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On the weight loss issue. Find a friend who's anorexic. Do what he does
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On the weight loss issue. Find a friend who's anorexic. Do what he does


This is incredibly poor taste.

 

 

 

Edit: If anyone here is struggling with weight or eating issues, please speak with a health professional. There is always a way to get to where you want to be safely.

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Because I don't come to this site to hear workout tips:


Edited by Pierson v Post - 6/22/16 at 3:02pm
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Scored some good vinyl today. Sgt Pepper and Meet the Beatles are both original Mono pressings.





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Not the right season for it but I'll take it. Southwick 3 pc full canvassed tweed.

 

 

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Edited by Reosymes - 6/22/16 at 2:24pm
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@capnwes has a friend who lives in Virginia. She was vacationing in Tennessee, and found this jacket in a small shop She sent a pic to him in Pennsylvania, he passed, but forwarded it to me in New York. I showed it to friends in Minnesota, Osaka, and California. It was priced at $299. Its a 1943 Aero Leather B-6 Shearling. Only thing is that the zipper is broken. Nobody was sure. Someone referred me to a guy who does vintage leather repairs in Berkeley, CA. He pointed me to a guy who makes custom repros in Seattle Washington. Told me that if the zipper was fixed, it would probably be worth 900-1000.

I called the guy in Tennessee, ordered the jacket (talked down to $275, that was bottom line). Called the guy in Seattle back, and he found a website from Tokyo who had a stockpile of vintage M42 Talon zippers, deadstock from 1942-1945 - same era as the jacket. Bought the zipper ($60 shipped, not bad). Jacket came yesterday, but it had two huge holes in the collar. I called back and (after some resistance) they gave me $50 off on it, so I got the jacket for $225 and the zippers for $60. Zippers arrived from Japan today, and Monday, I send them both to the guy in Seattle to fix them. He's got an original sewing machine (single or double needle, I forget) that was the same machine that made the jackets back then. Hopefully he can fix the collar too.

Anyway, awesome networking there. I hope it works after all this effort.
This guy is amazing BTW if you ever need anything. Like, the best customer service ever.
http://www.goodwearleather.com/pages/index.html

and the site if you ever need authentic vintage zippers :
http://www.mash-japan.co.jp/oversea/index.html


My friend says that he's the preeminent source in military leather - and has like a 3 year wait list to get one of his custom jackets.








this one (Aero's modern version of this original)

http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=76

Update - send them off to the guy and not only does he nail the zipper install(using thread from the 1940s and a machine from the 1940s (WTF!) , he also conditioned and doused the leather in treatment and sent me some update pics. In HD. Then says to use them when I sell it. the guy is a legitimate legend.







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Update - send them off to the guy and not only does he nail the zipper install(using thread from the 1940s and a machine from the 1940s (WTF!) , he also conditioned and doused the leather in treatment and sent me some update pics. In HD. Then says to use them when I sell it. the guy is a legitimate legend.


 

Absolutely stunning.

 

Any idea on what he used to treat the leather?

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^Wow! That's nuts.
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Absolutely stunning.

Any idea on what he used to treat the leather?

No idea. But I feel like I need some on my face.
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No idea. But I feel like I need some on my face.

All I saw was this comment when I clicked on "new posts." I was trying to guess what the previous comment was to which you were responding.

Gorgeous jacket and great work you're doing on Brian's auctions!
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Picked up these 6 ties at an outlet store today for $100. Eidos is linen 6 or 7 fold the plaid Drake's are cashmere. Something out of these and some more I plan to buy tomorrow are going to be used in the #ForBrian which I don't think I liked the initial post like I was supposed to Spoo but wanted to let you know I'll be participating in.
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Update - send them off to the guy and not only does he nail the zipper install(using thread from the 1940s and a machine from the 1940s (WTF!) , he also conditioned and doused the leather in treatment and sent me some update pics. In HD. Then says to use them when I sell it. the guy is a legitimate legend.
 
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Update - send them off to the guy and not only does he nail the zipper install(using thread from the 1940s and a machine from the 1940s (WTF!) , he also conditioned and doused the leather in treatment and sent me some update pics. In HD. Then says to use them when I sell it. the guy is a legitimate legend.







 

 

That is awesome!  So glad to hear this.

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my canon has the same problem. I have to push each page individually. I bought it a month ago.

There's a youtube video that explains how to fix this but I shouldn't have to take a screwdriver to a month old printer.

Mine has never been able to print more than two pages in a row without having to go through that like 5 minute recalibrating process..from day one. I bought the most expensive fucking one. I really fucking hate electronics.

 

Dude...I'm gonna make a \YouTube Vid of me dousing it in Lighter fluid and setting it on fire. I'm gonna title the video "CANON CORPORATION HAS PROVEN TIES TO ISIS! WATCH!

 

Then the summary will say "jk but fuck their printers"

 

EDIT: And this is not idle, I'm gonna do this as long as that summary clears me legally...if not then i'm totally joking about everything I just wrote

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No idea. But I feel like I need some on my face.

nod[1].gif yeah you do dontcha
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In the field with my friends Zegna, Arc'teryx, and Brioni
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