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>> No. 5751 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:18 pm
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I've lifted weights for about 8 years. I'm tired of off the rack suits and want to invest in something that'll last me a good few weddings, interviews and funerals.

I've been told a good bespoke suit will cost about £600. Is this right? Where would you lads recommend I go?
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>> No. 5752 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:44 pm
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To a tailor, preferably multiple tailors, for a quote. You've not bothered your arse to give us an area so how can we recommend a place? Slaters don't make custom stuff, so you'll have to google it. It's not like there is convenient chain of tailors you can pop in and have a chat with, it's a high-end luxury market where only the very, very skilled survive as they are the only people who can justify charging more than an off-the-rack Lambretta suit that cost £200 and fits fine for most people's needs.
>> No. 5753 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 6:07 pm
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Genuine bespoke will cost you £2,000 minimum. £600 will get you something made-to-measure from the far east. A local tailor will take your measurements, your suit will be made up in some foreign sweatshop, then a couple of months later you'll have a final fitting and the option of minor alterations. Several high-street brands offer a made-to-measure service including Reiss and Massimo Dutti.
>> No. 5754 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 6:29 pm
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I live in South Wales. It's a shame that there doesn't seem to be any local tailors around like in my granddad's day.

>Genuine bespoke will cost you £2,000 minimum.

Aye, fuck that. Alterations to off-the-rack suits don't really cut it (I've tried). A made-to-measure will solve my problem just fine.

>Several high-street brands offer a made-to-measure service including Reiss and Massimo Dutti.

Great. Any of you lads have personal experience of using a made-to-measure service anywhere?
>> No. 5755 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 7:00 pm
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We used to have a good guide to buying suits from a few people who were knowledgeable in the area.

I've skimmed the catalogue and found >>4711 but I'm sure we had more than this.
>> No. 5756 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 11:38 am
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These are in Cardiff.


I can't speak for how good they are, but I'm also looking for a suit and was thinking of giving them a go.

"2 piece suit £699.99

3 piece suit £849.99"


>> No. 5748 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 11:53 pm
5748 Beard maintenance?
I've had a short beard for a decade or so but I've never given much thought to maintenance. Since I've been growing it out I've started realising I should probably be more aware, but most of the stuff I read online seems to want to sell me something rather than be helpful and informative.

Beard brushes? Beard oil/wax/whatever? Are these just marketing gimmicks? Any other advice?
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>> No. 5749 Anonymous
8th December 2017
Friday 7:55 am
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I will just put a bit of shampoo and conditioner in my beard the same time as washing my hair. I also just use a normal comb to brush through a few drops of this stuff, once my beeard has dried. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bulldog-Original-Beard-Oil-30/dp/B01M1A2498 .
>> No. 5750 Anonymous
9th December 2017
Saturday 3:31 pm
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If your beard is puffy, a bit of beard oil really helps to just settle it down and stop you looking like a tramp. Beard shampoo and moisturiser doesn't seem to do much in my opinion.

>> No. 5394 Anonymous
20th March 2016
Sunday 10:00 pm
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Can you fa.gs recommend me an electronic shaver?
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>> No. 5608 Anonymous
19th August 2016
Friday 4:31 am
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(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 5611 Anonymous
27th August 2016
Saturday 9:08 pm
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I still have residual stubble with a safety razor no matter how many passes I do. Is it because I don't go against the grain?
>> No. 5612 Anonymous
27th August 2016
Saturday 9:19 pm
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Some razors are quite mild and won't give a very close shave without an against-the-grain pass. If you have coarse stubble, you'll probably need an against-the-grain or across-the-grain pass with most razors. A super-aggressive razor like the Muhle R41 will give a very close shave in a single pass, but they'll rip your face to bits if you don't know what you're doing.
>> No. 5746 Anonymous
8th November 2017
Wednesday 9:54 am
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I'm sick of wet shaving. I think I'll buy the Aldi shaver. Is this a bad idea?

>> No. 5747 Anonymous
8th November 2017
Wednesday 12:26 pm
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The Aldi hair clipper I bought was unsatisfying. Technically worked, took ages. Relegated to spare of last resort, with a proper one bought for thrice the price.

>> No. 5718 Anonymous
13th June 2017
Tuesday 1:59 pm
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I'm looking for some decent but not too expensive aftershaves.

Wilko are selling Brut for £2.50 but is it old fashioned?
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>> No. 5730 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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Personally I always go with Joop! Homme but I'd trust anything under the brand. The ladies certainly seem to like it without it being the aftershave equivalent of Lynx Africa.

Sage ticked because OP has already gone out and bought some but I still want to add my voice to the choir for any lads looking in future.
>> No. 5731 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 8:13 pm
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While you're there, see if they've got any Denim.

