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One of the Blogs I read is aimed at the more affordable ways to be Dappered and stylish. This blog is always showing off watches from "Orient", which I found is a Japanese brand under the Seiko umbrella. While they do have quartz models, they have a nice range of purely mechanical watches with in-house movements... but there is an article I found in a different blog that tells the story better than I do and it impressed me with how nice a relatively inexpensive brand can be. Take a peek...
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DelMonico Hatter: Father's Day Sale, 15% Off Entire Site

I'm just passing this on and have no connection to the seller other than being a happy customer. 

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From now until Father's Day, as an e-mail subscriber, you can use  Coupon Code: DAD15 to get 15% OFF  all orders.

More for our e-mail subscribers; the 3 items below are offered at 20% off the List Price.  Use Coupon Code OFF20 to get 20% Off the current price.

DelMonico Hatter is offering the Tilley LTM5 Mash-Up Hat at the very special sale price of $67.20.  This is 20% Off the List Price for this unique hat that is exclusive with us in the U.S.  

For cap wearers we are offering the DelMonico Brown/Blue Houndstooth Pub Cap by Doria at the special 20% Off price.  This cap was hand-made in Italy especially for  DelMonico Hatter.  

We can't leave our Panama Hats wearers without a special so we are offering the  DelMonico Sanibel Panama Hat, made for us in the U.S at the special 20% OFF price. 

So, just for our email subscribers - DAD15 will get you 15% off every item in our Online Store - OFF20 is for the three high-quality mens hats and caps below. Good for a limited time only, expires June 24th.** Scroll down for details.
 
There is limited stock for these discounted items, so move fast to ensure size and color availability. Head on over to our Online Store, and find the hat that's waiting for you - and Dad too!
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You can't make this stuff up. 

An article in the New York Times purporting to talk about "Dandy Fellows" and what are they wearing? Expensive faded jeans, T-shirts with advertising on them, pre-beat up boots... unlaced. And backwards ball caps... didn't those die in the '90's? There's even a guy who looks like a flasher, except he forgot to remove the several layers of clothing from underneath the coat. These guys are probably dressed better than certain Wal*Mart shoppers (http://tinyurl.com/nuj979d) I've seen pictures of, but sometimes I think the main difference is the price of the pieces in their ensemble. 
A Brooklyn barbershop caters to clients who may need a little trim but who are all set fashionwise.
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A week or so ago, HODINKEE, a preeminent resource for modern and vintage wristwatch enthusiasts, published a fantastic article that anyone with more than just time-telling interest in watches should take a look at. It's a bit of a long read, but Sunday's coming and what better to do on Sunday than read long interesting articles on bitchin' stuff over coffee?
In this special HODINKEE feature of Inside The Manufacture, I will recount a four-day experience that completely changed my perspective on the world's most important watch maker – the time that I got to spend inside all four of Rolex's actual production facilities in Switzerland. I had many ideas of what I would see, and while some were accurate, others could not have been further from the truth. Below, you'll hear and see what it is like to go i...
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It won't be too much longer that shows will be delivered via podcast-type streaming subscription. The idea of broadcast "channels" will be as archaic as horse and buggy. 
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+TombstoneChris The Amish still drive horse and buggy too. ;-) 
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Finally done! I'm still not the best body to model a suit but at least the man who made it made it work on my body better than anyone else could. Notice the impossibly perfect pattern matching in the lapel and the spot-on fit of the shoulder and sleeve head. 

http://www.johnathanbehr.com/#details
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+uncle Warren I would LOVE to have lunch with you!! 
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Here's a great resource if you'd like to try something new in getting your necktie on. Step by step diagrams, some background on each knot, and a short but nicely done video if you want to see it in action. Very nicely done!
A comprehensive step by step guide on the different ways to tie a tie. Windsor, 4 in hand, Eldredge, Trinity, bow tie, and other simple knots from Ties.com
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Most people who want to try a new drink will order it the next time they go to a bar or restaurant. Me, I buy the bar. Well, almost. I have never had a Martini and for some reason decided I simply must get the accoutrements and make one. (Note to self: Next time, go to a bar and order one first!) OK, buying the shaker and some glasses with my Discover Card Rewards was cheaper than ordering one drink in a bar, so I guess I did OK. And the Boodles Gin will not go to waste in any case. The only questionable item might be the Cinzano Dry Vermouth, but we'll see...

