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post #46726 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Foxy what happened to selling all your stuff and leading a more minimalist lifestyle???

He's trying, I just don't have any money to buy it off him yet.

post #46727 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Foxy what happened to selling all your stuff and leading a more minimalist lifestyle???

My thought exactly. Getting off the hedonic treadmill, going travelling? Ringing any bells?
post #46728 of 54709
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


My thought exactly. Getting off the hedonic treadmill, going travelling? Ringing any bells?


Yeah going to do a trip between Uni semesters I went back last week no point going away now, rather focus 100% on uni. Get so much personal satisfaction from doing well at Uni.

post #46729 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post


Yeah going to do a trip between Uni semesters I went back last week no point going away now, rather focus 100% on uni. Get so much personal satisfaction from doing well at Uni.

Good to hear - but if you spend all of your money on shoes and ToJ jackets, you won't be able to afford to go overseas between semesters!
post #46730 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Good to hear - but if you spend all of your money on shoes and ToJ jackets, you won't be able to afford to go overseas between semesters!


Don't want to go OS between semesters. Gonna do a car trip somehwere with a friend. I believe I'll be doing Industry Based Learning(coffee runs all year for ~40k) next year, of which I'll use that money to save for an OS trip.

post #46731 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Okay, so after a long sleep and think, here's my thoughts on the ending of TD. Fxh, would you like me to put the rest of the series on a USB/DVD and mail it to you? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was quite disappointed now that I think about it. People are claiming that it was fantastic, that show was all about the relationship between Marty and Rust. I disagree, it really wasn't. The show dropped thousands of hints, for theories etc. It started to explore the mythology of the cult and who was in it, and who did what. The things they showed in Mart and Maggie's house, the way Audrey as a child had her toys set up. They needed to finish up exploring the Tuttle clan and who was involved, or cut that rubbish out and focus on the two detectives. I have no issue of them not catching Eddie Tuttle. One main question I didn't understand was why did Billy Lee care to protect Errol and Reggie.


Still, the greatest TV show I've ever seen.

Now, a bit of a Dilema. On the way from TOJ I have a Black Calf Minimalist Double Rider, Suiting Wool MA-1 and Black Lamb MA-1. I'm thinking about changing my Wool MA-1 too an A2, thoughts on this? Keeping in mind I already have my TOJ varsity.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Foxy i think your missing the point. IMHO I thought it was one of the most intelligent police procedurals ever. It was Marty and Rust journey from Darkness to Light. Rust stated such in the final moments when he mentioned the conflict between light and dark, and if you think about how often do the people at the head of a sick food chain ever get brought to justice? Ever see Chinatown?

The narrative both visual and spoken contained a hell of a lot of references amongst the stand outs Nietzsche, Baudrillard, The Golden Bough, the religious stuff wasn't Voodoo but a combo of Druidism and Celtic paganism. And all the other stuff you mentioned was part of the journey to their truth, which needed to be examined then discarded as it proved to go nowhere and from an audience perspective it certainly hooked people in.
post #46732 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

By the way, thoughts on this briefcase?
http://www.laportegna.com/collections/what-s-new/products/fat-carter-office-bag#.Ux0pwym9LCQ


I'm not a big fan of these types of soft cases - looks too manbag.
post #46733 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

Wow! A fitting end to a fantastic season. Wow!

 

By the way, thoughts on this briefcase?

http://www.laportegna.com/collections/what-s-new/products/fat-carter-office-bag#.Ux0pwym9LCQ

 

 

Looks good Gerry. I don't think it looks like a manbag, more like a fancy / classy laptop bag? I can understand where PoP is coming from.. also probably depends on what you are using it for. 

 

I really like this Epaulet one (mainly for the newspaper holder) but its even softer than the La Portegna in your photo http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/accessories/Bags

 

Lotuff and Frank Clegg also have similar styles in the same price range with sharper (more manly??) lines.

post #46734 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I'm not a big fan of these types of soft cases - looks too manbag.

What kind of case appeals to you then?
post #46735 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

What kind of case appeals to you then?

Apart from resembling a handbag I find softer cases like that tend to lose their shape fairly quickly unless you have them stuffed full all of the time.

But like charlie said it depends on what you are using it for. I prefer a larger carry-all for weekend trips, other gear. For daily use I like something with a bit of structure that can take hits on crowded buses, in overhead lockers etc. as well as stand on its own rather than slouch. I have a top frame case for laptop, books, documents, everyday detritis. A stiffer bridle leather bag would also be a good option for me. You may have different requirements of course, and it's just my personal opinion on the aesthetics.
post #46736 of 54709
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post
 

 

Looks good Gerry. I don't think it looks like a manbag, more like a fancy / classy laptop bag? I can understand where PoP is coming from.. also probably depends on what you are using it for. 

 

I really like this Epaulet one (mainly for the newspaper holder) but its even softer than the La Portegna in your photo http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/accessories/Bags

 

Lotuff and Frank Clegg also have similar styles in the same price range with sharper (more manly??) lines.

 

Thanks for that - it's meant to be a more refined replacement for my Filson 256. Not an urgent requirement but more a 'nice to have'.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Apart from resembling a handbag I find softer cases like that tend to lose their shape fairly quickly unless you have them stuffed full all of the time.

But like charlie said it depends on what you are using it for. I prefer a larger carry-all for weekend trips, other gear. For daily use I like something with a bit of structure that can take hits on crowded buses, in overhead lockers etc. as well as stand on its own rather than slouch. I have a top frame case for laptop, books, documents, everyday detritis. A stiffer bridle leather bag would also be a good option for me. You may have different requirements of course, and it's just my personal opinion on the aesthetics.

 

Hi PoP, I completely understand. I know our needs may differ and it's your opinion on aesthetics but I think you have pretty good taste and was curious as to what your preference was. The Filson I have suits me well but I wanted to see what other all-leather options were available. I'm not a fan of stiff briefcases - I'm after something like this:

 

 

 

http://www.glaserdesigns.com/Pages/Briefcases/DayBags/DayBagIntro.html 

post #46737 of 54709
I realise that it's all subjective, but for some reason I find the Glaser Designs bag posted above to more of an "old man" or "man bag" design than the other bags that have been posted.

The Epaulet one and the La Portegna one both look more classic and stylish than the Glaser Designs one.
post #46738 of 54709
That's a nice bag Ger. Looks a bit stiffer than the first one, also quite practical with the pockets under the handles.

It still looks like an expensive dillybag though :P
post #46739 of 54709

FWIW I like the Frank Clegg briefcases - https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/index.php/product/view/Zip_Top_Tote_Single_Bound

 

 

Pretty subjective... Really depends on your habits/needs/taste. For me the Clegg would be perfect I carry my laptop, tablet and a folio maybe some bulldog clipped docs. I think it's a pretty simple classic style as well and lots of colours to choose from.

post #46740 of 54709

Swaine Adeney Brigg's are absolutely stunning, but oh so expensive.

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