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What does this mean? None of them are equipped with reproductive organs, if that's what you're asking. Some certainly skew towards the "feminine," but that shouldn't deter you. One of my regulars is Violet Blond, which is decidedly not a "manly" scent. 

Yeah I guess you're right. Just interested to know if they're all middle ground or if some are completely one way or the other, but I suppose it's irrelevant as long as I smell really really nice.
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I'm going to go against the grain here, but - yuppie status symbol or not - the Eames Lounge Chair is one of the great works of chair art. Might even be my favorite "comfy" chair. I can think of no better example of a blend of clean architectural design and sublime comfort.  It's right up there with the Van der Rohe Barcelona chair, Saarinen's "Tulip" set and Jacobse's egg chair (though the last one is not quite so stylistically accessible).

 

Though I really don't think one can hope to improve on the original design. If they did prints of the Mona Lisa as a blonde, it just wouldn't work.

 

I read once that architect types often enjoy designing chairs more than anything else - as a building or anything very large is subject to various environmental, legal and preferential requirements from many directions. A chair is small in size yet critical to human life. It also offers just enough of a challenge to the architectural mind - ie. how to artfully-yet-comfortably distribute human weight. So there is a fun challenge and complete design freedom.

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For me personally the Eames lounge is actually one of the few MCM chairs worth sitting in, which isn't the case for most other "design classics".

The discussion isn't about the original design, which most can agree on is great, though overrun, but the half ass effort designers put into doing furniture collabs, if they put half the time they put into doing a Viberg collab, we would have something.

I know a bunch of architects who do furniture, so it wouldn't surprise me.
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When one thinks of 3sixteen, denim comes to mind. Not leather. Could've upholstered the thing in raw denim. You would get sick fades while getting dye all over your clothes. The only solution would be to wear 3sixteen denim.
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The discussion isn't about the original design, which most can agree on is great, though overrun, but the half ass effort designers put into doing furniture collabs, if they put half the time they put into doing a Viberg collab, we would have something.

Obviously I don't know this for sure, but I would imagine Herman Miller presents brands with a fairly small list of things they can change for a collaboration - protecting the brand's image and whatnot.
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I just bought a hackneyed designer collab myself, but I still thought it was charming and we needed a desk lamp anyway.  I'm part of the problem since they can keep getting away with this stuff haha
 

fit 

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How much is Blue Bottle in the US? And am I supposed to tip when buying a coffee? That seems ridiculous

McDonald's McCafe "Cappucino" - 3.25
Blue Bottle Cappucino - 3.75

Am I supposed to buy three three-thousand-dollar leather jackets? That seems ridiculous
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 Maybe it's just me, but I would much prefer an antique Morris chair to any mid-century thing:  Cue to @lefty for some rant about manliness, please?

 

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Tres Bien waif. Get off my lawn, and eat.

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 Maybe it's just me, but I would much prefer an antique Morris chair to any mid-century thing:  Cue to @lefty for some rant about manliness, please?

 

 

Better sex chair. /discussion.

 

lefty

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It just dawned on me that "selvege," from a practical standpoint, probably doesn't confer any promise of better quality than denim cut from a larger bolt.

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It just dawned on me that "selvege," from a practical standpoint, probably doesn't confer any promise of better quality than denim cut from a larger bolt.

Welcome to 2010, sir.

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It just dawned on me that "selvege," from a practical standpoint, probably doesn't confer any promise of better quality than denim cut from a larger bolt.

The ONLY thing that would, objectively, make selvedge denim more expensive is that you don't get as good a yield from the cloth because it has to be cut a certain way.. but denim can be quite inexpensive, and only the denim with all the bells and whistles approaches the costs of say, haflway decent suiting fabric.

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I'm guessing the forum had a huge hardon for selvedge in the early 2000s. That would have been fun to witness.

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I'm guessing the forum had a huge hardon for selvedge in the early 2000s. That would have been fun to witness.

Mid 2000s, but yes.  I mean, Styleforum is affected by trends just like any other community that is devoted to a specific topic.

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