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>> No. 6189 Anonymous
25th June 2020
Thursday 5:48 pm
6189 Clothes, what do they mean?
I'm not quite sure how to phrase this question or if I am over thinking it.

But how much are clothes an expression of personality, and communication to you? And how much do you make assumptions about people based on their clothing choice?

It occurred to me that I consider my fashion choices an expression of my inner self, if I wear something I would never normally would I feel like an imposter.

I also make assumptions about personality the most obvious example I can think is this picture >>/x/19373. When I first saw it back in 2011 was driven wild by it. But later on I found out it was of famous performer Taylor Momsen, my attraction immediately dropped, because I went from assuming the choices were those of a person, to a cynically curated presentation, it was like I was told Father Christmas wasn't real and with that the magic was lost forever.

I'm waffling but I guess my question is, what are you trying to say with the clothes you wear .gs? is it saying something genuine about you? Is it a costume? Who do you wear your clothes for the benefit of? And what things do you think people unintentionally say with them?
They seem like an enormous indicator of culture and the zeitgeist (the man on the street, there’s nothing cultural about the fashion industry), but one I have just taken for granted because it is always just there.
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>> No. 6220 Anonymous
28th June 2020
Sunday 8:47 pm
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Quite wrong there lad, I see you're also in a semantic hell of your own. Never mind, I'm here to help you out.

A bad argument is easily reduced to 'because I say so', of course people with bad arguments won't admit that because it admits one's own stupidity or lack of argument. That's why the suspect is clinging hopelessly to the notion that nondescript isn't clear. You can observe this easily with children bickering amongst themselves.

A good argument is different, you can't boil it down to 'because I say so'. Take smoking for example, you should not smoke because it's bad for you and has a dramatically negative impact on your life. That's a good argument because it's true, it's not true because I think it is.

Now, if I were to say you should stop posting on this board because you're an insufferable cunt, then I can't really back that up with anything— it's reduced to 'you should not post here because I say so'. The argument is weak and ridiculous, the only hope would be the unlikely event that people would echo that. Even, the argument would make me look immature, like a child having a temper tantrum.

Don't worry, if I see you struggling again I'll step in and help you out. We'll get there.


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>> No. 6221 Anonymous
28th June 2020
Sunday 9:56 pm
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Well I highlighted the point multiple times that people that don't live in their head don't know what they mean if the use vague non committal terms you can't get more clearer argument than that.
>> No. 6222 Anonymous
29th June 2020
Monday 12:03 am
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Well this is only the second most insufferably bland cunt off of 2020, keep it up lads. There's time yet.
>> No. 6223 Anonymous
29th June 2020
Monday 12:08 am
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Would you say it's a rather nondescript cunt-off?
>> No. 6224 Anonymous
29th June 2020
Monday 12:42 am
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>> 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. 6182 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 7:53 pm
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I've been cutting my own hair once every couple of weeks since this thing began - and into a style too, not just buzz all over.

People haven't noticed on Zoom calls and even in person (one person commented on how my hair's looking about the same as it was in March), so I reckon I could have a shot at this barbering lark.

The only thing is getting a straight line round the back; that's a bit wonky since I'm doing it with 2 mirrors.
>> No. 6184 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 9:20 pm
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>The only thing is getting a straight line round the back

I can't vouch for it myself as I went bald before I learned this trick, but apparently you can wrap a belt around your head to guide your neckline. I feel like you might just end up with a bowl cut look unless you're very good at fading, but I don't know, I keep hearing about it.

There's also this which I'm sure is fine and not an insane object to own at all.
>> No. 6186 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 10:30 pm
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>but apparently you can wrap a belt around your head to guide your neckline

Local Man Dead in Apparent Scissor Wank Fiasco

>> 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. 6075 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 12:39 pm
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Do I need to buy relatively expensive facial scrubs or will clay do the job just as well?
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>> No. 6082 Anonymous
5th January 2020
Sunday 4:47 pm
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A dirty brush is a useless brush.
>> No. 6176 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 4:43 pm
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Today I've given my face a good scrub and now I'm sat with a nose pore strip on. I should do this more often; I feel quite refreshed.
>> No. 6177 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 5:13 pm
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For a little while now I haven't been washing very thoroughly. I've been scrubbing my body with a brush each day but the soap remains dry. Today I found a number of dense, dark blackheads in both creases of my nose. Quite deep, some leaving a noticable hole after extraction. They were really firm.
>> No. 6183 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 8:02 pm
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Those might not be blackheads and you shouldn't be picking at your spots anyway.