>> No. 5740 Anonymous
10th July 2017
Monday 7:28 pm
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>> No. 5741 Anonymous
10th July 2017
Monday 10:10 pm
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Old spice
>> No. 5742 Anonymous
23rd July 2017
Sunday 11:19 pm
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Thanks, grandad.

>> No. 5705 Anonymous
14th April 2017
Friday 9:52 pm
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Anyone recommend some breathable smart shoes?

It's so my feet don't end up in a sweaty mess at day's end.
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>> No. 5732 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 8:02 pm
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Can you recommend any specific shoes or shops?

The only shoe shop (selling formal shoes) I know is Clarkes and their range is poo.
>> No. 5733 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 8:30 pm
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What's your budget? The last pair of decent smart shoes I bought were about £80 from Harvey Nichols.
>> No. 5736 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 9:26 pm
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If you use shoe polish on Crocs it looks leather.
>> No. 5737 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 9:31 pm
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I spent around that on my last pair
>> No. 5739 Anonymous
1st July 2017
Saturday 3:56 pm
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So I suppose this would fit the bill right?


>> No. 5734 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 8:36 pm
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Evening, lads.

Daft question, but how do I maintain my heard at a certain length? My beard trimmer only goes up to 18mm, which is shorter than I'm wanting but I don't know how else to maintain a neat and even look. I'm not got at this sort of thing.
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>> No. 5735 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 9:02 pm
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Get a different beard trimmer? A lot of them have detachable heads so you can probably just buy a slightly longer blade protection thingy.
>> No. 5738 Anonymous
1st July 2017
Saturday 5:19 am
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Get it trimmed by a barber.

>> No. 5712 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 2:30 pm
5712 Cobblers!
I've gone and worn the heels right down on my Hush Puppies oxfords. At £150+ a pop for a shiny new pair is it worth getting them repaired and fixed up or should I bite the bullet and look around for a new pair?

They have rubber soles with a polished leather upper if that helps.

Pic unrelated. It's all I had.
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>> No. 5713 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 3:14 pm
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Pop down to your nearest Brantanos before they close for good. You might find something.
>> No. 5714 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 5:37 pm
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You couldn't press "ctrl+t" and type "shoe" into your browser? I find it hard to believe you wear clothes.
>> No. 5715 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 6:42 pm
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Last time I checked it's about £20-25 for new heels at Timpsons. If you can find an independent cobbler near you it might be a little cheaper.

As long as the uppers aren't falling apart, it's definitely worth it, you're doubling the life of the shoe.
>> No. 5716 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 8:41 am
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Thanks lads. Apart from you, >>5714. You're a wrong 'un.
>> No. 5717 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 11:23 am
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Plus one for Timpsons - they're actually very sound.

>> No. 5661 Anonymous
25th October 2016
Tuesday 8:25 pm
5661 Shower gel
I need to find a shower gel that gives me the squeaky clean feeling that soap bars do. It's annoying, but I have tested all these shower gels you find at the supermarket, and they all leave some oily film on my body. While people say that it is good, and "it's moisturising," I don't really care, I just want a cheap shower gel that will dry out my skin and make me feel squeaky clean.

Is that too much to ask?

Help me lads. Please.

I will test the one in the picture tomorrow.
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>> No. 5683 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 1:09 am
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How long does one of the 100g ones last?
>> No. 5685 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 8:45 pm
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Four showers/baths.
>> No. 5686 Anonymous
29th October 2016
Saturday 6:57 pm
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OP, I've been thinking about this over the past few days, and I think the correct answer to your question is that you've misunderstood the problem.

The "oily film" that you feel with a shower gel is not necessarily the result of any oils or moisturisers in the gel.
Ordinary soap (sodium tallowate/sodium stearate etc.), is very very bad at dealing with water hardness. Soap draws the calcium out of the water and forms soap scum. That "squeaky clean" or dry feeling you have after using soap is the film of soap scum left behind on your skin.

Modern shower gels have chealating agents added (commonly some variety of EDTA), this keeps the hardness dissolved in water, which leaves your skin feeling slick after it's cleaned. Even in the "sensitive" gels such as the Sanex which don't have a chelating agent in, the main sufactant (SLS) is much less affected by water hardness than a traditional soap, so it still gives more of an oily feeling than soap.

Try this experiment: Buy a pack of borax substitute. Dissolve a few teaspoons of it in a bowl of water, and then wring your hands in it. You should notice that the water feels weirdly slippery. It's not making your skin oily, it's because it's stopping any of the minerals in the water from sticking to your skin.
>> No. 5687 Anonymous
20th November 2016
Sunday 4:20 pm
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You are awesome. I tried your weird experiment and it was great. Never thought sticking my hand in slippery water would be so therapeutic.

I also went and checked the water hardness of the area I live in, and it is really bad. All in all, I guess you are right Chemistlad. I went back from using soaps to my cheap shower gels, since the slippery feel isn't me just being dirty.
>> No. 5688 Anonymous
21st November 2016
Monday 8:53 pm
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I love posts like this.

