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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post

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Texas is not the South.
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States
The United States Census Bureau Cardinal directions disagrees with you.
FTFY.

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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post

Pfft. Texas is Texas. It is its own kind of weird.
I prefer the BBQ meat method of determination. If the BBQ meat of choice is something other than pork, it's not the South.
I feel a major, heated digression coming on, so I will just say: In before we start talking about guns again.
(And I side with Austin's decision to secede from the secessioninst Texan Republic)


Anywho, met up with HMMurdock today. Great guy. And I have him to thank for some nice finds. I will try to get some better shots later tonight, but a couple of items are indisposed at the cleaners/cobblers, so it would be an incomplete catalog anyway. In addition to the aforepictured kitten (again, POP!), I also found a pair of AE Park Aves in great shape, a pair of Florsheim longwings in tobacco that will look awesome once cleaned up, 3 Battistoni shirts (but put 2 back due to damage), 1 trafalgar belt, 1 nice coach belt, and this:
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Pretty sure it's the real deal. Edges were very, very well hand-rolled and the material/mrf tags said all the right things. It's ENORMOUS. But what gets me is how DEAD STRAIGHT the hand rolled edges are. If anyone has ever tried to hand roll a pocket square and keep the edges straight, you know how hard that is. Stupid crappy blackberry camera! (Click to show)
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post #63737 of 114370
South vs. North in the US is determined by history as much as geography. It all goes back to the US Civil war and the slavery issue.

Look at this map:

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The states in red were the states that seceded from the US in the Civil War. The light blue ones (Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland) were states where slavery was legal before the war (like the rest of the southern states) but they didn't secede from the Union (like the northern states).

Texas is a bit of a unique case because it was a Confederate state, but culturally has as much influence from Mexico and the western US as it does from the rest of the South. That's why people like Dewi say "Texas is not the South." It depends who you ask and what they mean.

Anything west of Texas isn't considered "The South" regardless of latitude, because 1) they were territories, not states, and 2) there was no slavery there.
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well opinions are like assholes....everyone has one, and most stink! Lets gt to talking about clothes! or waffle house....
post #63739 of 114370
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Can anyone verify this? Everything else looks right to me, but I've never seen one with the back so sloppy. Was it repaired or is it fake? Loop is present.

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Looks real....but my vote is for very poorly repaired.


I've always considered eating at Waflle House as a good test to make sure my immune system is working properly.....or see Kid Rock get into a brawl.
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That dude's got a world of hurt coming his way. Not only did he picture Spoo, he also got a picture of Spoo's kid (well, her foot anyway).
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Don't think I ever posted this - my fiance found it at a goodwill in NYC. Fits great, no alternations needed.



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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

Some might differ....

 

 

There is also this....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States

 

 

 

By that map you'd classify Florida and Nevada as the South, and that's just a travesty. 

post #63744 of 114370

Thrift fit from today

 

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BB Italy SC from 330ck

Pringle cashmere v-neck from horses_ass

RLPL madder paisley tie from GMMcl

CT shirt from Henry Boogers

Kiton cords from Mercuryman76

Alden #8 shell boots

 

I hit like 8-9 places over the long weekend and only ended up with a couple things... Really dry here. Hoping things pick up soon. 

post #63745 of 114370
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

By that map you'd classify Florida and Nevada as the South, and that's just a travesty

But is it?
post #63746 of 114370
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

Looks real....but my vote is for very poorly repaired.
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Looks right to me. I like it a lot.

Just found an Hermes myself 30 minutes ago. One of the more restrained patterns I've come across. Needs to be retipped, though I may just wear it as is.




Thanks for the help, guys! I thought the same, that it must have frayed at an edge and was repaired.

Chet, that's definitely a restrained pattern, very nice. I bought mine from a flipper on the cheap. I have two others, but one was gratis as it has a giant stain in the middle. Not sure what I should do about that.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post




Anywho, met up with HMMurdock today. Great guy. And I have him to thank for some nice finds. I will try to get some better shots later tonight, but a couple of items are indisposed at the cleaners/cobblers, so it would be an incomplete catalog anyway. In addition to the aforepictured kitten (again, POP!), I also found a pair of AE Park Aves in great shape, a pair of Florsheim longwings in tobacco that will look awesome once cleaned up, 3 Battistoni shirts (but put 2 back due to damage), 1 trafalgar belt, 1 nice coach belt, and this:
photo IMG-20130220-00094jpg_zps885770da.jpg

Pretty sure it's the real deal. Edges were very, very well hand-rolled and the material/mrf tags said all the right things. It's ENORMOUS. But what gets me is how DEAD STRAIGHT the hand rolled edges are. If anyone has ever tried to hand roll a pocket square and keep the edges straight, you know how hard that is. Stupid crappy blackberry camera! (Click to show)
photo Brookfield-20130220-00095jpg_zpse26a48b6.jpg

Wow, nice find! Not to many Hermés scarves make an appearance on this thread!
post #63747 of 114370
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


But is it?

Yes. Very much so. Texas is much more Southern than Florida, and Nevada has no relation whatsoever. Northern Florida is somewhat Southern (because it's full of people who were pushed out of Georgia) but southern Florida bears no cultural resemblance to the South (or anywhere else in the US for that matter). 

post #63748 of 114370
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


That dude's got a world of hurt coming his way. Not only did he picture Spoo, he also got a picture of Spoo's kid (well, her foot anyway).

1) drool.gif OMG I WANT!!!

2) Pretty sure its long time respected forum member. I'm sure he asked Spoo....if he didn't shame on him.

post #63749 of 114370
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Wow, nice find! Not to many Hermés scarves make an appearance on this thread!

 

+1 I think he just picked up a huge bag of money

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

+1 I think he just picked up a huge bag of money

Money with hand-rolled edges biggrin.gif
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