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    Good But Inexpensive Laundry Detergent ?

    Hello Gentlemen, I was looking for an old thread where someone recommended the laundry detergent from a company called "Nancy Boy". I have purchased it a couple of times and it is great stuff. I don't know if the prices have gone up or if I am just getting cheaper, Well now it is $20 plus $5...
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    AE Brooklyn Light

    AE Brooklyn Lights...
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    Bandanas ?

    Hello again all, With this mask-wearing mandate, I have been looking at all alternatives. One of them would be to wear a bandana. Thing is, the bandanas I have encountered in recent years have been made of much thinner, scratchier fabric that is only printed on one side. I have looked through...
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    Jersey Athletic Shorts, Again.

    Hi everybody. I had a couple of pair of awesomely soft jersey NordicTrack athletic shorts several years ago, which eventually gave up the ghost. I've not been able to find them again and am pretty sure they no longer are made. The next best substitute I have found are Russell, but they are...
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    How Much Coffee/Tea/Caffeinated Beverages Do You Drink?

    How Much Coffee/Tea/Caffeinated Beverages Do You Drink? I realize this is kind of personal, but curious to know how much caffeine you are taking in. I am not sure we really know the strength in terms of mg caffeine of the coffee they were drinking. The below is for interest:
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    Cap to Cover Top of Head Surgical Wound?

    Hi everyone ! ! ! Greetings ! ! ! Had some great meetups and conversations with some of the people here in years past. OK to the point now. I had a skin cancer cut out of the top of my head a few days ago. Going to have a bandage up there for a few weeks, and was thinking about getting...
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    Conair Steamer - Costco

    https://www.costco.com/Conair-Handheld-Garment-Steamer.product.100466038.html Anyone seen or tried these? They are about $40 w $10 off currently. I have one of the brand that the experts here recommend, the Jiffy Esteem if I am not mistaken. Works fine, it is a little heavy but I have packed...
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    Pat Metheny Concert - Casual

    Had to run through several trial combinations of jacket and shoes to go with my dark dark blue jeans and BB tattersall shirt last night. Also smartwool Argyle socks. Finally settled on Navy hopsack blazer with tarnished brass buttons, and some ancient Alden black wingtips purchased on ebay...
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    For the Experts: Lessons Learned at Big Medical Conference

    Hi all, Checking in after a couple of weeks out of town, the better part of one of them spent at a big annual educational meeting of around 15,000 attendees. Most of the well-dressed (suit+tie or at least blazer+tie) are people presenting educational "sessions", some of whom are also involved...
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    Braces/Suspenders - Colors, Source Etc ?

    Dear All I hope you have been well since the last I was here. I'm attending a medical conference in SF soon, and have been going through my clothing. I'm thinking a pair of suspenders might be worth a try, since I find my trousers tend to want to ride down a bit, probably a consequence of...
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    Merino Wool Socks -- Another Question

    Merino Wool Socks -- Another Question Here is an easy question. I was recently reading a travel blog where the blogger also recommends various items for travel, presumably to help support his travelling. He recommended Merino wool socks from a particular company (at ~60/pair). He claims that...
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    Expensive-ish Underwear

    Greetings all, A friend recently told me the best men's underwear in the world was made by 2Undr, a company down under. Since a bunch of my old underwear from Costco got ruined in a too-hot dryer, I googled reviews of men's underwear and discovered there are several companies marketing similar...
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    Cashmere Sweaters

    Hi everyone! :) I have a navy blue cashmere v-neck sweater purchased from C. Tyrwhitt some time ago. It fits well and is a good weight for where I live (San Diego). It is starting to have some pilling and I'm thinking about buying another. I really like the navy and think it is a good...
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    Shoes -- Burgundy vs. Dark Brown

    I'm sure it has been discussed many times, but my search didn't turn up specifics. So, in terms of versatility, which color shoes go with which pants/suits? Moulded Shoe has an open order for some dark brown Alden Modified last plain captoe shoes. I'm a little tempted but also thinking about...
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    womens-fashion Hillary -- Strictly Style Discussion

    Full disclosure -- I will vote for Hillary. Having said that, I think her "pants suits" make her look like a teletubbie. Didn't some big name designer create those for her? Wouldn't she do better by borrowing a page from men's clothing, where the idea is to accentuate the positive physical...
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    My Hong Kong Experience

    Hi everyone. :chinese: I've been in Hong Kong for the last 10 days or so, combining some travel, leisure, professional, and "shopping" activities. I was recommended by AAAC member dr.butcher to a Daniel Fashions, a tailor he has come to trust and respect, after trying several. Here is Daniel...
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    Samuel Hubbard "Comfort" Shoes

    Samuel Hubbard "Comfort" Shoes I came across these at a specialty footwear shop the other day when I went in to buy some inserts/orthotics recommended by a podiatrist. The lady was pushing the Samuel Hubbards at me. They are priced at around $210 and are a casual shoe. There is a black model...
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    manners Lord Chesterfield's Letters

    Recently I downloaded a book of selected letters from Lord Chesterfield to his son. They contain advice intended to help him as he was introduced into society across Europe in the 1700's. As you may recall, Lord Chesterfield's reputation took a beating (justified or not?) from Samuel...
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    Alden Can't Change Width ?

    I could have sworn I had read here that if a pair of shoes were sent back to Alden for restoration, that they could make it a size narrower by doing the refurb on the next last width size down. But the lady there on the phone said no, they cannot. Anyone remember this subject coming up ever ...
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    Leather Dye Smell - Car Seats

    Leather Dye Smell - Car Seats Just asking this question on AAAC since there are so many knowledgeable people here. My mom is ninety and still drives a bit, safely believe it or not. She is using my older vehicle. Several years ago I had the leather seats, which were scuffed up/worn a bit...