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  1. blackdog1101

    Which Franken-Watch Do You Like Best?

    I like them both a lot. Would you be able to expand on how you went about doing the rehabs? That sounds interesting.
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    My wife says I dress too fancy

    Meet her in the middle with this. :biggrin1:
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    I'm doing something I haven't in a very long time - smoking a pipe. Or anything for that matter. I opened a jar of McClelland 2015 from 2006 for the occasion. Smoking it a McCranies (Ashton/Jacono) lovat that always liked virginias. I used to be a very dedicated pipe smoker and collector...
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    Mock Turtleneck Sweaters and Sport Coats

    Whoops, that should read "pull it off" in selection #3. I can't figure out how to edit the poll.
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    Mock Turtleneck Sweaters and Sport Coats

    What is your opinion of the ubiquitous black/gray mock turtleneck worn with a sport coat? Further, should the sweater (fine silk or cashmire) be tucked in or left out?
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    Netflix is at it again

    I agree. I'm not interested in most TV series, but really wish they would increase their movie selections.
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    Google Privacy Changes

    Have any of you figured out the Google privacy changes? Do you plan to make any changes on your Google settings or the way you use Google? The changes don't make me comfortable but I'm not sure theres much to be done about it. Some days I feel like going Luddite and get rid of all the...
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    Your absolute favorite quotation

    "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: And with all thy getting get understanding." Proverbs 4:7
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    "Well, life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them."

    Congratulations! I wish you both much joy together.
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    Is wearing black with brown now fashionably acceptable?

    Personally I dislike black suits, and most black clothing in general. Nothing darker than charcoal grey for me, thanks. I only own one pair of black shoes, and one black belt, which are only worn on formal occasions.
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    If you won the lottery, what would you buy / or do?

    1st, pay off the house. 2nd, take my wife on a honeymoon. We've been married 24 years and never had a honeymoon. 3rd, plan to retire early.
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    Thrift Store / Consignment Store Finds?

    I did a little thrifting at lunchtime today. I found a pair of perfect RL Polo wool slacks for $2.
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    Whose Kiddos needed ear tubes?

    It's a very common procedure, no worries. FWIW, I learned from a buddy who is a pediatric surgeon at Mayo that there is a high correllation between milk allergies and ear infections. A lot of doctors don't diagnose this. You may want to try her on soy or rice milk. Google "ear infections and...
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    Star Wars: From the beginning? or in the order that I watched them?

    The first three from the late 70's and early 80's were wonderful stories. The three "prequels" were shadows of the earlier movies. IMO George Lucas diminished the franchise with the additional 3 movies.
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    What makes one a Gentleman?

    How does this differ from any heathen or ruffian on the roads of life? IMO a gentleman will allow himself to be inconvenienced for the betterment or aid of someone else. To show kindness only when it is convenient is not the hallmark of a gentleman.
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    Show those pocket watches

    I posted this on another website back in November; I hope no one minds if I repost it here. I've wound it every day since then and it loses about two minutes per day, but I don't think that's bad considering it's age. ************************************** I dug out a pocket watch I have...
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    Thrift Store / Consignment Store Finds?

    I have made a few nice scores lately in thrift stores. The other day I got a Tommy Bahama long sleeve silk shirt and a Patagonia fishing shirt for $8 and $4 respectively. Today I found a Bugatchi Uomo and an Indigo Palms shirt for $5 each. And a clay stein from the Hofbrau Haus in Germany for...
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    Avoiding Becoming an old fogey...

    I turned 50 a few months ago, and this has more or less been my approach. I have rarely worn T shirts as an adult, so that's not a loss to me. But I have upgraded my clothing a bit. I'm comfortable with pleated woolen pants, which I know are not the current style with the younger crowd, but...
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    Disappointed with new Land's End slacks

    I've worn Land's End casual slacks for far more years than I care to recall, dating back to when they were largely known as a supplier to boaters and sailors. During most of that time they sold reliable, conventional clothing that fit my budget. I recently purchased a pair of casual grey...
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    Need some advice

    I work in a similar Fortune 500 environment. I would wear gray or olive slacks, open collar dress shirt, ana a blazer. And the leather polished shoes. Good luck!