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    Airline Prices

    That's what we did. We ended up going through the cruise line as they have some reduced rates. They'll also get us there in case the airlines pull some shenanigans. We have 24 hours to check if the price goes down, and if it does, we'll get a refund for the difference. I did try the...
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    Airline Prices

    My wife and I are going on a cruise leaving from Civitavecchia (Rome) in October. I’ve been keeping an eye on flights from my home airport (RNO) to Rome (FCO). A couple of days ago the least expensive flight was about $875 RT. The next day, coach fares were $775 RT each. Good deal!! I talked...
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    Sick of political Correctness!

    Notice: All subversive or offensive content is in plain English. No endorsement or condemnation of any persons, products, places, pets or politics, living or dead, factual or fictional, shall be implied or inferred herein by person(s) or their agents(s). If you have to get your fun by threats...
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    Size Question

    Saw a Lauren by Ralph Lauren suit in a store recently and there was a size 48 as well as a 48XL? The sales staff were busy with other customers so I didn't have the opportunity to ask what the difference is. Any thoughts?
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    Events in Missouri

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    Share your favorite movie quotes

    US Marshal to Wyatt Earp: “I never met a rich man without a guilty conscience.” Earp: “I already have a guilty conscience. Might as well have the money too.” From “Tombstone”
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    What did you wear to YOUR wedding?

    We eloped while on an Alaskan cruise. Although luggage space was at a premium, I managed to pack a black/white birdseye suit with a white Lewin shirt and black/white Lewin tie. View from the porch Skater's Cabin overlooking Mendenhall Glacier where we got married. It was a perfect day.
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    Mourning the continuing loss of negatives

    Not to mention "there", "their" and "they're". Or should it be, "I couldn't care less"? :eek2: Sometimes I find it all expressed best by Yul Brynner in 'The King and I', "Is a puzzlement!"
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    Where do I get a nice peacoat?

    Here's another alternative: https://www.uswings.com/peacoat.asp
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    Can mass-produced clothes look classy?

    ^^^^^ Exactly. I think it's mostly the person wearing the clothes that make them classy, not the clothing items in and of themselves.
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    Why <Insert State, Province, or Country> Drivers Are the Worst!

    I can say that in my 20+ years as a police officer, I never stopped a car bearing Oregon plates WITHOUT taking enforcement action. Not ever! They are the worse I've ever seen, it's almost as if they tossed out their common sense once they crossed the border with California.
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    Porpoise-skin boots

    and that would be?
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    JAB vs. " I Guarantee it!"

    I haven't been to a Lord and Taylor store in a long time but when I do walk into a Macy's the majority of the suits in stock are the newer style, slim fit, short jacket with low rise, flat front slacks. They also rarely have my size which is currently 50 but I'm making my way back to a 46. I...
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    JAB vs. " I Guarantee it!"

    One afternoon, I stopped by my local JAB and saw a nice black/white check suit. There wasn't a big sale going on so I didn't buy it. The next day, I see the same suit on the website at a hugely reduced price. So I order it at the reduced price, it arrives the next day and the return address on...
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    Whoops

    https://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268765/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=KDi918YR
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    Anderson and Sheppard

    Pretty good article and photo slide show. Wasn't sure to post it here or in the Bespoke forum. Enjoy. Moderators please move if necessary. Cheers, David https://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/20/us-fashion-menswear-savilerow-idUSBRE91J0J420130220
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    Seeking Brooklyn tailor

    Brooklyn Tailor Try this guy: Martin Greenfield Clothiers 239 Varet Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 718-497-5480 Here's a movie about him. https://www.wimp.com/tailorlessons/ Good luck. * Didn't realize I'd commented on a 2 1/2 year old post.
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    Cold weather clothes

    The Sorels should do. I've had a pair for 20 years. You might consider some type of orthotic insert as the wool liner in the Caribou boot doesn't offer much in the way of arch support. Could become an issue on long hikes or even wearing snow shows. Good luck.
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    Classy / classic looking watch that can be worn in the shower

    Despite all the advice given about what watch band survives a shower, it's kind of hard to defend laziness. Take the watch off and put it in your pocket. It’s just not that hard to remember.
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    Cold weather clothes

    Evening Vasi, Yellowstone in February means snow and lots of it. I might suggest at least a pair of goretex over pants to wear over your wool pants. Snow sticks to fabric and brushes off Gore-Tex very easily. I don’t know what type of boots you purchased but if they don’t have at least...