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Postby smellody » January 25th 2018, 10:03am

As a dedicated follower of fashion, I like all things that the general public would perceive as fancy.

To that end, I would like to introduce my new looking specs.

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Pictured with some fine writing instruments. (Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.
   
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby foghorn » January 25th 2018, 11:30am

What are the specs on the specs.


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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby smellody » January 25th 2018, 11:59am

foghorn wrote:What are the specs on the specs.


I'm a Bic man myself.


Excellent question Rooster. Here is some info:
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The other side says: MB 636-3 001 56□17 145.

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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby conjurer » January 25th 2018, 12:31pm

Dang. If those were made in Italy, I'd get some forthwith.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby codguy » January 25th 2018, 1:14pm

Do they make pocket protectors?
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby AlbertaTime » January 25th 2018, 7:59pm

My pen: Signo Micro 207. By the box.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby artman » January 25th 2018, 9:23pm

I dig your specs. Ray Bans for me.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby biglove » January 25th 2018, 9:32pm

Wore Armani frames for many years still miss them.

Nice glasses, pens and watch, Dr Smells. Fancy indeed.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby conjurer » January 25th 2018, 10:32pm

artman wrote:I dig your specs. Ray Bans for me.
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Yup, same here. Different frames, though. If they were good enough for Jimmy Doolittle, they're good enough for me.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby bobbee » January 26th 2018, 1:29am

Love the Montblancs.
I have these Police frames, with lightly tinted lenses.


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My latest pen is this hand turned Olive wood cigar shape, made to my specifications. Very heavy, but comfortable and uses a Parker refill.



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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby foghorn » January 26th 2018, 6:21am

Titanium I can bend the bastards every which way and they bounce right back I don't know the brand or where they are made but they let me see frames and a 39 cent plastic Papermate ink pen that writes good cuz this is how I roll bitches!!!!



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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby Wasp » January 26th 2018, 6:37am

Flea market. Box of 24 1.5 readers 20 bucks, Amurican. Elephant logo glasses are snazzy.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby nimbleboy » January 26th 2018, 6:45am

Glasses apparently by Warby Parker's meat-loving sibling. Pilot G-2 and a Smith & Wesson pen/weapon gifted to me by a co-worker.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby bedlam » January 26th 2018, 6:53am

smellody wrote:Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.

Why does it matter what the Mont Blancs cost? If you like them and they do the job well that is all.

I have tried many, many pens and eventually stumbled on the Parker Urban. Cheap as chips and the weight and shape are perfect. Before the Parker I was partial to the Starwalker.

I have been trying to avoid glasses but age is inevitably catching up with me. I fear it won't be much longer
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby Thunder1 » January 26th 2018, 6:58am

bedlam wrote:I have been trying to avoid glasses but age is inevitably catching up with me. I fear it won't be much longer

We'll welcome you to the club..there is a good reason 'Big Dates' are popular on some watches...
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby jb182 » January 26th 2018, 7:33am

smellody wrote:As a dedicated follower of fashion, I like all things that the general public would perceive as fancy.

To that end, I would like to introduce my new looking specs.


Pictured with some fine writing instruments. (Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.


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His clothes are loud, but never square.
It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby Falstaff » January 26th 2018, 8:55am

nimbleboy wrote:Glasses apparently by Warby Parker's meat-loving sibling. Pilot G-2 and a Smith & Wesson pen/weapon gifted to me by a co-worker.
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That's a pretty mean looking stapler as well.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby smellody » January 26th 2018, 9:18am

You got that right!

"He thinks he is a flower to be looked at"


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smellody wrote:As a dedicated follower of fashion, I like all things that the general public would perceive as fancy.

To that end, I would like to introduce my new looking specs.


Pictured with some fine writing instruments. (Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.


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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby nimbleboy » January 26th 2018, 9:54am

Falstaff wrote:That's a pretty mean looking stapler as well.


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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby Falstaff » January 26th 2018, 2:05pm

bedlam wrote:
smellody wrote:Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.

Why does it matter what the Mont Blancs cost? If you like them and they do the job well that is all.

I have tried many, many pens and eventually stumbled on the Parker Urban. Cheap as chips and the weight and shape are perfect. Before the Parker I was partial to the Starwalker.

I have been trying to avoid glasses but age is inevitably catching up with me. I fear it won't be much longer



I assume you're willing to accept the same argument for Rolex? :dev:
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby bedlam » January 26th 2018, 8:55pm

Falstaff wrote:
bedlam wrote:
smellody wrote:Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.

Why does it matter what the Mont Blancs cost? If you like them and they do the job well that is all.

I assume you're willing to accept the same argument for Rolex? :dev:

Smell's argument: that something wasn't expensive but its ok to buy them rather than something that cost more? Or mine that: that the low cost referred to doesn't matter if you like it and is does the job well?

I am guessing I wasn't saying what you thought I said.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby 3Flushes » January 27th 2018, 5:47pm

I got sick and tired of paying $9.25 for Mont Blanc roller ball refills that lasted for about a week and I put the pens in the junk drawer of my desk. Having missed the comfortable way they fit my hand, I devised a way to pop in Cross roller refills which are half the price of MB and last me 6 to 8 weeks.

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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby bedlam » January 28th 2018, 5:54pm

3Flushes wrote:I got sick and tired of paying $9.25 for Mont Blanc roller ball refills that lasted for about a week and I put the pens in the junk drawer of my desk. Having missed the comfortable way they fit my hand, I devised a way to pop in Cross roller refills which are half the price of MB and last me 6 to 8 weeks.

Yeah, ink is where you can get gouged. Another point in Parker's (and ballpoint's) favour. I can get 10 refills for $50 and a refill last about 3-4 months. I write patient notes at a rate of around 8-10 A4 pages a day...and can't be fucking about with leaks and spills.

In heavy use fountain pens always leak eventually and the ink supply needs constant attention. Rollerballs dump their ink on a page at a rate that makes them nice to write with but only last a few weeks as a result.

The nicest writing ballpoint I have found to date is the Space Pen.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby bedlam » January 28th 2018, 5:56pm

nimbleboy wrote:Pilot G-2 and a Smith & Wesson pen/weapon gifted to me by a co-worker.

Yeah, who knew 'tactical pens' was a thing. I laughed hard when I first stumbled on them.
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Re: Pen Glasses

Postby Falstaff » January 30th 2018, 2:25pm

bedlam wrote:
Falstaff wrote:
bedlam wrote:
smellody wrote:Yes, I know there are more expensive pens out there; I don't care)

As Rolex is my preferred watch manufacture, Mont Blanc is my preferred pen.

Have a nice day.

Why does it matter what the Mont Blancs cost? If you like them and they do the job well that is all.

I assume you're willing to accept the same argument for Rolex? :dev:

Smell's argument: that something wasn't expensive but its ok to buy them
I am guessing I wasn't saying what you thought I said.




Possibly - or possibly not. It seems as though you said that regardless of an item's cost, if you like it and it does what you want it to do, then it is worthy of one's ownership. Or, to illustrate another way - replace "Mont Blanc" with "Rolex" (both are the pre-eminent names in their respective fields - i.e. expensive pens and expensive watches) in the coloured qoute. A view that seems to run contrary to your many statements regarding the value of Rolex.
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