>> No. 6185 Anonymous
7th June 2020
Sunday 9:58 pm
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Yeah, these were definitely blackheads - no smaller than 1mm in diameter which, when coming out of your face, is pretty big. But yeah I'll definitely stop touching those 'sebaceous filaments' now that you mention it. Thanks!

>> No. 6158 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 3:51 pm
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Let's say that all of your clothes were thrown out and you were given a budget of, say, up to £1,000 to get fully kitted out again. How do you spend it?
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>> No. 6171 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 8:45 pm
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Assuming I need a year-round wardrobe:

10 Uniqlo Oxford button-down long-sleeve slim fit shirts in white and light blue
One Uniqlo v-neck sweater in merino, one in lambswool
One Harris tweed or coarse worsted blazer, one corduroy blazer (sale or charity shop)
One pair of leather-soled brown half brogues, one pair of rubber-soled brown brogue boots (whatever Northampton brand is on sale or factory seconds, possibly charity shop find)
Two pairs of chinos, two pairs of cords, one pair of wool slacks (slim fit, whatever brand is on sale)
Cheapo ASOS Harrington jacket, wool pea coat from a charity shop
14 pairs of socks, boxer briefs and undershirts (light grey) from wherever is cheap, probably H&M
Fulton Ambassador umbrella
Some fat quarters of Tana Lawn fabric for handkerchiefs

I can sew, so I'd do my own alterations and add elbow patches to the sweaters and blazers. Yes, I am an extremely specific kind of twat.
>> No. 6172 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 9:18 pm
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>Charles Wilson

What are these like? The pictures on Amazon suggest they're a bad shape and fit.
>> No. 6173 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 10:14 pm
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£25 to cover my bits and be decent. £50 on a helmet. The rest on a second hand YT Jeffsy. Fuck it, if it's that bad i'm sending it.
>> No. 6174 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 10:32 pm
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Fits fine for me. Ultimately YMMV depending on body and whether you prefer v-necks.
>> No. 6175 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 10:38 pm
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I prefer henley shirts, but I worry they'd look too much like a pyjama top.

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>> No. 6144 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 11:41 am
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How painful is getting a tattoo? I want to get one on my scalp to cover up a surgical scar. Would that area be more painful than normal?
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>> No. 6153 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:33 pm
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They have other things going on besides being overweight. Like you have things outside of being a sneering web-weirdo to keep you alive. You do have other stuff going, yeah... ?
>> No. 6154 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:36 pm
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Calm down, fatty.
>> No. 6155 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:42 pm
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Are you alright mate? Do you want a nice pie? Come on mate, we'll get you a lovely pie from the chippy, that'll get you right.
>> No. 6156 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 6:43 pm
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>> No. 6157 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 8:29 pm
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It would seem they're mocking you for having the gall to defend yourself/fat people.

>> No. 6136 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 2:08 pm
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I've got a wedding coming up, and I'm tempted to use it as an excuse to get a suitsupply made to measure thing. There's a styleforum spreadsheet that rates them quite highly, but they're Americans and the service there might be different, or there might better options here.
Can one of are citylads tell me if this is a good idea?
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>> No. 6137 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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Is this a tailored suit or a bespoke suit? And what purposes do you see yourself using the suit for? If you are just going to buy a dull all purpose suit, I wouldn't see the point in paying the extra for something you could buy a decent version of on the high street.

The point of getting a tailored or bespoke suit is not about a quality of manufacturing but a choice of materials and style.

If all you are doing is getting the suit made to measure are you sure it is justified? Without knowing what you will be paying is it worth that over the regular store suit?

To justify a suit like that, it has to be something special.

>but they're Americans and the service there might be different, or there might better options here.

As a general rule people looking for suits from abroad get them from east Asia as a normal Joe you can afford to pay a skilled tailor for their valuable time there rather than one in America.
>> No. 6138 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 4:30 pm
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It depends. If you can find a decent fit by having a high street suit altered, it's not really worth the risk and hassle of ordering online. If you're a weird shape and have always struggled to find a good fit, I can wholeheartedly recommend one of the cheap MTM tailors.

If you do go for it, I'd strongly recommend paying a local seamstress to measure you up - it shouldn't be too expensive and you'll avoid the risk of cocking up your own measurements.
>> No. 6139 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 5:22 pm
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>paying a local seamstress to measure you up
>> No. 6141 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 6:49 pm
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Is that foreign chap who used to post ads in Private eye still going?
>> No. 6143 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 12:18 am
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As others have said, unless you're a particularly odd shape, buying off the peg then getting it fitted at a seamstress is likely a much better idea and will look exactly as good.

