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I need some casual boot advice.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Man Jul 25, 2016. 30 Replies

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Blues Man replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"I've had a pair of Frye Engineer boots for 8 years and they look better every day"
Jul 25, 2016
Monty Thiessen replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"After heard great opinions about Carolina Logger Boot Soft Toe Waterproof Uninsulated I decided to buy it . It is very comfortable, 100% WATERPROOF . Carolina's Loggers are known for their workmanship, while giving you the…"
Apr 26, 2016
William Reed replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"This is a necro post, I know, but I wanted to chime in on the Blundys. I have a pair of 500s I have owned for about a decade now. I love them-very comfy, basic footwear. BUT, they have a habit of the outsoles literally disintegrating. I thought that…"
Oct 4, 2015
Gentleman Engineer replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"Such a boot would be known under the nomenclature of the Chelsea."
Oct 3, 2015
Killigraphy replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"I prefer Blundstone boots as their hybrid design of boot/shoe has become a favorite of mine."
Oct 3, 2015
Specs replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"Dr Martens are garbage.  They're made in china and vietnam.  If you're set on getting an english made boot of that style go for Solovair.  Solovair look exactly like docs but are still made in england by hand.  However…"
Sep 9, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"You answered a question from 5-years ago. JB"
Sep 9, 2015
Monty Thiessen replied to Chris Partida's discussion I need some casual boot advice.
"I think wolverine boot best. These boots look amazing and will just get better as time goes on. Incredibly high quality leather and it's obvious that Wolverine puts a lot of care and pride into their products. I'm very happy with this…"
Sep 9, 2015
Specs replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"I have an old fashioned style hair cut with short faded sides and back with length on top. I use to use the imperial barbers pomade but and slick my hair back. I sort of got tired of it and recently switched to the imperial pomade paste. I like it…"
May 20, 2014
John Pound replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"My current style is left side part traditional 'short back and sides' with wavy length combed back on top.  I use a small amount of gel on my damp hair and brush back. When dry I use a small amount of brylcreem on my fingertips and…"
May 12, 2014
Jason Steven Ristevski replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"I have Murray's superior, Royal Crown Hair Dressing, Royal Crown Pomade(essentially the same as the HD but a little stronger hold), Genuine Black & White Pluko and Dax High & Tight Awesome Hold. My preference out of these s Royal Crown…"
May 12, 2014
Matt Eo replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"I agree that American Crew products can't be beaten, especially the Fiber, but I also think they are seriously overpriced.  Next to the American Crew fiber, and used much more often, I keep Suave Professionals Styling Paste…"
Jun 10, 2013
mike j replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"My barber douses my hair with Lucky Tiger hair tonic after he finished with the clipper work before he starts with the scissors. Haircut is finished up with: sauvactio pomade as a base and a topper of Royal Crown POMADE (not the dressing) - smells…"
Jun 8, 2013
Scott B. replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"I recently tried Groom & Clean and that is going to be my go-to from here on out. I like the shine it puts on the hair, and it is really light. I don't feel like I have a ton of product in my hair."
Feb 18, 2013
Rob Sexton replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"I use Brylcreem almost exclusively.  My hair is very thick and gets wavey fast so when I first get it cut the Brylcreem works great, but as it grows I need a bit more to work into my hair to get the same effect.  I have the Axe Clean Cut…"
Jan 29, 2013
Mr. O replied to Chris Partida's discussion Pomade/Hair Dressings?
"Layrite (Super Hold)"
Jan 28, 2013

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Being me, listening to good music, appreciating fantastic art, eating delicious food, giving/receiving good ass up-tops, odaxelagnia, lovin' on/caring for/housing small animals, engaging in run on sentences, cracking wise, laughing, watching well made (and B) movies, practicing my love for photography, getting/doing Tattoos, eating unagi, creating unfinished art projects, making jokes, loving the way Messcan girls look like, driving fast, me, I like liking things.
Back in 2003, my friend called me while I was in Lake Tahoe during the week of Christmas and informed me that they had caught Sadahm Hussein, he then went on to tell me that Sadahm's favorite book was the same as mine. That said, Ernest Hemingway once wrote a confusing, yet oddly amusing and erotic tale of a man and his struggle for self gratification, he called this book Old man and the sea. To the unlearned person, this was no literary movement, it was a giant piece of wtf? I love it, call me learn-ed.

Hunter S. Thompson was more than most people think, more than just a drug-crazed reporter. His writing spoke out against the criminal injustice, and in favor of the common person.

Animal Farm by George Orwell has always been a good read, I need to look into his other works, I hear 1984 is an eye opener.

Miranda July has newly become a favorite author of mine. Her stories are so well written, I can't help but enjoy them.

Robert Kirkman is responsible for a lot of really great comics including The Walking Dead and INVINCIBLE. Check them out.

I haven't been an adimate fan of reading books, but great writers such as these, I largely respect.
La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful) is my favorite movie, I've got a quote from LIFE (Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence) tattooed on my arm and I wish I had a copy of the video from our trip to tahoe 2k3.
Directors/ Screenwriters Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Stephen Spielberg, Michael Gondry, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cohen Brothers, Roberto Benigni, Charlie Kaufman, Darren Aronofsky, Harmony Korine, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Chris Cunningham, Alfonso Cuaron, Jim Jarmusch, Tim Burton, Jon Favreau and many more.

