Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
Looks to me like they ripped off the baby from "It's Alive!", not The Exorcist.
I feel like New York is killing my aspirations to dress well. It's increasingly not worth any effort. Last week I got my favorite flannel trousers splashed with dirty curb water while waiting to cross the street by some fuckhead Porsche driver who sped through the intersection to beat a red light. Tonight I sat on something gooey on the subway and had to spot clean my pant seat in a restaurant bathroom. My leather boots are all getting invincible salt stains. I've lost my two favorite sweaters to snags and holes on the sleeves while walking down the street and bumping into shit like telephone poles. And dealing with collar and cuff stains is a 9 month of the year nightmare, as it's nearly impossible to stave off momentarily high body temperatures and sweat while riding the subway or walking more than a block. All in all, my nicest stuff takes a beating, and I can't afford to lose it in the line of duty. Ew.
I stopped wearing my best boots on anything other than lightly damp or dry pavement. I wear bean boots for everything else in the cold months and switch into something nice when I get to work.
Got tired of beating to death my best shoes and boots.
If I'm stuck at work and it's pouring or snowing, I call for delivery.
I'm not in NYC, but same thing, tired of wrecking my stuff.
1) I like Hallak Cleaners.
2) Gortex boots when there is sludge.
3) The best clothes are worn.
4) Stop bumping into stationary objects (unless drunk or high or something).
don't be the sub-30 male who sits down on the subway. fucking prick.
My train rides are normally 20+ minutes. If there's a seat, I'm sitting.
Uhh... are you one of those cell phone walker asshats? This problem is easily avoided via minimal walking competence.
Just get some rubber soled shoes/boots, and use those when its wet. And when it's truly gross, obv use sneakers/proper winter bad weather boots.
Getting splashed is annoying, but I also use my eyes in that situation and don't stand near road puddles if I can help it.
Overall key is to not wear clothes so nice/expensive that you have to baby them or worry about normal wear and tear. Which can be tough...
Yeah... if there's a seat and no one else makes a move for it I will sit, I have a bad back due to a ruptured disc so I need to sit or stretch after periods of standing or walking. If I see someone with a child, an elderly person, pregnant lady, someone with a ton of bags/stuff I will offer my seat.
I never saw It's Alive, but the makeup, vomit, sounds, etc, are all straight out of Exorcist.
Has anyone tried Sushi Nakazawa?
I grew up in Far Rock, on 32nd St, I could see that school from my window, and caught the subway across the street from it.
I've never been back there since I got out, it really is an awful, awful place.
I think I am much more conscious of keeping my clothes out of harms way than most people. I pretty much have dedicated suits and shoes to wear during the poorest of weather times. It is usually older stuff that I have replaced with better stuff, or things that have just fallen out of favor. I too, refuse to sit on the train. My commute is only like 10-15 minutes, sure, but even for a period of a month when I was commuting over an hour I would always stand. For whatever reason I always start to feel crappy when sitting too long. I get tired, bloated, my back hurts so standing always works out better. Not to mention it is better on the trou crease.
I have noticed that the buttons on my jackets need to be resewn often. None of my stuff is tight in the waist, but I think I figured it out: People squeezing past you in a crowded subway, or trying to exit a crowded subway. It always creases unnecessary pulling of the jacket and such. I have recently become more aware of it and actually started unbuttoning my jackets in such tight quarter situations.
I replaced the buttons on my blazer with metal buttons and the top button constantly needs to get re-sewed because the button hole for the threads is not smoothed out; it's got sharp edges that constantly fray the threads.
So fucking annoying and a total oversight on the part of the button manufacturer.
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