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IIRC correctly Hardie Amies was an English designer that rose to prominence during the 60s. There's a book about the history of 60s & 70s menswear in England - Day of the Peacock - that has a big about HR and others of that period.

Interesting! I'm going to check that book out, I'm sure it's a fun read. Lot of photos??
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What!!??? $500 a semester? That's insane. It was about $12k per for me and I think that was pretty cheap in comparison to others.
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What!!??? $500 a semester? That's insane. It was about $12k per for me and I think that was pretty cheap in comparison to others.

I know, crazy. Some universities are free. Students choose to finish their "Matura" and immediately begin working or go on to university. They can also choose a different route than the Matura and begin an apprenticeship with a company/store/shop or in a trade. There were actually student protests when they raised the fees a few years ago. Previously, there were no fees and students got upset. Of course, the remainder is paid by us (taxpayers), so it's all relevant. Everyone received the same deal (education paid by the state or you receive pay during your apprenticeship), so it all works out I suppose.

I hung this the other day and it was a thrift purchase for less than €10. Since there are some people that studied art on this forum, I thought I'd share. It's a signed original by Horst Rumstedt, a German artist. It's probably not worth a huge amount, but it's interesting. Will post another piece of art that I picked up in a bit.

AppleMark
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Here are a few pics of the Aloha Shirt I found today, taken with my real camera... If you can comment on the material of the buttons or the fabric, I'd appreciate it. I can't tell whether it's rayon or polyester.

 

 

 

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post #61325 of 115037
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Interesting! I'm going to check that book out, I'm sure it's a fun read. Lot of photos??
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Tons of photos - promotional materials, catalogue advertisements and even band photos - and lot's of social history too.

Can't say I like much of what was in it - too many butterfly collars and and edwardian frock coats for my liking! - but interesting nonetheless.
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Tons of photos - promotional materials, catalogue advertisements and even band photos - and lot's of social history too.

Can't say I like much of what was in it - too many butterfly collars and and edwardian frock coats for my liking! - but interesting nonetheless.

Cool! I'll check out amazon, ebay, etc. for a copy. In what year was it published?

You also inspired me to post a photo of a winter sport that is often played here, Eisstockschießen (anyone have the English on this one?). This one was set up near the city centre.




Here is another that I recently hung. It's our (famous) clocktower. It's the city's icon and part of the history behind it was that Napoleon's troops finally captured the city and the citizens paid a ransom to spare the clocktower. It's famous here and the park and café at the top is one of my favorite places in the city. I would guess that this dates from the 1930s, before the Anschluß in 1938. It's the original frame as well.

AppleMark
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The sport is called Curling.
post #61328 of 115037
Couple things from today:

Unlabeled reversible overcoat/car coat. Tagged 40, fits like a 38or 40S. Tweed on one side, cotton or cotton poly blend on the other.




Anyone know anything about this North face label?





ALSO
I am a childless dude in my late 20's. Kids misbehaving or generally just being in kids while in public doesn't bother me at all. Our job as members of society is to collectively create an environment that prepares generations behind us for life without us. THAT SAID, if you bring your kid to the thrift store, PLEASE do not lt them bang on the out of tune piano for 25 minutes.
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Always have wanted to try curling... Figure it's the one Olympic sport just about anyone has a chance at regardless of athletic ability.

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The sport is called Curling.

It's similar to curling, but a bit different. I managed to find a wikipedia article on it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisstockschiessen
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Ice stock sport (also known as Bavarian Curling) is a winter sport, somewhat similar to curling. In German, it is known as Eisstockschießen. Competitors slide ice stocks over an ice surface, aiming for a target, or to cover the longest distance. Ice stocks have a gliding surface, to which a stick (ca 30 cm) is attached. The sport, mostly practised in southern Germany, Austria and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, has been demonstrated at the Winter Olympic Games on two occasions. Although the sport is traditionally played on an ice surface, events are also held on tarmacs in summer.

I thought it was more widespread than that.
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ALSO
I am a childless dude in my late 20's. Kids misbehaving or generally just being in kids while in public doesn't bother me at all. Our job as members of society is to collectively create an environment that prepares generations behind us for life without us. THAT SAID, if you bring your kid to the thrift store, PLEASE do not lt them bang on the out of tune piano for 25 minutes.

I told off a kid for making a huge mess and then breaking a small vase (no one else saw it). I went to his mother and told her to keep an eye on her child, it's not a playground. She didn't understand a word of German, but I think she got the gist. I have few problems making sure other people maintain social rules. I saw a teenager throw a plastic bottle on the ground and before I could get to him, a woman came up and made him pick it and the other bottles on the ground and put them in the bin. I was thrilled.
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Wanted to give a shout out to brianpore for such a generous deal on a shirt.

It made my day when I finally mustered up the energy to pry open the package at a turtle pace. I've been feeling under the weather as of late with no energy to hardly move from the bed, damn flu got me good this year.

Snapped a quick pic to justify my rant, thanks again Brian!
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Sometimes I bring my 2 youngest with me (7 & 9) and they sit in the toy section or the ladies shoes. It never fails to produce an announcement about For the safety of everyone, please keep your children with you. Generally they're under control - if they aren't, we leave, but I have some real yard apes running wild.
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A big shout out to horse's_ass for putting up with my tardiness!
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The sport is called Curling.

For curling, come to Canada. We have a national championship called the Tournament of Hearts, that rotates around the country. I know someone who went a few years ago when it was in my city. She sat with a whole crowd of people from all around the country - they were like deadheads who followed the curling circuit.

And when the national teams (mens or womens) hits the finals in the Winter Olympic, look out! it's like the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl!
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Anyone know anything about this North face label?





ALSO
I am a childless dude in my late 20's. Kids misbehaving or generally just being in kids while in public doesn't bother me at all. Our job as members of society is to collectively create an environment that prepares generations behind us for life without us. THAT SAID, if you bring your kid to the thrift store, PLEASE do not lt them bang on the out of tune piano for 25 minutes.

 

 

 I want to say that it was a "ski/snowboard line" from the mid 90s. But I might be thinking of something else.

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Thrift fit with last minute advice request.  Which jacket?

 

 

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Brooks Bros navy blazer w/silver buttons

Eton spread collar red gingham shirt

Lands End navy cotton knit tie

Loro Piana Pants

Cheaney chukkas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Stuart brown w/light tan windowpane check SC

Eton spread collar red gingham shirt

Lands End navy cotton knit tie

Loro Piana Pants

Cheaney chukkas

 

 

 

I'm sure both of these violate all kinds of style rules, but I don't care...I wanted to wear something a bit more outrageous than I normally do, so I'll take even a "less terrible" suggestion.  The navy seems like the "safer" choice, but too boring.  BB SC thrifted, Paul Stuart SC purchased (Nataku), Eton traded (Mexicutioner), LP pants purchased (Vexco), Chukkas for an insane deal ($50) (Ocooney for the tip), Lands' End tie thrifted.

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