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    Look a LOT better in your pic Juan. Thanks. I'm with Jordan. I'll be watching, and I'm glad for full wool.

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      Got a pair of white canvas sneakers from Sperry Top-Sider at my good ol' local Sears Canada for a big $20. They look a lot like Vans Authentics. Not usually my kind of sneakers, but I needed a pair. Now I just have to buy laces.


      Like these, but without the plaid thing-y.

      http://www.endless.com/Sperry-Top-Sider-Striper-Laceless-Sneaker/dp/B002O3XZ1C


      Also wasted my 50% at Moores on small accessories. Got a pair of shoe trees for $10 and a horsehair brush for $4. I'll be buying my shoe trees there from now.


      Planning on buying a cheap military-inspired/field watch, like this one (I would probably buy an olive green NATO strap to go with it). Any thoughts?

      http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk/Timex-O...ch-T2N330.html

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        @Jessy: I'm not a watch person myself, but this Seiko 5 variant has been recommended about a million times for it's quality to price ratio:


        http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK809-Automatic-Black-Canvas/dp/B002SSUQFG


        You can also find an olive strap for it at a place like this:

        http://countycomm.com/mil-series.html ( needs the 16mm I believe ).


        Actually, after a little digging, it looks like Seiko makes some variations with black and olive faces:


        http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805K2-Automatic-Green-Fabric/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=sr_1_1?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1342839265&sr=1-1&keywords=snk805k2


        http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Green-Canvas/dp/B006CHMRAG/ref=sr_1_2?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1342839265&sr=1-2&keywords=snk805k2


        It's more than the watch you posted, but $60-$70 for a watch is still obviously pretty cheap.

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          @zerostyle Thanks ! I already have another variation of the Seiko 5, a great watch. While they look great, I would prefer a black bezel. I'll think about it, another automatic would be nice to have.

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            Hmm.. maybe look through those orient watches that Joe always hocks. I'm pretty sure I saw a million variations of chrono/diver/military style watches.

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              Slide Belts $30 each, I actually like these and the whole no hole concept, and the fact you can switch the buckles among belts etc.



              By shad0w4life at 2012-07-21

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                @Tucker940 and @Pratyk, I second Zerostyle's recommendation. CountyComm has Maratac NATO and Zulu straps here: http://countycomm.com/nylonbands.html. They also have springbars, watches, and non-watch items like milspec flashlights and Every Day Carry (EDC) items. I purchased my straps from here and found them to be very durable and robust.

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                  Just as I was recently knocking eBay for finding shoes my size, I just won a pair of shell cordovan longwings for $49. Pretty damn stoked at that price.

                  "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                    I need to find a way to get on your will. Actually, I'm likely going to the Twin Cities for an interview late this summer and would definitely try to steal some of your shoes.

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                      Wait, wasn't I just posting about how that only happens with athletic shoes? ;-)


                      Sweet find. Props to you. I looked today and only saw a black pair. I need to do a better job of searching out miscategorized shoes.

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                        Finaly bought the Timex I linked. Paid $35 for it, I'm going to use it as a beater watch, the kind I would wear to go camping. Now I just need a NATO strap. Does that look like a 18mm or 20mm strap ?


                        http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._AA1500_.jpg

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                          @NC, the twin cities are a wonderful place. Though it has been blazingly hot this summer so far.

                          "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                            nice jessy

                            - check out crown and buckle for nato straps that is where I picked mine up and the quality is great


                            http://www.crownandbuckle.com/straps...to-straps.html

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                              @itsm3json I bought one from Gnomon Watches for my Orient Mako and was satisfied. I'm looking for a strap with black hardware to match the bezel, like this one.


                              I asked The Watch Hut (where I got the watch) about the dimensions of the band, they said they didn't know and that I would have to measure once I receive the watch. Not very helpful. I looked a bit on a few websites, some say 18mm, some 20mm.

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                                I just ordered the Nordstrom Calibrate gingham shirt http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/calibrat...YvvGHMGXGutsTQ


                                its backordered until August 4th though :/

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