Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's so bizarre to me. My dainties were slippery as hell. I also don't like the look of them so oak barn wins again.
     


  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Are you suggesting that San Francisco temps aren't sane?
     


  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    The Thames soles (at least that's what EG calls them) are decent for rain/ice, but there isn't much that's "good" on ice, so I'm judging on a curve.

    Thames soles are basically rubber soles with straight lines running across, kind of looks like a Topy. Got 'em on a black MTO that I planned (and do) use for inclement weather.

    As an aside, it's remarkable how well the upper on the EGs has held up with decent care, even when worn very frequently and frequently in wet conditions.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have found that grained leather perform better in wet conditions. Probably because grains are printed onto leather and it kind of seals the pours up so the wick water better. They hide water marks and such better also.
     


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    Not sure how it happened, but I have five pairs of snowshoes in two places. To quote my wife, "what the fuck?!"
    I might say occasionally pleasant. Not sure "sane" fits.

    lefty
     


  6. archetypal_yuppie

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    You might get decent traction with them, but they wear down so much faster when wet, so that's a major hassle. Also doesn't take that much to get them soaked, and then you're dealing with a wet shoe. I like leather soles but in the rain I'm def going rubber. I do need to get some Swims though...
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am against galoshes because they smear the finish on my shoes, even the ones that are soft on the inside. I just wear beaters in the rain and my lug soles in the snow.
     


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    If and when I get Swims I'll also get another $5 horsehair brush to leave at the office. I don't go for a ridiculous mirror shine or anything, so I doub't I'd have any issues.
     


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    The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco
     


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    :rimshot:
     


  11. Connemara

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    You must be in the Adirondacks or something. That is ridiculous.
     


  12. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    I live about six blocks from DeBlasio's house in Brooklyn and was up til 4am working, and I counted the snow plow coming down our street at least 8-10 times. It even woke me up at 5am because the noise of the plow scraping against the already-cleared cement was so loud.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    piece of shit.
     


  14. StephenHero

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    Don't hate Park Slope residents because we're important enough to get special treatment from our mayor. Did you have to walk two whole blocks for an expresso and torta this morning? Well, most of us did.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    no, i stayed in and walked to the starbucks and then to the chinese restaurant, both of which are at the end of my block.
     


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