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    Boycott Turkey - Free Famagusta and Kurdish Children!

    The illegal occupation of Famagusta must end. This has been going on since 1974. Enough is enough. Also, why do we let Turkey get away with abusing and arresting Kurdish children?
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    Gianni Volpe

    Any info on Gianni Volpe of Napoli?
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    My First David Reeves Bespoke Suit

    Fabric: Dormeuil Summer Amadeus Super 130s 9 oz. Black Style 2 button Peak lapel Side vents I already have suits in every color of the rainbow, so I decided to commission a black suit that I can use for formal occasions. Note, my shoulders are sloped, with my right shoulder...
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    Holland & Sherry at LS

    Stopped by LS today on the way to lunch and Izzy mentioned that all the Holland and Sherry fabrics are 40% off. He had lots of books to choose from.
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    Handwork on MTM Suits

    I was always under the impression that MTM suits, other than Kiton or Oxxford perhaps, were 100% machine made, with no hand work at all. I was pleasantly surprised to notice handwork in my new H. Freeman (not to be confused with Hickey Freeman) MTM suit. I noticed it under the collar and in the...
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    ETHNIC STRAINS REIGN

    ETHNIC STRAINS REIGN By HASANI GITTENS December 13, 2007 -- It's not easy being black. A new national poll shows serious tensions among nonwhite ethnic groups - with African-Americans getting the short end of the stick more often than not. The survey of 1,105 black, Hispanic and...
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    Waterproof Boots - Can I do better?

    I am looking for a pair of dressy, waterproof boots. I am considering this Timberland boot: https://www.timberland.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2893958&cp=1779791.1761081.2889894&parentPage=family or perhaps...
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    Saudi Justice

    By The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi court sentenced a woman who had been gang raped to six months in jail and 200 lashes — more than doubling her initial penalty for being in the car of a man who was not a relative, a newspaper reported Thursday. The decision by the...
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    My MTO Martegani's!

    Just got these from Ron Rider: They are a superb fit, on the 35 last in shell cordovan. The color is called "dark brown." As you can expect, Ron was a pleasure to deal with, despite the fact that he had to fly back home to be with his wife the minute after my meeting with him. My...
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    Critique My MTM Suit

    I got this MTM over a year ago. Before I order another one, I am looking for feedback on the following: 1) What's good and what can be improved? 2) How would you characterize the silhouette?
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    Suit Silhouettes Pictorial

    There is no shortage of comments on the various suit silhouettes and which company makes which particular silhouette. What I am looking for is a pictorial of suits with a description of the silhouette. Has this ever been posted? I have not been able to find this.
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    New Tax Data

    New data released by the IRS today offers interesting insights into the distributional spread of the federal income tax burden, new analysis by the Tax Foundation shows. The new data shows that the top-earning 25% of taxpayers (AGI over $62,068) earned 67.5% of the nation’s income, but they paid...
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    H Freeman MTM vs Coppley MTM

    Is there anyone who has had a MTM suit done both by H Freeman (not to be confused with Hickey Freeman) and Coppley. I know that Coppley is generally half canvassed while H Freeman is fully canvassed. I also know that Coppley has a quicker turn-around than H Freeman. Their pricing seems to be...
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    To Fold a Jacket

    From Andy's bible: Hold the center of the collar at the top with your left hand so that the back of the jacket is facing you. Fold the right side back to the coats middle seam. Grab the right sleeve by the inside lining at the shoulder seam and pull it out so that the shoulder is...
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    MTO Double Monk

    I am considering purchasing a MTO double monk from Martegani. I plan on wearing it with a suit (possiblely for work). It will be shell cordovan and either color #6 or Mahogani. 1) My question is which would be preferable, a plain front (similar to the C&J Seymour) or a cap toe (similar to...
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    A&E Belts on STP

    Has anyone noticed that the supposed original retail price shown on STP for AE belts is way too high? For example, for these two belts, STP claims that the retail price is really $195 so they are giving you the belts at a 69% discount...
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    How should Israel Deal with Hamas Rocket Fire?

    It appears that Hamas has fired over 100 rockets into Israeli civillian territory (hey, where is the UN condemnation???). How should Israel respond?
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    COACH Belts

    Does anybody have experience with their non-gator belts? Are they a good value? At regular retail, it's close in price to Allen Edmonds. Is it better than AE?
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    Single Needle Stitching - Shirts

    What exactly is Single Needle Stitching, and more importantly, what is so great about this?
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    NY Sales Tax on A&E Recrafting

    Does anyone have any idea why Allen Edmonds charges New Yorkers NYS sales tax on recrafting. Why isn't it exempt like any other shoe repair that is specifically exempt from NYS sales tax?