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post #103441 of 110316
Aaah, I can kind of see them on the very bottom. Those don't look familiar to me. Japanese and Chineese do share some characters but I can tell the main characters are Japanese. Wish I could still read it. I can speak and understand some, but not as well as I used to.
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Aaah, I can kind of see them on the very bottom. Those don't look familiar to me. Japanese and Chineese do share some characters but I can tell the main characters are Japanese. Wish I could still read it. I can speak and understand some, but not as well as I used to.

 

Did you learn for school or live there? Or both?

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^ Such a great assortment of ties, but that one Bachrach was like crazy.gif in the middle
Haha thanks, Spoo. You know, it was such a crazy/springy pattern that for 50 cents I figured I'd try my hand!
post #103444 of 110316
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Did you learn for school or live there? Or both?

Both. My mother is Japanese so I grew up learning the language. Summer vacation after 1st grade we spent 2 months visiting my family in Tokyo. Japanese schools run almost year round so school was still in session while I was there so my mother enrolled me in a first grade class at the same elementary school that she attended as she thought it would be a great experience for me. Looking back, I didn't hate it as much as one would think (going to school on my summer vacation). It was a indeed a great experience and I made some great friends and priceless memories. My wife and I visited that school while we were visiting a couple years ago. Funny how little things have changed, even since my mother went there.
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So I've been told the measurements make these an 8.5B and I just took my suede eraser to them. They are beautiful, and I wish so bad they were 9's but alas they won't work. Putting here then on B&S if no one takes them then they go to that other place. I'd prefer to give them to someone who will appreciate them on here though, so let me know if you want them. 

AE Berkshires:

 

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Some recent finds - nothing too outrageous as it has been pretty dry here lately:

 

 

 

Shell AE MacNeils - 14D and unfortunately way too big for me

 

 

 

Belvest Grey suit in a nice pattern…but

 

AppleMark

 

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Noticed pants split at the seams when I got it home 
 

 

Ferragamo Wool/Cashmere Blend

 

AppleMark

 

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Oxxford blue hopsack blazer

 

AppleMark

 

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Really cool (IMO) green vintage Brooks Brothers 1/2 lined, 3 roll 2 blazer - this thing feels like it was just made.  Small stain on the sleeve but otherwise it's MINT

 

AppleMark

 

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AppleMark
 

 

 

Brooks Brothers Wool / Cashmere blend tweedy sport coat

 

 

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AppleMark
 
 

 

 

Masatomo Suit - from what I can tell this is a thing.  Weird touches all over: satin lapel piping, split non-button cuffs, zip pockets everywhere, etc.

 

 

 

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Not sure how awesome this is but figured I should pick up anything that says Vicuna on it no matter how small the %.  Definitely fully bespoke suit w/ crazy handwork everywhere.

 

AppleMark

 

 

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Paul Smith Jeans denim jacket

 

AppleMark

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Some recent finds - nothing too outrageous as it has been pretty dry here lately:

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Noticed pants split at the seams when I got it home 
 
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Brooks Brothers Wool / Cashmere blend tweedy sport coat

 

 

 

 

Those pants should be able to be fixed, since they are on the seam.

 

And that BB is fuckign tits.  LOVE IT

post #103448 of 110316
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Beautiful printed small scarf / x-large PS. (22")

The most I could figure out is it's Chinese, and it's 100% cotton.

Any help on the rest? 



As noted, it's in Japanese and made in Japan (says so on the bottom, in the middle). From the description/explanation, it's a 'furoshiki' rather than a scarf. A furoshiki is a piece of cloth traditionally used for wrapping and carrying items. They're really quite useful (can accommodate a variety of sizes and fold up rather small) and come in beautiful colors and designs. Needless to say, there's a ton of stuff on the internets on how to tie them up. The basics are fun, but the advanced techniques (for specific items such as for flowers or eggs) are totally cool. Use it in good health.
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Just got this 120-600mm lens. $5. Pristine.


 

 

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What brand though? And what lens mount. Just looked it up... Vivitar. And one that flips at a decent rate. Nicely done. Most vivitar lenses should more or less be avoided unless mint/part of there "Series 1" line.

 

 

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Vivitar. Minolta.

 

 

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Minolta... That'll be an interesting mount to try selling. I'll have to watch and see how ya do.

 

Took me 6 months to get it listed, but here you go.....

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=301156102550

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Semi-relevant Sunday Morning Derail Time..