Even with accurate measurements to give, I don't think I'd want to rely on a suit being sent to me I've never tried on - even the worst alterations shop will at least be able to see how a suit wears on you in real life, and can adjust accordingly.

Unless you're really set on the idea of choosing your own fabrics and so on, I'd advise against it.

Whichever way you go though, I'd also recommend getting your shirts fitted too. That was a game changer for me.

>> 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. 6133 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 9:32 pm
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Don't really understand how anyone could "like" someone like Gavin McGinnes. He just seems like such a fuckwitted, brain wormed yank grifter cunt. How on earth you could derive any value from his "CONTENT" is beyond me.

He just seem to be a genuinely detestable, pathetic and hypocritical human being with no sense of self awareness. All those videos posted are (to use internet parlance) cringe asf mate.

Just awful yank shite. Get too fuck.

>> No. 6134 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:11 pm
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I think you linked to the wrong post lad.
>> 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. 6083 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 1:03 am
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Any tips on waxing your balls and taint?

I've ordered some hair removal wax off ebay and I'm not sure how to do it. Has anyone here ever done it?
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>> No. 6094 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:48 am
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From what I've seen it's more of a ladies forearm thing. A bird tried using it on my leg but it managed fuck all and overall seems like very tedious work.
>> No. 6095 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:56 am
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How long did you use it for? It says you need about 8 treatments.
>> No. 6096 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 4:30 pm
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I wet shave my balls and the irritation really isn't that bad - it's definitely worth the extra sensitivity. I think the mistake most people make is not applying a liberal amount of skin cream directly afterwards, along with in the morning and evening. Everywhere else I just trim short with an electric razor.
>> No. 6097 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 10:01 am
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I've been doing some research and apparently they work quite well. I might get one for xmas.
>> No. 6099 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:34 pm
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This thread gives me the shivers.

>> No. 6059 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 8:57 pm
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>> No. 6070 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:42 pm
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You even dated a trans person! Gosh, how lucky they were.

Very right-on you are.
>> No. 6071 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:56 pm
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That's just what models do.
>> No. 6072 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 7:05 am
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>>6068 Craigslist, back when the personals section was still there. fabguys.com is where I would look now, maybe fetlife.

>>6070 Thanks, I try ;)
>> No. 6073 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 9:42 am
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Getting some faint homo vibes ITT
>> No. 6074 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 9:28 pm
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right hand side one reminds me of tim sharky but skinny

>> No. 6056 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:12 pm
6056 Safety Razor
I can't seem to find any impartial comparisons of safety razors versus more modern multi-blade razors. I've been using a Gillette Mach 5 I got a couple's of Christmases ago and changing the blades once every couple of weeks, but I'm not particularly satisfied with it - it doesn't seem to shave particularly closely, and I often find myself with razor burn.

So, I'm looking to change razor. Every site that seems to have comparisons seems be called like, "The Victorian Hipster Gentleman's Male Quality Grooming Goods Emporium" and extolls the virtues of safety razors like they do this week's artisan craft beer.

Are they really better? I do like the slight environmental advantage - not chucking plastic every couple of weeks, but seems like they can be somewhat snake-oily to actually buy the razor holder; some being 3 figures.
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>> No. 6057 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:29 pm
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It works out a hell of a lot cheaper, you can get a better shave, but there is a learning curve. A multi-blade cartridge razor is designed to give you a decent shave even if you're completely cack-handed, but it takes a bit of practice to shave well with a safety razor. You don't need to spend a fortune - this kit costs less than £15 and is perfectly good to try out DE shaving. There are loads of decent tutorials on YouTube.

>> No. 6058 Anonymous
23rd September 2019
Monday 1:10 pm
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> Are they really better?
The razors are cheaper than cartridges, sometimes drastically.
Using a straight razor requires slightly more agility than the multi-blade thingy - it's easier to nick yourself.
I find that it shaves cleaner than the multi-blade, I don't have to make several passes over most areas of my bony face.

Sage because I usually don't faff with it, electric shaver does the job even if it's not quite perfect.

