Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. jslade

    jslade Senior member

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    Yeah, I'm just talking about the all black Achilles low. I don't think the leather quality is anywhere near as nice as my white, vintage white, or vintage navys...
     


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  3. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    mmm, love me some vegetarian indian food. chana puri is the chickpea right?

    yeah, happy thanksgiving guys :cheers:


    lol, read the description: "Not so pretty design, please consider." :laugh:
     


  5. pickpackpockpuck

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    Been thinking about some nice side zips myself. Found a pair of chelsea boots I like, but it seems like pulling them on/off is just going to be a pain in the ass. Maybe I'm overreacting.

    To jump in on Unc's story, worst part of getting robbed is just feeling like a jackass, though I've never lost a camera so maybe that's the worst. Sucks dude.
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I was pickpocketed in Barcelona, which was the most humiliating experience ever. Also, a pain, since I had to get new cards from abroad. I'm been in attempted muggings and have even had a gun pulled on me, but the pickpocketing was the most humiliating thing. You just feel like such a chump.
     


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    I've had an attempted carjacking, but I never felt humiliated after that. It was a hell of an adrenaline rush though.

    I did have a car stolen overnight when it was parked though, stripped and then recovered in Jersey City a few days later. Wasn't humiliating until I noticed they took everything out of the glovebox and just put a tampon in there. Damn.

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    I had something like that happen to me, although it was as shotgun pointed at me and I did the picking of my wallet of my pocket. Memphis, TN sucks.

    Hey, I figured out why most dress shirts hurt me to wear. Because I have an 18" neck. Apparently I'm an "Extra Slim Fit" at brooks brothers, as well, in that sizing.
     
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    I had an ipod stolen out of my car. That sucked
     


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    Me too :/
    Right in front of my house


    edit: Oh yeah

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    Eff, DvN Pander pants sold out in my size on ln cc. Not stocked anywhere else, and the only DvN near me is for ladies.
     


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    I used to live in Jersey City. One New Year's Day, I woke up totally hungover and headed out to my car. I realized that someone had stolen my stereo and a book of about 100 CDs the night before. That sucked. What really pissed me off is that the CDs probably weren't even worth anything to the guy. It was a lot of shitty old punk rock and random stuff, like a Queen mix CD I made. Though I like to think that some dude is driving around JC right now blasting Queen from his system.
     
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    after maybe 2 weeks of apparently only wearing looser fitting stuff, I put on something slim fitting (TB oxford) and it felt so constricting. Which is wearing considering it's no slimmer than anything i've typically worn for a very long time
     


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    I had my car window broken twice while I lived in DC. Oddly enough, it was the front passenger-side window both times. One time, my gf at the time had borrowed the car and parked it near U St, unfortunately leaving her backpack in plain sight on the seat. The other time, I was parked about a block away from my apartment in Adams Morgan, and all they did is smash the window. There wasn't anything particularly valuable in the car, and it didn't look like they'd even tried to take anything. Just smashed the window and walked away.
     


  15. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Speaking of cars, help me choose a new whip y'all.

    Here is the thread.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/269603/help-me-choose-an-suv-2008-enclave-vs-lexus-rx350#post_4873496


    Here are the contents of that thread.

    So I've been shopping for a reasonably sized SUV to make more or less weekly trips between the city and the mountains. Not going to use it for much of anything else and it won't be a daily driver.

    This week, I test drove a whole bunch of models and ended up putting down a $500 deposit on a 2008 Buick Enclave, with 54,000 km (33,500 miles) on it. It is an Arizona vehicle originally - many people from here buy AZ vehicles because they get mostly highway-driven and don't get beat up as much as the harsh Canadian winters put on a car.

    However, I have been waffling and humming and hawing because a 2008 Lexus RX350 was also high on the radar, and I'm wondering if it would be the better call. The price of the two vehicles is about the same and they're both from reputable dealerships.

    2008 Buick Enclave - 54,000 km

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    Pros of the Buick:
    -Huge. Massive. Seats 8 pretty comfortably, back row is actually fairly roomy. So I can take people with me to said mountains easily.
    -Also, quite heavy, which should bode well for snow performance; I expect it'll be a tank.
    -Good interior, lots of nice options (rear DVD etc.) but thankfully, no sunroof or navigation system, which are two problem areas people have had with this model that I can avoid having to fix.
    -Super comfortable, quiet ride (best I've experienced in any similar vehicle). Nice when doing a 400km round trip.
    -Dealer offers a lifetime engine warrantee for free.
    -Basically in immaculate condition inside and out, might as well be new to look at the thing.

    Cons of the Buick:
    -Reliability might be a problem. It's a low km car but it's a first year model, and they have had issues with the timing belt and some other components. Somewhat offset by the warrantee, but I'd rather not be stuck in snow 200 km away and have my car break down.
    -Fuel economy isn't exactly terrible considering its size, it's a V6 rather than a V8, but it is a big car so it's not good either.
    -V6 is a bit underpowered for it but not really looking for performance here anyway.
    -Hard to find decent snow tires for the stock 19" rims.
    -Roof bar system is not the best but if I put anything up there it wouldn't fit into my 6'2'' clearance underground parking anyway.

    2008 Lexus RX350 - 83,000km

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    Pros of the Lexus:
    -Comes with a set of free winter tires, roof cross bars and tow package (though I don't know what I'd tow to be honest).
    -Reliability; I can pretty safely expect it to make it to 200,000km on the odometer.
    -Fuel economy is pretty decent for a mid-size SUV, and it handles a bit better than the Buick.
    -Ride is comfortable and quiet, though not so much as the Buick.
    -Interior is comfortable, and in overall very good shape.
    -Has scotchguard on the hood to keep it lookin' nice.
    -Dealer gives free nitrogen for life, couple of other minor perks.

    Cons of the Lexus:
    -Smaller than the Enclave. Could still probably get enough gear in to take a couple people with me but not as many or as comfortably.
    -Has 83,000 km (51,500 miles) which is still fine but obviously more than the Enclave.
    -Has a sunroof, which compromises head room (I'm tall), though it's still big enough up front.
    -Has been driven here so it has plenty of the expected rock dings on the hood, which is a nitpick since it's been detailed and they're all invisible from 2 feet away.
    -Doesn't have DVD or some of the other little niceties of the Buick, but I'm not sure I care THAT much about that stuff.

    Any experience with either of these or advice in general? Help me make a call here.
     
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