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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/08/11(Sun)21:46 No. 2483 [Reply]
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At what age did you grow out of metal, /class/?


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/11(Sat)08:39 No. 2664

I still listen to metal but I stopped "dressing metal" at 22.

I had a shitty job, shitty friends and a whinging emo bitch girlfriend.

I dumped them all, cleaned up my act and got a nice paying job in IT.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/15(Wed)07:30 No. 2666
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Once I discovered that Tom Waits was more metal than metal.


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WitchfinderRio!!MyMwx3ZQp2 14/01/15(Wed)18:40 No. 2668

>>2666
Second




Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/25(Wed)22:41 No. 2652 [Reply]
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Would you fine folk consider electronic cigarettes to be classy?


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/29(Sun)21:07 No. 2657

The device itself cannot be classy. Like any smoking peripheral, it depends on how you carry yourself while using it.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/02(Thu)21:54 No. 2658

As long as it can be repurposed to blow bubbles.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/04(Sat)02:52 No. 2659

>>2652
One could enjoy the occasional pipe or cigar while staying classy as long as all of it is of high quality and it is done simply for the pleasure of the quality while staying classy but other than that tobaccy is never classy. It's about as classy as having tattoos or soiling oneself.




Shaving tools Sophisticated Gentleman 12/05/09(Wed)01:20 No. 773 [Reply]
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Say gentlemen, what is your shaving tool of choice? Is it perhaps the shaving knife, a safety razor or is it possibly one of those hideous modern multi blade type of razors?

I myself have recently bought a safety razor, model Merkur 34c and so far im very content with it.

The picture is of course related.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/08/24(Sat)21:04 No. 2510

Shave myself? My fine sir that is what a barber is for. Only boors and plebeians shave themselves .


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/08(Sun)06:49 No. 2525

>>1815

I have built a small wooden box out of solid maple, foam and brass hardware. It holds two Dovo straight razors. I lay my strop in the bottom of my suitcase and I use the Simpsons Major shaving brush. Combined with Colonel Conk soap and a small bottle of self-made aftershave I'm all set.

I always make sure I give my razors a touch-up on the hone before travel. Nothing worse than being out of town and discovering your razor is dull.

The day I travel home I either don't shave or I work the brush against a dry towel and then open it up again the minute I get home. Can't let a damp brush get moldy, but it seems to survive a few hours in transit.

So basically, because I have to travel for business and I'm dedicated to this method of shaving, I spent a bunch of extra money to gave the right stuff.

www.fendrihan.com


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/19(Thu)02:55 No. 2646
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Jagger De89lbl w/ Feathers




Gourmet chefs among us: A question Sophisticated Gentleman 12/12/11(Tue)04:06 No. 1831 [Reply]
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Cast iron or nonstick?

My mind is already made up for the cast iron camp. My go to skillet is a Lodge 12". I know cast iron cooking takes a bit more knowledge. Seasoning of the metal must be understood. The thought of dish soap removed.

Good, heavy, cast iron, heats so evenly and cooks so cleanly that I've shunned the other option. Has nonstick technology caught up to the point of wanting to pass cookware down generation like well treated cast iron? I think of all the pans I've seen with the nonstick surface worn off. Shudders.

I hate the idea I may be holding on to an old school method simply because its an old school method. I'm the first to say old is not always better. But I have yet to see an improvement in my opinion. Even if the nonstick coating is Perfect, if its on a thin pan, the heat wont be spread correctly.

TL:DR Cast iron or nonstick


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/11(Wed)21:10 No. 2634

Cast iron is just too much to deal with and requires a lot of grapseed, olive and vegetable oils
Ceramic non stick is hardly non stick and gets scortched at the bottom and gets hard to clean after awhile.
I prefer stone ware


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/15(Sun)21:43 No. 2638

I prefer non-stick, because I know how to care for it by not using sharp metal (i.e. anything but a metal spatula) on it. I might learn to like cast iron if I knew how to care for it. To be honest, I only learned not to use soap on it just last Thanksgiving.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/16(Mon)07:14 No. 2639

I like cooking in mine, but I find cleaning it to be a real chore sometimes- it's no where near as easy as my carbon steel wok, due to the fairly rough texture of a new pan and the angled sides- Fish, sausages etc are fine in it, but cleaning after cooking bacon or steak is really hard- water doesn't remove the gunk, you have to wipe it out manually, and it uses up loads of kitchen towels.