>> No. 6043 Anonymous
8th September 2019
Sunday 1:49 pm
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Is there any man-grooming technique/product that you were skeptical of, that has made a positive difference to your look?
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>> No. 6050 Anonymous
9th September 2019
Monday 11:19 am
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Plastic microbeads are bad, but you can get grainy bits made from apricot stones or rice.
>> No. 6051 Anonymous
9th September 2019
Monday 11:43 am
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I'm not rubbing rice on my face. I don't want to turn Chinese.
>> No. 6053 Anonymous
9th September 2019
Monday 3:21 pm
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May be a smart move post-no-deal though.
>> No. 6054 Anonymous
9th September 2019
Monday 3:43 pm
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Washingup liquid readily cuts through facial grease. Squeeky clean!
>> No. 6055 Anonymous
9th September 2019
Monday 4:27 pm
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You're better off using it as shampoo.

>> No. 6031 Anonymous
27th August 2019
Tuesday 2:42 pm
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I'm considering getting my teeth whitened but I'm worried of how much of a pillock I will look. Have any of you lads had it done before and can you share just how bright and white they will look.

My teeth aren't fucked up but the bottom teeth are a little stained thanks to a lifetime spent on the tea.
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>> No. 6037 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 4:42 pm
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The teeth in the top left look better than the ones bottom right. They look like they'd glow in the dark.
>> No. 6039 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 6:07 pm
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Indeed I'm sure most people who have teeth as white as the before picture wouldn't bother. Those of us who don't however might want whiter teeth. So let's cut the straw man 'you alreadyy look great' bullshit.

>> No. 6040 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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He did?
Maybe it was a second image, how do you know.
>> No. 6041 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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I'm his dentist.
>> No. 6042 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 10:23 pm
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currently going through the process of whitening via dentist, steps as such:

got a mould made of my teeth at the dentist
come back 2 weeks later, get personalised kit with teeth whitening gel, syringe things and my plastic mould to squirt gel in
every evening before i go to bed i squirt gel in the mould and put it on my teeth overnight (but often i can only last four hours before it gets too burn-ey), it's quite uncomfy to wear and very strongly acidic so it hurts like a bitch if your teeth are at all sensitive (mine are a bit so i have to alternate nights).

the results have been quite good so far tbh, i wasn't expecting like jurgen klopp results but then again i think the creepy whitening shit is done via veneers which are like 10 grand a tooth so you'd prob go down my route which cost me 290 quid for the mould and the set of gel and syringes (and dental advice).

(A good day to you Sir!)

>> No. 6008 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 2:58 pm
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I have an 'assessment day' lined up with a tech contractor. I typically wear this sort of get-up when I'm trying to look professional - smart blue or white shirt with khakis and sometimes a tie. I'm sure it sounds informal to some but in my experience it's what people in my field look like. And a full-blown suit seems a little OTT given it's not a one-on-one interview.

My question is, what shoes do I wear with it? I usually wear boots, which doesn't get glances in academia but would probably look off in a professional setting. What sort of footwear matches this? Before anyone mentions it, despite my generally awful dress sense I'm aware of the cardinal rule of matching belt with shoes.

Any help much appreciated.
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>> No. 6026 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 4:29 pm
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The picture's Nike because that kind of reads like I'm implying that's Vans.
>> No. 6027 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 5:16 pm
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I'm going to go to the beach to see if I can pick up a pair of Nikes for free.
>> No. 6028 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 5:30 pm
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I don't get it.
>> No. 6029 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 7:03 pm
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>> No. 6030 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 9:30 pm
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Crocs are apparently great in tropical climes if you're tramping around humid wilderness.

>> No. 5999 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 6:00 pm
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What's the difference in fuel efficiency between driving 10 miles on the motorway at 70mph and 80mph?
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>> No. 6003 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 8:00 pm
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It's all old Jags and Volvos.
>> No. 6004 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 8:03 pm
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Depends on the car.

My fabia does over 50mpg at 50mph on the motorway.
At 70 it's more like 40-45mpg.

With a 6-speed gearbox it wouldn't drop as quickly when you get above 50.
>> No. 6005 Anonymous
2nd June 2019
Sunday 12:49 am
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Why did you post this in /poof/, you berk?
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2nd June 2019
Sunday 1:13 am
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The question is utterly meaningless without knowing what you are driving. Different engines have different levels where they are most efficient in outputs, different shape vehicles have different wind resistance.

It would be like asking 'at what temperature and how long should I cook?' without mentioning the food.
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2nd June 2019
Sunday 12:33 pm
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In my current car, there's only about 100rpm difference between 70 and 80 in 6th gear. In my last one it was close to 1000, so significantly different results.

Drive your car in top gear at 70 and 80 then get back to us. Or just post your make, model and year here.

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