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>> No. 5641 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 10:24 pm
5641 Hair loss and what to do
Since hitting my mid-twenties, my hair on top is thinning, which I'm pretty sure is male pattern hair loss. Seems to me there must be plenty of poofs that've gone through this so I thought I'd ask for some advice.

I'm not really that upset about it, I did use finasteride for 4 weeks but there doesn't seem to have been an improvement. So I'm ready to just suck it up and accept the loss.

What I'm unsure about now is how to carry it. Asking for my normal haircut, which I've had for about a decade, is no longer possible. Are there people I could rely on to advise me on how best I should carry it? E.g. full slaphead, number 3 all over, etc. I just don't trust myself to make a good call and once you commit to a drastic haircut like that, you live with the consequences a bit.
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>> No. 5646 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 11:33 pm
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I wonder if I'll be able to grow a beard if I stop masturbating five times a day.
>> No. 5647 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 11:53 pm
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Maybe post, well, anything to prove your bollocks?
>> No. 5648 Anonymous
22nd September 2016
Thursday 12:03 am
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Unless you have a dicky ticker, minoxidil is quite safe. It's not particularly expensive if you buy the generic stuff, but it only works for about 40% of men.

To be honest, I think you're better off just dubbing your head.
>> No. 5649 Anonymous
22nd September 2016
Thursday 12:41 am
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There's no truth to it. You can be a chronic wanker and still grow a decent beard, if someone who definitely isn't me (honest guv!) is anything to go by. My uncle, 50 and balding, likes to have a go at my facial rug, and I just tell him he must be jealous he can't grow one now.
>> No. 5650 Anonymous
22nd September 2016
Thursday 5:15 am
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I went to a proper hair salon, first this poncy place in Chiswick and then when I moved up north a Toni & Guy. The head stylist in both places was an older guy who knew exactly how to cut my hair so that my on top thinning really doesn't show us much. I suppose once you get to a certain stage then even this kind of optical illusion won't really work and you'll have to just accept life and buzz the lot.

Personally I made a sort of pact with the devil where he gets my soul if I don't go bald or lose any teeth before 40. Looking back I should have shot for 50.

>> No. 5617 Anonymous
15th September 2016
Thursday 6:21 pm
5617 Outdoor hats.
I need a hat that I can wear both in the wilderness and when going for a cheeky outdoor pint.

I definitely don't want anything polyester or similar.
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>> No. 5635 Anonymous
16th September 2016
Friday 7:40 pm
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Neither of us did.
>> No. 5636 Anonymous
16th September 2016
Friday 10:23 pm
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A chanologist went over to Nepal for his Buddhist cult. He told everyone he met there to use britfa.gs.
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17th September 2016
Saturday 1:26 am
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>> No. 5638 Anonymous
17th September 2016
Saturday 9:37 am
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You too could look as dashing as this chap.
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17th September 2016
Saturday 12:07 pm
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No. He doesn't know the site exists, although he does know of his status as piemaster. He sent me a Timpsons apron and a signed pic of himself. I've not got a pic of the apron at hand, sorry if this is a problem.

Incidentally OP pic is not him, but another fat guy with a smile.


(A good day to you Sir!)

>> No. 5428 Anonymous
5th June 2016
Sunday 6:53 pm
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Recommend ties that would work well with this attire.
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>> No. 5549 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 7:05 pm
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This isn't going to end well.
>> No. 5550 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 7:54 pm
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Is Gilly in the bunny suit?
>> No. 5551 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 7:55 pm
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It didn't take Columbo to work out that this is the work of some "Master Troll" who has stolen images that, glaringly, are of all different resolutions, sizes and image quality. They've assumed this poor, hapless furry fella's identity and as they have al been uploaded from the same Apple device (hence the image.jpg on every picture) it's not difficult to work out that, yes; OP is a shitehawk.

Do with this information what you will, lads.
>> No. 5552 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 8:19 pm
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Furry? He's clearly just on some Chinese excursion. I've visited an Asian Tiger myself and there are loads of people dressed up in animal costumes promoting things in transport hubs.
>> No. 5553 Anonymous
10th July 2016
Sunday 8:22 pm
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If OP is a bellend and /poof/ is a sfw board...

