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post #53026 of 113066
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post


Wow! I can definitely see the shipping cost being that high; it has to weigh 25 lbs easily. I hope you never have to have a warranty repair! If your wife's cookies are anything like her cheese spread, the mixer was a smart investment. I hope your pants stretch...haha.

Yeah, it was ridiculous! My wife had been pining for one for so long that I thought I'd just do it on vacation because you don't think about money on holiday. The postman wouldn't even deliver it here, I had to pick it up at the post. biggrin.gif

Christmas cookies are traditional and you are supposed to make a variety of them. My wife and her mother sincerely compete, and I'm not talking about in a joking way, they are actually jealous when the other receives compliments on their cookies. It's insane and she's starting next weekend. We have HUNDREDS of cookies throughout December and you won't here me complain once. It's also traditional to serve them at weddings and at ours, we easily had 3,000+ cookies for the guests. Here is an example of what I mean:






I had my third request to get some pictures up from my city. I am going to get some decent pictures of our thrift stores and how small they are and how limited selection can be. I'll also get a few pictures from my favorite shops in the city center. For now, I have a few pictures of my area. If you are only in it for thrift finds, go ahead and skip the spoiler. smile.gif I'll post some more when I get a chance to go through all of my pictures.
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Last year's Christmas market




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post #53027 of 113066
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Good morning SF. Got this 2 day's a ago, loosing sleep over posting it.peepwall[1].gif Still a little shy.

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post #53028 of 113066
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Originally Posted by almosthandsome View Post

Batwings, I believe.

At 44.whatever inches? No way that's a bowtie of any variety. I'd go with cravats- probably the more formal variety worn outside the shirt, often with a pin. A la this:

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Or this:
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Or this:
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Good luck selling them, you're gonna need it. You might have a market in Japanese/Korean hipsters, but other than that...
post #53029 of 113066
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

At 44.whatever inches? No way that's a bowtie of any variety. I'd go with cravats- probably the more formal variety worn outside the shirt, often with a pin. A la this:
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Good luck selling them, you're gonna need it. You might have a market in Japanese/Korean hipsters, but other than that...

I actually own about 5 or 6 slipknot cravats shog[1].gif. I wear them rarely, but in some situations it's not much different than a scarf. Okay, I'm justifying their use, but they're still interesting and you see them on wealthy older men here.
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Found a nice looking dress shirt with tiny blue and white checks and a label I've never seen:

 

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A search didn't turn up much. Anyone familiar with Gruppo Damiani?

post #53031 of 113066
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Christmas cookies are traditional and you are supposed to make a variety of them. My wife and her mother sincerely compete, and I'm not talking about in a joking way, they are actually jealous when the other receives compliments on their cookies. It's insane and she's starting next weekend. We have HUNDREDS of cookies throughout December and you won't here me complain once.

That sounds like too many cookies for one man. You can't continue to post such dapper fits if you eat all those. If only there were people who were willing to help you by taking them off your hands peepwall[1].gif
post #53032 of 113066
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Yeah, it was ridiculous! My wife had been pining for one for so long that I thought I'd just do it on vacation because you don't think about money on holiday. The postman wouldn't even deliver it here, I had to pick it up at the post. biggrin.gif
Christmas cookies are traditional and you are supposed to make a variety of them. My wife and her mother sincerely compete, and I'm not talking about in a joking way, they are actually jealous when the other receives compliments on their cookies. It's insane and she's starting next weekend. We have HUNDREDS of cookies throughout December and you won't here me complain once. It's also traditional to serve them at weddings and at ours, we easily had 3,000+ cookies for the guests. Here is an example of what I mean:

Awesome pictures of where you live. Being a Floridan my whole life, seeing mountains and hills are incredible to me. Only thing we have going is water...everywhere.

 

Those cookies look awesome. My GF's sister is a professional baker (shamless plug for where she works... http://www.wetakethecake.com/). The stuff she "throws" together blows me away every time.

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I actually own about 5 or 6 slipknot cravats shog[1].gif. I wear them rarely, but in some situations it's not much different than a scarf. Okay, I'm justifying their use, but they're still interesting and you see them on wealthy older men here.

I'm digging that look. I think he may have just found a buyer...
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

That sounds like too many cookies for one man. You can't continue to post such dapper fits if you eat all those. If only there were people who were willing to help you by taking them off your hands peepwall[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Awesome pictures of where you live. Being a Floridan my whole life, seeing mountains and hills are incredible to me. Only thing we have going is water...everywhere.

