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post #136 of 305
^^ I wish I could make that promise.
post #137 of 305
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person#1- hello
Person#2 -hello
Person#1- so, um, what do you do?
Person#2- I'm a lawyer how about you?
Person#1- really? what law school did you go to? I'm a lawyer too. I went to GT.
Person#2- ok, yah I went to Harvard. So how do you know the host of the party?

Not to plug my brand but if you guys come to my trunk show I bet ,not only will you have a good time you will walk away with meeting at least one good person that will make you think twice about DC ( in a good way) and you won't have a conversation like the mentioned above.

sad face ... mauro just called me person #1

even worse im not going to trunk show haha!

mauro did you keep that cart pong table? rematch for clothes & defending my dignity of lame lawyers across DC?!?!? lol
post #138 of 305
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Nope - this one is unfortunately out a bit in the 'burbs, maybe 20 minutes outside of the city. "Pluto's Closet" in Chantilly. If you're in the city, just hop on route 50 west and take it allll the way there.

http://www.platosclosetchantilly.com/

Are there any in the city?
post #139 of 305
My bro is a Personal Injury Lawyer in the DMV

Trying to decide if I want to bring my gal to Mauro's show. She normally goes everywhere, and she wants to go to this......but I'm still deliberating.

pre-warning - I will be respectful and composed. But hammered. (don't worry, I make all my clothing purchases while drunk. It adds to my internet high of hitting that "submit order" button, making it allllll the easier.
post #140 of 305
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Speaking of music, Black Cat is really killing it with their line ups. I've probably been there 5 times in the past two months to see shows (note I dont live in the city...so it's somewhat of a trek in). At the end of April I'm going to see Warpaint (g/f's hot band right now) and Twin Shadow the following night (for me).

RNR Hotel has been outshining Black Cat the last few months as far as shows, but yeah the Twin Shadow show should be good. I'm still debating whether or not to trek it up to NY that weekend to catch one of LCD's farewell shows, assuming they aren't all sold out already.
post #141 of 305
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Are there any in the city?

Other's can tell you better than me, but yes, there are -- just can't tell you specifics. However, most of the consignment shops are probably looking for relatively hard to find vintage goods. Old varsities - DoD deadstock - wool pendletons - old leathers - boots. So keep this in mind with respect to what you have to get rid of. A good bit of these shops are in the u-street corridor.

Here a couple pics I snapped inside of Dr K's vintage off U last weekend.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

post #142 of 305
hmmm need to visit vintage store ... never really tried thrifting in dc. used to thrift all the time in highschool.

yeah the music scene aint that bad. saw little dragon last semester for 10 bucks at door of some random bar cant remember, girl talk at 930 club, and going to coheed & cambria in april
post #143 of 305
outside of my normal w+h haul, the rest of my summer wardrobe (aside from some older buttons downs, gitmans, gant, EP, etc) will be thrift. eBay and u-street.
post #144 of 305
is that the only good thrift store? sorry never even thought about thrifting/vintage wear
post #145 of 305
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is that the only good thrift store? sorry never even thought about thrifting/vintage wear

Nah I'd recommend checking out Meeps in Admo (big selection, good prices) and Treasury (small, well curated selection, higher prices). These aren't thrift stores though, and neither is Dr. K. IMO unless you love the hunt, thrift stores around DC aren't really worth the effort. They get so picked over by vintage shops and people that raid them regularly.
post #146 of 305
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is that the only good thrift store? sorry never even thought about thrifting/vintage wear

Not at all - use yelp. There are approximately 10-15 in the u-street corridor alone. Start at Ben's Chili Bowl and just work your way up and down the streets. Some have funky hours, but Saturday at noon is a safe time to go. You'll stumble into some bizzarre stores.

