"I can understand your flabbergastedness (is that a word?). Obviously the people involved were not as well versed in the sartorial arts as we here at AoM.
However I would like to think I would take the high ground and give him the compliment that it…"
"I decided to start dressing well two years ago, in my Sophomore year of college. I started by gradually phasing out my high-school t-shirts. Then I started buying slim jeans and corduroys to replace the baggier jeans I used to wear. After that, it…"
"It is sad, but what gets me now Is for dressy occasions I see men in polos and khakis as if that was being dressed up. I consider that to be on the far side of casual, I miss the days where casual was a button up and slacks and it was not…"
"It's sad that our society can be so badly misinformed, and downright ignorant. Ah well, pay no mind to modern aesthetic conceptions of any kind, nor to the modern idea of having no rules of conduct based on traditions…"
"My interest was piqued so I smelled it in the store today. My best description would be that it smells like bathroom spray for the body. I couldn't wait to get the smell out of my nostrils. No offense but, IMHO, best used by 13-year old boys…"
"I think it's common for preferences to change- I know mine have. But in the case of English Leather, I think the formula has changed, if only slightly. Something that has been around as long as EL is likely to have been tweaked at least once."
"I used to wear English Leather a lot. After not using it for 20+ years, I tried it this week and didn't like it on me at all. Ditto for Grey Flannel. When I wore these, I lived in a much colder part of the country. Now I live in the southwest,…"
"I haven't come across the musk version of Royal Copenhagen; sounds like that may be lucky for me :)
On a different note I have tried English Leather recently and actually like it again. I'm glad I gave it another chance."
"Royal Copenhagen has been my primary scent for at least 20 years. That said, I despise Royal Copenhagen Musk. My friend was wearing it when we went shopping for suits. We were in the closed up car together for about an hour and I felt like I…"
"Liam, I'm sure you dress well, and it's a pleasure to me someone like you who pays attention to the way he dresses. I meet fewer and fewer men who seem to care about a tie knot style or wearing a tie clip, or (really) never have…"
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"I guess as far as household repairs goes, it depends on what your hardship tolerance is and if you have kids.
We just toughed it out without a water heater for a month while I very, very, very slowly figured out which tankless hot water heater…"
"Thanks all, much appreciated.
It's good to hear that these are very possibly lingering issues from what indeed was a tough time.
You're very right I think. I am guilty of 'clinging on' to the honeymoon period and…"
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things. Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater. That's really when having $500 or…"
"I think y'all are just moving down the intimacy timeline and expecting it to look like the first few months, and reacting to it when it doesn't, then taking the rub too seriously.
If one of you is in a bad mood, just spend time apart or…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"1) like I said earlier. Ultimatums are pretty stupid, esp very early in a relationship. It makes a stupid power play that almost always comes back to bite you in the ass. I still remember my first "date" with my wife(we had already messed…"