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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    This, but next time, I'll be sure to include a sarcasm meter.
     
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    Back to rft.

    @artishard116, I want to paint a pair of my nubuck gat's. You posted a pretty detailed DIY a while back... or was that @bows1? I just wanted to check in and see if you or anyone else has done it again more recently or if they've tried new/different paints and techniques.
     
  3. LA Guy

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    Well, of course. There is a ton of money to be made in real estate

    I was only addressing the idea of homeownership as generally a good idea. I think that there is no blanket answer. It depends on the person and the circumstances.
     
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    With France creating a millionaire tax and the desirable tax benefits the UK has for expats, I think it's considered a safe haven, but with that said I think it's closer than ever.
     
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    Depends on the market you are in and the quality of the property you're selling. If you have a well-designed place in a 'hot' area you can pull it off. Especially if you've got things like housing shortage on your side.
     
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    I posted before and after pics I think. Nothing much to it, just used white acrylic and kept the brush fairly dry. Works perfect.
     
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    It's just a matter of having the most desirable product like anything else, houses get sold even in a saturated market.




    Yeah okay, but it's also a fairly safe one compared to so many other things.
     
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    didn't think asian dads joked about stuff like this :)
     
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    I'm in an expensive market with horrible 80's construction. When the demo and rebuild wave really hits it will be brutally expensive.
     
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    Does moving to Alabama count as a poor life choice?

    To be fair, I could have lived somewhere cheaper, but the location was worth the extra money.
     
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    cheaper than alabama how
     
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    Depends on whether you are Lynrd Skynrd.
     
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    Do you live in an HBO show?
     
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    Each of the countries you mention have their own share of issues.

    Retirement age in Spain is 68 now up from 65 pre-crisis. We also have a pretty average percentage of workers in the public sector, 14%, which is less than the UK (16%) and similar to Germany (13%), unlike Greece which I think has a completely unsutainable public sector.

    We do have corruption in common with Greece, though.

    If crisis hit Spain harder than other countries was definitely because of the housing bubble and corrupt/incompetent politicians which didn't see/didn't want to see where we were headed and kept inflating the bubble. Instead of stopping this nonsense and investing in industries which could create real, sustainable wealth, they just wanted to build more houses. But you can't just keep building more and more houses forever.
     
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    I meant a cheaper location in London.

    I left at a good time, no more Central line at TCR, I would have had to walk to Holborn adding a whole 15 minutes to my daily commute.
     
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    one interesting thing that's come out of the recent studies on population flows in the US is how many people are moving to traditionally less-appealing areas of the country (OKC what up) because how cheap real estate is there. I know tons of people who are 100% convinced all the coasters are moving to Houston because it's the greatest place on the planet, when let's be real if the average house was $600k+ things would be very different.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/04/b...ing-drives-middle-class-to-cities-inland.html
     
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    1st dibs is great for inspiration but most of the stuff on there is marked up 100 to 500% compared to what you would pay on ebay, flea markets, or trade shows (i.e. the various palm springs modernist shows)
     
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    My clothes & misc junk all finally made it over!

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    Nothing broken so far as I've noticed. [​IMG]
     
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