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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

 Wes explained the sacrifice he went to in saving for the ring, so I'm sure what he bought was, relatively speaking, quite large (although smaller than he would buy given his current earning power, eh Wes?).

 

Was not that big, really. I don't recall the carat size. I know it has 9 diamonds, one in the center and 4 smaller ones on each side around the band. 

 

Fortunately, my wife is all of 105 lbs soaking wet and a huge rock would be out of place on her slim fingers.

post #97892 of 124453
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Was not that big, really. I don't recall the carat size. I know it has 9 diamonds, one in the center and 4 smaller ones on each side around the band. 

 

Fortunately, my wife is all of 105 lbs soaking wet and a huge rock would be out of place on her slim fingers.

You meant rock, right? 

post #97893 of 124453
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

BRO! That's some good shit right there! He's known for designing glasses and chronographs and minimalists clothing. He's not too well known here (ex. Y.Y.) and his stuff doesn't go for too high on fleabay but I totes like his stuff. According to 38R, he's like the Paul Smith of Japanese fashion.

Paul Smith is the Paul Smith of Japanese fashion - he has more stores here than in the rest of the world put together! But seriously, the comparison is reasonable, with all it implies: yes, Takeo Kikuchi is a well-known designer, but he's never been anywhere near top-level, and most of the stuff sold with his name on it these days is overpriced mid-range mass-market stuff that follows trends but no longer creates them. In my view, not interesting.
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Not particularly brag worthy I suppose, but it's big enough to fit my school books and supplies in, so I can retire my old Jansport to bike-thrifting duty. We also sell similar bags at my work, so I know how crazy the markup on these are. N/A



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Some ebay gold N/A, Trafalgar ltd
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Hermes x2 N/A
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post #97895 of 124453
It should read "THE PAWS THAT REFRESHES"
post #97896 of 124453
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

 

For some reason, I got hungry and now craving for some steak.

:lol:

Thank goodness you didn't say tube steak

post #97897 of 124453
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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

Shout out to ocooney for some purple stuff. He hooked me up with some shirts at a great price, then threw in a bunch of extras.

Thanks!

Now, that's a hook up!

 

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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post


Paul Smith is the Paul Smith of Japanese fashion - he has more stores here than in the rest of the world put together! But seriously, the comparison is reasonable, with all it implies: yes, Takeo Kikuchi is a well-known designer, but he's never been anywhere near top-level, and most of the stuff sold with his name on it these days is overpriced mid-range mass-market stuff that follows trends but no longer creates them. In my view, not interesting.

Lolz, yeah, 38R did say they are a bit above Gap in terms of quality. But still pretty damn rare in the states. I would kop if I were to come up on some.

post #97898 of 124453
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

:D

 

I Keed, I Keed

 

 

I was still in restaurant management when I proposed to my wife. The hours were ultra long and the pay was a shit salary. I picked up a second job, overnight, stocking shelves in the local grocery store. They hours obviously were worse and the pay was definitely worse.

 

I did that for 5 months and saved every penny from the second job until I finally had enough to buy the ring. 

 

Then, I carried the ring around in my pocket for 2 or 3 weeks, waiting for the perfect movie moment to pop the question. It never came. One day she was washing dishes, in our kitchen, talking about how nice it would be to have a dishwasher.

 

I piped in and said "Hey I saved all the money from my night job!"

 

She smiled, thinking I was going to buy us a dishwasher.    

 

"But, I already spent it all" I said.

 

Boy, was she pissed! Visibly angry!  As she turned around to yell, or scream or throw a plate....who knows....her face melted into tears as she realized I was on one knee holding a diamond ring.

 

She said "Yes"

 

 

We were engaged for almost a year and a half, until we saved all the money for the event. We carried no debt after the big day.

 

On the one year anniversary of our engagement, I bought her that dishwasher. 

That's a great story.  My wife and I dated for four months before we got engaged and were married seven months after that.  You may assume that we knew each other for a long time before dating to be engaged/married so quickly but we were set up on a blind date by mutual friends.  I've been married to Mrs. deets almost six years and we had our first child in November.  When you know, you know.

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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

Shout out to ocooney for some purple stuff. He hooked me up with some shirts at a great price, then threw in a bunch of extras.

Thanks!
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...or that gallon jug beside the Sunny D

 

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post #97900 of 124453
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Without women to offer their opinion it is hard to say what is truly valued, but I would be very wary (and wouldn't propose to) a woman who looks at the size of diamond when you are kneeling down before joyously answering yes, but that is not to say that she doesn't value the size of that diamond. But size here is a relative thing - relative to your income and wealth. Just because she saw some hollywood starlet receive a 5 carat diamond doesnt mean the 1 carat you offer is too small. Wes explained the sacrifice he went to in saving for the ring, so I'm sure what he bought was, relatively speaking, quite large (although smaller than he would buy given his current earning power, eh Wes?).

Buy what you can afford, but not less than you can afford. You may view women who value the size of the ring as shallow and mercenary, but how do you appear to women if you do not want to make any sacrifice for this cultural symbol of love and devotion?

I was given the woman's (at least mine's) opinion on this a while ago; but like everything it is person specific... for my wife and many women, it is the thought that counts. It was not about the size of the diamond, but the cut and quality (showing that you care and that it was an important decision to you), a style fitting to hers (shows that you know her), and financially responsible (you didn't cheap out, but didn't spend outside your means).

As for your last statement, a friend of mine put it this way: it has to be more than your most expensive hobby (or toy) item. If you buy yourself a $2000 bicycle, but don't want to spend $1500 on a ring for her, you're doing it wrong.
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post


As for your last statement, a friend of mine put it this way: it has to be more than your most expensive hobby (or toy) item. If you buy yourself a $2000 bicycle, but don't want to spend $1500 on a ring for her, you're doing it wrong.

 

 

Heh... I had to laugh a bit at that. My wife rides a $9000+ bike and wears a $400 wedding ring. :hide:

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

Heh... I had to laugh a bit at that. My wife rides a $9000+ bike and wears a $400 wedding ring. :hide:


My girlfriend is insured for about 500k but her actual net worth is negative.

post #97903 of 124453
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


I have never, nor will I ever, post in the WAYWN threads... I've claimed my style variations as my own and don't really need people I don't know "overriding my veto of their opinions". I'm not an overly fashionable person, and have greater things in mind with how I dress than what people on the internet think of my style. But this is old news on this thread... Rule #1 of thrift thread fits is don't critique unless an opinion is asked.

Sorry dude, that's not a rule. That's silly. Why post if you don't care about feedback?
post #97904 of 124453
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


Sorry dude, that's not a rule. That's silly. Why post if you don't care about feedback?

 

 

It's a rule in the same way that every other rule mentioned here is a rule. I posted in part because I wanted to show off the shirt and the denim. The best feedback I got was about the belt, and I value that. I mostly posted the pic because I told Troika I would post on today. I'm glad that the people who post in this thread are not as harsh as people in other threads.

 

Hell, just yesterday I witness several people arguing over whether there was a place in the coffee industry for multiple roast levels. And it was brutal and personal. Here? Usually not so much. If I think an outfit looks fine, I'll wear it regardless of the opinions of the people here. Same for my general preference for medium roasted coffees...

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I did radio promotion back in the day on that purple stuff record. Big Moe had a big ass dent in the middle of his five head too
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