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any recs for a chunky, wide lasted derby similar to docs? preferably vibram or similar rubber sole.
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woe to those voted off FASHION ISLAND

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I grew up in Ashford. Canterbury was a sartorial nirvana in comparison. What was the name of the department store that sold Aquascutum? I forget now. It wasnt my style anyway...I frequented the goth/punk stores nearer the train station.
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It's pretty much the same in the UK. Canterbury once had a tailors, but that closed down years ago. There's a small countrywear shop (think Barbour, red cords and moderately priced Irish tweed jackets) but it's basically a desert for decent clothes - Polo and Gant are considered high end and available in one department store. You have to go to the really big cities to find anything half decent. There are a few older guys about - typically late 60's and older who dress reasonably well, but cheap jeans and 'sportswear' dominate.
We do have a growing 'prepper' movement although largely without the guns... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34637377
Mormonism had a brief period of strong growth in the 70's (I think The Osmonds were probably behind it), some of my older cousins joined. I don't think it's declining, although the UK is a much more secular society than the US. I don't think power tools have taken off that much though...
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I grew up in Ashford. Canterbury was a sartorial nirvana in comparison. What was the name of the department store that sold Aquascutum? I forget now. It wasnt my style anyway...I frequented the goth/punk stores nearer the train station.

Probably Ricemans (long gone). I know the punk shop you mean (also now gone). Ashford has grown a bit since then - still not a fashion mecca, but there is an Ralph Lauren outlet in the the outlet village that has the odd piece of past season RRL in amongst the polos with oversized logos (or at least there was last time I headed that way).
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I saw a pangolin on TV and thought of Styleforum.
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I know a fair number of roofers, and I think that every single one of them would kill to make $50K, much less $100K.  Go socialism?

I know guys who probably don't have social security cards and make at least 75k roofing and framing. The unions pay handsomely if you're journeyman or foreman status, some of these guys make $60 an hour.

I also know trim carpenters who make 6 figures easy.
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Firefox on Mac (osx 10.11). Entirely probable its malware on my computer.

And some kind of SUV, the brand of which I failed to spell confused.gif  

@la guyI've been getting the same annoying ad pop up this morning and I'm on Windows 10 using Chrome.
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I know guys who probably don't have social security cards and make at least 75k roofing and framing. The unions pay handsomely if you're journeyman or foreman status, some of these guys make $60 an hour.

I also know trim carpenters who make 6 figures easy.

I know trim carpenters who do well.  That's pretty specialized.  I also live in Idaho these days.  It's a right to work state, so...

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Not really, just a small branch of carpentry in general.

Home depot is like the hm for tools.
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Ate a whole bag of almond brittle with no workout this week. I feel like a foodie slut.
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If I go to a store to try out knits, and I get static from them despite the tags saying 100% wool or whatever, what's up? Can you get static from natural fibers?
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I get static from my dog from time to time, so it's possible.
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Ricemans, that's it. Ashford has expanded greatly. The fields, streams, and woods of my childhood are now all gone.
With respect to the DIY discussion, Ive always thought that the UK has much more of that ethos than the US. I never knew anyone who paid someone to paint their walls in England, yet that is very common here. My Dad is aghast that we are getting quotes for taking down the wall between our kitchen and den rather than doing it myself (I'm disappointed too).
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Probably Ricemans (long gone). I know the punk shop you mean (also now gone). Ashford has grown a bit since then - still not a fashion mecca, but there is an Ralph Lauren outlet in the the outlet village that has the odd piece of past season RRL in amongst the polos with oversized logos (or at least there was last time I headed that way).
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I get static from my dog from time to time, so it's possible.

 

How much polyester is he made of? :paranoia:

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