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LA Guy

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Hahaha @RegisDB9 well, sometimes you live on the wild side.

@LA Guy yo yo, yeah so I know one of the fellas, he stops through regularly and chats us up.Tbh I don’t think I ever really understood what they do. I would love a cool knife tho. Do you already have one or you’ve just had your eye on it
Oh, as for a cool knife, it depends on what you are looking for, and your budget - i.e. how ,much you hate your money. One of the most beautiful knives is a Chris Reeve Sebenza with an inlay, but those run $450+ for a small one, and $600+ for large one. And truthfully, they are a bit of a pain to open.

There are a lot of knives out there, but unless you are comfortable around pocketknives, you probably want something that is relatively small, and doesn't look like a murder weapon, and maybe is easy to deploy and use with one hand, but can also be opened with 2 hands. Maybe something that is a modern knife but with the look of a traditional, like an (Enrique) Pena trapper, with can be flipped open with your thumb, but also has a nail nick so that you can open it like an old time slip joint, but has the benefit of a lock, which is super useful. The blade is not very long, and the knife iis small and looks both cool but also slightly oldtimey:

https://www.knifejoy.com/products/enrique-pena-x-series-front-flipper-trapper-brown-canvas-micarta

And something like brown micarta is can get a really nice worn in look as you use it and it absorbs the oils in your hands.
 

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You’re hanging with @RegisDB9 on a beautiful warm night in Miami. The drinks are flowing, the music is playing, and the bay is twinkling in the evening light. As you glance over the brim of your mojito, you catch the silhouette of Regis at full mast outlined in the setting sun. He looks over at you intently, meets your eyeline for what seems like an eternity in silence, and gently exhales,

“…Namaste.”
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Anyone know how these Grant Stone loafers compare to Alden LHS? Besides the price difference.

 

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Anyone know how these Grant Stone loafers compare to Alden LHS? Besides the price difference.

Wasn't Grant Stone started by someone who used to work for Alden?
 

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Only real pocketknife with all the essentials needed by anyone here, mostly likely:
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The Great Eastern Cutlery Urban Jack.

Even the colors and textures - brass pins with silver shield and bolsters over green micarta scales, seems to be something you'd match with an S.E.H. Kelly Balmacaan and Frank Leder pants
 

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Anyone know how these Grant Stone loafers compare to Alden LHS? Besides the price difference.

What aspects of comparison? For one thing, GS are lined, I believe most of the snuff suede alden lhs are unlined.

I own many examples of both loafers and I'd say the quality is almost identical in construction and suede. Aldens have a slimmer profile and the flex welt is unimpeachable
 

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Seems like DWW is gonna have a recurring podcast thru Blamo! Congrats to you Derek, I can see the Blamo universe being the tailoring convo outlet you've been looking for
Was this announced on twitter?
 

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That’s awesome, I enjoyed his last appearance on the podcast.
 

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Only real pocketknife with all the essentials needed by anyone here, mostly likely:
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The Great Eastern Cutlery Urban Jack.

Even the colors and textures - brass pins with silver shield and bolsters over green micarta scales, seems to be something you'd match with an S.E.H. Kelly Balmacaan and Frank Leder pants
That’s pretty nice, although it would be even better with a bottle opener. My daily carry is an Alox SAK and I think the bottle opener gets more use than anything
 

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That’s pretty nice, although it would be even better with a bottle opener. My daily carry is an Alox SAK and I think the bottle opener gets more use than anything
I have modded out SAKs, both with scissors and bottle openers and a screwdriver head, the last of which is probably what I use most. One has a pocket clip, so I usually carry that when I am wearing jeans in my fifth pocket, along with a custom flashlight - The light and the screwdriver are the things I probably use most often. I like a small locking knife because I love my fingers.
 

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I have modded out SAKs, both with scissors and bottle openers and a screwdriver head, the last of which is probably what I use most. One has a pocket clip, so I usually carry that when I am wearing jeans in my fifth pocket, along with a custom flashlight - The loght and the screwdriver are the things I probably use most often. I like a small locking knife because I love my fingers.
scissors seem really useful , i'm always thinking about taking flower cuttings but too lazy to go fetch shears . something that clips in the watch pocket sounds a+
 

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