The sear I get on those steaks though is amazing, far superior to my older creuset cast iron non stick frying pan.




Frank!Oq/9NMk1yg 13/11/26(Tue)01:35 No. 2618 [Reply]
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Gentlemen of /class/, I have discovered an online store for all your grooming, smoking and general welfare of living, right here on the interweb:
http://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/
What's that? Why yes it is a british shop. Well what did you expect.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/01(Sun)07:40 No. 2622

so is smoking pipe worse for you than cigarettes? I've been thinking about getting into it.


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Frank!Oq/9NMk1yg 13/12/04(Wed)17:22 No. 2627

>>2622
I heard most people prefer the smell, pipe smoking is all about flavour.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/08(Sun)10:43 No. 2633

>>2622
Smoking a pipe is not as deadly as smoking a cigarette. You still run a high risk of throat cancer, as well as other mouth and throat related diseases. You also run a higher risk of black hairy tongue if you smoke a pipe, because the smoke remains in your mouth for a longer time and dries it out. The unsightliness of the black hairy tongue is quite ungentlemanly, I assure you.

Your first pipe should be made from briar. Don't get yourself a corncob, they're probably the worst pipes available. Don't get meerschaum, it takes an experienced smoker to season it without cracking the bowl. Don't get clay, they break too easily. Don't get metal, they condensate and the condensation collects tar, which combines to form a big drop of crap that gets sucked straight into your mouth, despite any filter you may have. Don't get composite, it's rare that a composite pipe will be of high quality. Don't get a water filtered pipe (no, I don't mean the glass ones, I mean a legitimate water filtered smoking pipe), they tend to spill easily and stink to high heaven, not to mention that one wrong drag can give you a mouthful of nasty water. Briar. Briar, briar, briar. Cherrywood is fine too, but it's a less common pipe material.

Pipes tend to be a "you get what you pay for" type of product. If you want a rugged, durable, high quality, no hassle pipe, you're going to have to shell out more than $60 for one. Do you want an affordable pipe, say, less than $30? Well, prepare to deal with cracks, weak stem plastic, constant clogging, uneven heat distribution, inadequate air flow, and so on. Anything in between that price range, I have found to be hit or miss.

You want a good air flow, something you can breathe through without discomfort, but the hole shouldn't be so large that tobacco could get sucked in. Some people use filters, some don't. I prefer my pipes unfiltered because the increased air flow makes it so that the tobacco stays lit longer, and I don't have to keep dragging or lighting it as often.

Don't worry about how to pack it, every pipe smoker messes it up when they start out. When I smoke with my friends I have to pack it for them every time, and then I have to light it for them because they don't know how to do it themselves. You'll get it eventually if you smoke often enough. The basic idea is to pinch a wad of tobacco on top of the bowl with your thumb, then massage it in. Make sure you have a good air flow by taking an unlit drag, but also make sure the tobacco isn't loose. Light it with a match or a zippo until the ember is even. Yeah, you can use a zippo, only anal purists will freak if you use anything but a match. It won't taste as good for like, the first couple of drags. After that the taste is pretty much Message too long. Click here to view the full text.




Classical Piano Ben Heindermey 13/12/04(Wed)08:58 No. 2625 [Reply]
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Hello fellow gentlemen, I would like to know what your opinion of Paul Schlozer's two etudes is.




