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>> No. 6694 Anonymous
12th August 2022
Friday 3:11 pm
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What's the best thing to shower with; a sponge, a loofah, a flannel or something else?

I've been using sponges for a few years but I'm wondering if they're really good for my skin once they get a bit manky. Particularly as you always have a soapy build up remaining.
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>> No. 6700 Anonymous
12th August 2022
Friday 9:46 pm
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Is that the wierd jelly stuff ny dad used to wash his hands in when I went to visit him at work when I was a kid? He was a mechanic
>> No. 6701 Anonymous
12th August 2022
Friday 9:59 pm
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How much better is this stuff compared to, say, a spoonful of sugar mixed into a squirt of washing up liquid? I always found that to be pretty good at getting all such as chain shite off my fingers after working on bikes.
>> No. 6702 Anonymous
12th August 2022
Friday 10:05 pm
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It's basically the same idea, but with added moisturiser.
>> No. 6703 Anonymous
13th August 2022
Saturday 12:11 am
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Basically, yeah. OG Swarfega was bright green and smelled a bit weird. It's been around since the 50s and is pretty much unbeatable for getting stubborn gunk off your skin. The newer orange stuff smells vaguely orangey and has bits in it.


I suspect Swarfega is probably a bit more effective, but the key thing is that Swarfega doesn't fuck up your skin. I used to be a bit careless about it, but a bad case of dermatitis is absolutely excruciating when you work with your hands all day.
>> No. 6704 Anonymous
13th August 2022
Saturday 12:37 am
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Yeah, but you can show those hands to a fat gammon in a pub, and just because he "thinks they ain't woofter's hands", he will show you a special handshake to get away with petty crimes.

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>> No. 6681 Anonymous
5th June 2022
Sunday 6:29 pm
6681 Razors
My razor's broken. Not the blade, but the little clips that attach the blade to the stalk(?), so I can't just reattach a new blade. Now, based on my calculations, I have had this razor for approximately 18 years, so when I get a new one, I might as well go all-in for the long haul. What's the best razor to buy?

In terms of my shaving habits, I either shave every day or not at all. I also don't replace the blades, because fuck it, they're expensive. I don't know how often most people replace razor blades, but it's probably about once a month where I will keep the same one for over a year a lot of the time. My last blade lasted two and a quarter years before I threw it away; it still shaved me a bit, but the bluntness was becoming excessive. So if you want to know how long a razor blade would last if you never, ever replaced it, the answer is a little over two years.

Anyway, I have the one in the picture right now, and based on how many spare blades I have (one, and the current one is still pretty new), I was thinking of just buying the same one again. But are they really the best? This is an opportunity to re-evaluate my shaving attitudes like never before. What is the best razor?
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>> No. 6688 Anonymous
7th June 2022
Tuesday 10:14 pm
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I don't shave my face that often, and if I do I only ever go down to stubble length with the clippers.

However I do like to keep my bollocks tidy. I have until now been using a combination of the electric clippers to do the majority of the work and then finishing off with a wet disposable razor. It does the trick when you are anticipating a night of passion with a slavic greyhound, but the next couple of days when the stubble starts to come through on the mons pubis and the sides of your sack are always a test of endurance.

What's the issue here, do I need to use a better razor, better shaving gel, moisurise after? All of the above?
>> No. 6689 Anonymous
7th June 2022
Tuesday 10:29 pm
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Don't shave above your cock, you maniac. Shave your balls and cock, then leave the surrounding area trimmed but not completely hairless. Like a fade. If you're all hairy around it, you're going to look like you've borrowed someone else's genitals otherwise.
>> No. 6690 Anonymous
7th June 2022
Tuesday 10:31 pm
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Bollock and arse stubble always itches like hell. Don't shave, it's not appealing, just keep it trimmed.
>> No. 6691 Anonymous
7th June 2022
Tuesday 10:41 pm
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You do the bit just above, and fade it into the line of hair from your belly button. If you don't leave a space you're wasting the entire purpose of shaving- Making it look bigger.

In before "well I don't need to hurr hurr", I'm sure you don't mate, and obviously nor do I, this website has a mean cock size of around 13 inches by my reckoning- And that's just in girth. But who's turning down an extra free inch?


