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Pliny, please where did you source yours? The one i make do with is  a weighty but beautiful heavy gauge silk twill from Marengo but have two  printed figures on it and i have to turn it inside out to fold it - it bugs me somewhat.

 

PS

I am not cut from the cloth that spends three figures on squares so Charvet is out

 

Dont remember Im sorry. 

 

This Vanda looks good tho

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Did someone call security?


 

That tie dimple :worship:

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@Coxsackie, I believe at least in certain parts of the Mediterrenean it is already common to paint houses white for quite a bit longer....

 

 

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Ah yes. I believe that such Aegean villages use whitewash, which is different from paint and has to be applied annually, or at least, very regularly. I suppose by "paint" I meant oil-based. (Acrylic paint base is of course more recent again.)

 

Not just the Aegean.  Think the UK and, in particular, Ireland—all those white cottages.

 

But you're right, whitewash isn't pigmented the same way most modern house paint is.

 

Sadly, the 20th century obsession with paint extended to interiors, too.  I knew a couple with a flat in a Victorian mansion with a white-painted fireplace in the master bedroom.  They striped the paint to find it was solid marble.  What were people thinking back then?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Not just the Aegean.  Think the UK and, in particular, Ireland—all those white cottages.

 

But you're right, whitewash isn't pigmented the same way most modern house paint is.

 

Sadly, the 20th century obsession with paint extended to interiors, too.  I knew a couple with a flat in a Victorian mansion with a white-painted fireplace in the master bedroom.  They striped the paint to find it was solid marble.  What were people thinking back then?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Painting over marble is sad... but regarding painting houses white, in some places is a very important thing. Where I live in Spain almost all houses are white because it helps dealing with the high temperaturas of summer.

 

My parents have a fairly big house with very high ceilings and it was White since its construction but when I turned 16 or 17, don't remember exactly, we decided to paint it some other color... well, that summer was hell. We had to instal a/c for the first time because it was never necessary before. It has been other colors until last year or so... well, since then it is white again and even though this summer is extremely, extremely hot, my parents have used the a/c only few times...

 

 It seems stupid but it really helps... that is one of the reasons you find whole towns with white houses and apartment buildings all over the south of Europe. It is not a matter of taste or exterior design... it is pragmatism, at least in these parts.

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:D

 

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The placement of your hands turns this into creepy sartorial pics material.
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Your closet?

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Everything there is very well organized @VictorSFreturn, like it should :thumbs-up:

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Your closet?

Christ, my jealousy knows no bounds for that one haha

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Your closet?

I seem to remember Victor saying something about having a separate apartment for his clothes.
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Sadly, the 20th century obsession with paint extended to interiors, too.  I knew a couple with a flat in a Victorian mansion with a white-painted fireplace in the master bedroom.  They striped the paint to find it was solid marble.  What were people thinking back then?

Cheers,

Ac

What, indeed? My wife and I live in a Victorian brownstone in NYC and last year we stripped the white paint off the wood in the vestibule (well, more accurately we hired someone to do it...messy job wink.gif ) and found beautiful quarter sawn oak underneath. (Apologies for keeping this digression going)
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I seem to remember Victor saying something about having a separate apartment for his clothes.

it was a dacha, and if I remember correctly he was keeping there either 100 or 200 suits.
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Have had a conversation with Harvie & Hudson, Jermyn Street, on their redecorated store and webshop these last days, and I feel I have been too harsh. As a sign of reconciliation I wear one of their shirts + tie today. Bought about 25 pounds ago and soon on it's way to the eternal hunting grounds.

 


 

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Not keen on the shirt, but love everything else. High rise pants are excellent...

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Have had a conversation with Harvie & Hudson, Jermyn Street, on their redecorated store and webshop these last days, and I feel I have been too harsh. As a sign of reconciliation I wear one of their shirts + tie today. Bought about 25 pounds ago and soon on it's way to the eternal hunting grounds.





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I always love your looks! Especially because I'm becoming more and more of a sucker for higher-rise pants.
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