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  • Throwback to yesterday’s steezy nap at lunch. Cc: @eidosnapoli & @mqclemm new Eidos ad campaign!?!?! 😜#lunchbreak #work #steez #ootd #eidos #boggi #brooksbrothers #jcrew #menswear #romeingshutter #blogger

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  • peashooter85:

    The Brown Bess Cavalry Carbine,

    Issued to British cavalry units during the Napoleonic Wars up to 1838, the Brown Bess Cavalry Carbine was the shortest, smallest, and lightest musket of the Brown Bess series.  In fact, it would probably fall into the category of “musketoon”.  Overall length was 42.5 inches, while weight was around 7.4 lbs.  By comparison its infantry counterpart, the “India Pattern” Brown Bess was a foot longer and over two pounds heavier.

    Because of its compact size and light weight, the Brown Bess Cavalry Carbine was ideal for cavalry units.  They were especially popular among dragoons, a type of unit consisting of mounted infantry who rode to battle on horseback, but dismounted and fought as infantry once in combat.  

    By the late 1830’s the flintlock igniting mechanism gave to way to the percussion system.  Many Brown Bess Cavalry carbines were converted into percussion locks.  Production ended in 1838, and was replaced with the more advanced M1842 pattern percussion musket.

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  • peashooter85:

    Fun History Fact,

    Although the Western Roman Empire fell in 476 AD, the Roman Senate continued to operate until it was disestablished around 630 AD.  The Senate was revived 1144, but was disbanded by the Pope in 1193.

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  • dieworkwear:

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    Luciano Barbera on style:

    It’s not enough to have beautiful clothes. Lots of people have beautiful clothes. In fact, some people have too many. What is important is what you do with them. On the following pages I share some comments on how I dress and what I have taught my sons. Of course,…

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  • Selfie Score: +10 Bonus Points. 💪 #latergram #florence #2013 #nikon #selfie #ootd #menswear #lifestyle #theromeingshutter

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  • Pondering existential dilemmas on a Sunday evening: Is it a faux-pas to reblog oneself?

     romeingshutter:

    Ethics, Tradition and Sartoria: A Conversation with Antonio Liverano

    It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since I had the pleasure of visiting Antonio Liverano’s sartoria in Florence with Fabio Attanasio of thebespokedudes

    Florence was in the midst of the post-Pitti lull in June 2013 when Fabio and I paid a visit to Mr. Liverano and Taka to talk about the Liveano & Liverano Tailoring Philosophy.  

    It was an incredibly inspiring and enlightening experience that reminded me why I feel so passionately about the importance of safeguarding the artisanal arts in the modern world. 

    More than skilled laborers, artisans are craftsmen, and more still, they are artists.  The objects they produce synthesize centuries-old tradition, esthetic, skill and philosophy, thereby gifting the consumer with much more than money can ever buy. 

    More about our visit to Liverano here: http://www.thebespokedudes.com/2013/07/a-conversation-with-antonio-liverano.html

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  • suitandtiefixation:

    Sport coat, and trousers by Ralph Lauren

    Cue fall inspiration. 

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  • francescopupposketch:

    firenze 2

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  • champagne:

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    Sorrento, Italy

    Not sorrento looks like positano

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  • welcometoitalia:

    18th century coat of arms of the Sardinia Kingdom under the Savoy dynasty

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  • iseedemise-archive:

    georges barbier

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