wine/food threads in the other forum. Totally different people, but great info.

If you're interested, I can link some
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
 
 
I took a coffee class a few months ago. The pour over definitely produces a better cup of joe than the French press, but it is not sufficiently superior for me to spend that much time in the morning making it. I'm a double Nespresso guy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

We all have different priorities. I will go out of my way or spend less time on something else to get a better cup of coffee.

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I need to stop sipping on diet soft drinks. Ugh...
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Here’s a question for the Noodlescenti.

 

The question of price comes up from time to time here, with members expressing different limits on what they’d pay for a particular item of clothing (e.g., and most recently, shirts).

 

So what’s the most you’d pay for a dress belt?  We all need a black one and a brown one, so it doesn’t get much more ‘staple’ than that.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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 a dress belt?  We all need a black one and a brown one

 

Ac

 

I recently realized that my dress belt is reversible... I guess that's two more items I ought to add to my list :embar: 

 

...and for a regular Joe like myself, $80 for an AE belt seems indulgent enough.


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 7/13/15 at 4:17pm
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Thread Starter 

Because I like being thorough:

 

 

Jacket: 1500 (but would prefer to keep it between 500 and 1000)

Trousers: 250 (but would prefer to keep it between 150-200)

Shirt: 80

Square: 80

Tie: 99

Shoes: 400 (though if something really, really grabs my fancy, I can see spending 500. I've spent 500+ on shoes three times, but each time I've felt I should have just gotten a cheaper shoe and a few more ties. Still feel that way about those particular shoes)

Socks: However much goldtoes cost

Belt: 50 (though I'd probably look to get a slightly more expensive one on sale)

Watch: Nada (as much as I love my three museum Movados--black, brown, and metal--I never ever wear them. They just sit there looking all pretty and simple)

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

Here’s a question for the Noodlescenti.

 

The question of price comes up from time to time here, with members expressing different limits on what they’d pay for a particular item of clothing (e.g., and most recently, shirts).

 

So what’s the most you’d pay for a dress belt?  We all need a black one and a brown one, so it doesn’t get much more ‘staple’ than that.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Both of my "dress" belts are from Kamakura. My black one was $80. I really like the small, simple buckle on it. My other belt I use for both burgundy and brown shoes, and it's made of Japanese Cordovan and it is similar to Horween's #8 color. IIRC, it was about 120$. Probably more than needs to be spent on belts, but if you think about it, they are the items that get the most repeat wears.

 

The belt I wear with jeans is from Narragansett Leathers, and that was about $45. It's pretty awesome.

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Because I like being thorough:
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Jacket: 1500 (but would prefer to keep it between 500 and 1000)
Trousers: 250 (but would prefer to keep it between 150-200)
Shirt: 80
Square: 80
Tie: 99
Shoes: 400 (though if something really, really grabs my fancy, I can see spending 500. I've spent 500+ on shoes three times, but each time I've felt I should have just gotten a cheaper shoe and a few more ties. Still feel that way about those particular shoes)
Socks: However much goldtoes cost
Belt: 50 (though I'd probably look to get a slightly more expensive one on sale)
Watch: Nada (as much as I love my three museum Movados--black, brown, and metal--I never ever wear them. They just sit there looking all pretty and simple)

I like this game.

Suit: $1,000 - though I know I may have to go higher next time for better fabric or details, this is what I've paid at my tailor to date - not including further tailoring later on for weight loss, changes, etc. - so probably more like $1,250
Jacket: $800 - I've never spent more than $350 for a RTW jacket on sale, and I've never had one made though I plan to... and hope not to spend more than $800
Trousers: $280 - the price I pay for custom-made at my tailor
Shirt: $100 - the price I pay for MTM at my tailor
Square: $40 - I have a really hard time spending money on squares, though the ones I have that cost - or started out costing - a higher amount are definitely my favorites
Tie: $80 - I mostly buy from eBay or on sale and rarely feel comfortable above $60 really
Shoes: $400 - just hit $350 and now suddenly $175 seems "cheap" when my dad never spent more than $100 in his life and that was a "splurge" by his standards
Socks: $20 - although mine are almost all from Uniqlo at like $5 per pair
Belt: $50
Watch: $600 - though I don't have one and won't buy one until other clothing staples are taken care of, which may be never
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