Recent content by drpeter

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    Thrift store blues & brags

    LOL, the key phrase is almost identical. But the main reason is the collecting malady that I suffer from! I tend to stock up with certain types of shoes in larger numbers -- penny loafers, for instance. In this case, I picked them up because they were also from a different manufacturer, namely...
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    Thrift store blues & brags

    Another pair of US-made penny loafers made by Dexter, found at Goodwill, almost identical to the Sebago pair I recently picked up in colour, leather quality and soles. Again, soles unworn, one or two small scuffs in the uppers -- like the other pair, these may have been worn only indoors...
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    New BB OCBD

    I am facing similar dilemmas. I have a large collection of clothes and shoes, formal and informal, and am in the process of going through them and deciding what to toss and what not to toss. It's bloody slow. I did a similar venture when I moved in 2016, and the one thing that worked for me...
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    A question about white socks. Yes, white socks.

    The cost is around $9 to $15 for an average, organic cotton T shirt, and of course, much higher prices for certain name brand items. Not sure what the quality is like at the average price. But I'll look into it.
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    A question about white socks. Yes, white socks.

    I usually do not wear the white T shirts that are properly classified as underwear, although I have a few. Most of my T shirts are the coloured ones I wear throughout the year at home and as sleepwear, and of course, as a garment outside the home in the warmer summer months. I wear them in the...
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    More from Ralph

    I like the Gurkha-style khakis too, LOL. Didn't know RL made them.
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    A question about white socks. Yes, white socks.

    And a vast quantity of water for growth. The cotton needed for a single T shirt, I've read, requires around 700 gallons of water to produce.
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    Trimalchio in Nantucket? The Embezzlement at Alden

    I stand corrected! Thank you, Tiger. It's still a big stretch of economics...
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    Trimalchio in Nantucket? The Embezzlement at Alden

    Louis XIV and Keynes too! That is a stretch of macroeconomics that covers a broad swath, LOL.
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    Trimalchio in Nantucket? The Embezzlement at Alden

    Update on Richard Hajjar: He was sentenced to 70 months in prison, and $60 million in restitution. Details are here: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2021/09/16/rick-hajjar-sentenced/
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    Thrift store blues & brags

    Today's thrifting finds: A Brooks Brothers silk necktie, navy blue, maroon and gold in tiny diamond patterns. $ 2.00. An amazing, mint pair of burgundy Sebago LHS penny loafers with Made in Maine, USA on the sole and inside. Not a scratch anywhere and the soles and heels are pristine. The...
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    It's TWEED Season!

    I do mention Matt S's book above.
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    It's TWEED Season!

    Yes, I have heard those shirt cuffs called by that name as well. According to Peter Brooker and Matt Spaiser's new book From Tailors With Love, the cuff was designed (at the behest of Terence Young for Connery) by Turnbull and Asser, shirtmakers in London. They said they copied a similar cuff...
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    It's TWEED Season!

    Gauntlet, turned-back, turnback, even turned-up -- take your pick. Ian Fleming apparently liked them and he mentions several characters in the Bond books, including Bond himself wearing them. I also think there was at least one shirt with sleeves designed for Bond in the films with such cuffs...
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    It's TWEED Season!

    I have several, many in grey and brown, and in houndstooth, checks, and herringbone. They will be worn soon as the weather gets cooler -- I don't have to wait until the white stuff starts flying!