Nonsense, the lassies say they like it because then it doesn't itch against their fanny when you bottom out.
>> No. 6692 Anonymous
7th June 2022
Tuesday 11:00 pm
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Shampoo and condition your pubes, then they'll be silky soft.

>> No. 5907 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 6:50 pm
5907 Watches
I was sure we had a wristwatch thread, but maybe the topic just came up elsewhere. A relative of mine has just offered to get me a watch for Chrimbo, with a budget of up to 120 quid-ish. I'm in over my head so I thought I'd ask for some advice. I've narrowed down my options but only slightly.

First option is a fitness watch. I bought a £20 quid Fitbit knockoff a year ago that inevitably broke and whose heart monitor was a bit shit, but is the extra Fitbit functionality worth paying four times the price? I actually quite liked the look of it, but I wouldn't feel great wearing it on a date.

Next option is just a classic Casio digital watch, but will I look like a complete tryhard arse wearing one? I have no idea what the fashion protocol is here. And I suspect that women would be rather put off by it. Which is a vain concern admittedly, but vanity has to be at least a small factor in this decision somewhere.

Lastly, and probably my preferred option, is just a classic analogue. Absolutely nothing that has gold on it, and nothing that's the size of a dinner plate and adorned with lots of pointless doodads that clutter the face. I like silver, white and black minimalist styles that don't look too feminine if that helps - pic related is my sort of style, although the face is a bit large for my liking. Does anyone know of any decent brands in the £100 range? I'm getting good at identfying the Chinese knockoffs with vaguely-European sounding names, but it's a lot to sift through. If there's a British manufacturer in this range than all the better.

Apologies for having an unhelpfully large scope, I'm under a bit of time pressure since they want to order it this weekend. Any help is greatly apppreciated.
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>> No. 6672 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 9:42 pm
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Christopher Ward are starting to stock older models with the newer logo.
>> No. 6673 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 10:02 pm
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200 metres water resistance sounds like a bold claim for a watch that was less than five quid. Then again, for that kind of money, who cares.
>> No. 6674 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 10:25 pm
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As is 'Japan Movement'.
>> No. 6675 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 10:45 pm
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It's like a hipster Garmin. Bonkers.
>> No. 6680 Anonymous
25th May 2022
Wednesday 9:50 pm
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TK Maxx have a Mondaine smart watch for £150, although it's not my cup of tea.


>> No. 6676 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 9:58 am
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Has anyone invented an all-purpose goop that makes a serviceable skin moisturiser, hair gel, leave-in conditioner, and deodorant?

If we can combine hair and body washes, why not other things?
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>> No. 6677 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 10:15 am
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Hail to thee, blithe wompom!
>> No. 6678 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 11:32 am
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Hippies believe that coconut oil is exactly such a product, but it just makes them greasy.
>> No. 6679 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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3-in-one oil, what's that all about?

>> No. 6294 Anonymous
24th January 2021
Sunday 5:43 pm
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Where's a good place to get some good boots?
I'm not keen on the ones Clarks have at the moment. Something good and chunky for walking that I can polish and replace the soles on when they wear out.
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>> No. 6623 Anonymous
1st May 2022
Sunday 4:31 pm
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What on earth are you doing that requires and foot and leg protection beyond what's offered by a regular boot and denim combo?
>> No. 6624 Anonymous
1st May 2022
Sunday 4:42 pm
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>What on earth are you doing that requires and foot and leg protection beyond what's offered by a regular boot and denim combo?

>>6618 is clearly a cool trendy edgelord like me
>> No. 6625 Anonymous
1st May 2022
Sunday 4:42 pm
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Just what I was after, cheers.


Napalm Death pits.
>> No. 6626 Anonymous
1st May 2022
Sunday 5:48 pm
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Far right marches.
>> No. 6627 Anonymous
1st May 2022
Sunday 6:40 pm
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>> No. 4497 Anonymous
17th September 2013
Tuesday 6:06 pm
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I need some new shoes lads.

Nothing too fancy just want them to have good grip and last a long time. Willing to spend up to £40. Need to walk to lectures and everywhere else. (Nothing sporty).

