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    Shackleton's Ship Endurance Found - 100 Years to the Day After He Died

    I've been following the expedition on the History Hit YT channel. I had my doubts, but I'm happy to see I was wrong!
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    Bush Jackets

    The one I received has a thin silver tone buckle. I wasn't too keen on it and put the plastic one from my previous model on the belt. The new buckle doesn't really jive with the style of the jacket, in my opinion. I may find a nice leather or some other type of buckle in the future. Other than...
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    What Pipe Tobacco Are You Smoking Today ?

    I just got some of the new Dunhill EMP in bulk from a place in Arizona. I haven't tried it yet. Has anyone smoked it yet? How does it compare to the original.
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    Bush Jackets

    Looks more like a Cruiser or Mackinaw, to me. However, in a time where words mean nothing, I'm not shocked.
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    Bush Jackets

    Time to revive the thread with an apparent update to the WPG Bush Jacket. I recently lost 55 pounds and had to buy a smaller version. The newer jacket comes with a thin silver buckle. The belt itself is also smaller. The jacket doesn't appeared to change otherwise. TAG, the Houston based company...
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    Comfortably lost in the past

    Comfortably lost in the past
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    Palladium Boots?

    Glad to see there are still some Palladium fans around. I have the the classic canvas Hi Originales in khaki. I wear them almost year round and my current pair are almost 10 years old. They are the perfect boot for a Texas summer. Unless they ruin them in some crazy way, I'll continue to buy...
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    What Are You Reading

    I'm about 1/4 of the way through Widespread Panic by James Ellroy. It's a first person telling of the lurid and lascivious life of the formerly famous and furtive Freddie Otash. I discovered the release just by chance and grabbed it the day of. It's not a masterpiece, but it still manages to...
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    Now Forming! the Campaign Hat Corps

    Beautiful work as always.
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    Now Forming! the Campaign Hat Corps

    I only recommend the small hole to start because most times it will be the size you need. Without an exact size to give you, I'd rather you err on the conservative side. You can't put the contents back in the hole once you've punched them. As for marking, I know what you mean. I usually make a...
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    Now Forming! the Campaign Hat Corps

    If I can offer some advice on the pattern and hole punching front. I've done several different hole patterns on hats and I've formed a system. First, I work out the size and design on a piece of paper. Then I transfer it on to a light square of leather(4-5 oz.). You can also use cardboard but...
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    Is this jacket too long?

    The easiest way for me to tell if a jacket is too long is if the collar bumps me up under the ears. I have an L.L. Bean leather jacket I love but it does this when I wear it in the car. However, I have a size 42 earlier Thinsulate liner that is about 1 inch shorter and doesn't do this. Just an...
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    Adventure! Fedora Lounge Folks in Action!

    I love these pictures. They make me want to get out and visit the world. Thanks for posting them!
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    How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

    I'd forget I'd even ordered it if I had to wait so long. You man, are a saint.
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    What Are You Reading

    I'm currently listening to The River of Doubt on Audible. I just finished The British in India. I've been on a big exploration kick of late.