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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    It's in the 60's this morning, so I was able to break out a favorite for the first time in a while:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Recently added an Invicta Pro Diver Automatic (8926OB) to the collection. Invicta gets (and probably rightly so) a lot of hate because a lot of their watches are huge, gaudy pieces, and because their...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    I just took a look at their site and I find it very interesting. Do you have experience with any of theirs outside the tobacco ones?
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    I wasn't suggesting I would sell it to you, you can have it gratis if you want it. It just seems a waste for it to be sitting around my place when I know I won't be wearing it. I tried a few times,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Luna Rossa Carbon
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    When the weather gets a little cooler, I'm going to try out the L'Occitane you sent. I like it, and it gives me a distinct cherry tobacco vibe, but it doesn't seem like a hot weather fragrance.
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    I blind-bought Dreamer for cheap at Marshalls - it doesn't do it for me. Andy, if you want it, hit me up with a PM and I'll send it your way. It's very close to full. Someone should get some use out...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Set Sail St. Barts
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

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  13. Re: Men fresh fragrances with high performance ??

    If you liked Dylan Blue, you may want to check out Versace pour Homme (sometimes called Versace Signature). It has pretty good performance in my experience, and might fit the bill for you.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

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  16. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    I've had exactly 3 cases since we opened. Two were bad b/o situations and the third was a guy who wore his fragrance so heavy it was choking everyone out. It wasn't a bad fragrance (not one I...
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    He's got some pretty classy and classic looks there. Clean lines and fit is on point. The shorts pic is too casual for me personally, but to each their own. I'm liking the rest of them, though.
  18. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    I'm not so sure about this. If the fragrance was actually causing an actively unpleasant experience to coworkers, they're completely in the right to ask.

    I'm a business owner (board / card game...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

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  20. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    It seems to me that expectations may be getting set artificially high by reviewers and such. The way they talk when they're on YouTube (especially) makes you think you're going to get 10+ a day if...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Luna Rossa Carbon
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Luna Rossa Carbon
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    Eros Flame
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I am. They're so comfortable on me, and since I am usually dressed on the casual side, they work very well style-wise. I also have (not pictured) a brown leather NATO that I can use on either of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

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    Merkur DE (I don't remember the model)
    Utopia shavette
    Art of Shaving badger brush
    Cremo original shave cream

    When I'm not rushed, I'll use the shavette. If I'm short for time, I'll...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    State of the Collection, July 2019:

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    From left to right:

    Vostok Komandirskie (Manual - $40 US direct - 30m water resistant, acrylic crystal, screw-down crown)
    Seiko Recraft SNKP27...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    +1. Love it!
  36. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    I'm kind of in the same boat as far as knowing most of the ones listed. I'm a big fan of Jaipur Homme, though.
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    Re: Second Fragrance

    A lot of people like Eros, but it's very polarizing at the same time. The best thing you can do is to go somewhere (Macy's or some other department store with a good fragrance department) and smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thanks! I was thinking about getting the SNZG09, but once I saw the Recraft line, I changed my mind, plus I already had a field-style watch. The Recrafts are gorgeous IMO, even though they cost about...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Got a couple of new ones today. The first is a brand new Seiko SNKP27, from the Recraft line:

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    The second is a bit of a Frankenwatch I got for dirt cheap on eBay, but I've opened it up...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Luna Rossa Carbon

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Went for something very casual today. Picked this up for $25 at the Timex outlet near me, then slightly modded to have black hour and minute hands and a red second hand (came with silver hands) and...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

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    Re: On an ideal date

    Ideal date? That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket!
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Pro tip: you can turn basically any shirt with a collar into a band/mandarin collar shirt. Just cut off the collar (you'll see the band collar underneath it) and refinish the new edge with a zigzag...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st July, 2019

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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Got my eye on one of these, probably going to pull the trigger very soon:

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th June, 2019

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  60. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Linen or linen-blend (usually a linen-cotton blend) can be very comfortable in warmer weather, too.
  61. Re: Blind Buy Reports — tell everyone here! (decants count, too!)

    D&G Light Blue pour Homme was a recent blind buy for me, at a Marshalls. It was almost no risk considering the price, and I'm enjoying it as a warm weather scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    Luna Rossa Carbon
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  64. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    "short trousers fastened just below the knee, now chiefly worn for riding a horse or as part of ceremonial dress", of which apparently "britches" is a variant spelling.
  65. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Not sure about that one. But if you use those things that go over your shoulders to keep your trousers up, be sure to call those "braces" and not "suspenders".
  66. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Both terms get used.
  67. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    LOL let's not get out of hand. Mostly I use "trousers" because I don't want to get laughed at when I travel to the UK. "Pants" = "underwear" there.
  68. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    What does using the term "trousers" say?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: Getting a straight razor to shave

    DE is definitely a huge step up from disposable or cartridge razors. Straight razors are fantastic, but good ones are expensive, and you will definitely have to take the time to use them and keep...
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Yes! Thank you for that. I couldn't quite put my finger on what that note was, but cucumber describes it really well.

    I'd also add:

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts, if you like a very casual,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

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  73. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Oh, man, I just checked out the Charles Tyrwhitt site. There's some really nice stuff there.
  74. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    No worries, I was just teasing!
  75. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Hey, don't knock shaved heads, some of us have to rock that look 'cause we don't have much hair left and it looks way better than a comb-over :cry:
  76. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Agreed. When one learns that dressier doesn't necessarily mean less comfortable, a whole new world opens up.
  77. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I'm not sure that I ever did "fashion" per se, in the the sense of trends that last for a season or two. I was always quite casual, but in the last year or so, I've started to move more towards...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

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  79. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Leave us hanging, why don't you. What's the blueberry fun fact?
  80. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    +100 for this. The price point is ridiculous (in the best way) for its quality.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Lucky dog! SMW on clearance!
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    decant / split shops recommendation

    I've decided that I would like to try ordering some decants, as a way to try some more expensive fragrances without breaking the bank.

    What are BNers experiences with decantshop, scentsplit, or...
  86. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Right? I definitely thought that the first time I saw the bottle.
  87. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    I gotta put some of this on V&R. I mean, did no one think that a bottle that looks like a hand grenade was going to be a problem at some point? :lolk:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Back in the swing of things today. Versace pour Homme. Yesterday I forgot to put on fragrance before I left for work and I felt naked.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Please, everyone, let it drop. Some of my words were taken in a way that was not my intention, and it is absolutely no bother to me to attempt to correct that and offer an apology. There really isn't...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I wasn't really going for that, though I do realize that I went off on a bit of a tangent from the thread. I was just following my own thoughts, and my apologies to you and other participants in the...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I definitely hear you and sympathize. While I may accept very casual behavior on the incoming side, I myself refuse to propagate it. Therefore, I tend to come across as more reserved and formal in my...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    You mean as one is supposed to in polite society? :smiley:

    Frankly, it's a little shocking to me, even though I've lived in the tri-state area all my life, how utterly casual social interactions...
  93. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    Just as all fragrances are, the choice to wear based on season or weather or not to is individual. There's really no "doing it wrong" if what you've chosen works for you and those around you.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Dylan Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    I get what you're saying. I definitely felt that way until I retrained my brain not to expect a really natural mandarin. Once I did that, it's solid.
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Looking like this so far:

    Everyday rotation:
    Nautica Voyage
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
    Versace Dylan Blue

    On days that are a little...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    First time in a long time I've reached for the same thing two days in a row:
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    I must agree with Mr. Prince here. The whole style works very well on you. I especially love the sunglasses, they add a bit of mystery.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

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