Previously had a pair Deichmann Memphis ones which cost me £20 and lasted half a year. To be fair, I did a lot of walking in them.
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>> No. 4832 Anonymous
10th February 2014
Monday 11:17 pm
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I was only really ever planning into Clark's to try on some shoes and get a sizing done, since I can find out my width and the fact Clark's have a relatively standard size.
>> No. 6571 Anonymous
11th April 2022
Monday 9:05 pm
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I've had the same pair of shoes for work since 2017, albeit they didn't have much use between March 2020 and last summer. They're starting to look a little scuffed and the heel on one of them has worn away a fair bit.

Which brands should I consider for their replacements? I got them from Clarks, but I vaguely recall reading something about their quality declining and being taken over by the Chinese in recent years.
>> No. 6573 Anonymous
11th April 2022
Monday 9:37 pm
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What do you do? Do you want Screwfix shoes or church shoes?
>> No. 6574 Anonymous
11th April 2022
Monday 9:39 pm
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It's to go with a suit, so church shoes. I've had a quick look at the Clarks outlet and the only shoes I like aren't in my size.
>> No. 6575 Anonymous
11th April 2022
Monday 9:44 pm
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Loake are always fairly reliable, and on a similar price point to Clarkses.

>> No. 3281 Anonymous
28th September 2011
Wednesday 10:58 pm
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Have any of you chaps stopped using shampoo and conditioner?

I'm considering giving it a go, but I've heard that before your hair starts to clean itself (which usually takes up to 6 weeks) it can be a greasy mess.
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>> No. 6187 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 10:32 pm
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Soz, I didn't know h2 was that big.
>> No. 6188 Anonymous
8th June 2020
Monday 12:17 am
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That made it funnier somehow.
>> No. 6570 Anonymous
11th April 2022
Monday 11:21 am
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I've recently started using a shampoo bar. It seems to be providing better results than liquid shampoo.
>> No. 6572 Anonymous
11th April 2022
Monday 9:23 pm
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I gave up using shampoo bars because they run out too fast and are a pain to replace, a Pear's soap bar does instead and nobody seems to notice.
>> No. 6693 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 12:58 pm
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If you've got short hair does it really matter what shampoo you use? I can understand why a lass would buy one of those £4 bottles from the shop, but if my hair is only an inch or so long I don't see the point in anything more expensive than a cheapo bottle of Alberto Balsam. It's pretty much all the same thing, right?

>> No. 6403 Anonymous
16th November 2021
Tuesday 8:35 pm
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I've tried growing my hair out a couple times in my life. In theory doing so would result in some nice, thick and shiny curls and many people have said I should keep it going when it initially starts growing out and the light brown curls begin showing.

The problem is of course that I don't have a clue what I'm doing so it soon falls to shit. I don't know how maintenance works at the hairdresser and I seem to end up alternating between frizzy and greasy with no in-between. Do you lads have any tips or helpful guides on long curly hair? What do I ask for at the hairdresser and what products should I be using?

I appreciate I should've sorted this last year but lately I've been feeling like an ugly bastard so I'm working on myself.
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>> No. 6416 Anonymous
17th November 2021
Wednesday 10:37 pm
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You're using too much then, a little goes a very long way.
>> No. 6417 Anonymous
17th November 2021
Wednesday 11:06 pm
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Not at all, I've tried the tiniest amounts and it just doesn't seem to work for me. Everybody just has different hair/scalp types, there's no one size fits all when it comes to haircare.
>> No. 6418 Anonymous
17th November 2021
Wednesday 11:20 pm
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>Shampoo obviously

That's not so obvious, when I had long hair the very best thing I did for it was not shampoo it. Just washed it thoroughly in water every third shower.
>> No. 6502 Anonymous
29th January 2022
Saturday 5:40 pm
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How do I find a good hairdresser for long-hair? I just moved house so my recent "just tidy up the ends" at an Algerian place turned into a generic cut.
>> No. 6503 Anonymous
29th January 2022
Saturday 5:47 pm
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A unisex salon is your best bet, for obvious reasons.

