Originally Posted by HansderHund
That sounds like a disaster...for my wife. She goes along with it like a champ, but meekly asked if "we" could spend less time at thrift stores this time. We agreed on a compromise that I'd drive her somewhere more interesting.
Either way, I remember you came back with some stuff but said that you'd expected "the land of milk and honey." The same is true here. I hit half of my stores today and saved the other half for tomorrow and I used public transportation. Insane.
We're doing part of the trip with my parents (their 40th wedding anniversary
) and then taking a car for a trip, possibly up the coast. I've always wanted to drive through one of the trees in Redwood Forrest. Not sure exactly where we'll start/end it, but I brought home a ton of stuff last time, so I'm excited to make a go of it again.
Oh yeah, my wife hated it. She brought her book to read in the car. There are tons of cool "wife-approved" places around there, though so you may have jumped that hurdle.
Yup, very true. The fact that I went out there expecting Attolini and Kiton to fall from the sky really didn't help. The fact that they did indeed fall from the sky a month earlier didn't help either!
Honestly though, sounds like you're going to have a great trip. My wife and her mother did a drive up the west coast once and loved it. I've heard the redwood forests are stunning in person. San Francisco is a goldmine, like LA (or so I've heard). Pejsek (the DM7 of the threads early days) lived there and seemed to pull out Kiton, Savile Row bespoke and Hermes cashmere every week.
Haha, oh I've done this a lot. Most of the time I have a granola bar in the morning and don't eat until I get home.
When in a place of so many stores and so little time, your mind doesn't even think about food. On our second day, my wife knew what was ahead of her and packed herself a lunch and a snack to eat in the car.
Originally Posted by MZhammer
Looks like $185 retail... Not sure if I can rock but for $2 it's worth a try
Can't go wrong for that price!
Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings
RLPL ancient madder squares, $20 at Marshalls. Available at cost to regulars.
Very nice gesture. Major props and very cool squares!