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Thread Men's boots
Frye definitely does it. You can go see the logo stamped usually on the heal of the boots. Sometimes it's higher up the ankle. As for brands I like, when it comes to boots I am pretty much exclusive Alden and Viberg. They are pricey as hell but I find their fit, construction, and styles to be pretty unmatched. I do have a pair from Carmina which aren't too shabby either.
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Thread Men's boots
Alden boots (US made), classic Indy boot, or any of their cap toe boots. Go shell cordovan leather if you wanna splurge ($700+). Viberg (canadian made) Service boots in the 2030 last (lasts are what determine sizing and shoe profile). These options aren't cheap but are built to be handed down to your kids with proper care and resoling. Truman Boot Co. (US made) are a cheaper alternative to Viberg, using aping their style very very closely at around $150-$200 less than Viberg.
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Thread Is "Dance Macabre" by Ghost the greatest rock song in the past 10 years?
anytime this song plays or gets referenced i always hope for the day QOTSA does a Bond intro song. This song i picture with one of those cool ass opening silhouette sequences
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Thread Intermittent Fasting OT
never saw this thread before, but i am nearing 96 hours without any food. the first 48 was a little rough, but after 60 it has been pretty easy. i am not weighing myself or anything and i am not insanely active, just decided to give this a shot to be rid of belly fat, so far it's working incredibly well. i am trying for a full 7 days without food. we'll see if i make that. i am most worried about going back to eating semi crappy afterwards. i gotta be diligent about not relying on horrible foods after.
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Thread Guitar |OT| If you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded
i watch this guy's stuff from time to time. He's a really good player and runs a pretty wide range of stuff he reviews. he's like a college student and isn't some high level "influencer" so he doesn't get shit thrown at him, his local sam ash lends him stuff. and he seems good about trying to highlight affordable alternatives to the big expensive boys. *edit, though he i think almost exclusively focused on guitars. for instance, this review:
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Thread Guitar |OT| If you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded
speaking of pickups, i've acquired a number guitars through my horribly compulsive shopping behavior and i've now got such a crazy cool wide range that have taught me a lot about their differences. my biggest learning came from acquiring my 1980 Gibson Les Paul Heritage. It has the famous Tim Shaw pups and they're pretty low output which causes me to bump up my master volume on my amp a bit, but these lower outputs sound so amazing. i can still get a thick heavy distorted tone out of them when the amp is set right, and they just sound fucking killer. by comparison, my USA PRS Tremonti has insanely hot pickups, which also sound fucking amazing, but are loud as shit when swapping between the two guitars with the same amp setting. I also have an 82' Gibson Flying V with Dirty Fingers which are hot as fuck, possibly even moreso than the Tremonti bridge pickup.
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Thread Guitar |OT| If you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded
how much are the private lessons you've found? my teacher does lessons over skype and might be more affordable than what you've encountered. i know when you read skype it sets alarms off. Firstly, he's a friend of mine who used to live here in LA so I took lessons for two years from him in person at his home, he then upped and moved across country so we switched to skype. He's such a great teacher though, that being done over skype has no negative impact on how he teaches or how I am progressing. He's just that good of a teacher.
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Thread Guitar |OT| If you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded
i will jump in and ask another question on the practicing routine. WHAT specifically are you guys choosing to practice in the time you spend doing it? just pieces of a song you're into at the moment or scales and improvising scales to build solos, dexterity and such?
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Thread Guitar |OT| If you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded
latest acquisition. Paul Reed Smith Tremonti signature. This pic doesn't do this green flame justice. After being a huge Gibson Les Paul fanboy for the past decade, I have to say, these are goddamn amazing guitars.
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Thread Guitar |OT| If you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded
I definitely bonded with this PRS quickly, but I still love my Gibson Les Pauls too. Their necks are just a LITTLE bit bigger which I got used to over the years. But the PRS is just so well made and sound fantastic. It's clear they have such a passion for their builds. I got all my Gibsons before they went to shit, two of my LPs are from 2007/2008 and are Custom Shop joints, so there's never been much hate towards them anyways, besides price, which again, when I bought was before Gibson skyrocketed their pricing too. I had always wanted a PRS, never even held one before pulling the trigger on this one, I got one of the 20% of Musician Friend emails and thought, if this applies to the Tremonti, I will buy it, and lo and behold, it applied! So between the coupon and having it shipped to a state with no taxes, I got a damn good deal on it!
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Thread Men's Fashion |OT| 1 - A new era.
i personally think people who do the sneakers with slacks/button-up /suit look silly. that looks goes in the, unless you're fit, relatively good looking, the rest of the clothes are perfectly fitted, you cannot pull off the look well. a better recommendation would like a Clarks desert boot or something. that can toe the line between casual/semi formal.
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Thread Men's Fashion |OT| 1 - A new era.
are you into this because it's a james bond polo? pique polos are crap in my opinion. if you want something that fits great and is of a nice knit quality, go with Suit Supply's knitted polos. they're like Mad Men classy in the linen and cotton/linen blends. fuck pique. they're also around $65-$75 in cost.
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Thread Men's Fashion |OT| 1 - A new era.
i think you'll be quite happy with a Suit Supply polo. I was never a polo person, now I am addicted to theirs. As for the tucked in shirt thing, it's probably a combo of them getting slim fit or having a tailor slim it down. what size do you typically wear in jcrew? i buy XS, I am 5'9 135lbs and I generally have little to no puffy ness with their button ups.