>> No. 6100 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 1:15 pm
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Why do quite a lot of people wear jeans that are too long?
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>> No. 6135 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:18 pm
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Yep. Ah well, you get the idea.
>> No. 6140 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 5:43 pm
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>half a dozen XXL hoodies all of which are about 20 years old and way too big for me.
Depressingly, I now fit my old XXL hoodies rather well. They are still comfy as fuck, those gym rats can keep their lycra as far as I'm concerned.
>> No. 6142 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 7:41 pm
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Once I hit my late 30s and had a bit of a mid-life crisis, I went the opposite way. The sudden realisation that I was creeping up to 22 stone and getting married, was the kick up the arse I needed to lose weight. I am at the heaviest I have been in 5 years at 16 stone, but at my lightest I was 14 and a half.
>> No. 6421 Anonymous
3rd December 2021
Friday 12:19 pm
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Have jeans changed recently? I've just bought a couple of pairs online and I don't know if it's the crotch or the legs but they seem a bit... different from my other pairs of jeans. Then again, most of the other jeans that I own were bought roughly seven or eight years ago so they may have just worn to my shape with age.
>> No. 6422 Anonymous
3rd December 2021
Friday 1:13 pm
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High or low fitting crotch and seat areas of jeans are one of the features that designers like to mess with for the sake of fashion. I could be wrong, but I think the tendency is toward low seats and crotches for men right now.

>> No. 6385 Anonymous
24th October 2021
Sunday 6:11 pm
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How feasible is it to get clothes made custom, from scratch?

I'm an autist when it comes to clothing - I have a few very specific items that I like, so I buy half a dozen of the same thing and end up feeling helpless when my retailer of choice decides to discontinue that item. Case in point: this hoodie which has loose cuffs instead of the elasticated bullshit that clings around your wrists, which is standard on every other hoodie I can find for sale.

Could I hand someone an item of clothing and ask them to replicate it entirely, including sourcing the materials themselves? Where can I find a person with this skillset? Cosplay/costume creators come to mind, but given they usually charge hundreds or thousands for an outfit, they probably wouldn't be interested in what I need.
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>> No. 6398 Anonymous
24th October 2021
Sunday 8:38 pm
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Thanks both for the estimate on pricing.

>have you ever found anywhere that does boxer shorts which have the dick-opening but NO BLOODY BUTTONS?
It depends if you want proper oldschool boxers or modern boxer-briefs. I buy these, which have no buttons, but a sort of double alternating flap arrangement to prevent escape:

>> No. 6399 Anonymous
24th October 2021
Sunday 8:45 pm
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>20 custom clothing items, without label.
It sounds like you're outfitting a uniformed crew. What you up to m8?
>> No. 6400 Anonymous
24th October 2021
Sunday 8:50 pm
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Sorry didn't fully digest your first paragraph. I'm down south so don't worry about asking your friend, but thanks for the offer.

Regatta stuff looks promising though, I'll look through their options. Cheers lad.
>> No. 6401 Anonymous
24th October 2021
Sunday 9:23 pm
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Why are all their trousers named like they're sequels to shitty action films?
>> No. 6402 Anonymous
25th October 2021
Monday 1:14 am
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Thank you very much for those suggestions. Even if they don't have what I want (a horizontal dick window?!?!?), they will give me some clues on what sort of words I'll need to search for, so it's incredibly helpful.

>> No. 6380 Anonymous
3rd October 2021
Sunday 8:09 pm
6380 Thermal Underclothes
I need something decent to layer up in so I can keep most of my regular wardrobe going when it gets colder.

Are there any unspoken rules when it comes to thermal underclothes like you sometimes get where you're supposed to buy certain items one size bigger or smaller than you normally would?
Is there a type you'd recommend?
A brand?

Preferably not like this prick.
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>> No. 6381 Anonymous
3rd October 2021
Sunday 8:20 pm
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You can't go wrong with Uniqlo Heattech.


Aldi usually do good value thermal underwear at this time of year, but things are a bit weird due to logisticsgeddon and there are no guarantees.
>> No. 6382 Anonymous
3rd October 2021
Sunday 8:39 pm
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British Thermals do a good longjohn. I've had a pack of 3 for a few years, usually worn under oversized corduroys. they're brilliant - worth the £15 price tag, but it's pushing it a bit.
I'd avoid 3/4 lengths, you can really feel the difference at your ancles even in full length ones.
Thanks for reminding me to buy a vest.

>> No. 6383 Anonymous
3rd October 2021
Sunday 8:53 pm
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that guy.png

What did I say about that prick?

