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Not Another Diamond In The Rough

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The Diamond Centre 
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In its rough state a diamond is fairly unremarkable.  The act of polishing a diamond and creating flat facets in symmetrical arrangement brings out the diamond's hidden beauty in a dramatic fashion.  The Diamond Centre has taken a vintage cut (think Mazzy Star and The Raincoats) and recut it into a modern shape, accentuating the fire and brilliance while preserving most of the original crystal.

Trend Spotting - The Tuxedo Jacket

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by bijouliving featuring Dior Homme jeans
A 123 year old symbol of sophistication, your tuxedo jacket aka dinner jacket, shouldn't be hanging in the back of your closet till the next 007 theme party or your burial. Pull it out and put it on with your favourite t-shirt and jeans and watch what happens.

How to wear your tuxedo jacket?

Wear your tux jacket casually with jeans. For some great casual tuxedo jacket looks try William Rast, Costume National, Iceberg, Neil Barrett, Alessandro Dell'Aqua, Miharayasuhiro Wear it with any of these shirts.
vintage loose fitting military tank

vintage Dutch military undershirt dyed black
Japanese military officer's wool undershirt
Buddhist Punk

Russian naval shirt
vintage Metallica t-shirt

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Things to do in Portland

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Inspired by some fabulous online Portlanders I decided to take a trip to the city with the grandiose motto; 'In livable cities is preservation of the wild'. Having just less than 24 hours during a very cold January I plopped myself down in the Pearl District and let my five senses lead the way. SIGHT

Stacy Reynaud
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside bring your laptop, have a coffee and be visually soothed by the thousands of titles
vintage Apple Macintosh computer at Powell's Technical Stacy Reynaud

Powell's Technical Books sits just outside the North Park Blocks at 33 NW Park Avenue. A feast for techies that holds the most obscure Dover collection I've seen. Don't miss the vintage Apple computers (circa 1984) and the IMSAI 8080 (circa 1975).


the common area at The Ace Hotel Portland Stacy Reynaud

Not only is the Ace Hotel, 1022 SW Stark Street, a great place for people watching, it's a great place to stay. Sandwiched between two of their sister compa…

How To Wear A Vest

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A vest must cover the waistband. No belt buckle should show. This adds girth (the appearance of weight) and directs the eye straight to the waist.The bottom button is meant to be left undone.If there's an X across the middle when buttoned, the vest is too tight.Yes, you can wear a vest with t-shirt. Leave it unbuttoned and wear it a size or two larger.Add some flair to the plain short sleeve button up with a vest and skinny tie.Avoid the white and black combo.
What is wrong with this vest?
Vest is too small. His waist band and belt buckle are showing. Notice how it adds bulk to his waist.Too tight. Note the X across the middle.Bottom button done up.Pants are too tight. Note the pulling across the crotch.The shirt is too big. Note the puffy sleeves near the shoulders. Either short or long sleeve please.He looks like a waiter.

How To Make An Industrial Chic Table

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old garage door converted into coffee table stacy reynaud
You won't hesitate showing your guests to the door when it's your table. An old solid door, whether industrial or rustic, can be converted into a table quite simply.
Materials: old door - demolition sales are a great place for inexpensive odditiesscrewdriverdrillsaweight double wide corner braces four wooden cable spools for legs - pick these up from the phone or hydro companyfour rubber 'feet' for each spoolpaint for the cable spool optionalsheet of polished glass for top optional old garage door table with iron brackets for legs stacy reynaud Instructions: Remove any hinges or hardware from door if desiredPlan and measure desired height of legsPlace tabletop section face down and mark the placement of the legsIf using a large door like the one above, use a cable spool in each corner. You'll need to saw the spool down to the desired height.Paint spool if desiredGlue rubber 'feet' to bottom of each spool …

7 Hairstyle Trends for Men

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With men's hair trends for Spring Summer 2009 leaning toward the long side you'll finally be able to save a buck or two. Burberry Prorsum, Dries Van Noten, Rag & Bone and Hermès showed low side parts, layered crowns and long bangs. Change is good. You may have a few months to reevaluate your present situation - and there couldn't be a better time to grow out your hair - even if you've been buzzing it. Long men's hair styles were shown at Paul Smith, John Paul Gaultier, Hermès and Anne Demeulemeester.


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