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Apropos of nothing, where the hell is @grendel

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Took a trip to Missouri
Mainline NWT Varvatos 100% linen

Filson shooting shirt

Beretta fleece made in Italy

Ray ban, Versace

Brioni 80% mohair 20% wool

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The vinyl debate inspired you to get into an earlier format? Cassettes are making a comeback!
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

I've got a friend who's been releasing music since 1981, and his assertion is that the warm hum you hear when playing vinyl is nothing but distortion, and not at all what the artist intended you to hear.  The majority of his musician friends agree.  

 

Just popping in here to clarify that statement...if you're hearing a hum during the record, it's not intended and there is something wrong with your equipment.

 

However, many enthusiasts refer to the 'warmth' of vinyl, in this case they're talking about harmonic distortion imparted by the very imperfect medium. It does have a sound, and it is by definition distortion, but it is nowhere near as obvious as a hum.

 

I may have misunderstood what you meant, and if I did I apologize.

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I'll wade into the vinyl debate...

As mentioned before; the stereo system you are using is very important. It is the limiting factor 99% of the time. It doesn't matter if you have the perfect turntable and flawless vinyl, if your amp or speakers are weak, everything will sound like crap. Once the signal gets passed through a mixer and amp, and speakers; it isn't clean at all... That's why some people run tube amps and spend tens of thousands on speakers.

The biggest reason people are getting into vinyl is to get back to an earlier time; when music was not so easily accessible and was appreciated more. They like deciding on an album to get, getting a physical item, dedicating time to listen, and looking at the cover art while the music plays. Today music has become cheap and disposable. It's all files on a disk, sitting beside some word docs and spreadsheet files. Vinyl is the opposite of that, going back to an earlier time.

 

 

My friend Kenny (who was also my best man) and I used to have long philosophical discussions while working in a professional photo lab "back in the day" (yes, we used to process film, imagine that!). He used to rail about the lessening quality of music, and was adamant that the MP3 format was ruining the music industry. He also would rail against people who would play albums on shuffle, even when listening to the CD. That's part of what drew me back to vinyl: you pretty much have to play the album from start to finish (or one side, at least). The artist intended it that way: you start with song #1 and play the album through to the end so you'd get the full experience. This led to him naming his latest solo studio album "Shuffle", and not putting the songs in any particular order, as a statement of sorts.

 

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kennyschick

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Hey LA crew:

 

I'll be in your fine city Jan. 27th through Feb. 1 checking out the Riot LA comedy festival. I won't have that much time to hit the thrifts, or luggage space to bring stuff home, but nevertheless if you want to hit a couple stores and/or grab a pint, feel free to send a PM.

 

On the off chance anyone else is attending, let's hang out for sure.

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Thank you guys..

 

Now for yesterdays finds

 

Fodder, but the Talbott is official regimental horses guard limited for Bel Air Country club members (@vexco I'm coppin all country club stuff now haha) and Faconnable is Wool/silk 50/50

 

 

Brioni, Cucinelli, Skeet x2

 

AE Sanfords, John Varvatos Mainline chukka boots, Prada sneakers that look way more busted in this photo then they are

 

AE Kirkwoods(?) there like fake Sperrys, Then the following shoes I just picked up from the leather guy yesterday and never posted, Florsheim Barlettas (?) 100% Snake Skin, AE Sanfords

 

Barely worn AE Fifth Avenues, AE Brogued Wholecuts, AE Chukkas, and I think those are AE Clifton or something in the back

 

Back to yesterdays finds

 

Not really my thing but for a buck sure why not, Oakleys

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However these are fucking sick and I had no clue they even existed and for a buck, I will gladly relieve your inventory of them.

 

Vtg. Handmade in Japan.

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Dope handmade Shearling by Knight Tailors Ltd.

 

Older Belvest Wool/Cash blazer

 

Sick older Belvest Navy Tweed Fleck blazer w/ Patch pockets

 

Zegna basic solid Navy blazer with silver buttons

 

 

Ferragamo blazer w/ Ferragamo metal engraved buttons by Catarelli

 

 

Very recent Armani Collezioni Italy Navy pinstripe suit

 

Recent Zegna 15milmil15 Gray w/ blue pinstripes suit

 

 

Crazy piece, has a silk scarf braided throughout the blazer, inside and out.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

And those were my three stops yesterday...

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@Jompso

 

​Those AE chukkas look like they might be an 11?

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Geiger glasses are way cool
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@Jompso

 

​Those AE chukkas look like they might be an 11?

Naw, sorry 9s

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Naw, sorry 9s

 

9s you say...

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My friend Kenny (who was also my best man) and I used to have long philosophical discussions while working in a professional photo lab "back in the day" (yes, we used to process film, imagine that!). He used to rail about the lessening quality of music, and was adamant that the MP3 format was ruining the music industry. He also would rail against people who would play albums on shuffle, even when listening to the CD. That's part of what drew me back to vinyl: you pretty much have to play the album from start to finish (or one side, at least). The artist intended it that way: you start with song #1 and play the album through to the end so you'd get the full experience. This led to him naming his latest solo studio album "Shuffle", and not putting the songs in any particular order, as a statement of sorts.

 

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kennyschick

<sigh> the good ol days of napster.

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

Recent Zegna 15milmil15 Gray w/ blue pinstripes suit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, that I actually thrifted one of these 15Milmil15 suits, I want one in my size so bad.   

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<sigh> the good ol days of napster.

 

 

LOL, it wasn't just Napster. He also transferred all of his digital music at CD quality into his iPods. Last I heard, he had at least a dozen iPods. He also had way too many CDs for any one man to listen to in a lifetime.

 

He got me into bands like Talking Heads and Gillian Welch, and I turned him onto Johnny Cash. Sometimes I do miss actually working with other people. :fonz:

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