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Amusing! The coffee from them is sub-par. I am sold on the Nespresso, though...  :nodding:

 

While we're off topic...anyone see this greaet article on dressing DC? Pretty accurate overal!

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/a-style-guide-for-the-federal-employee/501431/ 

 

The section on the State Department is wrong. I know that much. Bremer might have been a devotee of Trad, but I was on details for three ambassadors to Iraq and none of them could be said to have any semblance of a "style".

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The last days of linen...

 

 

 

 

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Only the maker is Keurig. The pods are organic eco-friendly made by some company based out of San Francisco

That's why I like the Nespresso. Aluminum pods with a pre-paid envelope to send them back for recycling. Good espresso too of course.

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The section on the State Department is wrong. I know that much. Bremer might have been a devotee of Trad, but I was on details for three ambassadors to Iraq and none of them could be said to have any semblance of a "style".

I met Bremer a few times over there. Styling but inept in most things it turns out. My experience with State folks is of the tweedy-variety. Older hands. Most of my experience in Embassies was pre-9/11, though.

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It wouldn't surprise me if there were serious cultural changes that went on in the department after 9/11. I had no exposure to them prior. However, what I can say with a degree of certainty is that ambassadors are too diverse to fall into any one sartorial category, and the diffuse and independent nature of many postings means that the central culture isn't as strong as it might be in other institutions. At least when it comes to clothes.

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Some of us are old enough to remember when Henry Cabot Lodge was Ambassador in Saigon and often wore white linen suits.

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Some of us are old enough to remember when Henry Cabot Lodge was Ambassador in Saigon and often wore white linen suits

I'm even old enough to have met Henry Cabot Lodge, very briefly, while I was working as a motel desk clerk in the mid-1970's. He was very charming and gracious, though he was not wearing a white linen or a olive cotton suit (a navy blazer was a part of his attire, if I remember correctly).
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Hello gents. Love those pin collar and club collar, blekit et Sir upr_crust. Very nice and original, unfortunately unusual. And I like your three piece suit with double breasted waiscoat.

Yesterday outfit, some creases on the trousers because of the wind :



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That's why I like the Nespresso. Aluminum pods with a pre-paid envelope to send them back for recycling. Good espresso too of course.

 

Nespresso is the work of the devil. Together with George Clooney of course. The reason why it's pretty much impossible to get good coffee anywhere in Switzerland. A Nespresso pod doesn't come anywhere near the quality you can get from a barista who can actually use a proper espresso machine. It's like Zara vs Attolini.

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There are better coffee capsule machines out there than Nespresso that do deliver a pretty decent cup of coffee.
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If I wear tweed, will Fall come any quicker?

 

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Nespresso is the work of the devil. Together with George Clooney of course. The reason why it's pretty much impossible to get good coffee anywhere in Switzerland. A Nespresso pod doesn't come anywhere near the quality you can get from a barista who can actually use a proper espresso machine. It's like Zara vs Attolini.

Clearly! The trouble is I would get arrested walking to get barista-made espresso in my pajamas or, ahem, lesser garments... :smarmy:

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If I wear tweed, will Fall come any quicker?

No, but you'll have less anxiety about having a full wardrobe of fall clothes lying fallow in your closet.

BTW, reading your description quickly, I co-joined the words "Green" and "Plymouth" together, and had the momentary image of you wearing a vintage Chrysler product on your feet, but then I realized that would be silly.
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I had a Keurig, but with the crappy Green Mountain et al. pods. Hated it. Eventually bought a grinder (electric) and a Technivorm, started using local beans instead. Now I'm hand grinding and making pour overs in the morning. It takes about 5-6 minutes longer than popping a pod in and letting it go, but overall quality of my coffee (and having a routine in the morning to wake me up prior to 4 hours of classes) makes it worth it, at least in my opinion.
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