Thanks both.
>> No. 6384 Anonymous
3rd October 2021
Sunday 10:26 pm
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Yeah .. mine have a cock window in the front, nothing like the pics shown. Maybe i got a old design? Still, the thermals are worn beneath your usual clothes, so you'll only feel like a prick.

>> No. 6368 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 11:42 pm
6368 Not sure if /poof/ or /uhu/
I've got a pair of Adidas Gazelle Spezials which are a couple of years old. They're in great condition, but the orange suede has faded a fair amount. I'm thinking of re-dyeing them and touching up the suede myself.

There's a fairly vibrant market for people touching up classic Adidas trainers, and I've dyed denim plenty of times in the past, so I'm confident in giving it a go, but I just wanted to ask you pooves if you've any experience customising trainers, especially suede?

I'd already resigned myself to replacing them when I'm back in the UK later this year, so I don't particularly mind if it all goes tits up.

Also a general Adidas trainer thread, if anyone is into that.
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>> No. 6369 Anonymous
26th July 2021
Monday 2:53 am
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>Adidas Gazelle

I don't know anything about dyeing them - but Gazelles are my favourites and I have a few pairs, so definitely into that.

>> No. 6360 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 6:21 pm
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Is it possible to wear elasticated waist clothing and look good? After a year of wearing jogger bottoms and shorts I'm going to find it hard going back to conventional trousers and jeans on a regular basis.
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>> No. 6361 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 6:57 pm
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Age / fatness are a factor here.
>> No. 6362 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 9:01 pm
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No. Some jeans and trousers are made with 2% elastane, which gives them a subtle stretch without the bunched-up look of an elasticated waistband.

>> No. 6347 Anonymous
5th April 2021
Monday 10:00 pm
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Where do people get (lightweight) jackets from these days?

I've had the same one for six years, possibly even seven, but it's looking worn and faded now.
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>> No. 6355 Anonymous
8th April 2021
Thursday 9:05 am
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>his whole career working towards bringing radical socialist change

Before becoming Labour leader what had he actually achieved in that respect?
>> No. 6356 Anonymous
8th April 2021
Thursday 1:36 pm
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That's like asking what an astronaut had actually achieved up to the point of stepping onto the rocket.
>> No. 6357 Anonymous
8th April 2021
Thursday 2:11 pm
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Corbyn has achieved a remarkable amount, and what's interesting in the UK is that figures like Corbyn tend to highlight the ugliest aspects of our political system and media just by existing. The electorate response was not as simple as "lol nope", it took a concentrated campaign to paint eminently sensible and popular policies as tethered to someone who was inept, a security risk, a racist antisemite, a terrorist sympathiser, a communist, a poor dresser, whatever else. Every personality-based and emotional provocative button had to be pushed in a very cynical fashion, and it was so explicit that large sections of society can either no longer ignore it, or have caught onto the game for the very first time. I imagine it was pretty eye opening to the younger generation.

This kind of thing is hard to measure, but what Corbyn and the 2019 version of Labour represented probably isn't going to die, but take a new form. This can go one of many ways, and I think the worst would be to follow in the footsteps of the U.S., where electoral politics becomes increasingly meaningless in terms of economic policy and the public who do bother to vote simply go for whoever makes them feel good -- a comforting Reagan, an angry Trump, an amusing Boris Johnson.
>> No. 6358 Anonymous
8th April 2021
Thursday 2:49 pm
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When it comes to economic policy electoral politics in Britain has been mostly meaningless since the late 1980s. I would specifically date it to when Labour internally agreed to back entry to the European exchange rate mechanism (despite their tiny rump of Eurosceptics winning the argument that it was a terrible idea) because despite the fact it was obviously a terrible idea Labour felt the best way to buy economic credibility with the electorate was to copy the Tories inept economic policy.
(Cynically, perhaps they were right: When the ERM imploded who remembered that Labour's policy was the same?)

2017 is a possible exception where the electorate got a real and viable choice for change (if you only look at the polls and the result) but I find it hard to believe Labour would've actually voted through its own budgets had it won.
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8th April 2021
Thursday 2:54 pm
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>Corbyn has achieved a remarkable amount

Cheers Jez!

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