Appreciation post nr. ???

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by mendelboaz, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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    Didn't exactly know where to post this, but since is the subsection I check out the most I feel like this is where I reach the most amount of people I relate to.

    Just wanted to say this community is absolutely awesome. I've been a member for about 8 years now, I was a teenager at that time, and I still see familiar faces nowadays.

    I find it very precious that we are this gang of renegades with a hobby and passion that may seem odd to the outside world, yet we all manage to find kinship among one another while we're on opposite sides of the world.

    Each and everyone one of the members on this forum treats one another with a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation, and (I hope I'm not speaking for myself here) is able to find a degree of recognition and constance in our ever changing world that I have yet to see anywhere else.

    Long story short, you all rock. Keep on keeping on, and thank you.
     
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  2. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    And thank you for the kind words. I have been here 17 years, and I agree with you.
     
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  3. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    I have way too many hats and jackets. But I’m still having fun.
     
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  4. Hh121

    Hh121 Call Me a Cab

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    I was expecting Aero post something like this
     
  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks Mendel, it's true this is a great community and such a relief from most of the rest of "cyber-world."

    I didn't have any such support as a teen/college student/young adult with regard to hats, jackets, boots, etc. Most people in my small rural community of origin thought anything like this was not approprate and they could not understand. It goes, for a good percentage of us at least, toward something deeper - actual friendships that have developed over time. It is why this hobby involves a lot more for me than just "black and white" - objective ideas. There is always more to life than that! :)
     
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  6. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    in the era of social media and discord or any other fast sharing today gone tomorrow, it is amazing an archaic form of internet public space like a forum could exist today with daily traffic and enthusiasm, I m also a member of a gaming forum that is now a graveyard since most of the members have since moved to Discord platform, same with local raw denim forum that moved to Discord , I never feel at home on Discord it feel as strange as Reddit or even worse, so I hope this forum would stay in this format for years to come.
     
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  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  8. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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    Wow, a real Fedora Lounge veteran! Anyone else here who has been around for that long?

    One of the downsides (and obviously upsides) this forum bears with it.
     
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  9. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks to this Forum, I have made some friends when we organised a meet-up in London. A lot of kindred spirits here :)
     
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  10. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Either that or Uncle Jack.
     
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  11. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    Even though I have communicated globally for business via email and text for many years, there is something mindblowing to me about communicating with people from another country on a forum like this. When I was a child, I craved to learn about the world and talk to others, but there was no chance of that. International, lost distance calls cost a fortune.

    It is amazing to me that something as simple as a leather jacket can bring people together. In a way, we are cheering each other on in our quests, which is something magical in a world where so many seek to bring others down. Thank you to everyone on here for making this such a wonderful place.
     
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  12. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    I remember the meet up in Monteagle, TN. I am not sure what year, I think about 12 years ago.

    These photos were taken with a large format camera from the early 1900's by one of the guys in the group. I didn't bother taking them off the yellow wall hence the tint.

    I would add Mendel Boaz posted a fantastic two tone J106 that I believe spurred Ken to make more two toned versions.

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  13. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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    Cool location for a meet up! I can totally sense the vibe there, great picture as well.

    I'd feel honored if my kickass J106 got more people inspired to get a two-tone of their own.
     
  14. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Yes, a nice and friendly place here. Especially because all other topics away from the hobby are left out. No politics, religion or other social topics. This, in connection with the appreciative contact of the members results in a place that is very rare to find on the Internet.
     
  15. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Cheers to TFL meet ups

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  16. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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  17. Will Zach

    Will Zach Call Me a Cab

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    Pffft, we need the iconic elevator pic or it did not happen...;). But yeah, meetups are a great idea. In the throes of the winter I am thinking we can crash jonesy's place or navetsea's...;).
     
  18. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    Imagine 20 guys frolicking in the surf in Hawaii in their leather. We could tell people it was a Navy Seal exercise.
     
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  19. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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    An idea of most exquisite proportions! I bet we'd make the local newspaper.
     
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  20. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    ...times 20. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational would have nothing on us.
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