Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. otacon

    otacon Senior member

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    Lol at your dainty imported pencil. No eraser? What kind of utility can you get out of that?

    There's a reason why they lost the war. Maybe if they'd been more concerned with erasing words instead of ethnic groups, things would be different.
     


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    Dixon Ticonderogas are actually pretty good, all things considered. When I was in Europe a couple summers ago, I used them exclusively to do all my pencil sketches. Probably the most fun/best 5 weeks of my life.
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Lol at your dainty imported pencil. No eraser? What kind of utility can you get out of that? I bet after just a little hard wear, you'd be down to a nub while a Dixon Ticonderoga, with it's Made in the USA quality, will keep going on and on. And don't forgot about the attached eraser that will keep you mistake free for the life of your pencil.
    Your craven worship of utility makes you a styleless survivalist. Your workwear parka has 12 pockets on it. Is that just in case? In case of WHAT? To store more of your dorky pencils? So, too, is your gaudy pink eraser a vestige of Wild West frontierism, an excess of utility. I bet you like to cram all kinds of stuff in your Conestoga wagon, too. Not for us FB users. Ever heard of minimalism, buddy? Ever heard of panache? Fashion pencil for fashion people who sketch by night. Ticonderoga is yellow and pink. Those are safety colors. Those are jogging-suit-at-night colors. Why not slap a reflective triangle on your pencil, too, just in case any ongoing cars don't see you in your heritage Radio Flyer wagon, tooling around the burbs? Faber Castell is gunmetal green and silver like a vintage BMW sedan. It's chic. You know why we don't need a Pink Pearl? Because we don't make mistakes. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    Should I or shouldn't I?
     


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    Yes.

    I'm trying to figure out a way to budget the Ravello Brixtons.
     


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    Your craven worship of utility makes you a styleless survivalist. Your workwear parka has 12 pockets on it. Is that just in case? In case of WHAT? To store more of your dorky pencils? So, too, is your gaudy pink eraser a vestige of Wild West frontierism, an excess of utility. I bet you like to cram all kinds of stuff in your Conestoga wagon, too.

    Not for us FB users. Ever heard of minimalism, buddy? Ever heard of panache? Fashion pencil for fashion people who sketch by night. Ticonderoga is yellow and pink. Those are safety colors. Those are jogging-suit-at-night colors. Why not slap a reflective triangle on your pencil, too, just in case any ongoing cars don't see you in your heritage Radio Flyer wagon, tooling around the burbs? Faber Castell is gunmetal green and silver like a vintage BMW sedan. It's chic.

    You know why we don't need a Pink Pearl? Because we don't make mistakes.


    all sig worthy
     


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    Yes.

    I'm trying to figure out a way to budget the Ravello Brixtons.


    Those are beautiful, too. I really, really want these wingtips but I've blown so much on outwear lately. I'll probably just have to cave.

    Greetings from Roanoke, btw.
     


  10. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    i use mechanical pencils.

    this is horrible. You are missing out on the feeling of holding wood between your fingers.

    your machines cannot craft character. there is beauty in imperfection. Only Americans, and Japanese people with fetishes for America know this.
     


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    Your craven worship of utility makes you a styleless survivalist. Your workwear parka has 12 pockets on it. Is that just in case? In case of WHAT? To store more of your dorky pencils? So, too, is your gaudy pink eraser a vestige of Wild West frontierism, an excess of utility. I bet you like to cram all kinds of stuff in your Conestoga wagon, too. Not for us FB users. Ever heard of minimalism, buddy? Ever heard of panache? Fashion pencil for fashion people who sketch by night. Ticonderoga is yellow and pink. Those are safety colors. Those are jogging-suit-at-night colors. Why not slap a reflective triangle on your pencil, too, just in case any ongoing cars don't see you in your heritage Radio Flyer wagon, tooling around the burbs? Faber Castell is gunmetal green and silver like a vintage BMW sedan. It's chic. You know why we don't need a Pink Pearl? Because we don't make mistakes.
    Hm... perhaps you have a point. I am willing to try out a Faber-Castell but they're too expensive. Is it possible to whittle a Dixon Ticonderoga to resemble one?
     


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  13. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    lol plebes using pencils. I use a Rhodium-tipped elephant tusk wrapped in vicuna fountain filled with Paul the Octopus' ink
     


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    Hm... perhaps you have a point. I am willing to try out a Faber-Castell but they're too expensive. Is it possible to whittle a Dixon Ticonderoga to resemble one?
    I wouldn't talk too loudly about that on this board; people don't look kindly upon counterfeits. I know it's all about the logo-as-status-symbol, but wait and save up for the real thing. The heft of the authentic FB pencil and the paint job, the way the letters are carved in that Futurist/Formalist way... it has to be seen to be believed. Seriously you have to handle Faber Castell's pieces in person to understand the hype. All of the $$$ sticker price doesn't just go into buying a design. They are high quality, really. I'll spare you the details about the Line 14 Replica pencils, because I think it might blow your mind at this stage. For now, I advise looking for a mid-market pencil that is a step up from the Dixon Ticonderoga (Come on, it's the "Dockers" of pencils. Look at how baggy the wood is). Shades of Greige makes good middle-brow pencils. You'll know their pieces because of the distinctive gray cast. Remember to size down 2HB. [​IMG]
     


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    lol plebes using pencils. I use a Rhodium-tipped elephant tusk wrapped in vicuna fountain filled with Paul the Octopus' ink

    I use my dong
     


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