Anyway, I found a few recipes and mixed away (shaken, not stirred) and the first thing I realized is, you either like Gin or you don't!! The second thing I realized is, this is a LOT of booze... when I make a gin and tonic, I use 2oz of gin. The Martini recipe called for 6oz of gin... Since the cocktail glasses are 10oz (and I avoided the 12oz ones), I guess I need either one hell of an olive or this is a really big drink of nearly pure spirits. Aside from questions like which gin to use, whether to use dry or sweet Vermouth, or whether to use olive or orange oil/peel, this is simply too much booze for a single drink, at least for me.

I found this older article on the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/08/AR2008010801376.html. I think I agree that the drink lost it's chill and I would rather have had two smaller drinks I could take my time with rather than one large one. I did find some 4.5oz cocktail glasses so I may get them and relegate the current 10oz ones to serving Jell-O. 

If you're a Martini drinker, what size do you usually have? I'd also like to hear details on how you make it so I can try different ideas. Thanks guys!
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Well I thought I was safe... until I found this beauty...Master Ultra Thin Moon 39. 

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2011/5/20/live-pictures-of-the-jaeger-lecoultre-master-ultra-thin-moon.html
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There is a new object of desire that I have been enjoying from the safe distance of a web site for several days now. I think it's safe because as long as I don't actually go to a boutique that stocks one in the only material I can even remotely afford, I am in no real danger of buying. 

The object is a beautiful and amazingly thin Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual automatic watch... which in Stainless Steel, is an astonishingly thin price of US$ 20,800. Of course, the rose gold is so much prettier and would go nicely with my shell cordovan shoes, but the boutique price rises to a still very reasonable US$ 32,800. It is only 9 mm thick and has a 39 mm diameter. 

The dial displays the perpetual day, month, date, year and moon phase, all regulated by only one corrector. Once set, no adjustment is needed until 2100. The length of each month and leap year are all taken into account. And did I mention it's thin? 

The sales tax alone on the Stainless model would be nearly double the price of my existing nice but far lesser ORIS. (Which I love as a daily wear watch in any case.) But just feast your eyes on the rose... 

Fortunately, JL has many, many beautiful watches I would be delighted to wear, many of them considerably less and if one simply must, one can do with an annual instead of perpetual calendar, right? 
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My fourth visit to Johnathan Behr's shop this morning, the 3rd fitting. We thought it might be final, but there was a slight adjustment to make to trowser length, a bit of a tweak to the vest in the chest area, then just a little additional waist suppression and a tweak to the left sleeve on the jacket. All but the jacket could have been done quickly while I waited and they even thought they could do the jacket if I wanted to wait a bit longer. But I opted to take the pressure off all of us and come back Monday instead. I did get to take my shirt with me, so I'll have to be sure to wear it on Monday. ;-) The one thing I was able to see (and wish now I had taken a picture of) was the stripe matching on the jacket. Absolutely perfect matching to my eye. I've been watching various people and shows for how stripes are matched on lapels and I've never seen better. I'll post photos when the job is done. Now when I order my next suit, we won't have to have as many fittings and can skip the first one we did for this. He updates the paper pattern so that the next is closer to perfect from the start... assuming my body hasn't changed too much. I've been holding pretty steady in the 245 range, so fingers crossed. 

Speaking of shirts, Johnathan does not do those in-house but has them done at a specialty shop close by and everything is done to his specifications. The nice thing is, he can get the cuffs and collars replaced if needed, even if it's not a shirt you got through him. So if I wanted to turn a pattern shirt into a Winchester style with white cuffs and collars, he could easily do that for $50-ish. Likewise if collars are a bit small or cuffs frayed or stained, it can save an otherwise unwearable shirt. 

Anyway, I have an event I'm supposed to attend on Thursday and it looks like I'll be able to don the new threads for the occasion. I'm really looking forward to it! 
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Early adopter of the Chevrolet Volt. (2011 #3179), now on my second (a 2014).
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