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Double 0 Soul

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  1. Oh.. and a friend of mine had her art book published I've finally been recognised for my contribution to the arts
  2. Yesterday i made a little insect house out of a spare bit of waney-edge oak.. it's like social housing for all the l'ill insects, they'll move in on a first come first served basis.. it'll elevate the neighbourhood with a more upwardly mobile class of owner occupier insect.. eventually they'll sell it on at a vastly inflated profit to a multi-occupancy household.. then due to apathy i'll fail to make anymore and the whole system will collapse, but hey, that's insecto-capitalism for ya! It had to be these sizes because 1) this was the only waney-oak i have left and 2) i'm trying to cover up a horrible bit of the neighbours wall Coated a piece of ply with mould release solution Cut some bamboo into 4" lengths .. mixed some resin ..poured it into the bottom of the insect house, using the ply to stop it running out ..dropped all the bits of bamboo into the resin and waited for it to cure Popped the ply off and they're set in resin, i didn't want to cover the bottom.. for 1) i didn't have anymore green oak and 2) the rain should run straight through.. ..ordered some long vine eyes to wire it to the wall along the same plane as my outside lights.. (which are also there to cover up the horrible bit of wall) but they were fkin garbage, they wouldn't hold an insect, ne'er mind an insect des-res so i made some out of marine grade landscaping screws, i'm holding it by hand like a proper foolhardy professional ..there we go, i'll screw them in with a hex driver and thread a keyring loop Ta-Daa! ..then today, i rode up to Stanage Edge ..up to the ridge ..had to do some rock hopping with bike on shoulder before i got back on track ..up to Stanage Pole ..down to the reservoirs at Redmires ..overflow ..to ride the loop home from here would hab]ve meant lots of boring road miles.. so i rode back up to Stanage ..around the ridge ..and stopped for a rest.. well it is Easter Sunday ..then home
  3. So it does have it's benefits? .. well i say "it's" i can't actually think of another one.
  4. Oh, that's cool.. i stopped buying clothes from JP in 2017 so i'm a bit out of touch.. it used to anything over £39 was liable for VAT.. when did that change?
  5. Correct me if i'm wrong @Geeman .. but the last time i dropped by this thread, i'm sure your second image down at the top of the previous page was in landscape, it had been in landscape for months, now it's in portrait? so not only are you having issues posting in the correct orientation, the forum is flipping your old images.
  6. You can in the Eu but not anymore if you're in the UK.. i used FJ a couple of weeks ago, luckily it was only 80 quids worth of bike parts.. i screen grabbed each phase of the checkout process and sent them to @indigoeagle just saying "what the hell's going on here?" i tried checking out through various shipping methods.. Eventually settling on FedEx but there was never an option to adjust value. They shipped at full value and it was clearly printed on the docs but i'm yet to receive an invoice for border charges.. so hopefully, as Wesley Snipes noted in White Man can't Jump.. "the sun shines on a dogs arse somedays" What about SuToCorp?.. i stopped using them a decade ago because their service wasn't brilliant but they would always mark down the value.
  7. A 40° wash will be fine, you can add a small cup of spirit vinegar if you like but i don't think it's necessary.. only use bleach if the mould is growing on your walls, i used to use a 1/10 bleach/water solution to wipe the mould off the walls in places where air couldn't circulate, behind the headboard, behind the wardrobe and such, it works like an anti-fungicide and stops it growing back for 6 months or so but don't use it on your clothing. Make sure everything is bone dry before putting it in the wardrobe..
  8. It's caused by moisture, more often than not indoor drying, showers, cooking ect.. moisture can't escape through double glazing and sits in the fabric of the building.. try and keep your clothing from touching external walls which can condense, open your windows, keep jeans which you hardly wear in airtight Zip-Loc bags ..open your wardrobe doors frequently to allow airflow, have spaces between your garments, dry it out with a dehumidifier every week or two through the colder months (you'll be surprised mow much water you extract) or use bowls of salt to draw the moisture. I lived in a 16th century house with no dampcourse for 20yrs so mould was an ongoing battle.. the only way of effectively removing it from your jeans is washing them then if you're not going to wear them.. try not to handle them too much before you put them in the wardrobe, the bacteria transfer from your hands acts like a petri dish for growth.
  9. @pomata is probably your best person to ask here.. if you want to make the leap, Sardinia is one of my favourite places.. I’ve got a book at home full of hidden gems. My one key bit of advice is avoid the tourists, especially the British.. they’re awful people!
