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Author:  Sartre [ Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:28 pm ]
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I'm a sucker for British items. Last week I was traveling in London and picked up a silk scarf at the Cordings summer sale and a pair of snuff suede half-brogues (favorites of Englishmen everywhere, including Prince Charles, who took some flak for wearing them on the beach at Brighton) from Crockett & Jones.

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When I returned to the States, I took the shoes to a local cobbler to have cleats put in--I tend to wear my shoes unevenly at the toe and heel--and, noticing the slight marking on the leather soles (I had worn the shoes once already), the guy asked if I also wanted to have rubber soles put on. When I said No, I preferred the leather I had just spent a day's pay to acquire, he looked at me quizzically, as if I had ordered salad and a glass of milk at a beef and beer dinner. As the Brits would say, "Funny, that." He won't be getting any more of my business.

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The previous week I had passed my local Brooks Brothers and noticed with more than a touch of irony the window displays celebrating Brooks's 200th anniversary. Set against reproductions of iconic old Brooks Brothers newspaper advertisements featuring soft-shouldered three-button sack jackets and suits was a series of mannequins dressed in darted, highly tailored jackets at least a size too small. Easy pickings to criticize Brooks Brothers these days, but I mean really.

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I hope you're all having a terrific summer.

Author:  Billax [ Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm ]
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Pics don't show for me.

Author:  Topsider [ Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:20 pm ]
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Billax wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Pics don't show for me.
Nor for me. I think it's a Google Photos thing, but I'm not a Google Photos user, so I can't be more specific than that.

Author:  Billax [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:57 pm ]
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Summer sucks without white Ducks and white Bucks. Perfect for walking the dog on a warm Summer day!

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Author:  Sartre [ Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:40 am ]
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Topsider wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Billax wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Pics don't show for me.
Nor for me. I think it's a Google Photos thing, but I'm not a Google Photos user, so I can't be more specific than that.
Repaired.

Author:  Roycru [ Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:10 pm ]
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While on the subject of dogs and shoes, Freckles the dog checking my shoes (while still holding on to the horse toenail she was chewing on) before I went out a few weeks ago.

Around twelve years ago, my friend found Freckles and her mother wandering around in the desert. As time went by, Freckles got Valley Fever and had a hard time breathing, lost her hearing, and got arthritis and had a hard time moving around.

Last night, just after the thunder started, Freckles went to Dog Heaven.

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Author:  Billax [ Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm ]
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A man and his dog are a wonderful combination. So sorry for your loss, Roycru.

Author:  Billax [ Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:19 pm ]
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My reversible Bucket hat (the obverse is solid Navy). It's a Stetson... but it was acquired at a far more accessible price than other Stetson's mentioned on the Curriculum.

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Author:  Sartre [ Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:24 pm ]
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^ That's a nice patch madras. I don't think I'd ever wear the navy side.

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