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  • PM4HIRE
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    Many of my high school friends were friends with the Beach boys since they attended a competing high school in the South Bay area in southern California where I grew up.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
    I remember when the Beach Boys were a garage band pendleton shirts were their signature look. At my high school, only the wealthy kids could afford these pendleton shirts in the 1960s. I wasn’t one of them.
    Interesting history on the Pendleton web site mentions that.

    Originally posted by MagicTiki
    Lodge cast iron cookware.
    I love Lodge. Their cast iron wok is great.

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  • MagicTiki
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    Lodge cast iron cookware.

    I swear that I can cook anything in my 12" cast iron skillet. It will outlast everything else in my kitchen, and probably end up as a heirloom for my kids. Plus, when seasoned properly, it does a far better job as a nonstick surface than any teflon coated pan (not to mention the health issues).

    It cost me less than $20 and is still made in the US.

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  • PM4HIRE
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    I remember when the Beach Boys were a garage band pendleton shirts were their signature look. At my high school, only the wealthy kids could afford these pendleton shirts in the 1960s. I wasn’t one of them.
    Last edited by PM4HIRE; 01-29-2009, 09:19 AM.

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  • Darcy
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    I think Pendleton blankets are beautiful, and I was pleased to see that some of their women's skirts (wool plaid skirts) are Made in USA.

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  • keb
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    PowerMonkey-- rechargeable by either main or solar, interchangeble tips, charges my kids' ipods and gameboys and my blackberry and my daughters' phones, small and light and two currently reside in my snake charmer.

    I like Oakley for prescription sunglasses. Flak Jacket XLJ w Polarized Black Iridium lenses have changed my life from golf to beach to skiing to driving. No distortion at all. Only drawback are slightly goofy nosepads.

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  • puddin
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    my bag collection has 4 brands i believe in.

    the newest is Tom Bihn - the Super Ego is clearly a top notch quality product.

    Maxpedition - the Jumbo Versipack is an ideal man-purse
    Eagle Creek - can't beat their carry-on wheelies.
    Lowepro - solid camera bags. i have 2 of theirs.

    for flashlights - Surefire. I only have one but i believe it will turn on everytime i need it to. the surefire e2L cree is what i have.

    for tequila - patron

    for footwear - Merrill. their boots have lasted me for years and years. also Gola - for comfortable and stylish sneaks.

    for a multi-tool - Leatherman. good stuff.

    for shades - Ray-Ban and Serengeti. Good quality optics and superior tints.
    Last edited by puddin; 01-25-2009, 11:53 AM.

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  • Sco1t
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    Caterpillar Boots

    The build quality of the original "Colorado" Caterpillar boot is unsurpassed in my opinion. They are the only boots which have ever stood up to the abuse I heap on them, well worth the money.

    Regards,
    Scott

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  • timothy
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    I don't think anyone's yet mentioned Dr. Bronner's soaps. Nutty labels: I first became aware of the brand 20 or so years ago because of a book -- I think it was either "Big Secrets" or "Bigger Secrets," somewhat in the style of The Straight Dope newspaper column / website -- which went into some depth on the content and significance of the label. (About which, see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Bronner)

    The label is a neat hook, but people swear by it for all sorts of uses, to a few of which I can personally attest (hand / body soap, and washing random objects that can fit in the sink); I have yet to shave with it, or use it as shampoo, or wash clothes, or spray plants in the garden ...

    It's neat stuff: highly concentrated ("Dilute! Dilute! OK!"), and available in sizes from just a few ounces to gallon size; a tiny dab gets my hands feeling cleaner than a big squirt of conventional sinkside hand-pump soap. My favorite variety is (I think) the original, peppermint, but there are many others available.

    I'll be taking some with me on my upcoming travels, decanted into a small TSA-friendly container, and may even get brave enough to brush my teeth with it; I'll also try laundering with it first. Would be good to shave off a few ounces of travel weight by dropping at least one of those little bottles from the toilet kit.

    timothy

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    I also use the Recycline products, the toothbrush are especially easy to find.
    They are at all Trader Joes and at Kroger but I cannot find razors!
    Anyone knows of a retailer which carry the razors?
    I've seen them at Whole Foods and Recycline now has an online store! Woohoo! http://www.recycline.com/catalog/pro...products_id=35

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    It's difficult to find women's blazers/jackets made in USA.

    New recommendation: Guittard Chocolate. Their chocolate is still made in San Francisco. It's the best baking chocolate (cocoa powder, chocolate disks, chips) that I've used.
    I second the difficulty of finding stylish women jackets made in the U.S.A, especially in plus size.


    I also use the Recycline products, the toothbrush are especially easy to find.
    They are at all Trader Joes and at Kroger but I cannot find razors!
    Anyone knows of a retailer which carry the razors?


    I have not mentioned the chocolate because I probably had some, I used to live in the Bay Area.
    If I get a Proust moment, my next grocery shopping trip is going to include lots of chocolate items, plentiful at this time of the year and better left out on the shelf than in my stomach and then as an extra topping on me.

    soooo tempting
    Last edited by backpack; 12-18-2008, 04:21 PM.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by S Anderson View Post
    Hey Darcy, Scott Anderson here, President of Anderson-Little.

    Thanks for the plug for my company! I really appreciate it.

    If anyone has any questions for me, feel free to ask. I love my product and am always up for getting to know Anderson-Little fans.
    Welcome, Scott! Do you have any plans to make a women's blazer?

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  • S Anderson
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    Anderson-Little

    Hey Darcy, Scott Anderson here, President of Anderson-Little.

    Thanks for the plug for my company! I really appreciate it.

    If anyone has any questions for me, feel free to ask. I love my product and am always up for getting to know Anderson-Little fans.

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  • Darcy
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    Recycline products are brightly colored, very cool, and Made in USA. Their products include colanders, toothbrushes, plastic tupperware, razors, cutting boards, etc.

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  • Akilae
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    Originally posted by jay_imok View Post
    i am absolutely speechless.............




    well, i guess not entirely. please excuse me now, i have to drive off the edge of the world...
    lol. I wrote that after coming from a thread where people in their teens were asking about shelling out $500 for tasselled mocs, and everybody was trying to convince them they were much, much too young to be spending that kind of money on shoes that most likely didn't go well with their lifestyle.

    yeah... my apologies...

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