I also love NETFLIX. Love like a man has for a DVD rental service.
A few favorites: Face to Face (R.I.P.), Rage Against the Machine (R.I.P.), Beck, the Aquabats, Norma Jean, Converge, Violent Femmes, Refused (R.I.P.), Radiohead, Del the Funky Homosapien, At the Drive In (R.I.P.), Cave In (R.I.P.), Cursive, The Vandals, Sigur Ros, Descendents, Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon, Curl Up and Die (R.I.P.), The Chariot, Portishead, Dropkick Murphy's, Mike Patton, No Fun at All, El-P, Daft Punk, Jurassic 5, Between the Buried and Me, RJD2, CODE 415, MC Paul Barman, Dillinger Escape Plan, WRENCH, Misfits, Alexisonfire, American Nightmare/Give up the Ghost, Murder By Death, Dan the Automator, Rival Schools, The Presidents of the United States of America, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Second to All (R.I.P.), Blackalicious, Eazy-E, Tenacious D, AFI (pre-drowning), Modest Mouse, Phantom Planet, Flogging Molly, Van Halen (not Van Hagar), Murder City Devils (R.I.P.), Black Flag, Ensign, Styx, Dead Kennedy's, International Noise Conspiracy, Gorillas/Space Monkeys, Dogwood, Scarlet, The Aggrolites, Good Riddance, Beastie Boys, The Specials, Spinal Tap, Journey, Dry and Heavy, Heiroglyphics, Drunken Tiger, Supernova, Need New Body, TRS-80, Taking Back Sunday, Bear VS Shark, and much much much much more...

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At 7:18am on November 9, 2013, Lisa A. said…

GOOD DAY FRIEND. My name is Miss Lisa, i request to make friend with you. You can contact me at  I have good business that you will love to do, it is important.

At 9:07pm on April 18, 2010, M. said…
Happy Birthday chris!
At 6:38am on April 18, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
At 7:05pm on August 13, 2009, Tyler Jacobs said…
I may speak it, but you live it!
At 1:38pm on August 13, 2009, John Clanton said…
Ahh nice. I've heard of them. How often do you travel with them?
At 1:19pm on August 13, 2009, John Clanton said…
So what's that national traveling band you work for?
At 4:00am on June 14, 2009, Hallock said…
Thank you, much appreciated.
At 4:05pm on June 12, 2009, Jean-Paul G said…
That's a massive chainsaw! Wish customs would be cool enough for me to pack something like that.
At 5:32pm on June 9, 2009, thehuhman said…
Let Freedom Ring? Just my guess...LOL
At 3:39pm on June 9, 2009, thehuhman said…
Chris, didn't know you were a Jeep lover. You need to join our club. We need some new blood. Go here: AoM Jeep Men

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Sure, it's only a .22, but it's the best .22 I've seen...

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

Click here to zoom.

Winchester Wildcatt .22 Target/Varmint (not with that scope).

She's a gorgeous bolt-action repeater .22 with a .827" boar barrel.

I've been waiting for over two years for this rifle to finally come out. It was first… Continue

I've been a terrible AoMer lately...

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 3:02pm 3 Comments

I hadn't touched a computer from late Thursday until yesterday night (and only to do some work), so I've fallen behind on my 30 Days to a Better Man challenges, too far behind for my liking. I plan to make them up in full, just feel awful for getting this far and falling behind like I did.

I hope you are all doing better than I.

Late June/early July is the season for new beginnings, the halfway point in the year...

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

...Make the most of it. Quit your job if you haven't already, start something new and fresh. The economy's really not that bad.

The first half of 2009 was definitely challenging. I currently work for a company that deals with sending golfers to Mexico for extravagant vacations. I've been the only web/graphic designer for this company, the last 5+ years (almost 6), it was my first job out of college. 2009 brought lots of controversy to Mexico with the drug cartel… Continue

Psyillium, it'll make you better.

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 4:27pm 1 Comment

I have never posted a blog here before, so I'm going all-out with my first - No holds barred, I'm talking men's room topics and everything.

I have been a viewer of AoM for some time now, over a year easily, but only recently joined the AoM Community recently to start in the 30 Days to A Better Man project.

What's better to aid in becoming a Better Man than taking care of yourself? I say nothing.

My brother, David, about two years back, raved about… Continue

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Nick DeChane replied to Michael D. Denny's discussion Urinating Outdoors
"I grew up in the country, so to me it was always a normal thing. When my brothers, cousins and I were younger we would have contests to see who could pee the farthest. Just beware when it's windy out!"
34 minutes ago
Nick DeChane replied to Specs's discussion Real Men.
"I disagree with number seven. Men are aggressive by nature and while it isn't always needed, it's a valid way for men to settle problems. To quote Navy SEAL Ryan Job, "Despite what your momma told you, violence does solve…"
46 minutes ago
Cletus Rothschild replied to Specs's discussion Real Men.
""And at the same time be prepared to maturely voice your opinions and have logical discussions.""
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"it's so cool"
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Liam Strain replied to blackjack's discussion Development of the Automobile
"Dude. These are not discussions. You are copying and pasting entirely from other websites. Use the blog space if you just want to regurgitate wikipedia entries.  Or in this case "the Victorian…"
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Michael K. Gillespie replied to Beowulf87's discussion Beard vitamins? Or other ways to thicken the beard?
"Hey there! Beards are like a source of pride for men. But it can be tough if it is not in genes, right? See the point is to make your beard grow thicker the first thing to do is start exercising regularly. This will help blood circulation which…"
6 hours ago
Michael K. Gillespie replied to Apollyon's discussion Job Anxiety - Afraid of getting/keeping a job?
"See you could also find a profession which is less crowded and less social. You can also apply for trainee post where you would be in learning phase and no responsibility. But yeah, do keep finding for another job too because why settle for less…"
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