>> No. 5457 Anonymous
12th June 2016
Sunday 2:24 pm
5457 Omnes vero se Britanni vitro inficiunt, quod caeruleum efficit colorem.
I'm curious what the .gs consensus (or lack thereof) is on tattoos.
Do we have the same strangely vehement anti-tattoo lobby found on the other place or are we still the painted peoples Caesar described?
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>> No. 5517 Anonymous
16th June 2016
Thursday 5:06 pm
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I had sexual encounters with a woman this year before I found her most hidden tattoo. The word BOWIE on the nape of her neck, usually covered by long hair. I wasn't sure about her already and was even less sure after finding that.
>> No. 5518 Anonymous
16th June 2016
Thursday 6:10 pm
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I almost shagged a lass with Pete Steel's face covering her calf. I'm glad I didn't.
>> No. 5519 Anonymous
16th June 2016
Thursday 6:21 pm
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>> No. 5520 Anonymous
16th June 2016
Thursday 8:04 pm
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>OK, but if you can only find deep social interaction from wearing tattoos that other "likeminded" people deem interesting then you need to work on your own personality and leave the house more often.

You're extrapolating a whole lot from a whole lot ofnothing there. I said they lead to conversations, not that those are the sole kind of conversation I have. And I clearly leave the house loads, or how else would I get invited to all these hedonistic parties all the youths are at? Dear me, you need to work on your mental gymnastics a bit there. 2/10 SEE ME.

Also, I know right, what markets are even open nowadays that haven't run off with everyone's coins or are even slightly trustworthy or coded securely? I've actually gone back to street connections for ketamine, but the quality is hardly consistent so it's lead to me turning down bags from time to time for lack of better sources. Whinge whinge wah bring back SR1.0 etc. etc.
>> No. 5521 Anonymous
16th June 2016
Thursday 8:13 pm
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On a serious note, the back of the ear or lobe would be "invisible when naked" only when you're viewed from the front, so I suggest to you my stealthiest tattoo locations, which are (in order of stealth) insides of the toes or insides of the fingers (the sides facing towards your little finger > the sides facing your thumbs, due to the slight angling of the digits as they extend from the palm, especially when viewed from the front.)

I have a very small tattoo in precisely this location on my hand and no one, to date, has ever noticed it unless I have pointed out to them that it's there. I should probably get it touched up though, sadly there's no good padding in the dermis of the hands so ink tends to fade fast and takes more skill to tattoo there in the first place.

>> No. 5312 Anonymous
2nd October 2015
Friday 4:04 am
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I need to buy new shows.

I last bought a pair of shoes when I was 18 so that makes my current lot around 5 years old bar my work boots that I find myself wearing most days now.

I used to favour skating nikes but I've grown to see them as a bit manchildish, my stepbrothers all wear brogues but they're cunts so I don't want to appear to be immitating them. I work with them sometimes and I see them most weeks.

I really have no clue what I like shoe-wise anymore, could you show me what you wear and what decent 'middle of the road' shoes are nowadays?
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>> No. 5322 Anonymous
2nd October 2015
Friday 7:49 pm
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Felt gets dirty too easily. It will look really old when it isn't as old. It pisses me off.
>> No. 5323 Anonymous
2nd October 2015
Friday 9:06 pm
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Also the white sole will stain fairly quickly over winter. Converse All-Stars seem to be like jeans, in that they look better when they're a bit battered.
>> No. 5324 Anonymous
3rd October 2015
Saturday 12:40 am
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I always find them dreadfully uncomfortable, but Vans Eras are equally muted and presentable. They're essentially the Vans Authentic with some padding around the ankle to make them ten times comfier.
>> No. 5430 Anonymous
5th June 2016
Sunday 7:18 pm
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My feet smell. I guess I need to stop wearing the same pair of socks for a whole week.

Anyway, I've had a pair of Nike Air Force 1s for a year, and I don't think I like them. I wore my older trainers today. They were a pair of those Adidas skater type trainers. Very comfy, light-weight and discreet. The AF1s are heavy and it feels like they suffocate my feet.

Maybe you lads could recommend something discreet, comfy and light.

I hate shopping. All those choices, and the thought of regretting what I buy means I will become frozen and indecisive. A little anxious too. So I usually buy online, but shoes are a cunt to buy online since an Adidas size 8 aren't the same as Nike size 8. Absolute bollocks.
>> No. 5435 Anonymous
5th June 2016
Sunday 7:32 pm
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For a casual shoe, I'd personally always go for the type of vaguely trainer-styled shoes that are sufficiently distanced from actual trainers that you'd never do any actual sport in them and probably wouldn't be barred entry to a club for wearing them. Pic related for example, they're similar to what I wear.

>> No. 5425 Anonymous
30th April 2016
Saturday 2:56 pm
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Alright /poof/s. I have a lot of clothes I like but I rarely utilise everything, so I'm looking for ideas on how to combine basics in nice ways. Once I put together a few solid outfits I intend to give the rest away.

Preferably pictures, not adventurous fashion, just some inspiration on how to match up colours/materials and pull off decent combinations would be lovely. It's surprisingly hard to find, as a lot of 'menswear'-themed sites on the internet are too twee or over-the-top for every day. Professional photos tend toward advertising particular clothing outlets, and conventional 'style' magazines are up their own arses with long articles and artsy photography.

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