  10. I asked the same question in the Evisu thread years ago and nvr got a response.. Ee-vee-sue .. Ee-vee-shu .. Tom-aii-toes .. Tom-arr-toes
  11. It just doesn't make any sense.. i understand the concept of paying more money for better quality goods, we all like nice things.. but the investment usually rewards you with more comfort, better flavour, a clear conscience.. ect but the number plate doesn't reward you in any way for the money it costs... if anything, it just makes you look like a prick! .. maybe that's what the golfers aspire to? edit- i've heard folks say that it disguises the age of the car.. but even this doesn't make any sense.. you know how old your car is, and to assume other folks give a flying fk how old your car is.. is assuming they're just as shallow as you are
  12. There is a lot of things i don't understand about cars and this^ is def one of them.. The others are 0-60 times, you're on a 30mph public road you fucking cretin! often in traffic.. Even if you're on the motorway.. just allow an extra 2 seconds for your journey time and chill the fk out.. your car isn't inherently better becasue it does 0-60 in 3.4 seconds instead of 3.6 Private registration plates? the car comes with a free bit of perspex with a random series of numbers stuck to it.. why would you pay 1000s of pounds to replace it with a different series of letters/numbers which only you understand?.. I see an Audi A3 nr my work and the reg says M1LF.. you just can't buy class. DVD players in headrests.. ffs! c'mon, car journeys are meant to be quality time with the family, stick some tunes on, gaze out the window, have a chat, play eye-spy.. you don't need to stare into a screen all the fking time! ..and relax
  13. The Subaru Impreza crew seem like an odd bunch.. i remember a couple of years ago, the boy and i was trying to take a shortcut through the Peaks from Edale to Brassington.. as/per.. i had no fkin clue where i was going.. i came to a T junction of this long winding road and a Subaru Impreza WRX flew by.. brum brum!.. then another.. then another and so on.. The car at the front looked dope (he was obviously the leader) then they got progressively worse.. without exception, every single driver was male and in his late 40s.. every single passenger was female and in their early 20s.. non of these men looked like a particularly good catch.. i'd like to think it was the annual Impreza Club 'Take your daughter to the Peak District day' .. but in reality, i think what was happening here was these men were spending their evenings revving the bollocks off their cars in the McDonalds drive through or out of town shopping center carparks.. places where one wouldn't ordinarily meet 40yr old women.. and if you did, i'm sure as hell this isn't how they would want to spend their date night
  14. I don't know about that but you do get automatic inclusion into the universally recognised '00s Car Wanker-0-Meter' I'm hoping my research will become a key feature in the driving test where you're given a series of car pictures and you have to correctly identify the wankerness of the driver Porsche driver = king of the wankers Range Rover driver = wanker, room for improvement Tesla driver = sanctimonoius wanker Congratulations sir.. you have passed your driving test
  15. ^ That's a really nice shot
  16. Years ago.. i had a SC Garrison belt in eu natural.. it was cream in colour, after nearly 6 months of wear in the UK, the colour was bordering on very pale beige.. i went to Sardinia, laid it out in the sun on the doorstep of the house where we were staying, came back from the beach and it was tanned to absolute perfection!
  17. Oh god!.. I'm home alone and i've just opened a second bottle of wine.. this could get messy!
  18. Both pairs have an incredible amount of fading, they look great! what % would you say is down to wear/wash and what % the sun?
  19. They look like a good length.. and the hem certainly looks smaller than the thigh
  20. It's grim January weather outside.. what better time for a shorts thread? I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with shorts over the years.. back in my salad days, when i was skating and riding a lot i was never out of cargo/combat shorts, my shins were battered from pedal damage but at that age, i didn't really mind, i looked at them as battle scars.. come my 30s my shins were bumpy and the 'battle scars' had turned into broken veins, i became a bit self conscious of how battered my legs looked and kept them covered up, the only time i wore shorts was to do the decorating or the beach/swimming .. this made shit worse because my legs were always super-white.. then came a good 18yrs of total denim obsession where i would only ever wear jeans no matter what.. if it was 30° i'd be wearing jeans.. if it was -10 i'd be wearing jeans.. i'm over that now and rather than being perma-denimclad.. i just wears whatevers appropriate to my environment/activity.. if it's cold i'm wearing down and if it's hot.. i'm wearing shorts and my legs.. albeit a little scared look a lot less battered nowadays.. I digress.. 'Shorts' Back in the 90s i had quite a few pairs..a pair of Stussy shorts from their 'Superfly Gear' season in a washed out camo were my favourite.. they lasted me for years, i was never out of them, eventually they fell to pieces.. i was that attached to them i saved the top button .. i'll try and dig it out.. when we went to South America, i just bought a few pairs of ex-army cargo pants from JayJays the army surplus joint and got them hemmed into shorts at Terrace Tailors .. I don't know about you guys but i don't think repro cuts work for shorts.. perfect as jeans because the loose thigh comes in at the knee but cut them down at or above the knee and they're too wide and drape like a skirt.. when my kid was a toddler and i had dad knees i cut some SC-47s down and they just looked comical, i gave them a cuff.. that didn't work either so rather than pay for a hem.. i just binned them.. it's the same with OG spec chinos, the top block is too deep and if you balance it by going past the knee as Cabourn does they look even worse.. whispering grass-esque.. it throws out all your proportions and makes you look shorter than you actually are... Ugh! I like the Supreme Work shorts, they've been a staple summer release for decades, they just look like simple chino shorts but the boxy cut and midweight material is an absolute winner .. i don't think they've changed at all since the late 90s.. this was their 2015 line up I've got a few pairs or their more conservative colours (khaki, navy and grey) which i've bought vintage and cheaply. The only giveaway to the brand is the small box logo on the back pocket.. anyway, don't take my warped perspective as gospel.. what do you guys think/wear when the weather is too hot for jeans? I can probably dig some more vintage shorts out the wardrobe.. let's see how the thread goes.
  21. There’s a fkin Ferrari parked at the end of our street.. it’s obscuring out view of the wheelie bins! Notice how it’s parked on double yellows lines? .. there’s a perfectly legit parking space in front of it
  22. They stamped it in the 506XX repro too for good measure The original version had unusual button backs, they did their best to repro these too Test sample from Junky
  23. Right i'm back.. Yes.. the pair of 46s supplied by Ryoichi Kobayashi did indeed have the S prefix
  24. You need to tie it down with some genuiiine MiJ, Native American® wallet jewelry! Failing that.. if you can train your arse cheeks to shuffle a deck of cards, you'll be straight through to boot camp on the next series of America's Got Tallent..
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