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  1. Re: Disney to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion dollars

    I had a text conversation about this yesterday morning. It was one of those things where, the more it was talked about, the more excited I got about it.
    My biggest point was this, and why the sale...
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    Mind that can of worms, NB. There was a blow-up over this on another forum*, and maybe I should've been more clear. This is, I've been assured, horsehide. And yes, I did use the term "monster goat"...
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    Okay -
    I'm gonna link these to preserve detail:

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_7596.jpg
    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_7595.jpg...
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    Arright - gimmie about five minutes to get this schlitz together...
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    Ahhhh...ha ha!

    Nah, man. It's not the effort that would go into breaking it in naturally. I'm very realistic about that. No, I suspect it's the finish. The actual dye, I mean. It's...clunky. So...
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    It's not something as simple as that. It's a combination of the processing and the finish... I don't want to be straight talking out of my posterior.
    The leather becomes compliant; hangs a little...
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    Good Wear A-2 Jackets

    Here are a couple of Good Wear A-2s that I have recently had the good fortune of picking up. One used but not abused, and one that was made, I think, as a sample, and thus new for all intents and...
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    Gunslinger -

    This particular hide is going to take a lot of work. I'm very reluctant to say anything patently negative, as the construction is beyond solid and the customer service is top notch. I...
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    Re: Cheap (but good) Travel Hat

    Well, after reading the Nukin' the Fridge section and this months additions to it, I figure I better get back to making some contributions to this fine forum. I'll start with this post, which I...
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    Re: US Authentic A-2 size 46 FOR SALE

    - sold -
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    Re: Bill Kelso Rough Wear Reproduction

    Here is the Bill Kelso Rough Wear at 14,000+ feet :

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_7231_zps45e0cb52.jpg

    This picture was taken last Thursday, and about a week after...
  12. Thread: Tequila!

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    Re: Tequila!

    It's the right thing to do. Just don't make a mistake I did:
    I mixed a pitcher for a party recently. I figured six of them would be a good start, and I mixed the pitcher at four pm for an eight pm...
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    US Authentic A-2 size 46 FOR SALE

    I have for sale a US Authentic A-2 in russet horsehide, size 46.
    Excellent shape, broken in with wear only, no tricks or applications.
    I'm asking $250 ( originally $479 plus shipping ) shipped in...
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    Re: Cheap (but good) Travel Hat

    I'm at work today, but I'll try to get you better pictures from all angles: it's a radio. Indeed, it does have a nice finish, but it needs the top redone. It has worked for me, too, but on the fritz...
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    Re: Cheap (but good) Travel Hat

    Thanks to all for the compliments and comments. Regarding the color, it's natural: flatter that silver belly. It's more grey than some natural colored hats I've seen, and without the sort of "flecks'...
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    Re: Found me a sweet homberg!

    Wowee wow! That IS a nice hat: the color, the creases you've given it, the binding looks great ...everything!
    It seems like I've seen pictures where they take the crease waaay back, almost like a...
  17. Thread: The Gin Thread

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    Re: The Gin Thread

    Hays Fizz - http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/2010/05/13/cocktails-at-the-ranstead-room/ ( just above the map )

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4532.jpg

    ...and Ramos Fizz:...
  18. Thread: Tequila!

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    Re: Tequila!

    Okay, you're last post suggests I may be out of line here, but try this, NB -

    2 tequila
    1 lime
    3/4 honey
    1/8 creme de violet ( that sh*t is hard to find - maybe substitute rosewater or light...
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    Diamond Cap "Flighter"

    I'm pretty excited about showing this.

    I recently received my Diamond Flighter, and I've got to say, "Holy moly!"

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_6714.jpg
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    Cheap (but good) Travel Hat

    Being very happy with the final result of this little experiment and very disappointed in the direction vintage hat prices have gone in the last two or three years ( up, up, up...), I had mixed...
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    Re: Best whiskey you ever tasted

    This is a cool anecdote and the best way to remember a drink; by the accompanying experience. I think that's why I have yet to be floored by any especially high end whisky(key). I can honestly say...
  22. Thread: The Gin Thread

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    Re: The Gin Thread

    Heh - thanks ( though I'm reading sarcasm into that, unwarranted or not; funny )

    Fitzgerald - http://www.thekitchn.com/forgotten-gin-cocktails-part-1-166935 - second one down.
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  23. Thread: Jacket Origins

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    Re: Jacket Origins

    Okay, man...
    Been hella busy, so sorry for the delay. I tried to do this with screen shots, but I guess the copyright protection jacked me up. Instead, you get these crummy pics from my laptop...
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    It won't be a problem: I can always pause and...

    It won't be a problem: I can always pause and screen cap on the laptop. It's just that I'm on shift and away from the vid til tomorrow.

    Thanks to Mac for keeping the thread interesting til then.
  25. Thread: Jacket Origins

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    It's a process I'll have to teach myself, but...

    It's a process I'll have to teach myself, but I'll definitely give it a go. I won't be able to get to it for another 24hrs, though.

    As for the A-1 hides: I want to say the specs were for...
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