::walk up flight of stairs with g/f. Walk in door. Realize you're in dild0 shop::
::keep walking up more stairs::
::Walk into "Legendary Beast" with aging hippie woman who has probably bedded over 500+ gentlemen callers laying spread-eagle on pompazon chair inquiring on how you stumbled into her spider web of seduction (and overpriced faux antiques and oddities):::

just remember that you cannot equate thrifting with cheap (this doesn't make sense in review - but rather you cannot equate hunting vintage as a cheaper alternative to buying new). You can assemble an awesome looking outfit for under 60 bucks or so -- but the pieces you'll most likely really fall in love with will carry a decent price tag. They know current market value per trends and often times are unwilling to even haggle in the slightest.
post #147 of 305
cool sounds fun thx bro edit: oh yeah to add to music the xx was awesome at 6th and i synagogue
post #148 of 305
^^ sucks to be you. You're going to miss a good time. Don't step in dog shit while walking through Paris.
You are BANNED from playing ping-pong against any of my customers and friends , ringer.


Feel free to bring your GF to the show. Chicks show up. We usually we put them to work and make them fix us drinks and brings us food.

I am not a big thrifter. I should be , inspiration and all. However I don't have the patience to root through a bunch of shit to find that one gem.

AC- I am trying to make my Easter Egg hunt a place to meet hot birds. I think there's a good chance of you meeting someone there. If you aren't single. Don't bring sand to the beach!
post #149 of 305
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There's no doubt a lot of blandness, especially in new development (there's a reason everyone talking about Clarendon likes Galaxy Hut and Dremo's and not the Cheesecake Factory), but I fear you're going to say rust belt cities are somehow better because they have character or some bullshit amorphous "real" quality. DC's roots are fascinating, it has entertaining local characters (how many DC transients lol about Barry w/o any context? Dude was shot by terrorists in the 1970s), a constant tension between citizens and The Man, great architecture (you just watch, brutalism is the next mcm), great food (altho best ethnic food is in the burbs), plenty of solid colleges/universities, and some of the best-run clubs in the country. The music scene has occasionally been held hostage by the legacy of Dischord but I don't really have a problem with that. Throw in good (but deteriorating) public transit and it's a better place to live than you're giving it credit for. All that said, depending on when you grew up here and what you were into I can totally understand needing to get out.

Everyone seems to think the face of DC is an SAIC deputy program manager driving a Chevy Malibu to the Macaroni Grill. That's the face of NoVA.

Well, I can't agree with a lot of what you are saying, but I do appreciate being able to blow off a little steam without turning things into a flame-fest.

Definitely there have been many times where I've thought "If I was here on vacation, I'd be having an awesome time". There is a lot to see and do, I agree there is some nice architecture, and a decent number of options for people into doing outdoorsy stuff (Mather Gorge for one).

But I have to still take extreme exception to the food and shopping. I mean, I would consider Richmond a contender as a food city. With nearly a million people each in Ffx, MoCo, and PG counties (as well as PWC, Arlington, Alexandria, etc...) I really think there is no excuse for the level of restaurant quality.

And there are a lot of d-bags to be sure!
post #150 of 305
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Well, I can't agree with a lot of what you are saying, but I do appreciate being able to blow off a little steam without turning things into a flame-fest.

Definitely there have been many times where I've thought "If I was here on vacation, I'd be having an awesome time". There is a lot to see and do, I agree there is some nice architecture, and a decent number of options for people into doing outdoorsy stuff (Mather Gorge for one).

But I have to still take extreme exception to the food and shopping. I mean, I would consider Richmond a contender as a food city. With nearly a million people each in Ffx, MoCo, and PG counties (as well as PWC, Arlington, Alexandria, etc...) I really think there is no excuse for the level of restaurant quality.

And there are a lot of d-bags to be sure!

You cannot overlook the variety of high quality, authentic ethnic food in the close suburbs. Arlington, seven corners, Falls Church, Eden Center. Anthony Bourdaine spent a considerable amount of his stay in the DC Metro in northern virginia.
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