The fine and lost art of gift-giving NewGuy 13/09/08(Sun)21:07 No. 2527 [Reply]
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Dear gentlemen of /class/, I believe I might benefit from your advice: I am looking to resume correspondence with a man whom I respect. I intend to meet him with a classy gift, but am having difficulty choosing. [details to follow]


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/10/17(Thu)15:58 No. 2577

>>2556
i second this motion

there is nothing more valuable than a good fountain pen; the calligraphy that emanates from such an item is nothing short of exquisite.

perhaps a first or rare edition of a novel he admires may do the trick also?


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/11/24(Sun)11:44 No. 2613
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>>2527

Furnish for his study a musket, borne in fine mahogany as pictured. Otherwise, endeavor to allow your respect and genuine interest esteem your friend until an ideal gift becomes clear.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/11/25(Mon)10:59 No. 2616

I would second the notion of a nice pen.
A nice aluminum Kaweco Sport AL can be had for 70~ USD- a novel pen, compact when stowed, pleasing to look at and a very nice writer. I'd go with the EF nib myself. The plastic version can be had for 30~ USD.
Avoid the Lamy Safari. While a fine pen, it's *the* entry pen that everyone has and is seen everywhere. Do not buy a fancy-looking fountain pen without due research, and whatever you do, avoid any pen that's nib is stamped "Iridium Point Germany" or "IPG"- They're made in China and only usable with a good tweaking.




Classy Classical Comedy Sophisticated Gentleman 13/10/02(Wed)03:49 No. 2567 [Reply]
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http://drama.eserver.org/plays/classical/aristophanes/lysistrata.txt


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/11/24(Sun)11:48 No. 2614

Alas, that 'Women in Tents' or 'Frying-Pan Men' did not survive the ages.




Sophisticated Gentleman 12/10/22(Mon)06:15 No. 1665 [Reply]
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Good day fine gents!
I was taking a stroll the other day when I came across a new fencing academy near a local park. I was immediately hypnotized by the beauty of a particularly graceful match, and it got me wondering, what other gentlemanly sports there might be out there?


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/10/12(Sat)05:50 No. 2574

I am, I must admit, quite surprised that Canne du Combat has not been mentioned! The quintessential gentleman's sport, truly, as it takes advantage of a gentleman's cane for use as a weapon.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/10/24(Thu)09:34 No. 2580

>>1686
No Archery?


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/11/24(Sun)01:34 No. 2611

Good God, ruffians have attempted to hijack this fencing thread and take it to Thugsville, which is a step worse than LoutBurg. Time to correct that. ahem...

I have fenced sabre for nearly ten years. I have been the US National Champion once, and have had the privilege of serving overseas on the US National Team.

Fencing is like playing a first person shooter, but against a physical opponent in hair trigger time. It is exhilarating.

Beginners are welcomed with open arms, as we all remember our first days with a blade. Fencing clubs are also a great way of meeting other very bright individuals. It is very safe, injuries are rare. It's also amazingly good, low impact very high caloric burn exercise. Also, stick with it and you'll develop insanely fast reflexes; not a bad thing when driving a car.

If you have questions, please feel free to ask.

In parting, I leave you with my absolute favorite fencing goods supplier, Leon Paul. I would no more step into combat without Leon Paul equipment than fight naked with only a stick as a weapon.




Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/12(Thu)04:21 No. 2533 [Reply]
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Which tonics does /class/ find appropriate for consumption?

My pick is Moxie. It has an acquired taste, but unfortunately, it isn't available in most places outside of New England.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/21(Sat)08:13 No. 2547

>>2541
That it does, that it does. I once had the same and it made my night a good one.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/09/23(Mon)09:56 No. 2554

I live in Pennsylvania and first had Moxie at summer camp (counselor had a stash of it with him and shared.) I love it and have had it a few times since then, but can't find anyplace around here that sells it. Oh well. Great taste, though, OP.


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Re: carborized tonics Sophisticated Gentleman 13/11/11(Mon)23:22 No. 2605

>>2533
Although soft drinks and similar beverages are horrifically expensive to ship by post, there are now specialty stores that carry such things; it's how I acquire Moxie in the centre of the continent. Now if they could deign to stock Spezi and Julmust.




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