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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post
 

I tend to take care of my shit more than the next guy; I keep my 'dress' shoes here at work in a locked cabinet. When people see me walk in in sneakers then change into my Aldens they find it soo bizarre. Anyone else do this? Wear alternate footwear into the office place then change into the goods? 


lots of women wear different shoes to commute. so does mr. rogers.

post #39947 of 51163
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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post

I tend to take care of my shit more than the next guy; I keep my 'dress' shoes here at work in a locked cabinet. When people see me walk in in sneakers then change into my Aldens they find it soo bizarre. Anyone else do this? Wear alternate footwear into the office place then change into the goods? 
A number of people do it here, I never really get it, if I'm wearing a nice suit, or jacket and trousers, I don't really want to ruin the look by wearing trainers for the 20 minutes I'm walking through the city. I have quite a few pairs of dress shoes, I look after them (regular shoe cream, use shoe trees, don't wear 2 days in a row) and they still look great.

If it's snowing I'll put boots on and change into shoes at work, but that's about it. As said, loads of women do it, but that's as much a comfort thing about walking any distance in heels as much as looking after the shoes according to a colleague.
post #39948 of 51163
In vegas for the weekend and have 2 questions:
1) Public transportation : does it exist and is it worth it?
2) what is the best buffet?
post #39949 of 51163
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Originally Posted by winny94 View Post

In vegas for the weekend and have 2 questions:
1) Public transportation : does it exist and is it worth it?
2) what is the best buffet?

 

Just got back myself.  We only took cabs and the hotel shuttle this time but there is a bus that goes from the strip to downtown, I think $2.  Also, if you are on the strip you can buy a 3 day pass for $30 for the monorail which runs up along one side of the strip, 

As for buffets, well, lots of opinions I am sure.  We decided that in the future, we would skip lunch or dinner buffets altogether and stick to the high level breakfast buffets like the Wynn, which we enjoyed and I had more than my share of Smoked salmon ($25 per person.)  We tried dinner at buffets at Bellagio and Ceasars and thought they were both okay but pretty expensive (everything on the strip is expensive!) for what we got.  Weekends should have a special seafood buffet at Rio.  We thought that the buffets at Aria and Cosmopolitan looked promising and I am sure the Wynn dinner buffet is better than most.

Even with the expensive restaurants on the strip, I felt that $55 per person at Ceasars for the buffet was overpriced.  You can get all you can eat shrimp and crab legs but the truth is, the quality is not great for that price.  I think you can eat better (if not as glutinous,) for about the same price.

Have a great time and try to see a Cirque if you can, we saw KA and thought it was amazing.

post #39950 of 51163
The journey be long,
the thrifts be few...

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(Apologies in advance for the shite pictures.)

Some rather swish Hackett distressed chinos. Cool details. Available.


Good day for ties. Thomas Pink and YSL (is this the YSL I am looking for?! Brazilian silk wtf?!!) Both available.



Turnbull and Asser
Vintage Hardy Amies (Made in England)
Both NA (mine)


NWOT Oliver Spencer Dark green heavy twill trousers. Unhemmed. Made in England. Available


Boggi dark grey FF flannel wool trousers. Made in Italy. Available.


Brooks Brothers summery micro check SS shirt. Made in USA. Available.


Also found some Church's black oxfords complete with original shoe trees. Should clean up nicely. Shoes are available but trees I'm gonna keep.

As you were fellas.
post #39951 of 51163
I'm clueless with sneakers...these seemed trashed to me, so I left them. Was that a mistake? I have no idea on which ones they even are, tag on the inside said "Air Jordan Collection," I believe.

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I'm clueless with sneakers...these seemed trashed to me, so I left them. Was that a mistake? I have no idea on which ones they even are, tag on the inside said "Air Jordan Collection," I believe.


They are Jordan X red/silver. I'm unsure if they're retros, but they aren't something to lose sleep over; there are some on eBay for ~$80.

Now if you had found Space Jams...
post #39953 of 51163
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Originally Posted by winny94 View Post

In vegas for the weekend and have 2 questions:
1) Public transportation : does it exist and is it worth it?
2) what is the best buffet?

 

1) It exists and I have taken it - saved a bunch on cabs, but if you're going a short distance might be better served hailing a cab.  I've taken the SDX between the airport and downtown (I always stay downtown) - otherwise cab fare is like $50, or shuttles take forever because they stop at every hotel on the strip first before hitting downtown.  Depends on where you are staying, where you are going, how much time you have and how much you want to spend on transit.  The Deuce can be fun, but usually super-packed on weekend nights.  There are a few (separate, but free) trams that serve groups of hotel-casinos on the strip.  Link.  The big monorail on the other side of the strip costs $12/day last time I rode it; multi-day passes available.

 

2) Not a buffet guy myself, but the one at the Flamingo was just meh - don't recommend it.

post #39954 of 51163
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I'm clueless with sneakers...these seemed trashed to me, so I left them. Was that a mistake? I have no idea on which ones they even are, tag on the inside said "Air Jordan Collection," I believe.
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Unless you got for $8 or less, I would have left them also.

post #39955 of 51163
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Originally Posted by Renphie View Post

They are Jordan X red/silver. I'm unsure if they're retros, but they aren't something to lose sleep over; there are some on eBay for ~$80.

Now if you had found Space Jams...

Wow, thanks for the quick help! Only the second pair I've ever noticed. I really need to step up my game. I can't half-as soon something like that with the level of seriousness that collectors have.

Appreciate the quick info and welcome to the forum!
post #39956 of 51163
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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post

Unless you got for $8 or less, I would have left them also.

I think they were around €5 or so, but there was some foam visible inside from some sort of tear. Previous owner liked them and wore them. Thanks for your help!
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My little dog wouldn't stop barking, so I looked out in the backyard to check on him.  If anybody needs some American alligator skin (Florida fresh, yum!) for a new exotic belt, perhaps I can hook you up.  (That's the fence I put up to keep the nutty little dog from getting too close to the water)  @SpooPoker @330CK

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Originally Posted by Pierson v Post View Post
 

My little dog wouldn't stop barking, so I looked out in the backyard to check on him.  If anybody needs some American alligator skin (Florida fresh, yum!) for a new exotic belt, perhaps I can hook you up.  (That's the fence I put up to keep the nutty little dog from getting too close to the water)  @SpooPoker @330CK

It's shocking how many people seem blown away that people enjoy living in MN because it gets 5 degrees colder than other cities. But then you see a picture of a straight up bloodthirsty dinosaur 20 feet from someone's back door in an area that people retire to because the weather is pleasant. 

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Lately I've been leaving more AE than I've been picking up. First time seeing current AE in a thrift. Delray in Chili. 9.5. Available.



post #39960 of 51163
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

It's shocking how many people seem blown away that people enjoy living in MN because it gets 5 degrees colder than other cities. But then you see a picture of a straight up bloodthirsty dinosaur 20 feet from someone's back door in an area that people retire to because the weather is pleasant. 



I mean the dino's retired there too so...

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