Those cookies look awesome. My GF's sister is a professional baker (shamless plug for where she works... http://www.wetakethecake.com/). The stuff she "throws" together blows me away every time.

I'll see how many are made this year and might try to include some to my secret santa. I have everyone's address, so if my wife is ambitious and up for making a lot of cookies, I'll try to get some sent out to a few people.

I'm looking at her site now...I've ordered cookies to have sent to people in the US and I was ordering through a baker that I found on Amazon. I think she was in Boston, but it was always a pain to use my credit card as her site designer only allowed US and German (wtf?) billing addresses. Anyway, I may just order from her around Christmas!

I opened a bottle of wine a couple of hours ago and wandered in to find these on the table. She made them while I was doing some eBay photos. Apparently, it's a boring Saturday night in our household. smile.gif



It must be amazing to live in Florida. I can't imagine having access to the ocean at any given time. I would love to live in balmy weather and surrounded by palm trees. i guess the grass is always green, right? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I'm digging that look. I think he may have just found a buyer...

The ridiculous part of this is that my first thought was "hit PM!" I caught myself when I realized that I own some that I've never worn. My wife rolls her eyes when she sees me attempting to tie one. She doesn't like walking next to me when I wear such a thing.
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Did I make a $40 mistake?

 

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Gucci, Genuine Crocodile, the leather shows some wear but it isn't dry and there are no cracks

 

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It says Vett on the buckle as well, I have no clue what that means

 

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post #53037 of 113066
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


I'll see how many are made this year and might try to include some to my secret santa. I have everyone's address, so if my wife is ambitious and up for making a lot of cookies, I'll try to get some sent out to a few people.
I'm looking at her site now...I've ordered cookies to have sent to people in the US and I was ordering through a baker that I found on Amazon. I think she was in Boston, but it was always a pain to use my credit card as her site designer only allowed US and German (wtf?) billing addresses. Anyway, I may just order from her around Christmas!
I opened a bottle of wine a couple of hours ago and wandered in to find these on the table. She made them while I was doing some eBay photos. Apparently, it's a boring Saturday night in our household. smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 



It must be amazing to live in Florida. I can't imagine having access to the ocean at any given time. I would love to live in balmy weather and surrounded by palm trees. i guess the grass is always green, right? biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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post #53038 of 113066
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

wierdest thing ever, it is tweed and buttons up and has a collar like a shirt but a breast pocket like a sportcoat

and has vents it is a medium I can proxy if anyone wants?

It's usually referred to as a "Shirt Jacket" or a "Jacket Shirt". Faconnable (the brand in your pic) and Zegna were pushing these a few years ago and still make them (I think). I read an interview with E. Zegna about 8 or so years ago where he thought these were -the- next big thing and went bonkers over them. Alas, they didn't quite take off the way he expected. Actually, deconstructed jackets have probably filled their niche better in the interim.

Anyhow, I've still got a few and like 'em. Although I painstakingly picked mine - they're just the right material to be a shirt-jacket in between - but I've seen others that are just hideous. One of mine in particular, coincidentally by Faconnable, is made of the some of the best wool/cashmere I've felt on any of their products (even some high end one-off samples), lucky me I got it on steeper -than-steep discount; it's a gem!

If this one is really tweed like, I'd think somebody could put it to good use. I'd be tempted but I'm in FL without enough other nice cold weather stuff that I don't get to wear already...

edit: I'll add that the large blue label and cursive script is the label of Faconnable's better-than-average to very-good stuff.
post #53039 of 113066
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post
It must be amazing to live in Florida. I can't imagine having access to the ocean at any given time. I would love to live in balmy weather and surrounded by palm trees. i guess the grass is always green, right? biggrin.gif

Boring day in your house, indeed.worship.gif

 

I personally find the online prices to be extremely over priced for their items, but I can definitely vouch for the quality. Apparently when you get on Oprah once, you get to double everything.

 

I love Florida and wouldn't trade it for the world, but it does have it's limitations. I try to cope by playing hockey. It's the only chance I get to ever wear a sweater.

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Guys, Ive been MIA from the conversation because Ive been busy as shit, but good finds and good reads to you all! Handserhund, I want cookies! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Nice haul, Greek!

Saw this from across the store and was sure it was Versace:




Got closer and...
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I think it's real, thoughts?

Real, nice!

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Originally Posted by tben View Post

Did I make a $40 mistake?

You did, sorry bro.

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Originally Posted by razl View Post

It's usually referred to as a "Shirt Jacket" or a "Jacket Shirt".

I prefer "shacket".
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