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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I think you might have misunderstood his point: having a car that you're able to push to its limits, and doing so, is cool. Queuing for the mall in one you don't really know how to use, is rather lame.

    Cars, even crap cars (sometimes especially crap cars), can be fun to drive. So can bikes. And horses.

    I am not going to buy a horse. I will probably have a new car soon. I am trying not to listen to the bike voices for now. It's been nine years since my GSXR was stolen...and I've never touched another [​IMG]
     
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  2. ridethecliche

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    I've gone about 60-65 on a bicycle.

    That was fucking fun as hell.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Never rode, so cant say. But I have no compulsion to do so, either.
     
  4. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Except most of those south shore guys take the ferry to work which isn't such a bad gig (except winter)
     
  5. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Would you say most? I don't think it's that much. I'd say more do a combo of drive, commuter rail, and red line out of Braintree than take the ferry.
     
  6. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Hey, anyone got guide/page/site recommendation on learning how to do your own alterations and sewing and stuff?
     
  7. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    I'd be driving around quite slowly in a Porsche 356 Speedster if I ... won the lottery and stuff
     
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  8. in stitches

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    Turn around and run away.
     
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  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Motorcycle is only fun until you get thrown off 60 yards. Let's hope it doesn't happen to anyone here.

    I was sitting in traffic some years ago and a car bumped into a bike at 5 mph and sent the motorcyclist into judo tumbling. His bike broke into some pieces but he survived without a scratch due to his judo tumbling technoque.
     
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  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Go to a local dry cleaners and volunteer.
     
  11. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I am thinking of taking a course with these people: http://thethriftystitcher.co.uk

    I'm thinking it will save me a ton of money in the long run.
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I tried to pay Murl via paypal but it appears it failed due to $1,000 charge that went thru on my card today???
     
  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Ruh roh.

    Call card company asap... unless it's your wife out shopping.
     
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  14. PCK1

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    This is false.

    When you have a really fast car...it is just as much of a pleasure to drive it very slow. It is like an inside joke you share with yourself. People see it and think it should be going fast...and they know it can go really fast...and you know it is very fast...but you tease them and go soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ssssssllllllllllooooooowwwww...and all they want is to see it go fast...and to hear its engine roar...but you don't let them have that childish satisfaction...

    And then...when you are tired of this...you can floor it and and upshift 6 gears in amazing speed and go 0-60 in 3 seconds flats...and live out the exhilaration.

    There is no comparison.


    Another note on speed...

    It is one thing to go very fast in a straight line...but this is not real speed.

    Speed is taking a right angle turn at 90 miles per hour and thinking that the car should be ripped from the ground and flip...and yet the drag on the car generated by the cars power and aerodynamics keeps it glued to the ground....and this indeed has made many grown men shit their pants.
     
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  15. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i should take up judo then- I was in a bike accident a couple months ago.
    Banged up my knee (not broken ) and a few other things, but amaze!!!!- apart from some blood my fav (Fresco) suit was undamaged.
     
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  17. PCK1

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    This man has his priorities set very straight...

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Isolation

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    I just sewed on braces buttons on a pair of trousers and I'm now changing my blazer buttons to the MoP Inlays I showed earlier. I'd show you guys the jacket but I'm pretty sure you'll hate this RTW piece of crap. Undeniably, though, the buttons will at least improve it from awful to awful but at least has cool looking buttons.
     
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  19. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Does anyone have experience of Avi Rossini gear?- in this case made by Brioni or St Andrews and a few others. Malford's selling AR stuff at discount
     
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  20. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    I am not actually sure of the % and you are probably right. I know my friends that do live down there love taking the ferry every day.
     

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