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Essential items for the twenty something year old

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Lizen, May 13, 2010.

  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    a library card
    clean sheets
    a knowledge of food /entertaining beyond top ramen
     
  2. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    a motorcycle
    memories of old girlfriends
    a couple of cool scars, each with a story
    maybe a pair of beat up but quality boots and a "custom" distressed pair of jeans
    a nice suit

    edit: oh yeah, and the ability to select and enjoy fine food and liquor
     
  3. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    a couple of cool scars, each with a story



    totally.
     
  4. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    the scar is actually more important than the story. nothing worse than getting in a fight/accident/crazy sexual experience and having nothing but a bruise. you can work on the story later.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Buy a really cool chair that you love sitting in. I bought a le Corbusier chaise with tricolor pony skin and never ever regretted it. A great music system although you will upgrade in your late 30's guaranteed. A great camera. Good suitcase. Smart briefcase. Good umbrella. A savings and or investment acct. A guitar or other musical instrument. Camping gear, you will have it for ever. A gym membership and use it. A cool and functional reading lamp. A great set of steak knives.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the scar is actually more important than the story. nothing worse than getting in a fight/accident/crazy sexual experience and having nothing but a bruise. you can work on the story later.

    I read this yesterday and guess what? I spent this morning in the ER getting 10 stitches. Now, anyone have any good ideas for my story? [​IMG]
     
  7. Andrewc2232

    Andrewc2232 Senior member

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    fell while rappelling from a helicopter
     
  8. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    a library card
    clean sheets
    a knowledge of food /entertaining beyond top ramen


    A library card?? In 2010?? Joking right???
     
  9. Milpool

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    I read this yesterday and guess what? I spent this morning in the ER getting 10 stitches. Now, anyone have any good ideas for my story? [​IMG]

    For starters, it should involve the chick in your avatar.
     
  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Nah, what would you ever use a baseball bat for? What you need is a baseball glove.

    Intruders!
     
  11. dmash

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    Here's my list that I would like to get in the next 4-5 years, excluding any shirts, shorts, pants, etc. I'm only 20. 1.\tSalt Sunglasses 2.\tNice Brown Bead Bracelet From Italy This Summer (Conversation Starter) 3.\tHandmade Straight Razor Shave Kit (REALLY Want To Learn How To Do This) 4.\tBlack Buttero Boots 6.\t#8 Shell Alden Longwings 7.\tAlden Black Captoes 8.\tT-Fal Cookware Set 9.\tQuality Knife Set 10.\tQuality Cigar Cutter & Lighter 11.\tNice Humidor 12.\tPanerai 00111 (Hoping Parents Get Me This For Graduation[​IMG] )
     
  12. Working Stiff

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    Here's my list that I would like to get in the next 4-5 years, excluding any shirts, shorts, pants, etc. I'm only 20.

    1.\tSalt Sunglasses
    2.\tNice Brown Bead Bracelet From Italy This Summer (Conversation Starter)
    3.\tHandmade Straight Razor Shave Kit (REALLY Want To Learn How To Do This)
    4.\tBlack Buttero Boots
    6.\t#8 Shell Alden Longwings
    7.\tAlden Black Captoes
    8.\tT-Fal Cookware Set
    9.\tQuality Knife Set
    10.\tQuality Cigar Cutter & Lighter
    11.\tNice Humidor
    12.\tPanerai 00111 (Hoping Parents Get Me This For Graduation[​IMG] )


    Jesus Goddamn Christ
     
  13. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    Jesus Goddamn Christ
    I work a lot and like to spend my money on nice things...... I said over the next 4-5 years, I didn't feel it was THAT extravagant? My only expenses I have to pay for are rent, cell phone, food, clothes, gas and any leisure activites. I don't have a car payment and I lucked out as my parents pay for my insurance, but that's all.
     
  14. otc

    otc Senior member

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    And yet you want a T-Fal cookware set?
     
  15. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    And yet you want a T-Fal cookware set?
    EDIT: Dumb on my part. Haha.
     
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    I'd add in a Le Creuset casserole set and some high-end French copper cookware.
     
  17. otc

    otc Senior member

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    A T-Fal set is like 100 bucks at WalMart?

    ...
     
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    dmash Senior member

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    I thought T-Fal was decently nice, I guess that is dumb on my part that I didn't consider you CAN get it at Wal-Mart. Haha, sorry, sorry.

    So what are really good brands, when it comes to pots and pans? I looked around a little today and it seems 'Baumalu' and 'Le Creuset' (actually mentioned above) were two brands that got excellent reviews. I'm actually wanting to pick up this purchase relatively soon, like I said, I'm tired of having stuff stick and not conduct heat very well.
     
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    how old are you, LabelKing?
     
  20. impolyt_one

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    I've spent all of my twenties traveling back and forth, for life, not for pleasure, and one of my Samsonites eventually bit the dust, zipper broke. That thing probably pulled about 15 or 20 cross-Pacific hauls. So yes, good luggage. I'm sure most have a decent bag for carry-on use, here on styleforum. I had a prada messenger in waxed canvas and leather that looked like a cleaner-lined Filson bag, that did me quite well for traveling.

    A nice watch, almost necessary. People are gonna see what you're wearing on your wrist - and if you see a young person wearing a nice watch, frankly, you are bound to take them a little more seriously than the guy with the shiny Fossil or Armani watch.

    I know this was supposed to be non-clothing stuff, but a lot of dudes have added clothing, so I will add my two cents too:
    -you need at least one suit, black at the very least, no matter your occupation. You'll probably go to a couple funerals in your twenties and you don't want to look like a dag. Add in a nice slim black tie.
    -good black shoes.
    -a black overcoat if you can afford it.
    -a really cool black leather jacket
    -a good peacoat
    -a nice pair of white sneakers that you feel most comfortable in. I have like 10 pairs, actually.
    -a perfect pair of jeans that exude comfort and your own personal style. 5 pairs if you're lucky and can amass that many pairs of perfect jeans. I have like 20 pairs of jeans but since the raw indigo ones are always in a state of flux, color and fit-wise, I only ever have 1 or 2 pairs of 'perfect' jeans.
    -a decent bag for business use

    I agree that a camera is essential. You're not getting any younger, so taking photos while you still look halfway decent and cool is a good thing. Even the miniscule point and shoot digital cameras take good enough pictures for this purpose, so you're not out much there. I have always had those kinds of cameras and then picked up a Nikon DSLR kit for $300 when ebay was having the 35% cashback. I don't mind having it, of course, but do wish I had a cheap small point and shoot I could pocket for going out, so i might look at getting one.

    One should spend the money and buy good SPF lotion. Daily sunblock will help you look better as you age. I use Kiehl's SPF 25, I think it is, and it functions as a moisturizer well enough, too. It's not particularly expensive IMO but I know some may not spend as much on this kind of stuff.

    I think everything is disposable really, including clothes, and should be treated as such, but this stuff is all good for living your 20's out comfortably and memorably.
     

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