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Stylish Non-Clothing Things

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. cptjeff

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    There's a book called, "A Perfect Red", which outlays the history of that dye. At the time it was a very precious commodity, and its trade had global repercussions. It's still used as a natural food dye and in clothes for people who have allergies to the coal based dyes we primarily use now. Worth reading.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's your "serious" camera these days? Please don't disappoint with something banal like a 5D Mark II.
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    Where are the rosewood acoustics?
     
  4. Mr. Moo

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    My daily driver. I can't think of a better one.
     
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  6. MyOtherLife

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    I would be interested to see photos of preferred home furnishings. A nice studded leather wing chair, an exquisite valet, dressing mirrors, things of that nature for the dressing environment. Things that enhance the dressing ritual.
     
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  7. aizan

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    gah! stylish cameras need their own thread. i'm setting up a blog all about camera design; a critical mass has been reached.

    i'll post some non-camera items tomorrow evening.
     
  8. jrd617

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    Very nice!
     
  10. add911_11

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    If PG is still around, he should show us the bikes he has........
     
  11. impolyt_one

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    I once lived on the Navajo reservation - a bunch of their stuff is great, really trendy right now obviously, but it was and will be great forever. The silversmithing and the rugs are really accessible, honest American work. I really like the Navajo Germantown eyedazzler rugs:
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    I like Amish quilts as well, I think as money permits I want to start collecting Navajo rugs, Amish quilts, and Ukiyo-e.
     
  12. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    My next door neighbor has an Audi A6 3.2 S-line as his daily driver I always see him taking his elderly mother places in, and then putts around very occasionally in his 1969 series i E-type coupe, usually at night. I live up on a higher floor, so at night if I'm out on the patio and I see the Jag come home, the top view of that thing - it's amazing. Intensely beautiful, just so much more impressive than modern exotic cars. The bonnet seems to go on forever, the vents on the hood talk business, and it's voluptuous - the hips on that car are sexy as hell. His E-type is dark green with a '19-69' license plate.

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  13. black_umbrella

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    This is a double valve section for a bass trombone. With thayer valves. Probably from an edwards or getzen.

    I play mine every day.

    did you go to their factory to get fitted? It was a fantastic experience, first time I ever go something sorta bespoke...
     
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  14. impolyt_one

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    My mother has fanatically collected dinnerware and kitchen stuff for years, it takes up more than a couple rooms worth of storage. I am looking forward to inheriting it someday. There's an ungodly collection of Fire King in the jadite color that she bought up years ago when it was cheap or nearly free:
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    Lots of other series in large sets as well, a lot of vintage Americana. There's a full set of Griswold and Wagner cast iron cookware in there too. On my own lately, I am putting together functional collections of Le Creuset and Staub cocottes and have some better Baccarat and Japanese cut crystal, some bone china, and some Asian pottery for small plates, so I think someday I will have a pretty epic collection of stuff.
     
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    I'll post my white Edelman all gain Eames lounge and ottoman later on.
     
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    Any woodworkers out there? These planes are a thing of beauty.

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    Lamp—simple, like how I like my clothes... and sentences. :)

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    Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I feel firearms can communicate a great sense of taste, design and style. This weapon is not mine, and is an example from the Orvis archives. However, I own a Beretta Over-Under very similar to this one that I keep in Ohio where my family has some hunting land. I also own a couple of vintage pistols that are quite nice to look at and inspiring, almost art-like, works of design.
     
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  20. F. Corbera

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