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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Also, in case you missed it in the meet-up thread, here's me and Murl:

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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    I want to know if anyone has ever worn a tuxedo t shirt to one of these meet ups.
     
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    I heard it happened once. He was never heard from again...
     
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  4. sugarbutch

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    But, but some stouts are so much better at close to room temp
     
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    Sure. That was probably my first mistake, ie not ordering a stout. I think I got a pale ale and it was nasty.
     
  7. mimo

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    @Coxsackie there used to be a joke in England:

    Q: Why do Castlemaine call their beer "XXXX?"

    A: Because Australians can't spell "piss".


    Have to acknowledge that Australians are currently demonstrating an admirable ability to win at cricket, though.
     
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  8. lukejackson

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    I used to live near the XXXX brewery in Australia...The smells would waft around that suburb all day, not always pleasant though. I did a tour of the brewery once, it was great. Worked up a pretty big thirst by the end of it. XXXX Bitter is a great beer, one of my favourite. Coxie will not agree, due to the fact he is from Melbourne (Where VB, Victoria Bitter is the pub beer of choice), but also I doubt he drinks either.

    Probably drinks that girly 'buteeq' swill or whatever they are called.

    Also, Mimo, you probably know this, but piss is colloquial for beer in Oz anyway. i.e let's get on the piss.
     
  9. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Getting on the piss, being pissed, pissing it up, and piss-head, are all used in English. But the actual beer is never called "piss". You people are clearly barbarians.
     
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    Didn't realise you were English...or to be honest, that that was an English thing also haha. No you are right, I would never say "here, have a bottle of piss".
     
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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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  12. Coxsackie

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    Clearly your job does not require urine testing.

    Oh, and yes, I do eschew both VB and XXXX, in favour of metrosexual-approved booteeq beers. Why? Because they taste better. By several orders of magnitude.
     
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    I feel for anyone living in a place where great beer is hard to come by. We're lucky in Northern California to have Russian River, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Trumer, Sierra Nevada to name a few... and then some smaller makers in SF proper: Magnolia, Speakeasy, Almenac (makes mostly Sours which are gaining popularity), and Anchor Steam if you're into that, which I'm not so much.

    But one of the best American breweries I've come across in the last few years is actually out of upstate New York, home of the baseball hall of fame. Ommegang out of Cooperstown. Especially the Saison.

    And now I'm thirsty and its only 8am.
     
  14. Claghorn

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    I'm a philistine; I generally prefer well known beers to craft beers.

    My two favorites are probably Pilsner Urquell and Krombacher. I have one of those two when I get home without fail.

    Though on a really hot day, and I'm drinking outside, Cerveza Sol.

    I'll occasionally have a Texas-Czech beer called Shiner Bock.
     
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    I like Ommegang a lot, too. My girlfriend and I went to Portland, Maine last spring and aside from having an amazing time together we noticed that there are microbrews all over that city.

    Boston, specifically Cambridge, has a very good beer selection because there is a big hipster community there. I may roll my eyes at hipsters, but a lot of them seem to know their beers really well.
     
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    I'm much more into wine and spirits than beer, but I do enjoy the occasional American craft beer (Ommegang's a favorite of mine, as are most things from Founders, Bell's, and a small regional brewery in North Carolina called Foothills). Also Belgian abbey ales and tripels when it's a bit warmer, and the occasional German doppelbock and English stout when it's cold.



    Clags, last night I had a dream about neat tie patterns. I might need an SF hiatus.
     
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    I used to do quite a lot of projects in Belgium, back in the days. When you're talking about beer, no other country comes close...


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  18. TM79

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    Belgian beer is and always will be my favorite.
     
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    I dream about clothes or posting on SF occasionally
     
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    I'm not much of a beer drinker but Tripel Karmeliet is the best beer I've tasted.
     

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