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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The "standard" eather is a good 2.75 ounce calfskin - substantial, but also quite soft and supple, with a fine grain that willl come out with wear. Luxire had the leather specially tanned for this project.
     
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    I realize that this is a sensitive topic, so please let me know if you'd rather not comment, but I was wondering if you could compare these jackets (particularly the double rider) with the SF x Thurston Brothers Daredevil jacket.
     
  3. LA Guy

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    I like both quite a bit. The Daredevil is more "tough", in that the leather is heavier, with that cool and characteristic Vanson leather and super chunky chrome hardware that is characteristic of the brand. The ones done with Luxire are more "tailored, for lack of a better word. The shoulders do not use lapped seams, for example, and the details on the "standard" models are fewer and more streamlined. The leather is a bt more matte witha finer grain, slightly lower weight leather, and less in your face hardware.
     
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    Are there any ladies models?
     
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    Can the winner make out a check from his company directly to the foundation and reference Styleforum's fundraiser in the memo? (For tax purposes)
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Unfortunately, no. It would make logistics nearly impossible. We've been meaning for a couple of years to set up some sort of foundation, but haven't had the time to do so.

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    Unfortunately, not yet.
     
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    Ah, how about a receipt mentioning the charitable contribution?
     
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    I don't think you can write it off if you get something of greater value than your contribution anyway
     
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    We could do that. Whether the IRS will accept it is a different matter, since we are not set up to be a charity right now. My accountant (or maybe my lawyer?) mentioned something last year about being able to set up some sort of limited trust that would allow this, but the paperwork is apparently horrendous, and I'd need oversight and a board or something. I will look into this for 2016, if time allows. That's what I said last year though. Big companies apparently have this for their big fundraisers, but we don't have that type of staff. Sorry for that inconvenience.
     
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    Also, this. So, you would get whatever is above $800 or so written off, should bids get that high.

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    Eh. Let's roll the dice.

    $625
     
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    Sounds like what I say most days. Do we have $650 in the house?
     
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    best community on the net. i am excited to see how wel it goes.
     
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