Things that you know are "inferior" but still prefer

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  1. gdl203

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    This is false humility. There is nothing awful about these and they are not real toggle backs.
    Whoever talked about humility, or even of these being awful? I love these - they're my favorite cufflinks. I guess whether you want to call them toggle backs or not is semantics to me - they have the same type of articulated toggle mechanism as my other toggle-backed links - but twice, each.

    What sins would you like to confess?
     
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    Am I the only one who fesses up to the toggle-back preference?

    I don't know why toggle-backs are considered to be inferior, frankly.
     
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    Well technically, they are unfinished on one side. If i am going to wear cufflinks, I much prefer togglebacks.
     
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    Sure enough, Costco carries them. I picked a few (packs) up and they are comfortable, plus you don't feel bad about throwing them out.

    Limited background colors like navy, charcoal or black in a multi-pack with several small, neat designs on them.


    Wait...am I wrong, or is Costco one of those stores where you need a membership to buy stuff?


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    . . . What sins would you like to confess?
    I wear shirts from J.Press. Sometimes with J.Press ties. Also boxers without elastic.
     
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    This is false humility. There is nothing awful about these and they are not real toggle backs.

    Whoever talked about humility, or even of these being awful? I love these - they're my favorite cufflinks. I guess whether you want to call them toggle backs or not is semantics to me - they have the same type of articulated toggle mechanism as my other toggle-backed links - but twice, each.

    Dopey is quite right...those are derivative of an iconic cufflink of Hermès, the mors de filet equestrian motif link:

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    If you want to go back to ruling this thread, how about one of your improvised 3 roll 2s?

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    Wait...am I wrong, or is Costco one of those stores where you need a membership to buy stuff?


    - B


    It is, except for the purchase of alcohol. Walk in the door, tell them you want to buy alcohol, and they'll let you in without membership.

    I will confess my absolute favorite boxers are made by Hollister. They're very well-constructed and slimmer-fitting so as to avoid having to stuff them into your pants. Plus, the elastic band has a fleece lining, which makes them more comfortable than other, more-expensive brands I've tried.

    Other thing is my Banana Republic boots. $50 for a pair of chukka-style, pebble-grain leather boots. They fit well and look good to my eyes.
     
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    If you want to go back to ruling this thread, how about one of your improvised 3 roll 2s?
    First of all, they're not improvised - it's all clearly planned. Secondly, they're not inferior, they're actually an improved incarnation of their former stiff 3 button stance. Nothing to confess there. I know you love that story and can't get it out of your head (na na na) but it's really not that impressive and people used steamers here long before I joined and will continue to do so even though jefferyd has warned them of an impeding implosion-slash-spontaneous combustion of their garment.
     
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    Dopey is quite right...those are derivative of an iconic cufflink of Hermès, the mors de filet equestrian motif link:

    [​IMG]


    Those look very nice btw (nicer than mine actually) but do they toggle or simply swivel? Mine do toggle (you know, in 90 degrees increments, like... toggle backed links). This is an extremely important detail.
     
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    It is, except for the purchase of alcohol. Walk in the door, tell them you want to buy alcohol, and they'll let you in without membership.

    Wait...do people buy things in stores other than alcohol?


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    I have been enjoying the guilty please of elastic-less boxers.

    Boxer braces?


    - B


    * In before the edit.
     
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    Boxer braces?


    - B


    * In before the edit.


    I just moved it up a post.

    Brooks tie-back.
     
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    First of all, they're not improvised - it's all clearly planned. Secondly, they're not inferior, they're actually an improved incarnation of their former stiff 3 button stance. Nothing to confess there.

    Fiendish reasoning. You are a man with whom to be reckoned in small claims court.

    I know you love that story and can't get it out of your head (na na na) but it's really not that impressive and people used steamers here long before I joined and will continue to do so even though jefferyd has warned them of an impeding implosion-slash-spontaneous combustion of their garment.

    How will you face all the guys in pith helmets, though, who will be chuckling that your top buttonhole is now finished on the wrong side?

    Eh, wot?


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    Wait...am I wrong, or is Costco one of those stores where you need a membership to buy stuff? - B
    That's right, it's restricted.
     

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