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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    Derek I don't want to derail your brilliant idea for a thread (because we need random fashion thoughts too), and I'll say that these shoes remind me of shoes I believe Doc Holiday (correct me if im wrong) put up of—martegani shell chukkas that were absolutely stunnng, and even more so due to his before and after polishing.




    As for Fritzl, I'm not going to engage your general predilection for the unpleasant other than by saying that your overall attitude here resembles this, , except that the stomping is done with bread loaves that deludedly condescend to perfectly respectable makers such as AE (which until Meermin were some of the best shoes/$ and not all of us are millionaires), and widely revered ones such as EG.
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    There's no such thing as derailing here. SWD's "random fashion thoughts" thread is more or less just a chat room for SWD regulars and their conversations go in all sorts of random directions. I'm hoping for this place to be the same

    I'm eating papadum. This stuff is basically "make it yourself at home" chips. Delicious.
     
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  3. NotoriousMarquis

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    Papadom is amazing. (Btw, by derailing i meant starting an ongoing argument with fritzl).

    Last year during my junior year in school I started making my own tortilla chips, and then just covering them with lime juice and sea salt. 0 nutritional value but pretty satisfying. There's still a pair of levis i have that when I wear them, I occasionally notice that something smells like tacos. Then I realize its the jeans.
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I know it sounds a bit bizarre, but in my early 20s, I used to make these rice chips out of rice paper (the kind that you'd use for Vietnamese spring rolls). Same concept - heat up oil until it's really hot, then throw the broken up piece of paper in, so that they instantly fry up into chips. Then throw on some salt and lime, and you're good to go. Stuff is delicious.
     
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    When I was much younger, my father would often get us Indian take out, we always fought over the last piece of papadum, all in good fun of course. Thanks for helping to bring back a very good memory.
     
  6. SpooPoker

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    I could eat true Indian garlic and onion nan all day. With that awesome green sauce. Mmmmmm.
     
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    chutney
     
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    I lol'd
     
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    Have you ever tried Ethiopean cuisine?
     
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    Once, long ago. I should revisit it as I haven't had it recently. I do remember a dry heat on the shish kaboby thing that I got, over some delicious rice.
     
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    I don't know what it's called, but there is this meal of very light moist flatbread that comes layered in a steamer with an array of colorful dipping options - it's eaten with your heands and it's messy as hell, but it's amazing.

    Edit - my mistake, it's actually an Eritrean dish.

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    Apparently no shortage of places in NYC.
     
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    Not to change the subject away from various international cuisines, but I have a question.

    Out shopping today, as the fall clothes are starting to show up, I spied a very nice sport coat by Polo (Blue label)

    If was a great fit, but I was hesitant because I couldn't picture what I could wear with it. I didn't get a pic, but I'll give my best description. It is a very country tweedy looking fabric in a dark hunter green, mostly solid, with texture, but no pattern.

    Would a dark green sport coat go with various shades of gray? I mostly wear gray flannel in the fall winter. Any other color combinations that would work well? Any shirt tie suggestions?

    Ok, now back to talk of food...tonight the wife made homemade tortas, Mexican sandwiches with a mixture of chorizo and black beans topped with avocado slices, queso fresco and salsa, muy bueno.
     
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    this.
     
  14. SpooPoker

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    Definitely with a nice lighter grey flannel in the fall, that sounds perfect actually.

    And yeah, chorizo. :slayer:
     
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    ^ Yes, grey is the great equalizer for primary colors (red, green, etc.).


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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    now THAT belongs in the peacock thread.
     
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    orly? why?
     
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    Hpreston, sounds like something that would look good with jeans (dark not dad) if you're into that aort of look. Also think it would look good with the right shade of slim chinos (i.e. a warmer shade, not ice)
     
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    where's the line. I like denim in various shades...
     
  20. NotoriousMarquis

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    I just watched an interview with Patrick Grant for PUTTHISON in which he is wearing a dark olive flannel SC and black pants, and the combination works very well. But maybe anything made on SR looks good in any combination. hard to tell.
     

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