I am soon in the market for new (used) wheels. I am looking at crossover type vehicles. This will be used solely for business (as is my current vehicle - Nissan Altima) and needs to meet a few requirements without breaking the bank for me to consider it.
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1. Fuel Economy, hey I'm thrifty. I love the look and feel of the Mazda CX-9, but a sad 18 MPG is a deal breaker. Looking for something in the mid 20 MPG (city) range. Otherwise I may as well just drive my Silverado around.
2. Interior Capacity, not talking passengers obviously, stow and go seats with maximum hauling space without looking like a minivan.
3. Driver Comfort, I'm on the road for long hours, so this includes visibility, layout, ease of getting in and out, etc
4. Would prefer onboard navigation and handsfree phone linking, but of course this stuff is all available aftermarket.  


So what are you other thrifty SUV drivers sporting these days?

PS, I will not drive a Ford, so Ford drivers need not respond. lol
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We just picked this up a few weeks ago. Fuel economy could be better and cargo capacity isn't best-in-class but it works. Back seat has a lot of room and when the back seats are down there is a pretty good amount of cargo space. Performance and fit/finish of the interior is what blows me away. Two-tone brown/black leather with quilted seats. Ebony wood trim. Keeping my "thrifted" '01 Grand Marquis as well.

We did a lot of research and test-driving. When it came down to it we loved my wife's old FX so we just went with what was working for us and traded her old one in on a CPO'd one.

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How important is performance? We test drove a lot of similar crossovers in it's class and their biggest engine options (most were V6) felt kind of sluggish. Audi Q5 3.2, Lexus RX, etc. BMW X1 and X3 were the exceptions with the 35i trim level but we didn't want to deal with the maintenance when the warranty ran out.

The Honda Crosstour was a major contender as well but rear visibility was the deal-breaker. It's awful. We loved everything else about it. You can pick up a loaded '13 model for about $28k.

I'll echo some of the others and recommend the Subaru Forester. The Toyota Venza was our other choice, Good cargo space, good gas mileage for the V6 and really comfortable seats. The JBL sound system was a plus, too. My mother had a Mazda 5. Pretty close to a mini-van but it was comfortable, great gas mileage, peppy engine and the cargo room was amazing. That would have made a killer thrift-mobile.

Cdgreg made a good point with the sportwagons. The Volvo XC70 is an amazing vehicle.

XC70 is an awesome all around vehicle. Not going to meet your MPG requirement though. Ford also did own Volvo for a while... :dozingoff:

 

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Someone here said they don't bother with Ike Behar ties but I'd have to disagree

 

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Might not be stellar compared to some of you but for a couple bucks each, it was a good return on investment.

+1 Nice ones are always worth picking up under $5 IMO. They always seem to sell well.

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Those are nice, I found the yoda ones: HERE

 

 

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Highlights of the last few weeks, sorry I haven't been posting my hauls.

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I'll keep 'em spoilered to not piss off the mobile phone viewers, but these are my fave.  Great photography BTW!

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Those are nice, I found the yoda ones: HERE


I'll keep 'em spoilered to not piss off the mobile phone viewers, but these are my fave.  Great photography BTW!

Thanks man!
post #103453 of 110316
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Those are nice, I found the yoda ones: HERE


Hah! Cool. Those yoda ones are bizarreeee!!! They look like the bastard child of a boat shoe and mid top sneaker!

 

And yeah, I can't wait to wear them with shorts and jeans as the weather gets nicer. I was going to buy a pair of white vans, but might eschew that now.

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 Ford also did own Volvo for a while... :dozingoff:

And Chrysler did own Mercedes...

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I lost my place trying to catch up on everything so I won't quote it, @GMMcL: Nice find on that Austrian piece! I don't know the brand, though I don't know many of them. A lot of them are smaller labels and often made in Austria (usually Tyrol or Salzburg). It's pretty pricey stuff when it's new. The shop in unfamiliar to me, not even sure it still exists, but the area is rather famous for a palace. It can be worn with Lederhosen or you will find the same style in a suit. The pants often have a tuxedo stripe in loden green.
Thanks. Headed back to that store today and will look with that in mind.
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Anywhere near Williamsville?

Hey, this amazing Oxxford Clothes shirt came in that was a PSA from a member here.  It was listed as a large, but it's actually a medium, fricking fantastic shirt though, wish it fit. Is oxblood finery a member here??  Paging oxblood finery??
That shirt is spectacular. Do want.
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Gentlemen, I've found out I will be getting a new job which will require many more suits than I currently have. They'll also need to be warm weather suits.

Anyone who is willing to part with suits in size 54(EU) R/L let me know!

PM incoming.


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I hope at least a few of you caught the absurd deals on our ebay accounts this weekend. Stuff got categorically stolen.
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