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I have a friend who is a great guy, really nice, great with kids, etc... but he is dumb as a bag of rocks, is probably one of the hardest people I've ever had to coach in MMA.

As in, it was nearly impossible to teach him anything, and during the fight, he immediately reverted back to his terrible instincts, and unsurprisingly, lost by TKO about 2 minutes into round 1.

And this was after about 15 fights. At the amateur ranks, the refs are very conservative, and call fights earlier rather than later for safety's sake, and I've never been as relieved at a ref stoppage.

I will say that he is also very tough, ahd I once saw him take a full round of beating (I was not a cornerman), and *win* because the other guy was too exhausted to answer the bell. Yeah, he Homer Simpsoned the other guy without actually even having to deliver the final punch. Weird things happen in amateur MMA, much of which can be described as a complete shitshow.

Anyway, he is really, really, into katanas. And he always wants to do the dumbest shit with them. For example, we were on our way to slaughter a pig for a butcher, and he wanted to slaughter the pig with his katana. Everyone else was like "Woah, okay, big guy, Give us that sword. We are locking it in the trunk, and you are not getting it until we get home. Because there is no way this can end well."
 

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How did anyone survive medieval era battles?
 

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How did anyone survive medieval era battles?
Horses, and running away. Oh right, and a lot times, because killing you had very little monetary value. Hard to ransom back a dead guy. That said, the accounts of "real" wars are pretty dire.
 

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8000 dolla suit but my basics still Uniqlo

That's frightening.

Mr. Porter has Kiton suit trousers at $1,960 (45% cashmere, 30% virgin wool, 15% silk) and $2,580 for pure cashmere.

I took a glance at Celine.com RTW and unless ad-blocking is interfering, they don't even show prices anywhere -- kind of annoying, but evidently their target demographic is those for whom cost is no object.

How did anyone survive medieval era battles?
I'm pretty sure even if you survived the battle, that little cut on your toe went septic and you ended up dead.

I mean, check out this actual footage:

 

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That's frightening.

Mr. Porter has Kiton suit trousers at $1,960 (45% cashmere, 30% virgin wool, 15% silk) and $2,580 for pure cashmere.

I took a glance at Celine.com RTW and unless ad-blocking is interfering, they don't even show prices anywhere -- kind of annoying, but evidently their target demographic is those for whom cost is no object.



I'm pretty sure even if you survived the battle, that little cut on your toe went septic and you ended up dead.

I mean, check out this actual footage:

I believe that's because none of those items are presently available online. But rest assured, they are expensive.

I'm only mildly ashamed to admit that I bought two pairs of Celine shoes back when End had their stuff up on sale.
 

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So, I got cheeseburger grease on the front of my Gore Tex jacket (Gore Bike Wear). Anyone have success in removing something like that? Searching online leads me to Grangers Performance Wash or Fibertec Pro Wash...both look like they're well reviewed.

And also, yes, I realize the irony of eating a giant greasy cheeseburger while wearing athletic performance outerwear.
 

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How did anyone survive medieval era battles?
All I learned recently is if you’re going to be Robert Pattinson with a terible French accent don’t do battle on a muddy field with full armor on
 

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So, I got cheeseburger grease on the front of my Gore Tex jacket (Gore Bike Wear). Anyone have success in removing something like that? Searching online leads me to Grangers Performance Wash or Fibertec Pro Wash...both look like they're well reviewed.

And also, yes, I realize the irony of eating a giant greasy cheeseburger while wearing athletic performance outerwear.
Not sure about Gore-Tex, but this is what I would do for other kinds of clothing.

 

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Greese stains on performance outerwear? Yes, to dusting with something absorbent. Then brush off. You can use a liquid dish detergent on the spot and soak just that area with cold water overnight work it in with your fingers. Rinse the crap out of it. You want to get as much oil out of the fabric as possible, even if there's some staining, as it can mess with both longevity of the laminate as well as the performance of the fabric. Any of the sports cleaners will work undiluted as a spot cleaner. Might need to re apply DWR treatment if you're scrubbing. Avoid hot water and dryers so not to get it to set in. I don't think they are great for laminated fabrics and constructions anyways.
 

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In today’s RFT: Ann Demeulemmester sneakers are so comfortable, but that fucking tongue is always sliding to the side because there is no holder thing on it. Argh. It makes me crazy. Anyone have tips on making it stay in place?
I've speedy stitched a tongue to one side, takes just one stitch near the top (opposite the side it's sliding of course)
 

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hendrix makes some great points. he's right, some hobbies are bad and frivolous, like video games (which is some real loser nerd shit) while some are productive and meaningful, like posting about your hobby judging criteria on styleforum

basically, i am super cool and smart and everything i do rules
 

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How did anyone survive medieval era battles?
medieval battles weren't nearly as bad as modern battles - they were fairly limited in scope, rarely involved civilians in comparison to modern concepts of "total war", and casualties were often kept as low as possible because much of your army was a peasant levy whose labor you needed to bring in your crops.

most did not have horses though, horses were expensive, difficult to control and are much less durable than most people think.

if you want to really try to conceptualize a horror show, read about the battle of verdun.
 

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