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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:11 am 
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I received a bag of mostly classic Brooks Brothers bow ties from a lady whose husband died a year ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:59 pm 
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Found one of Mr. Winston's cheeky ties on eBay recently...

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Can anyone guess what it stands for? :P

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 pm 
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Found one of Mr. Winston's cheeky ties on eBay recently...

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Can anyone guess what it stands for? :P
I can think of a few contexts in which I'd definitely wear this tie.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:52 pm 
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Finally found a decent blue gingham shirt on eBay. I've been searching for one for about two years now. I've come across some average versions from J.Crew and Polo, but they all had their shortcomings. Whether it was a lifeless collar or the gingham pattern was so small it looked like a solid blue shirt from anything more than 5 ft. away, they all seemed to be lacking something. Fast forward to a couple days ago and I found this bad boy on eBay, which was made by our friends at J. Press. It should be arriving in the next few days and I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:37 pm 
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I've wanted a Chipp jacket forever, and I just won this one.

I have two big problems -- no, three big problems in getting stuff.

1. My weight keeps changing

2. I have too much stuff already, but my weight keeps changing

3. My alterations lady closed shop, and there is nobody to sew up my stuff. So if I buy a jacketr or something the numbers have to be perfect.

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Interesting definition of "NWT":

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:53 am 
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I've wanted a Chipp jacket forever, and I just won this one.

I have two big problems -- no, three big problems in getting stuff.

1. My weight keeps changing

2. I have too much stuff already, but my weight keeps changing

3. My alterations lady closed shop, and there is nobody to sew up my stuff. So if I buy a jacketr or something the numbers have to be perfect.
That's a beautiful sport coat, Patrick. I haven't noticed anything different about your weight, but it may be helpful if you organize you your closet by weight class. It would be like the many shades of George Costanza. Except this time it's the many shades of Carlos Danger or his pal Linus J. Scrimshaw.

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The seller made that tag himself, didn't he?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:16 pm 
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I've wanted a Chipp jacket forever, and I just won this one.

I have two big problems -- no, three big problems in getting stuff.

1. My weight keeps changing

2. I have too much stuff already, but my weight keeps changing

3. My alterations lady closed shop, and there is nobody to sew up my stuff. So if I buy a jacketr or something the numbers have to be perfect.
That's a beautiful sport coat, Patrick. I haven't noticed anything different about your weight, but it may be helpful if you organize you your closet by weight class. It would be like the many shades of George Costanza. Except this time it's the many shades of Carlos Danger or his pal Linus J. Scrimshaw.
That just means I've been fat a long time.

Well, chunky, anyway.

I have everything organized by weight class. Problem is I forget which is which.

The jacket arrived today. It's super slouchy. I'll trot it out next couple of days. Probably not tomorrow, as we are currently getting blasted by yet another snowstorm.

I'm thinking of moving to Wyoming. Better fishing and while the winters are cold, they are fairly dry.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:45 pm 
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Couldn't be happier with this gem I found in the mailbox today. Tan poplin wash n' wear suit from Brooks Brothers with all the trimmings! 3/2 roll, patch pockets, center vent, two-button cuff, MOP buttons, swelled edges, FULL 12" rise, 1.75" cuffs, and minimal padding in the shoulders. All I need to do is shorten the sleeves and inseam and it's ready to go (seen below with sleeves and cuffs rolled to the correct length).

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It has the white label with gold block letters. Anybody know when BB used that label?

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:04 pm 
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That is a great find, LeeLo. 8)
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I've got a few of those wash and wears. They are the berries. The Bros. should scrap their entire line of Milano Twig Man Couture (with complimentary magic non-cutting digital razor) and start again with this.

They took a stab at it 10 years ago or so, with blended poplin, but they used CoolMax instead of good old polyester, and they put too much padding in the shoulders. I had one and frankly the old one was cooler in summer. Plus the old ones have the coveted "House of Representatives 1968" look. Or 1974, if the lapels are little wider.


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That is a great find, LeeLo. 8)
Thanks, Ensiferous!
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Plus the old ones have the coveted "House of Representatives 1968" look. Or 1974, if the lapels are little wider.
That's the look I was going for! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm 
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A little digression:

As you have probably figured out, I do a lot of fly-fishing.

Wading in rivers is an inherently risky business. The Housatonic River, where I am frequently found, is extra treacherous. Felt-soled wading boots are a must.

But they are not a universal solution. For instance, for scrambling down a forested hillside, with abundant leaf cover, felt soles are about as useful as roller skates. Less useful, in fact. At least roller skates would dig into something, just before I fell.

For two seasons I have used Kahtoola micro-spikes. These are designed for ice climbing, but they work admirably over wading boots...until the chain link breaks.

Reasoning that $75 for a new set is a lot cheaper and easier on the nerves than a trip to the emergency room, I replaced them. Three times.

OK. Let us find a new way.

Someone on a fishing forum posted his method of adding studs to his felt-soled boots. Many manufacturers offer this option, the better to sell ludicrously overpriced sets of replacement studs.

A close examination of said studs reveal that they are remarkably similar to hex head screws. One might even suspect a scam, or clever marketing at the least.

But who am I to be cynical?

So...for an outlay of $8 at the hardware store, I obtained 20 3/6 inch #6 hex screws. I have no idea what they are for. I wanted something called Barge Cement, but had to make do with something else called Duro.

Using a slender nail (I believe it is called a framing nail," I made starter holes in the felt soles of my good Simms boots.

Then I put in a drop of glue, and screwed in the hex screws.

I tested them out the next day, on the limestone formations of the Blackberry River in North Canaan, Conn.

This is a slippery place. Think marble lobby, just mopped, with the addition of large, pointed rocks.

The boots performed splendidly.

Now, after a week's hard use, the screws have stayed put. And so have I.

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